Stocks in China slide; U.S. equity futures advance

Business / Financial Markets Feb 3, 2020

Stocks in China slide; U.S. equity futures advance

Chinese shares tumbled and the yuan weakened as traders returned from an extended holiday amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak. Support measures from China's government helped stem losses somewhat in Asia, while U.S. futures rose and Treasuries slipped. Stocks in Shanghai opened almost 9 percent lower, ...

Business Jan 23, 2020

Bank of Japan to ramp up research with an eye on its own cryptocurrency

The Bank of Japan has said it aims to accelerate research on digital currencies in cooperation with foreign central banks, amid rapid developments in financial technologies. Japan's central bank will study and analyze related technologies and the impacts of digital currencies on the economy, while ...