[Reuters] Global stocks end 2019 close to record highs

[Reuters] Oil falls but on track for biggest yearly rise since 2016

[Reuters] Fed sees small takeup of repo, rates steady for critical year-end

[Reuters] China outbound M&A plummets to 10-year low on trade tensions, economic slowdown

[Reuters] China’s factory activity grows as easing trade spat revives demand

[Reuters] China’s service sector activity grows at slower pace in December: official PMI

[Reuters] From opioid deaths to student debt: A view of the 2010s economy in charts

[Reuters] Trump blames Iran for ‘orchestrating’ attack on U.S. embassy in Iraq

[Reuters] Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town by huge wildfires

[Bloomberg] U.S. Home Prices Rise Most in Five Months as Markets Strengthen

[Bloomberg] Fed Wins Year-End Repo Battle, But War to Control Rates Drags On

[Bloomberg] Wild Year in China Markets Ends With Record Defaults and Dull Yuan

[FT] US companies power a surge in megadeals in 2019

[FT] End of the party: why Lebanon’s debt crisis has left it vulnerable

[FT] The eurozone’s tectonic plates are shifting