Thursday, January 9, 2020

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Stocks march higher as Middle East tensions ease

[CNBC] US added 145,000 jobs in December, vs 160,000 expected

[AP] Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

[Reuters] Explainer: What is at stake in Taiwan's election

[MarketWatch] Opinion: Americans own a lot of stock right now — and that’s a bad sign

[Reuters] EU watchdog warns fund investors over cash back promises

[AP] Iraqi PM tells US to decide the mechanism for troop withdrawal

[Reuters] Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

[Bloomberg] Summers Calls Bernanke Speech ‘Last Hurrah’ for Central Bankers

[Bloomberg] China’s Offshore Bond Defaults Increased to $3.6 Billion in 2019

[Bloomberg] China 2019 Offshore-Bond Defaulters Span an Airport, Solar Tech

[Bloomberg] Europe’s New Bond Sales Top $100 Billion in Record-Shattering Week

[Bloomberg] It's a Tidal Wave of Liquidity. And Waves Crash.

[WSJ] Fed’s Bullard, Kashkari Favor Holding Interest Rates Steady

[WSJ] Money-Losing Companies Mushroom Even as Stocks Hit New Highs

[WSJ] Low Liquidity Fueled Hidden Flash Crash in Junk Bonds

[WSJ] Chinese Developers Flock to Issue Dollar Debt

[FT] US-Iran tensions cast doubt on dollar’s haven credentials

Thursday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street notches records on trade optimism, Apple gains

[Reuters] Trump says he may wait to finish Phase 2 China trade deal until after November

[Reuters] Fed's Evans says there could be no interest rate changes this year

[Reuters] 'Empty chairs' across Canada’s academic community after Iran plane crash

[Reuters] Iran likely downed Ukraine airliner with missiles -Canada's Trudeau, citing intelligence

[Bloomberg] Companies Are Rushing to Borrow Cheaply While They Still Can

[Bloomberg] A Record $83 Billion Bond Bill Is Looming Over Indian Companies

[Bloomberg] Insurer Facing $2 Billion Financial Hole Sparks Call for Rescue

[FT] Investors still snapping up short-term loans from Fed

[FT] China bond investors battle to claim cash after defaults

[FT] Taiwan’s main parties claim dirty tricks ahead of election