Dow Jones Global News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day
News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day
Economy Week Ahead: U.S. Inflation, Chinese Manufacturing Data
The week ahead is a slow one in the U.S. because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but investors will get new inflation readings for both the U.S. and the eurozone as well as Chinese manufacturing data.
What Bad News? Investors Keep Stocks Rising
Investors are shrugging off weak data and trade snags that would have roiled markets just months ago, convinced that easing by central banks and a deal between the U.S. and China will keep stocks on a roll.
U.S. Firms Pull Back on Investment
Many of the biggest U.S. companies are moderating their spending on equipment and other capital investment, as an uncertain business environment prompts some to postpone or shelve otherwise promising projects.
U.S. Business Activity Shows Signs of Pickup Against Global Slowdown
Business activity in the U.S. is offering signs of a pickup in late 2019, contrasting with more sluggish economic performances in some of the world’s other largest economies.
U.S. Stocks Rise as China Calls for Better Communication
U.S. stocks rose after China’s president called for Beijing and Washington to strengthen communications, prompting cautious optimism on trade negotiations.
Investors Spurn Riskiest Corporate Bonds
Investors are demanding more compensation to hold the lowest-rated tier of U.S. corporate bonds than at any time in more than three years, highlighting a selloff that some have taken as a warning signal for other riskier assets.
Trump Warns of Dangers in Banning Vape Flavors
President Trump suggested he is softening his stance on a proposal to pull sweet and fruity e-cigarettes off the market, saying that prohibition can have dangerous consequences.
Bridgewater Makes$1.5 Billion Options Bet on Market Drop
Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, has made a big bet that stock markets around the world will fall by March; firm’s founder says Bridgewater isn’t bearish on stock markets overall.
Shale Drillers’ Latest Problems: Hog Manure and Chicken Guts
It isn’t just Appalachian shale drillers that are swamping the natural-gas market. Chicken slaughterhouses, pig farms, expired yogurt and leftover bits from your last meal are contributing to the glut.
Fed Adds $80.6 Billion to Financial System in Latest Repo Transactions
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added $80.6 billion in temporary liquidity to the financial system on Friday. It also bought $7.50 billion in Treasury bills.
News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day
Utilities Targeted in Cyberattacks Identified
More than a dozen U.S. utilities that were targets in a recent wave of cyberattacks have been identified by The Wall Street Journal. Some of the utilities are strategically located near dams, locks and other critical infrastructure.
Bets on Coal End Where They Started: In Bankruptcy
Entrepreneurs Tom Clarke and Jeff Hoops Sr. thought they could make money cobbling together financially troubled mines into larger coal producers. But their new businesses faced the same struggles.
Oil Falls, On Track For Small Weekly Decline
Oil futures fell on Friday to post a slight loss for the week as investors jockey for position ahead of an early-December meeting of OPEC and other major producers.
How the Saudi Aramco IPO Came Back to Life
To revive oil giant Aramco’s long-delayed initial public offering, the Saudi crown prince has slashed through his bureaucracy to silence or remove naysayers.
U.S. Oil Rig Count Falls Last Week in Fifth Consecutive Decline
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. fell by three in the past week to 671, according to oil-field services company Baker Hughes. The decline was the fifth consecutive weekly fall.
Utility Companies Prepare for AI-Powered Cyber Threats
The volume and speed of cyberattacks launched against critical infrastructure could rise to dangerous levels with the advent of artificial intelligence, the head of a major U.S. power utility has warned.
Energy & Utilities Roundup: Market Talk
The latest Market Talks covering Energy and Utilities
Power Companies Challenge Mexican Rule Change on Clean Energy
At least half a dozen clean-energy companies are taking legal action against the Mexican government over changes in regulations they say reduce the value of their investments and put the country’s environmental targets at risk.
Bearish Oil-Drilling Indicator Is Full of Holes
Energy traders think that oil from thousands of drilled but uncompleted wells can flood the market and keep raising output, but their assumptions may be way off, paving the way for higher crude prices.
National Grid Looks to AI to Prevent Damage to Its Gas Pipelines
National Grid has started using an artificial-intelligence system to avoid damage to its U.S. natural-gas pipelines by keeping third parties from digging in the wrong place.
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November 25, 201900:15 ET (05:15 GMT)
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