TOKYO—Japan's primary inflation gauge was flat in July, beating expectations for a drop below zero, in slightly encouraging news for the Bank of Japan 8301 3.56 % as it struggles to beat deflation and bring about steady price growth.
Not long ago, global markets were fixated on a nation in the throes of financial upheaval. Its equities markets were crumbling, its debts sky-high.
NEW DELHI: In less than 10 years, Pakistan will have the third largest nuclear stockpile in the world, behind only the US and Russia, two prominent US think tanks said in a report.
Not long ago, the United States was considered the tortoise of the world economy, at least in comparison to emerging powers like China and Brazil.
PHOENIX • Activist investor Carl Icahn said late Thursday that he had taken an 8.5-percent stake in Freeport-McMoRan, just hours after the mining company announced cost cuts and lower spending in response to declining copper prices and soft economic ...