Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thursday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise, Bonds Steady on Factory, Jobs Data: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] U.S. Home Prices Rise Almost 9%, the Biggest Gain in Four Years

[Bloomberg] U.S. Homebuilder Outlook Eases While Hovering Near 18-Year High

[Reuters] U.S. job market tightening, inflation steadily rising

[CNBC] Import prices rise more than expected in February

[CNBC] China is ready for a trade war with the US — and it could hurt Americans

[Reuters] Senate approves bill rewriting post-crisis bank rules

[Bloomberg] Kudlow Plunges Into New Role as Trump’s Economic Warrior

[Bloomberg] Fed Takes a Back Seat for Traders Focused on Libor's Big Blowout

[CNBC] Over $60 billion wiped off value of cryptocurrencies in 24 hours as bitcoin slide continues

[Bloomberg] What Central Bankers Are Saying About Trump's Trade War Threat

[Bloomberg] These Huge Fund Outflows Show Growing Distaste for U.S. Dollar

[Bloomberg] IHeart Files for Bankruptcy With Last-Minute Creditor Deal

[Bloomberg] Japan’s Aso to Skip G-20 Amid Calls for His Resignation

[Bloomberg] Abe’s Bad Month Gets Worse as Allies Press Him Over Scandal

[Bloomberg] U.S., Germany, France Demand Russia Explain Attack in U.K.

[BBC] Russian spy: Moscow vows swift response on expulsions

[NYT] Hard-Charging Chinese Energy Tycoon Falls From Xi Government’s Graces

[WSJ] Trump Takes Aim at Next Tariff Target: China

[WSJ] Nobody’s Trading 10-Year Japanese Government Bonds

[FT] More countries are learning from Russia’s cyber tactics

[FT] China faces uphill climb to meet Trump’s $100bn trade demand

[FT] How Jamie Dimon came to rue his Bear Stearns deal

Wednesday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Face Weak Start as Caution Sets In: Markets Wrap

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slump as Traders Await Next Week's Fed Move: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] U.S. pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 billion: White House

[CNBC] Larry Kudlow, new chief economic advisor to Trump, says China 'has earned a tough response'

[Bloomberg] Key Departures at the White House Raise the Risk of a Trade War

[Bloomberg] Trump Plans to Name Kudlow Top Economic Adviser, CNBC Reports

[CNBC] All that optimism for hot first-quarter economic growth is rapidly fading away

[Bloomberg] The Dollar Is the ‘Big Loser’ in Trump’s Political Turmoil

[Bloomberg] Toys ‘R’ Us Will Proceed With Shutdown of U.S. Operations

[Bloomberg] Fitch Sees Central Banks Gaining Confidence to Tighten Policy

[Reuters] Italy's League leader opens door to government deal with 5-Star

[FT] Regime change leaves hawks ascendant in US foreign policy

[FT] US blames Russia for Skripal attack, in ‘absolute solidarity’ with UK