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has a massive trade surplus with germany, and the germans paid far less than they should for nato. the president promised " this will change." over the weekend, angela merkel said transatlantic ties are to some extent over. is telling australia not to -- despite president trump. john mccain: we need your help now more than ever. we americans are counting on australia and our allies to stick with us, to encourage us true to who we are at our best, and remind us always just how much is at stake. mccain also says australia is not alone in questioning whether america is committed to upholding peace and justice around the world, and he also questioned the decision to withdraw from the transpacific partnership. -- a stabbing
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julia: live from bloomberg's world" is in new york, i'm julia chatterley. scarlet: i am scarlet fu. joe: and i am joe weisenthal. we are 30 minutes away from the close of trading in the u.s.. julia: investors returned from a three-day weekend. the s&p 500 snapping a seven-day winning streak. joe: the question is, "what'd you miss?" scarlet: energy shares leading the selloff -- not really selloff --retreat. how about that? tech shares leading them the upside with amazon hitting $1000. cash president -- president trump ratcheting up a dispute with angela merkel that threatens to undermine relations. elections with a u.k., italy, and germany will. -- presidentazil
michel temer says they will get to 2018 with a house in order. speaking at an event, he also said the government cannot and should not abandon its agenda and there is no plan b for fiscal reform. we will speak with alberto ramos of goldman sachs. now let's take a look at where the major averages and as we head toward the close. bloomberg's abigail doolittle is standing by. abigail doolittle: it is shaping up to be a relatively quiet trading day for the major averages -- the dow, s&p 500, and the nasdaq down so slightly, as you mentioned, snapping right now a seven-day when history, but if they happen to turn fractionally higher, we can see the s&p 500 up for its eighth day in a row, and the longest such streak since 2014. we will take you back to the bloomberg, a great way to see what is happening sector wise. not surprising with the s&p 500
down ever so slightly, we see a mix between green and red. up top, telecom, consumer technology, and consumer discretionary trading higher. slightly. on the bottom, energy, down more than 1%. when we look at what is happening -- oil was down on the day. it is still down on the day, well off the lows earlier. this has served as a drag for some of the enp name spirit we see losses for devon energy, range resources. a bloomberg intelligence energy analyst says these names seem to be on the far side of the beta web. it is interesting to see the divergence. it is a continuing theme. mike at seaport global securities seems to think we will see a bounceback for the energy sector, not today, but maybe in the weeks ahead.
let's look at the winners -- first, verizon/at&t getting a boost from craig moffett, upgrading the sector and upgrading at&t from a neutral .ell -- to a sell joseph moore has picked up giving on prices, a a lift. nvidi let's look at a long-term chart of amazon. today, amazonries did hit $1000 a share. not there right now. less than five dollars away. this is a chart of amazon on the -- back to its ipo in may 15 on may 15, 1997. it is up nearly 1000%. in thebad for investors e-commerce giant seeming to take over in many ways right now. joe: that is an incredible chart. "what'd you miss?"
let's get the latest on the increasingly tenuous relationship between president donald trump and u.s. allies in europe. kevin cirilli is washington -- bloomberg's chief washington correspondent. president trump returning after his trip overseas. how is the white house feeling about his trip, and what is the reaction in d.c. to all the things that happened? kevin cirilli: the president is continuing his beef with german chancellor angela merkel, but behind the scenes the white house is preparing for a shakeup of sorts. the deputy communications director having resigned earlier today, and sean spicer giving his press briefings. the main headlines out of the briefings is essentially they feel they will be able to continue to move forward. they feel the trip was a success, but the russian probe -- the questions surrounding the russian probe -- are only going to be magnified, particularly as the congress is out on recess, and investigators on the u.s. senate intelligence committee
are in the phase of the investigation where they are starting to gather information, and they are going to keep doing that. it is a drip, drip, drip of negative headlines that are only going to continue. julia: couple of questions here. what are we hearing about a new fbi chief? have you been developments on that story, and the second thing i read in the "wall street journal" over the weekend, the possibility of lawyers vetting donald trump's tweets -- what are you hearing on that front? kevin: let's start with the letter with twitter. i have spoken to several sources , julia, who have major concerns about the president's use of twitter, and we did notice last week during the president's first international trip that he was much more scripted then perhaps we had seen. there are anecdotes after anecdotes of the frustration of senior-level staff, very senior-level staff being frustrated with the president's
use of twitter during his time in office and during the campaign. i can think back to one particular moment during the president's first 100 days in office in which the political consulting world -- world was pressing for access to the president's account, back to when the president was tweeting about various ceo's. that twitter account is a story in and of itself, but definitely frustration that they need to rain that in, but he said he has no intention of doing so. scarlet: also, what about the latest with the fbi, replacing james comey, which was supposed to happen before present trump left for his -- president trump left for his truck, but it was held off. kevin: i just spoke to one source who told me they are anticipating potentially sometime within the next two weeks or so. there are some names making the rounds, but as of now nothing that bloomberg news is able to
report on. joe: kevin, what about the domestic policy situation? it has been a long time since it felt like there is any momentum, and whether it is health care or texas -- obviously all of this russia stuff and travel has occupied the headlines, but what is happening on that front? kevin: for couple of things. sean spicer at the latest briefing saying treasury secretary steve mnuchin is continuing to engage in talks on tax reform and to some extent health care reform. they want to keep having those conversations, joe, on policy, but they have not been able to get out in front of the russia probe. what you see in a shakeup of the communications office, the announcement of there being a board room of sorts in the west wing, it is an effort to, number one, will be on the russia story, and number two, separate it, because those questions will only continue. i can the infighting within the republican party on tax reform
is very much alive and well. i was speaking to a source this weekend who works on tax reform policy, and there is confident among several industry groups that the border adjustment tax is dead, but they are not taking anything for granted, especially in this very unpredictable political washington climate. scarlet: thank you so much to bloomberg's chief washington correspondent, kevin cirilli. kevin: thank you. scarlet: as he reassessed geopolitical alignments, what will the new world order look like? it is a broad question. let's ask carsten nickels. he joins us on the phone from brussels. my first question for you, simply, is the old world order, the transatlantic alliance, the mutual defense pledge of nato, at risk of dying in the next year? carsten nickels: definitely not from the european side. what we should see behind the macro statements of the last couple of days is really a signal from the european side
and the eu are determined to hold onto that alliance. the question, of course, is what is happening in washington, and the problem from the european side his they are facing economicissues on the front, migration front, that require urgent answers. the question from the european side is when there will be greater clarity on the u.s. side because it is clearly it is clear your past and move ahead. it is clear europe is determined to go ahead with an operation among the eu states. julia: how important is personality differences here in addition to the policy differences we see between germany and the united states, because donald trump does have a point on nato spending, which is uncomfortable for germany at this point. perhaps it is the delivery, the tone the germans take exception
to. angela merkel has to respond because she is fighting an election campaign and cannot take this lying down. carsten: exactly. i think her centrist, pragmatic positioning has been selling well with german voters for more than a decade now, so there is no reason for her to change that tone. obviously, these different personalities matter here. there is no doubt about that. i think structurally and fundamentally, what we are saying is simply a different outlook on political systems. on the one hand, the u.s., where we are struggling with increasing polarization, and we see as a result uncertainty surrounding the u.s. administration. then we see continental europe going through different stages, but the survival of certain degrees of consensus culture, and that is what angela merkel is embodying and betting on with a view toward the german election. joe: i want you to listen to some comments made by german
counselor angela merkel and get your comments. angela merkel: our transatlantic relationship is of the utmost importance, and the statement that i made, or what i said recently, is due to the fact that in the face of the present circumstances, we have additional reasons for us to realize that we have to take our own -- our fate in our own hands in europe. onesten, when europe -- angela merkel talks about taking europe's fate into their own hands, what does it mean specifically? how will we see policy changes differ than they otherwise would have down the road? carsten: first of all, we have to make it through the german elections, but there is a growing realization in berlin that with emmanuel in power in france, and backed up with his
majority, and we will see if he manages to get that, there might be a window toward the end of the year, once we are through the german election cycle, for enhanced cooperation between germany and france. that has to happen in two arenas. one is the eurozone where we have to look at integration on the monetary fund, and the other front would be on security. here it would be on the french leadership that germany and france need to work closer together. the other two areas to watch. scarlet: pasta keep an eye on. carson nichols -- lots to keep an eye on. nickels. julia: we should also point out that angela merkel's comments were not just toward donald trump. it was also toward the u.k.. scarlet: and she is very much talking to the german electorate. julia: absolutely. that was a point we wanted to bring up. coming up, one will washington deliver on expectations?
scarlet: "what'd you miss?" president jim bullard warning washington needs to deliver on policy expectations that has driven the stock market to record highs since the election. the process ofys unwinding the balance sheet should come in baby steps. our colleagues on "daybreak: asia" asked bullard for his thoughts on the matter. bullard: unwinding the balance sheet will create policy space for the committee in the future, if we needed, and on the rate itself, i think we are not very far from an appropriate
rate for the u.s. economy that will keep inflation not too far from target, and the labor market performing well. so, what i disagree with is the idea that we have to go to hundred basis points higher to get to some sort of neutral right. i don't think that is the environment we are in. i think we can stay about where we are, possibly a little bit higher than where we are today. >> i have to follow up on the question of the markets taking balance-sheet reduction in stride. there are no details on where the cap's will be set on how much can be rolled off every month. jpmorgan says it will be 12 billion to start. jpmorgan -- pick of america is saying $5 billion. the bottom line is the banks don't have a blueprint for this. neither do you. there will be a big source of demand removed from the situation because the fed has been buying so many bonds to replace the ones rolling off. i am guessing it will be predictive, but i am wondering
why someone -- why everybody is so sanguine that this will be no big deal to the market. james: the markets are not big enough to have a very large impact there will be some impact, but it will be relatively small. to the extent there would be months where there would be a lot of rolloff, we would put caps on that to keep it under control, so there would be a, sort of, maximum markets would face in any particular month. exact details are up to the chair. we will let her make the call on the in conjunction with the markets desk in new york. betty: you know, it is also a weekend, perhaps, jim, with more worries on what is going on in the in conjunction with the markets desk in newwashington. i want to pull up another chart that tells you what is on consumer' minds -- confidence. those numbers going up. not bringing spending along. spending on a divergent path
from confidence, but nonetheless, jim, consumer confidence remains high. i am curious if you think that is on shaky grounds if we see more chaos out of washington, more distractions for president trump -- do you think that eventually if we see more of this the fed will have to consider that impact on confidence -- not just consumer confidence, but is this confidence? james: i think the business confidence numbers shot up after the election. the president was perceived as more pro-business than the previous administration. washington does have to deliver at some point, and i think that is a concern going forward, whether the honeymoon period mayd end at some point, and the reality of american politics would settle in. we will see if that happens or not. i think the jury is still out on all of the. -- on all that. scarlet: that was st. louis fed
scarlet: i am scarlet fu. "what'd you miss?" trump had slammed german carmakers that flood the u.s. with exports. in the past, he complained about how you can see a mercedes and every street corner in manhattan, but it is hard to find a chevrolet in germany. of its ownruggles after allegations of cheating on diesel emissions tests, and we want to look at how gm shares look from a technical perspective. here it is -- at the start of 2017, matt, let's go over here -- shares were trading at a two-year high, and since then they have declined 12%.
now gm is in a death cross, when the short-term trend line, the yellow 50-day moving average has theen below the green line, 200-day moving average. this is happened four previous times in the last five years and each time it has happened we have seen the stock decline as a result. gm shareholders may want to be aware -- braced himself for -- brace themselves for rocking us. julia: i would be concerned about a death cross. i want to talk about japan, and the data we got over night -- the strongest retail sales growth in over two years. i want to tie the directly to what we have seen in terms of job growth -- job rates in japan. we are the lowest level of unemployment since 1994. where is the wage growth? you can see since 2014 it has improved, but it is still in negative territory. our apps is less exciting than it looks, what i am showing is the propensity to spend. if it is read, it is saving.
if it is green, it is spending. we are still not really seeing japanese consumers going out and spending but we see data of the strongest retail sales growth, growth expectations strengthen for next year. perhaps this is about to turn. joe: at least by japan's standards, it is impressive. julia: china. acceleration in growth. joe: here is the deceleration -- we got the latest german inflation data out today. that is this white line here. it decelerated down to 1.4%. earlier in the year it had been over 2%. if you overlay this chart with euro zone wider inflation, they tracked themselves pretty closely -- each other pretty closely. there is a bigger story -- the diminishing i -- dimensioning -- trendshing inflationary
around the world. you look at germany, china, the u.s., we are not seeing the global inflation story everyone was talking about the beginning of the year, starting since last summer, picking up after trump was elected, and we will talk about bonds in the next block, but we see rates failing to rise , as someone people predicted. the german part of the global story. people perhaps being full disobedience wish breakout year. scarlet: and most important for the -- julia: and most important for the fed the on the june meeting. scarlet: look at how markets are faring -- the s&p, the dow had been climbing for seven straight days. they are giving back some of the advance. the s&p 500 retreating, down 2.5%. .08%.sdaq off
>> if you are tuning and live on twitter, we want to welcome you to our closing bell coverage every day, for clock-5:00 eastern. let's begin with her market minute. nest i can s&p 500 retreating from record highs. they sagged lower. industrial's losing 3/10 of 1%, biggest loser of the bunch. smp, -- s and p, first decline in eight days. joe: overall not a ton of action on the headlines. scarlet: if you break about the s&p 500 index and look at the from groups, this is very telling. telecom and utilities, bond proxies outperforming, telecom
up 1.5% rewrite it from an analyst. utilities gaining 4/10 of 1%. energy and financials down the most. it's your breakup in terms of industry sectors. individual movers, telecom media and technology have been the stars of equities. several are still climbing to record highs. amazon.com reaching a high of $1001 27 -- $1001.20. microsoft finishing at their best levels, comcast and tesla as well. --ig moffett coming federate telecom analyst says expectations are appropriately low for that sector so he has raised u.s. telecom sector kit nutro, from underweight, following a previously, unrealistic expectation after the election.
goldman sachs down 2.3%, biggest increasings -- face risks because president trump not nominated key regulators. pragmatists were in favor, but the administration is siding with populists. ,uffalo wild wings down 4% company was downgraded and its price target was lowered during a mid-proxy vote this week. joe: let's look at movement and government bond markets, rates lower in the u.s., particularly 10 year long and trade saying that move towards the lowest times of the post-election , not quite there yet but getting down there. this is a broader trend we will talk about it more in a minute. one spoil that. you'll sticking up a little bit in italy. -- yields taking up a little but in italy before the election. negative territory for italian two-year yield. a little bit of a bump up in italian borrowing costs. dollar index soft for the
day. weaker than expected pc inflation data. usual questions raised about outlook for inflation there -- it's a mixed bag for the dollar. weaker -- you can see them in sterling and euros. we did see strength for the end, retail sales,- the best we have seen in two years, year on year. quick look at what's going on a dollar-rand. this is the big mover today. what we saw was -- zima managing to merge -- survive the second attempt in six months tech house tim. relative prospects of some kind of leadership change in the rand -- rand rallied. on the commodities fronts, not a ton of action. oil flipping a little bit. gold selling off of it. big loser natural gas, warm weather in the west, perhaps
snuffing out any late-season demands. natural gas down just under five. those are today's market minutes. scarlet: you can find out chart using the fun shouldn't at the bottom of your -- function at the sign of dutch bottom of your screen. global close study but not spectacular. the european central bank will not change its accommodative stance any times to come the start is determined to ratchet retire. everything causes second-guessing of the central banks conviction when you added up, there's less reason to believe this refund bull market is about to end. joe: the u.s. is trending higher. scarlet: but there's still elusive inflation. joe: let's talk more about it. "what'd you miss?" the trump reflation trade might
be dead. cftc shows -- duration weighted basis that speculators have no gun long across the treasury's future curb trade this despite the fact that still seems hawkish. the opportunities for investors? let's bring cameron price. christ -- - cameron does this mean we can finally say that trump and a reflation trade is dead? that's the signal, right? it may be arbitrary, but we can say. >> maybe it's necessary but not sufficient. [laughter] criterion. when talking with us before. in equities if you look at relative performance, certainly looks like the trump hope trade -- died a while ago. maybe you can say, fixed income was the last vestige of it. joe: tells what we're looking at. manyis is, as i'm sure
viewers know, there are different futures on treasury bonds, depending on the maturity of the bond. of bond's istic duration, which is how much of the risk you are taking. the longer the maturity of the bond company more interest rate risk you are taking. this is an indicator that looks across the treasury curve and puts it into the equivalent of 10 year bond -- future which is the benchmark bond future. as you can see, in the last week's reading, we've got above zero for the first time since last summer. is it a sufficient condition to say trump trade is dead, yields are going to 1.5? no, but perhaps it's necessary. scarlet: sharp turnaround there. what drove that? do we know any better now in the aftermath? >> hindsight has 20-20 vision.
best fund manager i know. the point were read ratchet sharply up in mid-march -- as you may recall, there was a fed meeting where they hiked rates and once as aggressive in terms of economic projections, and the dot plot interest-rate projections -- people were looking for them to move up interest-rate hikes next year. it into that. of the trajectory, shift -- shift in trajectory from the fed was lower than people were thinking, hence the catalyst for the rally. scarlet: like you bring up the fed, we have lebron and speaking today. she said in new york, is that persist it would be concerning and ultimately, could lead me to reassess the appropriate path of policies. we know a rate hike is baked in at this point, but it's what happens after. ask yes.
clearly, the perceived odds of a rate hike in june or not 100%, but more than maybe. much --say, it's pretty in the price. brainerd has historically been on the dovish side. towards the end of last year, she tilted more hawkish. that's largely a reflection of improved international environment, she has always been a bit of an internationalist. . using these elsewhere -- depending on your perspective, rationale or excuse. [laughter] pretty easy, and policy come as conditions elsewhere. she has taken a step back from that the way. the fed is responsible for the u.s. economy, should be an obvious point for which is lower than we are acting -- they should change their mind. julia: i wondered whether you
tied to risk, the pricing be on june -- in certain markets and a time behaved. but actually, or asq more deeply -- before i ask you more deeply about that, i want to get back to repricing of reflation trade in certain sectors in the equity markets, versus bond markets. what about the flatness of the curve, the outright yield level year, versus were the s&p 500 is? >> i personally think the 10 year yield is pretty much where it should be. i tend to look at bond yields andugh the prism of the fed through the thing the fed looks at. the fed funds rate, market expectation for the fed funds rate, inflation, and unemployment -- you can throw those all in the mix there and come up with a model, which i believe i have here on the screen. .he model is the white line
the actual 10 year yield -- as you can see, they match up fairly well. , givenis tells me is where fed rates currently are, the expectation, trajectory a fed rate moving forward, given more employment -- bond yields are premature they should he. the key variable here is the expectation for fed rates. scarlet: right. >> as the data disappoints, you see the expectation come in, that has a natural impact on the level of yields. what's the model here? is a model for interest rates? >> yes, simple mathematical regression model. if i could make one more as we just here, is, said, that we think the fed will hike rates next month, that
shouldn't be a startling insights any of the viewers. what this model would suggest come all things being equal, but shall of the level of 10 year yields by about 20 basis points. no one is unsophisticated enough to wake up the day after it hikes rates and say, maybe they should go up 20 basis points. ultimately we should expect the market to price that ahead of time. you could argue that even though this chart suggests bond yields are fairly priced, that maybe bonds are expensive, yields are too low, given that we have this event coming up that is largely expected. that would put the equilibrium rate around 240, which was not that long ago. if you're selling here, we would be happy to see this again. julia: interesting risk-reward for not going in june. >> it is, that's most elegantly played by the short-term interest rate. crise, great to
>> i'm ramy inocencio. the house committee has -- subpoenaed michael:. it's part of the ongoing investigation into russia's election interference, and connections to the trump campaign. fors a longtime attorney the trump organization. in the u.k., theresa may -- german carbon on the campaign trail today, warning voters that if he wins the june election, he
would go quote, alone and make it into brexit talks starting next month -- month. prime minister told the crowd and centrally in the -- central england the corporate is not prepared for those negotiations. corbyn said quote, there will be a deal if asked if he would be happy to leave the european union without a deal. no -- panamanian dictator well maria go -- was asked to buy an american invasion in 1989, died yesterday at the age of 83. one carlos carrillo -- wrote in his twitter account that quote, the death of men well noriega closes chapter in our history -- manuel noriega. he spent all but his final years for in prison for murder of his political opponents during his regime. humanyuan report -- rights violations in the central
african up -- republic since 2003. this may amount to war crimes including massacres as entire villages burned to the ground. the report comes amid growing fears of the country once terrorist multiple armed groups, is again slipping into bloodshed that led thousands dead between late 2013-2015. u.n. investigators highlight more than 600 abuses over a 12 year period. they are urging prosecution -- and the truth of reconciliation could -- committee. global news 24 hours a day, powered by more than 2400 journalists and analysts, in more than 120 countries. i'm rhyming inocencio, this is bloomberg. julie. julia: "what'd you miss?" to the u.k. -- elections, per minister theresa may had hoped for hand and -- brexit negotiations with the eu to begin later next month. not turning out to be the landslide many predicted as opinion polls tighten. scheck,e analysis, nina
and london. think is so much for joining us for late in the evening. it has been a tough couple of weeks for prime minister theresa may but there was the manchester attack a so-so quality -- social policy u-turn made -- can she wrestle the focus of the remaining campaign back to brexit, where she tends to do better? >> that's what she's trying to do right now. when shethat up today, was speaking in the campaign trail in the u.k.. of course corbyn -- they themselves don't have a fully formulated policy on brexit. they're trying to get the prime minister on the backs of domestic issues. theresa may is repeatedly saying, the message that she is the only leader that can deliver a strong brexit, but the truth is once those talks can underway, theresa may can say which he likes, but it's going to be a two-way dialogue with -- facing those negotiations that will be tough.
joe: i will ask the ignorant question. when may announced early election, the assumption was, it was going to be a landslide, her party would have a gigantic majority. for the people who just tuned it out there, maybe that's myself included -- and it's assumed that would be the whole thing, explain what has really changed the story -- why the boat may not think this is the cakewalk. what has really changed the dynamic, in your view? historic election. of course we are witnessing one of the biggest political events war, the second world united kingdom leaving the european union. throughout that campaign trail, brexit referendum, there's ever much of a discussion as to the brexit would look like. it was a very close referendum. 48% voted in. think what you are seeing is -- the united kingdom perhaps also similar in a certain level to rescind in the u.s., the dynamics of politics shifting.
you are saying dynamic now, where conservatives are going for voters who have traditionally been labor voters, and labor going for liberal, metropolitan elite but who traditionally perhaps, voted conservative. where that's going to fall -- the conventional wisdom -- even if they don't have a landslide be a dear that they will still win the election seems to be true. posted been run -- in this country repeatedly in the last few years so we still might be in for a surprise. as you speaking, we have banners that said, ms. u.k. election leads of soy, author tightening. we know pollsters got the 2015 only action badly rubbed and didn't get brexit right. you think polls are more reliable now than they were two years ago question mark >> i certainly don't think so. think there's been -- that certainly came true after as he
mentioned, the general election. i do not know if the methodology has been affect did, because things are obviously changing, perhaps a traditional -- assess. also no longer relevant. we'll see again whether or not this is the third time they're wrong after the general election. can ask you the declining majority -- what that actually means for the outcome for the brexit negotiations? if you have bigger majority -- because she's able to compromise. >> i think the bigger majority simply means that theresa may would have more leeway in conducting negotiations domestically. orwhen she comes to the hard exit, theresa may has artie said she wants to lead the single market. at 30 hard brexit. the redline line of the conservative party are ending
people -- the jurisdiction of dpj. the interesting thing, even if labor were to be in a more powerful position than they suggested they might be a it's still very tricky. labor doesn't have its own policy on brexit either. i think if it's a parliament and situation where labor has more seats than predicted, or theresa justould be the case -- means that domestically, politics gets more difficult. be already what is going to a difficult negotiation, even if you have a strong prime minister in this country -- because of the different priorities of the eu 27. block comes down to, will the youth vote turnout? the assumptions faked into this hinge on that question -- and the brexit for itself, there was a lot of claim that the reason -- the u.k. voted for brexit was because the on didn't vote in high levels. do think there's any reason to
think that vote be different on that front? >> it's impossible to say. one of the theories is a higher youth turnout in this election will favorite flavor. -- labor. it's difficult to say until we actually see what happened. brexit back at the referendum, what's very clear now is that there was a split among educators -- and the non-educators. how this focus what, we don't know yet. >> thank you so much. julia: don't forget the rain. !carlet: that was incredible goingft affect the limits to rein in the u.k.. >> although given the last three of weeks in new york, quite frankly [laughter] scarlet: coming up italian investors and the prospect of the early traders dumping stocks
joe: "what'd you miss?" but steepen -- take a deep dive into the bloomberg, you can find the following charts using the function at the thought -- bottom of your screen. let's talk about italy, where it looks like earlier elections -- the soon as this september -- this is a look at consumer crop -- confidence across euro area or grows, spain, italy, eurozone. one line really stands outcome i'm going to zoom in. the blue line at the bottom declining -- that's consumer confidence.
rising everywhere in the eurozone, every country except italy.at is as we had towards those elections and say, the political risks are fading, the one country where they are not, definitely sends up a chart. >> reason the story came up this form prime -- former for minister matera renzi over the week and said he would consider having a italian election of the german election -- accepting water down for molecular of form, which is what stopping them currently. let me show you what i'm looking what's joe second the bond market. if you're watching the spread between italy and germany which we are selling you and white, if they're kind of ignoring this story really come and worrying too much about italy. the next shoe to drop has always been, if you take greece away, portugal. portugal is the next big
concern, and yet when showing you in the overlying, it has spread between portugal and italy. that tightening up, so the relative extra premium you would get for owning peach -- narrowing,bonds is highlighting the relative concern that you've got on italy here versus portugal. italy is starting to be in the eyes of investors, more like -- >> absolutely, watch the relative spread between countries. >> there's also concerned that italy is especially vulnerable to russian interference as well. -- this ambassador rice is greatest vacuum, and russia stepping in. you have the five-star populist move and being on board with russia -- favors that shift away from the u.s. to russia, they see russia's strategic partners that have been unfairly finished -- punished. >> big energy companies guys advise been focused on reducing sanctions, times -- >> not just the german election. lots going on. >> coming up, we'll talk about
ramy: let's get to first word news this afternoon. airline passengers from europe to still be able to bring their laptops into the plane cabin. the trump administration has opted not to expand its current ban according to politico, which says both sides have agreed to intensify talks and find a common solution. the u.s. currently bans laptop from a muslim-majority nations. political reports the decision was made this afternoon on a conference call that included homeland security chief john kelly and the european home affairs commission -- commissioner. in berlin, narendra modi says his country has made ties with germany economically. he spoke with angela merkel and
says, the two leaders are made for each other. in washington, the supreme court will consider giving states more freedom to purge therefore the votedof people have not in a wild. justices agreed to hear an appeal by the state of ohio. they will consider reinstating the state of the technique used by it -- a federal -- before federal appeals court blocks that. associated press reporting former florida governor jeb bush is no longer interested in buying the miami marlins, according to people close to the negotiations. mr. bush has ended his pursuit of a professional baseball team. former new york yankees conjure -- derek jeter who is part of his group, is exploring with other investors. cheaters group is competing -- jeter's group is conforming with the group involving the son of mitt romney. grande willriana return to manchester this sunday to perform at a charity concert for victims of the terror attack. she had just finished singing
last week when a bomb exploded, singing -- killing 22 people. global news 24 hours a day, powered by more than 2400 journalists and analysts, in more than 120 countries. inocencio, this is bloomberg. scarlet. a recap oft's get today's market action. u.s. stocks retreating from record highs. s&p are nasdaq -- we did see bonds proxies perform better. we talking about telecom stocks and utilities. points between -- big losers were energy names. "what'd you miss?" theer has fired 70 -- person end up -- involved in leading the self driving car -- disputes, under dispute of google. for more the latest camellia one to bring in hurricane walter, -- wide was mr. 11 dusky fired? >> on may 11, the judge in san francisco, issued a partial
preliminary injunction, which required someone to turn over some paperwork on exactly the plans leading into the self driving technology and uber. uber had to turn it over, or london down ski had to turn it over. if nobody was going to do so it is where the desk is. -- job he threatened. the result jet -- deadline until june 15 of the company apparently made the decision today that it was going to part ways. invoked his fifth amendment right not to testify in the case. what does that me ferber? has been,stion so far what's he going to say if anything? now he's no longer part of the case, perhaps is more likely to talk to federal investigators trying to figure out exactly how much, and to know what, leading into this, which could lead to more serious charges against uber. >> in the election -- terminating his employment, uber has said he he failed to comply
with the investigation. looks like he had to choose between his fifth amendment right and actually complying with this investigation, and continuing his employment. is that fair? why expect the argument they're still making today. in response to the firing his attorney sustained this argument again that, the court ordered lewandowski into an unconstitutional situation, isre either you -- you have that men rights self-incrimination, or force him to lose his job, also a violation of rights he is protected by. in order has forced them to leave work. whether that's fair are not as something that judges will ultimately half to decide. his lawyers have asked the culinary junction be barred from enforcement. >> what's the next thing to watch now in this case question
mark >> we will soon uber files in court next. terms of to detail the termination, is that going to be sealed -- exactly how he was fired, and what he will do next, in terms of speaking to investigators, the court. that's the big question that needs to be answered. think you very much. resume in turmoil. we talked to about the remarks, head of economics for goldman sachs next. this is bloomberg. ♪
>> brazil's president says he will -- get the country in order. he spoke in sao paulo earlier today. henry qamar ellis backed him up, >> brazil's president says he saying, he's likely to conclude his term in 2015 despite disturbances -- the economy is working normally. is described in the past brazil's economy is taking on the characteristics of an outright depression. ginny's nose over to hamas, head of anonymous -- economics for goldman sachs. seeing as helen retheme and all was seen as a successor, should mattel -- what do you make of comments? >> the economy is more resilient than it was a year ago, two years ago, given the level of reserves, it's a lot stronger. we have two knowledge that there was a shock in the political system over the last two weeks. dish the veryrent engaged in steering the reform
agenda, the minister in particular is committed to social security reform -- labor market reform coming potential, tax reform in the second half of this year. the question is out -- in ability. local capital, that the president and ministers have in congress. it's possible -- to reveal the broad coalition that has sustained the administration, or is that coalition fractured because of these question mark >> does it? >> time will tell. seems different. >> what we can weird from public alsoments by policymakers, from members of congress, that will be an uphill battle. there's the possibility that reforms will happen late, the possibility that if reforms to happen, there be more -- in terms of their own content and come at the extreme, we could see reforms not -- they would remain for the agenda for the in 2019.nistration
>> said it's one of scenario. let's say that song on the reform agenda comest all about. what would that mean them for of real economy? >> is a lot political uncertainty. that can be very corrosive to growth dynamics. bill him orn social defensive in terms of spending and investment decisions. as a process of weird price -- given -- financial conditions became a lot tighter. --a three-year-old recession the growth profile has been downgraded. of brazil'slook come back and talk about the consequences of these reforms, how much is the actual economic ramification of the reform that investors are looking towards, or how much is it the signal that the government is on track, and capable of doing anything that gives investors confidence question mark >> it's a substance of the reforms that matters. this is not about president or
about thent -- it's administration -- with significant political capital, and the ability to drive those reforms through congress because their critical suits best sustain the -- the series back problems to solve. the us what we've seen -- shield curve not upset by the two degree to which we saw in the brazilian riel -- what does this mean for the brazilian central bank is a policy going forward? not a lot in the short-term. so tremendous amount of -- and the economy. about at right is running 13%. we operated with a significant negative up but cap -- output gap. expect them to cut a basis point tomorrow -- this is a lot more relevant for the rate at the end
of the current cycle. they outlook for reforms is -- the outlook for fiscal policy is weaker. after an policy slightly tighter than what has been otherwise the case. >> you don't think there's concern of cutting 100 basis points? people start to look at the currency and think there's a lot of risk attack to brazil assets are now, yet for the downward pressure on the riyadh. inflation so. >> inflation outlook is relatively benign at this stage. that's a consequence of a two-year loan recession -- slack in the economy, it's not a major -- we have toint look at the outlook for the currency, capital accounts, for fiscal policy profile that's weaker. in this circumstance, sentiment should be -- rather than taking an amount of risk, turning
monetary policy -- in the short-term dish move it would be higher than that. >> speaking of brazilian assets, and thing is uninteresting, money continues to flow into brazilian assets -- ssl of here on the bloomberg. you can see the brazil has seen -- highest -- $306 million here's a breakdown. 454 million and and outflows. what investors learn about political scandal brazil? it's true in the potential. this will be resolved. we don't know for how long it will drag on. we don't know if there's another political position to the extent that the next administration will be more or less able to drive the reform agenda. it's too early to see that the data, potential or corrosive effects. >> its still worth it to buy the
ticket the moment -- dip at the moment? a limited understanding about economics. this is ultimately a legal process -- >> speaking of other countries that have challenging political -- one nice ready compare them, i'm looking at chart on the terminal, and to -- what a credit -- south africa, each one of these countries says well known -- you really see brazil talking out in this chart. intuitively come i know your focus is london -- the said feel like brazil's issues are significantly worse than these other countries that we categorize, frequently -- brazil with? >> over the medium-long-term, they are -- we have seen limited progress towards fiscal consolidation. we had a lot of misgivings about the slow pace of this -- it seems that recent developments will probably slow 10 the erin
moran the structure reforms. at the core of the problem. when it to show tangible pros -- they believe a significant import legacy. he survives are not? >> we don't have a view, this is a legal process. endlikelihood this will prematurely has increased. >> thank you so much. coming up, the struggles for retail have been well documented . we take a look at how that's infecting -- real state trust. this is bloomberg. ♪
>> "what'd you miss?" --new york visit street questions continue to rise on whether the struggle is permanent or fleeting. some owners are bullish, some are expressing contras as rents and sale prices slump. with spring in bloomberg intelligence senior risk analyst. jeffrey, you know -- walks the streets of new york estate is the degree of vacancy that they see in retail space, including some of the trendiest, hottest shopping districts there are. this is a permanent state, failure to come to any librium rent, or is this a structural change that world impair -- >> you hit it with the rent comment. we are in a situation where the strongfor space was so and, there wasn't a lot of available space. there was a company or cycle
where prince just skyrocketed, rent -- lay and looked at advantage of that, now it's got a reversal. now what you are starting to see his retailers pulling back, less willing to pay this high rents. you will have to see that cycle turn come around sundown, then i think you will fill that space. >> how long a rental contracts question mark >> they can vary. retail, they tend to be much longer, several decades. some of the big ones that were just signed, nike, under armour, apple, over 10 years. >> are we going through process thatux now, or is there were beyond the decline we are seeing in retail? >> of sonic everything's falling apart. it is stories about moles are dying, retails the real estate is dead, i think you see that. there's still a series of reasons in place. a going to persist, then over
time that they reprice, you will start to see it roll down. >> the price of this has then hammered. >> we'll some of that landlords are trying to keep the rents at a certain level. it's in their interest to do so so they tend to offer concessions on the side. int he think we are seeing that effective retail rents when it comes down to it. >> it's hard to get an exact number. love that is not actually reported. i 20-30% decline reported. a lot of it flows through and other ways. it was reported that -- when they signed nike to its lease on fifth avenue, they paid out the end of their lease on 57th street, in order to get them over. that's another way where from an economic perspective, cash is cash. it rolls through. >> i have a chart here, speaking to this selloff, looking at the s&p 500 index versus north american retail rates. retail wreaths of that white
one, and getting hammered down about 20% already this year. about there disincentive for landlords to cut prices. again, you look at empty space to ask while they do it -- they have -- why the disinclination, while the so has to do that question mark >> the shut your showing, stop prices -- the chart you are showing -- reefs owns a manhattan retail in chicago and san francisco but primarily malls and shopping centers, where you can determine his narrative of department stores closing, apparel retailers closing. in those types of properties, you have a decent -- between full properties and occupancies that are high in rents better growing. on the lower end of the spectrum, low occupancy has rents that aren't going. it's really more of a solid supply and demand it the brim.
in a market like fifth avenue, it's a lot more it she. one big deal triggers the market. that's right -- >>. they send -- they have high dividends, they changed very the rate a bond, so hike cycle, can you just a fine difference between amal rescinded freestanding >> the they're far less vulnerable to e-commerce. the vivid diverse of life -- a diversified some sense of those renting. >> they'll march shopping outers, which more diverse of retailers come heavily weighted towards department store anchors, freestanding -- often its convenience stores or restaurants. they're much more rate-driven, they tend to be longer-term leases, higher dividend payers, much less growth filled into the business model. to operated
differently. right now we're seeing much more of an impact from the actual real estate cycle, retails obviously driving it. interesting. you at the said said mall? >> greece in the u.k. -- >> we use that word. shopping center. exactly. next they were calling the malory's. >> everyone's like, really? anyway, thank you for interpreting my american -- jeffrey lang bound, bloomberg intelligence senior retail list. . cohen hb2 holding chairman and ceo is coming up on this five-year mark after being barred by the fcc from the hedge fund industry. speaking with bloomberg's betty lynn, an exclusive interview, phil explains why moving forward is best thing he could have done come and why -- what he think's the environment for the hedge fund space. ♪ and such an investment of capital out there, it's tougher for the smaller guys, think the
much moreas become institutionalized. a think the fee structure may have to change a bit that there's always going to be the need for high-quality investors, and a question about that. >> what he mean? 20 four ofwo and funds that matches what's happening in the smp? >> should any of them? is always these guys that will outshine the rest of the group. there has to be some flexibility i think going forward in that fee structure. tos very tough for investors look at it and say, i'm going to pay two and 20, yet you are barely beating the smp, is that worth two and 20 question mark think so. you have to think that there are people out there, funds there a quality talented people who deserve the two and 20.
speaking about the hedge fund world, we just got the news this morning about steve:, how he's in anticipation of fcc than a left it, now raising -- outside money about $10 billion or so. justis day and age -- you mentioned are so much cash out there. is that too much? knowthink -- i don't steve's -- interesting civilities and capabilities, there's no question he commands that my. substantial amount. think his structure probably works for that type of capital, but i don't know exact play all the details behind it. >> would you avert -- i asked this before, but would you a few in that position, want to be managing that much money? >> i'm very happy doing what i'm doing, ultimately i look at it as -- market cap will hopefully get at or close to -- it's my
search continues for a new fbi director. they are meeting with a former assistant attorney general. an arizona republican senator, john mccain, says trump has unsettled allies. not alonestralia is in questioning whether america remains committed to upholding peace and justice around the world. the supreme court will consider giving states more freedom to people whorolls of have not cast votes. an appeal in the state of ohio, they will consider reinstating that. and the lone survivor from last week's portland triple stabbing has been released from the hospital. he suffered a neck wound after coming to the fence of two young women. jeremy joseph christian attacked the women, and the men intervened. two of them