[Reuters] Global stocks stay near record highs; focus turns to central banks, earnings

[Reuters] Gold gains on heightened safe-haven interest; palladium soars

[Reuters] Oil jumps to highest in more than a week after Libyan shutdowns

[Reuters] IMF cuts global growth forecasts as India falters, says bottom may be near

[Reuters] China forecasts vehicle sales at flat or falling in 2020

[Reuters] World’s richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined: Oxfam

[CNBC] Tenuous US-China trade deal comes as Beijing and Washington remain on a permanent collision course

[Reuters] Moody’s cuts Hong Kong’s rating to ‘Aa3’ as protests continue

[Reuters] Central banks can’t save the world from climate change, BIS says

[Reuters] Virus spreads to more Chinese cities, President Xi says containment is priority

[Bloomberg] JPMorgan Says Analysts Are ‘Unusually’ Pessimistic on Earnings

[Bloomberg] The End of Libor Is a $12 Trillion Headache for Loan Bankers

[Bloomberg] Hedge-Fund Titans Hohn, Mandel Lead $178 Billion Year of Profits

[Bloomberg] Lebanon’s Bond Yields Surpass 200% as Default Risk Rises: Chart

[WSJ] Global Banks Rush Back Into Repo Markets

[WSJ] Europe’s Cheap Debt Draws Record Borrowing by U.S. Companies

[FT] QE or not QE? Why the Fed is struggling with its message