Thursday, March 17, 2016

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Shades of Plaza Accord Seen in Barrage of Stimulus After G-20

[Bloomberg] Goldman Sachs: This Was One of the Most Dovish Fed Decisions of the 21st Century

[Reuters] Oil hits 2016 high above $42 on production and demand outlook

[Bloomberg] Emerging Markets Lead Stocks Higher as Oil Advances, Gold Drops

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Head for Fifth Weekly Gain as Commodity Shares Rise

[Reuters] New ECB loans lift clouds over Italy's banks, sovereign debt

[Bloomberg] Europe Just Capped Its Biggest Week for Company Bond Sales

[Bloomberg] China February Home Prices Rise as Major Cities Power Ahead

[FT] How the herd mentality hurts hedge funds

[Bloomberg] Ken Griffin's Main Citadel Funds Drop 8% in 2016 Market Swings

[Bloomberg] Valeant's Bond Yields Are Signaling More Trouble Ahead: Chart

[Bloomberg] Turns Out a 'Lie' Lurked Beneath the Bookends of the BRICS

Thursday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Failed Treasury Trades Surge to Highest Since Financial Crisis

[CNN] Brazil: Judge suspends swearing-in of Lula da Silva to Cabinet post

[Bloomberg] Brazil's Central Bank Says It May Partially Unwind Swaps Program

[Bloomberg] Draghi Said to Tell EU Leaders `No Alternative' to ECB Rate Cuts

[Reuters] Lipper fund flows IG US$1.986bn inflow; HY US$1.679bn inflow

[WSJ] Global Government Debt Is Actually Triple What We Thought, Thanks to Pensions

[USAT] Oil closes above $40 for first time since Dec.

[Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. sees new Chinese activity around South China Sea shoal

Thursday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Dollar Tumbles to 8-Month Low on Fed's Lower Rate-Path Forecasts

[Japan Times] Tokyo stocks slide on yen’s rise

[Reuters] Energy companies drain loans before banks clamp down

[Reuters] Exclusive: Valeant lenders to prepare tough demands for default talks – sources

[Bloomberg] Wall Street's Awful Quarter Is Hitting Goldman Sachs, Too

[Bloomberg] Here's What Big Bank CEOs Have Made Since the Financial Crisis

[Reuters] Brazil's Lula sworn-in amid protests, judge tries to block appointment

[Bloomberg] South Africa Raises Benchmark Rate to 7% as Political Crisis Roils Rand

[Bloomberg] More Hedge Funds Shuttered Than Opened in 2015 on Market Turmoil

[WSJ] Buybacks Aren’t What They Used to Be

[Reuters] Hamptons luxury home sales soften as Wall Street weakness takes a toll

[Bloomberg] Boom Times for Fracking's Toxic Wastewater Come to a Shaky End

[Reuters] Chinese hedge funds scramble as regulators clean up 'Wild East'

[Bloomberg] China Sausage Maker Defaults After Dodging Nonpayment in October

[WSJ] China’s Looming Currency Crisis

[FT] Problems pile up for US public pensions

[Bloomberg] Catalonia Said to Court Default in Game of Chicken With Spain

[VanityFair] Can Bill Ackman’s Reputation Recover from the Valeant Mess?

[Bloomberg] Stunning Global Heat Wave Pushes Planet Into Uncharted Territory