Monday, February 15, 2016

Tuesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Saudi Arabia, Russia to Freeze Oil Output Near Record Levels

[Bloomberg] Yen Gains as Biggest Oil Producers' Freeze Struggles to Reassure

[Bloomberg] Yuan Declines Most in a Month as PBOC Allows Greater Flexibility

[Bloomberg] China New Credit Surges to Record on Seasonal Lending Binge

[Bloomberg] PBOC Begins Mopping Up the Flood of Cash Injected Before Holiday

[FT] Hedge funder’s attack on renminbi draws scrutiny and doubt

[Bloomberg] Gold's Best Start in Over 30 Years Leaves India Buyers Unruffled

[Bloomberg] The Never-Ending Story: Europe’s Banks Face a Frightening Future

[WSJ] China Loses Control of the Economic Story Line

[AP] Danger signs flashing for global economy, years after crisis

[Reuters] Russia gets a cold; ex-Soviet neighbours catch pneumonia

[FT] Renzi’s luck runs out as problems mount at home and abroad

[Bloomberg] Ukraine President Calls for Premier's Resignation to End Crisis

[Bloomberg] Ukraine's Political Crisis Worsens as Calls Grow to Oust Cabinet

[Reuters] Turkey seeks allies' support for ground operation as Syria war nears border

[Bloomberg] Syria Troops, Kurds Advance in North as Turkey Renews Warnings

[Reuters] South China Sea takes center stage at U.S.-ASEAN summit

Monday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Swing Following Topix's Biggest Surge Since 2008

[Reuters] China seen boosting defence spending as South China Sea, reforms weigh

[Dow Jones] ECB Won't Hesitate to Boost Stimulus if Needed, Says Draghi

Monday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Banks' Surge Takes Europe's Stock Rally Into 2nd Day; HSBC Rises

[Bloomberg] Oil Advances for a Second Day After Bullish Bets Increase

[Bloomberg] Emerging Stocks Rebound on Stimulus Bets as China Vows Stability

[Reuters] Turkish bonds fall, CDS rise on Syria border tensions

[Bloomberg] China's Bad Loans Rise to Highest in a Decade as Economy Slows

[Reuters] ECB in talks with Italy over buying bundles of bad loans

[Reuters] Storm clouds gather on Italy's budget horizon

[Bloomberg] ECB's 'Whatever It Takes' May Be Too Much for German Top Court

[Bloomberg] Soaring Chinese Imports From Hong Kong Renew Fake Trade Concerns

[Bloomberg] Hong Kong Land Price Plunges Nearly 70% in Government Tender

[Bloomberg] Brazil's 5,500 Bankruptcies in 2015 Signal Deeper Credit Crisis

[FT, Sender] There is worse to come as QE loses its impact

[WSJ] Chinese Banks May Need All the Help They Can Get

[WSJ] Italian Banks Are All In It Together—and That’s the Problem

[Reuters] Turkey vows 'harsh reaction' if Kurds try to take Syrian town

[FT] Tensions between Russia and Turkey mount

[Reuters] U.S. admiral warns against Chinese fighter flights from South China Sea runways

[Washington Post] Ukraine and Russia close their borders to foreign truckers