[Reuters] Stocks back in record territory as Middle East tensions fade

[Reuters] Oil steadies around levels prevailing before U.S.-Iran attacks

[Reuters] China’s Vice Premier Liu to sign U.S. trade deal in Washington next week

[Reuters] Trump pulls back from more military action in Iran crisis, promises new sanctions

[AP] Soaring pork prices keep China’s inflation at 7-year high

[Reuters] China’s December factory-gate price deflation eases, CPI remains high

[Reuters] Fed’s Clarida says rate cuts were ‘well timed,’ policy likely to remain appropriate

[CNBC] Nearly all corporate CFOs say the economy is going to slow and the stock market is overvalued

[Reuters] Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

[Bloomberg] Fed Economist Sees Long-Term Rates Near Zero in Mild Downturn

[Bloomberg] World’s Largest Car Market Reports Second Straight Annual Decline

[NYT] The Economy Is Expanding. Why Are Economists So Glum?

[FT] EM banks exposed to stress in FX swaps, a spillover from US repo markets

[FT] Taiwan: fears grow over China’s invasion threat

[FT] China is taking its ideological fight abroad

[FT] Eurozone governments rein in borrowing despite ultra-low rates