Escalating trade tensions have helped push the U.S. Treasury yield curve to its flattest in more than a decade. But another curve deserves attention—and it is getting steeper.
Past performance isn’t necessarily a guide to the future. Investors in public stock markets and mutual funds have heard this for years, and academics have shown it to be true. But it isn’t so in private markets.
The iPhone maker is delaying its full transition to a new screen technology, but that won’t help most Asian manufacturers for long.
The ECB hasn’t finished surprising investors yet. Thursday it brought the end of its massive bond-buying program closer, but pushed any interest-rate increases further out. The more dovish message won, sending the euro sinking against the dollar.
Approval of the deal pushes government to the sidelines and encourages media, tech and telecom companies to find partners to compete against Silicon Valley.
Not so long ago, Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell the crown jewels of his media company, 21st Century Fox, looked like an acknowledgment that the sun was setting on his reign. Now, as Disney and Comcast prepare to do battle over those coveted assets, Mr. Murdoch looks set to go out in a blaze of glory.
The churn rate in the jobs market is less than you’d think with unemployment at multi-decade lows, and one reason is an aging workforce.
Higher inflation and less central-bank stimulus should equal higher bond yields, right? The answer has been yes in the U.S., but not in Germany.
The sale of chip designer Arm Holdings’ China unit to a Chinese-led consortium illustrates the challenge the U.S. faces in pushing back against Beijing’s appetite for intellectual property.
The food industry is struggling to keep up with consumers who are shifting to fresh from packaged products while new competitors are beating them on price and quality.
Leading lights of the hedge fund world have gathered in Hong Kong to float their big bets on stocks at the annual Sohn conference. One of their biggest challenges: The local market’s setup.