Stuff I'm Reading

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What's in the News:

    

This is the Future

EFC - Morning Coffee: How Robots are putting junior analysts on an island. Paychecks are shrinking.    


Brexzit

   

FT – MPs must save the UK from Johnson’s no-deal Brexit Folly


WSJ – Bolton Says US Strongly Backs Brexit Even if No EU Deal is Reached


FT – MPs prepare for Brexit showdown on September 9th


Gruniad – Boris Johnson talks tough but still hasn’t said what he’s doing to get a Brexit deal


Currencies

FT – Short Bets against sterling rise to highest in more than two years


FT – What next for the renminbi’s trajectory? 


BBerg – The Dollar Looks Like a Wrecking Ball to Some Investors



Italy

  

BBerg – Salvini Outlines Plan of Attach With Italian Government in Chaos


FT – Italy: Conte meets with Italian President as coalition spat intensifies


ZH – Italy on the Brink: Bonds Tumble as Salvini issues Ultimatum


Politics

Torygraph – No Deal Lorry Mayhem at Dover and Calais? “C’est le Bulls**t” says French Port Chief 


Gruniad – Labour exploring rapid no-confidence vote in PM in early September


Torygraph - Boris Favourite Gerard Lyons on the Bank of England after Brexit: “We must close the pessimism gap”


Thunderer – Labour and SNP hint at pact to oust Boris before no-deal Brexit


Economics

FT – Summer of Fear – Braced for the Global Downturn, Rana Foroohar


FT – Shrinking UK Economy is a Brexit Warning


ZH – Germany Stalls and Europe CratersBberg - Germany’s Workers Are About to Feel the Impact of the Trade Storm


Bberg – World Economy Edges Closer to a Recession as Trade Fears Spread


Stuff

  

BBerg – After Crushing the London Whale, a Hedge-Fund Star Lost his Way


BBerg – Hong Kong Cancels All Monday Flights After Protestors Swarm Airport


FT – US-China Trade War Data belie Donald Trump’s bragging


WSJ - Epstein’s Death Sparks Probe, Shift Spotlight to Associates


WSJ – Conspiracy Theories Fly Online in Wake of Epstein Death


WSJ – Once-Unpopular Carbon Credits Emerge as One of the World’s Best Investments


Gruniad - Ecological Grief – Greenland Residents Traumatised by Climate Emergency



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The Job I really want: 

BBerg – The Rise of the Professional Dungeon Master

   

 

   

Bill's recent article for Aviation Life - Sailing and Flying

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Blain Speaks....

25 March 2019 

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