wiar 01-25-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

Jan 25 (Thursday)

Markets
Markets Are About to Get Ugly According to These Charts (B)
Dollar Hits Low After Mnuchin Says Weakness Aids Trade (W)
Currency Traders Are Bracing for a Nafta Surprise (B)

Credit & commodities
Mnuchin, Dalio Raise the Stakes for Treasuries Before ECB Meets (B)
Saudi energy minister says IEA hyped US shale boom (FT)
Grain Traders Finally Getting Invited to the Commodity Party (B)

US
December Existing Home Sales Wrap Up Best Year Since 2006 (W)
Why More Americans Should Work in Retirement (W)

Japan
Japan’s Trade Surplus Fell Sharply Last Year (W)

China
Chinese contractors grab bulk of Silk Road projects (FT)

US politics
Trump Says He Is Willing to Testify in Mueller Probe (W)
Trump Says He’s Weighing Path to Citizenship for ‘Dreamers’ (B)
Trump makes offer as immigration deal fight continues (FT)

Geopolitics & trade
Macron leads Davos riposte to protectionism (FT)
China Piles Up Free Trade Deals as Trump Abandons Them (B)
LG to Raise Prices on Washers After Trump Imposes Tariffs (W)

Industries & companies
Airlines: Airline Shares Tumble on Plans to Add Routes, Beef Up Hubs (W)
Autos: Ford Stresses ‘Fitness’ After Failing to Seize on Strong Revenue (B)
FAANGs: Apple Dives Into Complex Field: Your Medical Records (W)
Financials: Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch Get Brokerage Boost (W)
Industrials: GE Faces an SEC Probe of Accounts (W)
Retail: Sam’s Club Further Shakes Up Operations After Closing Stores (B)
Tech: Tax havens retain allure for US tech (FT)
Tech: Qualcomm Hit With $1.23 Billion EU Fine for Apple Payments (W)
Tech: Samsung Says It Will Unveil New Flagship Phone Feb. 25 (B)
Tech: Meg Whitman to Lead Mobile-Video Startup New TV (W)

Technology
Alphabet launches cyber security company (FT)

Cryptocurrency
Davos: Blockchain can no longer be ignored (FT)
Discover CEO Says There’s a Reason Cardholders Can’t Buy Bitcoin (B)
ICO Fundraising Is Rising Even With Crypto Market Downturn (B)

Offbeat
Paul Romer Steps Down as World Bank Chief Economist After Rocky Stint (B)
China Breaks a Cloning Barrier: Primates (W)
Chinese Firm Found Guilty of Stealing Wind Technology from U.S. Supplier (W)