Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

[Bloomberg] Stocks, Commodities Climb as Trade Optimism Builds: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil gains as investors grow optimistic over OPEC output deal

[Reuters] Brazil markets fall as Cabinet scandal shadows pension overhaul

[Reuters] New round of U.S.-China trade talks begins Tuesday

[Reuters] EU says it will react swiftly if Trump hits it with car tariffs

[Reuters] Auto industry lines up against possible U.S. tariffs

[Bloomberg] Turkey Cuts the Amount of Cash Banks Need to Hold

[FT] Chinese police launch dragnet for peer-to-peer lenders

[FT] China developers snap up distressed real estate debt

[FT] We need to talk about Bunds

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism

[Reuters] U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House

[AP] China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

[AP] EU to react swiftly if Trump slaps tariffs on EU cars

[Reuters] Architect of BOJ stimulus calls for big fiscal spending backed by c.bank

[Reuters] Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

[AP] China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

[WSJ] Negative Yields Mount Along With Europe’s Problems

[WSJ] Munich Conference Highlights a Divided U.S.

[FT] Federal Reserve nears decisions on its asset portfolio

[FT] US secured bond sales jump as red-hot loans cool

[FT] German export machine braces for global shocks

[FT] Angry words in Munich speak to fraying Atlanticism