China: China December Exports Beat Expectations, But Pressures Persist
China’s exports and imports exceeded market expectations in December, a welcome sign that Beijing has found support for its cooling manufacturing sector as a stronger U.S. economy offsets weakness in Europe and Japan. (Source: IBT)

Ukraine: Ukraine Meeting in Berlin Ends Without Significant Progress
The foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France were unable to make enough progress in closed-door meetings Monday on the Ukrainian crisis to move ahead with a higher-level summit. (Source: ABC News)

Greece: ECB Threatens to Choke Off Funding to Greece
The European Central Bank is threatening to choke off funding to Greece’s lenders in the hope it won’t actually need to. (Source: Bloomberg)

Argentina: Gov’t launches new stage of Price Watch scheme
On 12 January, the government announced the new stage of the Price Watch scheme, which allows price increases up to 3.8% in the 451 products included in the programme. (Source: Buenos Aires Herald)

UAE: Dubai Sukuk Gets $14.6 Billion Push Toward Record Rally
Dubai bondholders are getting a $14.6 billion reason to drive the sheikhdom’s securities to fresh records. (Source: Bloomberg)

Global: Oil prices plunge again as UAE defends holding production
Oil prices continued their rout on Tuesday with Brent crude and U.S. WTI both falling to their lowest in almost six years as a big OPEC producer stood by the group’s decision not to cut output to tackle a glut in the market. (Source: Reuters).

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