January 7, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he could exercise his executive power to declare an emergency and build a wall along the border with Mexico, even if negotiations with the Democrats fail.
  2. Japan has launched a departure tax on people leaving the country.
  3. Tokyo stocks soared on Monday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei Average recovering to pass the key 20,000 mark.