Sunday, May 20, 2018

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks rally after Mnuchin says Sino-U.S. trade war 'on hold'

[BloombergQ] Italian Assets Slump Again as Ripples Spread Across Europe

[Reuters] Italian bonds sell off as 5-Star, League inch toward government

[BloombergQ] Lira Leads Selloff as Dollar Hits Every Emerging-Market Currency

[CNBC] Mnuchin: We've made 'very meaningful progress' with China on trade issues

[BloombergQ] Mnuchin Urges Antitrust Review of Big Tech After Google Report

[BloombergQ] U.S.-China Trade Truce May Be Fleeting as Tensions Linger

[BloombergQ] No Experience Is No Drawback for Top Italy Premier Candidate

[Reuters] China will 'actively and steadily' deleverage, tackle risks: sources

[Reuters] BOJ wins approval for dropping its inflation target timeframe

[Reuters] CEFC Shanghai International defaults on $327 mln in bond payments

[BloombergQ] Shut Up, Investors Told, as Argentina Unleashes Crisis Crackdown

[BloombergQ] `God Help Turkey,' Says Brokerage as Lira Goes Into Meltdown

[BloombergQ] Bank Indonesia to Step Up Intervention as Currency, Bonds Slide

[BloombergQ] India’s Forex Reserves Slide On RBI Intervention

[WSJ] Rising Dollar Sparks Tumult in Emerging Markets

[FT] Italian assets hit hard by political risk over new government

[FT] Short-term US bond yield surpasses longer-dated peers

[FT] Chinese crunch on foreign deals threatens premium asset prices

[FT] Reputation of hedge funds is hacked back hard

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] U.S. stock futures jump after Mnuchin says trade war 'on hold'

[BloombergQ] U.S. Puts `Trade War' Against China on Hold, Mnuchin Says

[BloombergQ] Here’s One Reason to Worry About Emerging Markets

[BloombergQ] Japanese Exports Rebound in April After Weak March Reading

[NYT] U.S. Suspends Tariffs on China, Stoking Fears of a Loss of Leverage

[WSJ] Treasury, USTR Send Mixed Messages Over Tariffs on Chinese Imports​

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Mnuchin declares US-China trade war 'on hold' as talks progress

[AFP] US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

[BloombergQ] Italy's Populists Seek a Premier Amid French Warning on Euro

[BloombergQ] Venezuelans Vote in Election Overshadowed by Crisis and Boycott

[BloombergQ] Rajoy's Catalan Challenge Returns With Threat to Spanish Budget

[Reuters] EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran: French minister

[WSJ] China Rejects U.S. Target for Narrowing Trade Gap

[WSJ] U.S. Government Bonds Pay More Than Debt From Other Developed Nations

[FT] This is exactly the wrong time to roll back financial reform

[FT] Italy illustrates the way to liberal democracy’s demise