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Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

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After months of forewarning by the Fed that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Big Oil Faces Prospect of Lower Refining Profits

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For much of the past year, the world’s biggest energy companies suffered through an oil-price rout with one silver lining: Their little-loved refineries were churning out big profits again. Now, that bright spot could be fading, even as oil prices sink.

Scotiabank Profit Meets Expectations

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Bank of Nova Scotia’s fiscal third-quarter earnings met expectations, and the lender raised its quarterly dividend.

China's Tesla Could Lose Power

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Hybrid cars helped electrify sales at China’s Tesla, but that is riskily dependent on Chinese government support.

Stock Market Investors Should Watch the Credit Canary

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The corporate bond market could give vital clues to equities investors about the outlook for growth and inflation.

China's Oil Giants Don't Fit Into Cheap-Oil World

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Heard on the Street: PetroChina, Sinopec and Cnooc’s latest results show China’s oil giants are still spending too much.

Soured Wagers Hurt Highflying Fund

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Market turmoil in China has further derailed the money-management industry’s flagship effort to bring more-sophisticated—and riskier—investment strategies to small investors.

China's Banks Face Worst Year in More Than a Decade

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China’s biggest lenders are scrambling to clear rising bad loans from their books, as a faltering economy weighs on loan repayments and sets banks on pace for their worst year since they began listing shares 13 years ago.

Market Rally Loses Steam

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A rally spurred by optimism over the U.S. economy and a rebound in commodity prices lost some steam Friday, as European shares and U.S. stock futures slipped.

How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust

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Brazil’s big bet on China is turning sour as the Asian country’s once voracious appetite for Brazilian exports dims.

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