TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 01/21 – 01/27

Weekend 01/26 & 01/27

FX weekly: On climate angst and fake news – nordea
$1.1 Trillion Fund Is Buying Everything With Fed At “Market’s Mercy” – Zerohedge
This Week Is Peak “Buyback Blackout” Window, And Then Comes The Avalanche  – Zerohedge
Corporate Debt Keeps Piling Up – forbes
‘It could happen again’: U.S. workers remain cautious as post-shutdown government reopens – nationalpost

What Is 5G? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Newest Cell Phone Technology – Zerohedge
“VIX Is Unusually Low” – Goldman Warns, It’s A Big Week In The Vol Complex – Zerohedge
Tumbling Asian Exports Confirm Global Earnings Recession – Zerohedge
Week ahead: Earnings recession time? – nordea



Friday 01/25

Business Live – guardian

Congress Clears Stopgap Bill To End Government Shutdown, Trump Sends Warning  – Zerohedge
Emerging Stocks Ride Out Mixed Trade Truce Signals: EM Review – Bloomberg
Will A Debt-Ceiling Liquidity-Bailout Trump An Earnings Recession? – Zerohedge
China Quietly Announces Quasi QE To “Keep Ponzi Scheme Afloat” – Zerohedge

Five financial heavyweights weigh in on whether the next recession is nearing – cnbc

Nvidia stock falls after Jefferies removes ‘franchise pick’ label – Marketwatch
Futures Rally On Report Chinese Vice Ministers Heading To Washington For Trade Talks – Zerohedge
Factbox: China rolls out fiscal, monetary stimulus to spur economy – Reuters

BlackRock China ETF Is Where Wall Street Makes Global Macro Bets – Bloomberg
Euro zone banks shed 30 billion euros of bad debt in third quarter – Reuters
Leveraged loans are in uncharted territory and that’s a big risk, Moody’s says – Marketwatch

China to set up central bank bills swap to support liquidity of banks’ perpetual bonds – scmp

Global aluminium production growth brakes sharply – Reuters

Donald Trump caught between his wall and a hard place – China. And Beijing is watching his negotiations very closely – scmp



Thursday 01/24

Business Live – guardian

Government credit ratings in the developing world face another turbulent year – Reuters
Starbucks Beats Earnings And Raises Guidance – forbes
Intel misses on revenue and gives weak guidance — stock falls after hours – cnbc

Downbeat Draghi curbs gains on European shares as tech shines – Reuters

US Services Slow, Manufacturing Rebounds As ‘Soft’ Survey Data Collapses – Zerohedge
Futures Slide After Ross Warns US, China “Miles And Miles” Apart On Trade – Zerohedge
Volkswagen CEO warns Trump’s trade war is crushing demand for autos — and it’s making the first quarter ‘difficult’ – businessinsider
The Last Time Jobless Claims Were This Low, Millions Were Protesting The Vietnam War – Zerohedge
ECB’s Draghi warns on rising risks to growth amid global headwinds – cnbc

After upstaging Maduro, Venezuela’s Guaido seeks to keep up pressure – Reuters
UK Bank Crashes To Record Low After Mismarking Loan Book – Zerohedge

Norway Flags Risk to Outlook as Tightening Plan Kept in Place – Bloomberg
German Manufacturing Slump Casts Cloud Over Europe’s Economy – Bloomberg
‘Fat finger’ blamed as Jardine Matheson briefly loses $55.6b in market value when shares plunge 83% in pre-market trading – straittimes 



Wednesday 01/23

Davos 2019: Mental health in focus; Abe, Merkel and Qishan speak – live – guardian
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg

No ECB, No Problem: Record Demand For Spanish, Italian And Portuguese Debt Offerings – Zerohedge
There’s tons of interest in cannabis as a business — but that’s not necessarily good if you’re an investor – cnbc
Pfizer, Merck drop after Wall Street downgrades on ‘patent cliff’ and competition – cnbc

Global slowdown, recession risks push JP Morgan Asset Management to adopt ‘cautious’ strategy – cnbc
Procter & Gamble shares jump as higher prices boost sales growth, sees stronger sales ahead – cnbc
SHUTDOWN DAY 33: Federal courts say they will be crippled by next week; bills in Congress to reopen the government look dead on arrival – businessinsider

ASML books record sales in 2018, settles patent dispute with Nikon – dn

Shares of Apple supplier Japan Display surge 19 percent following report of bailout talks – cnbc

Asian markets flat as Japan reports weak export data – Marketwatch
The BoJ lowers its inflation forecasts and says there’s still downside risks – businessinsider 

Japan’s monthly exports tumble most since 2016 – Marketwatch


Tuesday 01/22

Davos 2019: Financial risks and climate dangers loom over global elite – business live – guardian
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg

IBM beats expectations, but revenue drops again – Marketwatch
China Companies Suspected of Buying Own Bonds to Spur Demand – Bloomberg
US Rejects Chinese Offer For Preparatory Trade Talks; Stocks Slide To Key Support – Zerohedge

Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd warns about high debt levels in media and telecom companies – cnbc
Existing Home Sales Crash In December – Zerohedge
Emerging-market ETF sees record $2 billion of inflows – investmentnews
The next economic downturn is what ‘scares me the most,’ Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio says – cnn
Johnson & Johnson 2019 revenue forecast misses expectations – Reuters
Home Truths Are Holding Back China’s Consumers – Bloomberg
ECB May Offer New Long-Term Loans to Prevent Tightening – Bloomberg
UBS Tumbles On “Very Poor” Results As Clients Pull $13 Billion – Zerohedge
UBS posts fourth-quarter pre-tax profit miss, sees bumpy road ahead – Reuters
Asian markets slip on global growth worries – Marketwatch



Monday 01/21

Chinese growth lowest in 28 years as Davos gets under way – business live – guardian

CEOs say the trade war is killing business confidence – cnn
IMF cuts forecast for global economic growth in 2019 amid trade tensions – scmp

IMF cuts global growth outlook, cites trade war and weak Europe – Reuters
A Weakening Global Expansion Amid Growing Risks – imf
A Weakening Global Expansion Amid Growing Risks – imf
S&P Futures Slide As Trade Pessimism Returns – Zerohedge
China posts slowest economic growth since 1990 – Marketwatch
China should boost banks’ active support for economy: central bank official – Reuters
FX weekly: The Mnuchin Bailout? – nordea