Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street ends higher on optimism over trade talks

[MarketWatch] U.S. Treasury yield curve flattest in 11 years, moving one step closer to inversion

[BloombergQ] Turkish Lira Leads Global Losses on Downgrades, Sanction Concern

[Reuters] Exclusive: Trump says not thrilled with Fed's Powell for raising rates

[BloombergQ] Trump Complains to Donors in the Hamptons About Powell’s Rate Hikes

[CNBC] Trump takes another shot at Fed Chairman Jerome Powell for raising rates

[Reuters] Fed's Bostic still expects one more rate increase in 2018

[BloombergQ] ECB's Weidmann Says Central Banks May Need to Tackle Imbalances

[BloombergQ] Doors Slam Shut for China Deals Around the World

[BloombergQ] India’s Current Account Deficit Likely To Widen To 2.8% Of GDP This Fiscal, Says Nomura

Monday's News Links

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Track Gains Across Europe, Asia: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Trade war puts new strains on America Inc's factories in China

[Reuters] Exclusive: China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. sanctions - sources

[Reuters] Italy's Salvini says government will stand up against market attacks

[CNBC] Don't expect a 'grand bargain' from new US-China trade talks, expert says

[Reuters] Qatar and Turkey central banks sign swap agreement: Qatar central bank

[AP] Defiant Erdogan casts Turkey currency crisis in religious, patriotic terms

[BloombergQ] Venezuela's 95% Devaluation Adds to Chaos After Drone Attack

[BloombergQ] Bridge Disaster - Italy’s Moment of Truth

[Reuters] ECB on course to normalise monetary policy - Bundesbank chief tells paper

[Reuters] BOJ may be 'stealth tapering' in stock markets, analysts say

[NYT] Greece’s Bailout Is Ending. The Pain Is Far From Over.

[WSJ] At Heart of New Fed Debate: Bonds or Bills?

[WSJ] Luxury Apartment Sales Plummet in New York City

[WSJ] Venezuelan Crisis Escalates as President’s Economic Plans Fuel Tensions

[FT] US banks tap the brakes on consumer credit

[FT] Beijing residential rents jump 25% in July

[FT] Chinese shadow banking contraction set to moderate – Moody’s

[FT] King dollar: Hedge funds sharpen bet on rising greenback