wiar 4-15-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 15  (Saturday)

Oil
Saudi Aramco chief warns of looming oil shortage (FT)

Central banks
Falling Inflation, Retail Sales Bolster Fed’s Go-Slow Approach (B)
The Fed Is Watching Wall Street (B)
Trump warms up to Janet Yellen. Really? (NN)

US economy
Retail Sales Declined for a Second Month in March (B)
Fall in US consumer prices dents ‘Trumpflation’ hopes (FT)

Europe
French presidential race tightens further as vote looms (R)
Le Pen Ready to Be ‘Crucified’ for France as She Slides in Polls (B)

Emerging
Asia Becomes Bright Spot in Global Trade as Exports Rebound (W)
China’s economic picture brightens as trade beats forecasts, Trump softens tone (R)

US politics
Trump’s Morphed From Spy Agency Critic to Fan, CIA’s Pompeo Says (B)
U.S. Urges China to Open Trade After Sparing It Manipulator Tag (B)
Trump’s Policies and Jibes Suggest Bannon’s Star Is Fading (B)
Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrants (R)
Trump’s top economic adviser says Washington is a ‘s—show’ (BI)
U.S. Treasury Declines to Label Any Country a Currency Manipulator (W)
For Trump, a Steep Learning Curve Leads to Policy Reversals (N)
Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain (N)

Geopolitics & trade
Pentagon taking steps to secure US cyber infrastructure from attacks as war looms with North Korea (BI)
China Warns of War Risk as Trump Rattles Saber at North Korea (B)
U.S. Raid Against IS Killed 36 With Biggest Non-Nuclear Bomb (B)
Russia Says Evidence Growing Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged (B)
China says North Korea tensions must be stopped (R)
China’s dilemma over North Korea on show at border (R)
Here’s what’s going on with Chinese troop movements on North Korea’s border (BI)

Offbeat
Here Are the Secrets to the Insane Car Scenes in Fate of the Furious (B)
As Solar-Panel Prices Fall, Leasing Model Loses Market Share (W)