TOP NEWS: Week 12/18 – 12/24

Friday 12/22

Spanish stock market tumbles after Catalan election – business live – guardian

Wall Street Burns Midnight Oil as Trump Celebrates Big Tax Win – Bloomberg
Stocks Set to Drop After Catalan Vote, Euro Dips: Markets Wrap – Bloomberg
US durable goods orders rose 1.3% in Nov, vs 2.0% increase expected – Reuters

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg

Bitcoin slips below $14,000, down 30 percent from record peak – Reuters


Thursday 12/21

Business Live – guardian

Bitcoin Trust Plunges As Arbitrage Spreads Collapse – ZeroHedge
U.S. Third-Quarter Growth Revised Down to 3.2% Pace From 3.3% – Bloomberg
Long Island Iced Tea Soars 500% After Changing Its Name To Long Blockchain – ZeroHedge
Catalans turn out in record numbers to vote in critical regional election – telegraph

EUR: Risks of a drift above 1.20 levels – Deutsche Bank – FXSTREET
It’s Unprecedented”: Bank Of New York Freezes $23 Billion In Kazakh Assets  – ZeroHedge
BOJ Maintains Stimulus as Inflation Lags Behind Growth – Bloomberg



Wednesday 12/20

Business Live – guardian

Bonds Tumble, Equities Mixed as Tax Bill Passes: Markets Wrap – Bloomberg
The big debate on Wall Street right now is whether to ‘sell the news’ on the tax cut rally – cnbc

After 7,500% Rally, Cryptocurrency Founder Sells All His Coins – Bloomberg

The Biggest Housing Bubble of Them All Might Be Norwegian – Bloomberg



Tuesday 12/19

Trump tax bill drives world markets to record highs – business live – guardian

Micron CEO: Red-hot memory market should maintain demand that has elevated earnings – Marketwatch
Chinese company soars 150% after pivoting from juice to crypto – businessinsider
MORGAN STANLEY: Investors pumped $2 billion into crypto funds this year – and 2018 will be bigger – businessinsider
German Business Optimism Slips From High on Economic Nerves – Bloomberg



Monday 12/18

Business Live – guardian

Portugal’s Bond Upgrade Victory Looks Like a Shallow One – Bloomberg
Bitcoin’s anonymous creator just cracked the top 50 richest list – Marketwatch
Up 730% In 2 Days – Meet The Big-Data, AI, Blockchain, FinTech Mania Stock Of The Year – Zerohedge
Danish central bank head issues stark warning on ‘deadly’ bitcoin – Reuters
AMD stock surges after analyst cheers server opportunities, mix shift – Marketwatch
How Batteries Sparked a Cobalt Frenzy and What Could Happen Next – Bloomberg

Cryptocurrencies could be worth $1 trillion in 2018, CEO says – cnbc
Europe Wants to Regulate Bitcoin to Clamp Down on Illegal Risks – Bloomberg
SocGen: “Every Bit Of Good News – Including Tax Reform – Is Now Priced In” – Zerohedge
Junk ETF Posts Biggest Weekly Outflow in Seven Months: Chart – Bloomberg
Why Bitcoin is destined to become a niche asset? – ING – fxstreet
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Some of the world’s largest investors say Asian stocks will keep rallying in 2018 – cnbc
Key Events In The Last Week Before Christmas – Zerohedge
Japan trade surplus drops sharply on higher oil imports – afp
Bitcoin debuts on the world’s largest futures exchange, and prices fall – cnbc
Policy Mix Underlines Positive Fundamental Backdrop for the Dollar – marctomarket
UBS: Expect swift market rally if tax bill passes and Target, Raytheon to lead – cnbc

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