Sunday, April 28, 2019

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] Global shares turn flat as sentiment wanes

[Reuters] U.S. consumer spending posts biggest gain since 2009

[CNBC] Core personal consumption expenditures index unchanged in March, vs 1.7% increase expected

[Reuters] Mnuchin hopes latest talks may seal U.S.-China trade deal

[Reuters] As trade talks reach endgame, U.S.-China ties could hinge on enforcement

[Reuters] U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil

[Bloomberg] U.S.-China Talks to Resume With Significant Issues Unresolved

[Reuters] Spain's Socialists, short of majority, weigh partners for forming government

[Reuters] Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait

[Reuters] Libyan forces push back against Haftar in house-to-house battles

[Reuters] Global military spending at new post-Cold War high, fueled by U.S., China - think-tank

[Bloomberg] Euro-Area Economic Confidence Slips to Lowest Since 2016

[Bloomberg] U.S. Warns China Over Civil Forces in South China Sea, FT Says

[Bloomberg] How Giants Fall in China

[WSJ] Trump’s New Nafta Faces Mounting Resistance in Democratic House

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

[FT] Weak US inflation scrambles debate on Fed’s next rates move

[FT] Debt investors should look out for China’s east-west divide

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] Spanish voters put Socialists in pole position to regain power

[Reuters] Trump's Fed pick Moore not planning to drop out of Fed consideration: interview

[Bloomberg] Friend-or-Foe Fed Vexes Emerging Markets as Dollar Holds Sway

[FT] Brexit threatens pound’s status as global currency, surveys says

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S.

[Reuters] Spanish voter turnout at 41.4 percent at 2 p.m. - higher than in 2016 election

[Reuters] U.S. general says will ensure necessary resources to counter Iran

[Bloomberg] Xi Jinping's Wins and Losses at His Second Belt and Road Forum

[WSJ] China’s Spying Poses Rising Threat to U.S.

[FT] The unbreakable, unsustainable eurozone

[FT] China, the US and trade in a dog-eat-dog world

[FT] US warns China on aggressive acts by fishing boats and coast guard