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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Slide Most in a Month; Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks tumbled Friday on worries the U.S. and China won’t reach a trade deal before another round of tariff hikes are set to kick in. Bonds climbed across the region and Treasuries ticked higher. [more...]
Bloomberg: SoftBank’s Son Transforms $5.5 Billion to $17 Billion Overnight
Call it the Masayoshi Son mathematical distortion field. The founder of SoftBank Group Corp. added about 1.65 trillion yen ($15 billion) to the market value of his company Thursday — by unveiling a plan to buy back shares worth about a third of that amount. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Fall on Pessimism Over Trade, Growth: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks slid as investors grew anxious that the Trump administration won’t reach a trade deal with China before a March deadline for escalating the war. Treasuries surged. [more...]
Bloomberg: Amazon's Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Publisher of Blackmail
Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer and its publisher David Pecker of extortion and blackmail, stepping up a war of words between the world’s richest man and a confidant of U.S. President Donald Trump. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Says He Won't Meet Xi Jinping Before Tariff Deadline
President Donald Trump said he won’t meet Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline to avert higher U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, intensifying fears the two won’t strike a deal before the end of a 90-day truce. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Recession Increasingly Credible to Top-Ranked Strategy Team
Global economic growth is being hit more significantly than many anticipate and calls for an impending U.S. recession now look increasingly credible, which is bad news for risk assets, according to Europe’s top-ranked strategy team at Societe Generale SA. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bemused World Doesn’t Know What to Make of Brexit Britain
As ambassador to the U.K., Yoshiji Nogami helped arrange some key Japanese investments and grew to see the British people as pragmatic and practical. That was until the Brexit vote. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Rises After Carney Says Rate Hikes Could Still Happen
The pound recovered to snap five days of losses after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said markets should keep the prospect of further interest-rate increases on the table. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Is ‘Best of a Bad Bunch’ in Surprise Turn for Wall Street
As global central bankers put their tightening plans on hold, the dollar may emerge again as a winner. Not because it’s particularly attractive, but because it’s proving to be the best of a bad lot. [more...]
Reuters: No talks between Trump and China's Xi before trade deadline
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not plan to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline set by the two countries to achieve a trade deal. [more...]
Reuters: Oil falls on global slowdown worries, but OPEC cuts offer support
Oil markets fell on Friday, pulled down by worries over a global economic slowdown, although OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Venezuela provided crude with some support. [more...]
CNBC: Trump is reportedly expected to ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from US networks
President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week that would ban Chinese telecommunication equipment from U.S. wireless networks, Politico reported late Thursday, citing three sources. [more...]
CNBC: Kudlow: There's 'a pretty sizable difference' before a China trade deal happens
White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Thursday that the administration is hoping for a trade agreement with China but much work remains before anything is finalized. [more...]
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