Financial News from The Wall Street Journal

  • Stimulus Hope Spurs Stock Rally in China, Japan @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 minutes ago

    Chinese stocks surged in the first quarter as investors look past the country’s sluggish economy and bet Beijing will take further stimulus measures.

  • A Shrewd Oil Call Reverses Fortunes for Lucky Few @ The Wall Street Journal - 35 minutes ago

    Not many on Wall Street saw oil’s ferocious tumble coming. Several traders who did repaired tarnished reputations with the coup.

  • Myanmar, Rebels Sign Draft Cease-Fire Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 38 minutes ago

    Myanmar’s government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

  • Huawei Profit Jumps @ The Wall Street Journal - 39 minutes ago

    Huawei’s 2014 net profit rose 33% on higher revenue, as the company cited its better management of foreign-exchange risks and borrowing costs.

  • ANA Seeks Growth Beyond Japan @ The Wall Street Journal - 45 minutes ago

    ANA expects revenue from international passengers to soar over the next decade as the Japanese airline looks to profit from a government-fueled tourism boom.

  • Philips Sells Lighting Business @ The Wall Street Journal - 47 minutes ago

    Dutch electronics group Philips has sold a majority stake in its light-emitting diode components and automotive-lighting activities to a private-equity consortium in a deal that values the business at ...

  • Co-Pilot Was Treated for Suicide Risk @ The Wall Street Journal - 54 minutes ago

    The Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have crashed an airliner into a French mountainside had undergone therapy over a period of time before obtaining his pilot license.

  • Iran's Supreme Leader Holds Key to Nuclear Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 56 minutes ago

    U.S. and European officials said nuclear negotiations were imperiled by deep uncertainty over whether Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would sign off on the necessary concessions for a deal....

  • Samsung, LG End Legal Disputes @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Samsung and LG said they would end all pending legal disputes, bringing a measure of peace to two of South Korea’s best-known conglomerates.

  • As China Expands Its Navy, U.S. Grows Wary @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Washington is divided over whether Beijing should be viewed as naval partner or potential adversary.

  • Taiwan to Apply to Join AIIB @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Taiwan will apply to join China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the presidential office said Tuesday, another U.S. ally to join the institution despite concerns from Washington about the bank’s ...

  • Foxconn Profit Rose 22% Last Year @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    Hon Hai, the major iPhone assembler also known as Foxconn, reported its highest earnings growth in five years.

  • Asian Shares Advance @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Asian shares were mostly higher, maintaining the positive momentum from Monday’s Shanghai-led rally and Wall Street overnight.

  • China Food Giant Seeks U.S. Deals @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Chinese food company Cofco is on a determined shopping spree. In a few short years, Cofco has spent a couple billion dollars quietly buying up Australian cane fields, French vineyards and soybean pastures ...

  • IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Sensor-Data Unit @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    IBM plans to invest $3 billion over four years on a new business helping customers like the Weather Channel gather and analyze the flood of data from sensor-equipped devices and smartphones.

  • Kaisa Delays Release of Results @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa delayed the release of its 2014 results to give auditors time to finish their work.

  • Regulators Intensify Scrutiny of Bank Boards @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    U.S. regulators are zeroing in on Wall Street boardrooms as part of the government’s intensified scrutiny of the banking system, shifting from light-touch oversight of bank directors to regular and intense ...

  • GF Securities Raises $3.6 Billion @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    GF Securities has raised $3.6 billion in an initial public offering, people familiar with the situation said.

  • China to Delay Bank Technology Rules @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    China has agreed to delay implementation of some bank technology rules that have sparked heavy lobbying from the U.S. government and technology companies due to protectionist concerns, a senior U.S. Treasury ...

  • China Cuts Down Payments for Second Homes @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    China’s central bank lowered down payments for buyers of second homes, as policy makers continue a drive to support the flagging housing market.

  • Saudi-Led Forces Blockade Yemen @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Navies impose a blockade on ports in Yemen, five days after the Sunni monarchy began a U.S.-backed campaign against rebels supported by Iran.

  • Former Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Bitcoi … @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Two former federal agents were charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of virtual currency during an undercover investigation into an online drug market, bringing an age-old law-enforcement ...

  • Yuan Loses Its Shine Abroad @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    China suffered a second setback in as many weeks in its drive to boost the use of its currency abroad, even as the country steps up efforts to open up its capital account.

  • Japan Clips Thailand's Wings With Airline Ban @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Thai authorities said Monday they will use military-provided powers to improve a poor safety rating that prompted Japan to ban Thai carriers from adding new flights last week.

  • Energy's New Legal Threat: Earthquake Suits @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    A lawsuit in Oklahoma highlights a new question for energy companies: Can they be forced to pay for damages from earthquakes if the tremors can be linked to oil-and-gas activity?

  • McDonald's to Test Expanded Breakfast Hours @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Fast-food chain McDonald’s will experiment with round-the-clock Egg McMuffins and Hot Cakes at some San Diego area outlets, responding to customer demand and countering rivals such as Jack In The Box and ...

  • Blackstone Completes Institutional Fundraising @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    Less than four months after beginning fundraising, Blackstone Group has closed the institutional portion of its latest fund with $14.5 billion in committed capital.

  • Nuclear Deal Could Drive Investors to Iran Stocks @ The Wall Street Journal - 8 hours ago

    If Iran reaches a nuclear deal, Western investors will almost certainly queue up to invest in the country. The first stop for much of that money, at least initially, could be the Tehran Stock Exchange....

  • It's Crunch Time for Puerto Rico @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    As a deadline looms for the island’s cash-strapped power utility, investors are worrying about the financial health of the U.S. territory.

  • Cofco's Push Into U.S. Likely Won't Be Easy @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    A foray into the U.S. isn’t likely to come easily for China’s biggest grain trader. Cofco, which currently owns just a few physical assets in the U.S., may struggle against high price tags and U.S. trading ...

  • U.S. Stocks Rally @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    U.S. stocks rose sharply, rebounding from last week’s losses, buoyed by a spate of deal announcements in the health-care sector.

  • AIG Chair Steve Miller to Step Down @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    Robert S. “Steve” Miller intends to step down this July as chairman of American International Group after five years in the role, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

  • Venture Money Floods Into Indian Startups @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    Venture capitalists are turning their attention to Indian startups as they search for the next Alibaba, boosting the value of many fledgling tech firms to levels some consider frothy.

  • Uncertainty in Congress Hampers Pacific Trade Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 12 hours ago

    Wavering support for trade in Congress has emerged as the biggest obstacle holding up completion of a 12-nation Pacific trade pact under negotiation for nearly a decade.

  • Obama Ramps Up Lobbying on Iran @ The Wall Street Journal - 16 hours ago

    The White House has expressed a willingness to accept legislation that would give Congress some oversight over a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Tax Plans Would Move U.S. Closer to Norm @ The Wall Street Journal - 16 hours ago

    The Outlook: U.S. lawmakers on both sides increasingly are finding appeal in an ambitious concept for overhauling the income-tax system: a tax based on consumption, a tool long used around the world.

  • Korea Aerospace Industries Preferred Bidder for New … @ The Wall Street Journal - 17 hours ago

    South Korea has named Korea Aerospace Industries the preferred bidder of a multibillion-dollar deal to develop a new fighter jet.

  • Holcim Shareholder Opposes Lafarge Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 17 hours ago

    Eurocement Holding, the second-largest shareholder in cement company Holcim, plans to vote against the Swiss company’s union with Lafarge unless the financial terms of the deal are altered, according to ...

  • China to Delay Implementing Bank Rules @ The Wall Street Journal - 18 hours ago

    China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology rules that U.S. companies see as a “troubling” hurdle to doing business in China, a senior U.S. Treasury official said Monday.

  • G-20 Leak Revealed Leaders' Details @ The Wall Street Journal - 18 hours ago

    An Australian official inadvertently revealed world leaders’ personal details, including passport numbers, by accidentally emailing them to organizers of a soccer tournament.

  • China Evacuates Citizens From Yemen @ The Wall Street Journal - 18 hours ago

    China evacuated more than 600 nationals from Yemen and conducted an air force drill over the western Pacific Ocean—two operations that illustrate the country’s growing military capabilities.

  • Some British Airways Frequent-Flier Accounts Hacke … @ The Wall Street Journal - 18 hours ago

    Some British Airways frequent-flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline said most personal information is safe.

  • Malakoff to Test IPO Appetite @ The Wall Street Journal - 18 hours ago

    Malaysian power producer Malakoff plans to start testing investors’ appetite next week for its up to $740 million initial public offering.

  • China Stocks Up on Easing Hopes @ The Wall Street Journal - 20 hours ago

    Chinese stocks jumped after policy makers signaled the country has room to ease monetary policy to lift sluggish growth.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Blasts Indiana Religious-Objection … The Wall Street Journal - 20 hours ago

    Associated Press Apple CEO Tim Cook. The technology industry is mounting an offensive against states that have passed, or are considering, bills that could allow discrimination against gays and others. Last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a bill that set a legal framework for those who claim that government …

  • Soybeans and Corn Locked in Food Fight @ The Wall Street Journal - 21 hours ago

    A dive in prices is leading farmers to turn away from “King Corn” to more-profitable soybean crops.

  • Bettors on Dollar Look to IMF @ The Wall Street Journal - 21 hours ago

    A roaring dollar rally could get a boost this coming week with the release of data that many investors expect to provide fresh evidence that central banks are embracing the greenback.

  • Rock Star Spearheads Investment in Ethiopia @ The Wall Street Journal - 22 hours ago

    A number of high-profile investors are following in the footsteps of Bob Geldof, who raised money for Africa through his Live Aid concerts 30 years ago and now chairs a private-equity firm that invests ...

  • Philippines Ends Offensive Against Rebel Group @ The Wall Street Journal - 23 hours ago

    The Philippine military halted a campaign against a militant Islamist rebel group that has displaced more than 120,000 people in Mindanao.

  • GM, Ford Make a Play for China's Luxury-Car Buyers @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Mar 30, 2015 3:20 PM SGT

    Ford and GM will unveil new passenger cars at the New York Auto Show that take aim at the growing collection of buyers of luxury vehicles in China.

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