Japan’s Topix index fell, extending yesterday’s biggest drop in five weeks, after Chinese factory production and retail sales missed estimates, spurring concern about the outlook for the world’s second-biggest economy.
South Korea is one of the few emerging markets to weather the recent storms. This stability is the legacy of 60 years of forced industrialization imposed by authoritarian governments and tightly controlled monetary and fiscal policies.
China’s second straight annual drop in its working-age population is robbing President Xi Jinping of an engine of three decades of growth, underscoring the need to close the gap between his achievements and ambitions.
You don’t hear much about the battle of the Machine Tool Reserve anymore, and that’s a shame. Fought inside the Beltway in the mid-1950s, it was a defining tussle over the nature of postwar national defense.
Swiss stocks advanced, after the benchmark index posted its biggest weekly loss since early October, as Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program reduced political risks for investors.
Matthew Doom texts a lot at work and is a whiz on the 3D printer. Unlike most tech workers, his office is a wooden workbench next to a milling machine where he cuts metal for medical devices and other parts.