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Bloomberg: Stocks Decline After U.S. Tech Slide; Yields Fall: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks traded lower Tuesday following a tech-led slump on Wall Street overnight though the worst of the losses were pared on hopes for progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute. Treasury yields dropped and the dollar slipped from an 18-month high. [more...]
Bloomberg: How One Family Built an $8 Billion Software Startup
The tech industry’s newest billionaires are a pair of brothers who started a software company in their parents’ basement in Utah. Now Ryan and Jared Smith are selling Qualtrics International Inc. to European giant SAP SE for $8 billion -- and they’ll get to keep running the business. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Decline on Tech Woes; Dollar Rallies: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks started the week on a sour note, with tech shares tumbling as Apple Inc. faltered on signs of weak iPhone demand. The dollar rose, and the pound slid as the U.K.’s premier fought to save her Brexit divorce plan. Oil gave up early gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs Tumbles on 1MDB Scandal and 'Fear of the Unknown'
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s reputation is facing one of its biggest crises of the decade -- and now its shares are, too. Since prosecutors implicated a trio of Goldman Sachs bankers in a multibillion-dollar Malaysian fraud early this month, investors have endured an almost daily drip of news on the firm’s ties to the scandal. [more...]
Bloomberg: Frozen Out of China, American Farmers Refuse to Sell Their Soy
Caught smack in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war, America’s soybean farmers are taking a huge gamble. Rather than selling the crop right away as they pull it out of the ground -- as they do almost every harvest season to pay the bills -- they are instead stashing it in silos, containers, bins, bags, whatever they can get their hands on to keep it safe and dry. [more...]
Bloomberg: Ripple Is Destined to Overtake Swift Banking Network, CEO Says
Ripple Labs Inc., the blockchain startup whose digital money is often used as a proxy for other cryptocurrency payments, is gaining new customers because financial firms are seeking faster, more up-to-date technology than the Swift banking network, Chief Executive Officer Brad Garlinghouse said. [more...]
Bloomberg: Hedge Funds Turn Short on Nasdaq Futures While ETFs See Outflows
Seven weeks into the sell-off in technology stocks, sentiment toward the industry is suffering serious damage. Evidence is building that investors have fallen out of love with the group -- fast money and retail buyers alike. It’s a reversal from the beginning of the year when FANG stars. [more...]
Bloomberg: Volatility's a Friend for Asian Hedge Fund Bucking Market Trend
One hedge fund in Asia is making the most of volatile markets, extending gains this year to 24 percent as stocks in many geographies tumble. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Carry Trade May Be Returning as Global Rates Diverge
Speculation that euro-area monetary officials will consider more stimulus for banks and expectations for further Federal Reserve tightening are causing spreads between U.S. and European debt yields to widen, adding to the case for euro weakness, according to Nomura Holdings Inc. [more...]
Bloomberg: Euro Slides to 16-Month Low, Pound Sinks as EU Risks Reignite
Meanwhile, the pound slipped the most in more than a month as pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to abandon her Brexit divorce proposal or face defeat in parliament. [more...]
Reuters: Vice President Pence pushes Japan for bilateral free trade agreement
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, keeping up pressure on Japan to cut its trade surplus with the United States, said on Tuesday American goods and services too often faced barriers in Japan and a bilateral trade agreement offered the best way forward. [more...]
Reuters: Global oil demand under growing threat from electric cars, cleaner fuel
Electric vehicles and more efficient fuel technology will cut transportation demand for oil by 2040 more than previously expected, but the world may still face a supply crunch without enough investment in new production, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. [more...]
CNBC: ‘Multiple and intertwined risks’ cloud outlook for the Middle East and its neighbors, IMF says
Major oil producing countries in the Middle East and its neighbors might benefit from higher crude prices in 2019, according to the latest outlook from International Monetary Fund (IMF), but there are numerous uncertainties in the region. [more...]
CNBC: Global growth is slowing, and markets need to pay attention, IMF says
Growth is slowing in a number of the world’s big economies, and the International Monetary Fund is warning that investor sentiment could make a “sudden reversal” for the worse. [more...]
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