Thursday, December 13, 2018

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Weak economic data send world stocks tumbling

[BloombergQ] Global Stock Sell-Off Resumes as Growth Signs Flag: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] U.S. core retail sales surge in November

[Reuters] China says to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from Jan. 1

[Reuters] China says on track to hit 2018 GDP growth target, faces more uncertainties next year

[BloombergQ] China Debt Scrutinized More by Taiwan Banks Eyeing Trade War

[BloombergQ] U.S. Leveraged Loan Funds Lose Cash at Fastest Pace Ever

[Reuters] Protests plunge French business activity into contraction: PMI

[Reuters] The price of progress in China: 'We traded our lives for development'

[BloombergQ] Bitcoin Sinks Nearer to $3,000 Level as December Losses Mount

[WSJ] Brexit Disarray Sends a Shiver Through the Financial Sector

[WSJ] Companies Ramp Up Stock Buybacks as Market Swoon Continues

[WSJ] Beijing’s Answer to Property Sector’s Debt: Keep On Borrowing

[FT] Japan’s new year faces a painful reckoning for markets

[FT] Wall Street banks turn skittish on leveraged loans

[FT] Investors signal concerns with leveraged loans

[FT] Chinese elites reel from shock of Huawei arrest

[FT] Central banks assess next steps as ECB joins retreat from QE

[FT] Sydney’s house prices face a falling tide

[BloombergSub] Leveraged Loans Are Sinking, Even as Junk Bonds Find Support

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares wobbly, euro steady after ECB ends QE

[Reuters] Record $46 billion pulled from U.S.-based stock funds in latest week: Lipper

[Reuters] Japan business mood steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

[Reuters] S&P 500 ends choppy session little changed

[BloombergQ] Oil Jumps as Saudis Target American Refiners for Supply Cuts

[MarketWatch] U.S. budget deficit jumps to $205 billion in November

[CNBC] Goldman says US-China not likely to reach trade deal by March and more tariffs are coming

[Reuters] U.S. labor market tightening; inflation pressures muted

[BloombergQ] The Fed’s Job Just Got More Complicated

[Reuters] Italy's lower deficit goal: a politically useful fudge

[BloombergQ] Draghi Says Euro’s 20th Birthday Is Time for ‘Candid’ Reflection

[NYT] Europe’s Central Bank Ends One of the Biggest Money-Printing Programs Ever

[WSJ] Las Vegas Housing Weakness Signals the Slowdown Is Spreading

[FT] Bolton accuses China and Russia of ‘predatory practices’ in Africa