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China’s Xi Approaches a New Term With a Souring Taste for Markets

October 17, 2017 |

As a Communist Party congress opens, the pro-market talk from President Xi Jinping’s first term has faded as China’s priorities turn to economic intervention and supporting state companies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

As Islamic State Recedes, Iraqi Forces and Kurds Turn on Each Other

October 17, 2017 |

Elite Iraqi forces took control of the local government building in Kirkuk, pushing out Kurdish fighters and effectively retaking the city after skirmishes that have raised fears of a wider conflict between two of the closest U.S. allies in the war against Islamic State.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Netflix Again Tops Forecasts for Subscriber Growth

October 16, 2017 |

Netflix’s wagers on original programming and international expansion are paying off as the streaming service again posted strong subscriber growth amid an increasingly competitive streaming video market.
WSJ.com: US Business

Central Bankers Cling to Stimulus Amid Weak Inflation

October 16, 2017 |

Leaders of the world’s largest central banks indicated that weak inflation in advanced economies could prolong the postcrisis era of easy-money policies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

U.S. War Games Trigger North Korea Missile Jitters

October 16, 2017 |

The U.S. and South Korea are readying for a new joint military exercise, the type of drill that in the past has prompted Pyongyang to respond with missile tests.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Cutting Corporate Taxes Would Boost Workers’ Income, White House Says

October 16, 2017 |

Cutting the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% would, “very conservatively,” boost average household income by $ 4,000 a year, White House economists say.
WSJ.com: US Business

Your Next Home Could Run on Batteries

October 16, 2017 |

A combination of solar power and the rise of residential energy storage is paving the way for a new kind of cable cutting.
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Global Gas Producers Turn to Next Challenge: Finding Buyers

October 16, 2017 |

After spending hundreds of billions of dollars to transform themselves into global natural-gas giants, big energy companies face a new challenge: generating more demand as supplies threaten to balloon and prices languish.
WSJ.com: US Business

Chinese Cities Buy Off Housing Glut With Borrowed Money

October 15, 2017 |

A push by the Chinese government to ease local housing gluts and fill empty apartments is creating a different headache by driving indebted cities deeper into the red.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Why Beijing Won’t Just Let the Yuan Go

October 15, 2017 |

China has always been a pressure cooker—too many people, not enough land, and a long tradition of authoritarian governments with a flexible approach to the rule of law that depends on who you are and who you know.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia