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May 12, 2016

The Guardian | World | Americas | Brazil: Michael Temer Takes Reins as Brazil's President With Pledge to Rebuild Country.

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Jonathan Watts
 
Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, has unveiled an all-male, conspicuously white cabinet to run one of the world’s most ethnically diverse nations as he promised to restore confidence in Latin America’s biggest economy.

DealBook P.M. Edition on may 12, 2016: James B. Stewart: Big Insurers Send a Wake-Up Call to Hedge Fund Investors

  
 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
TOP STORY
The American International Group says it will cut its hedge fund holdings in half by the end of 2017
James B. Stewart: Big Insurers Send a Wake-Up Call to Hedge Fund Investors The high-reward, low-risk promises of hedge funds failed to materialize, and many insurance companies are unwinding their positions.

WSJ | Forex Closing on May 12, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Thursday, May 12, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on May 12, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:46 p.m. EDT 05/12/16

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on May 12, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:31 pm ET 05/12/2016
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WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on May 12, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:46 pm ET 05/12/2016
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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on May 12, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:46 pm ET 05/12/2016
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Wall Street at Close Report by CNBC on May 12, 2016: Stocks Close Mostly Lower With Apple at Lowest Since 2014.

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Evelyn Cheng
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Thursday, weighed by declines in health care and technology stocks, as traders eyed oil prices and awaited the retail sales report due Friday.
Apple traded near lows not seen since June 2014.

CMI | Spot Prices at Close on may 12, 2015.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Thursday, May 12, 2016


 

European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on May 12, 2016: Europe Ends Under Pressure as Oil, Earnings Weghs, BoE Holds Rates.

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Arjun Kharpal, Alexandra Gibbs, Holly Ellyatt
 
European markets finished in the red on Thursday, as a renewed decline in oil prices, a sharp fall in mining stocks and a mixed set of earnings capped gains in the region.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update on May 12, 2016: U.S. Stocks Futures Trim Gains After Jobless Claims

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Anora Mahmudova, Sara Sjolin
 
U.S. stock futures trimmed their gains Thursday after a larger-than-expected rise in weekly jobless claims, though indexes still pointed to a higher open on Wall Street.

Bloomberg Politics - May 12, 2016: Trump Heads Into Ryan Meeting With Little Reason to Compromise, by

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Kevin Cirilli and Billy House 

Donald Trump is coming to his meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday to deliver a message to the Republican establishment, his advisers say: Get on board or get out of the way.

Bloomberg View - May 12, 2016: I saw Trumps Tax Returns. You Should, Too

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Timothy L. O'Brien
 
In January, Donald Trump had this to say when he was asked about whether he would release his tax returns: “I have very big returns, as you know, and I have everything all approved and very beautiful and we’ll be working that over in the next period of time.”

NYT First Draft on Politics - May 12, 2016: Donald Trump Faces Crucial Test in Trip To Washington, by Alexander Burns and Ashley Parker.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

From left, the House majority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy; the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan; and the House majority whip, Representative Steve Scalise, at a House Republican conference on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday.
From left, the House majority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy; the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan; and the House majority whip, Representative Steve Scalise, at a House Republican conference on Capitol Hill, on Wednesday. Doug Mills/The New York Times
Donald Trump Faces Crucial Test in Trip to Washington
By ALEXANDER BURNS AND ASHLEY PARKER

DealBook Today's Top Headlines on May 12, 2016: Hard Hats for Hedge Funds as Mergers Collapse | Fund-Raisers Pitch for Trump at Hedge Fund Conference | Online Art Auctioneers to Merge.

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
By AMIE TSANG
HARD HATS FOR HEDGE FUNDS AS MERGERS COLLAPSE More than $400 billion worth of corporate mergers have been withdrawn in the United States since the beginning of January - almost three times the previous record for the same period, Leslie Picker reports in DealBook

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications, by MarketWatch on May 12, 2016: U.S.Stocks Look to Recover from Corporate Bruising


Sara Sjolin
U.S. stock futures pointed to an upbeat start for Wall Street on Thursday, after markets took a bruising from corporate earnings the previous day, as investors waited to hear from a trio of Federal Reserve speakers.

Asian Markets at Close Report by MarketWatch on May 12, 2016: Japan Shares edge Up, but Most Asian markets Slip on Earnings Concern

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Dominque Fong
Asian shares slipped Thursday except in Japan, where some solid earnings helped stocks notch gains.
Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.41%   finished with a 0.4% gain, while Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.13%  lost 0.1%, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.24%  shed 0.2% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, -0.70%   sank 0.8%. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -0.04%   was little changed.
An overnight rebound in oil prices did little to boost lackluster trading across the Asia-Pacific region. Investors were disappointed by recent weak earnings in the U.S., where hopes had been building for a revival in consumer spending to lift the broader economy.
“The Asian market is following after the U.S. market yesterday,” said Alex Wijaya, a senior sales trader at CMC Markets in Singapore. “Analysts are mainly looking to consumer spending, labor and inflation data, so weaker earnings from Macy’s and Disney are weighing on markets in general.”
In Japan, a batch of solid earnings in the afternoon offset weak corporate results earlier in the day. Fuji Heavy Industries 7270, +3.71%  , the maker of Subaru cars, gained 3.7% after posting stronger profit growth for the year ended March.
Shares of Nissan Motor 7201, -1.44%   were down 1.4% as investors weighed its proposal to buy 34% of Mitsubishi Motors for ¥237.4 billion ($2.18 billion). The deal would make Nissan the largest shareholder of Mitsubishi Motors 7211, +16.16%  .

About a dozen members of the Hindu Sena, a Hindu nationalist group, gathered in New Delhi on Wednesday to pray for Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election. Photo: Getty Images
In China, investors were concerned about increased regulatory scrutiny of the initial-public-offering process. The China Securities Regulatory Commission said it would change delisting rules to better protect investors, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
More companies recently have been going public in China by combining with already-listed shell companies, a process known as “backdoor listing.” Shares of two possible takeover targets — Zhejiang Mizuda Printing & Dyeing Group Co. 002034, -2.41%   and Citic Guoan Information Industry Co. 000839, +3.56%  — fell 2.7% and 2.2%, respectively, on worries that such deals could be stalled by stricter regulation.
“Recent official announcements show that the regulator will lean towards a more conservative stance,” said Zheng Chunming, an analyst at Capital Securities. “The market is expected to correct further.”
One bright spot for the region was the energy sector. Australian oil producers BHP Billiton BHP, +0.22% BLT, -1.64% BHP, +0.66%  and Woodside Petroleum WPL, +2.42%  rose 0.2% and 2.4%, respectively, after U.S. oil prices rallied overnight to a fresh 2016 high.
In other markets, Philippine stocks sank PSEI, -0.97%  , reducing the gain for the week to 4.7%. Stocks had surged earlier in the week after unofficial election results showed presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte headed for victory. As expected, the Philippine central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 4%.

The Guardian | UK | Media Media Briefing: Today's Media Stories From The Papers


Top story on MediaGuardian

BBC to be forced to reveal pay of stars including Evans, Lineker and Norton
White paper to propose publishing salaries of all presenters paid above £450,000, and handing of BBC governance to Ofcom

Top comment on MediaGuardian

ITV revenues rise 14% to £755m but it warns over Brexit fears
Sales growth driven by strong performance at production arm ITV Studios

Today’s headlines

The GuardianBBC to be forced to reveal pay of biggest stars as white paper signals future. P5
US Antiques Roadshow expert puts $50,000 valuation on schoolgirl’s jug. P5
Row over Nigel Farage v David ACmeron debate on ITV. P6
French minister’s U-turn over claims by journalist. P23
How India fell out with Facebook. P29-31
Letters: nervous times for those wanting to protect BBC. P34
Ian Birrell: Tories meddle with the BBC at their peril. P35
Obituary: pioneering magazine editor Sally Brampton. P37
Kathryn Flett on Sally Brampton. G2 P10-11
Daily Telegraph
David Cameron rejects TV debates on Europe. P1
NAO to get its teeth into BBC finances. P1,5
BBC to hand over £8m a year to local newspapers. P5
Is Jeremy Clarkson signalling his displeasure to BBC with name of new series? P9
Sali Hughes on pioneering magazine editor Sally Brampton. P23
Obituary: Only Fools and Horses producer Gareth Gwenlan. P27
Three’s multimillion-pound Muppet ad banned. Business P1
Financial Times
David Cameron intervenes in BBC debate. P2
BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead needs to build up credibility. P2
Google to bar payday loan ads. P15
Vivendi’s Vincent Bolloré puts his son on the board. P16
The Times
BBC stars keep pay deals secret after government climbdown. P1,2
Pioneering magazine editor Sally Brampton loses battle with depression. P5
Facebook lands in legal minefield over claims of leftwing bias. P17
Google to bar payday loan ads. P17
Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon series to be called The Grand Tour. P18
Sally Brampton book extract. Times2 P4-5
Obituary: Sally Brampton. P55
iMega pay deals at BBC to be revealed. P1, P6
PM condems sexist online bullying after BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg is accused of bias. P4
Licence-fee payers to get iPlayer access overseas. P6
Funding for 150 reporters with media rivals can boost democracy. P6
Payday loan adverts banned by Google. P11
Andrew Grice: Corbyn is failing to handle the press. P16
Jeremy Clarkson rejects Gear Knobs and goes with The Grand Tour. P17
Why Stefan Golaszewski wrote a sitcom about grief. P36
Wall Street JournalVincent Bolloré tightens his hold on Vivendi. B1
Axel Springer targets US for digital push. B1
Daily Mail
Mail correction on ONS report on children and social media. P2
China blocks BBC World broadcasts of Queen’s comments. P7
Associated Newspapers fined over pixellated photograph. P8
Country Life features 87-year-old model. P20
Daily ExpressQueen Vic landlady Peggy’s right royal send-off. P8
iPlayer fans to pay BBC fee. P9
Sex charges for BBC radio presenters. P20
Jeremy Clarkson’s new show to be called The Grand Tour. P27
The SunBBC stars keep pay deals secret after government climbdown. P2
David Cameron slams online abuse faced by laura Kuenssberg. P2
Radio 4 listeners shocked by reference to ‘dick pics’ in Woman’s Hour. P3
China blocks BBC World broadcasts of Queen’s comments. P8
Top Gear boss has contract stating she can never be left alone with Chris Evans. P9
Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon series to be called The Grand Tour. P9
Gloria Hunniford on Cliff Richard’s ‘nightmare’. P12-13
BBC Leicester presenters charged with child sex offences. P27
ITV axes world war two drama Home Fires. P35
Daily MirrorEastEnders films Peggy Mitchell’s funeral. P1, P7
Strictly desperate to sign Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery. P3
Jeremy Clarkson’s new show to be called The Grand Tour. P4
Louis Walsh to return to The X Factor with ‘just shy of a million’ fee. P7
BBC’s stars to have their pay revealed. P12
Fury at Eamonn Holmes’s Hillsborough comment. P17
No sleep for TV box-set fans. P31
Daily StarJeremy Clarkson’s new show to be called The Grand Tour. P3
Storm as Eamonn Holmes compares West Ham riot clash to Hillsborough. P5
EastEnders films Peggy Mitchell’s funeral. P9
Two married BBC radio presenters appear in court accused of sex offences. P11
Written-out TV characters who returned. P25
Springwatch spin-off Unsprung to get a new look. P26

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