TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 21 OCT 2014

China: China’s Economic Growth Slows to More than Five-Year Low
China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures. Gross domestic product rose by 7.3% in the third quarter from a year earlier, compared to 7.5% in the previous quarter, official data showed. (Source: BBC)

Hong Kong: Students to Meet Hong Kong Government
The talks that will be held tonight between the governmnet and the students may be the best chance to end more than three weeks of protests, which by far have had an effect on the retail sector of the economy. (Source: Bloomberg)

Argentina: Argentina Eyes Up to USD 1bn in Dollar-Linked Local Bonds
Argentina said it intends to issue up to USD 1bn in dollar-linked bonds in the domestic markets, with the first offering set for later this week. (Source: Reuters)

Eurozone: ECB Launched New Covered Bond Purchases
The European Central Bank (ECB) started buying covered bonds in order to revive the euro area economy and to avoid deflation, according to an ECB spokesman. (Source: Reuters)

France: Paris, Berlin Work on French Budget Deal for EU
According to a report from German daily der Spiegel, France and Germany are secretly discussing a deal to enable the European Commission to approve Paris’s draft 2015 budget even though it breaks past deficit-cutting commitments. (Source: Reuters)

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