TOP NEWS: Week 03/21 – 03/27

Thursday 03/24

Markets hit by stronger US dollar and gloom from Next – business live – guardian

Chinese Take Over Canada’s Real Estate Market, Buy One-Third Of All Vancouver Homes Sold In 2015 – Zerohedge
Dutch Central Bank President Says ECB Monetary Easing at Its Limit – nyt

“Core” Durable Goods Tumbles For 13th Month – Longest Non-Recessionary Stretch In 70 Years – Zerohedge

Banco Popolare, BPM to cut bad loans for merger – Marketwatch
Pound’s $16 Billion of Option Trades Envisage Drop to 1980s Lows – Bloomberg
Italian banks Banco Popolare, BPM agree to merge – Marketwatch

U.K. retail sales dip by less than expected – Marketwatch
China Sends Fed A Warning: Devalues Yuan By Most In 2 Months – Zerohedge


Wednesday 03/23

Brexit fears hit pound as volatility hits six-year high – business live – guardian

Negative interest would test banks’ creativity – cnbc
Japan Goes Full Krugman: Plans Un-Depositable, Non-Cash “Gift-Certificate” Money Drop To Young People – Zerohedge
Watch Out for the U.S. Recession Signal in Friday’s GDP Report – Bloomberg
There’s No Sign of a China Rebound Yet – Bloomberg
Japan’s Bond Market Is Close to Breaking Point – Bloomberg

Helicopter Money Takes Flight as Latest Drastic Monetary Idea – Bloomberg
Emerging Stocks Close In on Key Barrier Before Falling: Chart – Bloomberg
Stocks Stumble After Fed’s Bullard Raises Mutiny Concerns, Signals April “Live” – Zerohedge
Japan government cuts economic assessment as consumption stumbles – Reuters


Tuesday 03/22

Brussels airport: casualties reported after explosions – live updates – guardian
World News liveblog – Reuters

Italy’s bank troubles test ECB’s mettle – Reuters
What Happens When the U.S. Dollar Is No Longer A Hedge Fund Hotel? – Bloomberg

More Mutual Funds Go On Sale To Combat ETF Threat, RBC Says – barrons
Another Latin American State, Chile, Hit by Brazil-Like Scandal – Bloomberg

European Banks’ Coco Bonds Face An Uncertain Future, Report Says – s&p
Hungary Unexpectedly Cuts Benchmark Rate to Spur Inflation – Bloomberg

Italy’s bank troubles test ECB’s mettle – Reuters

Japan Land Prices Rise for the First Time Since 2007 on Tourism – Bloomberg

Germany: Solid service sector growth contrasts with slowing manufacturing expansion – markit

French private sector output returns to growth in March – markit
Japan PMI: Operating conditions worsen at end of first quarter in 2016 – markit



Monday 03/21

Chinese stock market hits two-month high after Beijing relaxes lending rules – business live – guardian

Fed Warns Brexit Poses Contagious Risk To US Economy, Spikes GBP Volatility To Record Highs – Zerohedge
This Hedge Fund Left Decisions to a Computer – and Made 19% – Bloomberg
Stocks Stumble After Lockhart Echoes Williams, Warns “Rate Hikes Justified As Early As April” – Zerohedge
ECB Doing Whatever It Takes Can’t Make Euro-Area Banks Lend – Bloomberg
Existing Home Sales Crash Most In 6 Years: NAR Blames Slowing Economy, Bubbly Home Prices – Zerohedge
Fitch: Egypt Devaluation Positive, Economic Challenges Remain – fitch
BOE Says 700,000 Households May Be in `Danger Zone’ on Mortgages – Bloomberg
Dovish central banks support global financial markets – Danske Bank – fxstreet

Brazilians Brace for More Drama at Top Court, Congress – Bloomberg
Brazil Stocks In Sight of Record Valuation Amid Impeachment Talk – Bloomberg
“A Dreaded Scenario For Oil Bulls Is Becoming A Reality” Reuters Warns: U.S. Production Is Coming Back On Line – Zerohedge
January ‘Bounce’ Dies As Fed’s National Activity Index Tumbles Back Into Contraction Near 2-Year Lows – Zerohedge
REPORT: China’s central bank emailed the Fed for advice on how to stop its stock market from crashing – businessinsider

EU referendum: CBI warns of UK exit ‘serious shock’ – bbc

Gold-Silver Ratio Says It’s Time to Buy One, Sell Other: Chart – Bloomberg

Yuan Declines After PBOC Weakens Fixing by Most Since January – Bloomberg
Emerging-Market Currencies Fall Back to Earth After Fed Euphoria – Bloomberg
China Has a $590 Billion Problem With Unpaid Bills – Bloomberg
China’s Stocks Head for Two-Month High as Margin Debt Curbs Ease – Bloomberg

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