U.S. consumers have grown increasingly cautious ahead of the holiday shopping season, a potential weight on economic growth during the final months of the year.
Big retailers like Nordstrom and Williams-Sonoma are turning to small artisans this holiday season in an effort to try to stand apart from rivals and draw new shoppers with locally made, handcrafted items.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would increase spending on social programs and raise the minimum wage as he tries to jump-start the flagging economy.
Some of Wall Street’s most aggressive investors are taking on a gentler role: friend to companies in transition.
Christmas markets across Europe are seeing a decline in attendance amid security fears following the Paris attacks.
Lower commodity prices pressured Asian resources shares this week, while a weaker yen helped put Japanese shares on track for their sixth week of gains.
The future price of copper and the growth of companies that produce it could hinge on a single precious resource: water.
A big find typically would send an energy company’s stock surging, but in an industry awash in the commodity, it is having the opposite effect of pushing down share prices.
The arrest of Brazilian billionaire André Esteves has caused unease among clients of his firm, BTG Pactual, the country’s biggest independent investment bank.