Friday, January 19

ByKevin Sheekey

Most Read on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 8 Hours):
As Bitcoin Sinks, Crypto Bros Party Hard on Blockchain Cruise (Bloomberg)


Most Emailed (Last 24 Hours):
Greenwich Mansions Get Biggest Discounts Since Lehman Fell (Bloomberg)


What’s the best way to enjoy a U.S. government shutdown: Trump to Mark One-Year Anniversary with Gala at Mar-a-Lago (Bloomberg)

Get smart fast: What Shuts Down During a U.S. Government Shutdown (Bloomberg QuickTake)


Davos Preview: In a role reversal, Chinese President Xi Jinping heads into next week’s World Economic Forum as a bigger champion of globalization than the U.S. president. Trump, whose “America First” policy is likely to face a chilly reception, has overseen a historic drop in how the U.S. is viewed overseas, according to a Gallup survey. As Trump Shreds Global Trade Deals, Xi Basks in ‘Davos Man’ Role (Bloomberg)



Make Britain Great Again: Boris Johnson proposes a 22-mile bridge across the Channel, but will France pay for it? ‘No specific plans’ for Boris Johnson’s Channel bridge (BBC)


Germany still can’t agree on September election results. Is it better to have no leader and good government or leadership who can’t keep government open? When Merkel Seeks Breakthrough in Marathon Talks on Government (Bloomberg)


A new travel industry coalition is urging the Trump administration to help stem a drop in international visitors to the U.S. America Has A Foreign Tourist Problem (Bloomberg)


Bloomberg plans to combine its Bloomberg Gadfly and Bloomberg View operations into one site called Bloomberg Opinion. Bloomberg to Combine Gadfly, View into One Site (Talking Biz News)


Tech burst: Our new robot overlords will be so fast and precise they can be used to correct surgeons’ hand tremors during operations. This tiny robot moves so fast on camera it’s just a blur (The Verge)

Tweet for your Weekend in London:

@MikeBloomberg: Today our Best of Bloomberg volunteers joined @CirqueBijou & @LambethAcademy students to kick off #LumiereLDN outside our new European HQ. Running through Jan 21, Londoners can view 50+ stunning artworks each night from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. #BloombergService http://mikebloom.bg/2DJURps


Best of Late Night:

“When she arrived, he was wearing sweatpants, and they ended up eating in his hotel room. Sweatpants, eating in the bedroom: Even back then he was preparing for the presidency.”
​– Stephen Colbert

“Congress had 24 hours to pass a short-term spending bill if they want to avoid a shutdown. Trump told them to do their jobs, then went back to announcing the winners of a made-up awards show.”
— Jimmy Fallon

Video of the Week:

On the eve of the second Women’s March on Saturday, Samantha Bee tackles the latest developments in the #MeToo movement, saying: “We know the difference between a rapist, a workplace harasser and an Aziz Ansari. That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about any of them.”

Watch here.

And find a local Women’s March here: When and where is the Women’s March 2018? (USA Today)