The 6th plenum has several objectives in mind. One is to foster party discipline amongst the Chinese Communist Party members. Tackling corruption remains high on the agenda as President Xi Jinping has reiterated the need to make party discipline stronger than the law.
The news that an increasing number of European banks are looking for cheap way to store cash as interest rates go negative is a good way for banks to register their protest over the impact of negative interest rates.
The lingering subpar economic recovery since the 2008 subprime crisis and the ascendancy of the Chinese economy since 1979 has given rise to an intellectual re-examination by some economists of many popular economic ideas.
A nationwide survey showed President Rodrigo Duterte gaining a historic high of 91 percent in public trust in his first week in office. The rating easily broke the former record which was held by Benigno Aquino III in 2010.