Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks to Climb as U.S. Hits Fresh Records: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] China's banks dole out record credit in 2017 as Nov loans blow past forecasts

[Bloomberg] How China's Debt Crackdown Could Start Weighing on the Economy

[Bloomberg] U.S. Firms Say Sales Outlook, Not Taxes, to Drive Spending

[Bloomberg] Surging Debt Will Make Asian Central Banks Cautious on Rates

[Bloomberg] Initial Coin Offerings on Record Pace Even With Crackdown

[CNBC] People are taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin, says securities regulator

Monday's News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise Despite NYC Explosion; Gold Falls: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Bitcoin Futures Start With a Bang as Gain Trips Circuit Breakers

[Reuters] Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near approval

[Bloomberg] The Middle Class Might Not Even Notice If the GOP Cuts Their Taxes

[Bloomberg] Investors Told to Brace for Steepest Rate Hikes Since 2006

[Bloomberg] China Credit Growth Exceeds Estimates as Funding Remains Buoyant

[Bloomberg] Chinese Regulator Cracks Down on Booming Hedge-Fund Industry

[Businessweek] Small Banks, Big Worry

[Reuters] Exclusive: Contenders emerge for No.2 Fed job, search to narrow

[WSJ] Small Investors Face Steeper Tax Bill Under Senate Proposal

[WSJ] The New Face of Treasury Auctions

[WSJ] Another Sign of Frothy Markets: Blank-Check Boom

[WSJ] Upper East Side Townhouse in Contract for a Record $80 Million

[WSJ] China’s Clean Energy Future Has a $1.2 Trillion Problem

[FT] Congress tax cuts put the heat on Fed hiking cycle

[FT] North Korea says US naval blockade would be ‘declaration of war’