TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 14 JUL 2014

China & Brazil: The Week Ahead: Second-Quarter GDP, Xi to Latin America
China is set to report its second-quarter economic-growth results on Wednesday amid lingering worries about domestic performance and the global economic outlook. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to Latin America this week, where he will pay visits to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba. (Source: WSJ)

Singapore: Singapore GDP Tallies First Drop in Seven Quaters in Q2
Singapore’s GDP contracted 0.8% in the second quarter, which contrasted market expectations of a 2.5% expansion. The contraction was mainly driven by a steep decline in manufacturing activity. However, according to analysts the print is not expected to alter the city-state’s monetary policy. (Source: Reuters)

Serbia: Serbia Committed to 3-Year IMF Agreement, Vujovic Says
Serbia would like to resume talks with the IMF in order to secure a three-year loan agreement with the Fund. The loan will help the country reach its debt and deficit goals. (Source: Bloomberg)

Japan: BOJ Expected to Tweak Economic Estimates During Policy Meeting
The Bank of Japan began its two-day monetary policy meeting in which it is expected to revise its growth and inflation forecasts for a more moderate economic expansion as a result of the April consumption tax hike. (Source: Japan Times)

Global: US and EU trade talks to resume
Officials from the European Union and the US will spend this week in Brussels trying to make progress negotiating a controversial trade deal. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aims to stimulate commerce by reducing barriers such as tariffs and differences in regulation. (Source: BBC News)

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