Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street flat as countdown to Trump's swearing-in begins

[Bloomberg] Draghi Says ECB Unconvinced on Inflation as Pickup Driven by Oil

[Bloomberg] ECB Leaves Bond-Buying Program Unchanged as Inflation Gains]

[Bloomberg] American Consumers’ Economic Expectations Are The Highest Since 2002

[Reuters] U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low

[Bloomberg] Stemming the Tide: Six Things China Can Do Next to Curb Outflows

[Reuters] China says FX reserves ample, has plan to deal with outflows

[Bloomberg] Draghi Bingo Is ECB Watchers’ Game as Stimulus Pumps Up Prices

[CNBC] As market counts down to inauguration, markets want to see what Trump Treasury pick says about dollar, bonds

[Bloomberg] How Deutsche Bank Made −$462 Million Disappear

[Politico] Donald Trump and China’s Year of the Hawk

[WSJ] The Mortgage Market’s $1 Trillion Pocket of Worry

[WSJ] What to Watch at Today’s ECB Meeting

[FT] Trump’s government: the people who will matter for markets

[Bloomberg] 2016 Was a Record Year for Data Breaches

Wednesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes

[Bloomberg] Risk-On Stance Awaits Asia After Yellen Remarks: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] China’s Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Drop by Most Since 2011

[Bloomberg] Commerce Pick Ross Calls China ‘Most Protectionist’ Major Nation

[CNBC] Trump's trade policies could make things much worse for debt-ridden China

[NYT] Donald Trump and Janet Yellen Look to Be on a Collision Course

[Bloomberg] Wall Street's Year in Charts: Trading Gains, Job Cuts and More

[FT] Ross escalates Trump trade criticism against Beijing

[FT] Fed officials prepare ground to cut bank’s $4.5tn balance sheet

[FT] Global temperatures in 2016 break record for third year in a row