21 Jan 20 -Markets Digest Earnings | James Hardie , Global markets were mixed overnight, as investors awaited a fresh batch of corporate earnings and some key central bank meetings this week.   We are currently in the quarterly US earnings season, where companies announce their quarterly profit results. During US earnings season investor focus usually shifts back to company announcements, rather than broader economic or other issues.   Stock in Focus: James Hardie (JHX:ASX) JHX shares continue to soar after the building materials after delivering a solid set of figures for the first half of the 2020 financial year, continuing the trend from the first quarter and lifted its full year earnings guidance.   The upgraded guidance was underpinned by meaningful contributions from Europe, and growth in the US housing market, as overall construction activity rose, coupled...