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Bloomberg: Bond Yields Set for Weekly Advance, Euro Declines: Markets Wrap
Benchmark bond yields are headed for the biggest weekly advance since September as investors contemplate prospects for continued economic growth and reduced central bank stimulus. [more...]
Bloomberg: Goldman Is Setting Up a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is setting up a trading desk to make markets in digital currencies such as bitcoin, according to people with knowledge of the strategy. The bank aims to get the business running by the end of June, if not earlier, two of the people said. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Tumbles Below $13,000 as Investors Face ‘Reality Check'
Bitcoin sank as much as 21 percent on Friday, extending its loss from its intraday high this month toward 40 percent. The digital currency dropped to as low as $12,191.80 before trading at $12,601.75 as of 3:29 p.m. in Hong Kong. Bitcoin, which is down 38 percent from its peak of $19,511, is still up more than 1,100 percent this year. [more...]
Bloomberg: World’s Most Important Oil Benchmark Feels Strain of Pipe Crack
When a vital North Sea oil pipeline cracked earlier this month, it did more than halt the flow of barrels: it stress tested the world’s most important physical crude-price benchmark for producers, traders and consumers. [more...]
Bloomberg: New Zealand Faces Threats From Within as Growth Slows Into 2018
For a small economy whose fortunes often rise and fall on the global tide, New Zealand’s biggest threats in 2018 may come from within. [more...]
Reuters: Oil drops from two-and-a-half year highs as rising U.S. output drags on market
Oil prices on Friday dipped away from some of its highest levels since 2015, weighed down by rising U.S. output and the expected January re-opening of the Forties pipeline in the North Sea. [more...]
Reuters: Catalan vote dents euro, upbeat U.S. data lifts stocks
The euro dipped on Friday after Catalan separatists wanting to break away from Spain won a regional election, while Asian stocks edged up on new data pointing to steady growth in the U.S. economy. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin is the 'gateway drug' to cryptomania, and analyst Nick Colas sees no end in sight
Wall Street's first analyst to cover bitcoin never thought it would reach such a fever pitch. [more...]
CNBC: Eric Schmidt is stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet
Eric Schmidt will be stepping down as the executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors and transitioning to technical advisor, the company announced. He will continue to serve on the company's board. [more...]
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