Global Shares Remain on Edge
Global stocks mostly ticked lower as investors remained on edge following last week's sharp selloff.
Small-Business Confidence Nears Record Levels
Economic expectations fueled small-business owners' confidence to near-record highs in January, with worries about finding qualified workers replacing taxes and regulations as top concerns for small businesses, according to a survey from the National Federation of Independent Business.
Oil Edges Up Despite Concerns on U.S. Output
Oil prices ticked up slightly even as they remained under pressure amid fresh signs that U.S. crude production could cause global supply to outpace demand this year
Trump's Budget Proposal Projects Big Jump in Deficits
President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget blueprint that projects deficits next year nearly double what his proposal estimated last year, underscoring how Republicans' desire for lower taxes and more defense spending has derailed their campaign to impose fiscal discipline.
Shale Output Hasn't Grown This Fast Since Oil Was at $100
Unyielding U.S. shale production is expected to overwhelm global oil demand and weigh on prices this year, the International Energy Agency warned.
Here's a Tax Cut for London Bankers: Go to Europe
Some of Europe's most legendary tax-heavy countries-among them France and Italy-are cutting special deals to woo rich expats with the promise of smaller personal tax bills.
BOJ's Kuroda Stays on Message Amid Reappointment News
Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated his commitment to stick with the central bank's current policy stance in his first public appearance since news that he will be nominated to continue as Bank of Japan governor.
Indonesia's Central Bank Seen Holding Steady
Bank Indonesia will likely keep interest rates unchanged again this week, leaving room for economic growth to accelerate further.
Stock-Market Valuations Look More Appealing After Recent Rout
For investors who have complained about the stock market being too expensive, last week's sudden rout has something good to offer.
South Korea Says U.S. Has Indicated It Is Open to Talks With North
The U.S. views recent talks between the two Koreas in a positive light and has indicated through multiple channels that it could seek talks with the North, another signal that Washington may be considering changes to its policy of talking to Pyongyang only if the North commits to denuclearization.