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Japan Buyback Boom Fails to Leave Mark

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:06:10 EDT

Japanese companies need to do a lot more share buybacks to shed their cash hoarder nature.



NXP Can Help Qualcomm Shift Its Gears

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:06:52 EDT

Qualcomm remains too reliant on smartphone chips; a deal with NXP would add diversity.



How to Play the Viacom-CBS Sibling Rivalry

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:17:52 EDT

For Viacom and CBS, a no-premium deal may be the most likely outcome.



Wells Fargo Illustrates Case for Splitting Board From Management

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:15:10 EDT

The fracas over Wells Fargo is resurrecting an old debate over whether bank chiefs should also serve as board chairmen.



How India Listing Should Lift Prudential and its Peers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:16:13 EDT

The valuation put on an Indian life insurer shows that western investors may be missing something.



China's Streaming Craze Launches a Billion Shooting Stars

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:26:10 EDT

The owner of streaming app Inke is China’s newest unicorn thanks to a 19-fold increase in value in eight months.



Why Markets Are Riding Such a Long and Narrow Path

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:25:57 EDT

There been much talk about policies that might wake up markets, such as helicopter money, fiscal stimulus, or structural reforms. But little or no action.



OPEC 'Understanding' Is Easily Misunderstood

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:15:11 EDT

Wednesday’s jolt in oil prices seems like an overreaction to news out of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.



BlackBerry Can't Let Software Get Hung Up

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:17:54 EDT

BlackBerry’s exit from handsets puts all hope on software, where competition is fierce.



Companies Pick Wages Against the Machine

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:34:37 EDT

This year’s weak capital spending figures are at odds with the strength in U.S. hiring.



Less Cash in the Mattress at Tempur Sealy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:12:55 EDT

Tempur Sealy’s sales may continue to be pressured as online competition mounts.



Chip Boom Helps Erase Toshiba's Bad Memories

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:36:43 EDT

Toshiba has more than doubled its operating profit forecast on strong memory prices, but it has to stay focused to compete.



European Banks and the Great Mortgage Settlement Game

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:43:07 EDT

Royal Bank of Scotland has taken another step toward clearing its crisis-era lawsuits and penalties, but its latest U.S. mortgage settlement and Deutsche Bank’s current talks highlight just how much litigation European banks still need to close.



Chinese Insurers' Short-Term Strategy Is Getting Old

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:45:31 EDT

China’s life-insurance industry has been turbocharged by billions of dollars worth of short-term products. It’s a peculiar trend.



Drones: DJI's Liftoff Needn't Ground GoPro

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:07:32 EDT

Action-camera maker’s Karma drone can still find a niche in the fast-expanding market.



Media Likes Twitter But Tech May Pay More

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:06:32 EDT

Twitter has generated interest from tech and media companies, but the former are likely to pay a higher price.



Portugal Faces Ratings Risk Re-Run

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:07:49 EDT

Southern European bonds are coming under pressure again; Portugal faces the most immediate test.



Deutsche Bank's Issues Are in Its Future as Much as Its Past

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:18:48 EDT

Deutsche Bank’s biggest problem isn’t just that it needs capital, but that it will find it hard to raise any. The bank is a long way from convincing investors that it can make a return that beats its cost of capital in the years ahead.



Too Many Chips on Macau's Recovery

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:21:19 EDT

More visitors are staying in Macau’s shiny hotels, yet they would need to make more bets in the casinos to justify the rally in the city’s gambling stocks.



Japanese Banks: New Policy, Same Old Pain

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:27:18 EDT

With profitability withering away, Japanese banks may need a lot more help than the central bank is willing to give.



A Symbolic Freeze Agreement Won't Revive Oil Prices

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:54:00 EDT

An oil producers’ meeting in Algeria may be surprisingly productive, but there will be little fundamental impact of a freeze on a glutted market.



More Than Money at Stake in Tesla's SolarCity Deal

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:47:11 EDT

Weighing Tesla’s merger offer for SolarCity means separating what can and can’t be measured.



Don't Be Fooled by Lull in U.K.'s Supermarket Storm

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:26:21 EDT

Signs of growth this month probably don’t signal an end to the price wars between Britain’s grocers—not least because of Wal-Mart.



Another $10 Billion Hong Kong Stock-Market Mystery

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:19:37 EDT

Property developer Fullshare is the latest hard-to-explain Hong Kong highflier.



AMD No Longer Coming Up Short

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:20:42 EDT

The chip maker’s improving prospects have made the stock a less appealing short target.



All the Texas Tea in China Is Less Than It Was

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:45:21 EDT

China’s oil consumption is closely watched, but its faltering domestic production may be having a bigger impact on the global balance.



The Looming Storm in Insurance

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:47:01 EDT

The question for property and casualty insurers isn’t only whether reinsurance pricing will find a floor but also how much the industry is starting to amplify financial and actuarial risks.



Greenspan's Bond Warning Goes Unheeded

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:58:03 EDT

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned in a Bloomberg interview on Thursday that yields on the benchmark U.S. Treasury note could rise to 5%. The yield promptly sank to a two-week low.



Twitter Deal Would Be One Too Many for Salesforce

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:39:54 EDT

The cloud software company’s expansion appetite is giving Salesforce’s investors indigestion.



Seconds Matter a Lot for Facebook Valuation

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 EDT

Facebook’s overstatement of one video viewing metric could undermine the highly optimistic assumptions underlying its valuation.



Wanda-Sony Pictures: China Is Coming to Theater Near You

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:47:47 EDT

Dalian Wanda’s tie-up with Sony Pictures is about something bigger than bringing Hollywood to China.



Why Sheds Are the New Shops---For Now

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:03:06 EDT

E-commerce has made distribution warehouses hot property, but investors shouldn’t forget the usual real-estate risks.