Aug 31, 2016

Low investment in G-7 nations clashes with central bank efforts

One big reason the global economy is spinning its wheels: some of the world’s richest governments are being tightwads. Group of Seven governments have been cutting their investment spending since a brief surge as the global financial crisis took hold. As a share of ...

GPIF's stock holdings reveal its hand in nearly everything

Aug 23, 2016

GPIF's stock holdings reveal its hand in nearly everything

Companies across Japan have a new name in their top 10 shareholder lists: the world’s largest pension fund. The ¥134 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund is the top owner of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Honda Motor Co. and at least 119 other Tokyo-listed ...

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

Aug 4, 2016

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods. It ...