Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall St. muted with focus on trade talks, Fed minutes

[Reuters] Palladium breaks $1,500 barrier for first time; gold also rises

[Reuters] Oil near 2019 highs amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions

[Reuters] Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper

[CNBC] New US tariffs on Chinese goods will be 'catastrophic' for global stocks: China media

[Reuters] ECB to discuss new round of loans to banks soon, Praet says

[Reuters] Japan's exports fall most in two years as China shipments weaken

[Reuters] China will not change prudent monetary policy: Premier Li

[Bloomberg] Global Recession Fears Are Suddenly Stalking the Credit Market

[Bloomberg] Why the U.S. and China Can’t Make a Deal

[Bloomberg] South Africa's Worsening Economic and Fiscal Outlook in Charts

[AFP] US debt hits record under Trump, Republicans mum

[Bloomberg] Weak Bond Auctions Flash Warning on India's Record Debt Sales

[Bloomberg] Erdogan Makes Cheap Loans a Central Plank in Campaign Trail

[CNBC] Putin threatens to target US if it deploys missiles in nearby European countries

[Reuters] Taiwan says will not accept any deal that destroys democracy

[WSJ] How Long Will Fed’s Rate Pause Last? Minutes Could Yield Clues

[WSJ] Markets Warm to the Prospect of an ECB Funding Boost for Banks

[WSJ] Putin Ratchets Up Nuclear Warning Against U.S.

[FT] Why banks are wary of Beijing plea to back private companies

[FT] South Africa plots $5bn bailout of state-owned power company