from MacroScope:

Will Germany’s Q4 get any better?

By Mike Peacock
November 18, 2014

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange

Germany’s ZEW index will give an indication of whether the fourth quarter will be any better for Europe’s largest economy after it barely escaped recession in Q3. In October, the index dropped to its lowest level in nearly two years.

from Mark Jones:

Will Germany’s Q4 get any better? http://t.co/rENN6k7lZB

November 18, 2014

Will Germany’s Q4 get any better? http://t.co/rENN6k7lZB

from Breakingviews:

Investors carried away with HK Exchange’s options

November 18, 2014

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from Stories I’d like to see:

Bottom line on climate change: It’s costing you money

By Steven Brill
November 18, 2014

Participants wearing masks during a hazy day at the Beijing International Marathon in front of Tiananmen Square, in Beijing

This column by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times last week is a story I’m glad I saw. It prompted me to think about how to make reporting on a subject I usually find boring a lot more compelling.

from James Saft:

Japan can’t print people: James Saft

November 18, 2014

Nov 18 (Reuters) - Japan's attempts, through Abenomics, to
beat back against the tide of demographics may be proving
futile.

from Mark Jones:

How to fix the climate change beat http://t.co/BBwDZYSNvt

November 18, 2014

How to fix the climate change beat http://t.co/BBwDZYSNvt

from Alison Frankel:

‘Skin in the game’: justifying restrictive minimum-stake-to-sue bylaws

By Alison Frankel
November 17, 2014

The life insurance settlement company Imperial Holdings, as I told you last week, appears to be the first public corporation to adopt a bylaw requiring investors to provide written consent from at least 3 percent of all shareholders before they can sue the company. But it almost surely won't be the last. Phillip Goldstein of Bulldog Investors, who is the board chairman at Imperial, sits on the boards of two other public corporations whose shareholders will vote on virtually identical minimum-stake bylaws at annual meetings in December: the Mexico Equity and Income Fund and the Special Opportunities Fund. Goldstein told me he expects shareholders at both funds to accept the provisions, just as he expects Imperial's shareholders to endorse the board's adoption of the minimum-stake bylaw at their annual meeting this spring.

from Mark Jones:

Is the U.S.-China accord the first step toward good relations? http://t.co/QkPsYYoj7n

November 17, 2014

Is the U.S.-China accord the first step toward good relations? http://t.co/QkPsYYoj7n

from Breakingviews:

Baker Hughes wins tactical $35 bln battle

November 17, 2014

By Kevin Allison

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

from Photographers' Blog:

Wigs for smiles

By Rodrigo Garrido
November 17, 2014

Santiago, Chile

By Rodrigo Garrido

Marcelo Avatte, a renowned Italian-Chilean hair stylist, could have never imagined that his own son would motivate him to start making and donating natural hair wigs for children who suffer from cancer.