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Frontrunning: September 12

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  • Selloff gathers pace as stimulus pullback fears deepen (Reuters)
  • Clinton's bout of pneumonia raises worries for Democrats (Reuters)
  • Google's Self-Driving Car Project Is Losing Out to Rivals (BBG)
  • OPEC sees more oil supply from rivals, implying larger 2017 surplus (Reuters)
  • Oil falls as U.S. drills more (Reuters)
  • Bridgewater Said to Get $22.5 Billion in New Money Since 2015 (BBG)
  • North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time (Reuters)
  • China Rethinks Its Alliance With Reeling Venezuela (WSJ)
  • Florida Tests Divergent Strategies of Clinton, Trump (WSJ)
  • Italy to cut growth forecasts - economy minister tells paper (Reuters)
  • HSBC Banking Vice Chairman Spencer Lake Leaves Firm After Decade (BBG)
  • Hanjin ship unloads in U.S. as fresh funds pledged (Reuters)
  • Brexit Banks Risk Finding No Offices If Quitting London for EU (BBG)
  • Six shot, one dead, at Alabama rally: media reports (Reuters)
  • New Tricks Make ISIS, Once Easily Tracked, a Sophisticated Opponent (WSJ)


Overnight Media Digest




- Hillary Clinton's campaign said Sunday she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and would cancel a planned two-day swing through California, hours after the Democratic presidential nominee abruptly left a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York for what her aides described as her feeling "overheated." on.wsj.com/2c2Mu8Z


- China's concerns about Venezuela's debt and the safety of expatriates there have prompted emergency meetings between the Chinese envoy and state companies. on.wsj.com/2conexu


- Hundreds gathered in lower Manhattan Sunday morning to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and to honor the thousands of people who lost their lives. on.wsj.com/2chUGEz


- Islamic State terrorists now use a mix of encrypted chat apps, face-to-face meetings, written notes and misdirection, all of which leave few electronic clues for Western intelligence agencies. on.wsj.com/2cbMERD


- With less than four weeks until Florida officials start mailing ballots to voters, the race in the nation's biggest swing state is shaping up to be a defining test of political enthusiasm versus traditional organization. on.wsj.com/2cPoeJo


- Investors who had bet heavily on calm seas ahead were jolted Friday as prices of stocks, bonds, oil and gold all slid amid mounting concerns over the willingness and ability of central banks to prop up markets. on.wsj.com/2chRyqL


- A major financial scandal swirling around the Malaysian prime minister is drawing fresh attention to his glamorous wife, Rosmah Mansor, who newly revealed documents show has racked up at least $6 million in credit card charges in recent years -despite having no known source of income beyond her husband's salary. on.wsj.com/2c3rNOW






New Age, an Africa-focused oil explorer, is considering an initial public offering that would put it among the UK's biggest independent oil companies by market capitalisation.


Korea Electric Power Corp, a South Korean energy group, is closing in on a multibillion investment in a new nuclear power station near Sellafield on the Cumbrian coast.


The UK Treasury said it would ask parliament to approve new regulations allowing insurance-linked securities (ILS) to be issued in London from next year.


Tesla Motors Inc has unveiled an update to its autopilot technology, which will now rely mainly on radar sensors after a fatal crash raised questions on the safety of the system.






- Tesla Motors is readying improvements to its Autopilot technology that might have prevented an accident in May that took the life of an Ohio man, Tesla's chief executive said on Sunday. http://nyti.ms/2ckLJeu


- More than 11 years after civil charges were filed, New York's case against Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chief executive of insurance giant American International Group, goes to trial this week. http://nyti.ms/2ckMpAg


- Amazon and Pandora Media are set to introduce new versions of their streaming services in coming weeks, charging as little as $5 a month, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the plans who spoke on condition of anonymity because the process was ongoing. http://nyti.ms/2ckMd43


- Rob Pardo, who was the lead designer on Blizzard's World of Warcraft, plans to announce the formation of a new company, Bonfire Studios, with a handful of game veterans. http://nyti.ms/2ckMMem






The Times


Simon Kirby, the boss of HS2, the high-speed railway, is leaving to join Rolls-Royce Holdings plc as chief operating officer. http://bit.ly/2cPGEh2


A nuclear power station being built in France using the same design earmarked for Hinkley Point in Somerset may have to restrict its output or could be abandoned because of the costs of correcting safety flaws, experts have warned. http://bit.ly/2cPHWsC


The Guardian


Britain's economy will grind to a near standstill over the coming months as post-referendum uncertainty triggers a slump in business investment, a leading business group has warned as it slashed its growth forecasts. http://bit.ly/2chqDv6


Royal Dutch Shell Plc has started production at the world's deepest underwater oil and gas field, 1.8 miles beneath the sea surface in the Gulf of Mexico. http://bit.ly/2chptzN


The Telegraph


The chairman of Tesco Plc, John Allan, has blamed the supermarket industry's near obsession with opening more shops for its past errors. http://bit.ly/2chq9Fs


Sky News


The motor insurance group esure Group Plc is this week set to unveil plans for a 500 million pound demerger of its price comparison unit, Go Compare. http://bit.ly/2chpGTI


North Korea has dismissed as "laughable" moves by the United States to impose fresh sanctions following its fifth nuclear test. http://bit.ly/2chpAM5


The Independent


Theresa May should begin the formal process of Brexit within a matter of weeks rather than waiting until next year to trigger Article 50, according to former minister John Whittingdale. http://ind.pn/2chpiVm


French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of planning an "imminent terror" attack. http://ind.pn/2chpF25







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