South Korea has complained to the World Trade Organisation about China, saying it has placed restrictions on its goods in retaliation to South Korea's deployment of an anti-missile system.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will begin the two-year countdown to Brexit on March 29.
Chinese companies have been warned by the mainland regulator on their overseas acquisitions telling them they could be a “rose with thorns.”
In the markets, US stocks are mixed as FBI director James Comey confirms that the agency is investigating Russian interference in the US election and links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The Hang Seng Index has hit its highest level in a year and a half.
On today's Money Talk, we are joined by Patrick Bennet of CIBC and Marc Franklin of Conning Asia Pacific. And William Pesek of Barron’s Asia joins us on the phone from Tokyo. (8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com, text to 63 93 59 25, )
08:08 Market discussion
Patrick Bennett, macro strategist at CIBC talks about the new warnings from mainland regulators to Chinese companies about overseas acquisitions.
Marc Franklin, portfolio manager at Conning Asia Pacific, says the biggest risk to markets is protectionism.
08:22 View from Japan
William Pesek, executive editor of Barron's Asia in Tokyo, discusses Angela Merkel and Shinzo Abe's call to speed up approval of a trade deal between the EU and Japan.