Monday, August 16, 2021

Tuesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Slide on Virus Angst; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Asia shares fall as investors eye rising COVID-19 cases, Afghan crisis 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Tech Stocks Slump as Nation Issues Draft Competition Rules

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Heads for Longest Run of Losses Since March on Virus, Dollar

[Reuters] Safe-haven currencies supported on signs on weakening economic sentiment

[CNBC] Retail sales drop worse-than-expected 1.1% in July as rising Covid fears hit consumers

[CNBC] Homebuilder sentiment falls to lowest level in a year as buyers face sticker shock

[Reuters] China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Fed September Taper, China Growth Falters, Slower Japan: Eco Day

[CNBC] ‘We are on fire’: Five U.S. states set new records for Covid cases as hospitalizations rise

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Hedge Funds Snapped Up Treasuries as Reflation Trade Crumbled

[CNBC] Feds will ration water from Colorado River amid historic drought

[Reuters] U.S. declares first Western reservoir water shortage, triggering cuts

[Reuters] China holds assault drills near Taiwan after 'provocations'

[Bloomberg] U.S. Single-Family Rents Soar 7.5% in June, Accelerating Pace

[Bloomberg] Evergrande Isn’t HNA. It Might Be Worse.

[WSJ] As Delta Surges, Covid-19 Breakthrough Cases Remain Uncommon

[WSJ] Taliban Conquest of Afghanistan Scrambles the Diplomatic Map

[FT] Private capital groups soar on boom in unlisted assets

Monday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] S&P 500 hits record high as defensive shares shine

[Reuters] Treasuries - Yields lower on weak Chinese data, Afghan and COVID concerns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Coffee, Sugar Gain With Biggest Crops Under Heat, Dryness Stress

[Reuters] Fed's Rosengren: Another strong jobs report could support September taper announcement

[Reuters] U.S. Treasuries' foreign ownership in June rises to highest since Feb 2020

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Gensler Warns of Chinese Company Risks Following SEC Crackdown

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] U.S., Taliban in Talks to End Airport Chaos: Afghanistan Update

[Reuters] Kabul evacuations stall amid runway chaos as criticism mounts over U.S. pullout

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Fall as China Data Sour Mood: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil prices drop amid faltering demand outlook in China

[CNBC] There’s growing support within the Fed to announce the tapering of bond purchases in September

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Democrats’ Debt Dare Risks Shutdown Fight With No Easy Way Out

[AP] USDA to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25 percent

[Reuters] N.Y. Fed's Empire State manufacturing business index declines in August

[AP] Explainer: Western states face first federal water cuts

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China’s Faltering Economic Recovery Adds to Global Growth Risks

[Reuters] China's new home price growth slows as speculative curbs bite

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Squeezes $1.3 Trillion Revenue Earner to Cool Home Prices

[Reuters] China cbank offers more medium-term loan than expected to cushion economic slowdown

[AP] Official: China’s growth likely to slow due to virus, floods

[Reuters] China economy under pressure as factory output, retail sales growth slow sharply

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Chinese Officials Take Control of Private Oil Refiner Amid Probe

[Reuters] Taliban declares 'war is over' as president and diplomats flee Kabul

[AP] Taliban take over Afghanistan: What we know and what’s next

[WSJ] Fed Officials Weigh Ending Asset Purchases by Mid-2022

[FT] China to ‘respect choices of Afghan people’ following Taliban takeover