Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street hits new highs as Mnuchin says trade pact to be signed in January

[Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. Treasury yields fall on mixed economic signals

[CNBC] House approves USMCA trade deal after more than a year of talks, sending it to Senate

[Reuters] U.S. labor market on solid ground; mid-Atlantic factories sputter

[Reuters] With a 'radical' agenda, Johnson sets sights on quick Brexit

[Reuters] Mexico central bank cuts rates, flags higher inflation risk due to wage hikes

[AP] China targets tech giants in app privacy crackdown

[Bloomberg] U.S. Yield Curve Hits Steepest Point in Over a Year

[Bloomberg] How China’s Communist Party Quietly Built a Real Estate Empire in Hong Kong

[Bloomberg] It’s Crunch Time for Indian States’ Finances as Economy Slows

[Bloomberg] Chinese Hacking Group, Quiet for Years, Resumes Global Attacks

[WSJ] Financial Watchdog Warns About Dangers of Leveraged Loans

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks hold steady as investors shrug off Trump impeachment

[Reuters] Bond yields rise as Sweden ends negative rates, stocks drift lower

[Reuters] Sweden ends five years of negative rates with hike to zero

[Reuters] China says in touch with U.S. on signing of Phase 1 trade deal

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales fall more than expected in November

[CNBC] Housing shortage hits new record low, igniting prices

[Reuters] Moody's cuts Boeing's debt ratings as 737 MAX problems deepen

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Rising Demand for Loans in China Conceals Economic Weakness

[SCMP] China’s rural banks struggling under pressure of overdue loans as slow growth, trade war take their toll

[Bloomberg] Riksbank Hike Ends Subzero Experiment in Global Test Case

[Bloomberg] China Adds Most Cash in Open Market Operations Since January

[Bloomberg] Rising Demand for Loans in China Conceals Economic Weakness

[Bloomberg] Longtime China Watchers Predict What's Next for Slowing Economy

[Bloomberg] Wall Street Magic Tricks Make Banks Look Safer Than They Are

[Bloomberg] A Global Anarchy Revival Could Outdo the 1960s

[WSJ] China’s Ever-Growing Bank Bailout

[WSJ] Emerging-Market Junk Bonds Sell at Record Pace

[FT] Sweden ends negative rates regime over side-effects concern

[FT] Top-rated US companies raise record $129bn in euro debt

[FT] Lowest-rated US bonds end the year with a bang

[FT] Glory days of negative rates look over