Sunday, December 31, 2023

Monday's News Links

[Reuters] Powerful earthquake slams Japan, residents flee some coastal areas

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Strong Earthquake Hits Northwestern Japan, Destroying Homes

[Reuters] US sinks 3 ships, kills 10 after Houthi Red Sea attack

[MSN/WP] U.S. Firefight with Houthi Gunmen Heightens Shipping Risk

[Reuters] Fighting rages in Gaza as Israel looks at new phase of war

[Reuters] Iranian warship Alborz enters the Red Sea - Tasnim

[AP] World population up 75 million this year, standing at 8 billion on Jan. 1

[Reuters] China's new home prices up in Dec for 4th straight month - survey

[Reuters] Australian home prices surged 8% in 2023 but rates, inflation cloud outlook

[The Hill] China’s Xi vows ‘reunification’ with Taiwan in year-end address

[Reuters] North Korea's Kim says armed conflict becoming reality because of US - KCNA

[Bloomberg] China Home Sales Fall Again as Policy Shifts Fail to Stem Decline

[Bloomberg] Putin Says He Wants Peace in Ukraine But on Russia’s Own Terms

[NYT] Chill in the Housing Market Seeps Into Other Industries

[WSJ] Big Tech Braces for Wave of Antitrust Rulings in 2024

[WSJ] Shale Is Keeping the World Awash With Oil as Conflicts Abound

[WSJ] Where the Job Market Is Heading in 2024, in Six Charts

[WSJ] A Real-Estate Juggernaut Ran Off the Rails in 2023

[WSJ] Businesses Eye Possible Political Protests as Looming 2024 Risk

[WSJ] Japanese Investors Return to Overseas Real Estate With Lessons Learned From the 1990s

[FT] US office owners face $117bn wall of debt repayments

[FT] US and UK step up pressure on Houthi rebels to deter Red Sea shipping attacks