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Bloomberg: Another Warning Sign That the U.S. Economy Will Slow Next Year
Juiced by President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, business investment helped deliver a robust U.S. economy in the first half of 2018, but signs have multiplied that the growth driver is faltering. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Push Higher; Dollar Steady Before Powell: Markets Wrap
Stocks climbed in Asia and U.S. and European futures pointed higher as investors mulled comments from Federal Reserve officials and the chances of a breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade dispute. The dollar maintained gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: Boeing Jet’s Faulty Sensor Wasn’t Fixed Before Lion Air Crash, Report Finds
A malfunctioning sensor at the center of the investigation into the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air jetliner into the Java Sea wasn’t repaired before the fatal flight even though it had failed on the plane’s previous trip, according to a preliminary investigative report. [more...]
Bloomberg: Jack Ma Confirmed as Chinese Communist Party Member
Jack Ma, co-founder of China’s most valuable company, was officially confirmed as a member of the Communist Party in a state-backed newspaper recognizing business leaders for their contributions to the country’s development. [more...]
Bloomberg: Nine Million Fewer Americans Shopped This Black Friday Weekend
More than 165 million Americans shopped either in stores or online during the five-day period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday -- more than expected, but well below the 174 million shoppers during the same period last year, according to the National Retail Federation. The average U.S. shopper spent $313 over the period, down from last year’s $335. [more...]
Bloomberg: A $500 Billion Fund Sees ‘Glorious Chaos’ in Credit Bear Market
Corporate bonds have fallen so hard they’re officially in a bear market, according to AXA Investment Managers. That may not be a bad thing. A string of corporate warnings and the worst returns in a decade may point to the end of the U.S. economic expansion -- but AXA is eyeing a potential trough and buying opportunity in the ruins. [more...]
Bloomberg: What Oil at $50 a Barrel Means for the World Economy
Just a couple of months ago, major oil trading houses were predicting the return of $100 crude. Now, with oil prices at half that level, here’s a look at what the slump means for the world economy. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira Hands Unwanted Crown of Riskiest Emerging Currency to Ruble
The Turkish lira is no longer the riskiest currency out there. That unwanted title now belongs to Russia’s ruble. Three-month risk reversals for the lira -- the premium of derivatives contracts to sell the currency against the dollar over those to buy it -- have fallen below the ruble’s for the first time since mid-May. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares tentative ahead of Trump-Xi meeting, Fed speech
Asian shares dithered on Wednesday and the dollar jumped to a near 1-1/2-year top as risk assets rowed back amid conflicting signals on prospects for de-escalating the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices climb more than 1 pct on North Sea outage, expected OPEC cuts
Oil prices rose by more than 1 percent on Wednesday ahead of an OPEC meeting next week at which the producer club is expected to decide some form of supply cut to counter an emerging glut. [more...]
CNBC: Ukraine has created ‘artificial conflict’ with Russia, VTB Bank chief says
Ukraine’s president has created an “artificial conflict” with Russia just to boost his chances in a presidential election set to happen in Ukraine in March next year, the president and chairman of Russia’s VTB Bank has claimed. [more...]
CNBC: Morgan Stanley says US bank stocks will do well even when Fed pauses interest rate hikes
The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to temporarily stop raising interest rates in the middle of 2019 — but Morgan Stanley predicts that stocks in the financial sector will still do well. [more...]
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