wiar 01-15-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Jan 15 (Monday)

Markets
This Bond Bear Market Doesn’t Look Too Fierce (BR)
What the Bond Market Turmoil Really Means (BR)

Europe
SPD casts doubt on German coalition deal (FT)
Renzi’s Comeback Hopes Fade as Italy’s Self-Styled ‘Demolition Man’ Sinks in Polls (W)

Japan
A small Japanese city shrinks with dignity (E)
A small town in Japan doubles its fertility rate (E)

Emerging
India’s missing middle class (E)

US politics
Trump Administration Approves Kentucky Plan Requiring Medicaid Recipients to Work (W)
Republicans See Possible DACA Deal Despite Trump’s Twitter Posts (B)

Geopolitics & trade
China Reports Biggest-Ever Annual Trade Surplus With U.S. (W)
Opaque Joint Ventures Help North Korea Evade Crackdown (W)
Trump’s No Isolationist. Is That a Good Thing? (B)

Industries & companies
Autos: Ford Increasing Electric Vehicle Investment (W)
Energy: The Three Stumbling Blocks to a Solar-Powered Nation (W)
FANGs: The Faangs Have Room to Run (BR)
FANGs: Amazon’s Grocery Sales Increased After It Devoured Whole Foods (W)
Financials: Bank of America Warrant Holders Could Reap 4,000 Percent Returns (B)
Media: Marketers Say Facebook’s News Feed Update Will Be ‘Nail in the Coffin’ for Organic Posts (W)
Tech: High-flying US tech stocks face early test in 2018 (FT)

Technology
Self-driving cars raise ‘weaponisation’ fears (FT)

Cryptocurrency
Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not (N)

Offbeat
U.S. Reviews Alert System After False Alarm in Hawaii (W)
‘Star Trek’ Lives Long and Prospers in Pop Culture (W)