Thursday, February 22, 2018

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Treasuries, Dollar Mixed: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Worries Over Tax Cuts, Debt

[Bloomberg] Inflation-Vexed Bond Traders Are Unconvinced by Hawkish Fed Talk

[Bloomberg] VIX Funds Face Fresh Scrutiny From U.S. Regulators

[Bloomberg] Xi’s Debt Crackdown Goes Into Hyperdrive With Anbang Takeover

[Bloomberg] China Regulator Seizes Anbang, Chairman Faces Fraud Prosecution

[Bloomberg] What We Know So Far About China's Anbang Takeover: Q&A

[Reuters] Exclusive: Xi confidant emerges as front runner to head China’s central bank - sources

[Reuters] Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria's Afrin region

[WSJ] Anbang and the Financialization of China’s Economy

[WSJ] How Gargantuan Can Private Equity Get?

[FT] Chinese regulators take control of Anbang Insurance

[FT] Jens Weidmann on Draghi and the ECB

[FT] Why insurers are being blamed for equity market instability

Thursday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Rise as Traders Weather Higher Yields: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks End Mixed as Bonds Gain, Dollar Slumps: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Treasury Seven-Year Sale Caps $258 Billion Week of Higher Yields

[Bloomberg] Chinese Shares Are on Shaky Ground

[Bloomberg] Draghi Gets ECB Back on Message

[Reuters] Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

[Reuters] Iran says may withdraw from nuclear deal if banks continue to stay away

[FT] US equity fund outflows continue despite rebound