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Bloomberg: Asia Stocks Are Mixed as Euro Gains, Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks are set to end the week on diverging paths as Japanese shares declined, while those in Hong Kong extended a record winning streak. Volatility in the Treasuries market subsided and the euro extended its advance. [more...]
Bloomberg: Bitcoin Crackdown Has China Stocks Playing Down Crypto Links
At least a dozen Chinese listed companies have issued statements this week playing down links to blockchain technology amid signs regulators are trying to limit the kind of speculative surges seen in other markets. [more...]
Bloomberg: Italian Employment is Booming, but the Catch Is Temporary Jobs
Italy’s employers are increasingly relying on temporary workers, taking the shine off positive labor numbers and leaving a weak spot in the economic recovery. [more...]
Bloomberg: Booming Global Trade Helped China Exports Surge Last Year
China’s exports rose in December, capping a year of stronger trade growth buoyed by a robust global economy. [more...]
Bloomberg: FX Options Traders Get Wake-Up Call From Central-Bank Signals
The currency world showed signs of emerging from its low-volatility stupor this week after the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank surprised traders with messages on their bond-buying policy that fueled rallies in the euro and yen. [more...]
Bloomberg: A Prime Number Could Be the Answer to Bitcoin’s Power Problem
Methods used by computers programmed to run a 350-year-old equation may also offer answers to bitcoin’s out-sized demand for electricity. [more...]
Reuters: Investors green-light infrastructure trade, but expect road bumps
The stocks are set to be in focus in the coming weeks as President Donald Trump seeks legislation geared at overhauling the country’s aging roads, bridges and other infrastructure, fresh off passage of a tax reform bill by his Republican party. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB
Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and higher oil prices while the euro edged up as the European Central Bank signaled an end to its massive stimulus. [more...]
Reuters: Oil slips away from 2014 highs, though overall 2018 outlook remains firm
Oil prices on Friday slipped away from December-2014 highs reached the previous day. [more...]
CNBC: Trump says his London trip is off because he doesn't like the embassy building
President Donald Trump canceled a trip to the new U.S. embassy in London, claiming that it was because he's "not a fan" of the building. The move allows Trump to sidestep widespread protests that were planned for him. [more...]
CNBC: South Korea is talking down the idea a cryptocurrency trading ban is imminent
South Korea's finance minister on Friday said that relevant officials need to hold more consultations over the justice ministry's plan to ban cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. [more...]
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