TOP NEWS: Week 01/25 – 01/31

Weekend 01/30  & 01/31
“Pandora’s Box Is Open”: Why Japan May Have Started A ‘Silent Bank Run’ – Zerohedge
China’s Biggest Drop “Since Lehman” Is Worst.January.Ever – Zerohedge
The sales of one consumer good show the economy is nowhere near a recession – businessinsider


Friday 01/29

Global stock markets surge after Japan’s shock move to negative interest rates – live – guardian

Another Nail In The US Empire Coffin: Collapse Of Shale Gas Production Has Begun – Zerohedge
This could signal a lot of pain for global assets: BofA – cnbc

Chicago PMI Spikes Most Since 1980… Yeah, Seriously – Zerohedge
“Peddling Fiction” – US Economy Grew A Paltry 0.69% In The Fourth Quarter, Missing Expectations  – Zerohedge
Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens – Zerohedge
Swiss Franc’s Journey From Haven During Turmoil to Pimco Pariah – Bloomberg

Switzerland might be ending banking as we know it – businessinsider
$7 Crude? Deutsche Bank Downgrades Oil ‘Lower For A Lot Longer’ – Zerohedge
Spain Maintained Growth in Fourth Quarter, Showing Momentum – Bloomberg

Norway’s Kroner Conundrum Deepens As Central Bank Buys Record Amount Of Currency – Zerohedge
French Growth Slows in 4th Quarter as Terrorism Hurts Spending – Bloomberg
Japan’s Bond Yields Plunge to Records on BOJ’s Minus Rate Policy – Bloomberg
Here’s What Wall Street Is Saying About the BOJ’s Introduction of Negative Interest Rates – Bloomberg
BoJ’s negative rates: what you need to know – ft
Bank of Japan’s Negative Interest Rate Decision Explained – Bloomberg
BOJ adopts negative interest rates, but… – Westpac – fxstreet
Bank of Japan Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rate Below Zero – nyt
BOJ stuns markets with negative interest rate surprise – Reuters


Thursday 01/28

Business Live – guardian

S&P 1,500 Short Interest Is at Its Highest Level in Three Years – Bloomberg
Russia Set for Oil Record as It Mulls Action With OPEC on Prices – Bloomberg

Durable Goods Devastation: New Orders Crash To Crisis Lows – Zerohedge

South Africa Raises Interest Rates to Counter Plunging Rand – Bloomberg
German Prices Drop Most in a Year, Highlighting ECB Challenge – Bloomberg

The $29 Trillion Corporate Debt Hangover That Could Spark a Recession – Bloomberg

Sanctions scars and oil slump point to low Iran credit rating – Reuters
Russian ministry proposes $2.75 bln in anti-crisis measures – Reuters
Jobs, not market volatility, will sway BOJ – cnbc
EMU Jan Econ Sentiment Falls Sharply, Hits 5-Mth Low – mni
UK annual growth weakest since early 2013 – cnbc
Norway’s 2 biggest banks have stopped handling cash – businessinsider
BoJ on hold this time, but… – BofA – fxstreet

PBOC May Buy 215 Tons of Gold This Year, Barclays Forecasts – Bloomberg
Most of China’s regional provinces have lowered their 2016 growth targets – businessinsider
Deutsche Bank post loss in investment banking – cnbc
China floods financial system with $52 billion to boost liquidity – businessinsider
NZD: RBNZ keep rates unchanged – Nomura – fxstreet


Wednesday 01/27

Facebook earnings to shed light on user growth: Live blog – Marketwatch
BlackRock’s Fink Says 400 Energy Firms May Not Survive Cheap Oil – Bloomberg
Italy Details EU Deal to Tackle Bad Bank Loans – wsj
Fed Back-Pedals Hawkishness, Hints At Policy Error: “Monitoring Global Developments”, Admits “Growth Slowed Last Year” – Zerohedge

Fed Mouthpiece Parses Back-Pedaling Fed Statement – Zerohedge
U.S. Federal Open Market Committee Jan. 27 Statement: Text – Bloomberg
Goldman Trading Desk’s 4 Reasons For A Tactical Bounce Ahead Of Renewed Shorting Between 1925-1950 – Zerohedge
Be Afraid: Brazil Banks Face Corporate Debt Risk – barrons
Alcoa Sees Record Aluminum Deficit Even as Goldman Predicts Glut – Bloomberg
Manufacturing Depression Enters Uncharted Territory: Caterpillar Retail Sales Have Never Been Worse – Zerohedge
OPEC-led attempt for oil-cut deal under way, prospects slim – Reuters
Apple isn’t really sitting on $216 billion in cash – Marketwatch
Europe Bank Rout Erases $434 Billion, Twice Greek Economy: Chart – Bloomberg
Italian Banks Sink As “Bad Bank” Plan Underwhelms – Zerohedge
Italy’s Banking Woes Seen Dogging Renzi After Bad-Loan Deal – Bloomberg
Market tremors hit Aberdeen as outflows total £9.1bn – telegraph
Boeing Stock Tumbles After Drop In Revenue, Cash Flow; Huge Cut To Guidance – Zerohedge

RBS profit hit by 2.5 billion pound in extra provisions – Reuters
JPMorgan Cuts S&P 500 Forecast, Citing ‘Earnings Recession’ Risk – Bloomberg
Australian Core Inflation Accelerates, Sends Currency Higher – Bloomberg



Tuesday 01/26

FTSE 100 slides after Chinese stock market hits 13-month low – live – guardian

iPhone sales slip as Apple’s growth boom ends – Marketwatch
AIG to Cut Hedge Fund Bets After ‘Greatly Disappointing’ Results – Bloomberg

Petrobras Near $1, Stocks at Decade Low: Brazil’s Rout in Charts – Bloomberg

Morgan Stanley Analyzed 43 Bear Markets and Here’s What It Found – Bloomberg
“Zombie Ships” – Why Global Shipping Is Even Worse Than The Baltic Dry Suggests – Zerohedge
Traders Are Pulling Money From VIX Funds Like Never Before – Bloomberg
A Constant Short Squeeze Threat: Oil Shorts Are At All-Time Highs – Zerohedge
The Number Every China Stock Investor’s Watching – Bloomberg
Swiss Franc Plunges To One-Year Lows Amid SNB Intervention Chatter – Zerohedge
First Came Fed Rate Hike, Then the Fall: Decision Day Guide – Bloomberg
“The Risk Of An Earnings Recession” And Six Other Reasons Why JPM Just Cut Its S&P Target To 2000 – Zerohedge
One Salmon Costs More Than Barrel of Oil as Slump Deepens – Bloomberg

Official In Charge Of China’s Cooked GDP Books Probed For “Severe Violations” – Zerohedge
Paulson Pledges Personal Holdings to Back Firm After Assets Fall – Bloomberg
US Services Economy Catches Down To Manufacturing – Slumps To Weakest In 13 Months – Zerohedge
Freeport Steps Up Debt Cutting as Commodity Slump Bites – Bloomberg
Deutsche Bank Declares War On Mario Draghi, Warns Him Any Further QE Will Push Stocks Lower – Zerohedge
China Outflows Could Reach $500 Billion in 2016, JPMorgan Says – Bloomberg

How Cheap Oil Is Squeezing Russia’s Economy – Bloomberg

China Stocks Plunge to 13-Month Low Amid Capital Outflow Concern – Bloomberg



Monday 01/25

Asian stock markets rebound on hopes of more stimulus – business live – guardian

SandRidge On The Verge Bankruptcy: Would Be 2nd Largest Shale Chapter 11 In Past Year – Zerohedge
Goldman: These Are the Stocks to Buy If You’re Worried About a U.S. Recession – Bloomberg
Sri Lanka’s Rebirth – ps
Devalued yuan may be the least of China’s problems – Marketwatch
JPY: More easing coming? – Rabobank – fxstreet
Brexit ‘would trigger economic and financial shock’ for UK – guardian
Center-right candidate wins Portugal presidential vote outright – cnbc

Record Cash Shows Emerging-Market Firms Going Into Cocoon – Bloomberg

Hong Kong has least affordable housing in the world – cnn
China Capital Outflows Rise to Estimated $1 Trillion in 2015 – Bloomberg
Key Events In The Coming Week: Fed, BOJ And More – Zerohedge
German Business Sentiment Falls as Market Woes Cloud Outlook – Bloomberg

Fitch: Weaker Oil Prices to Challenge EMEA Majors’ Ratings – fitch
Germany Wants Investors on the Hook If Euro Members Ask for Aid – Bloomberg
Eye of the Storm: Oil Price Speculation Led to ‘Classic Financial Collapse’ – sputniknews

Hong Kong’s Dollar Peg: Next in the Firing Line? – wsj
China 10-Year Bonds Slump as Yuan Concern Curbs PBOC Easing Bets – Bloomberg
Japan’s Annual Trade Deficit Narrows as Energy Import Costs Fall – Bloomberg

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