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Disney to Acquire Fox Assets in Big Bet on Video Streaming

December 14, 2017 |

Walt Disney agreed to buy select assets of 21st Century Fox for $ 52.4 billion in stock as it moves to bolster its streaming and television businesses in a changing media landscape.
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U.S., Japan Express Concern Over China’s Interest in Saudi Oil Giant

December 14, 2017 |

The U.S. and Japan have urged Saudi Arabia to pursue an international listing for oil giant Aramco, fearing the possible sale of a stake to China would give Beijing too much sway in the Middle East.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Disney Finalizing Pact to Acquire Assets From 21st Century Fox

December 14, 2017 |

Walt Disney is close to a deal to acquire a large piece of 21st Century Fox, people familiar with the situation say, in a pact that could help the entertainment giant accelerate its ambitions in streaming media, shore up its television business and grab hold of lucrative movie franchises.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Five Questions for the European Central Bank’s Policy Meeting

December 14, 2017 |

Investors will be looking for clues on when the ECB might phase out its bond-buying program and follow the Federal Reserve on the path toward higher interest rates.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

NATO Extends Chief’s Term

December 14, 2017 |

The alliance added two years to the term of Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, paving the way for him to become the longest serving chief since the Cold War.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

South Korea, U.S. and China Unite to Give Talks With North Korea Another Chance

December 14, 2017 |

South Korea, China and the U.S. signaled a new push to pursue dialogue to help reduce tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program, as the South Korean leader arrived in Beijing for an official visit aimed at repairing bilateral ties.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Disney Finalizing Pact to Acquire Assets From 21st Century Fox

December 13, 2017 |

Walt Disney Co. is finalizing a deal to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox, according to people familiar with the matter, who added that the deal values 21st Century Fox as a whole at around $ 40 a share.
WSJ.com: US Business

Google Seeks Path Back to China With AI Lab

December 13, 2017 |

Search giant Google opened an artificial-intelligence lab in Beijing in a bid to attract China’s tech prodigies and strengthen its standing in the restrictive market.
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The Force Behind Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise: Millions of Asian Investors

December 13, 2017 |

Unlike past financial frenzies such as the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, individual investors have been first to the party, fueling bitcoin’s 1,600% rise this year.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

EU Prepares to Discuss a Long-Delayed Trade Deal With Britain

December 13, 2017 |

Following a Brexit divorce accord, European leaders may finally authorize negotiations at a summit this week on the outlines of a future trade deal with Britain.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe