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CNBC: China state-run media: Any new US tariffs on Chinese goods will be 'catastrophic' for global stocks
A Chinese state-run newspaper claimed in an editorial published late Tuesday that the U.S. faces greater pressure to resolve its ongoing trade war with China because failed negotiations would likely have major consequences for stocks worldwide. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Track U.S. Gains; Yuan Heads Higher: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia rose after encouraging U.S. earnings buoyed sentiment, while the dollar and Treasury yields ticked higher. The yuan climbed amid a report the U.S. is asking China to keep its currency stable as part of the negotiations. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Plan to Integrate Hong Kong, Macau Skirts Tough Questions
China’s long-awaited plan to create a high-tech megalopolis on its southern coastline rivaling California’s Silicon Valley generated optimism among Hong Kong’s business community even as key details remain unclear. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Most Mindnumbing of Office Tasks Made One Man $360 Million
Tomomichi Takahashi became a multimillionaire by focusing on the dullest of white-collar tasks.
The former SoftBank Group Corp. employee was an early mover into what’s called robotic process automation, the use of software bots to automate repetitive operations. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yellen Offers Caution as U.S. Pushes China to Keep Yuan Stable
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled it may be harder than U.S. trade negotiators think to prevent China from manipulating its currency. [more...]
Bloomberg: Yield-Curve Inversion Trade Seen Roaring Back After FOMC Minutes
Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s January meeting has the potential to send one of the most widely-followed parts of the Treasury yield curve hurtling toward inversion within a matter of weeks. [more...]
Bloomberg: Credit Suisse, Goldman Downplay Market Risks From Earnings Slump
Strategists at two of Wall Street’s biggest firms are downplaying the risks posed by a looming earnings recession for corporate America, saying weakness among megacaps is masking broad-based profit growth. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Presses China for Stable Yuan as Trade Talks Progress, Sources Say
The U.S. is asking China to keep the value of the yuan stable as part of trade negotiations between the world’s two largest economies, a move aimed at neutralizing any effort by Beijing to devalue its currency to counter American tariffs, people familiar with the ongoing talks said. [more...]
Reuters: Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper
The United States should respect China’s right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country’s doors to the outside world would open wider. [more...]
Reuters: Exclusive: Fed's Williams says new economic outlook necessary for rate hikes
New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now and that he sees no need to raise them again unless economic growth or inflation shifts to an unexpectedly higher gear. [more...]
CNBC: Skills shortage is stopping many Asian companies from embracing A.I., study shows
Artificial intelligence is predicted to speed up innovation in Asia Pacific over the next few years but less than half of the companies today are using the technology, according to a report from Microsoft and International Data Corporation. [more...]
Currency Strength Indicators
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