Sunday, January 20, 2019

Today's Headlines

  • Asian Stocks to Advance as Global Rally Builds. Asian stocks looked set to kick the week of on positive footing amid optimism steps are being taken toward a U.S.-China trade truce. Shares in Australia climbed, following late Friday gains for equity futures in Japan and Hong, after the S&P 500 Index advanced to the highest level since Dec. 6. In the latest sign the two sides are eager for a deal, a report showed China had offered a path to eliminate its trade imbalance with the U.S. by ramping up purchases of goods made in America. Treasury yields on 10-year notes pushed higher and the dollar rose. Futures on Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 1.5 percent late Friday in Singapore. Hang Seng futures rose 1 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index advanced 0.5 percent
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