Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Saudi Arabia Cut to A+ From AA- by S&P After Oil Prices Plunge

[Bloomberg] Junk-Bond Paranoia Gives Way to Relief in October Bargain Hunt

[Bloomberg] `How Crazy Is That?': Left Dismisses Ackman's Valeant Defense

[WSJ] Hedge Funds Hit by Rebound in Global Stocks

[Reuters] Germany's ability to act on migrants threatened, Merkel deputy says

[Reuters] U.S. to send special forces to Syria, truce sought after peace talks

[Reuters] Russian calls for Cold War civil defense training to be revived

[Reuters] European Union sides with United States on South China Sea incident

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Puerto Rico Bond Yields Reach Record High as Default Risks Mount

[Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Rose Less Than Forecast in September

[Bloomberg] BOJ Refrains From Adding Stimulus Even as Inflation, Growth Wane

[Bloomberg] Valeant Says It's Cutting Ties With Troubled Pharmacy Philidor

[Bloomberg] Oil Producers Curb Megaproject Ambitions to Focus on U.S. Shale

[Bloomberg] Hong Kong Dollar Peg Intervention Swells to Biggest Since 2009

[Bloomberg] Merkel Loses Cool in China Before Crisis Talks With Coalition

[NYT, Eavis] The Long Shadow of Europe’s Big Banks

[Reuters] U.S. stock ETFs posted $8.2 billion inflows over weekly period: Lipper

[Reuters] China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea