wiar 4-18-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

April 18  (Tuesday)

Markets
U.S. Stocks Climb as Earnings Season Ramps Up (W)
This Is a Risky Time to Own Emerging Markets (W)
Investors Pile Into Risky Chinese Debt (W)
Gold Seen Climbing on Weak Dollar, Global Political Tension (B)

North America
The retail apocalypse is creating a ‘rolling crisis’ that is rippling through the US economy (BI)
Homebuilder Sentiment in U.S. Cools From Almost 12-Year High (B)
Canada Is the G-7’s Surprise Growth Leader, For Now (B)

Europe
Will the French election shake the euro? (FT)
Far-left veteran Melenchon draws big crowd as French election enters final straight (R)
EU Investigates How Its Cash Is Being Used by Its Critics (W)

China
China Roars Back to Lift Global Outlook as U.S. Consumer Weakens (B)
China’s Economy Accelerates as Retail, Investment Pick Up (B)
Behind China’s Pickup in Growth: the Strong Hand of the State (W)
China’s Economy Grows 6.9%, but Warning Signs Persist (N)

Turkey
Erdogan Claims Vast Powers in Turkey After Narrow Victory in Referendum (N)
Monitors criticize Turkey referendum; Erdogan denounces ‘crusader mentality’ (R)
Turkish Opposition Plans Challenge to Results (W)

US politics
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin admits Trump’s next big economic promise will take longer than expected (BI)
Trump’s Renewed Focus on Health Bill Vexes GOP Tax Strategy (W)
US admits tax reforms will be hit by healthcare blow (FT)
Obamacare’s Insurers Struggle for Stability (B)
Donald Trump Criticizes Democrat in Georgia House Race (W)
Exxon and Shell Join Ivanka Trump to Defend Paris Climate Accord (B)

Geopolitics
US warns of ‘significant international response’ if North Korea conducts another nuclear test (BI)
Trump Is Willing to Consider a Sudden Strike on North Korea (B)
Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes (R)
A ‘Cuban Missile Crisis in Slow Motion’ in North Korea (N)
U.S. Pressures China to Act on North Korea (B)
Trump Ties China Currency Decision to Help With North Korea (B)
Trump Is Finding China’s Blind Spot on North Korea (W)
In Japan talks, Pence to seek market access, investment (R)

Industries & companies
Airlines: United Airlines beats on earnings and sales (BI)
Amazon: Amazon’s NFL Deal Includes $30 Million in Free Marketing (B)
Autos: What Is Tesla Really Worth? (W)
Manufacturing: Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown (B)
Media: Netflix Falls Short on Users Without a ‘House of Cards’-Size Hit (B)
Tech: Google Makes Nevada Land Grab for Data Center (W)

Corporate finance
Cloudera IPO Terms Point to Potential $1.79 Billion Valuation (W)
Ant Financial Raises Bid for MoneyGram to $1.2 Billion (W)
The Activist Battle That Felled Arconic’s Kleinfeld (W)

Offbeat
Robots May Help Build Your Next Home and Fill the Labor Gap (B)