1. Chinese Stocks Plunge 5.5%, Their Biggest Single-Day Drop in 3 Months

    Investors appeared to be cashing out to invest in new initial public offerings, and they were reacting to news that two brokerage firms were being investigated.

  2. Sharp Decline in China Shares Leads Asia Markets Lower

    Chinese shares slumped on Friday, weighing on other Asian stock markets, as a fresh regulatory crackdown and falling industrial profits weighed on market sentiment.

  3. Asia Shares Retreat, Euro Subdued on ECB Stimulus Bets

    Asian shares fell and the dollar held near an 8-1/2-month peak on Friday, while the euro hovered around seven-month lows on expectations of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank next week.

  4. Japan Spending Slumps as Unemployment Hits 20-Year Low

    The data underscores the challenge facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in persuading reluctant companies to increase wages.

  5. Macau Gambling Industry Faces Challenges on Multiple Fronts

    The once-booming gambling industry in Macau now confronts an array of obstacles, ranging from restrictive local policies to China’s economic slowdown and crackdown on corruption.

  6. Britain Adopts Black Friday With an All-American Frenzy

    Some retailers are trying to dial back, because for a nation that prides itself on decorum, last year was ugly; or, a typical American Black Friday.

  7. Brazil Hedge Fund Star Looks Elsewhere for His Next Big Bet

    Luis Stuhlberger, whose fund has had a remarkable run in Brazil, has grown increasingly bearish about his country’s economic outlook.

  8. Barclays Fined for Lax Crime Checks in 'Deal of Century'

    Britain's financial watchdog has fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($109 million) for cutting corners in vetting wealthy customers in order to win a huge transaction described by one senior manager as potentially the "deal of the century."

  9. Britain Fines Barclays for Lax Oversight on Financial Crime

    The Financial Conduct Authority authorities have fined Barclays 72 million pounds, or $108 million, for failing to safeguard against the risk that the bank would be used to facilitate financial crime.

  10. South Korea Fines Volkswagen and Orders Recall Over Emissions Scandal

    Volkswagen must recall more than 125,000 cars and pay $12.3 million in fines after a government investigation found that the carmaker illegally manipulated an emissions device.