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Bloomberg: Aussie Drops in Listless Asia Trading; Stocks Flat: Markets Wrap
A shock drop in Australian retail sales dragged the Aussie lower, one of the few moves in otherwise becalmed Asia-Pacific markets. Bonds, equities and the dollar were all steady after U.S. data did little to change views on the timing or pace for monetary tightening. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Drops Below $50 as Record U.S. Exports Seen Flooding Market
Oil slid below $50 a barrel for the first time in two weeks as a flood of U.S. crude reignited concerns over a global glut. [more...]
Bloomberg: Only One Major Asian Stock Market Has Shrunk This Decade
Australia’s economy has grown faster than its developed-world peers over the past decade, uniquely avoiding a recession. That means its stock market has grown handsomely too, right? [more...]
Bloomberg: Paulson Says Sprott, Others Keen to Join Gold-Investors Group
Paulson & Co.’s plan for a coalition of gold-mining company investors has gotten a better-than-expected response, with one major investor already on board and another likely to join, according to the hedge fund. [more...]
Bloomberg: Dollar Drops Amid Narrow Ranges as Traders Await Next Drivers
The dollar pared a second day of modest losses after a private-sector employment report came in as expected and a services industry gauge rose to a 12-year high. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares edge up slightly after strong U.S. data
Asian shares were a tad firmer on Thursday, taking their cues from strong U.S. data although holiday-thinned trade and uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the U.S. economy are likely to keep investors cautious. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. budget deficit could obstruct Trump's tax cut plan
The U.S. budget deficit is proving to be a major obstacle to the tax reform plan being offered by President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans, with one leading Senate hawk saying a week after the plan was introduced that any enlarging of the fiscal gap could kill his support. [more...]
Reuters: Oil stable on expectations of extended output cut, but U.S. crude exports drag
Oil prices were stable on Thursday on expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia would extend production cuts, although record U.S. exports and the return of supply from a Libyan oilfield dragged on the market. [more...]
CNBC: Russia's energy minister says compliance for OPEC production cut is 'almost 100 percent'
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has basically fully implemented an oil production cut, Russia Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC. [more...]
CNBC: Asia mixed in afternoon trade — Australian retail sales record unexpected fall
Asia traded mixed on Thursday, with some Australian retailers faltering after lower-than-expected sales data showed consumers Down Under were cutting back. [more...]
CNBC: Russia denies that energy deals with Saudi Arabia are a threat to the US
The chief executive of Russia's sovereign wealth fund has denied that forming closer energy ties with Saudi Arabia is about politically sidelining Washington. [more...]
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