TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 04/09 – 04/15

Weekend 04/14 & 04/15

Trump Orders Military Strikes On Syria: 3 Waves Of Airstrikes Launched – Zerohedge

Friday 04/13

Business Live – guardian

JPMorgan profit just below forecast on weak investment banking – Reuters
Aluminum Set for Best Week Since 1987 as Rusal Woes Rock Market – Bloomberg

China Exports Post Seasonal Drop, Leaving Surprise Trade Deficit – Bloomberg
The RBA has explained why everyone should be worried about a sudden rise in bond yields – businessinsider
Indonesia Wins Moody’s Upgrade Months After Fitch Move – Bloomberg
What Happened in the World Economy This Week and What It Means – Bloomberg
Fed’s Kashkari: We’re not going to keep interest rates low to help the government run up debt – cnbc



Thursday 04/12

Oil soars to three-year high on growing Middle East tensions – business live – guardian

Goldman Sachs Takes on Titans of Europe’s ETFs – Bloomberg
China’s Unexpected Bond Rally Has Room to Run, Charts Show – Bloomberg
Euro Slumps After Unexpectedly Dovish ECB Minutes: Key Highlights – Zerohedge
BlackRock Sees ETF Crunch Even as Assets Rise to $6.3 Trillion – Bloomberg
Jobless claims drop 9,000 to 233,000, cling near 45-year low – Marketwatch
ECB Looks Down Stimulus Exit Path as Politics Threaten Economy – Bloomberg
World’s Longest Trial of Negative Rates Shows Lots of Positives – Bloomberg
Trade War Is Risk for Export-Led Southeast Asia, World Bank Says – Bloomberg
WTO Warns Mounting Tensions Could Curb Global Trade Growth – Bloomberg
EU trade chief still in doubt what Trump wants to exempt Europe from steel tariffs – Reuters
Hong Kong Intervenes to Buy Local Currency, First Time Since ’05 – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Daily Briefing: Britain eyes role in Syria strikes – Reuters
We won’t reach 3% on the 10-year Treasury yield until 2020, economist predicts – cnbc
The way global central banks work looks set for a fundamental change — and technology is to blame – businessinsider



Wednesday 04/11

European stock markets open lower as IMF head warns on trade wars – business live – guardian

Crispin Odey: I Haven’t Witnessed Anything Like This Since The 1970s – Zerohedge
Global outlook: Growth continues but there is a new risk  – Wells Fargo – fxstreet
China’s Ball of Money Rolls From Stocks to Bonds – Bloomberg
Rumor: Buyback ‘blackouts’ mean weak stocks. Fact: Not really – cnbc
A proxy war between Israel and Iran is looming — and it could become the Middle East’s ‘worst war’ in decades – businessinsider
Stock Market Scavenger Hunters Should Think Again – Bloomberg
FOMC Minutes Show Members Bullish On Trump Tax Plan, Worried On Trade War – Zerohedge
Oil Options Traders Are Most Bullish Since Crude Was Over $100 – Bloomberg
Russia ETF drops after Trump implies possible missile strike in tweet – Marketwatch
US Consumer Prices Dip In March But ‘Verizon Effect’ Leaves Inflation At 13-Month Highs – Zerohedge
Lira Slide Becomes One-Way Bet as Traders Test Central Bank – Bloomberg
Aluminium prices hit 3-month high after LME, CME restrict Rusal metal – ft
Five Big Threats to the Global Trade Cop Trump Deems Unfair – Bloomberg
Global PMI Plunges To 16-Month Low As ‘Synchronous Recovery’ Meme Collapses – Zerohedge
U.S. companies found ways to avoid taxes before tax bill: report – Reuters
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Investors Offload Russia as U.S. Sanctions Spook Bond Market – Bloomberg
Barclays to Shut $1.2 Billion of ETNs, But Do Investors Know? – Bloomberg
Draghi Nagged by Unwelcome Distractions From Euro Area’s East – Bloomberg
Federal Reserve proposes new capital rules for Wall Street – Reuters
Daily Briefing: Trump, Syria and central banks give markets plenty to digest – Reuters

Morgan Stanley Just Gave Up Predicting More Gains for Asia Stocks – Bloomberg
The 50 cent options trader who bets on market volatility says a financial ‘earthquake’ is coming – businessinsider
China Opens Door to New $450-Billion Bank Funding Buffer – Bloomberg
China’s Factory Inflation Slows as Consumer Price Gains Ease – Bloomberg




Tuesday 04/10

Business Live – guardian
Live Now: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies on Facebook Data Before Congress – Bloomberg

U.S. Inflation Finally Set to Break Free From Wireless Drag – Bloomberg
Two Months After Stock Rout, One Bull Becomes First to Blink – Bloomberg
Iran Threatens To Restart Nuclear Enrichment, Can Begin “Within Four Days”  – Zerohedge

Trump’s Trade War Pushes Europe Toward China – Bloomberg

Tops BCE, Manulife as Marijuana Stock Trading Ramps Up – Bloomberg
Producer Prices Hotter-Than-Expected, Core Hits 7 Year Highs – Zerohedge
Trump Cancels South America Trip To “Oversee” Syria Military Response  – Zerohedge
Facebook-Cambridge Analytica: A timeline of the data hijacking scandal – cnbc
Saudi Arabia Signals Ambition for $80 Oil Price – Bloomberg
Fed’s Kaplan Says Trade Issues With China Won’t Resolve Soon – Bloomberg
Euro Surges After ECB’s Nowotny Suggests 20Bps Rate HIke – Zerohedge
Putin Pays Price for Sanctions as Government Bond Sales Scrapped – Bloomberg
Ruble Seen Weakening Further in Challenge to Retail, Bond Market – Bloomberg
Russia’s Richest Billionaires Lost Over $16 Billion Today – Zerohedge
Yuan devaluation ‘threat’ is tiny – ing
Nordea says China is unlikely to devalue the yuan or dump Treasuries in trade response – forexlive
Bitcoin Is a Disease in Barclays Model That Says Prices Peaked – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
ECB’s Nowotny: Must normalize policy not too soon but not too late – fxstreet

Stocks Climb After Xi’s Address; Treasuries Slip: Markets Wrap – Bloomberg
‘New Normal’ of U.S.-China Tensions May Put Up to $400 Billion in Investment at Risk – Bloomberg
China’s Xi announces plans to ‘open’ China, including lowering tariffs on imported autos – cnbc
Global Debt Jumped to Record $237 Trillion Last Year – Bloomberg
A compelling theory explains the latest chemical attack in Syria — and it looks like Assad got what he wanted – businessinsider



Monday 04/09

Commodity Traders Stop Buying From Rusal After Sanctions – Bloomberg
Trade Tensions Mount: What It Means for Growth – pimco
CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse – Reuters
Gettin’ Tighter: Financial Conditions’ Effect on Stocks – schwab
Cars, Cows and a Half-Sunset: Here’s How Nafta 2.0 Could Look – Bloomberg
ECB Says Don’t Worry as Euro Area Hits Economic Soft Patch  – Bloomberg
“The Bubble Is About To Burst”: BofA’s 10 Reasons To Sell Tech Stocks  – ZeroHedge
Federal deficit to hit $1 trillion earlier than expected – cbs
RAY DALIO: Trade wars aren’t the only ones we should be worrying about – businessinsider
Aluminum Soars On “Panic Buying” Amid Fears Of Imminent Rusal Collapse  – ZeroHedge
Oil-Services Investors Yawn at Latest U.S. Sanctions on Russia – Bloomberg
Yield Curve Is Entering the Danger Zone – Bloomberg
Ruble Is Close to Unseating Rand as the World’s Most Volatile Currency  – Bloomberg
Loonie, Peso Spike After Kudlow Suggests ‘Currency Coordination’ – ZeroHedge
Yuan Devaluation Would Prove Just Speed Bump for China ADRs – Bloomberg
Preview Of The Week Ahead: CPI, FOMC Minutes And 33 Central Bank Speakers – ZeroHedge
Deripaska’s Rusal Roiled by Sanctions as Aluminum Prices Jump – Bloomberg
Russia’s ruble, Rusal, Sberbank take hits as US sanctions bite – Reuters
China Studying Yuan Devaluation As Retaliation To Trade War; CNH Slides – ZeroHedge

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