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Aug. 20 - Markets are buzzing over reform talk for Japan's pension fund, with international investors predicting meaningful economic benefits will arise from the redistribution. Yonggi Kang reports.
Aug. 20 - Mobile gaming is riddled with companies that found rapid success only to be met by a precipitous fall, but Robyn Mak says Tencent's popular chat app, WeChat, is a game changing distribution platform.
Summary: Apple helped drive the Nasdaq to a new 14-year high; housing data and strong earnings from Home Depot lift U.S. markets; inflation remains in check. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Housing related stocks got a bump up after new data added to confidence that the housing recovery is back on track. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Morningstar's Jaime Katz says Home Depot will continue to benefit from improving consumer confidence and the perception of wealth- and it will maintain their leadership in the home improvement market.
Richard Beales and Christopher Swann discuss why price curbs on electricity imposed two years ago by President Dilma Rousseff are coming back to haunt Brazil.
Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko says a rise in demand in multi-unit housing is driving new construction- as young people finally start to move out of their parents home.
Profit jumped 14 percent at the world's largest home improvement retailer as customers bought items they had put off in the winter. Fred Katayama reports.
BHP Billiton has announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton. As Sonia Legg reports the world's biggest mining company plans to focus on its most profitable activities.
Wolf Minerals will start producing tungsten and tin next year when it opens the UK's first metal mine in over 40 years. As Hayley Platt reports it's one of several European miners looking to challenge China and cash in on rising metal prices.
The mining giant plans to hive off some assets into a new company. But neither of the newly-created companies are likely to appeal to pure commodity players, says Breakingviews.
Aug. 19 - If you bet big on the Macau casino sector in 2008, you'd have made the trade of a lifetime. Strains on the sector today though don't quite present the same buying opportunity says Reuters' Jon Gordon.
Aug. 19 - Free online education platform Codecademy has announced a new global initiative to teach people the digital skills needed to succeed in today's workplace.
Aug. 19 - Chinese banks issued 21 billion dollars in bonds last month alone, but rising bad debts and hazy reform prospects should dissuade investors, says Breakingviews' John Foley.
Aug. 19 - With big overseas investments like Club Med, Fosun Group is one of China's largest private conglomerates. Jane Lee speaks with chairman Guo Guangchang about his strategies and outlook for the economy.
With Alibaba's IPO imminent, analysts weigh in on how the Chinese giant's entry into the U.S. market may threaten American dominance in e-commerce. Lily Jamali reports.
The Nasdaq closes above 4500 for the first time since 2000, as tensions seemed to cool in Ukraine, and a new bidder, Dollar General, emerged for discounter Family Dollar. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Mike DeSimone, CEO of global e-commerce service provider Borderfree, explains how consumer tastes for web transactions have changed, and where e-commerce is headed next.
Aug 18 - Lauren Bush Lauren discusses the latest findings on hunger in the U.S. from a survey conducted by an organization she represents. The granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush and niece of President George W. Bush also discusses her famous family.