Japan's Nikkei, After 34 Years, Briefly Tops Record Close in Intraday Trading 

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

Nasdaq Falls for Third Straight Session Ahead of Nvidia Earnings 

Federal Reserve minutes signal concern about cutting rates too soon.

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.

Bank of Korea Stands Pat, Maintains Growth and Inflation Forecasts 

South Korea's central bank held its policy rate steady as expected, while maintaining its growth and inflation forecasts for 2024.

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.

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.

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.

Cheap Chinese Goods Are Becoming a Costly Problem. Exhibit A: Hong Kong. 

Shoppers are hopping across the border, where prices have dropped. Neighboring Asian countries could also be hit if Chinese companies dump their goods there amid weak domestic demand.

Say Goodbye to Dirt Cheap Canadian Oil 

Don't cry for U.S. refiners, who will be fine without it-for now.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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