Frontrunning: January 31

  • Lonely Analyst Warns of 2015 Bank Crisis Amid `Upbeat' Davos (Bloomberg)
  • Wall Street's Collapse to Be Mystery Forever (Bloomberg)
  • Egypt and Tunisia usher in the new era of global food revolutions (Evans-Pritchard)
  • Central Bank Raises Priority of Price Controls (Xinhua)
  • Brazil and China Trade Tensions Set to Rise (FT)
  • United, Delta Profit at Risk From `Silent Killer' in Fuel Hedges (Bloomberg)
  • Home Prices Sink Further (WSJ)
  • Obama to Send Congress Multitrillion-Dollar Budget Likely to Show Cutbacks (Bloomberg)
  • US Pushes for Calm Transition in Egypt (FT)
  • Europe Summit to Focus on Funds (WSJ)
  • RBA May Keep Rate Unchanged to Gauge Flooding Damage (Bloomberg)
  • Traders Laying Groundwork For New Type Of Credit Derivative (WSJ)
  • Canada Bears Tripling Bets as Carney Says Loonie Too Strong for Exporters (Bloomberg)
  • Getting active: Icahn defends his role as an investor (Post)
  • The Daily LOL: A Cross of Rubber (NYT)

European economic data:

  • Germany Retail Sales -0.3% m/m -1.3% y/y – lower than expected.Consensus 2.0% m/m +1.1% y/y. Previous -2.4% m/m 2.0% y/y.
  • Eurozone CPI Estimate 2.4% y/y– higher than expected.Consensus 2.3% y/y. Previous 2.2% y/y.


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