Sunday, February 18, 2024

Monday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Stocks Pause Near Record as Traders Await Catalyst: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] World shares singed by stubborn inflation and slow China growth

[Reuters] Oil steadies as demand jitters counter Middle East conflict

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Bearish Yen Positions Increase as Japan Stocks Near Record High

[Reuters] Yemen's Houthis claim attack on ship in Gulf of Aden, say it could sink

[Reuters] Rafah attack: How Israel plans to hit Hamas and scale back war

[Yahoo Finance] January economic data challenges soft landing narrative

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Companies Scramble to Reduce Expectations as Stocks Ignore Risks

[Reuters] California braces for more heavy rain - and possibly tornadoes

[Reuters] Germany likely in recession, Bundesbank says

[Reuters] Tractors roll into downtown Prague as Czech farmers join protests

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Foreign Direct Investment to China Slumps to 30 Year Low

[NYT] Plans to Expand U.S. Chip Manufacturing Are Running Into Obstacles

[WSJ] Billions Start Flowing to Chip Makers for New U.S. Factories

[WSJ] America’s Oil Power Might Be Near Its Peak

[WSJ] Aboard a U.S. Aircraft Carrier, a Front-Row Seat to China Tensions

[FT] Can the SEC’s landmark reforms survive a Wall Street fightback?

[FT] US says it will act if China dumps goods on global markets

[FT] Investors shun riskiest US corporate bonds on default fears

Sunday Evening Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China to Rally on Reopen; Other Stocks Seen Mixed: Markets Wrap

[AP] Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Cracks Start to Emerge in Global Central Bank Synchronicity

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Five Key Charts to Watch in Global Commodity Markets This Week

[WSJ] FBI Director Says China Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure Now at Unprecedented Scale

[FT] FBI warns Chinese malware could threaten critical US infrastructure

Sunday's News Links

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Record US Stock Rally Is Under Threat From a World in Turmoil

[Yahoo Finance] Why the Fed now finds itself on a collision course with the 2024 election

[Reuters] China leaves key policy rate unchanged under shadow of Federal Reserve

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Foreign Direct Investment Into China Slumps to Worst in 30 Years

[Reuters] China to send coast guard ships as tensions rise over Taiwanese islands

[WSJ] How War in Europe Boosts the U.S. Economy

[WSJ] Even the World’s Biggest Electric-Vehicle Market Is Slowing

[FT] Will Fed minutes pour cold water on rate cut hopes?

[FT] SEC’s Gensler plays down hedge fund fears over Treasury dealer rule