Business Photos of the Month

Market movers, economic indicators, industry leaders – Bloomberg Visual Media presents the global economy in 28 photos from February. 

 

Greek army soldiers perform a ceremonial march as they prepare to raise the national flag early morning on Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Greece is back in the headlines as it struggles to free itself from a disagreement between the International Monetary Fund and Europe. 
Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg 

 

Tabacalera Incorporada cigar factory in the Carmona area of Cavite, the Philippines, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. With the World Bank forecasting expansion of more than 6 percent for eight years until 2019—unparalleled in the nation's history—the Philippines is mimicking gains seen in Malaysia and Thailand in the 1990s as they industrialized.
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

 

Nicolas Menier, a dairy farmer, sits in a tractor beside bales of straw on his farm in the village of Trinite-Porhoet, France, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Farmers in France, the EU's largest agricultural producer, account for 8 percent of voters when their families and retirees are included, said Jerome Fourquet, a director at pollster Ifop. 
Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg 

 

 

A Pekingese is brushed backstage during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. 
Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

 

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The Trump administration will return to court to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. 
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

 

A worker handles car parts at the Mitsubishi Motors Corp. manufacturing plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna, the Philippines, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. 
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

 

 

Attendees try a free-fall simulator at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) booth during the Aero India air show at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. 
 Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

 

A KATIM smartphone, manufactured by DarkMatter, sits on display on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A theme this year at the industry's annual get-together, which runs through March 2, is the Internet of Things. 
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

 

Devin Nunes, a Republican from California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Former CIA Director John Brennan called for congressional committees looking into the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to "pursue this investigation with vigor and with the appropriate amount of bipartisan support." Brennan said he hoped that Nunes, who has challenged reports of the Trump campaign's ties with Russia, is "very conscious" of concerns "about the content of a discussion that they might have had with the media, but also the appearance of any impropriety." 
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

 

 

An attendee uses a smartphone to take a selfie photograph on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A theme this year at the industry's annual get-together, which runs through March 2, is the Internet of Things.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

 

Pedestrians walk past the illuminated Sky Soho building, which houses the headquarters of Ctrip.com International Ltd., at night in Shanghai, China, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Ctrip is the world's No. 2 online agency by market value. 
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

 

A group of Muslim men pray while supporters hold up signs during an interfaith prayer and rally at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants and refugees from seven nation. Trump's edict, signed without advance notice on Jan. 27, threw airports across America into turmoil as travelers from the affected countries who were already en route to the U.S. learned on deplaning that they couldn't leave the airport. Some of those people were lawful U.S. residents holding so-called green cards and work visas.
Photographer: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg

 

 

Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, waves while sitting on a large portrait of her husband during a march commemorating the anniversary of Lopez's imprisonment in Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Venezuela's government to "immediately" release jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

 

Commercial buildings stand in the central business district in Singapore on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. It is too early to think about other countries like China joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the trade pact, according to the Singapore government. 
Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

 

A scientist uses an oscilloscope during tests in sound perception in a sound-proof laboratory at the Noveto Systems Ltd. office in Petach Tikva, Israel, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The system, which uses 3D sensors and proprietary software, tracks the user's position and pinpoints an individual to focus audio beams dynamically to follow the user's ears.
Photographer: Rina Castelnuovo/Bloomberg

 

 

Evacuees sift through donated clothing at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds evacuation center in Chico, California on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Crews worked overnight into Wednesday to reduce the risk of catastrophic flooding at the nation's tallest dam, racing to stay ahead of rains forecast for Wednesday. As the authorities lowered the level of the reservoir behind the dam, more than 100,000 people who had been evacuated began to return to their homes in the valley below. 
Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

 

The silhouette of an employee is seen climbing up a ladder to hang a Lamar Advertising Co. billboard in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Lamar Advertising Co. released earnings figures on Feb. 22. 
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

 

A worker operates a fork-lift truck to move crates in the dry goods and packaging store at Traditional Norfolk Poultry Ltd. in Shropham, U.K., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Traditional Norfolk Poultry sells £30 million of free-range chicken annually to supermarkets across the U.K. and Europe from a farm in eastern England, where about 60 percent of the 250-person staff is from Eastern Europe. 
Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

 

 

Emissions rise from an oil refinery at sunset in Texas City, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Asia's energy importers will benefit from more opportunities for arbitrage and supply diversification if U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-energy policies drive a meaningful upsurge in U.S. crude and LNG exports, BMI Research reports. 
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

 

Employees protest against the privatization of the state's water and sewage utility outside Cia Esadual de Aguas e Esgotos (CEDAE) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Rio's legislature on Monday approved the privatization, meeting a prerequisite to receive much-needed federal relief. That deal included the privatization of the utility, known as Cedae, in exchange for 3.5 billion reais in loans from state-owned banks. 
Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

 

Jay Y. Lee, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., center, is escorted by police officers as he arrives at the special prosecutors' office in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Lee was formally arrested on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardizes the executive's ascent to the top role at the world's biggest smartphone maker. 
Photographer: Jean Chung/Bloomberg

 

 

Dignitaries pull down a portion of the airport's existing north satellite during a ceremonial demolition of the Port of Seattle and Alaska Airlines Inc.'s joint North Satellite Modernization Project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The project will include facility modernization, seismic upgrades, and enhanced traveler amenities. 
Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

 

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks with Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), during a Strategic and Policy Forum meeting in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The gathering of the 18-member group, led by Blackstone Group LP CEO Steve Schwarzman, will give America's first billionaire commander-in-chief a chance to reprise his "Apprentice" role on a grand scale. 
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

 

A construction vehicle drives past a newly constructed section of a border fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The Trump administration on Tuesday outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants, pledging to hire 15,000 more border patrol and immigration agents and to begin building a wall on the Mexican border to enact executive orders signed by the president on Jan. 25. 
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

 

A worker decorates hats for carnival at a store in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017. The majority of the costumes are sold for the carnival in Oruro, where more than 28,000 dancers and 10,000 musicians take part in the procession. According to the Bolivian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the carnival of Oruro expects 426 thousand tourists and will inject 104.7 million bolivianos into the economy. . 
Photographer: Marcelo Perez del Carpio/Bloomberg

 

Fishermen unload their catch of Dungeness crabs at the Ocean Fresh Seafood wholesaler in Fort Bragg, California, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2017. West Coast crab fishermen from California to Canada went back to work after a strike over a price dispute. An agreement was finally reached for fleets to receive $2.87 per pound. 
Photographer: Chip Chipman/Bloomberg

 

Ahmed Al Imam, a tour guide, relaxes in an outdoor seating area at Shaden, a new luxury, 5-star desert camp in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Investment in cultural heritage is under way, with the government setting aside 5 billion riyals ($1.3 billion) and encouraging private spending by companies such as Jeddah-based Al Jazirah Safari, which is building the Shaden resort, a 100 million-riyal project. 
Photographer: Vivian Nereim/Bloomberg

 

 

An employee moves between carbon-holding anodes at the Lochaber aluminum smelter, operated by Liberty House Group, in Fort William, U.K., on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. The smelter, which opened in 1929 and produces its own electricity via two hydroelectric stations, has a capacity to produce 47,000 metric tons of aluminum a year.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

 

 

(Corrects the caption of the 23rd photograph to show that it is Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM) not Ginni Rometty.)