TOP NEWS: Week 09/18 – 09/24

Weekend 09/23 & 09/24

Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Main Parties Suffer Historic Setbacks – Bloomberg
Boom or bust? The big debate raging over China’s economic future – scmp

Kurds stick with independence vote, ‘never going back to Baghdad’: Barzani – Reuters

Janet Yellen’s 78-Month Plan For The National Monetary Policy Of The United States – Zerohedge
Who Killed U.S. Inflation? Here Are Suspects in Yellen’s Mystery – Bloomberg
The Impossible Math Of The Federal Reserve – Zerohedge


Friday 09/22

Business Live – guardian

Pound Flash Crashes After Moody’s Downgrades UK To Aa2 – Zerohedge
Moody’s downgrades UK’s rating on Brexit and growth fears – Reuters
Fed’s Kaplan Makes A Stark Admission: Equilibrium Rate May Be As Low As 0.25% – Zerohedge
Five Reasons Why China’s Rating Cut Doesn’t Matter for Its Bonds – Bloomberg
Second Largest Week Of Tech Inflows Ever – Zerohedge
US Manufacturing “An Increasing Drag On The Economy” As PMI Drops For First Time Since March – Zerohedge
Here’s how major asset classes have performed so far in 2017 – businessinsider
Shiller Warns Against Complacency: “Today’s Market Looks Like It Did At The Peaks Before Last 13 Bear Markets” – Zerohedge

Europe’s Economy on Track for Best Quarterly Growth Since 2015 – Bloomberg
Asia stocks slip, yen and franc rise as North Korea moots H-bomb test – Reuters

S&P Strips Hong Kong of AAA Rating After China Downgrade – Bloomberg
North Korea’s latest threat to the US was unlike any other from the regime – businessinsider



Thursday 09/21

Business Live – guardian

Stocks could rally 10% into year’s end thanks to the Trump effect, says Jeremy Siegel – cnbc
Philly Fed manufacturing index accelerates in September – Marketwatch

Russian central bank rescues B&N Bank, becomes top investor – CNBC
India Discusses Booster Shot for Economy as Growth Falters – Bloomberg

BANK OF AMERICA: One area of the stock market could double in the next 2 years – businessinsider
Why S&P’s First China Downgrade Since 1999 Is Good News for Bulls – Bloomberg
S&P Cuts China’s Credit Rating, Citing Risk From Debt Growth – Bloomberg

UniCredit Is Said to Have Shown Interest in Buying Commerzbank – Bloomberg
Japan’s Central Bank Keeps Policy Unchanged Amid Unexpected Dissent – Bloomberg

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
Google is buying HTC for $US1.1 billion – businessinsider
DEUTSCHE BANK: Italy’s 3 big problems could trigger the next financial crisis and bring the euro down – businessinsider


Wednesday 09/20

Markets at new record highs ahead of US Federal Reserve decision – business live – guardian

The Fed’s new ‘diet’ will likely cause some ‘hunger pains’ in the bond market – cnbc
Recession possible if the Federal Reserve follows its plan, says Bill Gross – cnbc
S&P Loses 2,500, Gold Tests $1300 As Fed Flattens Yield Curve – Zerohedge
The Fed boosts its outlook for the US economy, cuts inflation expectations – businessinsider

The last time the Fed tried to exit emergency measures was just after the Great Depression — it didn’t end well – businessinsider

Fed to unwind financial-crisis emergency measures and begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October – businessinsider

U.S. Federal Open Market Committee Sept. 20 Statement: Text – Bloomberg

It May Take Until 2022 for G-3 Central Banks’ Assets to Shrink – Bloomberg
The 5,000-year history of interest rates shows just how historically low US rates still are right now – businessinsider

China’s Electric Switch – Bloomberg
Stock-market investors just now realizing 3rd quarter earnings will be strong – Marketwatch
Toys ‘R’ Us Will Live Because Mattel and Hasbro Can’t Let It Die – Bloomberg

Global stocks are crushing the US this year – cnbc
Spanish police raid Catalan government buildings over fears of independence vote – CNBC

U.K. Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast as Consumers Stir – Bloomberg
Cocoa Prices Have Crashed But Smugglers Are Still Making Money – Bloomberg
It’s Bailout-Review Time in Greece and Markets Are Wary – Again – Bloomberg

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Mexico City, killing more than 200 people – businessinsider
Fed to Pack Up Crisis Tool, Debate Next Hike: Decision-Day Guide – Bloomberg

Japan’s Exports Jump 18% in Biggest Gain in Almost 4 Years – Bloomberg



Tuesday 09/19

Business Live – guardian

Dollar traders set to search for clues on economy, inflation at Fed meeting – Marketwatch
“This Is Where The Next Financial Crisis Will Come From” – Zerohedge
Fed’s balance-sheet unwind will be moment of truth for financial markets – Marketwatch

Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Historic Fed Meeting, Here Is The Only “Cheat Sheet” You Need – Zerohedge
China hit by financial scam ‘epidemic’ – bbc
Billionaire Ray Dalio says we could be headed for a ‘wealth conflict’ in this nation – cnbc

Ray Dalio says ‘bitcoin is a bubble’ – cnbc
ECB may keep open option to prolong bond-buying again in 2018 – sources – Reuters

Wall Street’s Bond Gurus Have the Fed’s Balance-Sheet Unwind All Wrong – Bloomberg
Swiss shut down ‘fake’ E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown – Reuters
A Stock Investor’s Guide to the German Election – Bloomberg
China is moving into more hardcore tech innovation with A.I. – cnbc
Britain’s debt time​bomb: FCA urges action over £200bn crisis – guardian
Pound Forecasters Catch Up With Rally as BOE Boosts Bulls – Bloomberg
The RBA says a stronger dollar from here might hurt the Australian economy – businessinsider

Japan Snap Elections Offer a Boost for Equities, History Shows – Bloomberg
Toys ‘R’ Us Seeks Bankruptcy, Crushed by Online Competition – Bloomberg


Monday 09/18

World stock markets hit fresh record highs – business live – guardian

This Record Inflow Shows Some Investors Aren’t Worried About the Fed – Bloomberg
Forget Default: Deutsche Reckons Debt Market Risk Lies Elsewhere – Bloomberg
The Fed, a Decade After the Crisis, Is About to Embark on the Great Unwinding – wsj

CFOs say Trump deserves credit for stock market highs – cnbc
ECB Bond Reinvestments Could Be Shock Absorber as QE Decelerates – Bloomberg
Fed: “Normalizing” the balance sheet – Nomura – fxstreet
USD: Doves to prevail as Chair Yellen faces up to a dichotomous FOMC – ING – fxstreet
ECB: Eurozone inflation likely to fall below 1% – Marketwatch
Economists Boost Euro-Area Outlook, See Best Year in a Decade – Bloomberg
Portugal Bonds Lead Peripheral Rally on Sovereign Rating Upgrade – Bloomberg
The US Fed is getting ready for its ‘biggest meeting of the year’ – businessinsider
Fed Seen Staying on Track for December Rate Increase: Survey – Bloomberg

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg
This Stock Is Seeing the Sharpest Swing in Fortunes Among Asian Shares – Bloomberg
PBOC Adds Most Cash Since January Before Holidays, Quarter-End – Bloomberg

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