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WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

Disney to Acquire Fox Assets in Big Bet on Video Streaming
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.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

As China Courts Neighbors, New Images Show More Building in Disputed Waters
China has built more infrastructure on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea in the past year, including underground tunnels and radar installations, even as it has sought to repair relations with other claimants, according to an analysis of fresh satellite images.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

DHS Plans to End Work Eligibility for Spouses of H-1B Holders
The spouses of highly skilled foreign workers would no longer be able to work legally in the U.S. under a regulatory change proposed by the Trump administration Thursday.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

China's Wild Bunch: Startup Investors Are Cashed-Up Cowboys
Over-the-top valuations, intense competition and greater uncertainty on returns have many investors talking about a bubble.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

Review Faults Navy on Readiness in Wake of Accidents
The readiness of the U.S. Navy has declined significantly in recent decades as the demand for naval operations increased but the number of ships and other resources dwindled, according to a report issued in the wake of a string of deadly accidents this year.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

China, South Korea Leaders Reset Bilateral Ties
The leaders of China and South Korea pledged to work together to counter North Korea''s rapidly advancing nuclear program, resetting relations that had soured over Seoul''s deployment of an American missile-defense system.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

FCC Approves Rollback of Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rolled back far-reaching rules governing how internet-service providers treat traffic on their networks, a move that is likely to empower cable and wireless providers and transform consumers'' online experience.

WSJ Asia
Dec 14, 2017

Disney Finalizing Pact to Acquire Assets From 21st Century Fox
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 Asia
Dec 13, 2017

Fed Raises Rates, Sticks to Forecast for 2018 Increases
The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates for the third time this year and remained on track to chart a similar path next year, signaling continuity as the central bank enters a leadership reshuffle.

WSJ Asia
Dec 13, 2017

Bitcoin: Electrifying Investment, Lousy Currency
It''s too soon to know whether bitcoin is a bubble ready to burst, but not too soon to conclude that it has failed in its mission to be a viable alternative to sovereign currencies like the dollar, Greg Ip writes.

WSJ Asia
Dec 13, 2017

South Korea, U.S. and China Unite to Give Talks With North Korea Another Chance
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 Asia
Dec 13, 2017

Want to Predict the Next North Korean Missile Test? Try Studying Its Library of Verbal Insults
Scholars parse Pyongyang''s inventive invective using high-powered mathematical tools to better understand Kim Jong Un''s regime.

WSJ Asia
Dec 13, 2017

U.S., Japan Express Concern Over China's Interest in Saudi Oil Giant
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 Asia
Dec 13, 2017

Indonesia's Antigraft Agency Brings Indictment Against Powerful Politician
Setya Novanto, one of Indonesia''s most influential politicians, was indicted Wednesday for his alleged role in what investigators say is a $170 million corruption scandal.

WSJ Asia
Dec 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Seat
Democrat Doug Jones scored an upset win in a deeply Republican state, capturing the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in a special election that drove a wedge within the Republican party and gave Democrats another burst of momentum ahead of the 2018 midterm races.

WSJ Asia
Dec 13, 2017

Tillerson Rules Out a Containment Strategy for North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ruled out pursuing a traditional Cold War-style containment and deterrence strategy against a nuclear-armed North Korea, citing concerns that Pyongyang will transform its arsenal into a commercial business and sell nuclear weapons to other actors.

WSJ Asia
Dec 12, 2017

Big Boss Nintendo Seeks New Sidekicks in Smartphone Battle
Nintendo is looking to expand tie-ups with software developers to strengthen its smartphone-game lineup after an early alliance aimed at cracking the mobile market fell behind schedule.

WSJ Asia
Dec 12, 2017

The Force Behind Bitcoin's Meteoric Rise: Millions of Asian Investors
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 Asia
Dec 12, 2017

How North Korea's Global Financing Web Works Around Sanctions
Researchers have identified a number of business transactions that they say show North Korea''s international financing web is more sophisticated than what was previously known.

WSJ Asia
Dec 12, 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital Make Peace
Toshiba and Western Digital said they agreed to settle a dispute over the Japanese company''s planned sale of its memory-chip unit.

WSJ Asia
Dec 12, 2017

The West Faces Reality: China Won't Become 'More Like Us'
For decades, Beijing camouflaged its global ambitions and the West told itself that China would eventually embrace its values. That game of make-believe is winding down.

WSJ Asia
Dec 12, 2017

Thai Tycoon Makes Frothy Offer for Stake in Vietnam's Largest Beer Maker
One of Thailand''s richest tycoons is looking to buy a quarter of Vietnam''s largest beer maker in a deal worth at least $2.25 billion, making his company the sole bidder wanting to buy a substantial stake.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Botched Suicide Bombing Jolts New York, Injures 4
A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh tried to set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body as he blended into rush-hour commuters in one of New York City''s busiest transit hubs. But the explosive fizzled, burning him instead and slightly injuring three others.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Trump Picks Korea Expert as Ambassador to Seoul
President Trump will nominate as ambassador to Seoul a prominent Korea expert who favors a tough line on Pyongyang, filling a yearlong vacancy at the front lines of his biggest foreign-policy challenge.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Toshiba and Western Digital Resolve Dispute Over Chip Unit
Toshiba and Western Digital agreed to settle a dispute over the Japanese company''s planned sale of its memory-chip unit, clearing a major hurdle to the nearly $18 billion deal.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Who's Afraid of Bitcoin? Futures Traders Going Short
Bullish bitcoin traders overpowered bearish ones on Monday, as the much-heralded launch of bitcoin futures further fueled exuberance for the nine-year-old digital currency.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Beijing Develops Plan to Counter Trump Tax Plan
Chinese officials are putting in place a contingency plan to combat consequences for China of U.S. tax changes as well as expected interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

SoftBank to Invest More in OneWeb
Japan''s SoftBank Group has agreed to invest roughly $500 million more in satellite broadband provider OneWeb, according to a person familiar with the details.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Mideast Tensions Simmer in Wake of U.S. Shift in Israel Policy
Pockets of anger surfaced in the Middle East and Asia over the Trump administration''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, but predictions of widespread upheaval failed to materialize as riots petered out in the Palestinian territories.

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

Hong Kong Quandary: Can You Have Your Cheesecake and Eat It All, Too?
The opening of the first Cheesecake Factory in Hong Kong has diners cooking up strategies to handle heaping portions; ‘All I can taste in my mouth is cheese.''

WSJ Asia
Dec 11, 2017

China Celebrates Xi With Fervor Not Seen Since Mao
After China''s Communist Party revised its charter in October to crown leader Xi Jinping as its greatest living theorist, an army of Marxist propagandists has gone to unusual lengths to spread their leader''s philosophy.

WSJ Asia
Dec 10, 2017

The New Face of Treasury Auctions
During the financial crisis, the borrowing needs of the U.S. more than tripled, and foreign investors and Wall Street banks bought most of the debt at government bond auctions. But recent years have seen a shift in who is buying Treasurys.

WSJ Asia
Dec 10, 2017

Rare Protests in Beijing Condemn Forced Evictions
Migrant workers held a rare demonstration in China''s capital on Sunday, with several hundred protesting outside a local government office that recent forced evictions across the city violated human rights.

WSJ Asia
Dec 10, 2017

In One Corner of Afghanistan, America Is Beating Islamic State
The war in Afghanistan may be at a stalemate, but in Achin, along the border with Pakistan, the U.S. and its Afghan allies this year have liberated local farms and villages.

WSJ Asia
Dec 10, 2017

Disney Deal for Fox Would End Era of the 'Big Six' Studios
Walt Disney would likely significantly scale back Fox''s movie studio if the company nails down a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, as part of Chief Executive Robert Iger''s plan to transform the company into a direct-to-consumer digital powerhouse to rival Netflix.

WSJ Asia
Dec 10, 2017

How Amazon Picks Its Seemingly Random Deals of the Day
Third-party merchants slash prices and stockpile inventory in hopes Amazon.com will select their items for holiday promotion—which can boost sales all season.

WSJ Asia
Dec 09, 2017

Why Bitcoin? Why Now?
For most of its nine-year history, bitcoin has been a financial-markets sideshow, sneered at as a plaything of criminals. No longer: 2017 is the year the digital currency stole the spotlight.

WSJ Asia
Dec 09, 2017

Former Toshiba President Atsutoshi Nishida Dies at 73
Atsutoshi Nishida, who rose to become a president of Toshiba but saw his later years tarnished by an accounting scandal, has died at age 73.

WSJ Asia
Dec 09, 2017

Philippines Faces Steep Task Rebuilding City Won From Islamic Militants
The Philippine military scored a victory when it drove Islamic State-linked fighters from Marawi in October, but that success is now in peril as the government discovers as many pitfalls in rebuilding Marawi as in liberating it.

WSJ Asia
Dec 09, 2017

'It's Garage Gold': Luxe Cars Become Investment Vehicles in Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf''s bloc of oil-exporting countries has emerged as the world''s No. 1 market for ultraluxury cars—most costing $250,000 or more—based on per capita buying.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Trump Pushes for Roy Moore at Florida Rally
President Donald Trump repeated his support for Roy Moore as a Senate candidate in neighboring Alabama during a rally in Pensacola, Fla., while also touting U.S. economic gains and taking on familiar foes.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

U.N. Sanctions Leave North Korean Drug Maker on Life Support
The predicament of a North Korean pharmaceuticals maker that may be forced to close shows the challenge world leaders face in trying to squeeze Pyongyang without further harming the isolated country''s endangered population.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Bitcoin Futures Promise Wild Ride for Risk-Loving Traders
This weekend''s launch of U.S. bitcoin futures will let investors add the virtual currency to their portfolios through the same electronic brokerages they use to trade stocks and options.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Trump Allies Urge Harder Line as Mueller Probe Heats Up
A Russia investigation that Donald Trump''s legal team predicted would clear the president by year''s end looks to stretch into 2018, prompting his supporters to press for tactics that portray Special Counsel Robert Mueller''s operation as politically motivated.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Mine the Gap: More Women Embrace Mining Careers
More women are heading to remote mines, as big companies diversify their workforces and technology transforms the industry. The payoff: Safer, more productive mines.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Music-Streaming Giants Spotify and Tencent Music Swap Stakes
Sweden''s Spotify AB and internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. of China confirmed they are making joint equity investments in each other''s music streaming businesses, connecting two of the world''s largest digital music platforms.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Japan Missile Plans Put North Korean Bases Within Range
Japan plans to make its first purchase of missiles that could target North Korean military bases from long distance, a major military upgrade as a rising nuclear threat from Pyongyang sparks a regional arms race.

WSJ Asia
Dec 08, 2017

Bitcoin's Wildest Rise: 40% in 40 Hours
Bitcoin mania reached new highs as the price of the digital currency jumped about 40% in about 40 hours, smashing through five separate $1,000-barriers and surging past the $16,000 mark.

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