Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks rise as investors cheer preliminary U.S.-China trade deal

[Reuters] Overnight repo rate rises to highest since Oct. 30

[CNBC] US and China reached a trade agreement, but some key details are still unclear

[CNBC] The US-China trade deal leaves a large American deficit and a permanent collision course

[Reuters] China November home price growth slowest in two years; property investment at one-year low

[Reuters] China's factory, retail sectors shine as trade tensions thaw

[Reuters] Euro zone business growth stayed weak in December: flash PMIs

[Bloomberg] Home-Price Growth in China Slowest in Almost Two Years

[Bloomberg] Masayoshi Son’s Bankers Are Worried About Their Favorite Client

[WSJ] Chinese Home Builders’ Favorite Funding Ploy is Under Threat

[FT] Bond funds revel in white-hot year for fixed income

[FT] Could private capital become the world’s latest ‘peso problem’?

Sunday Evening Links

[Reuters] Asian shares rise as 'phase one' trade deal fans confidence

[Reuters] Oil prices fall but hold near three-month high on trade deal agreement

[Reuters] Japan December factory activity shrinks for eighth month, output slump worsens: flash PMI

[CNBC] With Xi’s backing, China looks to become a world leader in blockchain as US policy is absent

[Bloomberg] World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Returns Are Found in Tiny Singapore

[NYT] Trump Officials Praise Gains From China Deal, but They Come at a Cost

[WSJ] Fed’s Control Over Rates Tested by Growing U.S. Budget Deficits

Sunday's News Links

[CNBC] Congress faces high-stakes week with impeachment, trade and funding votes ahead

[Reuters] China suspends planned tariffs scheduled for Dec. 15 on some U.S. goods

[Reuters] UK PM Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to "get Brexit done"

[Reuters] UK PM Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon

[Reuters] Major states snub calls for climate action as U.N. summit wraps up

[Reuters] Villains or visionaries? Hedge funds short companies they say 'greenwash'

[Bloomberg] PBOC Tells Property Speculators That ‘Homes Are For Living In’

[Bloomberg] The Most Momentous Rate Decision This Month Isn’t at Fed or ECB

[WSJ] Shale Slowdown Takes Economic Toll

[FT] Vague detente in US-China trade war hinges on tricky implementation