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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. US Business

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. 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. 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. What’s News Asia