Luxembourg Woos Yuan Trade
The small nation is seeking to be at the heart of a new trend in global finance: the rising use of China's currency outside its home market.
Oil Prospectors Shift Back to Wealthy Lands
After decades focusing on less-developed nations, big oil companies are piling back into wealthy countries with political stability that provides more-predictable cash flow.
J.P. Morgan Sells Debt Portfolio
Sankaty Advisors, an arm of private-equity firm Bain Capital, is to buy a debt portfolio from J.P. Morgan Chase with an aggregate value of around $1.3 billion.
Earnings Boost European Stocks
Largely upbeat corporate earnings secured the spotlight at the start of a quiet trading session in Europe, supporting equity indexes across the region.
Shanghai Hits Seven-Month High
Chinese shares hit a seven-month high on fresh signs of a recovering economy and growing expectations that Beijing will accelerate reforms in the country's banking sector.
Investors Bet on China's Large Developers
As a slowdown hits China's real-estate market, investors are turning bullish and buying up stocks of large property developers on bets they will not only ride out the storm but also grow bigger.
Canada Banks Tally Their Tax-Compliance Tab
A U.S. law aimed at cracking down on tax evasion by expatriates has collectively cost Canada's five biggest banks about 750 million Canadian dollars (US$693.5 million) in initial compliance expenses.
U.K. Launches Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round
The U.K. government is launching its first onshore oil and gas licensing round in six years—the latest step in efforts to unlock shale gas reserves amid worries over increasing dependence on energy imports.
Debt Alarms Flash Amid China Growth
Analysis: Chinese economic statistics have improved lately, but rising debt and other warning signs suggest optimism is premature.
New Poverty Formula Is Test for India
The Outlook: India is wrestling with an important question: How do you count the poor if you can't agree on the definition of poverty?
High Hopes Ride on IPO in Wake of Smithfield Deal
If the initial public offering of Chinese pork producer WH Group goes through as expected Tuesday, it will be one of the first things to go right for the company since its purchase of Smithfield Foods last year.
Deutsche Zeroes In on Wealth Management, Investment Banking
Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain has in the past two years made it a top priority to get the lender's investment bank and wealth-management business to work to each other's benefit.
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