(Bloomberg) — This is Monday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to support get your day started:

  • President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser says the U.S. and China are “closer and closer” into a trade deal, which top-tier officials could be talking again this week
  • Trump has weighed right into a debate into the Fed with what central bankers need to do about sub-par inflation. It’s not totally crazy to consentrate he’ll eventually carry the day
  • Singapore and also other Southeast Asian economies are poised to be resilient facing increasingly dour signs to the global economy, says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat
  • The slowest consumer-price boost 15 months might not be enough to prompt early monetary easing inside Philippines, say analysts
  • China’s foreign-currency holdings rose for a fifth month as lower government bond yields in developed markets lifted valuations
  • Europe’s sclerotic growth and political dysfunction inspire frequent comparisons with Japan’s lost decade within the mid-1990s. Here’s why we’re not there yet