TOP NEWS: Week 03/14 – 03/20

Weekend 03/19 & 03/20

NIRP Hail Mary – Zerohedge
Profit Margins Tumble To Lowest In Four Years… And It’s Not Just Oil’s Fault – Zerohedge
‘Helicopter money’ is not manna from heaven, Bundesbank chief says – Reuters
Buyback Blackout Period Starts Monday: Is This The Catalyst That Ends The S&P Rally? – Zerohedge


Friday 03/18

ECB policymaker: we could do helicopter money – business live – guardian

Shades of Plaza Accord Seen in Barrage of Stimulus After G-20 – Bloomberg
Praet Says ECB Rates Can Still Fall If Shocks Worsen Outlook – Bloomberg
Japan 10-Year Yield Drops to Record, Below Negative Deposit Rate – Bloomberg
Asia’s Ugliest Currency Finds Fairweather Friends Fueling Rally – Bloomberg
Bank of Japan minutes open door to more QE – Marketwatch
China February Home Prices Rise as Major Cities Power Ahead – Bloomberg


Thursday 03/17

Dovish Yellen cheers markets ahead of Bank of England rate decision – business live – guardian

Dollar at Five-Month Low as Commodities, Emerging Markets Jump – Bloomberg
Commodity Crisis Eats into Global Capex – wsj

Reality Check: Catepillar Slashes Guidance Again, Sees Q1 EPS 30% Below Estimate – Zerohedge

Indonesia Cuts Benchmark Rate For Third Month to Boost Growth – Bloomberg

Norway Cuts Rate and Signals More Easing Ahead Amid Oil Plunge – Bloomberg
Europe is back in deflation – businessinsider
Emerging Markets Toast Yellen as Won Surges Most in Four Years – Bloomberg
Egypt raises key interest rates by 150 basis points – Reuters
Migrant crisis: Leaders meet to seal EU-Turkey deal – cnbc
Australia’s Unemployment Drops to 5.8% as Participation Declines – Bloomberg
New Zealand growth steady, but rate cut still seen – Marketwatch

Under the Hood of Japan Trade Data Are Weak Exports to U.S. – Bloomberg


Wednesday 03/16

Budget 2016 live: George Osborne to announce fresh austerity and school shakeup – guardian

Yellen Sends Dollar Spiraling Lower – bk
Sweden Minister Says Cashless Society “Not Possible”; Elderly, Disabled People Blamed – Zerohedge
Global Risks Play Bigger Part in Fed’s Rate-Rise Outlook – Bloomberg
“Data Dependent” Fed Chickens Out Again: Blames “Global” Uncertainty For Unchanged Rates, Lowers Rate Hike Forecast – Zerohedge
“Sweden Most At Risk Of Asset Bubble” Moody’s Warns, After Taking A Look At Swedish House Prices – Zerohedge
Brazil’s cenbank chief signals he may step down -report – Reuters

Brazil’s Lula Is Coming Back and Investors Don’t Like It One Bit – Bloomberg
US Industrial Production Collapses Most Since 1952 Outside Of Recession – Zerohedge
Foreigners Did All the Buying in Brazil’s Equity Rally: Chart – Bloomberg
Largest U.S. Coal Producer Skips Interest Payment, Warns Of Bankruptcy; Stock Crashes – Zerohedge
Bonds & Stocks Tumble As Core CPI Surges By Most Since October 2008 – Zerohedge
Deutsche Bank Shares Fall After CEO Forecasts Unprofitable Year – Bloomberg

Japan’s big firms offer small 2016 pay hikes, dealing blow to Abenomics – Reuters
April oil freeze meeting likely to go ahead without Iran – Reuters

Does China Face a Japanese-Like “Lost Decade”? – Wells Fargo – fxstreet

The Swiss franc is your best bet for ‘Brexit’ protection – Marketwatch

How a ‘Brexit’ budget this week could boost the U.K. pound – Marketwatch

London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse Agree on Merger – Bloomberg

Kuroda Says Minus 0.5% Rate Is Theoretically Possible for Japan – Bloomberg


Tuesday 03/15

Business live – guardian

Why Russia Is Leaving Syria: Putin Achieved Everything He Wanted – Zerohedge
Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Asset Flows for February 2016 – morningstar

Fed may have little reason to pause, but it will – Marketwatch

This Is What Wall Street Thinks Of China’s FX Trading Tax – Zerohedge
US Business Inventory-Sales Ratio Jumps To Post-Crisis (7 Year) High – Zerohedge
Empire Fed Miraculously Surges By The Most Since 2010 Despite Continued Job Contraction – Zerohedge
The US economy is levering up, and that’s great news – businessinsider

Retail Sales Suffer Biggest 2-Month Drop In A Year After Huge Negative Revision – Zerohedge
World copying Japan’s slow-puncture economy: HSBC – cnbc
U.K. Bond Sales Seen Jumping Most Since 2009 as Osborne Thwarted – Bloomberg

Copper will lead commodity recovery: Antofagasta – cnbc
Negative interest rates are costing European banks a ton of money – businessinsider
Bank of Japan Holds Fire on Stimulus, Negative Rate Unchanged – Bloomberg

China Drafts Rules for Tobin Tax on Currency Transactions – Bloomberg


Monday 03/14

Market rally continues on big week for central banks – business live –  guardian

Trump-Endorser Marc Faber Warns “Central Banks Will Create Global Socialism” – Zerohedge
Egypt Adopts More Flexible Exchange Rate After Devaluation – Bloomberg
New Zealand is debating a plan to give people free money, no strings attached – businessinsider
Emerging Market ETFs Add $1.67 Billion, Longest Streak Since May – Bloomberg
Chinese new home sales have surged 50% in just 12 months – businessinsider
“It’s The Q2 2015 Rally All Over Again” – Morgan Stanley Warns Big Oil Drop Imminent Due To “Rampant Hedging” – Zerohedge
Eurozone industrial output surges in January – Marketwatch
Swiss Seen Holding Fire as Franc Resists ECB for Second Time – Bloomberg

JPY: One investor’s poison is another’s windfall – BBH – fxstreet
BoJ preview: Letting the dust settle – ING – fxstreet
Fed to sit tight on rates at March meet, hint at hikes to come – Reuters

The Effects of a Month of Negative Rates in Japan – Bloomberg
Norway’s Overlooked Fact: Rate Seen Going Deeper Below Zero – Bloomberg
World’s Top Aluminum Maker Plans Expansion After 5-Fold Rise – Bloomberg

Chinese economic data paint a gloomy picture – Marketwatch

China’s property market overheats in tier 1 cities, stagnates in lower tiers – cnbc

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