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Bloomberg: Stocks Under Pressure as Trade Tensions Fester: Markets Wrap
U.S. equity futures declined and the yen edged up as Sino-American tensions continued to flare, leaving Asian equities volatile. Stocks fell in Tokyo and Seoul along with S&P 500 Index futures after President Donald Trump moved to curb Huawei Technologies Co.’s access to the U.S. market and American suppliers. [more...]
Bloomberg: China’s Economy Lost Momentum Even Ahead of Trump’s New Tariffs
China’s economy lost steam in April, underscoring the fragility of the world’s second-largest economy as it girds for an intensified face-off with the U.S. over trade. [more...]
Bloomberg: These Are the Highest Paying Jobs for the Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 is getting ready to enter one hot job market. And grads with a background in slicing and dicing data have an edge. Data scientist was the highest-paying entry-level job last year, according to Glassdoor research. [more...]
Bloomberg: Investors Are Dumping These Southeast Asia Funds
Overseas investors in Southeast Asian stocks are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade, as key markets in the region get caught up in the escalating trade war. [more...]
Bloomberg: Secret Bond Deals Making China's Debt Market More Confusing
China’s domestic bond market is on course for a record year of defaults. What’s a little less clear is exactly how many defaults there might have been. When a company in developed markets fails to make a bond payment on time as agreed, that information typically becomes public in swift order, and the issuer would normally be declared in default by ratings agencies and investors. [more...]
Bloomberg: Global ‘Wall of Worry’ Feeds Rush for Treasuries as Risks Mount
All roads are leading to the U.S. Treasury market as a dizzying array of global geopolitical and economic forces bolster the world’s penchant to buy America’s debt during troubled times. [more...]
Bloomberg: Quants Think Like Amateurs in World’s Wildest Stock Market
Tom Zhou helps run a $500 million hedge fund and has degrees in civil engineering, economics and finance. Like other quantitative trading whizzes attempting to make sense of China’s $6.6 trillion stock market, Zhou spends much of his time trying to think like a novice investor. [more...]
Bloomberg: World Economy Rebound Thrown Into Doubt by Escalating Trade War
The escalating U.S.-China trade war is threatening to upend the global economy’s much-anticipated rebound and could even throw its decade-long expansion into doubt if the conflict spirals out of control. [more...]
Bloomberg: Turkey Reimposes 0.1% Tax on Some Foreign-Currency Sales
Turkey will reintroduce a 0.1% tax on some foreign-currency transactions in a move that will increase budget revenue but risks raising concern that the government is taking on a larger role in managing the market. [more...]
Bloomberg: Morgan Stanley Says Rest of 2019 Might Flummox U.S. Markets
The beginning of 2019 has been good for U.S. assets. But the back half might not be as favorable, according to Morgan Stanley.
Markets are currently priced for a “Goldilocks” scenario of solid but non-inflationary growth, and America has outperformed -- but that’s all set to reverse, strategists including Andrew Sheets wrote in a May 12 note. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. blacklists China's Huawei as trade dispute clouds global outlook
The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks. [more...]
Reuters: Weak U.S. retail sales, industrial output highlight slowing economy
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in April as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, pointing to a slowdown in economic growth after a temporary boost from exports and inventories in the first quarter. [more...]
CNBC: China’s state mouthpieces are taking an aggressive tone on the trade war
China’s state-run media outlets have come out in force this week after keeping relatively quiet in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement of tariff increases on Chinese goods. [more...]
CNBC: Trump declares national emergency over threats against US technology amid campaign against Huawei
President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared a national emergency over threats against American technology, the White House said. The move, done via executive order, authorized the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, in consultation with other top officials, to block transactions that involve information or communications technology that “poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States.” [more...]
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