Sunday, August 16, 2020

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Europe Stocks; Metals Climb: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Europe stuck on the ground as China markets jump

[Reuters] Dollar on defensive as markets eye U.S. politics, Fed minutes

[CNBC] Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill

[CNBC] Homebuilder sentiment jumps to record high, but soaring lumber prices could ‘dampen momentum’

[CNBC] Coronavirus live updates: New Zealand delays election as cases climb

[Reuters] China central bank injects 700 billion yuan of MLF loans, rates steady for fourth month

[Reuters] Japan's economy shrinks at record pace as pandemic wipes out 'Abenomics' gains

[Reuters] Thai second-quarter GDP shrinks 12.2% year-on-year, weakest in 22 years

[CNBC] Southeast Asia faces more severe effects of climate change than the rest of the world, McKinsey says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge Funds Are Short on Dollar for First Time in Two Years

[Bloomberg] Fraying U.S.-China Relations Tested by Trump Ahead of Election

[Bloomberg] New York Manufacturing Expands Less Than Forecast as Orders Drop

[Bloomberg] China Housing May Have Hit ‘Potentially Precarious Peak,’ Harvard’s Rogoff Argues

[Bloomberg] In California’s Brutal Climate Loop, Heatwaves Raise Fire Risk

[WSJ] Traders Brace for Haywire Markets Around Presidential Election

[FT] The decoupling of the US and China has only just begun

Sunday Evening Links

[CNBC] Stock futures rise as S&P 500 tries to build on last week’s gains and reach all-time high

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Steady; Asia Stocks Point to Softer Start: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Battered Treasuries Face Test From Stimulus Talks, Brighter Data

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] The Emerging Markets Rally Is About to Be Tested

[WSJ] California Braces for More Blackouts as Heat Wave Scorches West

[FT] China and Russia ditch dollar in move towards ‘financial alliance’

Sunday's News Links

[CNBC] A flood of job losses looms as airline industry struggles in pandemic

[Reuters] China must guard against rebound in shadow lending: regulator

[CNBC] Forty percent of U.S. Covid-19 tests come back too late to be clinically meaningful, data show

[Bloomberg] Stocks Ignore Stimulus Rift, Sowing Worries on Wall Street

[Bloomberg] Oil Companies Wonder If It’s Worth Looking for Oil Anymore