TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 12 NOV 2014

Japan: Japan’s Abe to postpone tax hike, call December election
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned tax increase and call a general election for December, a newspaper said on Wednesday, in what would be the biggest shift in Abe’s economic policies since he came to power two years ago. (Source: CNBC)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong To Scrap Daily Yuan Conversion Limit To Boost Stock Investment
Hong Kong will scrap the daily 20,000 yuan ($3,264) conversion limit for residents from Monday when a landmark scheme to link the city’s stock market with Shanghai is launched, facilitating investment flows into China’s stock market. (Source: IBTimes)

Ukraine: Ukraine Says Rebels Massing Forces Amid Germany’s Warning
The cease-fire negotiated two months ago is coming undone as Ukraine and its allies in the U.S. and Europe accuse Russia of continuing to arm rebels in eastern Ukraine.  (Source: Bloomberg)

Argentina: U.S. judge says Citigroup can process Argentina’s next bond payment
A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that Citigroup Inc could process an $85 million interest payment by Argentinean bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default. (Source: Reuters).

Korea: Korea Household Debt Rises Most in Decade on Easier Loans
Household debt in South Korea increased to its highest level in a decade after the Central Bank cut borrowing costs and President Park Geun Hye eased lending requirements. (Source: Bloomberg)

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