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Bloomberg: Stocks Decline as Cohn Resigns; Yen, Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap
Asian equities declined with U.S. stock futures following the resignation of White House economic adviser Gary Cohn. The yen and Treasuries climbed as global trade-war concerns intensified. [more..]
Bloomberg: How Currency Investors Are Bracing for a Full-Blown Trade War
In foreign-exchange markets, investors aren’t waiting to find out if all the tariff threats being thrown around lead to a full-blown trade war. Some money managers have begun piling into traditional havens like the yen; others are trimming currency exposure altogether; and even those who’re betting not much will come from the row are hedging just in case. [more..]
Bloomberg: What Market Players Are Saying on Departure of ‘Grown Up' Cohn
The resignation of globalist financier Gary Cohn as top White House economic adviser roiled markets Wednesday, sending the dollar down against the yen and U.S. stock futures lower. While global equities recovered from a trade-induced blow last week, market players are now signaling graver concerns. [more..]
Bloomberg: U.S. Considers Broad Curbs on Chinese Imports, Takeovers
The Trump administration is considering clamping down on Chinese investments in the U.S. and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property, according to people familiar with the matter. [more..]
Bloomberg: Coinbase Offers Index Fund Tracking Cryptocurrencies on Exchange
Coinbase Inc. said Tuesday that it’s rolling out the Coinbase Index Fund. The investment vehicle will track the performance of the four tokens that currently trade on the San Francisco-based company’s GDAX exchange to provide customers an easier way to gain wider exposure to the estimated $450 billion market. [more..]
Bloomberg: Google Searches for Bitcoin Drop to Lowest Since October
With the largest cryptocurrency down about 40 percent from its all-time high reached in December, Google Trends data show searches are down by more than 80 percent. The last time so few people were interested, Bitcoin traded near $5,000.  [more..]
Bloomberg: UBS Warns of ‘Deep Trade War’ as Commodity Giant Sees No Winners
Raw materials are at great risk as Donald Trump’s White House prepares to pull the trigger on tariffs. UBS Group AG warned metals to energy will be hurt should U.S. levies spark a global trade war, while commodity powerhouse Australia forecast only a damaging race to the bottom. [more..]
Bloomberg: Signs That Traders Are Coming to Terms With Rand's New Normal
After years of being a one-way bet, South Africa’s rand seems to have turned a corner. The currency gained in 2017 after five straight years of losses, and extended the advance since January, riding a wave of optimism following the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president. [more..]
Reuters: Global stocks slump as key Trump adviser quits, stoking trade war fears
Global stocks and the dollar slumped on Wednesday after a strong White House advocate for free trade resigned, fanning fears that President Donald Trump will proceed with protectionist tariffs and risk a trade war. [more..]
Reuters: Trade skeptics gain upper hand in White House as Cohn quits
Economic nationalists appeared to gain the upper hand in a White House battle over trade with the resignation of Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, on Tuesday in a move that could ramp up protectionist measures that risk igniting a global trade war. [more..]
Reuters: Oil prices fall as Trump adviser's exit stokes trade war fears
Oil prices fell on Wednesday, pulled down by weaker stock markets after a key advocate for free trade in the U.S. government resigned, stoking concerns Washington will go ahead with import tariffs and risk a trade war. [more..]
CNBC: Saudi Arabia's crown prince gets the royal treatment for UK state visit
The U.K. is bending over backwards to welcome Saudi Arabia's crown prince as he starts a three-day state visit aimed at deepening economic ties between the two countries. [more..]
CNBC: The world’s ultra-rich are investing more in cryptocurrencies — even if they may not understand it
Cryptocurrencies have attracted investments from the ultra-rich around the world even though they may lack sufficient understanding of the technology behind the asset class. [more..]
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