Thursday, November 21, 2019

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks edge higher as China fuels trade deal optimism

[Reuters] Oil holds near two-month high on OPEC+ extension expectations

[CNBC] Trump says trade deal with China is ‘very close’

[AP] China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

[Reuters] ECB can't be complacent about bubble risks: Weidmann

[Reuters] U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

[Reuters] U.S. says concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential vote

[Reuters] Dispute between Japan and South Korea overshadows G20 meetings

[Bloomberg] China’s Xi Stresses Need for ‘Mutual Respect and Equality’ in Trade Deal

[Bloomberg] Lack of Credit Is Latest Blow to the Struggling Shale Industry

[Bloomberg] Bankers Say Hong Kong's Rich Are Planning Escape Routes for Their Cash

[Bloomberg] Japan Needs to Do More to Fix China’s Image Problem, Xi Says

[WSJ] Lenders Brace for Private-Equity Loan Defaults

[WSJ] Bridgewater Bets Big on Market Drop

[WSJ] Tens of Thousands Take to Streets as Latin American Protests Spread to Colombia

[FT] Bond markets no longer care very much about deficits

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street muted on doubts over progress in U.S.-China trade deal

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales rise more than expected in October

[CNN] Senate passes short-term funding bill to avert shutdown as deadline looms

[Reuters] Fitch downgrades Bolivia amid political instability

[Bloomberg] U.S. States Boost Spending at Fastest Pace Since Recession

[Bloomberg] Helicopter Money Isn’t the Solution to Sluggish Growth, BIS Says

[Bloomberg] The World May Have a Bigger Problem Than a Potential Recession

[Bloomberg] India Lenders Brace for Possible $5 Billion Shadow Bank Writeoff

[FT] China’s skyscraper boom comes down to earth