Europe's Funk, Southeast Asia Resilience, Libya's Oil: Eco Day

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Happy Monday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day and week started:

  • Europe’s in a funk, but the comparisons to 1990s Japan are a bit overstated -- for now, at least
  • Three months into Amir Yaron’s stewardship of Israel’s central bank, it’s what he hasn’t done that offers the best clues to the governor’s thinking
  • On second thought. There’s reason to consider Germany’s discouraging data as less ugly than it looks, Bloomberg Economics analysis shows
  • No. 2 economy. China’s foreign exchange reserves are showing moderate advances; meanwhile, the White House is still signaling progress in U.S.-China trade talks
  • Holding steady. Singapore and broader Southeast Asia are proving resilient in the face of regional and global headwinds, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat told Bloomberg
  • Disinflation nation. Price growth in the Philippines is sliding fast, but that won’t immediately prompt interest-rate cuts
  • Trouble spot. Fighting has erupted in Libya again, risking cracks in the global oil market; here’s our QuickTake on the impact

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