TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 19 JAN 2015

China: What to Look for Beyond the Headlines in China’s GDP Report
At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Beijing, China’s statistics bureau is due to announce gross domestic product data that will probably show the economy expanded 7.3 percent in 2014, the slowest full-year pace since 1990, according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. (Source: Bloomberg)

Ukraine: Ukraine troops retake Donetsk airport area with ‘mass operation’
A mass operation by Ukrainian troops has retaken most of the strategic Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine after it nearly fell to Russia-backed rebels, the country’s military leadership said on Sunday. (Source: The Guardian)

Europe: ECB faces crucial test of ‘whatever it takes’
The European Central Bank faces a crucial test of its resolve to do “whatever it takes” to preserve the euro when it decides this week on buying government bonds to combat deflation and revive the economy. (Source: CNBC News)

Argentina: Argentine government rules out changes in exchange rate policy
Alejandro Vanoli, the President of the Argentine Central Bank, dismissed an abrupt change in the official exchange rate policy. (Source: info latam; Language: Spanish)

Lybia: Libyan army agrees partial ceasefire with militias
The Libyan army has declared a partial ceasefire, two days after some of the militias based in western Libya announced a unilateral truce.

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