GBP gains ahead of expected Brexit vote; PM May said to consider holding second vote if first fails (how on earth this would work is anyone's guess!). Obviously today will be more meetings with MP's to garner support for her vote but indications still point to a heavy defeat. The only question now is how big a defeat…

China PBoC, MoF and NDRC all affirm commitment to boost domestic economy in 2019 (affirms policy and monetary stance but willingness to change if needed) White House said to seek meeting with House Democrats this week on border, Trump said to seek to win over moderate Democrats from red districts - US press Bipartisan group of senators reportedly intend to hold talks on how to end govt shutdown - Wash Post