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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wall Street Journal

CGN Power in $3.16 Billion IPO

2 hours 54 minutes ago
China’s largest nuclear power plant operator is raising up to US$3.16 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, setting to become the first listed pure nuclear play in the city.

Swiss Central Bank Chief Warns on Gold Vote

3 hours 11 minutes ago
The head of the Swiss National Bank reiterated concerns that a popular vote on requiring the central bank to keep a fifth of its assets in gold would hinder its ability to conduct monetary policy.

Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale Draws $82 Million

Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie’s evening sale in Hong Kong on Saturday totaling 635 million Hong Kong dollars (US$82 million).

Putin Ally Sees Further Ruble Weakening

2 days ago
The ruble will weaken gradually in the next two years, but the sharp fluctuations seen in recent months are unlikely to reoccur, former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Saturday.

Central Banks Move to Boost Global Growth

The People’s Bank of China and European Central Bank moved Friday to pump up flagging global growth, boosting stock markets but raising questions about the limitations of central-bank intervention.

Record Bids in U.S. Airwave Auction

A U.S. auction of wireless spectrum has collected $34 billion in bids, turning what was expected to be a relatively sleepy affair into a major windfall for taxpayers and posing enormous commitment of capital for the carriers.

European Telecoms Bet on 4G

2 days ago
Iliad and other European telecom groups are rushing to invest in data-handling capabilities and faster fourth-generation wireless networks, as consumers use their phones more as devices for messaging apps and video.

Why Barnes & Noble Is Selling Beer Kits

2 days ago
Barnes & Noble is diversifying into gifts like popcorn makers and turntables for the holidays, part of a new merchandising strategy as it tries to reverse declines in store traffic and prepares to split up.

Brazilian Real, Stocks Strengthen

2 days ago
The Brazilian real strengthened against the dollar and stocks rose, amid expectations that President Dilma Rousseff was to name a more market-friendly economic team.

European Critics Envision Google's 'Unbundling'

2 days ago
Some European legislators, with German government backing, are preparing a draft resolution calling for the breakup of Google, adding pressure on the EU’s new competition chief to proceed forcefully.

Startup Aims to Be of Indonesia

2 days ago
Online retailer Lazada Indonesia has faced challenges in a country where the e-commerce market is still small. But the startup’s backers are plowing ahead, hoping to get a head start over Amazon, Alibaba and eBay.

U.S. Won't Change Fannie and Freddie Control Without Legislation

2 days ago
A Treasury Department spokesman said the Obama administration wouldn’t consider ending government control of mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without legislation.

Elite Law Firms Lift Year-End Bonuses

2 days ago
Law firms Simpson Thacher and Paul Weiss are raising year-end bonuses for associate attorneys by as much as $40,000, partly reflecting this year’s resurgence in lucrative mergers-and-acquisitions work.

Pension Funds Lambaste Private- Equity Fees

2 days ago
Pension fund managers lambasted private-equity executives at a conference in Paris this week for charging excessive fees.

U.S., Mexico Agree on Greater Access for Airlines

2 days ago
The U.S. and Mexico have reached an aviation agreement that will expand access for passenger and cargo airlines flying between the two countries, the State Department said Friday.

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