TOP MARKETS NEWS: Week 03/12 – 03/18

Friday 03/16

Business Live – guardian

Russia central bank says may switch to neutral monetary policy by year-end – Reuters
Ten years after JPMorgan/Bear Stearns deal banks may have already seen biggest gains – Reuters
Euro-Area Inflation Unexpectedly Revised Lower for February – Bloomberg
The World Economy Risks Turning Too Hot to Handle – Bloomberg
Foreigners Bailing on BOJ Bets Narrow Spread on Yen Swap Rates – Bloomberg
Global Funds Are Dumping Indian Bonds at the Fastest Pace Since 2016 – Bloomberg
Japan Jan real wages fall at fastest pace in 6 months – Reuters
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
A senior RBA official has warned the era of ultra-low market volatility is probably over – businessinsider


Thursday 03/15

Trade war fears weigh on markets as Trump’s new adviser blasts China – business live – guardian

China’s holdings of U.S. Treasurys slip to six-month low of $1.168 trillion – Marketwatch
Digital Economy Has Been Growing at Triple the Pace of U.S. GDP  – Bloomberg

Explainer: Foreign powers obstruct more Assad gains in Syria – Reuters
A Timeline of the Syrian Conflict as It Enters Its Eighth Year – Bloomberg
JPMorgan Moves Closer to Urging a Rotation Away From Equities – Bloomberg
Asian Stocks Have the Most Buy Ratings Since 2011 – Bloomberg
Where Prices Are About To Surge: These Are The Imports From China Targeted By Trump – Zerohedge
Boeing’s an Early Casualty After Investors Dig in for Trade War – Bloomberg
Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization for documents about Russia: NYT – cnbc

Italy elections: Here’s what the next government could look like – cnbc

Europe’s Struggle to Shut a Bank – Bloomberg
Scandals and Bailouts Fail to Dent Analysts’ Faith in Emerging-Market Banks – Bloomberg
Norway Signals Faster Rate Increases After Price Target Shakeup – Bloomberg
Dodd-Frank Rollback Optimism Hands Bank ETFs Record Inflows – Bloomberg
OPEC’s plan to boost oil prices is in trouble – businessinsider
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
China just locked in its position as a dominant player in electric vehicle production – businessinsider

Why It’s So Hard to Replace Libor – Bloomberg
Traders Beware: Political Black Swan Looms Over the Yen, Nikkei – Bloomberg
China’s $814 Billion Fund Will Cut Exposure to Volatile Markets – Bloomberg
New Zealand GDP misses – businessinsider
Rollback of Dodd-Frank Provisions Clears Senate On 10-Year Anniversary Of Bear Stearns Collapse – Zerohedge


Wednesday 03/14

Atlanta Fed: GDPNow delines to 1.9% for Q1 – calculatedriskblog
Trump’s decision to fire Tillerson spawns bullish case for oil, RBC’s Helima Croft says – cnbc
BofA: “This Was One Of The Largest Weekly Buybacks In Our Data History” – Zerohedge
Hedge funds warn of an upcoming flashpoint with China as trade concerns grow – cnbc
Profit Margins In Peril As Core Producer Prices Jump The Most Since August 2014 – Zerohedge
Retail sales decline for third straight month in February – Reuters

Broadcom ends bid for Qualcomm – Reuters

Not a Single Japanese 10-Year Bond Traded Tuesday – Bloomberg
Euro-Area Industrial Output Falls by Most in More Than a Year – Bloomberg
ECB: Draghi confirms PPP – ing
ECB to end bond buys only when inflation is on sustainable path – Reuters
How Amazon Became Corporate America’s Nightmare – Bloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day  – Bloomberg
Daily Briefing: Deadline passes, UK-Russia showdown begins – Reuters

43 top economists were polled on Trump’s latest big policy — not a single one said it would help Americans – businessinsider
Big retail day; UK action on Russia; Prudential split – cnn
China’s economy sped up in early 2018 – Marketwatch
China Imposes Record $870 Million Fine for Stock Manipulation – Bloomberg
China’s Factory Output, Investment Rise on Robust Global Demand – Bloomberg
Gundlach Says 10-Year Treasury Above 3% Would Drive Down Stocks – Bloomberg


Tuesday 03/13

Tuesday Morning Briefing – Reuters

Strong Demand For 30Y Paper Shows No Shortage Of Buyers Amid Surge In Issuance – Zerohedge
Russia Threatens Military Action Against US If Washington Strikes Syria – Zerohedge
This stock’s up almost 25,000% since 2009 and you probably haven’t even heard of it – Marketwatch
Guts of U.S. CPI Data Show Key Inflation Gauge Weakest in Years – Bloomberg
VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock – Bloomberg
Addressing the Dark Side of the Crypto World – imf
U.S. Stock Futures Climb, Dollar Pares Gain on CPI: Markets Wrap – Bloomberg

Biggest financial market reaction from Tillerson’s ouster in US dollar as greenback weakens – cnbc

U.S. Inflation Picked Up in February Without Any Big Acceleration – Bloomberg
Consumer Prices Accelerate As Apparel, Car Insurance Costs Jump – Zerohedge

Frontrunning: March 13 – Ζerohedge

OECD Adds Major Trade War Caveat to Optimistic Global Outlook – Βloomberg
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Βloomberg
EU’s Juncker Demands Theresa May Give More Clarity on Brexit – Βloomberg
Deutsche says the Japanese yen is going to get a lot stronger – businessinsider


Monday 03/12

Business Live – guardian

“I Think We’re Now In Bubble Territory”: Private Equity Firms Brace For A Crash – Zerohedge
U.S. Posts Biggest Budget Deficit Since 2012 – Bloomberg
European credit risk premiums tightest since eve of crisis – ft
Strong Demand For 10Y Treasury Auction Soaks Up Massive Debt Supply – Zerohedge
Robot Takeover Stalls in Worst Slump for AI Funds on Record – Bloomberg
Hedge Funds That Use AI Just Had Their Worst Month Ever – Bloomberg
What Trade War? Foreign-Facing Stocks Keep Beating the S&P 500 – Bloomberg
More Than Half Of 2018 Earnings Growth Is From Trump’s Tax Cuts And Stock Buybacks – Zerohedge
Merkel Says German-French Push for Euro-Area Changes Is on Track – Bloomberg
Goldman Models What A Global Trade War Would Look Like – Zerohedge

Canada Working to Secure Quick Nafta Deal, Morneau Says – Bloomberg
Bond Traders Haven’t Been So Leery of U.S. Auctions Since the Crisis – Bloomberg
U.S. Treasury Auctions, and a Report on Inflation in February – nyt
US Treasury Auctions Could Signal First Global Pushback to Trump’s Trade Tariffs – thestreet
Investors Brace for Inflation to Come Roaring Back – Bloomberg
BoE to begin £18.3bn gilt reinvestment programme – ft
Big Tech Firms Are Behaving Like Big Banks – Bloomberg
Why Investors Can’t Afford to Ignore China’s Central Bank – Bloomberg
In a Perfect Trump World, U.S. Steel Could Double Under Tariffs – Bloomberg
Trump’s Trade War and the $470 Billion Hit to the Global Economy – Bloomberg
Trump Trade War May Cost World GDP $470 Billion by 2020: Chart – Bloomberg
Brexit without a trade deal would cost UK and EU firms $80 billion a year, study says – cnbc
Oil Gains as U.S. Jobs Fan Optimism and Drop in Rigs Eases Fears – Bloomberg
Key Events In The Coming Week: Inflation, Retail Sales, Industrial Production – Zerohedge
An Early Assessment of the Market Rebound – Bloomberg
Sweden Responds to Worst Housing Slump Since 2008 With Supply – Bloomberg
The Global Economy’s Wile E. Coyote Moment – Bloomberg
China is at risk of a banking crisis, the Bank of International Settlements has found – cnbc
Everything You Need to Know About the School Scandal Haunting Abe – Bloomberg
Japan Scandal Gives Fresh Boost to Yen Bulls Eyeing 100 Mark – Bloomberg
Japan Finance Minister Refuses to Quit as School Scandal Deepens – Bloomberg

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