Stock Futures Rise on Vaccine Optimism
The S&P 500 was set to open higher after ending last week at a record level, while commodities rallied after strong economic data out of China and Japan.
With Economy on the Mend, Japan Weighs Handouts Versus Private-Sector Spending
The country's economy is about halfway back from the worst of the pandemic, and economists say getting all the way back might not happen until 2024.
Reserve Bank of Australia Changed Guidance Policy Due to Uncertainty
Australia's central bank shifted away from making economic predictions in its forward guidance due to the uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Philip Lowe said.
U.S. Crop Prices Are Rising, and China Is Buying
Investors have piled into bullish wagers on soybeans, corn and wheat after the coronavirus pandemic had cast doubt on demand.
China Economy Gathers Steam, Setting Stage for a Strong End to the Year
China's economic activity posted a broad-based recovery in October, as investment and consumer spending grew faster year-over-year, while industrial production held firm.
A Little-Known Payments Provider Is Now One of Europe's Most Valuable Finance Firms
Few companies have benefited more from the online shopping boom sparked by the coronavirus than Dutch payments firm Adyen, whose shares are up almost 120% this year.
Asia-Pacific Countries Sign Major Trade Pact in Test for Biden
Fifteen countries including China signed a major trade deal after years of tricky negotiations, creating a regional bloc that covers around a third of global economic output and extends Beijing's influence.
Japan's Economy Expands as It Recovers From Pandemic
The growth in the July-September period occurred at the fastest pace in at least 40 years as private consumption and exports improved along with the reopening of the global economy.
Weekly U.S. Infections Surpass One Million
The U.S. reported more than a million coronavirus infections in the past week, including more than 133,000 on Sunday, as the national total surpassed 11 million.
Asia's Massive New Trade Deal Is No Big Victory for Beijing
RCEP is less ambitious in most ways than the more groundbreaking trans-Pacific trade pact that came into force last year, and it entrenches China's place as more of a rule-taker than a rule-maker.
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