Saturday, December 03, 2016

Today's Headlines

  • Erdogan Says Turkey Faces ‘Economic Sabotage’ as Lira Plunges. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his political enemies are trying to sabotage the economy by speculating on the stock market, foreign exchange rate and interest rates after failing to overthrow his administration in July. The lira plunged to record lows over the past week even as Erdogan urged Turks to convert their foreign currency savings into liras and gold while vowing to keep up his fight against high interest rates.
  • Italy Referendum: What to Watch Into the Night on Sunday.
  • Electric Cars Could Take an OPEC-Sized Bite From Oil Demand.
  • Summers Slams Trump’s Carrier Move as Threat to Capitalism. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers blasted Donald Trump’s deal with United Technologies Corp. to keep factory jobs in Indianapolis, labeling the president-elect’s intervention as a dangerous shift away from American capitalism. Summers, a Democrat who was Treasury chief under then-President Bill Clinton, argued that rich and successful countries have a strong foundation of rules-based capitalism. He said Trump skirted that tradition when he used a “combination of carrots and sticks” to prevent United Technologies from sending jobs at its Carrier plant to Mexico. He called that “an act of ad hoc deal capitalism.”
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