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[CNBC] Mood in Beijing about trade deal is pessimistic, government source tells CNBC

[CNBC] The United States’ dubious privilege of being a key currency country

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] China Central Bank Warns on Growth Pressure, Inflation Views

[Reuters] Harbin Bank shares rise after state takes control in deal worth $2 bln

[Reuters] China calls on U.S. to ‘stop flexing muscles’ in South China Sea

[Reuters] U.S. condemns “unjustified use of force” in Hong Kong: senior official

[Reuters] Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus amid fears of crackdown

[Reuters] China says carrier’s passage through Taiwan Strait not directed at any target: Xinhua

[Reuters] China will not tolerate any Taiwan independence incidents: defense spokesman

[Reuters] 5-Star’s crisis threatens Italian government’s survival

[Bloomberg] U.S., China Trade Negotiators Discuss Concerns of Phase One

[Bloomberg] China Trims Market Borrowing Costs as Economic Outlook Dims

[Bloomberg] Record $300 Billion of Asian Bond Sales Stirs Debate on Returns

[Bloomberg] Hong Kong Home Sales Plunge as Violent Protests Shut Down City

[WSJ] Why China’s Smaller Banks Are Wobbling

[FT] China’s central bank cuts short-term lending rate

[FT] Why global capital flows could wreck the bond rally

[FT] Alarm sounds over heavy short selling of junk bond ETFs

[FT] Rise of sub-zero bond yields turns economic logic on its head

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