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Hong Kong In Recession Amid Protests and U.S.-China Trade Stalemate

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5:14 a.m. Today - By Clive McKeef
U.S. stock market at record but farm bankruptcies at highest since 2011 Squeeze on farmers underscores the toll the trade war has taken on a critical Trump constituency ahead of the 2020 electionsWhile the U.S. stock market is soaring to new records, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting 28,000 on Friday, farmers are having trouble paying their bills in the heart of America’s agricultural sector.
9:59 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
It’s great the stock market is setting records, but it’s not because the economy is great Consumer spending, business production slow ahead of holidaysStocks on Wall Street have soared to fresh record highs, but it’s not because the economy is flashing a big thumbs-up sign. Far from it.
8:30 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Kissinger says failure to mend U.S.-China trade relations would be ‘worse than the world wars that ruined European civilization’ Lack of a U.S. - China deal could lead to a ‘catastrophic outcome’Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State and national-security adviser under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, had dire warnings about the inability of the U.S. and China to resolve their differences on international trade.
8:29 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. budget deficit jumps 34% in October, gap set to top $1 trillion in 2020 U.S. budget deficit rises to $134.5 billion in first month of fiscal 2020The federal government’s budget deficit in October rose 34% from a year earlier to $134.5 billion, putting the U.S. on course to top the $1 trillion mark in fiscal 2020 for the first time in eight years.
8:22 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By William Watts
How China is ‘reshuffling the cards’ by promoting the yuan as a global currency Yuan creating a ‘challenging source’ of uncertainty: Société GénéraleThe emergence of the yuan in trade-weighted currency baskets is shaking up the traditional drivers of the foreign exchange market, says Société Générale.
8:12 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
These are the world’s best gifts to give, according to science, and people are willing to pay nearly twice as much for plant-based milk Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance storiesTuesday’s top personal finance stories
7:54 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
With Dow, S&P 500 at record highs, investors are ignoring a ‘material deterioration’ in the global economy ‘The economy isn’t falling off a cliff,’ but it’s not about to rebound, eitherNeither corporate profits nor economic data have yet to corroborate the ongoing rally and rotation in U.S. stocks, so the market may be getting ahead of itself and be due for a pullback, analysts and investors told MarketWatch.
7:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The big worries facing stock investors in 2020, according to Citi’s top equity strategistIn our call of the day, MarketWatch speaks to Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, who lays out his big concerns for stock markets in 2020.
6:39 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
Trump didn’t transform the economy — it’s mostly the same as it was under Obama But the current president has used a lot of money from the Treasury as stimulusBut the current president has used a lot of money from the Treasury as stimulus.
4:32 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Three charts, one bear: here’s a second opinion on markets and the economy Here are some economic data points you may not be as familiar with A long-time Wall Street analyst who often sees the economic picture as a glass-half-full story has a compelling story to tell about what’s going on now.
3:01 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Here are 5 things to know about the surge in Fed mortgage bond buying Fed’s goal is to eventually shed its MBS holdingsThe Federal Reserve is back to buying billions worth of mortgage bonds each month, but here’s why that doesn’t mean the central bank is stockpiling more of this type of debt on is balance sheet.
11:44 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
U.S. stocks climb to fresh records on revived hope for U.S. - China trade deal Dow hits 28,000 for first time U.S. stocks closed at fresh record highs on Friday on revived hopes for a U.S. - China trade deal despite mixed economic data.
11:36 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year, 30-year Treasury yield logs biggest weekly drop in one and a half monthsU.S. Treasury yields rise Friday, trimming their week long decline, after an official from the White House suggested negotiations for the phase one trade deal was nearing an end.
10:29 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Modern Monetary Theory carries ‘grain of truth’ and that’s why it's dangerous, says former Treasury official Nathan Sheets says the U.S. can run higher budget deficits than thoughtNathan Sheets, PGIM’s chief economist, says the U.S. could run larger deficits, but it was unclear when its fiscal profligacy come back to bite the Treasury market.
9:33 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Silvia Martelli
Tech giants Google, Amazon and Facebook accused of posing threat to small business ‘Big Tech’ faces growing Congress scrutiny over online dominance Tech giants Amazon, Google and Facebook are facing increasing scrutiny from Congress over their online dominance and potential to threaten the thousands of small businesses that compete with them.
9:02 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Brainard calls for ‘heightened vigilance’ on financial stability Comment comes as central bank releases latest report on financial system vulnerabilitiesFed Governor Lael Brainard on Friday called for ‘heightened vigilance’ of the financial sector, as the central bank released its latest financial stability report.
7:11 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
This forecast predicts barely any growth in U.S. stocks next year — and a big drop if there’s a recession Critical information for the U.S. trading dayFinancial markets are overvalued, according to an Oxford Economics forecast, so don’t expect much in the way of gains for stocks even if a recession is avoided.
6:17 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Import prices fall again in October. No inflation entering the U.S. from abroad U.S. import prices have declined 3% in the past 12 monthsThe cost of goods imported into the U.S. fell sharply in October, reflecting declines in a broad array of goods such as petroleum, food, drinks and consumer electronics entering from China. The import price index sank 0.5% last month.
6:10 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
NY Empire State factory index sluggish for sixth straight month in November Empire State index little changed at 2.9 from 4.0 in OctoberFactory activity in the New York region was sluggish for the sixth straight month, according to the Empire State manufacturing survey released by the New York Fed on Friday.
6:00 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. industrial output falls by most in 17 months in October U.S. industrial output falls 0.8% and 0.5% ex-autos and partsIndustrial output fell 0.8% in October, pushed lower by the GM strike, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
5:43 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales rebound, but consumers tighten the reins before the holiday season U.S. retail sales climb 0.3% in October after September declineSales at gas stations, car dealers and internet stores such as Amazon rose in October, but most other retailers posted weak results just before the start of the holiday shopping season. Retail sales increased 0.3% last month.
5:06 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. business inventories flat in September, reflect weakening trendWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Business inventories in the U.S. were flat in September following a decline in August, the Commerce Department said Friday. Sales fell 0.2% in the month. The ratio of inventories to sales, meanwhile, was unchanged at 1.40. That's how many months it would take to sell all the inventory on hand. One year ago, the inventory-to-sales ratio was lower at 1.36. Flat or declining inventories are neutral or subtract from gross domestic product and usually are a sign of a weaker economy. The level of inventories in August was revised down slightly to show a 0.1% decline.
1:03 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Should I tip 20% in a restaurant even if I believe the service is mediocre? and your hardwood floor may have been harvested illegally Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance storiesThursday’s top personal finance stories
11:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields extend slide as investors confront renewed trade and economic concerns Doubt around a U.S.-China trade deal have spurred fresh bond-buying this weekU.S. Treasury yields slip Thursday as investors eye weakening economic data in Asia, along with geopolitical jitters and uncertainty around a phase one trade deal.
9:41 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Bullard says sharper-than-expected economic slowdown is ‘key risk’ Appropriate for Fed to pause to see how economy develops, St. Louis Fed President saysSt Louis Fed President James Bullard said Thursday that the key risk facing the economy is that the slowdown may be sharper than expected.
6:21 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
German economy flatlines leaving government paralyzed Berlin government unresponsive after string of bad economic newsThe serious question about the German economy was never whether or not it entered into “technical recession” in the third quarter (the data is out: It didn’t!) but what conclusions the government of chancellor Angela Merkel will draw from the country’s current and persisting slump. And yet again, it looks like markets might have to wait a bit longer for an answer.
6:00 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell: Weakness in manufacturing not spilling over into broader economy Recession probability is not elevated, Fed chairman saysFed Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that weakness in manufacturing has not spilled over into the broader economy.
5:08 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. jobless claims jump to nearly 5-month high of 225,000 Spike in applications for jobless benefits might not be long lasting The number of people who applied for jobless benefits last week shot up to a nearly five-month high, but the surprising spike likely stemmed from seasonal quirks just ahead of the holiday season instead of a pronounced increase in layoffs. Initial jobless claims rose by 14,000 to 225,000.
5:02 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. wholesale prices get gasoline bump in October, PPI shows, but inflation still tame Producer price index rises 0.4% mostly due to higher cost of gas The wholesale cost of U.S. goods and services posted the sharpest increase in October in six months, but aside from higher gas prices, there was little inflation to be found. The producer price index rose 0.4% last month.
12:22 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and ‘worst of all worlds’ German economic dataEuropean stocks slipped on Thursday on concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks as data showed a stagnating economy in Germany.
4:02 p.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Chao Deng
Trade talks hung up over China’s commitment to U.S. ag purchases China reportedly wary of putting an exact number in agreementTrade talks between the U.S. and China have hit a snag over farm purchases, as officials seek to lock down the limited trade deal President Trump outlined last month.
1:49 p.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Trump impeachment inquiry and a brutal 2020 election could further stoke ‘toxic’ workplaces, HR experts warn, and here’s one more reason to delete Facebook Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance storiesWednesday’s top personal finance stories
11:15 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield slips below key 1.90% level as trade jitters spark bond rally WSJ reports that trade deal hits snag over farm purchasesU.S. Treasury yields pull back on Wednesday as uncertainty on how a phase one trade deal will shape up drives investors to take shelter in government paper.
10:13 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures end higher to recoup most of their losses from back-to-back declines Oil demand seen waning after 2025, IEA saysOil futures end higher on Wednesday, with prices recouping most of the losses they suffered over the past two trading sessions.
9:38 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Powell says interest rates will be on hold absent a material deterioration in economy Central bank chief says baseline outlook for economy ‘remains favorable’ but there are risksFed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that interest rates are on hold absent a material deterioration of the economy.
9:24 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By William Watts
Why stock-market bulls banking on a weaker U.S. dollar could be disappointedInvestors are pining for a top in the U.S. dollar, with some predicating calls for further stock market gains partly on expectations for a weaker U.S. currency. Dollar bulls say don’t count on a weaker currency.
6:02 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Powell speech may deliver a major gut check to stock market at records after Trump Trump says Beijing is ‘dying to make a deal’ as he makes a highly anticipated speech at the Economic Club of New York The Dow Jones Industrial Average is fresh off ringing up its ninth all-time high of 2019 but further records for the market may hinge on a series of speeches by arguably the most important catalysts for the stock market.
4:58 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
Why investors may feel the Deutsche Bank chairman has to go U.S. private equity meets German-style corporate governance, and frictions occur.
2:52 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why inflation no longer drives the bond-market U.S. consumer price index due on WednesdayDon’t expect the inflation bugaboo to scare away the bond-market bulls, say some market participants
11:36 a.m. Nov. 12, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields end flat after Trump rehashes Fed spat in speech, but offers few details on China trade talks 10-year Treasury yield stands near three-month highU.S. Treasury yields ended mostly flat Tuesday after a speech by President Donald Trump in New York rehashed his disapproval of the Federal Reserve’s measured approach to interest rate cuts, but disappointed in terms of offering concrete details on the state of trade discussions
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