from Reuters FYI:

Spitting into the wind

July 20, 2015

This eyesore will be stopped.

This eyesore will be stopped. REUTERS/David Gray

While many countries push for renewable energy, Australia may remain a rare exception to the green trend.

from India Insight:

Full-service airlines have room for growth in India – Vistara CFO

By Reuters Staff
July 20, 2015

India’s aviation sector is dominated by low-cost carriers such as IndiGo and SpiceJet but Niyant Maru, chief financial officer of India’s newest airline Vistara, says there is room for growth in the full-service carrier segment as increasing prosperity leads to demand for quality in-flight services.

from The Great Debate:

Japan’s pacifism fades, but most Japanese aren’t happy about it

By Peter Van Buren
July 20, 2015

Protesters burn an illustration of Japanese military flag featuring a portrait of Tojo, former general of the Imperial Japanese Army and WW2 Japanese PM, during a demonstration outside the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong

Protesters burn an illustration of a Japanese military flag featuring a portrait of Hideki Tojo, Japan's prime minister during World War Two, during a demonstration outside the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

from MacroScope:

Interest rates hikes are not done and dusted

July 20, 2015

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Yellen talks with Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, during the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Istanbul

The U.S. and British central banks are scrambling to be the first of the majors to raise interest rates after a long period of unprecedented monetary generosity. It won't happen immediately but both Janet Yellen, who chairs the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney say there will be a hike this year (Yellen) or around the end of the year (Carney). Might this be a bit of a rush? Not everything in the world economy is as sanguine as the U.S. and British economies purport to be.

from Breakingviews:

Shouldn’t Credit Suisse and StanChart swap CEOs?

July 20, 2015

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

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Little Blue

July 20, 2015

IBM, long-time stalwart of the Dow industrials, reports quarterly results after the close, the first of several major technology bellwethers to release its earnings figures. The stock has been a laggard compared with the benchmark S&P 500 over the last year or so, with the S&P’s greater-than-10-percent return easily dwarfing the losses from IBM in that time.

from Tales from the Trail:

Sanders hit by #BernieSoBlack meme

July 20, 2015

 Sanders at a rally in Texas. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Sanders at a rally in Texas. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ visit on Saturday to Netroots Nation, a political convention for American progressives, didn’t go quite as planned.

from Alan Baldwin:

Motor racing-Ferrari saw Bianchi as Raikkonen replacement

July 20, 2015

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Jules Bianchi was being lined up by Ferrari as the man to replace Kimi Raikkonen before the Frenchman's crash in Japan last October, according to the team's former chairman Luca di Montezemolo.