The Biggest Hurdle for Reopening Will Be ‘Getting People to the Office,’ Says Citi CEO Corbat

May.29 — Mike Corbat, Citigroup chief executive officer, discusses the process of returning employees to the office, the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and government policy, and Citi’s commitment to Hong Kong. He spoke exclusively to Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker on “Bloomberg Front Row.”

U.S. Needs ‘Local Approach’ to School Reopenings, Says Johns Hopkins

Jul.08 — Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Lauren Sauer discusses the debate over the airborne spread of Covid-19 and the steps needed to return students to the classroom. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” The Bloomberg School of Public Health is supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent … Read more U.S. Needs ‘Local Approach’ to School Reopenings, Says Johns Hopkins

Christine Lagarde on climate, jobs, women and divergence | FT

The president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, says the Covid-19 pandemic is a ‘brutal” crisis, as she talks to the Financial Times editor, Roula Khalaf, about her steep learning curve since taking the job. Ms Lagarde details the medium and long term risks to the European and global economy as they start to … Read more Christine Lagarde on climate, jobs, women and divergence | FT

Buying more ugly food: an imperfect waste solution? | FT Food Revolution

Every year, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted, enough to end world hunger many times over. One often-mooted solution to the problem is buying more so-called ugly food: perfectly edible produce that doesn’t meet supermarkets’ high aesthetic requirements. But critics say ugly food is seldom actually thrown away, and there are more effective … Read more Buying more ugly food: an imperfect waste solution? | FT Food Revolution

U.S. Ramps Up Covid-19 Testing in Three Hard-Hit States

Jul.08 — The U.S. government is setting up temporary coronavirus testing sites in Louisiana, Texas and Florida as health officials attempt to get a firm grasp on how the pandemic is evolving. Max Nisen, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, has more on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Nisen’s opinions are his own

Standard Life Aberdeen CEO on Sunak’s Plan, U.K. Economy, Asset Management

Jul.08 — Keith Skeoch, chief executive officer at Standard Life Aberdeen, discusses U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s plan, how it’s possible to sustain the recovery in the U.K. and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the asset management industry. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg: Surveillance.”

HSBC Slumps as Trump Advisors Weigh Moves to Punish Hong Kong Banks

Jul.08 — HSBC Holdings Plc, which draws more than two-thirds of its pretax income from Hong Kong, slumped as advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump were said to be discussing a move to punish banks in the city and destabilize the currency peg to the dollar. Annmarie Hordern reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

How Realistic of a Threat is Targeting the Hong Kong Dollar Peg?

Jul.08 — Advisors to the Trump administration are said to be considering proposals to undermine the Hong Kong dollar peg. The move is being seen as a part of Washington’s efforts to punish China for tightening its grip over Hong Kong. Bloomberg’s Mark Cranfield discusses the implications of the move on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.”