Australian shares dipped on Thursday, led
lower by commodities stocks and tracking global losses after
minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last meeting reinforced
expectations the central bank will tighten policy further.
Republicans could try again
to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections
next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on
Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare
law a "disappointment."
South Korea's central bank kept
monetary policy steady on Thursday for a seventh straight
meeting, as it assessed new signs of softness in the economy
and the potential fallout from global trade frictions.
China's new bank loans rebounded
in September after dipping in the two previous months, central
bank data showed, but overall credit conditions stayed tight in
an economy chilled by an ongoing tariff war with the United
A U.S. Treasury
Department official has been criminally charged with leaking
confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign
chairman Paul Manafort and others to a reporter from digital
media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors said on