Friday, December 20, 2019

Friday Evening Links

[Reuters] S&P 500 posts biggest weekly percent gain since September amid data, trade optimism

[Reuters] Oil prices down but log third weekly rise on trade hopes

[AP] US consumer spending up 0.4% in November, best since July

[Reuters] In phone call with Trump, China's Xi says U.S. interfering in internal affairs

[Reuters] Australia's NSW braces for catastrophic fire conditions

[FT] Corporate year in review: deals, drama, spies and successes

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks hit record high, sterling endures rough week

[Reuters] Oil hovers near three-month highs on trade deal progress; set for third weekly rise

[Reuters] U.S. third-quarter growth unrevised at 2.1%

[The Hill] Budget watchdogs howl over deficit-ballooning deals

[AP] Andrew Bailey to succeed Carney as Bank of England governor

[Reuters] Japan's consumer inflation ticks up as shoppers pay more for sushi, ice cream

[Reuters] Bad to worse: pain not over for Australia's beleaguered banks

[Reuters] China won't allow foreign forces to interfere in Hong Kong, Macau: Xi

[Bloomberg] China’s Xi to Skip Davos, Deflating Hopes for Trump Summit

[Bloomberg] Repo Oracle Zoltan Pozsar Expects Even More Turmoil

[Bloomberg] 10 Geopolitical Risks Looming Over Markets in 2020, According to Morgan Stanley

[WSJ] With Brexit Looming, U.K. Government Picks Veteran as Central Bank Chief

[WSJ] Lycra’s Chinese Owner Squeezes Out of Tight Spot in Bond Markets

[FT] Moody’s warns on frothy US junk bond market

[FT] All aboard Silicon Valley's employee stock gravy train