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Markets have lowered their bar for what trade talk developments they will cheer, a J.P. Morgan Asset Management global market strategist, Hannah Anderson, said Friday.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the younger sister of Rahul Gandhi who leads the opposition Congress party, was recently named general secretary of the faction in a move that could boost Congress' appeal ahead of a national vote.
The move highlights a new willingness by lawmakers to more intensely scrutinize Saudi compliance with international conventions and withdraw privileges that the kingdom has enjoyed until now.
China's Consumer Price Index missed expectations in January coming in at 1.7 percent higher than a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
China is promising to buy semiconductors in an attempt to alleviate trade tensions with the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal.
Russia has rebuked proposals from U.S. senators for tougher sanctions on its banking and energy sectors, with Kremlin officials calling them "insane."
Mixo Das, Asia equity strategist at J.P. Morgan, says he prefers "value stocks" in the first half of this year. He also favors shares in China, Singapore and the Philippines.
China on Thursday reported imports and exports data for January that easily topped expectations amid its trade dispute with the U.S.
"There are lots of cheap places to put your capital. You don't have to put it in the U.S.," Morgan Creek's Mark Yusko says.
Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel on Wednesday posted flat fourth-quarter core earnings of 240 million euros ($272 million).
Hanoi's ability to retain one-party rule and strict control after integrating into the global economy is seen as an attractive prospect for Pyongyang.
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris told CNBC he was "not convinced there is a rule of law and order" in Saudi Arabia, and would not invest in the kingdom.
Still, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris expressed optimism about the future for trade negotiations between the U.S. and China: "I think they'll come to a conclusion — because China has more ambition than to start now another aggravation."
U.S. exports to China represent only 7.2 percent of total American sales abroad and markets shouldn't overreact even if there's no trade deal with China, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
There is a significant chance the world economy is headed for a recession in 2019, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.
"There's been so many coups in Thai history that when you see military vehicles on the street, something must be up," said Paul Chambers, a lecturer for international affairs at Thailand's Naresuan University.