(CNN) Dozens of international flights loaded with baby formula have already come into the United States, but formula stock rates are not improving. Experts say it will take at least another couple months for this to change, as both supply levels and consumers' perspectives level out. Through Operation Fly Formula, the White House has committed to import enough formula to make the equivalent of about 40 million 8-ounce bottles. More than a quarter of that supply -- enough to make 13 million bottles -- has already been delivered as of June 19, according to a statement from the US Department of Human Services. Still, stock rates for formula continue to hit new lows, according to data shared with CNN by market research firm Information Resources Incorporated, or IRI. Inside the White House's Spring scramble to contain the baby formula crisis More than 21% of formula products -- powder, ready-to-drink and liquid -- were out of … [Read more...] about Why aren’t baby formula stock rates getting better?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Cryptocurrencies are famous for their wild price swings, and in their short history, they’ve gone through multiple cycles of scorching-hot summers followed by frigid, long winters. The last downturn began in early 2018 and lasted about two and a half years. Over the past three months, with inflation spiking and recession concerns spreading, bitcoin has dropped from a high of $48,000 to roughly $21,000 . Today, some top investors think we’re in for another painful, extended period of low prices. “The next two years are going to be really rough,” says Avichal Garg, a managing partner at Electrical Capital, a crypto investment fund with more than $1 billion in assets. His fundamental views on the industry’s promise haven’t changed. “New software developers are coming in , and we're seeing more and more high-quality founders. We see Web2 executives from Facebook and Google coming in at a faster clip,” he says. But one … [Read more...] about The Crypto Bear Market Could Last Two Years, Top Investors Say
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here . You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. London (CNN Business) This week, Russia defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik revolution after it failed to pay interest on two bonds during a 30-day grace period that expired Sunday. But to put the event in context, we don't need to go as far back as 1918. Instead, we can look to 1998 . That's the year Russia defaulted on ruble-denominated bonds, triggering a "Moscow meltdown" that infected markets around the globe. Quick rewind: In August 1998 , following years of upheaval after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian government defaulted on its local debt and devalued the ruble. The move sparked chaos in Russia, driving up inflation, causing an economic contraction and triggering bank … [Read more...] about Russia’s last default sparked a crisis. This time is different
Fred Hu, chairman of Primavera Capital Group, poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept 16, 2019. (Bloomberg filepix) - A + A (June 28): The founder of one of China’s biggest private equity investors said the nation’s tech firms are turning a corner after a recent rout wiped out nearly US$2 trillion in market value at its peak. Fred Hu, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc rainmaker who started the US$17 billion Chinese private equity firm Primavera Capital, said reassuring messages concerning regulation, resilient earnings and beaten-down valuations now make the sector interesting for investors. “This could be the beginning of a new era for China tech,” Hu, the firm’s chairman, said in a recent interview. “There’s a lot of value to be discovered,” he said, adding that investors still need to be selective given the high risk profile of such companies. The private equity mogul’s views are one of the … [Read more...] about One of China’s top tech investors sees crackdown turning point