Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slip While Dollar Strengthens: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Climbs; Europe Stocks Fluctuate: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] U.S. consumer prices increase in December

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed Talk of Taper Rekindles Specter of Wrenching 2013 Tantrum

[CNBC] Mortgage refinance demand spikes 20% as borrowers fear missing out on record-low rates

[CNBC] Covid live updates: China’s vaccine is just 50% effective; scammers offer vaccine doses for bitcoin

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Germany Curbs Entry; More Nations See U.K. Variant: Virus Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Trump Team’s Final Act on Fannie-Freddie Leaves Fates to Biden

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Italy Coalition Risks Collapse, Threatening Virus Battle

[AP] Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

[CNBC] Brazil researchers now say China’s Sinovac vaccine is 50% effective — lower than announced earlier

[CNBC] Asia credit roars into new year as wall of debt looms

[Bloomberg] Biden Aims for Deal With Republicans on Covid Relief Package

[Bloomberg] China Tightens Oversight of Consumer Finance Firms With Scoring

[WSJ] SPAC Mania Gives Early Investors Steady Returns With Little Risk

[FT] US Treasuries dance to different tune as fiscal policy takes precedence

[FT] FBI races to track insurrectionists before Joe Biden’s inauguration

[FT] More infectious coronavirus variants will emerge, disease expert predicts

[FT] Vanguard’s assets hit record $7tn