Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Wednesday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Rise for Second Day; Dollar Declines: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Steadies on Thin Trading and Conflicting Demand Signals

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Turkey Debt Risk Near Pandemic Peak Signals Doubt Over Lira Plan

[AP] Democrats ‘not giving up’ on Biden bill, talks with Manchin

[Reuters] Global Markets in 2021: Recoveries, reflation and wrecking balls

[Reuters] S.African study offers Omicron hope as countries reimpose curbs

[AP] 2021 on track to surpass last year as nation’s deadliest

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Record-Setting Year for IPOs Fails to Deliver Historic Returns

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Buyout Executives Bank Billions in Record Year for Firm Floats

[CNBC] Mortgage rates fall to a four-week low, but homebuyers still pull back due to record low listings

[Yahoo/Finance] America's health care affordability crisis 'is growing larger and deeper'

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Property Bets Roiled by Deleted Post on ‘All Out’ Support

[CNBC] China’s property developers have more than big bond payments coming up

[Reuters] Despite consumption hit, China to stand fast on tough COVID-19 curbs

[UK Guardian] Covid cases rise across Asia as South Korea sees record numbers of seriously ill, Thailand restarts quarantine

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] For BOE’s Quantitative Tightening Plan, More Surprises Beckon

[MSN/WP] On volatile border between India and China, a high-altitude military buildup is underway

[Bloomberg] Europe’s Power Crunch Shuts Down Factories as Prices Hit Record

[WSJ] Companies Plan to Pour Even More Cash Into Buybacks, Dividends in 2022

[WSJ] The Olympics Are Coming to China. So Is Omicron.

[WSJ] China Evergrande Says State-Backed Risk Team Will Engage With Creditors

[FT] China developers hit by record rating downgrades after Evergrande crisis

[FT] El-Erian: What to make of Turkey’s latest unorthodox currency move

Tuesday Evening Links

[CNBC] Dow jumps 560 points as market rebounds from omicron-triggered 3-day slide

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Futures Rise With Equities in Volatile Year-End Trading

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] N.Y. Cancels Regents Exams; Chicago Shot Mandate: Virus Update

[AP] Biden vows he, Manchin will ‘get something done’ on $2T bill

[CNN] Omicron slams into American businesses: 'We've taken a big nose dive'

[CNN] Daily Covid-19 case numbers with Omicron 'could exceed previous peaks,' CDC warns

[Bloomberg] U.S. Share Buybacks Hit Record While Capex Lags Pre-Crisis Level

[Bloomberg] Super-Luxury Home Sales Surge Across U.S., Rising 35% in 2021

[NYT] Omicron Is Turning Europe’s Busy Season Silent

Tuesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Extend Advance, While Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Turkey Markets Rocked Anew Amid Stock Slump, Record Lira Swings

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Futures Rise With Equities in Volatile Year-End Trading

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] NYC’s Adams Halts Ceremony; No U.K. Curbs for Now: Virus Update

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Dollar Funding Market Is Feeling the Strains of Too Much Cash

[Reuters] U.S. population grew at record low rate in 2021, in part due to COVID-19

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Next Year Is Forecast to Be One of the Warmest on Record

[Reuters] Putin says Russia has 'nowhere to retreat' over Ukraine