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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Policy-Makers Will Save Stock Market At All Costs, & More

 Who knows what will trigger Fed intervention; that information is asymmetric, i.e. only known to Fed insiders.
Correspondent Bart D. recently speculated that the U.S. stock market was now "too big to fail," that is, that it was too integral to the global financial system and economy to be allowed to fail, i.e. decline 40+% as in previous bubble bursts.
he U.S. stock market is integral to the global financial system in two ways.Now that investment banks, pension funds, insurers and multitudes of 401K retirement plans are dependent on current equity valuations, a crash would impair virtually the entire spectrum of finance from hedge funds to banks to insurers to pension plans.
A decimation of these sectors would impact the U.S. economy and thus the global economy very negatively.

Asean's biggest companies tempt fate with sixfold debt jump since '98 crisis

Total obligations at Wilmar, which grows oil palms, doubled to US$22.4 billion since 2010, while net debt rose 20 per cent. The jump was partly due to its expansion into the sugar industry, the company said by e-mail on Aug 28, adding that revenue rose ...

 China's Bond-Rating Firms Dole Out Downgrades

“Many corporates' profitability and debt payment ability are definitely hurt,” he ... Still, Sinosteel's two billion yuan ($313 million) domestic bond has held up well.

NPC adopts new measures as local debt problem looms large

29 the State Council's proposal to cap outstanding local debt at 16 trillion (US$2.5 trillion) in 2015, leaving 1 trillionyuan (US$157 billion) for new debt to be ...

REFILE-Fitch warns of downgrade risk in Malaysia's rating outlook

The current account surplus has shrunk from a peak in 2008 to 7.6 billion ringgit in the second quarter this year, down from 10 billion in the previous quarter.

Brazilian Real Falls to 12-Year Low as 

Deficit Projected in 2016

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... have lower immediate social costs but could lead to another credit downgrade. ... response to questions from Bloomberg that growth, fiscal and debt dynamics ...

U.S. Stocks Suffer 3rd-Worst Drop Of Year On Weak China Data

Analyst sees little relief for market other than technical support

U.S. stocks suffered their third-worst loss of the year on Tuesday as part of a global rout sparked by a new round of weak Chinese economic data.
China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to a three-year low, triggering a wide selloff in stocks across Asia and Europe that then spread to the U.S.
The S&P 500 SPX, -2.96%  sank 58.33 points, or 3%, to 1,913, with all of its 10 sectors in the red. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.84%  lost 469.68 points, or 2.8%, to 16,058.35. All 30 of its components closed lower.
The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -2.94%  slumped 140.40 points, or 2.9%, to 4,636.10, falling into negative territory for the year.
Tuesday marked the third-biggest daily drop of the year for the S&P 500 and the Dow, while for the Nasdaq, it is the third worst by percentage decline.
“The market is being driven by emotion,” said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth LLC.

Disappointing Chinese manufacturing data weigh on global stock markets on Tuesday.

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