Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow drops more than 200 points as Trump tariffs reignite trade-war fears

[CNBC] US allies quickly fire back at Trump's tariffs – escalating an already-tense trade battle

[Reuters] U.S. hits allies with tariffs as trade war fears rise

[CNBC] 'Protectionism, pure and simple:' Europe promises WTO action over US tariffs

[Reuters] Italy's League, 5-Star clinch deal on coalition government: sources

[BloombergQ] Italy Populists Surge to Power in Challenge to Europe

[Reuters] Loan repricings lead to market fatigue as deals pulled

[BloombergQ] What Spain's Socialists Want in Pushing Out Rajoy: QuickTake

[WSJ] U.S. Tariffs Prompt Anger, Retaliation From Trade Allies

[FT] Spain’s opposition secures votes to oust Mariano Rajoy

[FT] Italy turmoil accelerates outflows from Europe

[FT] Italy buys back €500m of its debt amid political woes

[FT] Make America 1929 again

Thursday's News Links

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop, Bonds Rise as Trade Tensions Simmer: Markets Wrap

[BloombergQ] Trump Slaps Steel Tariffs on Closest Allies as Tensions Rise

[Reuters] U.S. to impose tariffs on EU steel, aluminum

[Reuters] Europe will give determined response to any U.S. tariffs: Merkel

[Reuters] German carmakers hit by report Trump threatens to drive them off U.S. streets

[Reuters] U.S. consumer spending records biggest gain in five months

[Reuters] Salvini, Di Maio to meet in last-ditch bid to avert Italian election

[Reuters] Spanish PM's future in balance as no-confidence debate hots up

[Reuters] China May factory growth at 8-month high, but tight funding hits smaller firms

[Reuters] Japan's factory output growth slumps in April, dims production prospects

[BloombergQ] Italy's President Asks Populists: Call Me When You're Ready

[BloombergQ] EU Braces for Trump Broadside as Steel Tariff Deadline Looms

[CNBC] Euro zone inflation well above expectations in May

[CNBC] Deutsche Bank US operations designated to be in 'troubled condition' by the Fed

[CNBC] A $523 monthly payment is the new standard for car buyers

[BloombergQ] Soros Contention on Global Crisis `Ridiculous,' Gorman Says

[WSJ] Storm Clouds Gather Over the Fed

[WSJ] Why Italian Markets Were Primed for a Blowup

[WSJ] Fed Backs Easing Volcker Rule Restrictions on Big Banks’ Trading

[FT] Italy turmoil gives Draghi dilemma over ECB’s plan of action

[FT] Rajoy under fire: how Spain’s PM could be pushed out