My easy like Sunday morning train reads: • Nike is still the king of the sneaker industry, but even great empires can fall (Quartz) • The Ideal Index Portfolio And The Many Paths To Perfection (Portfolio Charts) • De-fanging the fiduciary rule (FT Alphaville) • Bitcoin’s price hit $5,000 last week. It’s still a dumb investment (Los Angeles Times) • Markets Don’t Care Who…
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China has started “relevant research” but has not yet decided when the ban would come into force.
FORT MYERS, Fla (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall in Florida on Sunday with devastating winds and life-threatening storm surges, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history, after a destructive march up Cuba’s northern coast.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney on Sunday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – A rocket-bearing Iranian military vessel confronted an American battleship in the Gulf and warned it to stay away from a damaged Iranian fishing boat, the Tasnim news agency reported Sunday.
TAIPEI (Reuters) – The wife and mother of detained Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che were due to arrive in China on Sunday to attend his subversion trial on Monday, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement, calling for Lee’s safe return home.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – In a room packed with Malaysian civil servants, foreign ministry secretary general Ramlan Ibrahim raised his right hand as he read out an anti-corruption pledge.
Michel Barnier did not say we needed to be taught a lesson. We are not being blackmailed or fined. We are simply unwilling to accept our obligations
‘Sometimes you get the impression that the British are talking to themselves,” said the outgoing French ambassador, Sylvie Bermann, on the Today programme last week.
There have been suggestions that the French are rubbing their hands and doing their best to lure as much business as they can from the City of London to Paris.