Macro Briefing | 21 January 2020

China confirms that new virus can spread through human contact: Reuters
China’s coronavirus outbreak prompts flight screenings in Australia: NY Times
U. of Hong Kong: virus has likely spread to 20 cities: SCMP
Trump to speak at World Economic Forum as impeachment trial begins: AP
Hundreds of US-bound migrants cross Mexico’s southern border: BBC
US Treasury Sec. warns UK and Italy re: digital-tax plans: WSJ
Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s long-term debt rating due to gov’t ‘inertia’: BBG
Foreign investment by firms around the world fell in 2019 to near-decade low: WSJ
IMF predicts world growth will pick up in 2020: CNBC