Finance

China Is Said to Start New Round of Checks on P2P…

Aug.19 -- China has started a new round of checks on thousands of peer-to-peer lending sites, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News, as authorities continue their efforts to clean up the industry. Bloomberg's Sam Mamudi reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

Asia Central Banks Not Done Tightening Completely…

Aug.20 -- Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, talks about central bank polices in the U.S. and in emerging markets. He speaks with Yvonne Man and Ramy Inocencio on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Asia Stocks Priced in Certain Amount of…

Aug.20 -- Timothy Moe, chief Asia Pacific strategist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., talks about regional stock markets. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haidi Stroud-Watts on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

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Fourth quarter looking good for small, independent retailers

The latest retail sales report from the government augurs well for small and independent retailers for the fourth quarter with one possible snag: the impact of trade tariffs

Australia's Turnbull Survives Leadership Vote

Aug.20 -- Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership vote as he faced down critics within his own party dismayed by the government’s slumping poll ratings. Bloomberg's Haidi Stroud-Watts reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."

Tesla Stock in Focus After Wrapping Up Worst Week…

Aug.19 -- Tesla plunged Friday, capping its worst week since 2016 after the New York Times reported Elon Musk frequently teared up in an interview as he discussed the personal strain of leading the electric-car maker, and also detailed his frequent use of a sleep-aid drug. Bloomberg's Su Keenan reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."

What Investors Want to Hear From Powell at…

Aug.20 -- Jason Brady, Thornburg Investment Management president and chief executive officer, discusses the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy with Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio and Yvonne Man on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

'Good Bargains" in Asia Ex-Japan Stocks, UBS…

Aug.19 -- Kelvin Tay, chief investment officer for Asia at UBS Wealth Management, talks about the trade spat between the U.S. and China, and the implications for financial markets. He speaks with Yvonne Man and Ramy Inocencio on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Trump May Create Problem for Powell, TS Lombard's…

Aug.20 -- President Donald Trump said he expected Jerome Powell to be a cheap-money Fed chairman and lamented to Republican donors at a fundraiser his nominee instead had raised interest rates, according to three people present. Steve Blitz, chief U.S. economist at TS Lombard, weighs in on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."

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Economists Warn Trump's Tariffs Are Unfavorable…

Aug.20 -- A survey of business economists showed that 91 percent of respondents said that President Donald Trump's tariffs were having "unfavorable consequential impacts" on the U.S. economy. Bloomberg's Matt Boesler reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

Thailand’s Economy Grows More Than Forecast

Aug.20 -- Thailand’s economy grew more than forecast in the second quarter, underpinned by solid export and investment gains. Gross domestic product rose 4.6 percent from a year ago, the National Economic and Social Development Board said. Bloomberg's Michelle Jamrisko reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

Still Quite Positive on Thai Baht, Mizuho's Chang…

Aug.19 -- Wei Liang Chang, a foreign-exchange strategist at Mizuho Bank, talks about economies, monetary policies and currencies of Thailand and Indonesia. He speaks with Haidi Lun on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

Big Questions on Global Growth Hang Over Jackson…

Aug.19 -- Leaders of global central banks will gather this week for the Federal Reserve’s annual policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With Fed Chairman Jerome Powell set to deliver a Friday morning speech, investors will be looking for clarity on a host of issues, ranging from the likely path of interest rates and balance sheet policy, to Powell’s take on emerging-market turmoil. Bloomberg's Enda Curran reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

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U.S. Tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese Goods to…

Aug.19 -- U.S. is set to imposed tariffs on a further $16 billion on Chinese goods on Aug. 23, and China has promised to respond in kind. Still, Chinese and U.S. official are set to meet in Washington this week for talks. Separately, A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping company, says the U.S. economy will be hit many times harder than the rest of the world by an escalating global trade war. Bloomberg's Ros Krasny reports.