Financial News from The Wall Street Journal

  • China IPO Clients Referred J.P. Morgan Hires @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    The bank employed friends and family members of executives at three-fourths of the major Chinese companies it took public in Hong Kong over a decade.

  • Why the U.S. Pays More Than Other Countries for Dr … @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Norway and other state-run health systems drive hard bargains, and are willing to say no to costly therapy.

  • Leaders Push to Shore Up Antiterror Alliance @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    World leaders struggling to sharpen their attack on Islamic State received a welcome boost from the U.K., which appeared set to join U.S.-led airstrikes against the extremist group in Syria.

  • Credit Suisse Names Regional Chiefs in Asia Shift @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Credit Suisse has tapped Johnson Chui as its new head of equity capital markets for Asia-Pacific, as the Swiss bank shakes up its ranks in the region.

  • Pacific Islands Take Steps to Counter Rising Sea L … @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    The small Pacific islands are taking matters into their own hands in case aid pledges at the Paris climate talks fall short.

  • China's Xi to Make Rare Stop-Off in Zimbabwe @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will start a trip to Africa with a rare stop-off in Zimbabwe whose long-serving leader, Robert Mugabe, is largely shunned by the West.

  • IMF Adds Chinese Yuan as Lending-Reserve Currency @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    Marking a milestone in China’s ascendancy as a global economic power, the International Monetary Fund added the Chinese yuan to its basket of elite reserve-lending currencies.

  • Japan Pension Fund Hedges Against Currency Moves @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    GPIF, Japan’s $1.1 trillion public pension fund, has started to hedge against fluctuations in the euro due to a negative outlook for the currency.

  • China Manufacturing Reports Point to Difficulty in … @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 hours ago

    An official gauge of China’s manufacturing activity fell to its lowest level in more than three years, fueling fears that the country’s economy is cooling further despite a raft of government stimulus ...

  • Russian Media Takes Aim at Turkey @ The Wall Street Journal - 11 hours ago

    State-dominated networks have lambasted the country since the Turkish air force shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border, painting the Black Sea nation as a hotbed of terrorism and a sponsor ...

  • North Korea Said to Try Missile Launch From Submar … @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago

    North Korea attempted to test-launch a ballistic missile from a submarine, Seoul’s intelligence service told lawmakers Monday, signaling Pyongyang’s commitment to expanding its strategic military capabilities....

  • U.S. Toughens Rules on Foreign Visits Without Visa … @ The Wall Street Journal - 13 hours ago

    The Obama administration unveiled changes on Monday to the government program that waives visa requirements for some foreigners to ease travel to the U.S., part of an effort to tighten security measures ...

  • Microsoft Steps Up Enterprise Phone and Conferencing … The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 5:30 PM SGT

    Microsoft Corp. is angling to manage more corporate phone calls and meetings, adding cloud-based services that compete with offerings from vendors like Cisco Systems Inc. and Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google. The software giant on Monday is introducing new features to its Office 365 service, best known for providing …

  • Extremists Reach Out to Refugees in Germany @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 1:28 PM SGT

    In Germany, officials are becoming increasingly concerned about another security risk: that local extremists will seek to radicalize migrants after they arrive.

  • Scientists Dispute 2-Degree Model Guiding Climate  … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:55 PM SGT

    The most important benchmark underpinning talks on climate change—two degrees Celsius—has guided climate-treaty discussions for decades, but some scientists say it is an arbitrary threshold.

  • Pope Calls for Harmony in Central African Republic @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:47 PM SGT

    Pope Francis called on fighters waging a civil war in Central African Republic to lay down their weapons, during a trip that raised hopes that his visit would kick-start a stalled peace process.

  • China Plans to Expand Power-Grid Reforms @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:40 PM SGT

    China pledged to push forward sweeping reforms to its electricity grid to boost competition in the world’s biggest power market.

  • Islamic State Entrenches in Libya @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:56 AM SGT

    Sirte, on Libya’s Mediterranean coast across from Europe, has become the first city Islamic State governs outside of Syria and Iraq.

  • China's Broker Probes Weigh on November Stock Gain … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:34 AM SGT

    Chinese officials’ widening investigation into what they deem suspicious or illegal trading activity is weighing on November’s gains in the Shanghai Composite Index.

  • Philippines' Richest Man Raises Bet on Chinese Con … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:33 AM SGT

    China’s sputtering economy has spooked some foreign investors into fleeing, but not the Philippines’ richest man, Henry Sy: He’s ramping up plans to build more malls in the country of his birth.

  • Myanmar Hoping U.S. Will Lift Sanctions @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:44 AM SGT

    Anticipation is rising among blacklisted Myanmar companies and American business groups that the U.S. will ease economic sanctions, following positive reviews from Washington of recent elections.

  • Forget Going Public, U.S. Companies Want to Get Bo … @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:20 AM SGT

    U.S. companies are dropping initial public offerings and selling themselves at the highest rate in three years, underscoring the gap between volatile financial markets and a booming merger business.

  • IMF Move Would Put China's Yuan Under Spotlight @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:02 AM SGT

    The International Monetary Fund is on the verge of labeling the yuan a reserve currency. Now comes the hard part for Chinese officials, who will have to prove they can treat it like one.

  • Chinese Pull Back From U.S. Real Estate @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 8:20 AM SGT

    Chinese nationals are the top foreign buyers of U.S. homes, but in recent weeks they have started to pull back, scared off by their country’s stock slump and weakening economy.

  • Small German Firms Hold Edge in Iran @ The Wall Street Journal - Mon, Nov 30, 2015 8:03 AM SGT

    Small and mostly family-owned German firms whose products aren’t covered by international sanctions have conducted business with Iran legally and could be among the first to benefit from its expected reopening....

  • South China Sea Work Dredges Up Questions, Delays Planned … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Nov 29, 2015 7:43 PM SGT

    The world’s largest dredging company, China’s CCCC Dredging, has delayed a planned initial public offering in Hong Kong as it responds to queries from the city’s stock exchange about dredging work done ...

  • Tehran Presents New Model for Oil-Development Cont … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Nov 29, 2015 12:47 PM SGT

    Iran on Saturday presented a new model for oil contracts it could offer to foreign oil firms as it seeks to attract Western investors ahead of an end to sanctions.

  • Antiabortion Sentiment Emerges as Possible Motive for … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Nov 29, 2015 12:30 PM SGT

    After a bloody standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic that left three people dead, the alleged suspect told authorities “no more baby parts.”

  • Russia's Putin Places Sanctions Against Turkey @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Nov 29, 2015 10:41 AM SGT

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for sanctions against Turkey, including a ban on some goods and prohibiting extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia.

  • Kurdish Human-Rights Lawyer Shot Dead in Turkey @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Nov 29, 2015 6:02 AM SGT

    A prominent Kurdish human-rights lawyer was shot dead in Turkey after ending a news conference in which he had appealed for calm, clouding efforts to bring a halt to violence in the country’s Kurdish southeast....

  • Pope Francis to Head to War Zone in Central African … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sun, Nov 29, 2015 5:16 AM SGT

    Pope Francis will fly Sunday to the war-torn capital of the Central African Republic, making a trip that has been in doubt for security reasons until practically the last minute.

  • Macedonia Erects Fence on Greek Border @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Nov 28, 2015 9:55 PM SGT

    Macedonia became the latest European country to build a border fence, as hundreds of migrants remained stranded on the Greek side of the border.

  • U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Syria Border @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Nov 28, 2015 1:07 PM SGT

    The Obama administration is pressing Turkey to deploy thousands of additional troops along its border with Syria to cordon off a 60-mile stretch of frontier that U.S. officials say is used by Islamic State ...

  • Slovakian Shop Eyed as Source of Guns in Prior Terror … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:44 PM SGT

    A store in Slovakia was a source for weapons that European security officials say were used by jihadists in at least two terror attacks earlier this year, a troubling sign of how easily guns can travel ...

  • Pope Criticizes 'New Colonialism' During Slum Visi … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:33 PM SGT

    Pope Francis on a visit to a slum in Nairobi said those living in such communities are victims of “new forms of colonialism” by rich countries and said the urban poor have a “sacred right” to have their ...

  • Brazil to File $5.3 Billion Suit Against Dam Owner … @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Nov 28, 2015 8:13 AM SGT

    Brazil’s government plans to sue mining giants Vale SA, BHP Billiton Ltd. and their joint venture Samarco Mineração SA for $5.3 billion in response to a catastrophic dam failure earlier this month, officials ...

  • Migrants' Plight Is Worsened by Security Crackdown @ The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Nov 28, 2015 8:09 AM SGT

    Tougher border controls in the Balkans following the Paris attacks have left thousands of people, including children, stranded just as a wintry blast sweeps across the region.

  • Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Challenge @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 11:28 PM SGT

    The legendary physicist tries to solve a mind-bending cosmic puzzle known as the “information paradox.”

  • Facebook Expands Parental Leave After Mark Zuckerberg’s … The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:59 PM SGT

    Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, with his wife, Priscilla Chan, is setting an example by taking paternity leave. What’s good enough for Mark Zuckerberg is good enough for all Facebook Inc. employees. Facebook is extending its parental leave policy to four months paid time off for all employees around the …

  • India's GDP Growth Accelerated Last Quarter, Economists … @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 5:41 PM SGT

    India’s economic expansion may have gained speed last quarter as manufacturing and services output improved even as weak rains hurt agriculture, economists said.

  • Sony Plans to Expand PlayStation 4 Remote Play The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 4:06 PM SGT

    Sony Corp. said Friday it plans to expand its PlayStation 4 remote-play function to Windows and Mac computers as a part of the company's efforts to spread its videogame network beyond its own gaming devices. A Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman confirmed the development, though he declined to elaborate when the company …

  • China to Build Naval Hub in Djibouti @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 1:26 PM SGT

    China plans to build its first overseas naval installation in the East African nation of Djibouti, expanding the geographical reach of its armed forces as Beijing seeks to protect its growing economic ...

  • Paris Plot Hatched in Plain Sight @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 1:23 PM SGT

    The terrorists’ operation hinged on their ability to use the tools of everyday modern life to lay out the groundwork for the massacre in the French capital.

  • Germany Preparing to Join Fight Against Islamic St … @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 1:16 PM SGT

    Berlin is preparing to join military intervention against Islamic State in Syria, parliamentary officials said, a move that shows the Paris attacks have forced one of Europe’s least militaristic nations ...

  • Big Banks Cut Back on Small Business @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:22 PM SGT

    The biggest banks in the U.S. are making far fewer loans to small businesses than they did a decade ago, ceding market share to alternative lenders that charge significantly higher rates.

  • Olam: El Niño Has Already Hurt Palm Oil Trees @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 11:52 AM SGT

    The impact of El Niño could see the quantity of palm oil produced in Malaysia and Indonesia fall for the first time ever.

  • Japan Unveils New Social Programs to Stimulate Eco … @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:50 AM SGT

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would increase spending on social programs and raise the minimum wage as he tries to jump-start the flagging economy.

  • Stronger Dollar Drives Asian Markets This Week @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:41 AM SGT

    Lower commodity prices pressured Asian resources shares this week, while a weaker yen helped put Japanese shares on track for their sixth week of gains.

  • China's Stock-Market Regulator Is Investigating Citic … @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 9:41 AM SGT

    The move is an escalation of an existing probe into irregularities at the country’s biggest brokerage.

  • Audi Engines Implicated in Emissions Scandal @ The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Nov 27, 2015 9:36 AM SGT

    Engines from Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi have been implicated in the German car maker’s emissions crisis, leading the unit to suspend two engineers suspected of rigging engines to cheat emissions tests....

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