Ukraine President Gives Prime Minister Second Chance After Tape Leak – The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times | Jan 17, 2020 at 7:14 PM

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday allowed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk to keep his job after the leak of an embarrassing audio recording prompted Honcharuk to submit his resignation.

Bank of Korea keeps base rate at 1.25%

Japan News | Jan 17, 2020 at 7:13 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea’s central bank kept its benchmark rate steady on Friday, as largely expected, as it assesses the impact of earlier easings amid concerns that rock-bottom interest rates meant to power a recovery could be stoking a property bubble.

Ric Edelman: A Scaled-Up Gadfly

Barrons | Jan 17, 2020 at 5:42 PM

Edelman, the largest two-legged shareholder of $200-billion-plus Edelman Financial Engines, speaks with Barron’s Advisor about his role with the company and why its future is all about the retail client. He also takes aim at an industry cash cow.

Ukraine Digest: top news of Friday, Jan. 17

Kyiv Post | Jan 17, 2020 at 5:07 PM

Prime Minister Honcharuk offers to resign, Zelensky asks him to stay   After four months in office, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk handed in a resignation letter to the president after audio recordings of Honcharuk’s closed meeting with several ministers were leaked online.