Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Tech Surge Sends Stock Indexes to Record Highs: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Gain After Report That Trump Is Leaning Toward Powell for Fed Chair

[Reuters] Oil up 2 percent, Brent hits $60/bbl on support for extending curbs

[Reuters] Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration

[Bloomberg] Spain Gets Ready to Take Control After Catalonia Declares Independence

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Dollar Extends Gain on U.S. Tax Moves, Growth: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Trump Leans Toward Jay Powell as Next Fed Chairman

[Bloomberg] U.S. Growth at Above-Forecast 3% on Consumer, Business Spending

[Bloomberg] Tax Plan Has Lobbyists Swarming, Lawmakers Asking What’s in It?

[Bloomberg] It’s Going to Stay a Yellen Fed No Matter Who Gets the Job

[Bloomberg] Fed Candidate Taylor Calls for Reforms That Echo Trump Agenda

[Politico] How the GOP Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spending

[Bloomberg] Weidmann Says ECB Should Have Set Clear End Date for Bond Buying

[Bloomberg] ECB Sees Option for Ending QE With Short Taper in 2018

[Bloomberg] Catalonia’s Parliament Votes in Favor for Independence

[Bloomberg] Bond Volatility Shows Signs of Life as Rates Divergence Widens

[Reuters] Spain set to impose direct rule in Catalonia as crisis spirals

[Reuters] Japan consumer prices rise for ninth straight month; energy key driver

[Bloomberg] Australia Government in Crisis as Deputy PM Ejected in Citizenship Ruling

[Bloomberg] After $6 Billion Wipeout, Wine County Fires Still Imperil PG&E

[Bloomberg] On North Korea Border, Mattis Says Kim Threatening ‘Catastrophe’

[WSJ] Chinese Banks’ Capital Cushion Isn’t So Comfy

[WSJ] Billionaire Boom: More of Them, With More Billions