India Enters 5G Era as Debt-Laden Carriers Gird to Spend Billions

To capitalize on 5G, China has been rolling out smartphone apps and industrial projects such as super high-definition live streaming, remote manufacturing, virtual reality and robotic surgery arms. The country’s three state-owned carriers have introduced more than 25,000 such applications, according to a news article posted by the State Council on its website in August. … Read more

Putin Says Four Regions’ Annexation Is ‘Forever’

President Vladimir Putin early Friday signed decrees recognizing the “independence” of occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine as a prelude to absorbing those regions, as well as Donetsk and Luhansk, into Russia — a move that’s expected later today. Putin is also expected to address legislators.

Ten Things Elon Musk’s Texts Reveal About the Twitter Deal

10. In March, Sam Bankman-Fried, the crypto billionaire, tried to get in touch with Musk through an associate to discuss joining in a deal for Twitter. Musk appeared uninterested — and unaware of Bankman-Fried’s wealth, asking, “Does he have huge amounts of money?”

Credit Suisse Rehires Health-Care Investment Banker Nikhil Goel

Goel resigned last year to join Absci Corp. as chief strategy officer after more than five years at Credit Suisse, where he was last a director. His move back to the bank comes amid both an effort by management to replenish senior ranks after a slew of defections and a comprehensive strategic review. Over the … Read more

Credit Suisse Is at ‘Critical Moment’ as Bank Prepares for Latest Overhaul, CEO Says

While conceding that there is a lot of uncertainty and speculation both within and outside the bank, the CEO said he will be sending a regular update to staff until the results of its strategic review on Oct. 27, according to the memo, seen by Bloomberg and confirmed by a Credit Suisse spokesperson.

Fed Rate Increases to Persist Until Inflation Eases, Barkin Says

“Inflation should come down, but I don’t expect its drop to be immediate nor predictable,” said Barkin, who isn’t a voter on the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee this year. “Significant shocks simply take time to evaporate,” he said, referring to the disruptions created by the Covid-19 pandemic, supply-chain snarls, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Meta to Cut Headcount for First Time, Slash Budgets Across Teams

He announced the freeze during a weekly Q&A session with employees, according to a person in attendance. He added that the company would reduce budgets across most teams, even those that are growing, and that individual teams will sort out how to handle headcount changes. That could mean not filling roles that employees leave, shifting … Read more

US Redoubles Efforts to End Dependence on Russian Nuclear Fuel

“We are going to get Congressional support in a bipartisan way for us to make our own fuel cycle supply chain independent, certainly of Russia,” Granholm, 63, said in an interview at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. “We’ve got to make this happen for our own independence and national security.”