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Bloomberg: The Panic Surrounding Brexit Can Be Found in U.K. Bond Markets
The pound may have been relatively calm in recent weeks, but U.K. bond markets are seeing signs of Brexit-induced distress.
Investors have been flocking to the safety of longer-dated gilts, preferring them over shorter maturities, a sign that they think the risks surrounding the economy are growing. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Rise as Trade Optimism Adds Fuel to Rally: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia gained Friday, building on the recent rally in risk assets, amid optimism for progress in U.S.-China trade talks. Shares in Tokyo and Hong Kong led the advance, while futures pointed to a higher start to the European session. [more...]
Bloomberg: Forget the Trade War. China Is Already in Crisis
Once again, the world’s investors are turning their worried gaze toward China. And for good reason. Economic growth in the third quarter sank to 6.5 percent, the slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Hot New Asset Class Is Lego Sets
A lot of fancy things can be built with Lego sets nowadays. Such as a diversifying portfolio that loads on the Fama-French size factor. [more...]
Bloomberg: Malaysia Could Drop Goldman's 1MDB Charges for $7.5 Billion
An apology from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. doesn’t cut it for Malaysia, which said it may consider a discussion to absolve the bank of blame for its role in the 1MDB scandal for $7.5 billion. [more...]
Bloomberg: Southeast Asia Feels the Burn as Global Trade Tensions Heat Up
Southeast Asia, seen as a potential winner from the U.S.-China trade war, is starting to see more sour data, with a string of export reports showing that tensions are weighing heavily on the trade-reliant region. [more...]
Bloomberg: Can China Keep Its Economy From Running Out of Steam?
China is stepping up efforts to keep the world's second-biggest economy humming. That's critical because what happens in China affects the rest of the world. The government plans "large scale" tax cuts, incentives to boost car sales and other measures. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.K.'s Biggest Bank Upbeat on Pound; Sterling Leads FX Gains
Britain’s biggest bank is turning more positive on the pound, which on Thursday led the way in advancing against the U.S. dollar. [more...]
Reuters: Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth
After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. [more...]
Reuters: Bad bets on oil, gas spark wave of energy-fund closures
Energy fund managers took heavy losses last year with wrong-way bets on the prices of oil and natural gas, leading to a wave of closures in the volatile fund sector. [more...]
CNBC: Valuations for China stocks are 'very, very attractive' now: Fidelity
Despite a slowing economy, China's stock market has emerged as one of the best places in Asia to invest in due to its "very, very attractive" valuation, according to global investment house Fidelity International. [more...]
CNBC: World leaders must identify an 'inclusive' approach to globalization at Davos, WEF founder says
As thousands of rich and powerful leaders head to Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) next week, the organization's founder has urged international heads of state to come up with an "inclusive" approach to globalization. [more...]
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