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Elon Musk’s Banner Year: Milestones on Earth and in Space

This year, billionaire CEO Elon Musk reached several milestones across Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink. WSJ reporters Rebecca Elliott and Micah Maidenberg break down some of his biggest moments in 2021 and what’s to come in 202...

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As U.S. Inflation Surges, Japan's Low Prices Hold Steady

As the cost of groceries, clothing and electronics have gone up in the U.S., prices in Japan have stayed low. WSJ’s Peter Landers goes shopping in Tokyo to explain why steady prices, though good for your wallet, can be a s...

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Biden, Xi Virtual Meeting: Warm Smiles but No Big Promises

President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met virtually to find ways to cooperate as competition increases between the world’s two largest economies. Geopolitics topped the agenda as the summit ended with no major prom...

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Why China Has a New Stock Exchange in Beijing

The new Beijing stock exchange, which began trading Monday, is meant to help smaller companies get more investment to fund innovation, according to a Chinese regulator. Its debut comes even as China tightens its grip on co...

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The U.S. Strategy to Catch Up on China’s Global Push for Influence

The U.S. wants to counter China’s influence around the world by providing everything from infrastructure to vaccines and green energy. WSJ’s Stu Woo explains how the plan, dubbed Build Back Better World, aims to compete wi...

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Kerry Addresses ‘Phase Down’ of Coal in COP26 Agreement

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry expressed optimism about China’s agreement to cooperate with the U.S. to address climate change, in remarks at the COP26 conference. He spoke after 190 nations agreed late Saturday on a deal t...

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3 investing opportunities tied to China's aging demographics

Despite a volatile market, consumer habits of 'empty nesters' have created opportunities for investors in the world's second largest economy. Here's what to look for.

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Alibaba Tries to Go Global With ‘Singles Day,’ China’s Big Shopping Festival

Singles Day in China is the world’s largest annual shopping extravaganza. Its creator, the e-commerce giant Alibaba, is now exporting the event to the rest of the world as part of its push to challenge Amazon and others. P...

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Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
ADOW The Asia Dow Index USD 3639.46 54.10 1.51%
NIK NIKKEI 225 Index 26717.34 547.04 2.09%
HSI Hang Seng Index 23550.08 -256.92 -1.08%
SHCOMP Shanghai Composite Index 3361.44 -32.81 -0.97%
1 S&P BSE Sensex Index 57200.23 -76.71 -0.13%
STI FTSE Straits Times Index 3246.33 -13.70 -0.42%