Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian stocks lifted by U.S.-China trade talk hopes

[Reuters] Wall Street climbs on trade hopes, government budget deal

[Reuters] Trump says he could let China trade deal deadline slip, 'not inclined to'

[AP] National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion

[Reuters] Fed's George says she backed pausing rate hikes in order to assess impact

[Reuters] Red flags emerge as Americans' debt load hits another record

[Reuters] U.S. small business confidence falls to more than two-year low

[Reuters] U.S. job openings hit record high; workers more scarce

[CNBC] A record number of Americans are 90 days behind on their car payments

[Reuters] Fed to finalize plans to end balance sheet runoff 'at coming meetings': Mester

[Reuters] California will not complete $77 billion high-speed rail project: governor

[CNBC] Fed's Powell puts focus on spreading benefits of a strong economy

[Reuters] Italy PM calls for fairer Europe, faces EU anger

[Bloomberg] Passive Funds Overtake Stock-Pickers in the U.S. Large-Cap Market

[Bloomberg] The Fear Is Gone From the Biggest U.S. Junk Rally in a Decade

[NYT] U.S.-China Trade Talks Face Big Obstacle: Ensuring That Promises Are Kept

[WSJ] China, U.S. Seek Broad Outline of a Trade Pact This Week

[WSJ] Trump Signals He May Not Support Border-Funds Deal

[FT] Santander shocks market with bond decision

Tuesday's News Links

[Reuters] Global stocks ride high as 'risk-on' reigns supreme

[Reuters] Oil prices rise on OPEC output cuts, as U.S. sanctions bite

[Reuters] U.S. lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

[Reuters] Trump not made decision about border security deal: official

[Reuters] Top U.S. officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms

[Bloomberg] Trump Wants to Meet With Xi ‘Very Soon’ Over Trade War, Adviser Says

[Reuters] Debt guarantee tangle: China's private firms hit by default contagion

[Reuters] Northern China pollution up 16 percent in January

[Reuters] Past Misdeeds Are Coming Back to Haunt Turkey's Central Bank

[NYT] Latest Warning Sign for Markets: A Possible ‘Earnings Recession’

[WSJ] China, U.S. Seek to Narrow Gap on Trade for Trump, Xi to Close at a Summit

[WSJ] Europe’s Biggest Job Opening in Years: President of the ECB

[WSJ] China’s Developers Go on Borrowing Spree

[FT] Watch out for China’s trade red lines as anniversaries loom

[FT] China bulks up on gold reserves for a second consecutive month