wiar 11-13-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Nov 13 (Monday)

Markets
Declines in Stocks, Junk Bonds Reveal Cracks in Rally (W)
Banks Yield to the Yield Curve (BR)
Why ETFs Are Shorted (BR)

Central banks
How the Powell Fed Will Be Tested (BR)

Europe
Germany sets deadline for coalition talks (FT)
Rajoy issues election challenge to Catalan separatists (FT)

China
Chinese Grab TVs and Yachts on Alibaba’s $25 Billion ‘Singles Day’ (W)

Emerging
Saudi King Will Not Relinquish Throne, Senior Official Says (B)

US politics
Treasury Secretary Says Tax Bill on Track for Completion Next Month (W)
Where GOP Bills Make the Tax Code Simpler, and Where They Don’t (W)
House Won’t Accept Repeal of Local Tax Break, Brady Says (B)
Private equity fights back on US tax reforms (FT)
Bankers No Longer Villains to Trump Administration (W)

Geopolitics
After Trump’s Bonhomie in Beijing, a Trade Face-Off Brews (W)
Trump Offers to Play South China Sea Peacemaker (B)
Trump ‘Can Be Played,’ Ex-Intelligence Chiefs Say (B)
America’s global influence has dwindled under Donald Trump (E)
Final Deal Eludes Nations Seeking to Salvage TPP Pact (W)

Industries & companies
Autos: Will Traditional Auto Makers Steal the Future From Tesla? (BR)
Consumer: Don’t Gamble on Consumer-Staples Stocks (BR)
Retail: Now Featured on Wal-Mart’s Website: Higher Prices (W)
Telecom: Targeting Those Telecom Payout Yields (BR)

Corporate finance
Uber-SoftBank Deal Worth Up to $10 Billion Is Close to Approval (B)
Hasbro Sets Its Sights on Mattel (W)
Snag in Media Merger Stirs Tensions Over Trump-CNN Feud (W)
After Arrests, Investors Wary of Aramco Deal (BR)

Cybersecurity
Surveillance Cameras Made by China Are Hanging All Over the U.S. (W)

Technology
Without Humans, Artificial Intelligence Is Pretty Stupid (W)

Cryptocurrency
The meaning in the madness of initial coin offerings (E)

Offbeat
Ray Dalio’s Principles for Success (BR)
United Airlines Halts Flights to New Delhi on Poor Air Quality (B)