Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street dragged down by healthcare stocks, weak economic data

[Reuters] U.S. core capital goods orders unexpectedly fall in December

[Reuters] Exclusive: U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war - sources

[Bloomberg] U.S., China Are Working on Multiple Memorandums for Trade Deal

[Reuters] Exclusive: China central bank sees benchmark rate cut as last resort, may use other tools - sources

[CNBC] Fed's Bullard: Rate hikes, balance sheet reduction 'coming to an end'

[Reuters] Fitch may cut UK's 'AA' rating on Brexit uncertainty

[Bloomberg] Housing Dream Turned Nightmare Spurs a Backlash in Australia

[Bloomberg] Major Chinese Port Bans Australian Coal Imports, Report Says

[Bloomberg] ECB Urged Swift Analysis, No Hasty Decision on New Lending

[AP] Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

[Reuters] Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile crisis if you want one

[WSJ] The U.S. and China Fear Their Leaders Will Cave In on Trade Battle

[FT] Chinese premier in rare spat with central bank

[FT] Why are Eurozone countries still so indebted?

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall St. ends higher after Fed minutes

[Reuters] Fed flags end to balance sheet runoff, patience on rates

[CNBC] Fed expects to end balance sheet reduction by the end of the year, minutes say

[Bloomberg] Fed Minutes Show Officials Unsure on Need for Rate Hikes in 2019

[Reuters] U.S. money market assets post biggest drop in 2 months -iMoneyNet

[Bloomberg] South Africa’s Troubled Utility Reveals Country’s Fatal Flaws

[WSJ] Fed Prepares to End Balance Sheet Runoff Later This Year

[WSJ] Deutsche Bank Lost $1.6 Billion on a Bond Bet