Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Global stocks steady, yields bounce

[Reuters] Defying rate-cut expectations, dollar gains for fourth month

[MarketWatch] Trade deficit widens in April as exports and imports drop

[CNBC] First-quarter economic growth up 3.1%, better than Wall Street expected

[Reuters] Trump says U.S. doing well in trade talks with China

[Reuters] Taking aim at U.S., China says provoking trade disputes is 'naked economic terrorism'

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

[Reuters] Takeover of little-known Baoshang casts doubt over other small Chinese banks

[CNBC] China makes next move in trade war, reportedly halting US soy purchases

[CNBC] Weaker companies are piling on the debt, and that could be trouble if things get worse

[Reuters] Bump in the night: FX flash crashes put regulators on alert

[AP] China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

[Reuters] China willing to meet reasonable rare earth demand from other countries

[Reuters] China set to control rare earth supply for years due to processing dominance

[Reuters] Pentagon seeks funds to reduce U.S. reliance on China's rare earth metals

[Reuters] Brazil's GDP shrinks 0.2% in Q1, first contraction since 2016

[Reuters] BOJ policymaker warns against 'reckless' easing to reach price goal

[Reuters] U.S. 'playing with fire' on Taiwan, China says ahead of defense meeting

[Bloomberg] Investors Brace for a New Cold War That Will ‘Last Our Careers’

[Bloomberg] U.S.-EU Talks Struggle, Threatening a New Front in Trade War

[Bloomberg] Fed Hopeful Shelton Questions Value of Bank’s Dual Mandate

[Bloomberg] The Moment Merkel Realized Trump Changes Everything for Germany

[Bloomberg] A $4 Trillion Plan Could Make or Break Dreams of U.S. Homebuyers

[Bloomberg] Pimco Warns That Central Banks Can’t Rescue the Bond Market

[NYT] The Bond Market Is Trying to Tell Us Something (Worry)

[WSJ] Fed’s Patience Tested as Trade Spat Clouds Growth Outlook

[WSJ] The Dollar Underpins American Power. Rivals Are Building Workarounds.

[WSJ] The Growing Menace of the Moscow-Beijing-Tehran Axis

[FT] China central bank chief moves to reassure on small banks

[FT] Chinese and US navies must bring down tensions

Wednesday Evening Links

[Reuters] U.S. stocks fall as trade concerns spark growth fears

[CNBC] ‘Don’t say we didn’t warn you’: A phrase from China signals the trade war could get even worse

[CNBC] Corporations were the biggest buyers of stock during the bull market, but now they’re selling

[Reuters] Eyeing China, Pentagon briefs Congress on rare earth minerals report

[Reuters] North Korea accuses U.S. of 'evil ambition,' says use of strength not a U.S. monopoly

[Reuters] No negotiations with U.S., says Iran's Supreme Leader

[Bloomberg] U.S. Fighter Jets and Missiles Are in China’s Rare-Earth Firing Line

[Bloomberg] Here's What Could Happen If the Yuan Slips to 7 a Dollar

[Bloomberg] Credit Market ‘Probably the Riskiest Ever,’ Pimco's Mather Says

[NYT] The Bond Market Is Giving Ominous Warnings About the Global Economy

[FT] US Treasury rally accelerates as market jitters mount