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19 февраля, 01:01

Australia Faces Another Border Security Election: QuickTake Q&A

The fate of around 1,020 people living in refugee camps on remote South Pacific islands is set to add fuel to Australia’s already heated federal election campaign. No sooner had legislators passed a new law on Feb. 13 that gives doctors more say over when asylum seekers should be sent to Australia for medical treatment than Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the country’s border security was at risk, and that a fresh wave of would-be refugees would head for Australian shores. The issue

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18 февраля, 23:30

Why a Major Indian Airline Is Being Sold for 1 Cent

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Debt-ravaged Jet Airways India Ltd., the country’s biggest so-called full-service airline, is selling a majority stake for 1 rupee -- a little more than 1 U.S. cent. It’s part of a bailout plan by its state-owned lenders that will give the airline time to arrange fresh equity. The complicated arrangement is on track to be voted through on Feb. 21, in what would represent the rescue of one of the country’s most visible companies at a sensitive time, with India’s general election just weeks away.

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18 февраля, 19:44

Contingent Convertibles

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It’s a high-yield investment with a hand grenade attached. An asset carried gingerly with the hope that it won’t explode, leaving investors in a hole. Welcome to a class of securities that’s all the rage in Europe: contingent convertibles, also known as CoCo bonds. A cross between a bond and a stock, CoCos are helping banks bolster capital to meet tougher regulation designed to prevent a repeat of the taxpayer bailouts of the financial crisis. Some investors are skeptical that the extra yield Co

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18 февраля, 18:01

Why Kim Jong Un Is Looking to Vietnam for Lessons

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North Korea need not look far for lessons on how to modernize its dilapidated economy. Neighbors China and South Korea have both transformed from agrarian backwaters into global manufacturing powerhouses in the space of several decades. Yet Kim Jong Un’s regime is also seeking counsel from another country thousands of kilometers away, one that also shares an acrimonious history with the U.S. -- Vietnam. Kim, who’s reported to have discussed Vietnam-style reform during a meeting with his South Ko

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18 февраля, 16:29

Brexit Means Facebook Can Breathe Easy in Britain

The best way to tackle fake news and privacy problems is for regulators to assess programmatic ads. The CMA will struggle to play its part.

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18 февраля, 16:00

Tips to help sell your home in the winter

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While you don’t have the advantage of spring and summer flowers, you should still do your best to keep your front and back yards as neat as possible.

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18 февраля, 15:30

Google And Facebook’s Next Big Fight

The EU regulator nicknamed “Mr. GDPR” wants to go way beyond privacy and into antitrust. The linking of these two things should worry the tech giants.

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18 февраля, 13:36

Reckitt Investors See a Curiously Sparkly Future

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They should temper their enthusiasm, because the outlook depends on the merits of whoever replaces CEO Rakesh Kapoor.

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18 февраля, 13:30

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Fairfax, Va., lists for $279,900

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AFFORDABLE HOME OF THE WEEK | The 1,038-square-foot condo has new stainless-steel appliances and laminate flooring in the living room, hall and bedrooms.

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18 февраля, 12:33

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

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China’s government said the United States is trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat.

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18 февраля, 10:00

At Last, a British Auditor Actually Does Its Job

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Travel operator Thomas Cook has been too fond of using flattering profit adjustments. Fair play to Ernst & Young’s auditors for calling this out.

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18 февраля, 08:46

Your Guide to India’s Upcoming General Election: QuickTake

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reason to feel less confident about the coming general election than he once might have. His popularity has suffered as a result of declining confidence in the economy -- something his government helped engineer via a chaotically implemented sales tax and the sudden withdrawal of most bank notes from circulation. More recently, state election defeats and the surprise resignation of India’s top central banker have dealt Modi some high-profile blows, prompti