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Aug 16, 2016

FT Markets - August 16, 2016: Why Basel Matters to Exchanges

WSJ | Closing Forex on August 16, 2016

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Major Currencies

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on August 16, 2016

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Major Indexes5:45 p.m. EDT 08/16/16

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on August 16, 2016

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Biggest Decliners
4:31 pm ET 08/16/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on August 16, 2016

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Biggest Gainers
4:31 pm ET 08/16/2016
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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on August 16, 2016

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Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:31 pm ET 08/16/2016
NYSE

SEC Press Release - August 16, 2016: Company Punished for Severance Agreements That Removed Financial Incentives for Whistleblowing

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a California-based health insurance provider has agreed to pay a $340,000 penalty for illegally using severance agreements requiring outgoing employees to waive their ability to obtain monetary awards from the SEC’s whistleblower program.

DealBook Afternoon News Summary - August 16, 2016: Top Story | Highlights | Buzz Tracker | Looking Ahead

The New York Times
Top Story
DEAL PROFESSOR
Expect Little Antitrust Challenge to Walmart’s Bid for Jet.com
By STEVEN DAVIDOFF SOLOMON
Regulators are stuck in an outdated view of the world, while the internet giants are more attuned to the threat of nascent competitors.

CMI Spot Prices Closing on August 16, 2016

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

GOLD

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$1,355.15+$8.80$1,345.45$1,326.25$1,119.30

SILVER

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$19.90+$0.03$19.88$20.18$15.35

PLATINUM

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$1,125.70+$7.50$1,162.10$1,092.80$1,003.30

PALLADIUM

TODAYCHANGEWEEK AGOMONTH AGOYEAR AGO
$702.15+$12.80$696.00$649.80$615.05

GOLD/SILVER RATIO

68.10

European Markets at Close Report, by CNBC on August 16, 2016: Commodity Bounce Fails to Spark Europe Markets

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European stocks finished firmly in the red on Tuesday, as strong performances in oil, mining stocks and sterling failed to electrify markets in the region.

ESA | New Residential Construction - August 16, 2016: : Building Permits in July 2016 Were at a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate , Down 0.1% Fro Revised June Rate But Up 0.9 % From July 2015.

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Building permits in July 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,152,000, down 0.1 percent from the revised June rate, but up 0.9 percent from July 2015.

CNBC Metal Commodities - August 16, 2016: Gold Climbs as Dollar Dives on Lower US rate Hike Prospects

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Gold rose around 1 percent on Tuesday as a series of lower-than-expected U.S. economic data weighed on the dollar and reduced prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year.
Spot gold rose 0.8 percent at $1,349.99. U.S. gold rose 0.6 percent to $1,355.70 an ounce.
Spot gold was within reach of a more than two-year high of $1,374.91 hit last month as investors sought refuge from volatility across financial markets following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

BLE News Release on August 16, 2016: CPI for All Items Unchanged in July; Gasoline Index Falls, Shelter Index Rises Again

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Asian Markets at Close Report, by MarketWatch on August 16, 2016: Nikkei Falls, Driven by Stronger Yen, Slide in Oil


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Shares in Asia were mixed on Tuesday, with record levels seen in the U.S. market overnight offset by a dip in oil prices and a much stronger yen.

The Guardian | Media | Media Briefing - August 16, 2016: Bake Off, John Inverdale, Twitter Streaming

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The big story

The 12 contestants for the UK’s most-loved TV programme, the Great British Bake Off, have been unveiled and given the show’s success last year the pressure is on. There are all sorts of cultural questions for the new series of GBBO: will viewer appetite for nostalgia ever be sated? how will a show about a gentle kind of Britishness fare in a brasher post-Brexit world? and are macaroons really over?
But the show’s status as the BBC’s biggest also highlights questions about the future of the BBC itself. Along with Strictly Come Dancing, Bake Off is the sort of distinctive programme many think no one but the BBC would have commissioned. But with the contract with producers Love Productions up for renewal after this series, can a cash strapped corporation hang on to its biggest hit?
The answer to that question, and in particular how much the BBC is prepared to pay to keep the ratings jewel in its crown, will tell us a fair bit about what sort of broadcaster it sees itself being once its charter is renewed at the end of the year.

Media Guardian top stories

BBC stands by John Inverdale, saying Olympic tennis gaffe was ‘simple error’
Can Dündar announces he is stepping down as editor of Turkish paper
Radio 5 Live axes Non League Football Show – but it will continue as podcast
Kim Cattrall and Toby Jones to star in new BBC Agatha Christie adaptation
Johnston Press may buy back debt to ease its financial headache

The best of the rest

Twitter is in talks to bring its live-streamed sports to Apple TV, says the NYT
Twitter is in talks to bring its live-streamed sports to Apple TV, says the NYT. Photograph: James Kenney/AP
Continental drift: The New European is taking its anti-Brexit journalism to Europe with distribution in Brussels, Strasbourg, Paris and Berlin, says Press Gazette
Pay and display: Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire who bankrupted Nick Denton, gives a bizarre defence of his crusade against Gawker in the NYT
Fun filter: More than 50m people have watched the Olympics on Snapchat as broadcasters such as the BBC and NBC embrace the platform, says the FT (£)
Fair and balanced: Donald Trump has released a “media accountability” survey asking all the right questions, reports USA Today
Up Periscope: Twitter is in talks to bring its live streaming of sports to Apple TV, reports the New York Times
Going underground: Vodafone is sponsoring the special late night edition of the Evening Standard for the launch of London’s 24-hour tube, says Campaign
Busttown rats? Bob Geldof’s Ten Alps is winding down a loss-making publishing division, says the Telegraph.

And finally....

If you were looking for evidence that silly season has started then look no further than the Essex Chronicle live blogging a one-man protest to save a telephone box.
— Essex Chronicle (@EssexChronicle) August 15, 2016
A pensioner is staging a one-man protest inside a Billericay phone box - and we have live updateshttps://t.co/3gtewdQoC7