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Futures News - WSJ.com: World Markets
From today, March 19, 2018
- China's Super-Regulator Can't Kill Shadow Banking
Investors should celebrate a stronger banking and insurance regulator in China. The demise of Chinese shadow banking, however, remains greatly exaggerated.
- Deutsche Asset-Management IPO Values Unit at Up to $8.9 Billion
Deutsche Bank said the share pricing for the coming partial float of its asset-management unit DWS Group values the business at $7.4 billion to $8.9 billion.
- South Korea, Geopolitical Ground Zero, Sees Market Rally---but for How Long?
South Korea?s currency and stock market rallied Friday after the White House said President Donald Trump was prepared to meet North Korea?s leader Kim Jong Un, helping the local market recover from a selloff sparked by fears of a looming trade war.
- Trump Tariff Plan Challenges System U.S. Helped Build
President Donald Trump?s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum threaten a world-trading regime already battered by mounting protectionism and its struggle to tame China?s state-driven capitalism.
- Japan Suspends Trading on Two Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Japan?s financial regulator punished several cryptocurrency exchanges on Thursday, part of new restrictions following an apparent $530 million heist at one of its larger crypto platforms, Coincheck.
- Trump's Tariff Plans Spook Emerging-Market Investors
The re-emergence of global trade fears is confronting investors in emerging markets, many of which rely on raw materials and other exports to sustain their economies.
- Japanese Are Selling U.S. Bonds Over Budget, Dollar Fears
Some Japanese investors say they are shifting toward selling U.S. Treasury bonds and other dollar-based debt after fears have picked up in recent weeks that the Trump administration?s budget and other policies add up to a weak dollar.
- India's Hot Bond Yields Put Chill on Debt
Yields on 10-year Indian government bonds have climbed nearly half a percentage point since late December, exposing a rift between the central bank and the financial institutions it governs.
- China's Insurers Try Novel Approach to Elderly Care: Building Retirement Homes
China?s insurers have offered an ever-widening range of financial products to help beat rapid aging in the world?s second-largest economy. Now, some of them are building high-end retirement homes.
- Credit Suisse Sees Green Shoots Despite Taking U.S. Tax Hit
Credit Suisse posted its third-straight annual loss as the U.S. corporate-tax overhaul erased what would have been a healthy return to profit for the Swiss banking giant.
- Emerging Markets Hang Tough During Global Selloff
Wild price swings this week upended stocks and bonds around the globe, but some of the historically most volatile markets are holding up better-than-expected compared with past global selloffs.