- India Panel Recommends Higher FDI Limits @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 minutes ago
An Indian government panel recommended increasing foreign direct investment limits in sectors such as defense, telecommunications and multibrand retail to attract long-term capital to the country.
- Nikkei Outperforms Asia, Fed Result Eyed @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 minutes ago
Asian markets were mixed Wednesday before the outcome of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the global day, with the Nikkei outperforming its regional peers on a weaker yen. The Nikkei ended ...
- Officials Amp Up Spying Defense @ The Wall Street Journal - 26 minutes ago
The NSA director mounted his most vigorous defense of data-surveillance programs, saying they helped thwart more than 50 terror plots and might have helped prevent the 9/11 attacks.
- Banks Are Sticking Point in Trade Talks @ The Wall Street Journal - 33 minutes ago
Analysis: An immediate obstacle in free-trade talks between the U.S. and Europe is a split over whether such a pact should include regulations of the financial-services sector.
- U.S. to Propose New Phase In Nuclear-Arms Cuts @ The Wall Street Journal - 36 minutes ago
Obama is set to make the case for a new phase in nuclear-weapons reductions in a major foreign-policy speech in Berlin.
- Japan Exports Surge, but Trade Deficit Persists @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
Japan's exports in May were up an unexpected 10.1% from a year earlier thanks to a weaker yen—but the nation's trade balance stayed deep in the red.
- Speedy Traders in Talks on Tie-Up @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
Two of the largest independent U.S. high-frequency-trading firms are in early merger discussions, as a downturn in trading opportunities has spurred cutbacks and tie-up talks among rivals
- U.K. Wants to Punish Bad Bankers @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards called for the creation of criminal sanctions for incompetent bankers, one of the conclusions of a broad review of the culture of U.K. banking.
- Funding Values Fab at Over $1 Billion @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
Two-year-old design website Fab is now worth more than $1 billion, thanks to a $150 million venture-capital round led in part by Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings.
- China's Wanda to Expand Overseas @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
Chinese property conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group plans to expand its luxury real-estate and hotel business overseas, as it builds the world's first Chinese luxury hotel outside of China's mainland.
- Wal-Mart Plays Catch-Up With Amazon @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
Wal-Mart is creating a vast new logistics system that includes building warehouses for Web orders, but also uses workers in stores to pack and mail items to customers.
- G-8 Syria Talks Avert Fissure, Not War @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 57 minutes ago
After holding bruising sessions on Syria, international leaders closed a two-day summit here mostly at odds over the long civil war but unanimously endorsing an increasingly uncertain peace process.
- Boeing 787 Makes Unscheduled Landing @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines of a flight from Denver to Tokyo made an unscheduled landing in Seattle because of an apparent problem with an engine oil filter. There was no fire.
- Boeing Wins Orders for Stretched 787 @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago
Boeing signed up five customers for a new stretched version of its Dreamliner, a milestone in a marketing push it hopes will reignite sales of the aircraft after the current version was temporarily grounded ...
- China Miner Looks to Canada @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago
China Minmetals said it is considering making a bid for Rio Tinto's $4 billion Canadian iron-ore operations.
- Traders Try to Game Oil-Price Benchmark @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago
Some oil traders say they try to skew Platts oil-price benchmarks by offering to do small deals at a loss, with the goal of doing bigger ones at better prices.
- SEC Seeks Admissions of Fault @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago
U.S. securities regulators plan to require certain defendants to admit to wrongdoing as a condition of settling securities-fraud charges, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said Tuesday.
- Smithfield Chief Stands to Get Big Haul on Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago
Smithfield Foods's CEO could receive more than $46 million in merger-related payments after helping to orchestrate his company's sale to China's Shuanghui for $4.7 billion.
- Fears Grow Over Yemenis' Ties to Iran @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
Iran is taking advantage of the confusion surrounding Yemen's transition of government to gain a new foothold in the country.
- Alcatel to Overhaul Finances @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday plans to announce steps aimed at increasing its financial flexibility and the efficiency of its loss-plagued operations, according to people familiar with the matter.
- Immigration Bill Seen Cutting Deficit @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
A sweeping effort to rewrite the nation's immigration laws would shrink federal deficits during the next two decades, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report that could help win Republican support ...
- Cyprus Asks Creditors to Help Biggest Bank @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
Cyprus has asked its European partners to help ease a cash crunch at the island's biggest lender, saying this spring's bank-rescue deal was struck "without careful preparation" and was imperiling ...
- Dish Network Drops Pursuit of Sprint @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
Dish Network said it won't submit a new offer for Sprint Nextel by its Tuesday deadline, a move that appears to clear the way for the third largest U.S. wireless carrier to be bought by SoftBank of Japan....
- NYU Case Spotlights Risk of China Tie-Ups @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago
NYU Shanghai, the boldest foray yet for a U.S. university into China, is emerging as an illustration of the political risks of Chinese-Western education ventures.
- Swiss Resist U.S. Banks Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago
Swiss lawmakers dealt a serious blow to a plan that could enable the country's banks to avoid the threat of prosecution in the U.S. by collectively coming clean about their dealings with suspected American ...
- HSBC Pulled Into Hibor Investigation @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago
The global rate-fixing investigation widened as Hong Kong's de facto central bank said it was investigating HSBC Holdings and other banks about the possible rigging of local benchmark interest rates.
- China Home Prices Jumped in May @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago
Housing prices in China's 70 major cities in May registered their highest annual growth rate in more than two years, at 5.3%, which could increase pressure on cities to enforce the government's property-cooling ...
- Taliban Open Door to Peace Talks @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago
The Taliban set the stage for peace talks with envoys of President Hamid Karzai and the U.S., establishing a venue and an opening to the Afghan leadership.
- Maker of 'Candy Crush Saga' Plans IPO @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago
The publisher of the hit mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" has hired banks to pursue a U.S. initial public offering, according to people familiar with the move.
- G-8 to Fight Tax Evasion @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago
The Group of Eight leading industrialized nations agreed to proposals to tackle tax avoidance and evasion that call for new laws to stop businesses from shifting profits across borders and urge greater ...
- Floods Kill Scores in Northern India @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 67 people, with thousands missing or stranded, in north India since Saturday, according to government officials.
- Gold Falls 1.2% @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago
Gold prices fell to a one-month low as investors prepared for the gradual end of the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts.
- Stocks Keep on Trucking @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago
Stocks pushed to the highest levels in nearly three weeks as investors await news on whether the Federal Reserve will pull back on its stimulus measures.
- Amazon Vexed by Strikes in Germany @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago
An escalating labor dispute between Amazon.com and its German workforce threatens to undermine the online retailer's reputation and business model in its largest foreign market.
- For Some Investors Emerging Markets Still Provide a … @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago
Some investors are betting recent losses for emerging-market stocks, currencies and bonds will prove to be a temporary setback.
- Obama May Be Ready to Let Bernanke Go @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago
Obama subtly suggested he's ready to let Bernanke step down from the Fed when the central banker's term ends in January.
- Loeb's Third Point Raises Sony Stake @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago
Investor Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point has boosted its stake in Sony to 6.9%, ratcheting up a bid to convince the Japanese electronics giant to launch an initial public offering of its entertainment ...
- PBOC Offers No Relief to China Banks @ The Wall Street Journal - 12 hours ago
China's money-market rates remained stubbornly high Tuesday, and the central bank refrained from adding cash to the financial system, suggesting a standoff between the People's Bank of China and lenders ...
- Ex-Trader Is Charged in Libor Probe @ The Wall Street Journal - 12 hours ago
British prosecutors have filed criminal fraud charges against former UBS and Citigroup trader Tom Hayes for allegedly trying to manipulate benchmark interest rates.
- Shipping Lines Form Pact @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago
Maersk, CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping plan to create an alliance to operate three routes in an effort to tackle one of the worst down-cycles in the industry.
- Haze Shrouds Singapore, Malaysia @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago
Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia has choked neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, prompting Singaporean officials to press Jakarta for urgent action against the haze.
- CNPC, Partners Sign Tajikistan Oil and Gas Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 14 hours ago
China's CNPC, France's Total and Anglo-Canadian Tethys signed an agreement to develop oil and gas assets in Tajikistan, as Chinese companies continue to pursue energy abroad.
- China Wrestles With Banks' Pleas for Cash @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 hours ago
China's big banks are urging the central bank to free up funds to ease an unusual cash squeeze, as Beijing faces a stark choice: add money to the financial system to help lenders, or stay the course to ...
- Blast Mars Handover in Afghanistan @ The Wall Street Journal - 17 hours ago
A high-profile ceremony in Kabul on Tuesday marked the formal handover of security responsibilities from the U.S.-led coalition to Afghan forces, but the day was marred by a deadly bombing elsewhere in ...
- China's Top Milk Producer Bulks Up @ The Wall Street Journal - 17 hours ago
China Mengniu Dairy is buying a majority stake in smaller rival Yashili in an effort to bulk up its stake in China's scandal-tainted dairy sector.
- King Move May Hint of More Fun Ahead in Videogame … The Wall Street Journal - 18 hours ago
Signs that King, maker of the popular mobile and online game "Candy Crush Saga," is interested in going public underscore the growing optimism about future fortunes of the videogame market. Midasplayer ...
- Vodafone India Cuts Data Charges @ The Wall Street Journal - 19 hours ago
Charges for surfing the Internet on a Vodafone mobile phone in India were cut by 80%, the company said.
- Airbus A380 Gets a Lift @ The Wall Street Journal - 19 hours ago
Airbus got a boost for its A380 superjumbo, as German leasing company Doric placed a preliminary order for 20 of the two-deck jets.
- Liberty Global in Talks to Buy German Cable Firm @ The Wall Street Journal - 20 hours ago
John Malone's Liberty Global is in talks to buy Germany's biggest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland, a move that could set off a bidding war with Vodafone. Liberty Global has been expanding aggressively ...
- Japan Government Bond Auction Signals Stability @ The Wall Street Journal - 21 hours ago
Japanese government bond prices gained after a solid 20-year-bond auction indicated returning stability in the market.