TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 02/11 – 02/17

Weekend 02/15 & 02/16

China Accounts For More Than 60% Of All New Credit Created Globally In The Past Ten Years – Zerohedge
Another Retailer Bites The Dust: Payless To Shutter US Operations As Bankruptcy Filing Looms – Zerohedge
Merkel Rejects Trump Claims That German Cars Are Threat – Bloomberg
Chart Of The Day: European Earnings Are Unchanged Over The Past Ten Years – Zerohedge
HNA Cuts Deutsche Bank Stake as Chinese Group Plans Exit – Bloomberg
Week ahead: Dude, where’s my car (tariff)? – nordea
Huawei’s fate in the US will be decided in the coming weeks – cnbc
The 12 Global Economic Indicators to Watch – Bloomberg


Friday 02/14

Business Live – guardian

European Car Sales Fall For Fifth Month In A Row – Zerohedge
Foreigners Dumped Record Amount Of US Treasuries – Zerohedge
Fed Tightening Is Over: Markets Now Expect Cuts In 2019 – Zerohedge
US Industrial Production Plunges In January As Manufacturing Unexpectedly Contracts – Zerohedge
Gold hits two-week high as weak U.S. data lifts likelihood of Fed pause – Reuters
After Saying iPhone “Enormously Underpriced”, Buffett Trims Apple Stake  – Zerohedge
Spanish Socialists Call For Snap Election After Losing Budget Battle – Zerohedge
PBOC Has Drawn Out Over USD148 Billion in Liquidity This Week – yicai

Asian markets fall as global uncertainty grows – Marketwatch
China’s inflation slows even more in January – Marketwatch


Thursday 02/13

Germany narrowly avoids recession after stagnating in last quarter – business live – guardian

Nvidia stock bounces back after full-year forecast better than feared – Marketwatch
Big hedge funds dumped China stocks, Apple as market tumbled – Reuters
Gundlach: We don’t see a recession on the horizon. But there’s bad news… – yahoofinance
“No Light At The End Of The Tunnel” As New Wave Of Retail Stores Close – Zerohedge
The market is now pricing in a greater likelihood of an interest-rate cut than a hike – Marketwatch
JPMorgan Chase unveils cryptocurrency prototype – phys
Coke stock suffers worst losses in decade on weak outlook – nyp
Q4 GDP Estimates Crashing Down After Disastrous Retail Sales – Zerohedge
Stocks Erase Kudlow Bounce On Reports US-China “Far Apart” On Trade Deal – Zerohedge
U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009; jobless claims up – Reuters

Germany narrowly avoids recession in late 2018 – Marketwatch
Nestle’s overhaul starts to pay off as growth accelerates – Reuters
China January exports to U.S. down 2.4% on year – Marketwatch
Japan’s economy bounces back in Q4 – Marketwatch
Futures, Yuan Spike On China Tariff Delay Headlines – Zerohedge



Wednesday 02/12

Business Live – guardian

Stocks Tumble Into European Close After Rubio Buyback-Tax Bill Tweet – Zerohedge
Funds Are Being “Forced” Into The Market At The Most “Dangerous” Time – Zerohedge
US Consumer Price Growth Slowest Since Sept 2016 As Gas Prices Plummet  – Zerohedge
Spain’s government loses budget vote, paving way for early election – Reuters
Blain: “Santander Slides Into A Circle Of Hell Previously Reserved For Deutsche Bank”  – Zerohedge
President Xi Unexpectedly Joins Trade Talks With Mnuchin, Lighthizer  – Zerohedge
Asian markets mostly higher, boosted by energy stocks – Marketwatch



Tuesday 02/11

Markets boosted by US government shutdown deal and trade war hopes – business live – guardian

US National Debt Tops $22 Trillion – Zerohedge
China Accelerates Renewed Gold-Buying Spree “To Diversify Its Reserves” – Zerohedge
In Unprecedented Move, Santander Declines To Redeem $1.7 Billion CoCo Bond Issue – Zerohedge
Banco Santander opts to roll-over CoCo bond – Reuters
Trump “Not Happy With Border Wall Compromise”, Open To Let China Tariff Deadline Slide “If Close To A Deal” – Zerohedge

EA’s ‘Apex Legends’ tops ‘Fortnite’ record with 25 million signups – Reuters
Today Is The 20 Year Anniversary Of The Bank Of Japan Cutting Rates To 0% – Zerohedge
There Is A New “Most Crowded Trade” On Wall Street – Zerohedge

Asian markets gain as investors pin hopes on U.S.-China trade talks – Marketwatch



Monday 02/10

Business Live – guardian

Tesla’s largest institutional investor just cut its stake in half – cnbc
China’s Lunar New Year spending growth slows to decade low despite record US$148.96 billion sales – scmp
Morgan Stanley: “The Earnings Recession Is Here” – Zerohedge

Italian Populists Target Huge Gold Reserves and Some Cry Foul – Bloomberg
China upbeat on U.S. trade talks, but South China Sea tensions weigh – Reuters
Krugman expects to see a global recession this year, warns ‘we don’t have an effective response’ – cnbc

Challenges set to continue for UK economy as growth stalls – ing
Key Events This Week: All Eyes On German GDP, US CPI, Trade Talks And Another Government Shutdown – Zerohedge
IKEA accelerates services drive as competition stiffens – Reuters
Panicking Doves Add Fuel to Dollar’s Longest Rally in 3 Years – Bloomberg
EUR: Getting cheaper – ing
Dollar Dominates the Open – bk
ifo World Economic Climate Suffers Another Setback – ifo
Pain or Gain as the Bund Yield Heads Back to Zero?: Taking Stock – Bloomberg
Asian markets mixed ahead of new round of U.S.-China trade talks – Marketwatch
Two Large Chinese Borrowers Miss Bond Payments, Sources Say – Bloomberg
FX weekly: Time to care about Euro area politics again – nordea