The mysterious Twitter user drawing a swarm of powerful Japanese traders

ON a day when billions in profits and losses would be determined by split-second trades, the salaried professionals of Japan’s financial markets were glued to...

A $300-billion reason India’s drug price cap will stay

Global pharmaceutical companies have bemoaned for years India’s capricious policies on prices and patents. Now the government needs billions of dollars for its “Make...

Greece’s 10-step road map to a bailout program exit

For Greece, 2018 is a crucial year. The key question in the months ahead for what was once the epicenter of the European credit crisis...

An ominous new year for India

You’d think the Indian economy had returned to rosy health. It seems to have recovered from two enormous disruptions—Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision just...

Singapore GDP grew 3.5 percent in 2017

Singapore’s economy expanded 3.5 percent this year, more than double the initial government forecast as the country benefited from the global economic upswing, Prime...

Nobody is ready for the rise of the killer robot

By Tobin Harshaw / Bloomberg View IT was another busy year for everybody’s favorite automotive-industry  disruptor, space-travel visionary and potential James Bond villain Elon Musk. ...

Ray of hope, then deep hostility between United States and North...

WASHINGTON—In the first month of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, an American scholar quietly met with North Korean officials and relayed a message: The new...

A crucial Christmas in store for 3 besieged UK retailers

By Sam Chambers & Tom Beardsworth | Bloomberg After a year to forget for British retailers, investors are betting some of the United Kingdom’s major...

Global chocolate industry giants take advantage of Asia’s changing tastes

By Paul Geitner | Bloomberg IN a country long renowned for its cocoa beans, it’s a little ironic that until recently, Indonesia’s inhabitants haven’t had much...

How batteries sparked cobalt frenzy and what could happen in...

By Mark Burton | Bloomberg Cobalt left other metals in the dust this year, driven by demand from electric carmakers like Tesla Inc. But with new...

China’s $189-billion giant of finance reveals ambitious bet on technology

These days, every big finance company worth its salt is finding ways to boost its bottom line with technology. Few are going quite as...

Tale of what could have been for the EU’s poorest country

A decade ago, Bulgarians flooded the streets in celebration of their ex-communist nation joining the European Union (EU). There was a light show in the skies above...

Sweden braces itself for property market’s rayless ‘November Noir’

Anyone with a stake in Sweden’s property market should make space for Thursday in their calendar. That’s when they’ll get fresh clues as to...

SoftBank Group’s Saudi Arabia powerful contacts could mean cash after crackdown

Billionaire Masayoshi Son may be getting closer to achieving his dream of making SoftBank Group Corp. the world’s biggest investor in technologies. The reason has...

The Tokyo whale’s $150-billion ETF binge seen slowing down next year

AS stocks surge and consumer prices inch higher, investors say it’s time for the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to reduce equity purchases that have...

Africa’s richest woman prepares new deals after losing post in oil...

Less than a month after being fired as head of Angola’s state-owned oil company, Isabel dos Santos says she is studying new deals. Dos Santos,...

Apple and Google CEOs bring star power at Internet confab as China...

Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai made their first appearances at China’s World Internet Conference (WIC), bringing star power to a gathering...

36-year-old makes $62 million with instant Web flea market

 Yusuke Mitsumoto had a hunch: What if you paid people instantly for their used goods over the Internet, with no guarantee that they would...

Fiat Chrysler bares plan to develop hydrogen engines with Hyundai

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines. The alliance, which...

Quants want to program robots to track Bitcoin

Quants blended with cryptocurrency sounds like a cocktail poured in hell. But behind closed doors, a few intrepid souls in the investing world are starting...