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Macro Briefing | 21 January 2020

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China confirms that new virus can spread through human contact: Reuters China’s coronavirus outbreak prompts flight screenings in Australia: NY Times U. of Hong Kong: virus has likely spread to 20 cities: SCMP Trump to speak at World Economic Forum as impeachment trial begins: AP Hundreds of US-bound migrants cross Mexico’s southern border: BBC US Treasury Sec. warns UK and Italy re: digital-tax plans: WSJ Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s long-term debt rating due to gov’t ‘inertia’: BBG Foreign investment by firms around the world fell in 2019 to near-decade low: WSJ IMF predicts world growth will pick up in 2020: CNBC

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China confirms that new virus can spread through human contact: Reuters
China’s coronavirus outbreak prompts flight screenings in Australia: NY Times
U. of Hong Kong: virus has likely spread to 20 cities: SCMP
Trump to speak at World Economic Forum as impeachment trial begins: AP
Hundreds of US-bound migrants cross Mexico’s southern border: BBC
US Treasury Sec. warns UK and Italy re: digital-tax plans: WSJ
Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s long-term debt rating due to gov’t ‘inertia’: BBG
Foreign investment by firms around the world fell in 2019 to near-decade low: WSJ
IMF predicts world growth will pick up in 2020: CNBC

Macro Briefing | 21 January 2020

James Picerno
James Picerno is a financial journalist who has been writing about finance and investment theory for more than twenty years. He writes for trade magazines read by financial professionals and financial advisers. Over the years, he’s written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, Mutual Funds, Modern Maturity, Investment Advisor, Reuters, and his popular finance blog, The CapitalSpectator.

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