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CNBC: Trump just blinked, giving China a possible edge in trade war, Jim Chanos and others say
In backing off on China tariffs Tuesday, President Donald Trump showed just how much pain the U.S. could tolerate — and China may use that to its advantage, key voices on Wall Street say. [more...]
Bloomberg: Treasuries Gain After China Data; Asia Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia climbed after the Trump administration de-escalated its trade war with China, providing some relief to under pressure risk assets. Still, softer-than-expected Chinese data kept sentiment in check with Treasuries edging higher and U.S. futures slipping. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Rally, Treasuries Tumble on Tariff Delay: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks halted a two-day slide and Treasuries tumbled after the Trump administration de-escalated its trade war with China. Oil surged and gold fell. The S&P 500 Index jumped as much as 2% after trade officials granted a grace period before tariffs take effect on a broad swath of consumer goods Americans shoppers covet at the holidays. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Bows to Economic Fears in Move to Delay China Tariffs
President Donald Trump bowed to pressure from U.S. businesses and concerns over the economic fallout of his trade war with China, delaying the imposition of new tariffs on a wide variety of consumer products including toys and laptops until December. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Industrial Output Weakens to 17-Year Low as Economy Slows
China posted the weakest industrial output growth since 2002 and slumping retail sales in July, as a cyclical slowdown and trade tensions add to the case to roll out more stimulus. Industrial output rose 4.8% from a year earlier, retail sales expanded 7.6%, and fixed-asset investment slowed to 5.7% in the first seven months. [more...]
Bloomberg: Traders See Price Errors at Close in Apple, Google, Others
Apple Inc., Google-parent Alphabet Inc. and other major stocks had a bizarre last few minutes of trading Tuesday, as data glitches hampered U.S. markets for a second day. The drama came at the close, following a day in which Apple had calmly traded above $208 for hours, poised for a more than 4% gain. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fragile U.S. Rates Market Braces for Volatility From Everywhere
The fragility of the U.S. bond market was fully exposed Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff delay pushed rates higher and a ramp-up of tensions in Hong Kong helped pull them back. [more...]
Bloomberg: German Economy Contracts as Trade Tensions Take Their Toll
Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter, piling pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to unleash fiscal stimulus as manufacturers reel from a U.S.-China trade war. Output fell 0.1% from the previous three months, in line with forecasts, as exports slumped. [more...]
Reuters: Going negative? As trade war rages, central banks ponder radical steps
Negative interest rate policy - an unconventional gambit once only considered by economies with chronically low inflation such as Europe and Japan - is becoming a more attractive option for some other central banks to counter unwelcome currency rises. [more...]
Reuters: Explainer: Countdown to recession - What an inverted yield curve means
The spread between yields on U.S. two-year and 10-year notes, a closely watched metric, is likely to invert for the first time since 2007. That would follow the inversion of another part of the yield curve earlier in the year. Here is what that means. [more...]
CNBC: China accuses Pelosi and McConnell of inciting 'chaos' in Hong Kong
Months of protests, violence and large-scale disruptions in Hong Kong have thrust the city into the global spotlight. According to China, there’s “powerful evidence” that the United States has been involved. [more...]
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