China's home prices posted a third consecutive annual drop in November, fueling speculation that the government will need to undertake easing measures.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Macau sends message that the economy has to diversify.
Asian central bankers are on guard but confident that Rubles collapse will not trigger their own currencies sell-off.
US officials believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans
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Kathy Fettke, CEO & Founder at Real Wealth Network, says the monthly figures, which fell in November, are "confusing" and adds that US housing starts are expected to double next year.
The crux for Russia is whether oil recovers over the next 6-9 months because if it doesn't, the Russian economy will crater, says Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management.
The fact that the Fed didn't emphasize recent events like the plunge in oil prices sent a calming message to markets, says Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist & Senior V.P. at Charles Schwab.