Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wednesday's News Links

[Reuters] S&P, Dow notch record highs ahead of signing of trade deal

[Reuters] Oil slips on doubts about U.S.-China deal, OPEC outlook

[Reuters] U.S. producer prices barely rise as services remain subdued

[CNBC] Weekly mortgage applications soar 30% as homebuyer demand hits the highest level in 11 years

[CNN] The world is drowning in debt

[Financial Post] Global debt-to-GDP ratio has now hit an all-time high of 322%

[Reuters] Treasury's Mnuchin says U.S. cannot continue to boost spending at current rate-CNBC

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Announces Plans For Repo Operations Through to Mid-February

[Reuters] China central bank injects $58 billion of loans but keeps rates steady

[RT] Russian government resigns, after President Putin's State-of-the-Nation Address proposes changes to the constitution

[CNBC] The world’s largest hedge fund sees gold rising 30% to $2,000: ‘There is so much boiling conflict’

[Reuters] Taiwan president urges China to review policy after election win

[WSJ] Tech Tensions Simmer in Washington as U.S., China Near Trade Truce

[WSJ] Big Banks Post Big Profits Thanks to Strong U.S. Economy

[WSJ] Energy Companies Seize the Day With Bond Refinancings

[FT] Where next for the renminbi after US-China breakthrough?

Tuesday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street dips from record in 'Jason Bourne market'

[CNBC] Yen gains, yuan weakens on report tariffs on China to stay through US election

[Reuters] U.S. to maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until Phase 2 deal: Mnuchin

[CNBC] Phase one trade deal could be less than market hopes: ‘Tariffs have now become a roach motel’

[Reuters] U.S., EU, Japan agree new subsidy rules with China trade in focus

[AP] US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

[Reuters] Trump administration moves toward blocking more sales to Huawei: sources

[CNBC] The stock market has never been this big relative to the economy, signaling it could be overvalued

[Reuters] Junk-rated energy firms speed to debt markets after 2019 drought

[Reuters] China to ramp up U.S. car, aircraft, energy purchases in trade deal: source

[Reuters] BOJ's Kuroda says won't hesitate to ease further if needed

[Bloomberg] China Tariffs to Stay Put Until After U.S. Vote Despite Deal

[Bloomberg] Fed’s George Says Keep Rates Steady ‘For Now’ to Assess Economy

[Bloomberg] A Decade Without Fed Hikes Comes Into View for Bond Investors

[Bloomberg] The Stronger Yuan Is Sending Waves Through Assets Worldwide

[Bloomberg] Peak Permian Oil Output Is Closer Than You Think, Investor Says

[FT] Federal Reserve to keep repo interventions at elevated levels

[FT] Europe frets over migration as Turkey and Russia gain Libya sway