from MacroScope:

UK inflation is about to take off – but by how much?

September 1, 2016

Lurking beneath the surprisingly strong rebound in manufacturing shown by the latest Markit/CIPS PMI, there were clear signs that inflation is about to shoot higher –and perhaps in a big way.

from Breakingviews:

China is wrong venue for an SDR revival

September 1, 2016

By Pete Sweeney

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

from Breakingviews:

Stars are aligning for German bank merger fest

August 31, 2016

George Hay also contributed to this column. The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own. 

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

SEC scrutinizing more sellers of F-Squared portfolios based on bad performance

August 31, 2016

By Richard Satran, Regulatory Intelligence

(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) - After charging 13 firms for using discredited marketing claims from the now-defunct investment adviser F-Squared, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it is looking more broadly at other companies that used a portfolio strategy for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) whose claims of market-beating results were based on false data.

from FaithWorld:

Indonesian priest attack inspired by murder of French Catholic cleric

August 31, 2016

Police are seen outside Saint Joseph's Catholic Church after a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during Sunday service in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia August 28, 2016 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken August 28, 2016.Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT. - RTX2NEH6

Police  outside Saint Joseph's Catholic Church after a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during Sunday service in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia August 28, 2016.  Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi.

from MacroScope:

Soon time to tick the U.S. full employment box?

August 31, 2016

An autograph-seeker convinces U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (C) to sign copies of a picture of herself with U.S. President Barack Obama, after her testimony on the economy before the Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington May 7, 2014. Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was still in need of lots of support from the central bank given the "considerable slack" in the labour market, and she cited weakness in the housing sector as a fresh risk. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3O6L5

Most signs are pointing to another strong set of U.S. jobs data, even if wage inflation still hasn’t picked up in the same way.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: What you’re missing because you’re not rich

August 31, 2016

Reuters photo of the day
You stick your neck out for your real friends

Safari keeper Guy Pear gets a kiss from a five-day-old reticulated giraffe, at an enclosure at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2NM4M

Zookeeper Guy Pear gets a kiss from a five-day-old reticulated giraffe, at an enclosure at the Safari Zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

from Breakingviews:

Apple’s tax spat could blight European banks

August 31, 2016

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

from Reuters News Now:

Wednesday Morning Briefing: Trump’s last-minute meeting with Mexico’s president

August 31, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is meeting with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto today.

from Alison Frankel:

Client solicitation 101: Don’t robocall the guy running the mass tort

August 30, 2016

The blessing and curse of automated dialing is that robocallers operate without human assistance. That's great if the goal of the call is, say, to tell parents of schoolkids about a snow day. But a new class action in federal court in Ft. Worth, Texas, suggests that robocalls just might not be the best way to drum up clients in mass tort litigation.