Jack Taylor/Getty Images Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.  1. The European Union plans to give itself powers to move euro clearing business away from London’s financial sector to the EU after Brexit and adopt a model closer to that operated by the United States, Reuters reported. The draft law would force euro-denominated clearing business to […]

Reuters / Peter Nicholls Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.  1. US President Donald Trump pressed his controversial travel ban plans, calling for an expedited judicial review and urging his administration to seek a tougher version of the proposal. “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically […]

Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during an interview with French daily newspaper Le Figaro in Paris, France May 29, 2017. Picture taken May 29, 2017. Good morning! Here’s what you need to know in markets on Thursday. 1. President Donald Trump has decided to take the US out of the Paris climate accord, […]

Donald Bowers/Getty Images The worlds of finance and the humanities seem distant. The cold calculus and material emphasis of finance seems about as far removed as one can imagine from the inquiring, open-ended approach of the humanities and its emphasis on meaning. As I researched my book, The Wisdom of Finance, I was surprised to […]

PA Jeremy Paxman hosting a Brexit debate for Channel 4 last year. Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.  1. Newly-inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron appointed a conservative prime minister on Monday. Edouard Philippe, 46, a lawmaker and mayor of port city Le Havre, is from the moderate wing of the main center-right The Republicans […]

Bryan Logan/Business Insider 2017 Infiniti Q60S Infiniti has always been the odd one out in the luxury car segment. The automaker is an offshoot of Nissan, and like its Lexus and Acura counterparts — which are offshoots of Toyota and Honda, respectively — it has never quite been viewed as a genuine luxury marque. It shares […]