Monday, December 30, 2019

Tuesday's News Links

[Reuters] Global stocks end 2019 close to record highs

[Reuters] Oil falls but on track for biggest yearly rise since 2016

[CNBC] Trump says he will sign ‘phase one’ China trade deal on Jan. 15 at the White House

[Reuters] Fed sees small takeup of repo, rates steady for critical year-end

[MarketWatch] Home-price growth accelerated in October on the heels of low mortgage rates

[Reuters] China outbound M&A plummets to 10-year low on trade tensions, economic slowdown

[Reuters] China's factory activity grows as easing trade spat revives demand

[Reuters] China's service sector activity grows at slower pace in December: official PMI

[Reuters] From opioid deaths to student debt: A view of the 2010s economy in charts

[Reuters] Trump blames Iran for 'orchestrating' attack on U.S. embassy in Iraq

[Reuters] Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town by huge wildfires

[Bloomberg] U.S. Home Prices Rise Most in Five Months as Markets Strengthen

[Bloomberg] Fed Wins Year-End Repo Battle, But War to Control Rates Drags On

[Bloomberg] Wild Year in China Markets Ends With Record Defaults and Dull Yuan

[FT] US companies power a surge in megadeals in 2019

[FT] End of the party: why Lebanon’s debt crisis has left it vulnerable

[FT] The eurozone’s tectonic plates are shifting

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street slips from records as investors lock in year-end gains

[Reuters] Treasuries - Yield curve steepest since October 2018

[Reuters] Dollar falls in thin trade on lower safe-haven demand

[CNN] Residents warned it's 'too late to leave' parts of Australia's Victoria state as fires rage

[Reuters] Iraq condemns U.S. air strikes as unacceptable and dangerous

[Reuters] Turkey may send allied Syrian fighters to Libya: sources

[Bloomberg] Flash-Crash Risks Are Back as Japan Shutters for Six-Day Holiday

[Bloomberg] North Korea Signals Escalation Ahead of Kim’s Big Speech

[WSJ] After a Tumultuous Decade, Bond Investors See Rocky Times Ahead

[WSJ] Small Businesses Rush to Borrow Online, Sparking Fears of High Rates, Costly Terms