Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Thursday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Retreat in Anticipation of Higher Fed Rates: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Oil steadies as French strike and weaker dollar balance recession fears

[Barron's] Jobless Claims Rise to Highest Level Since Christmas

[Reuters] U.S. job cuts over Jan-Feb hit highest since 2009 - report

[Reuters] Factbox: What's in Biden's budget: taxes on buybacks, rail safety, childcare

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Eberly Emerges as Frontrunner to Be Biden’s Fed Vice Chair Pick

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Silvergate Bet Everything on Crypto, Then Watched It Evaporate

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] A Few Rich Firms Are Fueling Record US Buybacks

[CNBC] U.S. won’t reach a new record in oil production ‘ever again,’ says Pioneer Natural Resources CEO

[Reuters] California flood watch issued as next atmospheric river looms

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Russia Shifts Tactic With Barrage That Kills Five in Ukraine

[Reuters] Russia unleashes missile barrage on Ukraine as ground battle rages in the east

[AFP] US Worries China Will Use Supply Chains As Weapon

[Reuters] China consumer inflation slowest in a year; producer deflation deepens

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Property Stocks Gauge Enters Bear as Policy Optimism Fades

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Debt Restructurings Come to a Head for $150 Billion Market

[Reuters] Japan's economy barely grew in Q4, weak consumption raises policy challenge

[Reuters] Exclusive: Mexico's Pemex, 'punished' by markets, weighs how to pay heavy debt

[Reuters] Frontier countries to suffer most if Fed rate gets to 6% - analysts

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Argentina’s Worst Drought in Memory Lands New Blow to Economy

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Nervous Bolivians Seeking Cash Line Up Outside Central Bank

[Bloomberg] BOJ Governor Kuroda’s Last Meeting Has Markets Focused on a Final Surprise

[Bloomberg] Even Wealthy Landlords Are Skipping Payments on Office Buildings

[WSJ] China Property Sector Left in Limbo by Stalled Debt-Restructuring Talks

[FT] Fed hurtles towards tough call on size of next interest rate rise

[FT] China’s local governments boost revenue by selling land to their own entities

[FT] Investors pull near record sums from corporate bond ETFs

Wednesday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Wall Street Churns With Fed-Hike Anxiety Brewing: Markets Wrap 

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Drops as US Supply Draws Fail to Dispel Fed-Driven Gloom

[Reuters] Fed still up in the air on whether to accelerate rate hikes, Powell says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] US Economy Got a Strong Start in 2023, Fed’s Beige Book Says

[CNBC] Silvergate shutting down operations and liquidating bank

[Reuters] US spy chiefs see China-Russia 'love affair' continuing

[CNN] US intel chiefs say China likely to press Taiwan and seek to undercut US

[Reuters] FBI chief says TikTok 'screams' of US national security concerns

[Reuters] Georgian police use water, tear gas in move to break up second day of protests

Wednesday Afternoon Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Struggle for Direction With Focus on Powell: Markets Wrap

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Oil Falls as Inventory Drop Fails to Lift Gloom From Hawkish Fed

[Reuters] Fed's Powell sticks to hawkish message in second day of testimony

[AP] Powell says ‘no decision’ on the Fed’s next move on rates

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Powell Says ‘No Decision’ Has Been Made on Speeding Up Pace of Rate Hikes

[Reuters] U.S. job openings fall to a still-high level in January

[Reuters] Bank of Canada leaves rates unchanged, sees inflation falling as forecast

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Ukraine Latest: NATO Chief Warns Bakhmut May Fall Soon

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] The Hack That Upended Derivatives Trading Spurs Calls for Action

[FT] Citi warns clients about risks of Russia ‘weaponising’ metals

[FT] Italian central banker criticises hawkish ECB colleagues as rift over rates widens