wiar 08-13-18

Mary FanslauWhat I Am Reading

August 13 (Monday)

Markets
Dow Drops 149 Points as Turkey Takes a Dive (BR)
Turkish Lira’s Fall in Focus for Investors (W)
Turkey says it will introduce economic plan on Monday to ease market concerns (C)

Central banks
BOJ’s ‘Stealth Tapering’ Expected to Spread to Equities Buying (B)
China Faces Problem in Getting Its Banks to Lend More Money (B)

US
Rumors of the death of the housing market may be exaggerated (MW)

Japan
Abe’s Window for Amending Japan’s Pacifist Constitution Narrows (W)

China
China’s Giant Banks Top This Ranking. And That’s a Cause for Concern (B)

Geopolitics & trade
Erdogan Faces Crossroads in Turkey-U.S. Dispute (W)
China Seeks Influence in Europe, One Business Deal at a Time (N)
Is China losing the trade war against America? (E)
U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations (W)
Trump applauds riders who boycott Harley Davidson on overseas production shift, says move abroad is ‘really bad’ (C)

Industries & companies
Autos: Auto industry caught in the trade war crosshairs (C)
Consumer: Kraft Heinz Shares Are Indigestible, for Now (BR)
Energy: Frackers Burn Cash to Sustain U.S. Oil Boom (W)
Tech: Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion (W)
Tech: How Jack Dorsey Has Led Twitter and Square to Gains (BR)

Corporate finance
Elon Musk’s fight with short sellers advanced by first lawsuit over Tesla’s going-private tease (MW)

Technology
IBM Bet Big on Using Watson to Improve Cancer Care. It Fell Short. (W)