Thursday, January 9, 2020

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

Thursday's News Links

[Reuters] Tech rally, trade hopes boost Wall Street to record highs

[Reuters] Oil steadies around levels prevailing before U.S.-Iran attacks

[Reuters] China's Vice Premier Liu to sign U.S. trade deal in Washington next week

[Reuters] Trump pulls back from more military action in Iran crisis, promises new sanctions

[AP] Soaring pork prices keep China’s inflation at 7-year high

[Reuters] China's December factory-gate price deflation eases, CPI remains high

[Reuters] Fed's Clarida says rate cuts were 'well timed,' policy likely to remain appropriate

[CNBC] Nearly all corporate CFOs say the economy is going to slow and the stock market is overvalued

[Reuters] Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

[Bloomberg] Fed Economist Sees Long-Term Rates Near Zero in Mild Downturn

[Bloomberg] World’s Largest Car Market Reports Second Straight Annual Decline

[NYT] The Economy Is Expanding. Why Are Economists So Glum?

[FT] EM banks exposed to stress in FX swaps, a spillover from US repo markets

[FT] Taiwan: fears grow over China’s invasion threat

[FT] China is taking its ideological fight abroad

[FT] Eurozone governments rein in borrowing despite ultra-low rates