Thursday, January 2, 2020

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] U.S. says it kills top Iranian commander Soleimani in air strike

[Reuters] Wall Street starts 2020 with new records on China stimulus, trade hopes

[Reuters] Oil edges up on Mideast tensions, trade optimism

[CNBC] Competition for housing is so high, the spring market is starting now

[Reuters] U.S. oil deals hit five-year high in 2019 on Occidental's blockbuster Anadarko buy

[Reuters] U.S. sees signs Iran or proxies may be planning more attacks: Pentagon chief

[Reuters] Australian navy races to rescue thousands as new fire threat looms

[Bloomberg] S&P Takes Most Bearish Stance on U.S. Corporate Debt Since 2009

[WSJ] Drug Prices Climb by 5.8% on Average, Less Than Last Year

[WSJ] Check Your Optimism—China’s Slowdown Isn’t Over

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] New year cheer for stocks as rally rumbles on

[MarketWatch] Gold edges higher after logging biggest yearly gain since 2010

[Reuters] Oil climbs on U.S.-China trade optimism, Middle East tensions

[Reuters] China Dec factory activity expands more slowly but confidence jumps-Caixin PMI

[Reuters] UK manufacturing output slides at fastest rate since 2012: PMI

[CNS] Decade of Debt: Federal Debt Up More Than $10 Trillion in 2010s

[Reuters] U.S. shale producers to tap brakes in 2020 after years of rapid growth

[Reuters] Iran not heading to war but not afraid of conflict: military commander

[Reuters] Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong in New Year's Day protests: police

[Reuters] Erdogan says up to 250,000 Syrians flee toward Turkey as crisis worsens

[Reuters] Australian authorities steer mass evacuation as wildfires raze holiday towns

[Bloomberg] Why China’s Debt Defaults Are Picking Up Yet Again

[Bloomberg] Even $8.7 Trillion Bond Rollover Can’t Solve Safe-Asset Drought

[Bloomberg] The Dollar’s Losses May Just Be Getting Started

[Bloomberg] Tracking the Escalating Conflict Between the U.S. and Iran

[WSJ] Energy Producers’ New Year’s Resolution: Pay the Tab for the Shale Drilling Bonanza

[WSJ] Asia’s Factory Output Stabilizes as Europe’s Slump Deepens

[FT] Grim repo: how the Fed plans to return crucial market to normal

[FT] Beijing’s delicate balancing act relies on job creation