Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value - WSJ
Google parent Alphabet GOOG 0.87% Inc. became the fourth U.S. company ever to achieve a $1 trillion market value Thursday, punctuating a powerful rally in shares of large internet stocks to start 2020.
China’s Economic Growth Slows to Near 30-Year Low - WSJ
A newly sealed trade truce with the U.S. reduced a key source of anxiety for Chinese policymakers but leaves them with another challenge: a need to boost consumer and business confidence as the country faces more downward pressure on its massive economy.
Putin Moves to Shore Up Power, as Prime Minister Resigns - WSJ
MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin of Russia proposed constitutional changes that could enable him to wield political power after his presidency ends, as his longtime ally, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, unexpectedly resigned.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. and China signed a trade deal that officials say will lead to a sharp increase in sales of U.S. goods and services to China, further open Chinese markets to foreign firms—especially in financial services—and provide strong new protections for trade secrets and intellectual property.
Tech Tensions Simmer in Washington as U.S., China Near Trade Truce - WSJ
The U.S. and China are about to declare a pause in their trade war by signing an initial pact this week, but a continuing battle over technology is bound to keep relations between the two superpowers on edge.
U.S. to maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until Phase 2 deal: Mnuchin - Reuters
The United States will maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until the completion of a second phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday, a day before the two sides are to sign an interim deal.
China’s Yuan Rallies After U.S. Drops Currency-Manipulator Label - WSJ
China’s currency strengthened to its strongest level since July in offshore trading, after the U.S. removed the country from a list of trading partners it considers currency manipulators, days before the likely signing of a trade deal.
As Jobs Cap 10 Years of Gains, Women Are Workforce Majority - WSJ
WASHINGTON—Women overtook men to hold the majority of U.S. jobs for the first time in a decade, while employers added positions for a record 10th straight year, pointing to a growing and dynamic economy heading into 2020.
Washington, Beijing Agree to New Dialogue to Pursue Reforms, Address Disputes - WSJ
WASHINGTON—The U.S. and China have agreed to semiannual talks to push for economic reform and resolve disputes, borrowing from a format from previous administrations that Trump trade officials had once derided.
China's Ctrip in talks with banks to follow Alibaba with HK listing - Reuters
U.S.-listed online travel giant Ctrip is talking to banks about a planned secondary listing in Hong Kong, putting the group at the head of a queue of Chinese companies expected to follow Alibaba in establishing an investor base closer to China.
Hopes for spike in U.S. farm exports to China dim ahead of trade deal signing - Reuters
Days before a U.S.-China trade deal is due to be signed, large Chinese purchases of Brazilian soybeans and a pair of unexpected policy moves by Beijing have dimmed U.S. hopes that China would double its imports of American farm products this year.
China is finally getting a handle on African swine fever, the crisis that cut the nation’s hog population by at least a quarter and stoked inflation. Beijing still has hard questions to answer about food safety, not least as it grapples with an outbreak of a new virus in Wuhan. But bringing swine fever under control will be great for Chinese consumers, and for the businesses that serve them.
China to Send Chief Trade Negotiator to U.S. to Sign Phase-One Deal - WSJ
BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington early next week to sign a phase-one trade deal with the U.S., China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday, the first official confirmation by Beijing on the signing of an agreement that could help ease bilateral tensions.
White House Proposes Principles for AI Regulation - WSJ
The White House on Tuesday proposed a set of principles to guide how federal agencies regulate the development of artificial intelligence in the private sector, characterizing it as an effort to govern AI without stifling innovation.
After Alibaba’s Magic Float, Hong Kong Angles for More Tech Listings - WSJ
Successful listings of shares in Hong Kong by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA -0.17% and smaller rival Meituan Dianping 3690 0.82% have burnished the market’s high-tech credentials. Now, bankers and investors expect more Chinese technology companies to list in the city.
Trade war: China to travel to US on January 13 to sign phase one deal - SCMP
China’s trade delegation tentatively plans to travel to Washington for four days from January 13 for the signing of the phase one deal that would herald a truce in the costly trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
Trade War Dents China’s Attendance at World’s Biggest Electronics Show - WSJ
The expanding U.S.-China rivalry in the world of technology is set to be put on full display this week, with a smaller Chinese presence expected in Las Vegas for CES, the world’s biggest consumer-electronics exhibition.
Check Your Optimism—China’s Slowdown Isn’t Over - WSJ
The doom and gloom of mid-2019 has been replaced with outright investor optimism. A big reason: better news from both of the world’s two largest economies. Before investors go shopping for shares, however, they should take a closer look at China.
Trump Says He Will Sign Phase-One Trade Deal With China on Jan. 15 - WSJ
WASHINGTON—President Trump said he would sign the recently negotiated phase-one trade deal with China in Washington on Jan. 15—marking a formal truce in the U.S-China trade war—and would later travel to Beijing to negotiate a broader pact.