China started levying hefty anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on Thursday on U.S. corn products used as animal feed — the latest development in a slew of trade disputes between the world’s two largest economies. Source: Caixin
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Any country leaving the eurozone would have to settle its claims or debts with the bloc’s payments system before severing ties, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has said. The comment, a rare reference by Draghi to the possibility of the currency zone losing members, came in a letter to two Italian lawmakers in the European Parliament released on Friday (20 January). Source Euractiv
Invesco Ltd. released a report on central- bank investment after surveying 18 reserve managers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2016. A net balance of 80% and 43% of respondents to questions on asset allocation said they planned to invest more in stocks and corporate debt, respectively. Source The Wall Street Journal
Britain’s government unveiled a new interventionist approach to rebalance its heavily services-based economy for the post-Brexit era, in a break with traditional Conservative laissez-faire economic policy. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Modern Industrial Strategy”demands closer collaboration in key industries in exchange for government support, aiming to increase productivity, reinvigorate industrial production and stimulate investment in technology and R&D. Source Reuters