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The Coming Currency War: Digital Money vs. the Dollar

Central banks are getting closer to issuing their own digital currencies. If they do, the dollar might finally face real competition as the world’s dominant currency.

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How to Keep Your Mobile Banking Safe

A lot of it depends on your bank, but there are things customers can do as well.

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Bonds That Do Good—and, Maybe, Well

Social and impact bonds aim to provide a return for investors while addressing important social causes

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Startups That Offer New Paths to Homeownership

Startups are creating new ways for consumers shut out of the traditional mortgage market to be able to join the ranks of homeowners.

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Investors in Search of Yield Turn to Music-Royalty Funds

These funds buy the rights to music catalogs and then generate royalty payments for investors.

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The Potentially High Cost of Not Disclosing ESG Data

Activist investors push companies to disclose information about their environmental and social impact.

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Chinese Tech Companies Turn to Financial Services

In search of new growth markets, they hope to leverage their consumer data to sell loans, insurance and more.

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Oddball Policies Give Boost to China’s Insurers

The country’s high internet penetration lets insurance companies market their products to a large population via apps.

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Mutual-Fund Ratings Are Often Based on a Decade’s Results. That’s Too Short.

The most recent decade hasn’t had a bear market for large-cap funds, so the funds haven’t been tested for adversity during that period.

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Some Important Dates in World Currency History

From the National Bank Act of 1863 to U.S.-Chinese disputes about the value of the yuan

Cloud Adoption Is Slowed by People as Much as Technology

People issues can hinder a company’s move to the cloud just as much as technological hurdles, three finance and asset-management technologists said at an industry event

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How Wealth Managers Are Attracting the Ultra Rich

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Why your financial adviser may decide to charge you more money

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Momentum stock strategies are down — but not out

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Why it pays to be cautious about stocks when corporate mega-mergers come in waves

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Billington profit up 42%, reports record order book

The London-listed structural steel and construction safety company posted a pretax profit of 2.7 million pounds ($3.4 million) for the first six mo...

XLMedia warns on revenue, earnings

The digital-marketing company said that regulatory headwinds continue to create trading uncertainty in July and August its performance was weaker t...

Vonovia acquires majority stake in Hembla for $1.26 billion

Vonovia SE said Monday that it has agreed to buy a majority stake in Swedish property company Hembla AB.

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Deutsche Bank to sell parts of equities business to BNP Paribas

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Costly repairs to Saudi Aramco oil facilities could take months, not weeks

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This simple portfolio strategy will help retirees if a recession hits