Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Evening Links

[Bloomberg] Crude Oil Rally Pushes S&P 500 Index to Fourth Weekly Advance

[Bloomberg] Hedge Funds Boost Bets on Yen Strength to Highest Since 2008

[NYT, Morgenson] Stock Buyback Plans, Seen as Shareholder Boon, Can Backfire

[Reuters] Fukushima's ground zero: No place for man or robot

Friday's News Links

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rally, Euro Weakens as ECB Plans Reassessed; Crude Gains

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Rally With Oil, Metals as Yuan Gains on PBOC Fixing

[Reuters] ECB defends 'Super Mario' after investor backlash

[Reuters] Euro bears get sore heads as ECB sparks surprise rally

[Bloomberg] China’s February New Credit Plunged From Prior Month Record

[Bloomberg] Oil Crash Risks $19 Billion Wave of Junk Debt Defaults

[NYT] For Hedge Funds, Start of 2016 Offers Little Relief From 2015

[Bloomberg] CoCo Turmoil Forces Europe to Act on Surprise Coupon Loss

[Reuters] It's payback time for emerging markets' $1.6 trillion debt

[Bloomberg] Arrest Warrant Sought for Lula and His Protege's Back in Trouble

[Reuters] Central Bank bonanza from Washington to Tokyo

[WSJ] What Crisis? Big Ratings Firms Stronger Than Ever

[NYT] For China Banks, Swapping Stock for Debt Is a Stopgap With Pitfalls

[Reuters] Investors risk appetite grows for stock, junk funds -Lipper

[CNBC] U.S. watches as Fukushima continues to leak radiation

[Reuters] China to start civilian flights from disputed South China Sea island