Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Russia Accuses U.S. of Plot to Oust Putin Via Opposition Aid

[Reuters] China lowers annual growth target, pledges more reform

[Bloomberg] China Loses Millionaires as Wealthiest Tempted Overseas

[Bloomberg] Brazil hikes interest rates to 12.75 pct to curb inflation

[Reuters] Brazil real slumps to 3/dlr, stocks sell off on fiscal woes

[Bloomberg] Fed’s 2009 Transcripts Show Blurry Line Between Politics, Policy

[NYT] Ben Bernanke Has an Impressive Passive-Aggressive Streak, and Other Things We Learned in the New Fed Transcripts

[Reuters] Kansas City Fed's George sticks with mid-year rate lift-off

[Chicago Tribune/Bloomberg] Buybacks at $46 billion a month dwarf everything in U.S. market

[Bloomberg] Central Banker Blamed as Turkey Slows in Key Vote Year: Economy

[AP] Merkel seeks to dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout

[Reuters] U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland

[Reuters] Reflationist BOJ newcomer no pushover for more Japanese easing

Wednesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Brazil’s Real Leads Global Drops as Rousseff Rebuffed on Taxes

[Reuters] Global stocks pull back further from record highs

[Bloomberg] Euro Slides Toward Lowest Since 2003 as Data Falters Before QE

[Bloomberg] Rajan Cuts India Rates After Modi Agrees to Inflation Target

[BBC] Brazil politicians in huge ‘oil kickback’ probe

[Bloomberg] In a Zero-Rate World, Brazil’s 12% Finds Few Buyers: Currencies

[Bloomberg] Petrobras CEO Lost Job Over a $30 Billion Disagreement

[Bloomberg] Fed Sheds Light on Turbulent ’09 With Publication of Transcripts

[Bloomberg] U.S. Companies Are Stashing $2.1 Trillion Overseas to Avoid Taxes

[Bloomberg] The Price of Oil Is About to Blow a Hole in Corporate Accounting

[Bloomberg] ECB Glimpse of Cyprus Debt Mountain Shows Limits of Bank Cleanup

[Bloomberg, Gilbert] Denmark Can't Print Money Fast Enough

[AFP] Greeks bearing grudges rip up Brussels diplomatic rulebook

[Reuters] Some 12,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine supporting rebels: U.S. commander

[Bloomberg] Sahara India Defaults on Luxury Hotel Loans From Bank of China

[CNN] China's big chess move against the U.S.: Latin America

[Bloomberg] China Says Push for Companies’ Encryption Keys Follows U.S. Lead