February 9, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Eriko Kojima and Ms. Sara Mcdonald

1. Tokyo’s Nikkei average briefly fell more than 700 points on Friday.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi have confirmed they will keep pressing North Korea to scrap its nuclear and missile programs.
3. The opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will take place on Friday.