Frontrunning: January 14


  • House Unveils $1.01 Trillion Measure to Fund Government (BBG)

  • Credit Suisse Tells Junior Bankers to Take Saturdays Off (BBG)

  • Spot the odd word out: ECB Sees Bad-Debt Rules as Threat to Credible Bank Review (BBG)

  • Insert laugh track here: Spain GDP grows at fastest pace in almost six years (FT)

  • Scandinavian Debt Crisis Waiting to Happen Puzzles Krugman (BBG)

  • Fed Said to Release Plan to Limit Banks’ Commodities Activities (BBG)

  • Thai Protesters Extend Blockade After Rejecting Poll Talks (BBG)

  • China provinces set lower growth goals for 2014 (BBG)

  • South Korea cuts future reliance on nuclear power, but new plants likely (Reuters)

  • U.S. Posts Record December Surplus on Fannie Mae Payments (BBG)

  • Euro-Zone Industrial Production Jumps (WSJ)


 


Overnight Media Digest


WSJ


The Telegraph


SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: UK'S CREDIT RATING COULD BE THREATENED AS TREASURY GUARANTEES SCOTLAND'S DEBT


Bond traders welcome the Treasury's confirmation that it will stand by all UK debt in the event of Scottish independence but credit rating agencies could be concerned about the UK's bigger burden.


OECD SAYS GROWTH CONTINUES TO 'FIRM' IN UK


Britain is leading a small band of advanced economies where growth is "firming" and the recovery gaining traction, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


The Guardian


JAPAN'S SUNTORY BUYS MAKER OF JIM BEAM BOURBON


Illinois-based Beam Inc, the drinks group behind Jim Beam bourbon as well as Scotch whiskies Teacher's and Laphroaig, has been sold to Japanese whisky distiller Suntory as part of a $16 billion deal.


HOMESERVE FACES 35 MLN STG REGULATOR FINE


Home emergencies and repairs group HomeServe has received a draft "warning notice" from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is set to be fined 34.5 million pounds for mis-selling and poor complaints handling.


The Times


PREDATOR RALLIES INVESTORS IN $62 BLN BID FOR TIME WARNER


The American cable television operator Charter Communications stunned Wall Street and the media world on Monday night by mounting an audacious $62.3billion bid, including debt, for its much larger rival Time Warner Cable .


GOOGLE ACQUIRES NEST FOR $3.2 BILLION


Google Inc continued its push into becoming a maker of consumer electronics by acquiring Nest, a company that sells "smart" thermostats and smoke alarms, in a deal worth $3.2 billion.


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