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Bloomberg BusinessWeek, July 15, 2019

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发表于 7-16-2019 16:48:40 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
(1) Michael P Regan, Lehman. Trump Casino. There's a Market for That.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a ... -stock-certificates

Note:
(a) summary underneath the title in print: Collectors shell out hundreds of dollars for stock and bond certificates of famous failures
(b) Just view photos and that is enough. There is no need to read text, whose online and print versions are identical.

(2) Christopher Anstey with Russell Ward and Taiga Uranaka, Readying for Yield in the Land of 0%.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a ... bal-bond-powerhouse
("Strictly speaking, we’re talking about Japan Post Bank Co [株式会社ゆうちょ銀行 (a subsidiary, thus not listed in a stock exchange), where ゆうちょ (pronounced yūcho) is 郵貯 (short from 郵便貯金)], the banking unit of Japan Post Holdings Co[, Ltd 日本郵政株式会社 (listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange)], a publicly traded company majority-owned by the government. The postal bank held $577 billion worth of bonds outside its home market in March")

Note:
(a)
(i) summary underneath the title in print: The savings bank owned by Japan’s postal service has become an unlikely global powerhouse in bonds. It had little choice
(ii) Online version are identical to that of print.
(b) The first 2 ½ paragraphs says that by (Japanese) law, Post office bank can not do loans, so it can only buy bonds (the article does not explain why the bank can not buy stocks, but recall George W Bush wanted to invest Social Securities on Americna stocks but Republican-controlled Congress would not allow it, deemin g the move would be too risky). Domestic bonds (inside Japan) pay zeso, so the bank has been forced to buy foreign bonds, and becoming a whale (of foreign bonds).

(3) William Horobin, Can France Make Factories Cool?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a ... o-the-factory-floor

Note:
(a) summary underneath the title in print: Macron's government is hoping to encourage young French people onto the fatory floor
(b) Online version are identical to that of print. However, there is no need to read it
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(4) David Wethe, Hong Kong Protesters' Biggest Demand Is Democracy.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a ... ates-real-elections

Note:
(a) summary underneath the title in print: Voting rights are at the heart of tensions with China

(5)
(a) The cover of the issue is 4 WORKs, stacked one atop another.
(b) Vauhini Vara, The New Workers of the World; A yearlong project to capture the voices of workers facing unprecedented global change.
https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-workers-of-the-world/
("Inspired by Studs Terkel, Liao Yiwu, Svetlana Alexievich, and other writers, I recently spent six months traveling across five continents hearing the stories of working-class people from the millennial generation, particularly those in occupations that didn’t exist a generation ago. Some of them I met thanks to old-fashioned providence. One afternoon, wandering through Accra's Agbogbloshie market, I happened upon Desmond Ahenkora, who resells used computers sent from Europe and the U.S. Other subjects came through formal channels. In Suqian, China, I met Shi Jie, a call-center manager at the online retailer JD, through the company’s public-relations department. In many cases, local journalists sought out interviewees in advance and came along to the meetings to translate and provide cultural context and guidance.  I conducted interviews in Ghana, South Africa, and the US in English, and did the rest with the help of interpreters")

Note:
(i) Vauhini Vara
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauhini_Vara

Her ethnicity is Indian (the nation, not Native American). Her photo shows her is middle-aged, but I search the Web for her age or year she was born, in vain.
(ii) Accra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accra
(is the capital and largest city of Ghana; section 1 Etymology)
(iii) Following the above quotation is a table of interviewees (name, age, job description and where the person works (city, country) ).

I read only
(A) "Trinh Thi Viet Ha 28 CAREGIVER in Kyoto, Japan"
("After graduation [from high school] in August 2012. I started training at a hospital. But I heard about Japan's EPA [Economic Partnership Agreement 経済連携協定 with Vietnam (in effect since Oct 1, 2009); Japan has signed EPA with many nations, which is similar to Free Trade Agreement 自由貿易協定 (FTA) and eliminates tariff and no tariff barriers, according to ja.wikipedia.org] program in November from my cousin. It was a national news story. She took a picture of where to apply. I had no desire to work abroad back then. It was scary to leave my hometown [in rural area of Haiphong] in the countryside. My parents made the decision for me. * * * I came to Japan on June 6, 2014, with 137 graduates of the same school. There was no trash or traffic jams. Everyone was very quiet. I worked at a care facility in Kobe. * * * I was the first foreign worker at the day care service. There were people who accepted foreigners and those who didn't. * * * My contract was for 160,000 yen per month. The wages in Japan are usually more than in Vietnam, but of course the cost of living is cheaper in Vietnam. I was sending money home, maybe two-thirds of my paycheck. * * * I followed what my parents said in Vietnam, but I came to Japan and I felt free. I felt I could do whatever I wanted, nobody was watching, and I liked this way better. I love it here.  I got married. He lives in Kyoto. He works for the government at a water treatment facility. We met in January 2017. We didn’t get married right away. We dated for about a year and half and learned about each other. When I told my parents about him, they were surprised. Marrying a Japanese guy meant I would live here forever, I would have to learn Japanese culture as a wife, which would mean I'd have to learn how to cook Japanese food * * * ")

# Ha is the surname. See Ha
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha
(as Vietnamese surname, Ha can be 河, 賀, 胡, 夏)
# Underneath introduction about her (at the beginning of her section) is only "Translated from Japanese by Sachi Jenkins" in the online version (text and (one) photo are same in both versions). However the print says a bit more: "• In 1986, Vietnam began transforming from a command economy to a market-drive one. • In 2008, Japan and Vietnam signed an economic partnership agreement, or EPA, which later allowed Japan to begin admitting small numbers of Vietnamese elder-care workers. • 1 yen = 1¢"
(B) "Shi Jie  32  CALL-CENTER MANAGER in Siqian, China"
# I believe Shi is the surname.
# Underneath introduction about her (at the beginning of her section) is only "Translated from Chinese by Maggie Li" in the online version, but print has more: "• Suqian [宿迁市] and Xuzhou are cities in Jiangsu province, several hours from Shanghai by bus or train.  • 100 yuan = $14.53 "


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