Data later this month is expected to show the Chinese economy grew around 6.6 percent in 2018 – the weakest since 1990. Analysts are forecasting a further loss of momentum this year before policy support steps begin to kick in.
China central bank warns of excessive money growth, in remarks that appeared to be an indirect warning against resorting to heavy-handed stimulus in response to trade war and a slowing domestic economy.
StockMarketNews.Today – Top US intelligence chiefs have issued a stark warning about ongoing Russian efforts to interfere in the upcoming US midterms. Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, said on Thursday that the US continued “to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States”.