[Reuters] Stocks gain, dollar sags as Fed chief shores up rate cut prospects

[Reuters] Oil at six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions

[Reuters] U.S. core CPI posts biggest gain in nearly 1-1/2 years

[Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to three-month low

[Reuters] Risks aside, Trump’s team sees China trade stance as strength in 2020

[Reuters] Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector

[CNBC] France approves digital tax on American tech giants, defying US trade threat

[Reuters] U.S. probes Deutsche Bank’s dealings with Malaysia’s 1MDB: WSJ

[Reuters] Storm could become first hurricane of season and is already shutting down energy operations

[Reuters] In challenge to Beijing, Hong Kong activists attempt to take fight to mainland

[Reuters] Iranian boats ‘harass’ British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials

[Bloomberg] Talks With U.S. To Restart on Basis of Equality, China Says

[Bloomberg] ECB Policy Makers Agreed on Need to Prepare to Ease Policy

[Bloomberg] What Powell’s Rate Cut Signal Means for China’s Central Bank

[Bloomberg] Trump Team Sends Defiant Signal to Beijing by Meeting Hong Kong Activist

[Bloomberg] No Easy Exit in Sight From Worst Japan-South Korea Spat in Years

[Bloomberg] China Is Winning the Silent War to Dominate the South China Sea

[WSJ] Strains Emerge in China’s $3 Trillion Financing Market

[FT] Federal Reserve’s dovish tilt stirs debate on how far it will go

[FT] ECB ‘ready and prepared’ to ease policy amid rising uncertainty

[FT] Negative bond yields spill into Europe’s emerging markets