Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Afternoon Links

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Fall as Haven Bid Ebbs Ahead of French Election

[Bloomberg] The Fed's Sticking to Its Rate-Hike Plan Despite Soft Patch

[CNBC] The market suddenly doubts the Fed will raise rates twice more this year

[Bloomberg] Kuroda Says Current Purchase Pace to Continue for Some Time

[Bloomberg] Yen Pre-Trump High Looms on Geopolitical Risk, Reflation Unwind

[Bloomberg] Euro-Area Consumer Confidence Matches Highest Since 2007: Chart

[Bloomberg] U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop to Five-Month Low With 30-Year at 3.97%

[Bloomberg] Fannie-Freddie Plan Would Create Utilities, Add Competitors

[CNN] US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert'

[WSJ] U.S. Farmers, Who Once Fed the World, Are Overtaken by New Powers

[FT] Threat of US shutdown looms on the horizon

[FT] China bond party attracts few takers

Thursday's News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Treasuries, Dollar Retreat: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise While Benefit Rolls at 17-Year Low

[Reuters] Chasing pair Fillon, Melenchon level as French election nears

[CNBC] Republicans have a new plan to repeal Obamacare — and here it is

[Reuters] U.S. House banking chairman unveils Dodd-Frank replacement

[Bloomberg] ECB Officials Inch Toward the Day They Discuss Stimulus Exit

[Bloomberg] PBOC's Ma Says China Weighing Impact of Shadow Banking Rules

[Reuters] China's banking regulator warns trust firms of rising danger: sources

[Bloomberg] China Sage Tips 'Destruction' of Leverage Trades as Stocks Slide

[Reuters] China capital outflows stabilized in first quarter as capital controls bite

[Bloomberg] Japanese Exports Surge to End First Quarter on Strong Note

[Politico] White House eyes harder line on shutdown talks

[Reuters] House Speaker Ryan sees long battle over tax reform

[Reuters] North Korea warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike' as U.S. plans next move

[Bloomberg] Tillerson Faults Iran Nuclear Accord as U.S. Plans New Review

[WSJ] China Shakes Up Financial Regulators in Scramble for Stability

[FT] Markets may be too sanguine about French election risk

[FT] Goldman Sachs crashes to bottom of the class as bets turn sour