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Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Fall as Yuan-Slide Contagion Assessed: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia extended declines and the yuan slumped once again amid debate surrounding the impact of an escalating trade war and fear of contagion to emerging markets. Treasury yields dipped and the dollar steadied. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Set for Record Defaults, and Downgrades Tip More Pain
China is zooming to a record year of corporate-bond defaults, with the 2018 total already more than three-quarters of the previous high even before an expected economic slowdown bites. [more...]
Bloomberg: Saudis Weigh Lure of Higher Oil Prices With U.S. Call for More
Saudi Arabia will have to navigate a particularly delicate balance between chasing buyers and charging more for its crude when setting monthly prices for its biggest customers this week. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Seeks to Block China Mobile's Entry, Escalating Tension
The U.S. moved to block China Mobile Ltd. from entering its telecommunications market on national security grounds, launching another salvo in the fight between the world’s two biggest economies days before they’re expected to impose tariffs on each other over trade. [more...]
Bloomberg: China to Cancel More U.S. Soy Shipments as Extra Tariff Looms
Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on U.S. imports takes effect from Friday. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trade Wars Bite as Emerging Currencies Decline to 10-Month Low
With a trade kerfuffle bruising investors, assets across emerging markets started the week with more declines. The war of words between the world’s biggest economies over commerce added fuel to a sell-off sparked by a rising dollar and hawkish central banks in developed economies.  [more...]
Reuters: China turbulence knocks Asian shares to nine-month low as trade war fears grow
Chinese stocks went into a tail spin on Tuesday as turbulence gripped equity markets in Asia, which sank to nine-month lows as investors feared the Sino-U.S. trade row could derail a rare period of synchronized global growth. [more...]
Reuters: Oil rises on Libya force majeure, but demand slowdown holds back market
Oil prices climbed on Tuesday after Libya declared force majeure on some of its supplies, although an overall rise in OPEC output and an emerging slowdown in demand held back markets. [more...]
CNBC: Goldman: The second half is going to be difficult, but these stocks with strong balance sheets should thrive
The second half of 2018 will be tough for investors as they grapple with rising trade tensions and higher interest rates, according to Goldman Sachs. However, companies with strong balance sheets like Facebook and NVIDIA should do well in the tough times ahead as they can better deal with higher borrowing costs and overall volatility. [more...]
CNBC: China's state media says markets are being 'irrational,' calls for calm amid trade frictions
Chinese state media on Tuesday called a recent sell-off in mainland stock markets an "irrational overreaction" and urged investors not to panic over growing trade frictions between Beijing and Washington. [more...]

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