Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Post Gains Before Trump Speech to Congress: Markets Wrap

[CNBC] Citi sees a 20% chance of Le Pen winning which could 're-ignite a fully-fledged sovereign debt crisis'

[Reuters] Bundesbank braces for QE losses after lowest profit in decade

[Reuters] Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

[Bloomberg] Americans Haven't Been This Optimistic About the Job Market in Over 30 Years

[Reuters] If Trump imposes punitive tariffs, Europe must counter them: Merkel ally

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Sell Off as Gold Rises Before Trump Speech: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

[Reuters] China says no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage

[Bloomberg] Mnuchin Tells Carney to Expect America-First Push on Regulation

[Bloomberg] The Trump Team's Evolving Currency-Market Rhetoric: A Timeline

[Politico] Trump’s ‘big fat bubble’ trouble in the stock market

[Reuters] Exclusive: Trump says Republican border tax could boost U.S. jobs

[Bloomberg] J.C. Penney to Shut as Many as 140 Stores as Industry Slumps

[Bloomberg] China's New Banking Regulator Chief Faces Daunting Challenges

[Bloomberg] China Said to Name Reformer Guo as Head of Banking Regulator

[Reuters] China steams past U.S., France to be Germany's biggest trading partner

[Bloomberg] Canadian Inflation Surges to 2.1% in January on High Gas Prices

[NYT] The Big Question for the U.S. Economy: How Much Room Is There to Grow?

[NYT] China Names Guo Shuqing, a Rapid-Fire Regulator, to Oversee Troubled Banks

[WSJ] Fed Isn’t Ready to Cut Balance Sheet Yet

[WSJ] Trump Team Broadens Search for Fed Regulatory Post

[FT] Germany and Italy back Brussels on Brexit