Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Wednesday's News Links

[CNBC] Dow rises more than 100 points, energy leads

[Reuters] Global stocks under pressure as bond markets ring recession alarms

[Reuters] Pound plunges as Johnson restricts parliament's time before Brexit

[Reuters] U.S. yield curve inverts further, 30-year yields hit new record low

[Reuters] Argentine peso falls again, central bank sells $115 mln

[Reuters] Argentine country risk rises to 2,037 basis points, a 14-year high

[Reuters] Gold holds near 6-year peak on slowdown fears, trade jitters

[Reuters] Oil gains as inventory decline eases recession concerns

[BBC] Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament

[Reuters] Uproar as Johnson cuts parliament time before Brexit

[Reuters] Italy inches closer to new government as parties haggle

[Reuters] U.S. mortgage activity posts biggest fall in four months: MBA

[Reuters] Exclusive: China denies Qingdao port visit for U.S. warship amid tensions

[Reuters] U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

[Bloomberg] Boris Johnson to Suspend Parliament, Triggers Backlash: Brexit Update

[Bloomberg] Yuan's Longest Drop Since 2015 Hangs in Balance After Strong Fix

[Bloomberg] Companies Securitize Everything as Investors Reach for Yield

[Bloomberg] Trade War Hits Housing as Building in U.S. Factory Areas Slows

[Bloomberg] Crazy Midwest Weather Spurs Hardest Year Ever for U.S. Farmers

[NYT] Chinese Currency’s Drop Isn’t Entirely in Beijing’s Control

[WSJ] National-Security Concerns Threaten Undersea Data Link Backed by Google, Facebook

[WSJ] China’s Potential New Trade Weapon: Corporate Social Credits

[FT] China to impose ‘social credit’ system on foreign companies

[FT] Why Japan-South Korea relations have soured

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street slips as financials drag, trade outlook clouds

[Reuters] Gold, Treasuries rise as recession, trade fears rattle investors

[Reuters] U.S. yield inversion deepens, stokes recession fears

[Reuters] Fed rejects call to deny Trump rate cuts; Trump keeps up pressure

[AP] Ex-Fed official says central bank should stop enabling Trump

[AP] Trump: Federal Reserve is loving US manufacturing troubles

[AlterNet] Auerback: We are clearly living in a bizarro capitalism era — and it’s time to change it

[Reuters] Italy's 5-Star, opposition at loggerheads over roles in putative new cabinet

[Reuters] Brazil central bank wades in with surprise FX intervention as real nears record low

[CNBC] Peloton reveals IPO documents showing widening losses of $245.7 million on sales of $915 million

[Bloomberg] Pension World Reels From 'Financial Vandalism' of Falling Yields

[FT] A Chinese take on the gold standard

[FT] The problems of the global monetary order go deeper than Trump

[FT] Cathay Pacific crisis ushers in nervous new era for Hong Kong Inc