British house prices rose in
annual terms by more than 1% for the first time in 12 months in
December, but uncertainty about Brexit is likely to weigh on the
market again in 2020, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Friday.
China stocks slipped on Friday,
but finished the first week of a new decade higher with a
five-week winning streak as Beijing eased monetary policy to
shore up the economy even as investors cheered a thaw in
Sino-U.S. trade tensions.