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      • ASIAN MARKET

        Asian stocks pulled further away from two-month lows on Tuesday, lifted by Wall Street's extended rebound from last week's steep fall, but investors remained cautious ahead of U.S. inflation data later in the week.
         
      • GOLD

        Gold dipped in Asia on Tuesday with a slightly stronger dollar noted, but support seen from physical demand in China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays.
         
      • OIL

        Oil prices rose by 1 percent, recovering at least some of last week's steep losses as Asian stock markets found their footing after days of chaotic trading.
         
      • AUSTRALIA

        Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Tuesday that he did not break any parliamentary rules while conducting an extramarital affair with a former staffer as he faced down calls for his resignation.
         
      • DOLLAR

         India’s stocks, bonds and currency markets are closed on Tuesday for a public holiday. Trading will resume on Wednesday.
         
      • CRYPTOCURRENCY

        A group of cryptocurrency traders will file a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday over last month’s theft of $530 million in digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange.
         
      • NEW YORK

        New York’s attorney general said on Monday a deal for the Weinstein Company should include a bigger compensation fund for victims of ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, speaking a day after the state’s lawsuit scuttled a deal.
      • VENEZULA

        Soldiers clashed with illegal miners in southern Venezuela on the weekend, killing 18 people in a region notorious for violence and gang rivalries.

      • JAPAN

        Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday cryptocurrencies likely won’t threaten legal tenders like the yen any time soon as they are mostly used for speculative trading, rather than as payments and settlement means.

      • MALAYSIA

        An article by a Malaysian newspaper on how to identify lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people has sparked outrage on social media, as the country grapples with the growing influence of religious hardliners.
         

      • NORTH KOREA

        North Korea’s leader said he wants to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from a visit to the South, as his foes reiterated the need to keep up maximum pressure and sanctions.

      • SOUTH AFRICA

         South Africa’s African National Congress party executive committee has decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state, a senior ANC source told Reuters on Tuesday, after a 13-hour meeting of the party’s top leadership.

      • US

        An Oregon woman has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by a tiny worm species previously seen only in cattle that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication.

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