As Apple Pay enters China, the country’s lead in mobile payments provides a road map of sorts.
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.
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.
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.
The biggest banks in the U.S. are making far fewer loans to small businesses than they did a decade ago, ceding market share to alternative lenders that charge significantly higher rates.
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.
Cuts to output of base metals like copper and zinc haven’t prevented further slumps in prices. More fundamental change is required to underpin recovery.