India may have already surpassed China as the world’s most-populous nation in a milestone that adds urgency for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create more jobs and sustain the pace of economic expansion. India, where half the population is under the age of 30, is set to be the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the coming years.Bloomberg Balance of power, January 18, 2023
Behind the return of the princesses is a broader effort to revive the design mojo at the company best known for making Barbie and Hot Wheels. Designers are launching new toy lines, working with fine-art creators, remaking classic characters and broadening where its toy brands appear, including the creation of big-budget films and live events, all geared toward clawing back market share and widening the long-term appeal of its toy catalog.Disney Princesses Return to Mattel as Barbie Maker’s Turnaround Ambitions Grow, Robbie Whelan, Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2023
“We’ve [Mattel] shifted from being a toy company that is manufacturing items to an intellectual- property company that is managing franchises,” Mr. Kreiz says.Disney Princesses Return to Mattel as Barbie Maker’s Turnaround Ambitions Grow, Robbie Whelan, Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2023
Second-half comeback | Container shipping spot rates could finally bottom out in the first half of the year, followed by a modest rebound of up to 5% potentially following in the latter half of 2023, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.Bloomberg supply lines.