Our chart on the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic and more from this week
Apple, China and the coronavirus • Frankfurt’s feuding central banks • Duterte’s enduring popularity • Trudeau’s gas-pipe problemleader argues that Christine Lagarde’s arrival at the ECB, and her promised review of monetary policy, provides an opportunity for a fresh start. The Bundesbank, after all, represents the zone’s biggest economy and remains a powerful intellectual and institutional force. Helpfully, the Bundesbank’s boss, Jens Weidmann, is already sounding less uncompromising. Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016 promising a war on drug dealers and other miscreants: “If they resist, kill them all.” He has been true to his word. The country’s human-rights commission estimates that 27,000 extra-judicial killings have taken place since he came to office. They have done nothing to dent Mr Duterte’s popularity ; nor, among women, has his sexism; nor, in an overwhelmingly Catholic country, have his blasphemy or insults to the pope. Other aspects of his likely legacy (he is constitutionally bound to step down in 2022) are also troubling. Despite purporting to be an outsider, he has not brought the elite-uprooting change in Philippine politics that he promised. Indeed, his daughter is his successor as mayor of the southern city of Davao and potentially as president . Justin Trudeau was due to visit Barbados this week, to ask Caribbean leaders to support Canada’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council. Instead the Canadian prime minister was in Ottawa, for talks on how to halt protests against a gas pipeline . The pipe, which is under construction, will go through land traditionally belonging to the Wet’suwet’en, a First Nations people. Demonstrators promising to “shut down Canada” have blocked roads and railways, some far from the pipeline itself. Mr Trudeau is in a bind, having promised to promote reconciliation with indigenous people, protect the environment—and promote economic growth. Read more: The Economist
Apple needs a 5G iPhone now more than everWhatever high Apple executives were on in January after the company posted record earnings and strong iPhone sales during the holiday quarter has likely faded. The tech giant is having a rough month. Its china greedy apple is to blame for not putting them on the last release omg my phone isnt uploading websites or documents instantly what will i ever do
Warren Buffett Found His ‘Elephant’ With Giant Stake in AppleApple now accounts for about 14% of Berkshire’s market capitalization, more than any other single stock in its portfolio. Ew Smart man right here! Salute! 💯💯 What is the secret of billionaires? Learn the rules of money now👇💰
Apple Issues Upgrade Warning For Millions Of iPhone UsersApple has warned investors that 'worldwide iPhone supply' has been hit by the coronavirus to the extent that stock shortages will 'affect revenues worldwide' I guess the death of people rom a virus is inconvenient to Apple profit making? At least Apple consistent They should start manufacturing in India
Coronavirus: Apple revenue warning shows uncertainty of COVID-19's impact - Business InsiderApple gave updated revenue guidance but didn't provide a quarterly estimate, signaling how hard it is to predict the ramifications of the coronavirus.
Apple TV’s ‘Shantaram’ Halts Production Pending Writing, Directing AttachmentsProduction of Apple TV Plus’ Charlie Hunnam-starring “Shantaram” has been halted in Australia due to a writing backlog. Only two of 10 episodes shot so far, Variety has confirmed. Though all episod… Shantaram is an Indian word
Mahershala Ali to Star in Original Apple TV+ Film Swan SongNot only does the film star an Oscar-winning actor, but it’s also directed and written by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary ('Stutterer').