Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares rise as 'phase one' trade deal fans confidence

[Reuters] Oil prices fall but hold near three-month high on trade deal agreement

[Reuters] Japan December factory activity shrinks for eighth month, output slump worsens: flash PMI

[CNBC] With Xi’s backing, China looks to become a world leader in blockchain as US policy is absent

[Bloomberg] World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Returns Are Found in Tiny Singapore

[NYT] Trump Officials Praise Gains From China Deal, but They Come at a Cost

[WSJ] Fed’s Control Over Rates Tested by Growing U.S. Budget Deficits

Sunday's News Links

[CNBC] Congress faces high-stakes week with impeachment, trade and funding votes ahead

[Reuters] China suspends planned tariffs scheduled for Dec. 15 on some U.S. goods

[Reuters] UK PM Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to "get Brexit done"

[Reuters] UK PM Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon

[Reuters] Major states snub calls for climate action as U.N. summit wraps up

[Reuters] Villains or visionaries? Hedge funds short companies they say 'greenwash'

[Bloomberg] PBOC Tells Property Speculators That ‘Homes Are For Living In’

[Bloomberg] The Most Momentous Rate Decision This Month Isn’t at Fed or ECB

[WSJ] Shale Slowdown Takes Economic Toll

[FT] Vague detente in US-China trade war hinges on tricky implementation