Here's the latest for Friday August 18th: Kofi Annan has died at age 80; Thousands are stranded amid Kerala floods; Italy's leader demands safe roads as bridge toll rises to 43; Anti-Brexit video game paints dark vision of future Britain. (Aug. 18)
A strong earthquake has jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people
Aug.17 -- Convertible debt has emerged as a rare bright spot in the beleaguered fixed-income market this year, boosted by a rallying share market and rising interest rates. The combination has triggered the fastest pace of new sales in a decade, led by technology companies. Raymond James' Kevin Giddis, Nomura's George Goncalves, and Aberdeen Standard Investments' Luke Hickmore discuss with Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro.
Aug.17 -- Turkey's currency crisis, trade fears and other geopolitical tensions sent European banks, EM equities and copper to bear territory this week. But the U.S. remained unscathed. U.S. equity bulls shrugged off a slew of market routs elsewhere to see no end to the SPX's decoupling impulse. Raymond James' Kevin Giddis, Nomura's George Goncalves, and Aberdeen Standard Investments' Luke Hickmore debate the outlook for U.S. exceptionalism.
Aug.17 -- Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees at a meeting that plans to re-enter China with a search engine are “exploratory” and in “early stages". Bloomberg's Alistair Barr has more on "Bloomberg Technology."
Italian firefighters on Saturday released drone footage showing emergency efforts to secure the area around the highway bridge in Genoa that collapsed on Tuesday. (Aug. 18)
When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, Tilos will become the first island in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power