Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Battle erupts in eastern Ukraine, four Ukrainian soldiers killed: regional chief

[Bloomberg] Greek Conundrum Puts ECB in Tight Spot as Bailout Talks Progress

[Reuters] Five big banks face criminal charges and $5 billion bill over FX rigging

[Reuters] Europe dampens Greek hopes of swift deal as clock ticks

[Reuters] Economy's weak spell puts Fed at crossroads over liftoff plans

[MarketWatch] Ex-Fed official: Hike rates now or risk a tantrum

[Bloomberg] RBI’s Rajan Says Central Bank Policies Risking Global Growth

[NYT] St. Louis Fed Confirms Hacking Attack

[Bloomberg] Even the Bears May Be Too Bullish on China

[Bloomberg] Long-Short Hedge Funds Get Mojo Back at Least for a Month

[BBC] Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko talks of 'real war' with Russia

[Reuters] Iran warships 'linked up' with Yemen-bound cargo ship: Pentagon

[LA Times] Southern California housing market has some spring in its step

Tuesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Brazil's Massive Corruption Scandal Is Rocking Its Once-Superstar Economy

[Bloomberg] Here Are the Winners and Losers of Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

[Reuters] Euro, bond yields tumble as ECB hints at faster buying pre-summer

[Bloomberg] Greek Leaders Say Deal Is Within Reach Amid Creditor Doubts

[Bloomberg] Coeure Says ECB Will Moderately Frontload QE in May, June

[Bloomberg] Greek Finances to Stagger On Longer Than You Think

[Bloomberg] Merkel Seeks to Head Off Party Revolt Against Greek Deal

[Bloomberg] Hedge Fund Diners Get ECB’s Market-Moving News Hours Early

[FT] China’s record capital outflows spark financial stability fears

[Reuters] Japan Finance Ministry draft reveals deep rift on fiscal reform

[Bloomberg Video] ETF Assets Poised to Overtake Hedge Funds

[Bloomberg] Goldman Sees Oil at $45 by October After ‘Self-Defeating’ Rally

[Bloomberg] U.S. Says Navy Ship Met Chinese Vessel on South China Sea Patrol

[Reuters] U.S. fears Shi'ite militias could worsen Iraqi sectarian fires