U.K. Gets In on Global M&A Surge

WSJ Markets - 18min

Investors bet on higher offers for Entain, G4S and Signature Aviation amid pressure to raise them.

China's Growth: Don't Mistake the Cyclical for the Structural

WSJ Markets - 19min

China handled the pandemic well, but it was also lucky. A strong 2021 seems assured, but 2022 and beyond could be challenging.

Global Stocks Pause as Investors Await Earnings Flurry

WSJ Markets - 52min

Global stocks were mixed and U.S. stock futures slipped Monday, as investors awaited a busy week of corporate earnings, economic data and central-bank decisions.

Record Liquefied Natural Gas Prices in Asia Won't Last

WSJ Markets - 8hr

A cold snap and a supply crunch have created a perfect storm for liquefied natural gas prices in Asia, but investors in the sector should be aware that the pendulum is likely to swing the other way soon.

Yellen to Make Clear U.S. Doesn't Seek Weak Dollar

WSJ Markets - 14hr

The expected remarks at her confirmation hearing Tuesday would represent a return to the U.S.’s hands-off approach, which President Trump had deviated from by often publicly calling for a lower dollar.

After Stock Surge, Investors Ask Companies What's Ahead

WSJ Markets - 1d

An epic stock rally faces a key test in coming weeks as investors learn what executives expect for profits and revenues in coming periods.

Regulators Are Fed Up With Food-Delivery Fees

WSJ Markets - 1d

Regulators say consumers often pay too much for the price of convenience in food delivery.

Chinese Property Developers Have Huge Debts to Refinance

WSJ Markets - 2d

China’s property developers have a mountain of international debt to refinance this year, and tight lending conditions are raising the risk of defaults.

Alphabet, Intel, Exxon Mobil: Stocks That Defined the Week

WSJ Markets - 2d

Here are seven major companies whose stocks moved on the news.

Capital One Fined for Anti-Money-Laundering Deficiencies

WSJ Markets - 2d

The Treasury Department said it fined Capital One for “willfully failing to implement and maintain” effective anti-money-laundering controls.

Stocks Fall After Joe Biden Plan, Weak Retail Sales

WSJ Markets - 2d

The S&P 500 ended the week with losses as investors worry that new stimulus plans will lead to higher taxes.

Biden Stimulus Adds Fuel to Copper Rally

WSJ Markets - 2d

Copper prices have been lifted by wagers that an improving economy will further increase consumption along with buoyant demand from China.

Citigroup Beats Profit Expectations

WSJ Markets - 2d

The bank enjoyed strong results in 2020 from its Wall Street operations, but that was offset by the billions of dollars it had to put aside for potentially bad loans.

Wells Fargo Profit Rises to End Topsy-Turvy Year

WSJ Markets - 2d

The San Francisco-based lender said that it made $2.99 billion in the fourth quarter, up 4% from a year earlier, though revenue fell nearly 10% and fell short of expectations.

JPMorgan Quarterly Profit Jumps 42%

WSJ Markets - 2d

The nation’s biggest bank posted its highest-ever quarterly profit after releasing funds it had set aside to cover soured loans. Still, the CEO said it remains positioned for significant near-term economic uncertainty.

Insurers Face Big Payouts to U.K. Businesses Over Covid Disruptions

WSJ Markets - 2d

The U.K. Supreme Court ruled that insurers must pay out disputed claims related to the coronavirus to a range of businesses, potentially setting a precedent for other jurisdictions.

America's Big Banks Girded for Bad Loans. They're Still Waiting.

WSJ Markets - 2d

JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo all reported better-than-expected earnings Friday. Reserve releases and Wall Street powered the results.

Ethanol Lobbyists Don't Want to Be Labeled

WSJ Markets - 2d

Makers and owners of boats, motorcycles and other equipment that can be harmed by high ethanol blends want more prominent warning labels at the pump, but corn belt politicians are urging the opposite.

When Some Investors Look at Stocks They See Dollars, Not Shares

WSJ Markets - 2d

A new way of stock-market wagering is taking hold among younger investors who prefer to think about how much they can spend instead of how many shares they can afford.

More Cash Means More Problems for Big Banks

WSJ Markets - 2d

Large lenders enter 2021 coiled with potential energy from their deposit-fueled cash piles, but it’s hard to pinpoint when that might translate into shareholder returns.