Wal-Mart Will Take Its Time in China
While China is a "top priority," the retailer's same-store sales in China dropped 2.3% in the fourth quarter.
State-Owned Chinese Company Defaults
Baoding Tianwei misses a deadline to pay roughly $14 million in interest due on $242 million of bonds.
Executive Order Targets Overseas Hackers
President Obama says he will use diplomatic engagement, trade policy tools, and law enforcement mechanisms to fight against cyber-security threats.
OECD Urges China to ‘Adjust Economic Model’
The risks for China are "mostly [to] the downside" and state-owned enterprises are “creating barriers to the expansion of private firms,” says the OECD.
China’s Economic Slowdown Continues
Industrial production, retail sales, and fixed-asset investment all grew more slowly in the first two months of 2015.
America on Top
U.S. finance chiefs lead the way in optimism about the economy, according to the latest Duke/CFO global outlook survey.
Apple Accused of Exploiting Overseas Workers
China Labor Watch says Apple must take more responsibility for improving labor conditions; Apple says it has.
Emerging Markets Ripe for Digital Media Investments
At the same time, places like China and India pose significant business risks, says EY.
China Stepping Up Scrutiny of Tax Evaders
Beijing is going after base erosion and profit shifting, and multinationals could get caught in the crosshairs.
Alibaba Enters Credit-Scoring Biz
Sesame Credit will use both online and offline data to score consumer and small-business borrowers.
China Growth Weakest in 24 Years
China's GDP expanded 7.4% in 2014, and declining investment in infrastructure and property could lead to an even slower 2015.