Monday, December 18, 2017

Tuesday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed as Euro Climbs; Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts Rise to Highest in a Decade

[CNBC] Holiday spending on track to be highest in at least 12 years: CNBC survey

[Reuters] Central banks, trade and bubbles threaten the 2018 status quo

[Bloomberg] IMF Warns One of Most Crowded Bond Trades Near Tipping Point

[CNBC] Congress plays Santa for the stock market this year with a mega tax package

[Bloomberg] ECB's Weidmann Predicts Wage Gains as He Seeks End Date for QE

[Bloomberg] China Default Tied to Asset-Management Product Flags Risks

[Bloomberg] Steinhoff Says Credit Facilities Increasingly Being Withdrawn

[Bloomberg] Why South Africa's Steinhoff Could Be Next Enron: QuickTake Q&A

[Reuters] Japan upgrades GDP growth forecast, CPI seen far below BOJ target

[FT] Republicans face backlash over last-minute tax bill provisions

[FT] Blockchain fervour evokes memories of dotcom bubble

[FT] Companies drive borrowing binge to record $6.8tn in 2017

Monday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Hold Gains, Bond Yields Head Higher: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] GOP Tax Bill Hands Biggest Benefits to Top Earners, Study Says

[WSJ] Middle Class Gets 10% of Republican Tax Cut

[WSJ] Money Markets Are Going Haywire, Blame the Government

[WSJ] Trump Lays Out World View in Which Economic Strength Bolsters Security

[WSJ] China’s HNA Group Seeking Sale of $6 Billion in Overseas Property

[Reuters] U.S. says North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' cyber attack