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SoftBank Ought to Back a Sprint and T-Mobile Marriage

SoftBank Ought to Back a Sprint and T-Mobile Marriage

Sprint is once again running away before exchanging vows with T-Mobile.Instead of going back and forth on the terms, SoftBank should just take the plunge.
Eurozone Still Not Ticking the Inflation Box

Eurozone Still Not Ticking the Inflation Box

Eurozone data suggest the European Central Bank was a little fortunate in the timing of its decision to slow bond purchases next year.
Beating Rival Banks in Tough Times Bodes Well for BNP

Beating Rival Banks in Tough Times Bodes Well for BNP

BNP Paribas’s third-quarter numbers gave investors the heebie-jeebies, but compare the French bank to its peers and there is little reason for fright.
Why Asia's Largest Oil Company Won't Reward Investors

Why Asia's Largest Oil Company Won't Reward Investors

PetroChina, which reported sharply higher third-quarter earnings Monday, has a lot of attractive features—state financial backing, enormous reserves, and a near-monopoly in the world’s most-important
Samsung Needs to Keep Pushing the Reform Button

Samsung Needs to Keep Pushing the Reform Button

The Korean tech giant is raising its dividends and improving its corporate governance. It needs to do more to unlock the discount at which it trades to global peers.
Startups That Never Grow Up

Startups That Never Grow Up

The flood of cash into startups has allowed companies to stay private for far longer than in the past, raising the question of whether many companies are worth the $1 billion-plus values private
The Savings Rate Is Too Low

The Savings Rate Is Too Low

Heard on the Street: Americans’ low rate of personal saving is remarkable and a return to a higher level could be unpleasant for investors.
A Surprising Shakeout Among Banks as Rates Rise

A Surprising Shakeout Among Banks as Rates Rise

When the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates, every bank was a winner. As the Fed prepares for its fifth rate boost, some banks are benefiting more than others.
A Stock Market Where the Rally is Actually Deserved

A Stock Market Where the Rally is Actually Deserved

European stocks have rallied sharply this year, but based on companies actually making more money, not investor appetite for ever increasing earnings multiples.
HSBC Finally Finds a Taste of Growth in China

HSBC Finally Finds a Taste of Growth in China

HSBC has been promising growth in China and now it seems to have found some with a chunky slug of extra lending in the southern Chinese province near its Hong Kong stronghold.
Sickly Earnings Season for Drug Stocks

Sickly Earnings Season for Drug Stocks

This earnings season has an unhappy one for pharma investors. The NYSE Arca Pharmaceutical Index is down more than 5% over the past three weeks.
Millennials Have Fallen in Love With Gucci, for Now

Millennials Have Fallen in Love With Gucci, for Now

Classic brands often blame millennials for sales downturns, but the younger generation is giving Gucci a sensational boost. This could assure the luxury goods maker years of growth, or leave it
What Is Tesla Really Worth?

What Is Tesla Really Worth?

By market cap, it rivals Ford and GM. To get anywhere close by profits will be a stretch.

Africa's Bond Bonanza Finds Fewer Takers

For the past two years, debt investors have been flocking to Africa, lured by the promise of high returns. But that benign climate is rapidly clouding over.