Thursday, February 20, 2020

Friday's News Links

[Reuters] Wall Street extends losses after data shows business activity stalls

[MarketWatch] 30-year Treasury bond yield breaks to all-time low as coronavirus fears lift havens

[Reuters] Oil retreats in face of renewed coronavirus uncertainties

[Reuters] U.S. services, manufacturing sectors hit wall in February: Markit

[Reuters] U.S. existing home sales fall in January

[Reuters] Flight to safety leaves yen behind as fears grow of coronavirus spreading

[Reuters] China says January-February trade to take sharp hit from virus outbreak

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: China reports 118 more deaths, South Korea cases spike to cross 150

[Reuters] The Federal Reserve thinks low rates have had only a ‘modest’ impact on stock market prices

[Reuters] Hundreds infected in Chinese prisons as coronavirus cases jump beyond epicentre

[Reuters] As Japan coronavirus concerns grow, hundreds to leave quarantined cruise ship

[Reuters] Iran says coronavirus has spread to several cities, reports two new deaths

[Reuters] Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

[Bloomberg] China Car Sales Tumble 92% in First Half of February on Virus

[Bloomberg] Virus Epidemic Enters New Phase as Cases Outside China Climb

[Bloomberg] Asia’s Big Economies Are Already Feeling the Coronavirus Impact

[Bloomberg] South Korea Reports 52 More Virus Infections as Outbreak Expands

[Bloomberg] U.S. Long-Bond Yields Test All-Time Low as Virus Concerns Mount

[FT] US housing finance is stuck in a complex knot of contradictions

Thursday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow falls more than 100 points after suffering a sudden midday sell-off that confused traders

[Reuters] U.S. dollar, bonds get safe-haven rush as virus spreads

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: China reports 118 more deaths, South Korea cases spike

[Reuters] China reports uptick in new coronavirus cases though downward trend holds

[Reuters] Japan's factory activity shrinks at fastest pace since 2012 on coronavirus jolt

[Bloomberg] Fannie-Freddie May Be Freed With Treasury Backstop, Mnuchin Says