Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street set to open slightly higher; Fed decision looms

[Reuters] Gold firms as investors await Fed verdict

[CNBC] US GDP rose 1.9% in the third quarter, vs 1.6% growth expected

[AP] U.S. private sector job growth picks up in October: ADP

[AP] Fed is expected to cut rates but may offer little guidance

[Reuters] Chile says it can't host trade and climate summits after protests

[Reuters] With balance sheet in background, markets focus on Fed's rate decision

[Reuters] In U.S.-China talks, Beijing's refusal to spell out farm buys is big sticking point

[Reuters] China warns U.S. criticism at U.N. over Xinjiang not 'helpful' for trade talks

[Reuters] Divide and conquer: PM Johnson launches high-risk election strategy

[Reuters] Japan retail sales rise most since 2014, but outlook murky

[Reuters] Iraqi prime minister's main backers agree to oust him

[Bloomberg] Fed Prepares to Pause After Third Rate Cut: Decision Day Guide

[Bloomberg] China Steelmaker Default Sparks Debt Contagion Fear

[Bloomberg] China’s Biggest Banks Prepare for Hard Times

[Bloomberg] Worst Isn’t Over for Chinese Bonds as Supply Surge Looms

[Bloomberg] L.A.’s $1 Billion Trophy Tower Halted as China Pulls Back

[Bloomberg] Capital Controls Seen on the Cards for Lebanon as Crisis Deepens

[NYT] The Fed Is Expected to Cut Rates for a Third Time. Its Next Move Is a Mystery.

[NYT] Can PG&E Survive the California Wildfires?

[WSJ] Fed Eyes Third Rate Cut, but Faces Questions Over What Comes Next

[WSJ] Fed Adds $104.5 Billion to Financial Markets, Also Buys More Treasury Bills

[WSJ] PG&E Trade Punishes Hedge Funds as California Burns

[FT] Why ECB’s resumption of quantitative easing could spur eurozone outflows

[FT] India’s shadow banking crisis raises spectre of contagion

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] S&P 500 hits record high on robust Merck, Pfizer earnings

[Reuters] Exclusive: U.S.-China trade deal might not be ready for signing in Chile - U.S. official

[Reuters] U.S. consumer confidence slips in October

[Bloomberg] Pending U.S. Home Sales Post Biggest Annual Increase Since 2015

[AP] Here’s the single phrase to watch for from the Fed this week

[Reuters] Britain spins toward Christmas election in bid to break Brexit deadlock

[Reuters] Lebanon suffers record bond sell-off as PM Hariri resigns, protests turn violent

[Reuters] Iraqi protesters pack Baghdad square as anti-government movement gathers momentum

[Bloomberg] Manufacturing Is Now Smallest Share of U.S. Economy in 72 Years

[Bloomberg] Cheapest Debt In a Year Prompts Flurry of Corporate Bond Sales

[Bloomberg] Credit Quality, Leverage in Focus for Private Debt, Fitch Says

[Bloomberg] U.S. Home Prices Declined in August for First Time in a Year

[Bloomberg] Mnuchin Open to Looser Rules Backed by Dimon to Ease Repo Stress