TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 04/22 – 04/28

Thursday 04/25

Business Live – guardian
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng, Shanghai benchmarks struggling – SCMP

Bayer profit falls on revamp, acquisition costs – Marketwatch
Peugeot revenue edges lower – Marketwatch
UBS profit ahead of views, upbeat on second half – Marketwatch
German bank body – Deutsche Bank/Commerzbank merger wouldn’t make commercial sense – Reuters

Swiss National Bank makes $30.1 bln Q1 profit – Reuters
Bank of Japan revises forward guidance – Marketwatch



Wednesday 04/24

Business Live – guardian
Stocks Blog: Mainland, Hong Kong markets struggling – SCMP

Microsoft hits $1 trillion market cap after earnings beat estimates – cnbc
REIT ETF Routed With Biggest Outflow In History – Zerohedge
Dollar Soars to 2019 Highs, What’s Behind the Rise? – bk
Canary Meet Coalmine: South Korean Economy Unexpectedly Plunges Most In A Decade – Zerohedge
Facebook Shares Surge After Revenue Beat; Margins Tumble As “Privacy” Costs Soar – Zerohedge
Caterpillar reports better-than-expected earnings – cnbc

Boeing pulls 2019 guidance, pauses share buybacks due to 737 Max uncertainty – cnbc

Struggling industry saps German business morale as trade woes bite – Reuters

Top U.S. officials to hold trade talks in China next week – Reuters
ECB says that immediate impact of US car tariffs would be small – forexlive
European shares dip as China policy concerns temper earnings boost – Reuters



Tuesday 04/23

Oil hits 2019 high as US tightens sanctions squeeze on Iran – business live – guardian
Stocks Blog: China, Hong Kong stocks struggling – scmp

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq just closed at records, ending a monthslong drought – Marketwatch
UBS, Deutsche Bank in asset management merger talks: FT – Reuters
Netflix Selling Another $2 Billion In Junk Bonds To Fund War With Disney – Zerohedge
Euro-area outlook: Down for the count – nordea
China central bank likely to pause reserve cuts, but policy easing on track: sources – Reuters

Goldman Sachs rules out an oil price rally after the US tightens Iran sanctions – cnbc

U.S. may follow China with first quarter GDP upside surprise – Reuters

Oil races to near six-month highs on Iran sanctions, stocks rise – Reuters




Monday 04/22

Stocks Blog: China stocks fall, with developers leading decliners – scmp

Stocks end the day little changed as Wall Street braces for a corporate earnings deluge – cnbc
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was –0.15 in March, up from –0.31 in February – chicagofed

Oil hits 2019 high on U.S. plan to tighten squeeze on Iran – Reuters
Key Events This Week: “Enough To Keep Investors On Their Toes”  – Zerohedge
Three children of Asos billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks – guardian

China’s stocks fall the most in four weeks on policy headwinds from Politburo meeting – scmp
What kind of stimulus do China’s half-idle car assemblies need to restart stalled sales in the world’s largest vehicle market? – scmp