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Bloomberg: Stocks Pressured on Fresh Trade Fears; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks tumbled the most in a month as investors grappled with the latest American threats to expand tariffs on Chinese goods. The dollar slipped and emerging-market currencies declined. [more...]
Bloomberg: Coca-Cola Is Eyeing the Cannabis Market
Aurora Cannabis Inc. led pot stocks higher after Coca-Cola Co. said it’s eyeing the cannabis drinks market, becoming the latest beverage company to tap into surging demand for marijuana products as traditional sales slow. [more...]
Bloomberg: China’s Stocks Drop to Lowest Level in Nearly Four Years
China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, erasing the last traces of its recovery from a boom that turned into a $5 trillion bust. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Emerging Market Rout Is Nearing a Turning Point, Templeton Says
Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom though reckons there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. [more...]
Bloomberg: IBM Is Being Sued for Age Discrimination After Firing Thousands
A lawyer known for battling tech giants over the treatment of workers has set her sights on International Business Machines Corp. Shannon Liss-Riordan on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on behalf of three former IBM employees who say the tech giant discriminated against them based on their age when it fired them. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Tariffs Set Stage for Drawn-Out Trade Battle With China
President Donald Trump’s decision to elevate his trade war with China to new heights sets the stage for a more prolonged battle between the world’s two largest economies. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Ramps Up Tariff Pressure With $200 Billion China Hit
The Trump administration will impose a 10 percent tariff on about $200 billion in Chinese goods next week and more than double the rate in 2019, deepening what’s shaping up to be a prolonged trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. [more...]
Bloomberg: Money Markets Signal Surprise S. Africa Rate Hike as Rand Falls
South Africa’s battered rand may receive an unexpected boost from the central bank this week, if money-market rates are anything to go by. While only three out of 19 economists in a Bloomberg survey are predicting a South African Reserve Bank rate increase on Thursday, traders have been adding bets on a surprise hike. [more...]
Reuters: Trump hits China with fresh tariffs, threatens more if Beijing retaliates
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with Beijing, imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of imports in a move one senior Chinese regulator said “poisoned” the atmosphere for negotiations. [more...]
Reuters: Canada's Freeland returning to Washington for NAFTA talks as time runs short
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday said she would return to Washington, this week for fresh talks on NAFTA as time is running very short to meet a U.S. demand for a deal by October 1. [more...]
CNBC: A.I. has a bias problem that needs to be fixed: World Economic Forum
Artificial intelligence has a bias problem and the way to fix it is by making the tech industry in the West "much more diverse", according to the head of AI and machine learning at the World Economic Forum. [more...]
CNBC: China says U.S. unilateralism, protectionism will hurt global economy
China's commerce minister told representatives of foreign firms on Monday that the United States' unilateralism and protectionism will impact both U.S. and China's interests and hurt the global economy. [more...]

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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Decline as Trade Concerns Resurface: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia fell with emerging-market currencies after the latest U.S. move to place a further tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods and amid signs some central banks are struggling to stabilize their currencies. The dollar maintained gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Emerging Market Rout Is Nearing a Turning Point, Templeton Says
Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, though reckons there are still countries that will suffer, like the Philippines. [more...]
Bloombetg: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
Hong Kong’s stock market will open Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut leaves a trail of destruction, stocks on edge as Trump threatens further tariffs and China is said to rebuff overtures for more talks. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs Doesn't Share Wall Street Fears of 2020 Recession
While Bridgewater Associates Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are starting to fret that tighter fiscal and monetary policies will create problems for the world’s biggest economy in two years’ time, Goldman Sachs sees just a 36 percent chance of recession over the next three years. That risk is below the historical average. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Says India's World-Beating Stock-Market Run Is Over
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has called time on the world-beating surge in Indian stocks. The nation’s equity market looks less favorable amid elevated valuations, a potential slowdown in economic growth and upcoming elections. [more...]
Bloomberg: Credit Suisse Ordered to Boost Money Laundering Checks by Finma
Credit Suisse Group AG made “some substantial” improvements in its anti-money-laundering controls and avoided a fine as Switzerland’s financial regulator concluded a pair of enforcement proceedings against the nation’s second-biggest bank. [more...]
Bloomberg: Pound Volatility Premium Over Euro to Persist on Brexit Concerns
Buying protection over fluctuations in the pound will remain a relatively costly exercise as Brexit headlines gather momentum and central banks slowly tighten policy. [more...]
Reuters: High U.S. stock valuations hinge on inflation, interest rates
Investors are banking on tame inflation and interest rates to support U.S. stock prices and help counter any concerns over an anticipated slowdown in corporate earnings growth next year. [more...]
Reuters: China may reject new trade talks if more tariffs imposed: WSJ
The Chinese government may decline to participate in proposed trade talks with the United States later this month if the Trump administration moves forward with additional tariffs on imported Chinese goods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing Chinese officials. [more...]
CNBC: The next crisis could be triggered by the US-China trade war, interest rates: Sovereign wealth chief
Economic troubles in emerging markets and the ongoing trade war between the United States and China could potentially increase the risk of the next financial crisis, according to the chief executive officer at South Korea's sovereign wealth fund. [more...]
CNBC: Trump is 'a symptom and not the cause' of the trade war with China
Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China would have manifested with or without Donald Trump, experts said at the Singapore Summit on Saturday. [more...]

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Bloomberg: Carney Warns No-Deal Brexit Would Mean Rate Hikes, 35% House-Price Fall
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told senior government ministers that a no-deal Brexit would probably see interest rates rise rather than fall, according to people familiar with the matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: Stocks Rally, Dollar in Worst Week Since February: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks extended a rally after their recent battering drove valuations to a two-year low, following a technology-supported advance in U.S. equities. The dollar held declines after U.S. inflation unexpectedly cooled in August. [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan Predicts the Next Financial Crisis Will Strike in 2020
How bad will the next crisis be? JPMorgan Chase & Co. has an idea. A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked a plunge in markets and a raft of emergency measures, strategists at the bank have created a model aimed at gauging the timing and severity of the next financial crisis.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Amazon's Bezos Launches $2 Billion Fund to Help the Homeless
Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, launched a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. [more...]
Bloomberg: These May Be the World’s 10 Riskiest Housing Markets
Housing market dangers are “especially acute” in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Sweden, Oxford Economics said, noting this has historically posed a threat to economic activity. [more...]
Bloomberg: Shiller Says U.S. Stocks Could Go A Lot Higher Before They Fall
Near-record U.S. stocks still have scope to zoom to new highs, according to Robert Shiller, the Nobel laureate who’s famed for his analysis of asset-price bubbles and who last year warned that the market was over-priced. [more...]
Bloomberg: Mystery of the $2 Billion Bitcoin Whale That Fueled a Selloff
When Bitcoin plunged as much as 15 percent over two days last week, a theory emerged -- where else? -- on the Internet: a whale was on the move. Speculation mounted that a major holder of cryptocurrency with an electronic wallet that dated back to 2011 -- long before anyone had heard of HODL -- was moving to sell. [more...]
Reuters: China says world trade system not perfect, needs reform
The current world trade system is not perfect and China supports reforms to it, including to the World Trade Organization, to make it fairer and more effective, Beijing’s top diplomat said. [more...]
Reuters: Turkish lira eases after hefty central bank rate hike
The Turkish lira eased on Friday, a day after the central bank raised its benchmark rate by 625 basis points in the biggest such increase in President Tayyip Erdogan’s 15-year rule. [more...]
CNBC: 'We will regret it' when Trump's tariffs hurt China's growth, says former US commerce secretary
Washington will regret its trade dispute with Beijing when U.S. tariffs end up slowing down China's economy significantly, said former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. [more...]
CNBC: China will not 'surrender' to US demands in trade talks — state media
China will not buckle to U.S. demands in any trade negotiations, the major state-run China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Friday, after Chinese officials welcomed an invitation from Washington for a new round of talks. [more...]

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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash
The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books. As virtual currencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday, the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index extended its collapse from a January high to 80 percent.  [more...]
Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Snap Losing Run; Dollar Pares Losses: Markets Wrap
Asian equities advanced Thursday, putting them on track to end the longest losing streak in 16 years, after news of potential U.S.-China trade negotiations. The dollar pared a decline and China’s yuan held gains. [more...]
Bloomberg: Tech Decline Overrides U.S.-China Trade Optimism: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks were mixed as a slump in technology and financial shares offset optimism that trade talks with China will resume before the Trump administration imposes another round of tariffs. Crude oil posted its best two-day increase since June. [more...]
Bloomberg: Wall Street's Alarm on Trade Spreads With Goldman's Bear Warning
While U.S. equity investors have kept their cool during this year’s escalation of trade tensions, the warnings from Wall Street are only getting louder. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have weighed in, highlighting the potential danger to corporate America if a full-blown trade war erupts.  [more...]
Bloomberg: The `Hindenburg Omen' Is Stalking Near-Record U.S. Stock Market
Warnings from Wall Street are coming thick and fast as U.S. stocks sit near all-time highs. The latest, from Sundial Capital Research Inc., points to a (controversial) group of potentially bearish technical signals known as the Hindenburg Omen. [more...]
Bloomberg: Super Typhoon Prompts Philippine Evacuations, Hong Kong Braces
A powerful typhoon is expected to make a landfall in the Philippines’ main Luzon island on Saturday, prompting authorities to place 17 areas on alert and start evacuations. [more...]
Bloomberg: Rupee Surges Most in 18 Months as India Plans Steps to End Rout
India’s rupee rallied the most in 1 1/2 years and stocks recovered after an official said the government may announce measures to support the currency after a planned review of the economy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. invites China to trade talks as tariffs loom
The Trump administration has invited Chinese officials to restart trade talks, the White House’s top economic adviser said, as Washington prepares to further escalate the U.S.-China trade war with tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. [more...]
Reuters: Fed says it whipped U.S. unemployment, maybe too well
U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. [more...]
CNBC: ECB expected to stick to its policy stance amid steady inflation
The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to stick to its policy stance at their upcoming meeting on Thursday as inflation does not seem to accelerate and growth remains solid. [more...]
CNBC: Apple raised iPhone prices overall, but one new model could entice those who sat out last year's X
On Wednesday, Apple did something clever with pricing on its new iPhones. It made the cutting-edge technology it introduced in last year's iPhone X available at a much lower price, which could help it sell more iPhones to people who sat out last year's high-end. [more...]

Todays Markets

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Latest News Headlines
Bloomberg: Stocks in Asia Decline; Oil Jumps on Hurricane: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia fell as investors assessed the outlook for global growth with no end in sight for trade tensions. Oil prices jumped as a potentially devastating hurricane headed for the American east coast. [more...]
Bloomberg: Florence Gets Bigger as It Heads Toward North Carolina Coast
Florence is expanding on its relentless advance toward North Carolina, promising to deliver days of drenching rain from what may be the most powerful hurricane to hit the state in 64 years. [more...]
Bloomberg: China Stocks Near Four-Year Low as Support Attempts Lack Punch
China’s policy makers are stuck with the most bearish equity market in years as their attempts to lift sentiment fail to gain traction. The Shanghai Composite Index slid Wednesday to within 10 points of its lowest intraday level since 2014. [more...]
Bloomberg: As Emerging Markets Sneeze, Developed World Immunity Now Doubted
As the sell-offs in Turkey and Argentina spread to other emerging markets, doubts that developed markets can retain their immunity are getting louder. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump Tariffs Spark Industry Campaign to De-Escalate Trade War
Trade associations representing farmers, retailers and manufacturers are joining forces in a new multi-million-dollar campaign to oppose President Donald Trump’s tariffs, in the latest attempt by U.S. business to stop an escalating trade war. [more...]
Bloomberg: Rupee at Record Low Puts RBI Under Pressure to Curb Rout
India has a currency problem and it’s not going away anytime soon. A current-account deficit at a five-year high, elevated oil prices and an emerging-market sell-off conspired to push the rupee to below 72 per dollar last week, taking its decline since the beginning of the year to almost 12 percent, the worst performer in Asia. [more...]
Bloomberg: Brazil Assets Slump as Left Advances One Month Ahead of Election
Brazilian markets dropped as a poll showed left-wing candidates gaining support while those favored by investors stalled out with less than a month to go until the presidential election. [more...]
Reuters: As Trump embraces more tariffs, U.S. business readies public fight
After months of waging a behind-the-scenes war against President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs that have escalated far beyond what business groups once imagined, more than 60 U.S. industry groups are launching a coalition on Wednesday to take the fight public. [more...]
Reuters: EU's Juncker wants bigger global role for euro
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will call for the EU to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the U.S. dollar as he presents his annual program to the European Parliament on Wednesday, a senior EU official said. [more...]
CNBC: Apple will probably lower iPhone prices on Wednesday — here's why
Apple made a big bet last year that it could convince you to spend $1,000 or more on a new iPhone. It sounded like a crazy move after people spent 10 years spending $650 or so on a new device, but Apple's gamble worked. [more...]
CNBC: Asia markets fall, spooked by an escalation of trade tensions between the US and China
Asia markets fell to 14-month lows on Wednesday afternoon on the back of news that China will be making a request to the World Trade Organization to impose sanctions on the U.S. [more...]