The Daily Debt Rattle

Submitted by Raúl Ilargi Meijer  –  The Automatic Earth

• Slowing Productivity Fast Becoming A Global Problem (Lebowitz)
• Dow, S&P Off To Worst Four-Day Jan Start Ever As China Fears Grow (Reuters)
• US Stock Markets Continue Plunge (Guardian)
• China Has Not One Insolvable Problem, But Many Of Them (Mish)
• Capital Flight Pushes China To The Brink Of Devaluation (AEP)
• China Stocks Rebound as State Funds Said to Buy Equities (BBG)
• China’s Yuan Fixing Calms Markets as Asian Stocks Rally With Oil (BBG)
• The Decline Of The Yuan Destroys Belief In Central Banking (Napier)
• One Big Market Casualty: China Regulators’ Reputation (CNBC)
• China Orders Banks To Limit Dollar Buying This Month To Stem Outflows (CNBC)
• Yuan Depreciation Risks Competitive Devaluation Cycle (Reuters)
• China’s Forex Reserves Post Biggest Monthly Drop On Record (Xinhua)
• China’s Stock Market Is Hardly Free With Circuit Breakers Gone (BBG)
• Iran Severs All Commercial Ties With Saudi Arabia (Reuters)
• Saudi Arabia Considers IPO For World’s Biggest Energy Company Aramco (Guardian)
• VW Weighs Buyback of Tens of Thousands of Cars in Talks With US (BBG)
• Human Impact Has Pushed Earth Into The Anthropocene (Guardian)
• Europe’s Economy Faces Confidence Test as Borderless Ideal Fades (BBG)
• Turkey Does Nothing To Halt Refugee Flows, Says Greece (Kath.)