Monday, July 29, 2019

Tuesday's News Links

[Reuters] Stormy sterling sinks again, stocks wilt before Fed

[Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields turn flat after in-line June personal spending data

[Reuters] Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 U.S. election to make trade deal

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dudley: The Fed Might Not Cut Rates More Than Once

[MarketWatch] Home prices continue to slow in May, Case-Shiller says

[Reuters] Possible dissent hangs over Fed's first rate cut in a decade

[CNBC] If the Fed cuts rates this week, it could widen a growing rift within the central bank

[Reuters] Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, warns of easing if price goal threatened

[CNBC] Companies are ramping up share buybacks, and they’re increasingly using debt to do so

[Reuters] Texas shale pioneers struggle to appease investors

[AP] Capital One target of massive data breach

[CNBC] Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller makes the case for a rate hike: The economy is running ‘hot’

[Reuters] South Korea braces for Japan decision on trade status, seen as soon as Friday

[Reuters] German inflation eases unexpectedly, hits lowest since 2016

[Reuters] China's pig herd may shrink by 50% due to African swine fever: Rabobank

[Reuters] Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

[Bloomberg] U.S. Core Inflation Firms as Fed Gathers for Expected Rate Cut

[Bloomberg] China Says Hong Kong Protest Violence ‘Is Creation of U.S.’

[Bloomberg] Asset Bubbles to Zombie Companies: The Dark Side of Rate Cuts

[Bloomberg] More of India’s Shadow Banks Need to Go Bust

[WSJ] Trump Warns China of Tougher Trade Deal If He Wins Second Term

[WSJ] The Undeclared Currency War: How the ECB Is Forcing the Fed’s Hand

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall St. takes a pause in wait for Fed news, trade progress

[Reuters] Pound plunges towards $1.22, prices rising chance of no-deal Brexit

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Trump’s Debt Binge Puts Treasury Auctions on Path to New Highs

[AP] Treasury projects $433 billion borrowing need this quarter

[AP] Fed set to cut rates for first time in decade. Is it a risk?

[AP] US business economists see slower growth and profits ahead

[SCMP] Dozens of Companies Suspend Fundraising as Investigation into Audit Firm Ruihua Enters Fourth Week

[Reuters] U.S. ethanol industry nearing breaking point: Green Plains CEO

[Bloomberg] Global Weather Chaos Is Also Shriveling Asia’s Crop Production

[WSJ] Federal Borrowing Soars as Deficit Fear Fades

[WSJ] Boris Johnson Ramps Up No-Deal Brexit Rhetoric, Causing Pound to Fall

[WSJ] Boom in Refinancing Boosts Mortgage Lending

[WSJ] Swiss Central Bank Fires Warning Shot on Currency

[FT] Beijing cranks up level of condemnation of Hong Kong protests