TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 01/01 – 01/07

Weekend 01/06 & 01/07

Why For Stock Markets Bulls, Monday Could Be “The Most Important Day” – Zerohedge
China’s Foreign Reserves Extend Rising Streak Amid Capital Curbs – Bloomberg
The Fed is sending mixed messages about interest rates — and Wall Street is trying to figure out what it all means – businessinsider
Greece’s 10-Step Road Map to a Bailout Program Exit in August – Bloomberg
Intel recalled a major chip in 1995 and turned them into keychains inscribed by the CEO — and the message speaks to Intel’s current crisis – businessinsider
The QE Party Is Over (Even For The Bank Of Japan) – Zerohedge
Stock Allocations Approaching Dotcom Levels – Zerohedge
Latvia, a disappearing nation – politico



Friday 01/05

Business Live – guardian

U.S. Trade Deficit Balloons to Widest in Almost Six Years – Bloomberg
December Jobs Miss Huge At Only 148K; Hourly Earnings In Line – Zerohedge
CREDIT SUISSE: People are making ‘mountains from molehills’ over Intel’s security flaw – businessinsider

US: Two factors hurting the dollar – Nomura – fxstreet
Stock Investors Will Benefit Most From Corporate Tax Overhau l- Bloomberg
AMD is big winner from chip flaw fiasco as more than $11 billion in Intel stock value wiped out – cnbc
Global distressed-debt funds circle China again, eye $256 billion bad-loans market – Reuters
This indicator suggests the global economic recovery is even stronger than we thought – businessinsider
Euro-Area Inflation Slows, Undermining Calls for ECB to Curb QE – Bloomberg

Global Debt Hits Record $233 Trillion – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Australia gold exports fall, spur trade deficit – Marketwatch


Thursday 01/04

Japanese stocks hit 26-year high – business live – guardian

U.S. Stocks Have Had Few Years Start as Well as 2018 Has – Bloomberg
Services PMI Sinks To 6-Month Lows As Confidence Tumbles – Zerohedge

Dollar Drop Could Force Global Central Banks Into Rates Rethink – Bloomberg
Weighing the risks of cryptocurrencies – yahoofinance
U.S. private payrolls growth accelerates; jobless claims up – Reuters
UBS raises 2018 S&P 500 forecast three trading days into the year, now sees 18% surge – cnbc
These Classic Charts Are Confounding Economists – Bloomberg
In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models – nyt
Fed Puts Positive Spin on Wall Street’s Trusty Recession Signal – Bloomberg
Canadian cannabis grower Aurora heads to Europe – bbc
Intel, Microsoft Deal With Widespread Computer-Chip Weakness – Bloomberg
Partners in climb – Reuters
Toronto Home Prices Fall for Seventh Month as Lending Tightens – Bloomberg
Norwegian Housing Slump Deepens in Threat to Economic Recovery – Bloomberg
Oilfield-services stocks are about to stage a big rebound, Credit Suisse says- Marketwatch
Oil at highest since mid-2015 amid Iran tensions, tighter market – Reuters
Frontrunning: January 4 – Zerohedge
Australian Cannabis Stocks Double After Relaxation of Export Rules – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Australia to permit medicinal cannabis exports in bid to capture lucrative market – cnbc
Pound to Shake Off Brexit Blues and Hit $1.50 This Year: ING – Bloomberg
Commodities Are on Their Longest Winning Streak in History – Bloomberg
China’s service sector picks up in December – Marketwatch
India’s Services Revive as Investors Await GDP Forecast – Bloomberg
Nikkei soars on its first trading day of 2018, leading Asian market gains – Marketwatch



Wednesday 01/03 – MIFID II’s First Day

Business Live – guardian

Five Things We Learned About MiFID II on Its First Day at Work  – Bloomberg
How blockchain can protect our personal data from hackers – Marketwatch
Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow rises to 3.2% from 2.8% for Q4 – fxstreet
Intel says ‘design flaw’ report is inaccurate, stock rebounds as AMD pares gains – Marketwatch

FOMC Minutes: “Most” Back Rate Hikes, “Several” Fear Low Inflation, Financial Stability Risks  – Zerohedge
Most Fed Officials Backed Continued Gradual Rate Increases – Bloomberg
EUR: What’s in the price? – Rabobank – fxstreet
Oilfield-services stocks are about to stage a big rebound, Credit Suisse says – Marketwatch
Manufacturing Rebounds In December As New Orders Hit 13 Year High – Zerohedge

AMD Soars After Rival Intel Reveals Processor Flaw – Bloomberg

China’s Small Banks Dumped on Signs of More Policy Pain in 2018 – Bloomberg

Dominion Energy to buy southern utility Scana in all-stock deal valued at $7.9 billion – cnbc
Asia’s Top-Performing Currency Is Still Raring to Go in 2018 – Bloomberg
BAML: Stocks could surge 19% this year because investors are the right kind of cautious – businessinsider
Inflation Risk May Shake Global Markets – Bloomberg
EUR: Bullish momentum may briefly halt but EUR/$ at 1.25 is a matter of time – ING – fxstreet

China set to top Japan as world’s biggest natural gas importer – cnbc
Germany’s Jobless Rate Drops to Record Low as Economy Booms – Bloomberg
Eurozone: Different threats to the region’s financial markets in 2018 – Natixis – fxstreet
ECB may end bond buying in 2018 if economy stays strong: Nowotny – euronews
Trading company Plus500’s shares jump 25% thanks to ‘strong volumes in cryptocurrency’ – businessinsider
MiFID Reaches Australia as $140 Billion Money Manager Unbundles – Bloomberg
The winners and losers for commodity prices in 2017 – businessinsider
EU clearing houses given last-gasp MiFID reprieve – cnbc
Ripple’s 37,000% rise has made its co-founder one of the world’s richest people – businessinsider


Tuesday 01/02

Stock markets set to extend 2017’s winning streak – business live – guardian

Taxes Could Help Canada Keep Its Legal Marijuana Prices in Check – Bloomberg
How Fund Managers Dashed the Hopes of Equity Analysts – Bloomberg
Electric car charger firm Chargemaster moves close to flotation – telegraph
China Seen Raising Money Market Rates Three Times This Year  – Bloomberg
New Marijuana ETF Ablaze As California Legalizes Retail Sales – forbes
U.S. companies will pay billions in tax on offshore cash piles – cnn
hy Inflation Stays Low Even Though Unemployment Is Down – Bloomberg
Bankers to burn midnight oil ahead of ‘MiFID’ dawn – Reuters
The Hottest Commodity of 2017 Climbs to a Record – Bloomberg
No Idea What MiFID Stands For? Here’s What You Need to Know – Bloomberg
Dollar hits 3-month low to start 2018 – cnn
US Manufacturing PMI Jumps To Highest Since March 2015 – Zerohedge
Global Demand Lifts Euro-Area Factory Growth to a Record Pace – Bloomberg
Germany: Manufacturing PMI reaches record high in December  – markit
Oil Rises Toward $61 After Yearly Gains as U.S. Drillers Pause – Bloomberg
INDIA: PMI Mfg – Strongest improvement in manufacturing conditions since December 2012 – markit
Negative Bond Yields Are the Betamax of European Markets – Bloomberg
Key Events This Week As We Kick Off The New Year  – Zerohedge
FX: Positions investors will put on for 2018 – Danske Bank – fxstreet
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
China’s manufacturing sector is picking up steam – businessinsider
House prices in Australia’s capital cities are threatening ‘negative growth’ in 2018 – businessinsider
Australia’s manufacturing sector enjoyed a strong 2017 – businessinsider
The economic forces driving protests in Iran – cnn


Monday 01/01

The Biggest Threats to China’s Economy in 2018 – Bloomberg
How China Will Shake Up the Oil Futures Market  – Bloomberg
South Korea Exports Climb to Record in 2017 on Semiconductors – Bloomberg
Russia’s Crypto Rules Betray Early Hopes  – Zerohedge
Bitcoin Starts a New Year by Tumbling, First Time Since 2015 – Bloomberg
This May Be as Good as It Gets for Thailand’s Economic Growth – Bloomberg
China Factory Momentum Remains Intact Amid Smog and Debt Curbs – Bloomberg

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