Tuesday, June 19

ByKevin Sheekey

Good Morning from Bloomberg, London.

The Three Lions (British crest for the uniformed) roared yesterday in a 2-1 victory! England won its opening match against Tunisia on two goals by team captain Harry Kane. No team in the World Cup gets more publicity than England, no nation has a longer history with the game and no fan base suffers disappointment on such a consistent and predictable basis. Here’s hoping England continues to roar into the next round.

In an oped just published by The Evening Standard, Mike Bloomberg tells Londoners: Christo Will Wow Us With His Mastaba Spectacular

And the reviews are in:
Christo’s Latest Work Weighs 650 Tons. And It Floats (New York Times)
Christo’s Serpentine Sculpture is a Jaw-Dropping Wonder (Telegraph)

As if Europe didn’t have enough issues already without being bullied, Donald Trump lashes out at Angela Merkel over immigrants overnight.

But fear not for European democracy, if you happened to look up over London yesterday you might have seen a Spitfire in the sky, the iconic airplane that epitomized English fighting spirit during the darkest times of the Battle of Britain. Scroll to the bottom to see photos of the brave aviator.


Most Read on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 24 Hours):
China Vows to Retaliate as Trump Targets $200 Billion in Tariffs (Bloomberg)



Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Warns: The World’s Biggest Economies Not Prepared for Another Recession (Bloomberg)


Financial Regulation Today: European Banks Eyeing Mergers See Gridlock on Friendlier Rules (Bloomberg)



Headlines from around the world.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond Elementary School Named for a Confederate will be renamed for Barack Obama

China Daily: Fresh tariffs show US politics trumping people’s interests

Japan Times: U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercise in move likely to stoke concern in Japan

Korea Times: Seoul expects Kim’s China visit to facilitate denuclearization


Best of Late Night.

“Snapchat is laying off 100 employees. A spokesperson for the company said, ‘It’s weird, it’s like they were here a second ago, and then they just disappeared.’”
— Conan O’Brien

“I read that this year Americans spent around $15 billion on Father’s Day. Kids were like, ‘No problem, I ordered them using your Amazon account.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

For more best of late night from the New York Times, click here.


Photos of the day.

Mike Bloomberg Imperial War Museum

Mike Bloomberg visits the Imperial War Museum in London, June 18, 2018.