BOJ Chief Faces Dwindling Options

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda once awed the markets. Now he looks like just another central banker running out of options.

Risk Grows of Markets Sparking Recession

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While current U.S. economic data show no recession, market turmoil speaks to deeper problems and could spark a recession, writes WSJ chief economics commentator Greg Ip.

Renault Faces Cash Call In Russia

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Renault said net profit jumped in 2015 as a stronger European car market helped counter steep losses at the French auto-maker’s Russian unit, which warned it would need a bailout to ward off potential bankruptcy.

Diageo Makes Spirited Push in India

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Diageo-controlled United Spirits, India’s largest spirits company, is making an effort to boost profit by narrowing its focus in a country where regulation makes it tough to sell alcohol.

Large Increase in Debt Held by Those Over 50

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Americans in their 50s, 60s and 70s are carrying unprecedented amounts of debt, a shift that reflects both the aging of the baby boomer generation and their greater likelihood of retaining debt than previous generations.

Loan Valuations Draw Scrutiny

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Publicly traded finance companies are coming under scrutiny for how they value obscure assets tied to business loans, at a time when market turbulence is motivating some firms to mark down securities faster than others.

Facebook Moves to Find, Block Terrorist Content

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Facebook, under pressure from government officials, is more aggressively policing material it views as supporting terrorism.

Tangled: Minority Shareholders Wage Legal Battle Over Euro Disney

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A group of activist shareholders alleges Walt Disney, the majority owner of Euro Disney, has siphoned off excessive royalties while Euro Disney’s assets have been undervalued, in an attempt to drive out minority shareholders.

Recession Watch: Is Europe at the Downturn's Doorstep?

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The eurozone economy made progress last year. But growth was modest despite a multitude of tailwinds that have now lessened.

New Lender Worry: Oil Firms Max Out Credit Lines

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Struggling oil and gas companies are maxing out revolving credit lines typically used to cover short-term funding gaps, raising fresh concerns about banks’ exposure to the decline in energy prices.

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