Financial News from The Wall Street Journal

  • Asian Markets Wobble on U.S. Drop, China Worries @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    The region extends its slump after U.S. stocks tumbled overnight.

  • Bush Takes Gloves Off, Attacks Trump Directly @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    After weeks of enduring rival Donald Trump’s attacks, Jeb Bush released an Internet video aimed at trying to muscle his way back to the front of the pack and undermine the celebrity businessman’s fitness ...

  • China's Economic Woes Echo Across Asia @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Evidence is increasing that China’s economic slowdown is rippling across Asia, with a startling plunge in South Korean exports and softening manufacturing in Malaysia and Vietnam.

  • Australia Posts Slowest Quarterly Growth in Four Y … @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Australia’s growth weakened, as fading investment in the mining sector and falling export revenue continued to put a brake on the economy.

  • Final Designs for New Zealand's New Flag Chosen @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The final four designs for New Zealand’s proposed new national flag were revealed Tuesday, and New Zealanders are scheduled to go to the polls later this year to rank the four designs by order of preference....

  • China Boosts Efforts to Keep Money at Home @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    China is imposing new controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, with lenders beefing up internal checks on foreign-exchange conversions and regulators aiming to rein in illegal money-transfer ...

  • Cash From China Is Boon for Hong Kong @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Wealth managers in Hong Kong are seeing an influx of business as nervous Chinese mainlanders move money overseas, even as China’s slowdown hits other areas of the city’s economy.

  • Venezuela Says China to Give $5 Billion Oil Loan @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    The South American country will use the loan to boost oil production, President Nicolás Maduro said.

  • Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

  • Tokyo Olympic Logo Scrapped @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    Organizers of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo said they would scrap the official logo for the Games, following allegations of plagiarism.

  • Company That Gives Millions of Chinese Bank Services … @ The Wall Street Journal - 12 hours ago

    Shanghai F-road links 10 million rural Chinese to lenders and wins The Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion competition

  • Axel Springer, Samsung Partner on Mobile News App in … The Wall Street Journal - 19 hours ago

    Axel Springer, Europe’s largest publisher, and Samsung, the world’s largest cellphone maker, have announced a content partnership in which news stories created and curated by the German publisher will appear exclusively on the Korean tech giant’s phones in Europe. The stories will be packaged in an app called Upday and …

  • As Ian Rogers's move to LVMH shows, the road between Apple Inc. and the luxury-goods industry is a two-way street. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA announced Tuesday that it is hiring the former Apple exec, who created Apple's online radio station Beats 1, as its new chief digital officer. Mr. Rogers will help brands …

  • Large Chemical Blast Rips Through Chinese City @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:27 PM SGT

    A large chemical fire and explosion ripped through an industrial zone in a northeastern Chinese city late Monday, killing at least one person, local officials said, less than a month after deadly chemical ...

  • China Factory Activity Slips to Three-Year Low @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:25 PM SGT

    Weakness in Chinese manufacturing could be temporary but it is clear that its economic engines are not running at full speed.

  • Largest Batch of Clinton Emails Released @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:24 PM SGT

    Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton show that former Clinton White House aide Sidney Blumenthal remained a political confidant and correspondent throughout her time as secretary of state.

  • Migrant Crackdown Sows Chaos in Europe @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:20 PM SGT

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Europe to tackle the migrant crisis and agree on a fair distribution of people, warning that failing to do so might put the EU’s open-border policy at risk.

  • India's Economy Outshines Neighbors @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:07 PM SGT

    India’s economy expanded 7% in the April-through-June quarter, defying weakness in other parts of emerging Asia and making it one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

  • China's Two-Yuan Dilemma @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:07 PM SGT

    Since China devalued the yuan on Aug. 11, the spread between its value in Hong Kong and in the mainland has widened—a complication for Beijing’s ambitions to raise the currency’s global profile.

  • White House Readying Sanctions Plan Against Chinese … @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:07 PM SGT

    The White House is preparing a menu of sanctions against Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies that officials believe benefited from the cybertheft of U.S. corporate secrets.

  • China Announces Legal Actions for 'Securities Viol … @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:06 PM SGT

    Chinese authorities announced legal actions Sunday against high-profile targets in the government, brokerages and media for what they alleged were ‘securities violations.’

  • Inside Kellogg's Effort to Cash In on the Health-Food … @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:39 AM SGT

    Fixing its Kashi brand, says the CEO, is key to bulking up sales in the fast-growing natural and organic food aisles.

  • Seoul's Warming Ties With China Isolate North Kore … @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:32 AM SGT

    South Korean leader’s meeting this week with her Chinese counterpart underlines pressure on Pyongyang’s traditional alliance with Beijing.

  • Islamic State Blows Up Palmyra Ruins @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 6:11 AM SGT

    Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra’s 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city’s famed historic sites.

  • Pakistan Denies Haqqani Insurgents Use Its Territory … @ The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 1:34 AM SGT

    Pakistan denied that the Haqqani network, an Afghan insurgent group, was using it as a base, responding to statements by the U.S. national security adviser about the organization’s links to Pakistan.

  • LG Tracks Apple With ‘Urbane’ Luxury Smartwatch The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 3:56 PM SGT

    South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. has launched a new luxury smartwatch, tracking its chief competitor Apple Inc. The smartwatch is based on LG’s latest wearable, the Urbane Watch, and features a 23-carat gold case with an alligator leather strap. Apple also uses 18-carat gold for its luxury smartwatches, …

  • Crises Put First Dents in Xi Jinping's Power @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:18 PM SGT

    Before a planned visit to the U.S., the Chinese president’s image as a bold leader is being undermined by his botched handling of the stock market rout and the country’s economic slowdown.

  • Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:16 PM SGT

    Federal Reserve officials emerged from a week of head-spinning financial turbulence largely sticking to their plan to raise U.S. interest rates before the end of the year.

  • China 'Punishes' Nearly 200 People for Spreading R … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:13 PM SGT

    Sweep targets people who the government said spread false Internet rumors regarding the stock-market turmoil and deadly blasts in Tianjin.

  • Shanghai Stocks Begin Down @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:09 PM SGT

    Asian markets are struggling to shake off a global selloff, despite a bounce in China shares at the end of last week. Shanghai was recently down about 2%.

  • Mims: What to Expect When You're Expecting an Apple … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 12:04 PM SGT

    Keywords: On its face, a car seems like a disastrous thing for Apple to build, writes Christopher Mims. One of his predictions about the Apple car: If Apple does go forward with it, the company is playing ...

  • Malaysia Protesters Face Uphill Battle to Dislodge … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:06 AM SGT

    Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Malaysia’s capital over the weekend to rally against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but analysts say the leader of the resource-rich nation is in a strong ...

  • Foreign Man Arrested in Bangkok Blast Probe @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:56 AM SGT

    Thai police said they arrested a foreign man whom they described as a suspect in this month’s deadly bombing of a Bangkok shrine that is popular with Chinese tourists.

  • Apple's Ad Blockers Rile Publishers @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:05 AM SGT

    Apple’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors like Google.

  • China Slowdown to Hit Asia Electronics Supply Chai … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:03 AM SGT

    After several years of torrid expansion, the slowdown in smartphone sales in China is expected to hit Asian parts suppliers.

  • At Least 11 Die in Saudi Arabia Fire @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 9:54 AM SGT

    A large fire at a residential compound of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant killed at least 11 people and injured more than 200, officials said.

  • Facebook Adds Tool to Detect Unauthorized Posts of … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 9:52 AM SGT

    Facebook, under fire from top Web-video creators who say it fails to prevent their videos from being posted without permission, is trying to make it easier for them to protect their content, particularly ...

  • Egypt Rejects Criticism of Journalists' Jail Sente … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 9:51 AM SGT

    Egypt’s foreign ministry rejected international criticism of a court’s decision to sentence a team of Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison, summoning the British ambassador to Egypt for condemning ...

  • U.A.E. Takes Lead in Southern Yemen @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 9:44 AM SGT

    U.A.E. forces prevented Houthi rebels in Yemen from overrunning the Yemeni port city of Aden and now also reluctantly find themselves in the business of nation-building.

  • Biden Faces Narrow Path to White House @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 9:08 AM SGT

    As Vice President Joe Biden weighs a presidential bid, he must confront a number of fundamental questions. Among them: Does he have a viable path through an electoral map that is becoming more treacherous?...

  • Rice Condemns Pakistan-Based Militant Attacks in A … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 2:10 AM SGT

    U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday told top civilian and military leaders in Islamabad that attacks in neighboring Afghanistan by Pakistan-based militants were “absolutely unacceptable,” ...

  • Thousands Protest Against Malaysia's Najib Razak @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:13 PM SGT

    Police said an estimated 25,000 people demonstrated in the capital, protesting management of the economy and debt problems at a state investment fund.

  • Birding in the Digital Age: A Primer @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:57 AM SGT

    The best binoculars, field guides and apps for budding birders—and why a Bluetooth speaker is a birder’s best friend.

  • Treading Line Between War and Peace, U.S. Special Forces … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 9:56 AM SGT

    Special-operations units are trying to get their local counterparts ready for combat before American troops leave Afghanistan.

  • Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription: A Luxury SUV Worthy of Thor's … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 9:50 AM SGT

    In search of a stately SUV with safety features galore and a palatial seven-seat interior? Behold the Volvo XC90 T6.

  • Four Men to Face Charges Over Migrants Deaths @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 6:37 AM SGT

    A Hungarian court said four men could face up to 16 years in prison for alleged people trafficking in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a midsize truck abandoned in neighboring Austria....

  • India's Rajan Says Reserve Bank Is in an 'Accommodative' … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 6:36 AM SGT

    The Reserve Bank of India is in an accommodative phase of monetary policy, meaning it is looking to reduce interest rates, RBI Gov. Raghuram Rajan said.

  • For China, a Plunge and a Reckoning @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 5:58 AM SGT

    The stock market fall pierced the party’s mystique of omnipotence. In an interwoven world, the crisis should spur Beijing to prefer compromise to bullying.

  • Thousands March Against Lebanon Government @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 5:22 AM SGT

    A demonstration in Beirut against poor waste management blossomed into full-throated demands that Lebanon’s long-standing political class step down from power.

  • Rice to Press Pakistan on Antiterror Vigilance @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Aug 30, 2015 1:11 AM SGT

    National security adviser Susan Rice is set to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday to press the country’s government to do more to prevent terrorists from using its territory as a base for attacks on neighboring ...

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