Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Face Weak Start as Caution Sets In: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slump as Traders Await Next Week's Fed Move: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 billion: White House

[CNBC] Larry Kudlow, new chief economic advisor to Trump, says China 'has earned a tough response'

[Bloomberg] Key Departures at the White House Raise the Risk of a Trade War

[Bloomberg] Trump Plans to Name Kudlow Top Economic Adviser, CNBC Reports

[CNBC] All that optimism for hot first-quarter economic growth is rapidly fading away

[Bloomberg] The Dollar Is the ‘Big Loser’ in Trump’s Political Turmoil

[Bloomberg] Toys ‘R’ Us Will Proceed With Shutdown of U.S. Operations

[Bloomberg] Fitch Sees Central Banks Gaining Confidence to Tighten Policy

[Reuters] Italy's League leader opens door to government deal with 5-Star

[FT] Regime change leaves hawks ascendant in US foreign policy

[FT] US blames Russia for Skripal attack, in ‘absolute solidarity’ with UK

Wednesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Turn Lower, Dollar Steady on Retail Report: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Rising services costs lift U.S. producer prices in February

[Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall for Third Straight Month

[CNBC] Mortgage refinances fall to decade low

[Bloomberg] Subprime Auto Bonds Caught in Vise of Rising Costs, Bad Loans

[Bloomberg] China’s Factory Output, Investment Rise on Robust Global Demand

[Bloomberg] China Economy's Strong Start Faces Risks at Home and Abroad

[Bloomberg] Draghi Promises to Avoid Surprises as ECB Tiptoes to QE End

[Bloomberg] Why Merkel May Give Up Germany's Shot to Lead the ECB

[Reuters] BOJ Kuroda signals confidence on smooth exit from easy policy

[Bloomberg] Tension Is Running High in U.S. Stocks

[Reuters] British PM May says Russia is culpable for spy poisoning

[Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan says hopes Syria's Afrin town to be captured by Wednesday evening

[FT] Draghi advocates measured pace of ECB interest rate rises

[FT] Russian ambassador says UK engaging in ‘very serious provocation’