World Trade Set for Slowest Yearly Growth Since Global Financial Crisis

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World trade will this year grow at the slowest pace since the global financial crisis, a development that should serve as a “wake-up call” as anti-globalization sentiment builds, the World Trade Organization warned.

China's Internet 'Stream Queens' Tap Fans for Cash

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On China’s live streaming platforms, top hosts belt out songs and fans shower them with cash during shows that resemble mass online dates, as authorities grapple with a market that has attracted the likes of Alibaba and Tencent.

Japanese Banks: New Policy, Same Old Pain

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With profitability withering away, Japanese banks may need a lot more help than the central bank is willing to give.

Donald Trump Charges China With Yuan Manipulation---Again

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Donald Trump accused China of devaluing its currency in the opening minutes of the first U.S. presidential debate—adding fresh spice to an old debate: Does China gain an unfair trade advantage by manipulating the yuan?

U.S. Home Prices Continued Brisk Growth in July, Case-Shiller Says

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Home price growth showed no signs of abating in July, as strong demand for homes and a shortage of inventory helped drive prices close to new highs.

Lands' End CEO Federica Marchionni Is Pushed Out

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Federica Marchionni was forced out as chief executive of Lands’ End, capping a tumultuous 19 months on the job in which she tried to fashion broad changes at the catalog retailer that roiled employees and turned off shoppers.

Swiss Watch Industry Outlook Worsens

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A consulting-firm study painted a bleak picture of the Swiss watch industry. The survey found that 82% of watch executives expect a negative outlook for the coming year, up from 41% in 2015 and 19% in 2014.

U.S. Firms Turn to German Training Model to Fill Jobs Gap

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U.S. employers struggling to find enough qualified industrial workers are turning to Germany for a solution to plug the U.S. skills gap: vocational training.

Too Many Chips on Macau's Recovery

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More visitors are staying in Macau’s shiny hotels, yet they would need to make more bets in the casinos to justify the rally in the city’s gambling stocks.

Donald Trump Attacks Federal Reserve, Yellen During Debate

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump redoubled his attack on the Federal Reserve and its chairwoman, Janet Yellen, accusing the central bank of “doing political things” by keeping interest rates low.

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