• Asian markets

        Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China’s Communist Party conference.

      • GOLD

        Gold prices inched up on Wednesday from a one-week low with the dollar holding steady, but speculation that President Donald Trump might pick a policy hawk to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve weighed on the metal.
      • OIL

        Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by a fall in U.S. crude inventories and concerns that tensions in the Middle East could disrupt supplies.
      • CHINA

        China will build a “clean and clear” internet space, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening of a key Communist Party congress.

        A planned domestic bond issue by the Philippine government to fund rebuilding of the conflict-torn southern city of Marawi will likely be launched in January.

      • INDIA

        India is likely to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 3.2 percent of GDP, and may accelerate sales of government stakes in lenders and other companies as part of an effort to recapitalise banks.
      • US

        The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.
      • JAPAN

        Japan will offer $10 billion in support in joint private enterprise and government projects to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) or build LNG infrastructure in Asia.

      • UK

        British companies froze their marketing budgets during the third quarter amid rising uncertainties about the economy as the UK looks to exit the European Union.