‘Giant Risk Event,’ Fed’s Williams Worries, Inside PBOC: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Wednesday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:

  • Traders should brace for heightened volatility in 2020 as the U.S. presidential election becomes one more reason for investors to hedge
  • New York Fed chief John Williams said he’s more attentive to the possibility that the outlook will worsen rather than improve
  • A look inside the PBOC’s struggle to balance China’s slowing economic growth and its eye-watering debt levels
  • The near-deal between the U.S. and China that fell apart six months ago is now being used as the benchmark to decide how much tariffs should be rolled back in the initial phase of a broader trade agreement. Vice President Mike Pence said it would be difficult to sign a trade agreement if demonstrations in Hong Kong are met with violence
  • For the first time this year, the Canadian economy is coming in below analyst expectations in a warning signal
  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he will fast-track A$3.8 billion of infrastructure projects to boost the economy
  • Myanmar faces major infrastructure obstacles as it tries to attract manufacturers seeking alternative locations to China
  • As Chaos engulfs Chile, a booming economy suddenly faces a bust

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