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‘Giant Risk Event,’ Fed’s Williams Worries, Inside PBOC: Eco Day

Michael Heath

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Wednesday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:

Traders should brace for heightened volatility in 2020 as the U.S. presidential election becomes one more reason for investors to hedgeNew York Fed chief John Williams said he’s more attentive to the possibility that the outlook will worsen rather than improveA look inside the PBOC’s struggle to balance China’s slowing economic growth and its eye-watering debt levelsThe near-deal between the U.S. and China that fell apart six months ago is now being used as the benchmark to decide how much tariffs should be rolled back in the initial phase of a broader trade agreement. Vice President Mike Pence said it would be difficult to sign a trade agreement if demonstrations in Hong Kong are met with violenceFor the first time this year, the Canadian economy is coming in below analyst expectations in a warning signalAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he will fast-track A$3.8 billion of infrastructure projects to boost the economyMyanmar faces major infrastructure obstacles as it tries to attract manufacturers seeking alternative locations to ChinaAs Chaos engulfs Chile, a booming economy suddenly faces a bust

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