wiar 11-20-17

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Nov 20 (Monday)

Markets
The Market’s Journey: Don’t Stop Believing (BR)
Strategist Predicts Asian Shares Will Double (BR)

Commodities
Fuelled by Middle East tension, the oil market has got ahead of itself (E)
Mine Shutdown Heats Up Uranium Prices (BR)

Central banks
Trump’s New Fed Chair Won’t Be Afraid of Trump (B)
Goldman Sachs Sees Four 2018 Fed Rate Hikes as U.S. Growth Gains (B)
A Smooth Exit Seen for Mortgage Securities (BR)

Europe
Struggling Greek businesses cling to recovery hopes (FT)

China
China Home Prices Stop Three-Month Drop as Market Stabilizes (B)
What a debt crisis in the provinces says about governing China (E)
How China’s Acquisitive HNA Group Fell From Favor (W)

Japan
What five years of Abenomics has and has not achieved (E)

Emerging
Mugabe Faces Impeachment After Failing to Step Down in Zimbabwe (B)
How Zimbabwe’s economy was brought to the brink of collapse (FT)

US politics
GOP Steams Ahead With Tax Overhaul (W)
Key GOP Senator Cites Concerns Over Senate Tax Bill (W)
A Tax Provision That Would Exempt Mutual-Fund Firms but Not Individuals (W)

Geopolitics
Nafta: Who Should Worry? (BR)

Industries & companies
Autos: Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck (W)
Energy: Keystone XL Day of Reckoning Comes to Nebraska After a 9-Year Pipeline Fight (B)
Energy: Conoco sets $50-a-barrel ceiling for oil projects (FT)
Industrials: GE Housecleaning Will Alter Board’s Makeup (W)
Industrials: The Risk in GE’s Dividend Cut (BR)
Retail: The Holiday Outlook Brightens for Retail Chains (BR)
Tech: IBM: Blue Chip at a Bargain Price (BR)
Tech: The Secret to Tech’s Next Big Breakthroughs? Stacking Chips (W)

Cybersecurity
U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004 (W)

Corporate finance & accounting
Unicorns: What Are They Really Worth? (BR)
The Latest Path to Silicon Valley Riches: Stake Sales (W)
Community Health Systems in Talks to Extend Nearly $2 Billion in Debt (W)
New Accounting Rule to Revamp Companies’ Financials (W)
Timelier provisions may make banks’ profits and lending choppier (E)

Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin Soars Past $8,000 as Technology Shift Concern Vanishes (B)

Offbeat
The rich get richer, and millennials miss out (E)