Xi Strides Into Davos, Problems Lurking Behind

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A year ago, China came to Davos with one highly important task: calm the world down about its tottering financial markets. A year hence, many of those problems have been swept under the rug.

Central Banks Drop Their Bazookas

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A range of forces—including political blowback, whiffs of inflation, stirrings of fiscal stimulus and worries that the policies themselves may backfire—are pressing central-bank chiefs to push short-term interest rates no lower.

Consumers Confident but Not Enough to Spend

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Americans say they’re feeling more upbeat about the economy. Retailers will be forgiven if they don’t quite believe that. Retail sales rose 0.6% in December, a result that fell slightly short of economists’ forecasts.

EPA Action Highlights Fiat's Financial Weakness

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It’s still early in Fiat Chrysler’s regulatory drama, but it looks like the company is in a better position versus the regulators than Volkswagen. It’s the company’s finances that make it vulnerable.

Forecasters See Upside Risks to Their Economic Outlooks

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The election of Donald Trump has economic forecasters thinking hard about something that hasn’t been a problem for a while: upside risks. In a Journal survey, 64% of respondents said the risk was to the upside, the highest in over two years.

Nintendo May Not Know How the Game Is Played

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User base is crucial is crucial in videogames. If Nintendo wants its new Switch system to break the Playstation-Xbox duopoly, it needs to switch its pricing strategy.

China Needs Trade With Trump's America More Than It Admits

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China’s export growth is lagging behind that of its Asian peers just as other economic drivers are poised to slow

A Volkswagen-Scale Bill for Fiat Chrysler Would Be $3.5 Billion

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If Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the next Volkswagen, its stock has further to fall.

House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill

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The House Freedom Caucus is asking President-elect Donald Trump to roll back a range of federal regulations, including several in the financial sector—from swap rules to bans on forced arbitration.

Robo-Advisory Services Grow Rapidly in China

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Investment advice for the country’s digitally savvy has been slow to take off, but that’s changing.

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