Sunday, January 6, 2019

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks flat after Wall Street's strongest surge in new year

[Reuters] Gold rises, palladium hits record high as Fed shift hopes hurt dollar

[Reuters] Oil gains 2 percent, extending rally from December lows

[Reuters] U.S. services sector growth hits five-month low in December

[CNBC] Government shutdown becomes the third-longest ever. Here’s where things stand

[Reuters] Trump: Weakness in China economy gives Beijing incentive for trade deal

[CNBC] Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: US tariffs pressure China’s ability to create jobs to stave off social unrest

[AP] China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

[Reuters] Chinese tech investors flee Silicon Valley as Trump tightens scrutiny

[AP] China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start

[Reuters] France's Macron reeling as tough stance against 'yellow vests' backfires

[Reuters] U.S. Navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

[WSJ] U.S. Pushes China to Follow Through on Trade Promises

[WSJ] Trade Tensions Take a Toll on China’s Economy

[FT] Market challenge for the Fed is just beginning

[FT] Vanguard keeps title of fastest-growing fund manager

[FT] China turns up heat on individual users of foreign websites

[Bloomberg] Credit Investors Are Still Braced for a Blow-Out in Spreads

[Bloomberg] Goldman Sounds the China Alarm and Cuts Metals Outlook

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares ride relief rally, Sino-U.S. trade a hurdle

[Reuters] Gold up as Fed stance pricks dollar, stocks rally cap gains

[Reuters] Dollar weak on Powell views; China easing, trade optimism lift Aussie dollar

[Reuters] Oil prices rise on trade talks and supply cuts, but global economy concerns linger

[WSJ] Fed Faces a Fresh Test: Engineering a Soft Economic Landing

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] No breakthrough in U.S. shutdown talks, Pelosi plans new legislation

[Reuters] PM May says if Brexit deal is rejected, UK will be in uncharted territory

[Reuters] Iran's central bank proposes slashing four zeros from falling currency: IRNA

[Bloomberg] Sears Prepares for Possible Liquidation as ESL Bid Fails

[WSJ] White House Signals Flexibility on Concrete Border Wall

[WSJ] Investors Seek Safety in Yen, Gold as Markets Swing

[FT] The rhetoric is changing, but Xi Jinping is staying the course