As volatility in stock and property markets extends into the tail end of 2018, it's becoming increasingly obvious that global finance is at an inflection point, writes Ian Verrender.
Global markets plummet after the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer, a move almost certain to inflame US-China trade tensions.
The Australian dollar has been tumbling since yesterday's worse-than-expected GDP figures were released, and European markets continue to tumble on US-China trade worries.
The local share market drops sharply, following an $US820 billion wipe out on Wall Street overnight — triggered by American recession fears and ongoing uncertainty over the US-China "trade truce".
The Dow Jones plummets by almost 800 points — its biggest fall since the October sell-off — over lingering concerns about the US-China trade war, and the bond market signalling the rising risk of recession.
Wall Street enjoys a burst of optimism after the US and China agreed to a trade ceasefire, but it is unlikely to spread to the Australian share market.
Nine Entertainment announces 144 back-office jobs will be shed, as it looks to make savings and cut duplication of jobs after the $3 billion merger with Fairfax Media.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agree not to escalate the US-China trade war for the next 90 days, sparking a rally on the Australian share market.
National accounts data out this week are expected to show the economy slowed in the three months to September. So have things peaked, or is there still another leg up?
Conflicting signals from Donald Trump are keeping investors on edge, ahead of his highly anticipated trade talks with China's President at the G20 summit.