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Bloomberg: Stocks Fall as Rally Loses Steam; U.S. Yields Dip: Markets Wrap
The stellar run for equities that ushered in the new year showed signs of waning in Asia on Thursday as the yen remained near a six-week high and traders dialed back their appetite for risky assets amid a jump in government bond yields. [more...]
Bloomberg: Cryptocurrencies Retreat Amid South Korea Clampdown Concerns
Bitcoin slumped as South Korea’s justice ministry reiterated a proposed ban on cryptocurrency venues, fueling concern that a government crackdown will erode one of the world’s biggest sources of demand for digital currencies. [more...]
Bloomberg: Euro Bulls Have Bigger Things to Worry About Than Italy’s Election
The upcoming Italian elections have been a constant concern to euro bulls since last summer. However, they may need to look elsewhere for their biggest worry, still of Italian origin: Mario Draghi. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Can Drop 50% and China Miners Will Still Make Money
Bitcoin mining is so profitable in China that the cryptocurrency could fall by half and miners would still make money, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. [more...]
Bloomberg: Risks and Rewards: An Investors’ Guide to Asia Markets in 2018
Asia was the place to be for emerging-market investors in 2017, but a slew of issues and events risk standing in the way of the region repeating that world-beating performance. [more...]
Reuters: Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps
The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China’s regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying possibly wrong. [more...]
Reuters: Dollar up vs. yen as concerns ease over China U.S. bond stance
The dollar edged higher against the yen on Thursday after comments by China’s foreign exchange regulator eased concerns that China may reduce its buying of U.S. government bonds. [more...]
CNBC: Bitcoin falls as one of the world's biggest cryptocurrency markets readies a bill to ban trading
South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday that a bill is being prepared to ban all cryptocurrency trading in the country.
That news is a major development for the cryptocurrency space, as South Korea is one of the biggest markets for major coins like bitcoin and ethereum. [more...]
CNBC: We need balanced oil markets but 'we're not there yet,' UAE oil minister says
Oil markets still have not completely balanced supply against demand just yet, United Arab Emirates' (UAE) energy and industry minister said Thursday. [more...]
CNBC: China just reminded the United States that Beijing is its banker
U.S. bonds sold off on Wednesday — and that may have been the point. Markets took a hit following a Bloomberg News report that cited unnamed Beijing officials as saying that China, the largest holder of U.S. Treasurys, could slow or even halt its purchases of that debt. [more...]
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