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Digital currencies won’t kill the dollar

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., recently slammed bitcoin in no uncertain terms: It “won’t end well”, he said, calling the...

Economic growth isn’t necessarily good news for North Korea’s Kim Jong...

Byung-Yeon Kim, a professor at Seoul National University, began interviewing North Korean defectors seven years ago to learn more about their country’s economy. One...

Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

SEATTLE—The mass of warm water known as “the blob” that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the...

How violence in Myanmar radicalized a new generation of Rohingya

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh— Nazir Hossain, the imam of a village in far western Myanmar, gathered the faithful around him after evening prayers last month. In...

Electric cars reach a tipping point

By David Fickling / Bloomberg SAY good-bye to gasoline. The world’s slow drift toward electric cars is about to enter full flood. China, one-third of the world’s car market,...

China thinks the US holds key to solve North Korea crisis

By David Tweed / Bloomberg UNITED States President Donald J. Trump has regularly called on China to stop North Korea’s nuclear advancement, even saying in July...

‘Land mafias’ and the battle for Pakistan’s real-estate boom

By Chris Kay & Faseeh Mangi / Bloomberg PERWEEN RAHMAN was returning home one evening in March 2013 from her job as head of the Orangi Pilot...

Catalan separatists plot show of force in battle with Madrid

By Esteban Duarte / Bloomberg CATALONIA'S separatist leaders are seeking a show of strength from their supporters on Monday as they advance toward an illegal referendum on...

The most pressing challenges being faced by Europe’s leaders

AS summer draws to a close, the European Union (EU) will seek to tick off a number of boxes from the top of its...

India needs to get healthy

AS India celebrated 70 years of independence last week, a tragedy in a remote corner of India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, highlighted how far...

Janet Yellen, Mario Draghi head to Jackson Hole as prices wallow...

AS the world’s top central bankers gather in Wyoming this week, their relief about a stronger global economy will be tempered by a growing...

With some countries, China is in the red

China’s big trade surpluses hog all the headlines, but imbalances go both ways. South Korea’s $72.2-billion surplus with the People’s Republic in fact tops a...

Attack by jihadi terrorist in Barcelona shows Islamic State is down...

Spaniards have long lamented that Las Ramblas, the winding main artery of Barcelona, has devolved over the years from the tree-lined strolling place of...

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

WASHINGTON—The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get...

Japan’s economy grows again, extending longest streak in 11 years

TOKYO—Japan’s economy grew more strongly than expected in the second quarter, extending the longest streak of uninterrupted growth in 11 years, government data showed...

With cable subscriptions in steep decline, ESPN surrenders to grim new...

The big news that came out of Disney’s earnings conference call earlier this week was that Disney was going “over the top”, an industry...

Netanyahu loyalist who could end his patron’s career

Inside Benjamin Netanyahu’s “aquarium,” the glassed-in suite of offices that houses Israel’s prime minister and his senior staff, Avichai Mandelblit, was a big fish. As...

As Trump and Kim  trade barbs, lenders predict gold to hit...

Gold prices are set to jump to a four-year high of $1,400 an ounce by the end of the year over mounting tensions between...

Draghi unfazed about the strength of the euro

IF Mario Draghi is worried about the strength of the euro, he’s hiding it well for now. The European Central Bank (ECB) president has shirked...

How Greece could escape debtors’ prison–if Europe opens the door

By C. Randall Henning / American University School of International Service Greece’s creditors have disbursed another chunk of funds as part of Greece’s current €86-billion ($100-billion) bailout, and...

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