Sunday, February 25, 2018

Monday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Yields Hold Steady; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Sales of New Homes in U.S. Fall to Lowest Level Since August

[Bloomberg] Powell Could Put Up With 2.5% Inflation to Keep Growth Pumping

[Reuters] Corporate America’s new dilemma: raising prices to cover higher transport costs

[Axios] Inside the White House trade fights

[Reuters] Surging bond yields to pinch home owners, retirees

[Bloomberg] Draghi Says ECB Needs Stimulus Persistence Amid Stronger Growth

[CNBC] As Xi Jinping tightens his grip on power, 'major risks' loom, experts say

[Bloomberg] Anbang Seizure a Warning to Chinese Conglomerates, Ashurst Says

[Reuters] China launches propaganda push for Xi after social media criticism

[WSJ] New Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to Testify Before Congress on Capitol Hill

[WSJ] Anbang’s Rescue Is China’s Too-Big-to-Fail Moment

[WSJ] Dollar-Rate Breakdown Exposes Foreign-Exchange Mystery

[FT] Private equity buyouts running at fastest rate since crisis

[FT] ‘Neutral rate’ in focus as Jay Powell takes Federal Reserve helm

[FT] Watchdog warns of gaps in US financial regulation

[FT] Power grab strengthens Xi’s influence on China economic reforms

[FT] Xi Jinping sweeps away consensus rule in China

[FT] Quantitative hedge funds take February beating

Sunday Evening Links!

[Bloomberg] Asia Stock Rally Builds as Yen Slips, Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Downturn Seen as Clear Risk for Taiwan's New Monetary Chief

[Reuters] Weakened Merkel offers job to arch critic in young new German cabinet

[FT] Xi set to tighten grip on China by scrapping presidential term limit

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Buffett says 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds

[Reuters] Anbang takeover puts China's companies on notice

[Reuters] China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

[WSJ] Investors’ Zeal to Buy Stocks With Debt Leaves Markets Vulnerable

[WSJ] Want to Buy a Luxury Hotel in the U.S.? Try China’s Insurance Regulator

[FT] Trump’s protection plan to keep ‘competitor’ China at bay

[FT] US lawmakers push for crackdown on foreign companies

[FT] All eyes on Jay Powell for Fed policy signals