Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Futures retreat as trade tensions add to pandemic woes

[Reuters] Shares lose footing, oil marches on

[Reuters] Oil at highest since March on lower U.S. inventories, recovering demand

[CNBC] Weekly jobless claims rose 2.438 million, vs 2.4 million estimate

[CNBC] Home sales dropped nearly 18% in April, while decline in inventory pushed prices to a record high

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Trump Points Finger at China’s Xi, Escalating Fight Over Virus

[CNBC] White House report criticizes China’s economic policies, human rights violations

[CNBC] U.S.-China tensions will likely get worse ahead of November election, experts say

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Got a New Plan to Overtake the U.S. in Tech

[CNN] Trump administration approves arms sale to Taiwan amid China tensions

[Reuters] China says U.S.'s Pompeo 'blackmailing' Hong Kong government

[Reuters] COVID-era junk bond deals begin to go sour

[AP] China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

[Reuters] Japan exports fall most since 2009 as pandemic wipes out global demand

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fiscal Nightmare Ties Up Kuwait’s Stimulus With 40% Deficit

[Bloomberg] Home Mortgage Delinquencies Soar by Most on Record in April

[Bloomberg] Black Swan Author Spars With Quant Legend Over Tail Risk Hedges

[FT] What Xi knew: pressure builds on China’s leader | Free to read

[FT] Argentina on brink of default as it wrangles with bondholders 

[FT] Brazil emerges as a top global coronavirus hotspot