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HONG KONG (AFP): Investor nerves over the spread of a deadly new virus from China hammered Asian equities and oil benchmarks on Thursday (Jan 23), as authorities moved to contain the disease.
NEW YORK (Bloomberg): Stocks struggled for traction in Europe while US equity-index futures slipped as concern over trade tensions lingered before America and China sign an initial trade accord. Treasuries rose and the dollar edged higher.
EDEN, Australia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The peak summer holiday period should bring boatloads of cruise-ship passengers and other holiday makers to the Australian coastal town of Eden, with visitors thronging stores like Lynn Baxter's newsagent.
HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Friday (Dec 20) as investors await fresh catalysts to drive business, though with the China-US trade deal agreed and Christmas approaching many are in wind-down mode.
SINGAPORE: It may come down to the will of central banks, trade negotiators and voters this week to set the tone for emerging markets headed toward 2020.
TOKYO (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of Japanese firms see no need for the Bank of Japan to ease policy further this year, a Reuters survey showed, despite speculation the central bank may do so as early as this month as economic pressures mount.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's conservative government is close to securing enough votes to pass sweeping tax cuts after independent lawmakers said on Tuesday they were poised to strike an agreement with Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
HONG KONG (Bloomberg): Hong Kong property prices have risen so high some desperate house hunters are now prepared to do the once unthinkable and buy a "haunted" home.
Foreign financial institutions increasingly reluctant to lend US dollars to Chinese banks given worries about financial risks amid the trade war China holding onto US dollars by increasingly restricting business and individual transfers out of the country