Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street rises but ends well off day's highs amid renewed Middle East jitters

[Reuters] Oil prices sink nearly 5% to under $60 after Trump says Iran is standing down in Middle East fight

[CNBC] Two rockets reportedly hit Baghdad Green Zone, day after Iran missile attacks on US targets in Iraq

[Reuters] World Bank trims 2020 growth forecast amid slow recovery for trade, investment

[Bloomberg] Red Flags Emerge With Record-High Stocks Brushing Aside Political Turmoil

[WSJ] Low-Rated Companies Open 2020 With Debt Sales

[WSJ] Fed Clashes With Other U.S. Regulators Over Low-Income Loan Rules

[WSJ] ‘Taiwan Cannot Become Like Hong Kong’: A Fresh Challenge to China

[FT] Risks of US-Iran conflict will not quickly subside

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Lead Rebound as Iran Jolt Fades: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil, gold prices retreat as worries abate over larger Mideast conflict

[Reuters] U.S. private payrolls accelerate in December

[Reuters] U.S. response awaited after Iran strikes at U.S. troops in Iraq to avenge general's killing

[Yahoo Finance] 5 major themes from this year's largest gathering of economists

[Reuters] Germany's 'misery continues' as industrial orders fall unexpectedly

[Reuters] Australian authorities warn bushfire reprieve will be over soon

[Bloomberg] Indian Official Sees Budget Gap Widening to 3.8%, Above Target

[Bloomberg] Gold Tops $1,600 After Iran Attacks Spark Flight to Havens

[Bloomberg] One Billion Animals Now Feared Dead in Australia’s Wildfires

[Bloomberg] China Steps Up Communist Party Control in State-Owned Firms

[WSJ] Iran Threatens Further Retaliation After Missile Strikes Against U.S.

[FT] India cuts growth forecast to slowest pace in 11 years

[FT] Foreign meddling and west’s impotence fuel Libyan chaos