- US lawmakers grill TikTok CEO Shou Chew over national security and child safety concerns.
- TikTok's perceived link to the Chinese government puts it in geopolitical crosshairs.
- US regulators warn of data security risks associated with TikTok.
- President Biden's administration considering forcing TikTok's Chinese parent company to sell its shares in the US unit or imposing an outright ban.
- Possible ban could alienate 150 million potential voters ahead of 2024 elections.
Central banks around the world are pausing tightening campaigns as inflation eases and economies slow. Inflation-targeting regimes are keeping their own houses in order, while the US Fed's key inflation gauges fell to the slowest annual paces since late 2021.
Two massive earthquakes on Monday have devastated cities and towns across Turkey and Syria, with death toll of over 16,000. This is one of the worst natural disasters this century, alongside the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami, 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2008 Cyclone Nargis.
A raft of U.S. data and European inflation numbers will give guidance on how the world's top central banks will navigate the way ahead, including the hotly debated "no landing" scenario. Reports on U.S. durable goods orders, home prices, manufacturing and consumer confidence threaten to cement expec