from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Top Markets Stories of 2015

December 22, 2015

It’s been an interesting year, and the volatility we saw strikes some as a harbinger, with more divergence in monetary policy and the long-anticipated beginning of a Fed tightening cycle careening into the collapse of oil, setting up for an eventful 2016. For now, though, here’s a look at the top 10 stories in the markets over the past year:

from MacroScope:

UK bank stress tests do not clear fog over China risk

December 22, 2015

British banks survived the Bank of England’s 2015 stress tests largely unscathed, but the assessment published earlier this month also underscored the vulnerability of the UK banking system to China.

from MacroScope:

Prospects still slim for major global economic pickup

December 22, 2015

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The world economy may be set for another year like 2015, with modest growth in developed economies offsetting persistent weakness elsewhere but generating very little inflation and keeping interest rates low.

from Breakingviews:

China will stop ignoring Facebook’s friend request

December 22, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

U.S., Chinese unicorns will bolt in opposite ways

December 21, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

Is the risk of nuclear war rising?

December 20, 2015

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha April 19, 2012. India test-fired the long range missile capable of reaching deep into China and Europe on Thursday, thrusting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear weapons capabilities. A scientist at the launch site said the launch was successful, minutes after television images showed the rocket with a range of more than 5,000 km (3,100 miles) blasting through clouds from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. REUTERS/Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation/DRDO/Handout (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR30XD1

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation/Handout

from Breakingviews:

Qihoo gets its $9 bln buyout, against the odds

December 18, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. 

from Breakingviews:

China’s catch-all financial slogan: Belt and Road

December 18, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Global economy depends on more than India in 2016

December 17, 2015

By Peter Thal Larsen and Robyn Mak

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from The Great Debate:

Why China, a geopolitical teenager, is finally growing up

December 16, 2015

A woman walks past corrugated iron fencing at a Chinese construction site in Kenya's capital Nairobi September 2, 2015. Picture taken September 2, 2015. To match CHINA-AFRICA/ REUTERS/Noor Khamis - RTX1WHJ6

A woman walks past corrugated iron fencing at a Chinese construction site in Kenya's capital Nairobi September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis