- Hong Kong executives are stranded outside the territory due to a flight ban to guard against Omicron.
- China tightens controls in Tianjin, a city of 14m people, as its zero-Covid-19 strategy is tested.
- Virgin Australia will reduce capacity by 25% due to reduced travel and staff isolating.
- London law firms are struggling to fill job vacancies, “there is a huge shortage of talent”.
- UK financial regulators will step up scrutiny of cloud computing providers.
- McDonald’s Holdings Japan will stop selling medium and large fries due to delays in shipments of potatoes.
- The four day week is gaining ground in Japan, Panasonic now embrace the concept.
- Japan’s tallest building will include luxury apartments costing $43,000 a month to rent.
- Philippines’ energy secretary has appealed to Indonesia to lift its coal export ban.
The Week That Will Be
The Fed and Inflation; it’s a political thing: Actual Inflation; China producer prices Wednesday, BUT despite all the central bank hawkishness, inflation is currently not a useful marker: Earnings; they begin Friday.
On this day in 1863 the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s oldest underground railway, opened between Paddington and Farringdon, marking the beginning of the London Underground.