Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stocks slide on trade-war concerns, Qualcomm leads tech lower

[AP] US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

[Reuters] Fed's patience on interest rates to last 'for some time'

[Reuters] Next round of U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away: Mnuchin

[Reuters] Explainer: China's rare earth supplies could be vital bargaining chip in U.S. trade war

[Reuters] Brexit crisis - Minister quits, piling pressure on May

[CNBC] ‘One tweet away from a U-turn on policy’ – Trump’s Twitter feed confounds economic forecasters and investors

[Reuters] Iran youth will witness demise of Israel, 'American civilization': Khamenei

[Reuters] Irate Brazil lawmakers threaten Bolsonaro's cabinet, agenda

[Bloomberg] Fed Pushes Back Against Rate Cuts That Markets Continue to Seek

[Bloomberg] As New Cold War Looms, China Struggles to Grasp Trump's End Game

[Bloomberg] Fed Minutes Signal Patience on Rate Moves for ‘Some Time’

[NYT] How China Uses High-Tech Surveillance to Subdue Minorities

[WSJ] Trump Says He Won’t Work With Democrats Until Probes Are Done

[WSJ] Fed Minutes Show Comfort With Make-No-Moves Interest Rate Stance

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street lower on fresh trade fears

[Reuters] Investors run for safety amid threat of broader U.S.-China spat

[Reuters] Prepare for difficult times, China's Xi urges as trade war simmers

[CNBC] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says there are no plans to go to Beijing for trade talks yet

[Reuters] U.S. business group says retaliation rising in China amid trade war

[CNBC] Chinese social media users are rallying behind Huawei. Some say they’re switching from Apple

[Reuters] China: U.S. resembles "Don Quixote" in seeing other powers as threats

[CNBC] Mortgage refinances surge 8%, as rates fall to the lowest level since January 2018

[Reuters] U.S. budget negotiations advance but no deal yet

[Reuters] Japan exports fall again as Trump's trade policy threatens economic outlook

[Reuters] Reflationist-minded BOJ policymaker calls for more stimulus 'without delay'

[Reuters] U.S. fighter jets again intercept Russian bombers off Alaska

[Reuters] Yemen’s Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi's Najran airport: Al Masirah TV

[Bloomberg] U.S. Weighs Blacklisting Up to Five Chinese Surveillance Firms

[Bloomberg] Carriers Begin Dropping Huawei Handsets as U.S. Crackdown Bites

[Bloomberg] Turkey Burns Bridges With Markets as Costs of Lira Defense Mount

[Bloomberg] El-Erian: U.S.-China Trade Clash Has Now Gone Global

[Bloomberg] Central Banks Urged to Join Together to Raise Inflation Targets

[WSJ] On China, Trump Leads a Coalition of the Unwilling

[FT] German hawks push Jens Weidmann for ECB presidency job

[FT] Emerging markets suffer collateral damage from US-China trade war