Japan's Nikkei Stock Average, After 34 Years, Closes at Record High 

The mark set at the peak of the 1980s bubble is surpassed as foreign investors pile into market.

Fed Minutes Show Unease Over Premature Cuts 

Only two officials highlighted the risks of keeping rates too high for too long at last month's policy meeting.

Germany's Stocks Are Looking Cheap 

Not everything is so bad. The largest public Germany companies are more dependent on the global economy.

Why More European Firms Are Hopping the Pond to List in the U.S. 

Foreign companies are attracted by the bigger market, stronger stock prices and more rapidly growing economy in the U.S.

Bank of Korea Stands Pat, Maintains Growth and Inflation Forecasts 

South Korea's central bank held its policy rate steady at a 15-year high as widely expected, and signaled that a policy pivot toward easing may not come anytime soon.

Australia's Composite PMI Surges to 10-Month High 

The strong result was driven by the services sector which the Reserve Bank of Australia has recognized as an ongoing source of inflation risk.

U.S. to Invest Billions to Replace China-Made Cranes at Nation's Ports 

The Biden administration is concerned about potential security threats at hundreds of sites.

It's Been 30 Years Since Food Ate Up This Much of Your Income 

Ongoing high costs are leading food manufacturers and restaurants to keep prices elevated.

China's Metal Demand Takes a Different Shape 

China's property crisis keeps punishing big miners, but increasing demand from manufacturing and infrastructure could take the edge off.

China Approves Loans for White-List Projects 

Chinese officials have approved more than $17 billion in loans for a "white list" of real-estate projects, offering fresh signs that Beijing is moving forward to prop up the country's sluggish property market.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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