[Reuters] Friendly Fed fires world stocks to best January on record

[Reuters] Dollar weaker on Fed’s dovish outlook; Aussie dollar, euro gain

[Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims jump to near one-and-a-half year high

[Reuters] Trump upbeat on China trade talks but wants to meet Xi to cinch deal

[CNBC] China says its manufacturing activity contracted for the second-straight month in January

[AP] Italy slides into recession, darkening outlook for Europe

[NYT] The Hot Topic in Markets Right Now: ‘Quantitative Tightening’

[WSJ] Central Banks Signal End to Short-Lived Era of Restraint

[WSJ] The Fed’s Mysterious Pause

[FT] Federal Reserve’s ‘momentous’ U-turn prompts puzzlement

[FT] Central bank gold-buying reaches half-century high

[FT] China official manufacturing PMI details ‘not so reassuring’

[FT] US companies turn to junk bonds over loans to fund deals

[FT] Italy’s faltering economy will put populists’ plans to the test

[FT] Liquidity tops list of FX concerns for 2019, says JPM survey

[Bloomberg] India’s Still-Reeling Shadow Banks Face Fresh Cash Shortage Risk