Ten Plus Great Weekend Reads – Feb 15

 

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  • Fed to finalize plans to end balance sheet runoff ‘at coming meetings’: Mester – Reuters
  • Emerging-market stocks are the ‘most crowded trade’ for first time on record – MarketWatch
  • China and U.S. to Continue Trade Talks Next Week – NY Times
  • ‘Like pulling teeth’: In trade talks, China and US said to be far apart on structural changes by Beijing – SCMP
  • It’s a Very Bad Day for U.S. Farmers – Bloomberg
  • West Coast real estate is now so expensive that married couples are moving in with multiple roommates – MarketWatch

 

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  • Spain’s Sánchez calls snap election on April 28 – Politico
  • Maduro’s End Would Be Just the Beginning of Venezuela’s Road to Recovery – Stratfor
  • What Will Succeed GDP? – Project Syndicate

 

  • This Is Your Brain on Nationalism: The Biology of Us and Them – Foreign Affairs

Bonus

  • The EU looks like the Soviet Union in 1991 – on the verge of collapse, George Soros – Guardian
  • Why Paul Tudor Jones Fears a ‘Revolution’ – Institutional Investor
  • The Best-Paid Hedge Fund Managers Made $7.7 Billion in 2018 – Bloomberg
  • Everything still to play for with AI in its infancy – FT
  • An AI that writes convincing prose risks mass-producing fake news – MIT Tech Review
  • Robots that look like my grandma – Economist
  • The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked! – Guardian
  • The Cubs are no longer lovable losers – but has the team lost its soul? – Guardian

US-China trade talks: which side holds the advantage?  – FT

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