Here’s a list of things Reynard read over night.
- Evidence suggests central banks can use monetary policy tools to restrain credit growth without crushing the economy – The Economist. So why’s the RBA sitting on its hands?
- Rio and the $115bn capital return – FT Alphaville
- Andy Xie: Strong Dollar Could Cause Next Global Financial Crisis – MoneyNews.com
- A physical vs forward commodity market disconnect –FT Alphaville
- Marc Faber: Stocks Are Set for a Possible Repeat of 1987 – Yahoo Finance
- Fed Presidents Ask For Money Market Fund Restrictions – bostonfed.org
- G7 seeks to diffuse currency tensions – Financial Times
- Why a ‘soft landing’ for housing could still hurt the Canadian economy – The Globe & Mail
- Your New Landlord Works on Wall Street – New Republic
- Why Do People Leave California for Texas? – Trulia Trends. Umm, lower housing costs and jobs.
- U.S. January budget surplus $3 billion: Treasury – MarketWatch
- Total federal spending: Federal spending under Obama. – Slate
- What chance a direct shot from the ECB? – FT Alphaville
- Italian Election Campaign Foreshadows Return to Politics as Usual – Der Spiegel
- Chief Greek Statistician Charged for Revealing True Size of Debt – Der Spiegel
- U.K. Inflation Stays at 2.7% as Price Pressures Mount: Economy – Bloomberg
- Big shifts ahead in Chinese energy consumption – FT Alphaville
- A promise not to go to war – FT Alphaville
- China’s mounting debt crisis turns another bull into a bear – Financial Times
- China’s banks channeled RMB 1 trillion thru brokerages last year to hide lending – Caixin
- Failure of trusts sends ripples through China’s financial industry – Caixin
- China reacts to North Korean nuke test – Wall Street Journal
- Japan’s economic minister wants Nikkei to surge 17% to 13,000 by March – japantimes.co.jp
- Don’t Be Afraid of China – Bloomberg
- Why hasn’t the minerals resources rent tax produced significant revenue? – The Conversation
- Japan’s retail investors cool to Australia – Financial Times
- Local banks may cut rates independent of RBA – The AFR
- RMBS market rebound may free rates from RBA – The AFR. No, RBA looks at end-user borrowing costs, not OCR.
- RMBS revival may be game-changer – The AFR. Yes, expect credit standards to slip.
- Super limits drives investors to negative gearing – The AFR. So why not close that loop hole?
- Melbourne – a two-tier city – The Age
- No mining tax for big miners until their $1.7b arsenal of tax credits is all used up – The Age
- Gillard slayed over mining tax – The Age
- Miners, greens step-up tax row – The Age
- Our robot future – Abnormal Returns
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