[Reuters] World shares remain near record peaks

[Reuters] Oil falls as U.S. inventories rise but demand hopes stem bigger drop

[CNBC] Fannie Mae boosts 2020 housing forecast ‘significantly’

[CNBC] Weekly mortgage applications drop 5% as rates flatten

[Reuters] Japan’s exports shrink for 12th month as U.S., China demand falls

[AP] German business confidence up in December, beats forecast

[CNBC] Automated hacking, deepfakes are going to be major cybersecurity threats in 2020

[Bloomberg] China Central Bank Adviser Warns on Debt Chain Reaction

[Bloomberg] WeWork Clinches $1.75 Billion in Financing With Goldman’s Backing

[Bloomberg] Ether Turns Negative For the Year as Crypto Sell-Off Accelerates

[Bloomberg] Old Worries Seen Haunting Turkish Market After ‘Complacent’ Year

[WSJ] China’s Farm-Purchase Targets Under Trade Deal Face Skeptics

[WSJ] Options Traders Eye Insurance Even as Stocks Soar

[FT] Repo risks still hang over upbeat end to year in markets

[FT] China warned of local debt vehicle default risk