(Bloomberg) -- Welcome to Tuesday, Asia. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started:

  • President Donald Trump said China has indicated that negotiations over an initial trade deal are advancing, raising expectations the leaders could sign an agreement at a meeting next month in Chile
  • Vice President Mike Pence is due to deliver a speech on China Thursday that is already drawing attention from policy analysts. Pence could play “bad cop,” with a focus on human rights, clearing the way for Trump to play “good cop” with a deal, Compass Point says
  • How do you spur demand? By raising taxes and distributing cash to the poor, says this year’s Nobel prize winner for economics
  • Hostility and discrimination await women daring to encroach upon the male-dominated world of economics, European Central Bank’s conference papers showed. The Bank of England’s Andy Haldane says gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting should be extended to more firms and countries
  • U.S. tariffs that took effect Friday on iconic European products including single-malt Scotch whisky have already prompted plenty of grumbling from American consumers. But the more important constituency watching what might yet turn into a 21st century Whiskey Rebellion is actually in Beijing
  • Latin America, the traditional poster child for political risk in financial markets, is back as a source of concern for investors
  • The ECB is running low on sovereign bonds to buy -- that undermines the credibility of its pledge to keep going until inflation picks up, writes David Powell
  • Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron is looking to markets for clues about how to navigate economic cross-currents
  • More Saudis are joining the hospitality sector as authorities roll out an ambitious drive to draw millions of tourists, even as joblessness among nationals has held above 12% since 2016
  • As Hong Kong’s historic protests become increasingly violent, mainland Chinese living in the city are becoming increasingly fearful

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