—— Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during a speech; Buy now pay later is used in NFT; Johnny Depp returned to the film and television industry; Tesla’s sales reaches a record; Biden signed an executive order to safeguard abortion rights; Poland’s central bank governor Against the adoption of the euro; Flatiron luxury apartment gets refinanced.

1. Abe was killed during a speech

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot from a distance of about 3 meters with a homemade gun during a speech in Nara City on July 8 and fell to the ground, and the rescue was unsuccessful at 5:03 pm Tokyo time on the 8th. Shinzo Abe died at the age of 67.

At present, the suspect has been arrested. The police said that the suspect is Toruya Yamagami, who lives in Nara Prefecture, and is about 40 years old.

Toshiyuki Motegi, secretary-general of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, said on the 10th that the Senate election on the 10th will still be held as scheduled.

Abe‘s assassination was one of the most significant political events since World War II


2. Buy Now Pay Later is used in NFT

Decentralized finance company Teller announced on Thursday that it will soon provide a Buy Now Pay Later service for NFTs such as Bored Ape Yacht Club, Doodles, Meebits, Cool Cats, and other virtual currencies.

This feature is built on the polygon blockchain network – buyers only need to pay 25% of the price to purchase an NFT, and the remainder can be paid in installments at a later date.

The feature is in response to a virtual currency market that has seen asset prices plummet, with cryptocurrencies down 40 percent overall since May.

The buy-now-pay option could put many buyers into debt-payments

The buy-now-pay option could put many buyers into debt-payments


3.Johnny Depp returns to film and television

Streaming giant Netflix has announced that it will release Johnny Depp’s comeback film in France.

This is Depp’s first film role since his ex-wife brought domestic violence charges against him in “La Favorite,” in which Depp will play King Louis XV.

After a years-long lawsuit with his ex-wife ended, Depp got a $10 million indemnification, but Hollywood ignored him.

This partnership with Netflix gave Depp a whole new opportunity, but the film was only allowed to be shown in mainland France.

Johnny’s years lawsuit with his ex-wife has caused him a huge loss of wealth


4. Tesla reaches record sales

In April, Tesla’s Shanghai plant was shut down for about three weeks, causing Tesla’s sales in China to drop to a pitiful 1,512 units that month and not export a single car.

And last month, Tesla delivered a record-breaking 78,906 vehicles, more than double what it was a year ago. Of these, 77,938 were delivered to buyers in China and 968 were exported to foreign markets.

Overall, China’s overall car sales rose 22 percent to 1.97 million in June.

After the factory resumed normal operations, Tesla’s production and deliveries rebounded rapidly


5. Biden signs executive order to uphold abortion rights

U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a series of measures and an executive order today to uphold women’s abortion rights.

It is reported that Biden and his internal affairs group are trying to find a way to change the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the “Roe v. Wade case”.

Biden will speak at the White House on how he will preserve American women’s rights to abortion, but it is unclear whether he will have enough votes in Congress to help him pass the bill.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade ruling


6. Poland’s central bank chief opposes euro adoption

Poland’s central bank governor Adam Glapinski said Germany has been pressuring Poland to start adopting the euro as its currency. But Adam swore that as long as he was in charge of monetary policy, he would stop this from happening.

“It’s about Poland maintaining its independence and sovereignty,” he said. “That’s why it’s so important that I remain in office for a second term.”

But he also came under fire from his opponent, Donald Tusk, who accused him of causing Poland’s highest inflation in decades and claimed his six-year term was illegal.

If the euro is adopted, Poland may not be able to buy the most advanced military technology from the United States


7. Flatiron luxury apartment gets refinanced

First Republic Bank will provide developer Anbau with a $98 million refinancing to repay an existing loan at Flatiron House, a luxury Manhattan apartment complex.

The Flatiron Building is located at 39 West 23rd Street, in Manhattan’s famous Flatiron neighborhood. The building consists of two towers with a total of 44 half- and full-floor residences.

The Flatiron Building also features extensive infrastructure, including a central courtyard garden connecting the two towers, a residents’ lounge, a billiards games room, a movie room, entertaining dining areas, and a fitness center.

Flatiron Building is one of the landmarks in the neighborhood with its unique architectural style


The content of this article comes from various financial news media such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Bloomberg.