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Bloomberg: Asian Stocks Mixed as Treasury Yields Tick Higher: Markets Wrap
Equities were mixed across Asia as gains in technology shares were offset by declines in financials. The dollar steadied close to its highest in three months, while Treasuries edged lower. [more...]
Bloomberg: Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry
Electric buses were seen as a joke at an industry conference in Belgium seven years ago when the Chinese manufacturer BYD Co. showed an early model. “Everyone was laughing at BYD for making a toy,” recalled Isbrand Ho, the Shenzhen-based company’s managing director in Europe. “And look now. Everyone has one.” [more...]
Bloomberg: China Mulls Cutting Car Import Duty by About Half
China is considering proposals to cut import duty on passenger cars by about half, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, a move that’s set to give a lift particularly to luxury-car makers such as BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit. [more...]
Bloomberg: Huawei Said to Be Probed by FBI for Possible Iran Violations
The U.S. Justice Department has joined two other agencies probing Huawei Technologies Co. for possible violations of sanctions banning sales to Iran, according to two people familiar with the matter. [more...]
Bloomberg: Investors Are Looking for Any Hint of Trouble in Strong Earnings
An earnings season billed to be the best since 2011 has exceeded lofty expectations, and yet the stock market’s agitated. Time and again -- starting almost two weeks ago with JPMorgan right up through Wednesday with Twitter -- solid results have been met with a subsequent beat-down in the shares. [more...]
Bloomberg: Deutsche Bank to Reduce Investment Banking in Focus on Europe
Deutsche Bank AG plans to cut back its investment bank to save costs and focus on European clients, retrenching from a decades-long effort to compete with Wall Street peers. [more...]
Bloomberg: Buy Australian Bonds, Sell the Currency: Morgan Stanley
Australian bonds are a buy because the central bank will keep interest rates at a record low for at least the next six to 12 months, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. The company is underweight the Aussie dollar for the same reason. [more...]
Bloomberg: One of the Hottest Short-Dollar Trades Just Fell Into the Red
A rebound in the dollar has exposed the risky underside of a long-winning and ever-popular bet on developing nations. After climbing as much as 4 percent this year, a Bloomberg currency index that measures carry-trade returns from eight emerging markets, funded by short positions in the greenback, has given up all its 2018 returns. [more...]
Reuters: Asia stocks supported by Wall St., but China drags
Asian stocks were supported on Thursday by robust corporate earnings that helped Wall Street quell concerns about the surge in U.S. bond yields. However, sagging Chinese shares limited the upside potential of the market. [more...]
Reuters: Skinny and sweet: U.S. refiner earnings depend on the oil diet
Smaller independent refiners with less complex facilities are surging in the stock market of late, as investors expect strong earnings growth thanks to the recent fall in price of their primary cost - light, sweet crude oil coming out of West Texas. [more...]
CNBC: Brexit: What is the customs union and why does it matter?
The latest Brexit battleground is over whether the U.K. should stay as a member of the European Union (EU) customs union. A vote in parliament over the arrangement's future takes place Thursday and, should it go against the U.K. government, the pressure will rise on the performance of Prime Minister Theresa May. [more...]
CNBC: ECB set to hold steady this week amid slower growth
The European Central Bank (ECB) is set to hold steady this week as recent economic indicators point towards a slowdown of the euro zone economy. Speculation is also rising that the ECB is considering pushing the end of its quantitative easing (QE) program further into the future. [more...]
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