Nasdaq Falls for Third Straight Session Ahead of Nvidia Earnings 
 

Federal Reserve minutes signal concern about cutting rates too soon.


 
Fed Minutes Show Unease Over Premature Cuts 
 

Only two officials highlighted the risks of keeping rates too high for too long at last month's policy meeting.


 
Australia's Composite PMI Surges to 10-Month High 
 

The strong result was driven by the services sector which the Reserve Bank of Australia has recognized as an ongoing source of inflation risk.


 
China's Metal Demand Takes a Different Shape 
 

China's property crisis keeps punishing big miners, but increasing demand from manufacturing and infrastructure could take the edge off.


 
China Approves Loans for White-List Projects 
 

Chinese officials have approved more than $17 billion in loans for a "white list" of real-estate projects, offering fresh signs that Beijing is moving forward to prop up the country's sluggish property market.


 
It's Been 30 Years Since Food Ate Up This Much of Your Income 
 

Ongoing high costs are leading food manufacturers and restaurants to keep prices elevated.


 
Cheap Chinese Goods Are Becoming a Costly Problem. Exhibit A: Hong Kong. 
 

Shoppers are hopping across the border, where prices have dropped. Neighboring Asian countries could also be hit if Chinese companies dump their goods there amid weak domestic demand.


 
Say Goodbye to Dirt Cheap Canadian Oil 
 

Don't cry for U.S. refiners, who will be fine without it-for now.


 
U.S. to Invest Billions to Replace China-Made Cranes at Nation's Ports 
 

The Biden administration is concerned about potential security threats at hundreds of sites.


 
China Quant Fund Suspended as Regulators Tighten Grip on Trading 
 

China's two major stock exchanges have slapped a three-day ban on a large quantitative fund, the latest move by regulators ramping up trading scrutiny as they look to boost a sluggish market.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

02-21-24 1915ET