The Best Business Photos of the Month

From the gathering of the elites at Davos and the mass migration of Chinese New Year revelers to the unveiling of the future of tech at CES and the confirmation hearing of a business tycoon for U.S. Secretary of State, Bloomberg Visual Media captures the global economy in 31 pictures from January.

A child sleeps on a mattress near kumquat plants for sale at a street market in Hanoi, ahead of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday known as Tet, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Vietnam has been enjoying a foreign investor-led economic boom for years as it transformed from mainly an exporter of agricultural commodities, such as rice and coffee, to a Southeast Asian manufacturing hub.
 Photographer: Maika Elan/Bloomberg


 Attendees take photographs under a tunnel wall of LG OLED 4K TVs during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg


A man stands among buses parked at a depot in Dalian, China, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Contrasting fortunes in Dalian illustrate China's transition toward consumption and services to cut reliance on debt-fueled infrastructure spending and smokestack industries.
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg


Demonstrators gather outside John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) airport in New York to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order blocking visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. 
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg



Then-U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits during the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. 
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg


U.S. Marines march on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House during the 58th presidential inauguration parade in Washington on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. 
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg


Commuters pack platforms while waiting for the Washington metro subway before the Women's March on Washington in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. 
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg


Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, attends a town hall event in Belleville, Ontario, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Trudeau confirmed that his senior advisers had met with then-U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s officials.
Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg


Workers hand-pick tea leaves at the Agricola Himalaya SA Bitaco farm in the department of Valle del Cauca near Cali, Colombia, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. 
Photographer: Juan Cristobal Cobo/Bloomberg



The reflection of marijuana plants seen in a worker's sunglasses at the Smokey Point Productions facility in Arlington, Washington, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzzkill for growers as prices plunge—and an opportunity for companies that can help cut production costs.
Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg


A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Jan. 9, 2017. U.S. stocks declined as investors sold following the prior week's advance to the precipice of 20,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Energy stocks slid with crude oil.
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg


A manager stands next to pallets of aluminum food cans inside the warehouse at the Ball Corp. beverage-can manufacturing facility in Findlay, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg


Shipping containers stand at a rail yard inside the Port of Veracruz in Veracruz, Mexico, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. 
Photographer: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg


Travelers walk through the main hall at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. China, the world's biggest trading nation, cemented its economic stabilization with a 6.7 percent full-year expansion in 2016. 
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg



An inaugural ball attendee walks past police officers after the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg


Mercedes-Benz C-Class automobiles and GLC sports utility vehicles (SUV) are transported in cradles on the assembly line at the luxury auto-maker's factory in Bremen, Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. 
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg


Glass panels surround the lantern-shaped structure inside the European Union's new Europa building, also known as the Space Egg, ahead of a Eurogroup meeting of euro-area finance ministers in Brussels on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. 
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg


Francois Fillon, presidential candidate of France's Republican Party, wipes his brow on stage during an election campaign meeting in Paris, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. 
Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg


A man sits at the edge of a swimming pool at the Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club at Bondi Beach in Sydney, as a wave crashes against it on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. 
Photographer: Dallas Kilponen/Bloomberg



Attendees speak in the Congress Center between sessions of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. 
Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg


A flight attendant closes an overhead luggage compartment aboard a passenger aircraft operated by Wizz Air Holdings Plc, at Liszt Ferenc airport in Budapest on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. 
Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg


A young attendee walks past a display of 1980's Ferrari 328 GTS sports vehicles during the 26th Annual Cavallino Classic Event at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. 
Photographer: Mark Elias/Bloomberg


Commuters walk to the train platform at a newly opened station on the Second Avenue subway line in New York, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg 


A worker handles materials used in the production of inflatable chickens that bear a likeness to then-U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, produced ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Rooster, at a Caile Inflatables Products Co. factory in Jiaxing, China, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg


Kiyoshi Kimura (center), president of Kiyomura K.K., poses with a tuna at a Sushi Zanmai restaurant in Tokyo, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Kiyomura K.K., operator of Sushi Zanmai restaurant, made the winning bid of 74.2 million yen ($636,000) for the 212-kilogram (467-pound) bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's iconic Tsukiji fish market.
Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg 


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A worker cleans a hide at the Jalandhar Leather India Pvt. tannery in Jalandhar,​​​​​​​ Punjab, India, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. 
Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg



A resident of Mexico hugs a relative residing in the U.S. during a "Hugs Not Walls" event temporarily reuniting relatives at the U.S. and Mexico border in Juarez, Mexico, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. 
Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg


Rex Tillerson, former chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp. and U.S. secretary of state nominee for then-President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. 
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg


Job seekers wait in line during the TechFair LA job fair in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg


Aluminum coils sit in a cooling area at the Arconic Inc. manufacturing facility in Alcoa, Tennessee, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg


Firefighters pause as they put out a wildfire at a sawmill in the town of San Ramon in Constitución, Chile, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. 
Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg