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Fed policymakers agree rates on hold for ‘a time’

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US Federal Reserve policymakers agreed in their final policy meeting of 2019 that interest rates were likely to stay on hold for "a time" as the central bank set its sights on a new articulation of its monetary policy framework. Minutes of the Fed's Dec 10-11 policy meeting, released on Friday (Jan 3), also showed policymakers were preparing to

NBA: James nets 21 as Lakers end 4-game losing run, Doncic’s 9th triple-double lifts Mavs over Warriors

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – LeBron James scored 21 points and equalled his NBA season best of 16 assists, as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 128-120 win over Portland on Saturday (Dec 28). "We just wanted to play well," he said. "We just try to play the right way, sharing the ball on offence. Win, lose, or draw we did that tonight." He was a late

Positioning for Asia’s expected rebound in 2020

December is my favourite month of the year. There is something festive in the air and there are reasons to catch up with friends over a drink – preferably over something hot, as we tackle the cooler weather recently. It is also the time to shop for gifts for friends and, in my case, I also have to make a list of the presents to prepare for my three kids. Thankfully, only