UPDATE 2-Weak trading, bleak commissions drag profits drown for China's brokers
* 2017 bright spots include bonds, IPOs, M&A (Recasts with overview on brokerages; adds background on other brokerages)
** Education co Pearson -5%, bottom of Stoxx 600 and UK's FTSE 100 in volume after 9-mth trading update
** Reiterates 2016 guidance, 2018 goals unchanged; sales decline 7% in underlying terms
** Liberum flags -7% for the first 9 months is the same as 1H and likely to disappoint those looking for an improvement in trends; reiterates as key "sell"
** Stock down by more than a third over the last yr (RM: email@example.com)
* Trump vows to move on to tax cut legislation (Adds Trump quotes, lawmaker reaction)