Sunday, February 17, 2019

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism

[Reuters] U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House

[AP] China accuses US of trying to block its tech development

[AP] EU to react swiftly if Trump slaps tariffs on EU cars

[Reuters] Architect of BOJ stimulus calls for big fiscal spending backed by

[Reuters] Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

[AP] China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

[WSJ] Negative Yields Mount Along With Europe’s Problems

[WSJ] Munich Conference Highlights a Divided U.S.

[FT] Federal Reserve nears decisions on its asset portfolio

[FT] US secured bond sales jump as red-hot loans cool

[FT] German export machine braces for global shocks

[FT] Angry words in Munich speak to fraying Atlanticism

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus

[Reuters] Gold at 2-week highs; trade talk hopes whet risk-appetite

[Reuters] Oil hits three-month high on OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

[Reuters] Japan's machinery orders slump as trade frictions bite

Sunday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Central Bankers Take to Stage as Dovish Outlooks Spread

[AP] In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

[Bloomberg] Hong Kong's Growth Halved in Fourth Quarter as Trade War Hit

[CNBC] A big change in accounting will put $3 trillion in liabilities on corporate balance sheets

[Reuters] Recent data suggest weakening euro zone, ECB's Rehn tells paper

[Yahoo Finance] Gundlach: Last year's market selloff was just a 'taste of things to come'

[Bloomberg] U.S. Student Debt in ‘Serious Delinquency’ Tops $166 Billion

[Bloomberg] China, Russia Join for Push to Split U.S. From Allies

[NYT] Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry

[WSJ] New White House, Congressional Spending Fights on the Horizon