New Threat for Oil Prices

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Another economic force weighing on global oil prices could result from shifting flows.

Deutsche Bank: No Liquidity Crisis but Capital Fears Are Right

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It will not take much to knock the German bank’s plan off course, which could stop payouts to equity and junior debt investors.

SoftBank Profit Drops Sharply

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Japanese telecom and Internet company SoftBank said fiscal third-quarter net profit fell 87% from a year earlier, widely missing expectations.

Asahi Offers About $3.5 Billion for Peroni, Grolsch

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Japan’s Asahi Group has offered to buy two European beer brands that SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev want to sell to address regulatory concerns about their planned merger.

Why Falling Chinese Oil Production Is Good for Global Prices

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Chinese oil production is expected to fall this year and state-owned companies are investing less, which means demand for oil from overseas should remain firm.

This Chinese City's Property Market Is Out of Control

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Shenzhen housing prices are up nearly 50% from a year ago. Speculation and unaffordability mean such gains are likely unsustainable.

Viacom CEO Defends His Leadership

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Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman fiercely defended his leadership and the board’s recent decision to name him executive chairman as the company reported a profit decline in its most recent quarter.

Obama Budget Aims to Mold Debate

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President Barack Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal is designed to find a few spots of bipartisan agreement while also laying out a broader liberal policy agenda for a potential future Democratic administration.

The High Consequences of Low Interest Rates

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At the start of 2016, Americans were bracing for interest rates to rise significantly for the first time since the financial crisis. Instead, rates have slumped anew, rattling financial markets and undoing the plans of investors, consumers and businesses alike.

Disney Stresses ESPN to Allay Cable Fears

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Disney aimed to counter the arguments that ESPN’s business is in decline, while “Star Wars” drove a strong quarter for the company’s movie and consumer products businesses.

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