A.P. Moeller-Maersk Earnings Hit by 'Perfect Storm'

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A.P. Moeller-Maersk swung to a hefty fourth-quarter net loss as tumbling freight rates and sluggish trade growth hit its key shipping business, while its oil unit took a $2.5 billion charge.

Why a Deutsche Bank Bond Buyback Would Help

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The German lender is considering buying some of its senior bonds, according to reports. That helps inside and outside the bank.

Canada Banking Regulator Seizes Assets of Domestic Maple Bank Branch

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Canada’s top banking regulator said it had temporarily taken control of the assets of Maple Bank’s Canadian branch, just days after Germany’s financial watchdog effectively closed Maple Bank.

U.S. Budget Deficit Falls to Lowest Level Since August 2008

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The U.S. ran a budget surplus in January, dropping the annual deficit to its lowest level since August 2008, the Treasury Department said. The deficit fell to $405 billion over the 12-month period ended January.

Tax Specialists Focus on Details of Budget Proposal

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While the broad strokes of the president’s new budget proposal are unlikely to become reality, some tax specialists nonetheless are focusing on details that would curtail money-saving strategies for individuals.

Yellen Holds Interest-Rate Cards Close to Her Vest

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Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen wisely refused to paint the Fed into a corner even as markets think odds of any further rate increases in 2016 are low.

As Economy Suffers, Economic Theory Flourishes

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Recent tomes by economists Thomas Piketty and Robert Gordon on inequality are raising important issues and not shying away from technical language that defines academic writing, Greg Ip writes.

Kyle Bass Steps Up Attack on China's Currency

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Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass argued in an investor letter that China’s foreign reserves are ‘below a critical level,’ the latest salvo by big investors raising doubts about the Chinese economy’s health amid bets that the yuan will fall.

How Japan's 'Abenomics' Reached an Impasse

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic-revitalization plan was a bet that a committed central bank could jolt Japan out of decades of decline. But the bank’s failure to generate a sustained economic upswing suggests the “Abenomics” program has reached an impasse.

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.

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