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Bloomberg: Global Stock Sell-Off Eases; Dollar Edges Lower: Markets Wrap
Stocks traded mixed in Asia, after two weeks of losses driven by a backdrop of uncertain trade conditions and signs that some key economies are slowing. Treasury yields steadied just below 2.90 percent. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Sees Bankruptcies Surge; Bondholders May Get Less Back
China’s effort to cut the burden of insolvent companies weighing on its slowing economy has kicked into higher gear, with a slew of bankruptcy filings that’s set to enrich the case history of debt resolutions for bond investors. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lion Air and Boeing Are Heading Into a $22 Billion Feud
The crash of a Boeing Co. plane that killed 189 people in Indonesia is spiraling into a $22 billion feud between the aircraft maker and one of Asia’s most influential aviation bosses. [more...]
Bloomberg: Analysts Who Warned of Emerging-Market Rout Expect Painful 2019
If Jason Daw is right, some of the world’s biggest investors are setting themselves up for a major disappointment.
The Singapore-based strategist at Societe Generale, one of the few to anticipate the slump in emerging markets beginning in January, sees no imminent turnaround for the asset class. [more...]
Bloomberg: At Year’s End, Emerging Markets Beholden to Fed
Central banks are cramming in their last decisions of 2018, with at least seven in emerging markets scheduled to set monetary policy this week. But none will be as closely watched as the Federal Reserve. [more...]
Bloomberg: Europe’s Borrowers Brace for Death of Easy Money
Bankers and borrowers are bracing themselves for a difficult year selling eurobonds now that the days of easy money are coming to an end. January’s often the busiest month of the year for new bond sales but as credit markets lose their biggest backer and political threats loom -- Brexit, Italian fiscal angst and trade woes -- companies must wise up to 2019’s primary-market challenges. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Judged Less Ugly Than Euro by Analysts Betting on Rally
The pound may be the winner against the euro next year in a contest of the not-so-pretty. Neither currency has made much headway against the other this year as the U.K.’s troubles tied to its impending exit from the European Union were offset by political uncertainty on the continent. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Set to Close Week Near $3,000 as December Losses Mount
Bitcoin headed for its seventh weekly slump on Friday, holding above $3,000 -- a level it hasn’t broken below since September last year. The largest digital currency was almost flat at $3,270 at 7:55 a.m. in New York, after slipping 5.4 percent Thursday, according to consolidated pricing compiled by Bloomberg. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares perk up ahead of key policy events in China, U.S.
Asian share markets ticked up on Monday as investors cautiously looked to whether key policy events in the United States and China could allay concerns about slowing global economic growth. [more...]
Reuters: Oil prices pressured by oversupply, global economic concerns
Oil prices were largely steady on Monday after falling 2 percent in the previous session, but remained under pressure amid weaker growth in major economies and concerns about oversupply. [more...]
CNBC: The global stock market sell-off was 'not an isolated event' — expect more sharp falls next year
The latest wave of heavy selling in financial markets is a clear sign of things to come, according to a new report from the world's oldest international financial organization. [more...]
CNBC: Qatari foreign minister criticizes Iran sanctions, UAE foreign policy as 'destabilizing'
Qatar's foreign minister expressed a host of grievances over his Gulf counterparts' regional activities on Sunday, calling out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in particular — and not just for their blockade of his country. [more...]
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