TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 18 NOV 2014

China: ‘New Silk Road’ Highlights China’s Two-Speed Reform
China’s dream to revive a 2,000-year old trade route is emblematic of the country’s two-speed reform process, according to Barclays. (Source: CNBC)

Indonesia: Indonesian President Joko Widodo Raises Subsidised Fuel Prices
Indonesian motorists are this morning paying a third more for their fuel after Joko Widodo last night abruptly cut the state subsidy for petrol and diesel. (Source: The Australian)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Clears Part of Protest Site – with Help of Protesters
Hong Kong on Tuesday cleared part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, leaving most of the main protest site intact. (Source: Reuters)

Australia: Australia and China Seal Major Free Trade Deal
China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement, as Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare address to parliament in Canberra. (Source: BBC)

Argentina: Argentina Creates New Agency to Track Trade, Slow Dollar Flight
Argentina tightened its international trade controls on Monday by creating a new government agency to keep track of imports and exports two weeks after accusing U.S.household products giant Procter & Gamble Co of tax fraud. (Source: Reuters).

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