TOP NEWS: Week 12/21 – 12/27

 Weekend 12/26 & 12/27

“Christmas Is Dead” Hyperinflated Venezuelans Face Holiday Without Lights, Food, & Hope – Zerohedge
Four global macro-themes for 2016 – Barclays – forexlive
P.Krugman: Doubling Down On W – nyt
Inflation will be the biggest economic story in 2016 – businessinsider



Thursday 12/24

Oil price rebounds in pre-Christmas rally – business live – guardian
Manhattan Luxury-Home Prices in a Slide, Defying Broader Market – Bloomberg
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget as China’s Presence Grows – Bloomberg
Euro High Yield Issuers Are Working at Stabilizing Their Financial Profile – Part 2 – bnp

Global funds cut stocks, slowdown worries persist: poll – Reuters
Japanese stocks have quietly outperformed almost everything else this year – qz
IMOM: new International Quantitative Momentum ETF by Alpha Architect – etftrack



Wednesday 12/23

Business live – guardian
This Is Canada’s Depression: Surging Crime, Soaring Suicides, Overwhelmed Food Banks “And The Worst Is Yet To Come” – Zerohedge
We are in uncharted waters’: readers react to the Spanish general election – guardian
The Dollar Shortage Has Arrived: Africa Runs Out Of Dollars – Zerohedge
Buybacks fueled by cheap credit leave workers out of the equation – Reuters
“Core” Durables Goods Orders Plunge For 10th Consecutive Month As Defense Spending Soars Most In 8 Years – Zerohedge
Personal Income, Spending Increase By 0.3% In November As Savings Rate Dips To 5.5% – Zerohedge
UK growth slowdown takes rate-hike pressure off BoE – cnbc
Russia oil output forecast to rise next year despite low prices: Reuters poll – Reuters
Get Used to China Steel as Macquarie Sees It Getting Cheaper – Bloomberg
Don’t bet on a happy new year for Greece – cnbc
Is Greece really on the road to recovery? – bbc


Tuesday 12/22

Business live – guardian
CREDIT SUISSE: Oil is going stay low for 5 year – businessinsider
Somethingh Crazy Is Going On In Swedish Money Markets – Zerohedge
Warm winter riskiest for this commodity: Goldman – cnbc
US Economy Grew At 2.0% In Q3 In Final Estimate; Massive Inventory Overhang Remains A Risk For Future Growth – Zerohedge
U.S. Economy Grew 2% in Third Quarter, Led by Consumer Spending – Bloomberg
Finland Should Never Have Joined Euro, Foreign Minister Says – Bloomberg
Euro Yields Drift Further From Ratings After $531 Billion of QE – Bloomberg
The Stock You’ve Never Heard of But Wish You’d Bought Last Year – Bloomberg
Qatar’s QNB buys Turkey’s Finansbank for 2.7 bln euros – hurriet
Oil Refiners Find a Little Bright Spot in Europe Too Hot to Heat – Bloomberg
Top Iron Ore Shipper Cuts 2016 Forecast by 19% as Glut Grows – Bloomberg

Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts – guardian
China stimulus hopes lift global markets – telegraph
Backgrounder: What is China’s supply-side reform? – xinhuanet
Highlights of China’s key meeting on 2016 economic policies – xinhuanet
Yearender: China’s economy in “new normal” continues to power global growth – xinhuanet
Funds With $3 Trillion Take Rain Check on Emerging Stocks – Bloomberg


Monday 12/21
Spanish poll uncertainty unsettles markets as oil hits 11 year low – live – guardian
Trannies Suffer Worst Non-Recession Year Since 1917 – Zerohedge
China Loses Another Economic Indicator as Minxin Suspends PMI – Bloomberg
Obamacare Heals Hospital Stocks as 6 Million Sign Up for Plans – Bloomberg
Just About Every Part Of The Permian Basin Is Unprofitable At $30 Per Barrel – Zerohedge
Investors on edge: Brazil to scale back austerity? – cnbc
ETF Investors Have Spent $24 Billion Trying to Call Bottom in Oil – Bloomberg
German producer prices fall sharply – Marketwatch
Apple Cuts Latest iPhone Prices By 16% In India As AAPL Stock Re-Enters Bear Market – Zerohedge
DEUTSCHE BANK: Here’s why the US dollar will continue to rally – businessinsider
Azerbaijan abandons currency peg, floats manat – ft
China’s Record M&A Boom in Korea Furthers Xi’s New Economy Dream – Bloomberg
Spain’s stocks and bonds are getting clobbered after its election surprise – businessinsider
Azerbaijan Moves to Floating Exchange Rate, Letting Manat Tumble – Bloomberg
What Happens Next: Spain’s Divided Parties Maneuver for Power – Bloomberg
The junk bond crash shows no signs of slowing yet – businessinsider
Brent Oil Slides to 11-Year Low as Producers Seen Worsening Glut – Bloomberg
Toshiba to cut 7,000 jobs in PC and TV units, sees full-year loss – Reuters
After vote, Spain’s Rajoy faces arduous task – cnbc
The Bank of Japan’s $2.5 Billion Plan to Buy Non-Existent ETFs – Bloomberg
Rates Are Going Up. What Could Go Wrong? – nyt
Global growth momentum to remain subdued in 2016 – db

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