Stocks around the world extended gains Thursday as investors looked for signals of how central banks will contend with upheaval in financial markets.
With China's markets shut for its World War II commemoration, involving a sprawling parade and heads of state Thursday, the rest of Asia experienced a day of moderately rising markets.
ZURICH—Syngenta AG on Thursday moved to appease shareholders angered by its rejection of a takeover from Monsanto Co., saying it will divest its global vegetables seeds business and return more than $2 billion to shareholders.
BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a reduction of 300,000 troops to China's armed forces, part of a series of reforms to strengthen a military striving to assert the country's increasingly global interests.
To watch the heat rising on the soda industry, take a look at San Antonio.Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. have been pouring millions of dollars into fitness and health programs in the Texas city, where about two ...
A fight over how cars are assembled is pitting North America's auto industry against Japan's in a dispute now holding up a major trade agreement spanning the Pacific.
SINGAPORE—This city state's embrace of immigration helped transform it from a slum-ridden tropical trading port into a wealthy pillar of the global economy.
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina resigned late Wednesday, hours after a judge issued an arrest warrant against the leader in connection to a growing corruption scandal that has plunged the country into its worst political crisis since ...
STOCKHOLM—Sweden's central bank left its main interest rate and bond- buying program unchanged on Thursday, saying its existing policies were supporting the economy and would lead to inflation moving closer to its 2% target.
LONDON--Crude oil futures were lower in Europe on Thursday, but the market was less volatile with Chinese traders away from their desks for national holidays and global markets holding steady.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian officials say a wooden boat crammed with migrant workers headed back to Indonesia has capsized, leaving at least 14 people dead.
BUDAPEST—Hundreds of migrants rushed to board trains at Hungary's main international train station on Thursday morning when police stopped manning the door, only to find out all international departures to the west of Europe, their ...
The eurozone economy grew more rapidly than previously estimated in August, although France continued to lag behind the other large economies in the currency area, according to surveys of purchasing managers.
ZURICH—Novartis AG said Thursday it would begin selling the first biosimilar drug in the U.S. after an appeals court denied Amgen Inc.'s request to block the Swiss drug maker's sale of its copycat version of blockbuster remedy Neupogen.
When an economy slows and credit risks rise, investors tend to demand higher returns on corporate bonds relative to what safer government bonds pay. In China, the opposite has been happening.
The founder and executive chairman of Net-a-Porter has abruptly resigned, leaving the high-end fashion site ahead of its pending merger with Italian e-commerce group Yoox SpA.
SYDNEY—Anyone hoping for Australian retailers to ride to the rescue of the nation's ailing economy will be disappointed by the latest sales figures from department stores, supermarkets and restaurants.
TOKYO—Electronics companies aren't the only ones trying to make some money from drones. Japan's largest casualty insurer sees a chance for profit, too.
0641 GMT -- Germany's DAX is seen opening as much as 1.3% higher at 10,177, says Deutsche Bank, after U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday, recovering from two days of losses. In Germany, shares of export-oriented companies should benefit from a ...
China to Slim Down Military Missing From Beijing's WWII Victory Parade: Price Tag
Australian shares Thursday gave up early gains to continue the week's slump following mixed economic data and a dive in retailer Myer Holdings on the back of a discounted share offer.
The dollar was slightly higher against the yen and the euro Thursday in Asia trade, with steadier stock market performance giving a sense of safety to investors after recent China-induced market selloffs.
WASHINGTON—China's sudden decision last month to devalue its currency riled neighbors and fueled investors' fears about a sharp slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy. But the move has won over the International Monetary Fund and even ...
As the trading day came to an end on Aug. 24, with U.S. stocks down nearly 600 points, there was perhaps no more welcome sight than the executives at Cash America International Inc., a publicly traded pawnshop company scheduled to ring the ...
A pair of suicide bombings killed a least 22 people Wednesday at a mosque in San'a, Yemeni officials said, the latest in a series of such attacks in the conflict-ridden Gulf country.
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama clinched enough support in Congress to all but ensure he can implement a landmark nuclear accord with Iran, but opposition at home and global turbulence could inject volatility into coming votes on Capitol ...
Credit-card fraudsters are filling up at the gas pump.As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty ...
Shavar Jeffries, a civil rights attorney who ran for mayor of Newark last year, has been tapped as the new leader of Democrats for Education Reform, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
When Graham Patterson begins his first year at Columbia University, he will be moving into a newly renovated Harlem apartment.“I wanted to buy something that would serve the twin purposes that Graham could live in it during his college ...
Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co. is recommending shareholders vote against a board proposal by Bank of America Corp. that would let the bank's chief executive, Brian Moynihan, keep the title of chairman.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand--The government has kicked off a consultation process for proposed onshore and offshore exploration areas to be included in Block Offer 2016, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges said Thursday.
Costco Wholesale Corp. said Wednesday that sales in stores open at least a year grew significantly during fiscal 2015, adding to a string of strong sales figures for the warehouse retailer at a time when competitors are reporting mixed ...
0247 GMT [Dow Jones] Gold prices are trading nearly flat in Asian trade Thursday, as investors await the U.S. non-farm payroll data due tomorrow. Any positive signals are likely to strengthen expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve may ...
One young student, shoe in hand, led the way Tuesday at the Pavlovsk Cadet School in St. Petersburg, Russia, as students marched on the first school day.
WASHINGTON—Some U.S. companies are feeling growing pressure to raise wages as unemployment falls and workers become harder to find, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, a potential sign of a long-awaited pickup in Americans' pay.
Top officials in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said Wednesday that this summer has been the safest in decades as they tried to stem worries that crime is rising and quality of life is falling in New York City.
China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II with a military parade through Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday. Remembering the scale of Chinese sacrifice in that war is a worthy exercise, but the way this ...
The nation's second-largest pension fund is considering a significant shift away from some stocks and bonds, one of the most aggressive moves yet by a major retirement system to protect itself against another downturn.
MELBOURNE, Australia--Australia's antitrust regulator has given itself more time to consider Royal Dutch Shell PLC's planned takeover of U.K.-based oil-and-gas firm BG Group PLC.
An appeals court panel is considering whether to allow the government to continue the bulk collection of phone records during a six-month transition period until a new law kicks in prohibiting the controversial program.
WASHINGTON—China's slowdown and a host of other downside risks threaten to push the global economy into much deeper trouble without concerted action by the world's largest economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday.
A three-judge federal appeals court panel agreed to vacate a judge's order to stop the National Security Agency from collecting phone records, with two of the appeals judges writing that they doubted a plaintiff in the case could show his ...
Peter Bodo, tennis writer par excellence and an old friend, was looking around the players lounge at the U.S. Open Tuesday afternoon trying to find any players who looked familiar.
CALGARY, Alberta—Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., the largest owner of the giant Syncrude oil-sands project, said Wednesday that production of synthetic crude would be “minimal" for two weeks after a weekend fire at Syncrude's main plant, and that ...
BRASÍLIA—Brazil's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday at the highest level in nine years as the long battle with inflation continues with little relief in sight.
***Business & FinanceU.S. regulators lowered the number of vehicles likely affected by defective Takata air-bag inflaters by about 40% to 19.2 million from more than 30 million.