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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Decline; U.S. Treasury Yield Steady: Markets Wrap
Asian equities dropped as technology shares came under earnings-related pressure and materials shares fell. Treasuries steadied after the global climb in yields that gripped markets early in 2018 made a comeback. [more...]
Bloomberg: Deutsche Bank Inadvertently Made a $35 Billion Payment in a Single Transaction
A routine payment went awry at Deutsche Bank AG last month when Germany’s biggest lender inadvertently sent 28 billion euros ($35 billion) to an exchange as part of its daily dealings in derivatives, according to a person familiar with the matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History
Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain, which went for a record 55 hours without its any of its power plants producing electricity by burning coal. [more...]
Bloomberg: U.S. Stocks Decline on Tech Woes, Treasuries Slide: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell for the first time in four days as technology shares came under pressure from trade and earnings concerns. Treasuries hit the lowest since February amid a wave of selling across European sovereign debt and inflation. [more...]
Bloomberg: As Bitcoin Plunged, These Crypto Hedge Funds Kept Making Money
Bitcoin’s terrible start to 2018 is highlighting the appeal of cryptocurrency hedge funds that make money in both bull and bear markets. Funds specializing in virtual currency market making and arbitrage strategies delivered first-quarter gains even as their mostly bullish peers lost 40 percent on average. [more...]
Bloomberg: Swiss Franc Weakens Below Key Level as BlackRock Stays Short
The franc weakened past 1.20 per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency, providing relief to the nation’s policy makers who have been battling an overvalued exchange rate for the past decade. [more...]
Reuters: Asia tech shares spooked by phone warning, oil near highs
Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world’s largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds. [more...]
Reuters: Japan warns G20 protectionism will disrupt markets
Japan has warned its G20 counterparts that protectionism and exchange of retaliatory measures will disrupt financial markets and heighten volatility. [more...]
CNBC: Protectionism is a 'historical mistake,' Spain's new finance minister says
Spain joined several other countries in voicing its opposition against rising trade tariffs and other protectionist attitudes. Speaking to CNBC Thursday, Roman Escolano, the recently appointed finance minister of Spain, said that Madrid is not enjoying some decisions that are destabilizing global free trade. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin 'miners' are losing money at any price below $8,600: Morgan Stanley
If bitcoin can't recover $8,600 soon, bitcoin "miners" will likely find it unprofitable to keep creating the cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley analysts said. [more...]
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