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📺 “Axios on HBO” Season 2 returns 6 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, Oct. 20 on HBO. Tune in: Oct. 20 & 27 + Nov. 3 & 10. Bonus: “Axios on HBO” renewed for 2020 & 2021. They may even let me be on the show this season to talk about the markets.

Situational awareness:

  • Hong Kong's stock exchange retracted its nearly $37 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange. (NYT)
  • Analysts cut their profit estimates for SoftBank’s Vision Fund by more than $5 billion, citing the stock declines of Uber and Slack and the withdrawn WeWork IPO. (Bloomberg)
  • The U.S. added 28 new Chinese entities to an export blacklist Monday, citing their role in Beijing’s repression of Muslims. (WSJ)
  • The Turkish lira had its largest single day drop since March after President Trump threatened to "obliterate" Turkey's economy ahead of expected military operations in Syria. (FT)

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