Europe : China measures, Italian banks lift shares to record close
Read more at The Business Times.Tue, Feb 18, 2020 - 6:04 AM European shares hit a record high close on Monday as a rally in Italian banks and fresh attempts by China to limit the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak lifted investor spirits. PHOTO: REUTERS [BENGALURU] European shares hit a record high close on Monday as a rally in Italian banks and fresh attempts by China to limit the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak lifted investor spirits. Despite a US holiday dulling market activity, the pan-European Stoxx 600 index rose 0.3 per cent, with trade-sensitive German stocks hitting all-time highs as Beijing stepped up stimulus measures. Adding to the upbeat mood, Italy's fifth-biggest bank UBI Banca jumped 5.5 per cent after saying it aimed to nearly double net profit in the next three years, sending a broader index of Italian banks up 1.8 per cent. Even as China reported more coronavirus cases over the weekend, prompting economists to cut growth forecasts, investors took heart from the central bank's move to cut interest rates. "The fact that China keeps signalling that they're ready to somewhat bubblewrap the economy by pumping in stimulus - that's what's keeping markets in the green today," said Connor Campbell, analyst at financial spread better Spreadex. Read more: The Business Times
Leaked document shows how China tracked Uighur detainees and their families(NYTIMES) - The last time she heard from her family was over three years ago, before China began rounding up Muslims in the country's far west. She lived abroad and knew nothing of her family's fate - until the contents of a leaked government document surfaced, describing their lives in chilling detail.. Read more at straitstimes.com. //authorities see as problematic that would be normal elsewhere, such as giving up alcohol, wanting to go on a religious pilgrimage or attending a funeral// That's insane! Authoritarian China must be held accountable for violating human rights! MagnitskyAct China_is_terrorist
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