from Breakingviews:

Samsung’s handset fires singe its brand

September 12, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. 

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Book profits at every opportunity

September 11, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

A volatile week saw the Nifty surging on Tuesday after weak U.S. jobs data, with liquidity gushing in for the next two days followed by a correction on Friday after the ECB left policy rates unchanged. The decision gives room for the U.S. Fed to consider raising interest rates in the near term, which is likely to hit inflows to emerging markets like India. North Korea’s nuclear test also seemed to rattle sentiment. The Nifty finally closed at 8,866, up about 0.7 percent.

from Breakingviews:

Viewsroom: Trump immigration plan deports $1 trln

September 9, 2016

The iPhone 7 may seem like an underwhelming upgrade, but it sets the company up well for the rise of augmented reality. Donald's Trump's plans to curb visas and send illegal immigrants home defy economic logic. And scandal-prone VW takes its truck ambitions stateside.

from Breakingviews:

Private equity could regret scaling Capitol Hill

September 9, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Retaking the “caliphate”

September 9, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Britain’s grammar school plan gets 5 out of 10

September 9, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Reuters News Now:

Friday Morning Briefing: Bigger than Hiroshima

September 9, 2016

North Korea's fifth nuclear test, its biggest yet, set off a blast that was more powerful than the bomb that leveled Hiroshima. The country said it mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile. China, North Korea's only major diplomatic ally, opposed the test and urged Pyongyang to stop taking any actions that would worsen the situation. The United States and South Korea, naturally, condemned it too.

from Breakingviews:

China tosses trading partners some import scraps

September 9, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

INSIGHT: U.S. insurance regulators pressured over universal life premium increases

September 8, 2016
By Lawrence Hsieh, Practical Law for Thomson Reuters  The post-crisis regulatory environment and ultra-low interest rates that ravaged bank proprietary trading desks have also hugely affected the insurance industry. This includes universal life insurance, which offers policyholders a cash value savings component earning tax-deferred interest on top of the death benefit. State insurance regulators face increasing pressure to stop insurers from raising premiums to offset their obligation to make guaranteed interest payments on the savings component at rates that were fixed during the high-interest rate "bubble" of the 1980s and 1990s.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

INSIGHT: In a regulatory era, small U.S. banks are getting some relief

September 8, 2016

(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) - While the regulatory pendulum has swung toward the "more" side since since the advent of Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, a relatively new – and less noticeable -- counter-trend has emerged toward addressing complaints by smaller banks of disproportionately heavy regulation.