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Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Global Stocks Try to Regain Footing

Global stock markets rebounded slightly though investors remained cautious amid lasting concerns over China’s economy.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

Conglomerate Honeywell Finds Love Amid the Breakups

Investors have rewarded Honeywell, even as other conglomerates have been pressured to tighten their focus.

Analysis

Clashing Interests Hamstring EU Response to Crisis

Europe’s migrant struggle highlights the chasm between Europe’s principles and its ability to live up to them.

Tesco Closer to $7 Billion South Korea Deal

U.K. retailer Tesco has chosen Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners as the preferred bidder to buy its South Korea retail operations in a deal that could be worth up to $7 billion.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Lego Profit Boosted by Asia

Danish toy maker Lego outpaced the growth for building sets in the wider U.S. toy market, booking a 31% jump in first-half profit and a 23% rise in revenue.

Volkswagen Board Members Want to Extend CEO Winterkorn’s Contract

Key members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board want an extension of Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn’s contract until the end of 2018, the German car maker said.

McDonald’s Plans All-Day Breakfast

McDonald’s is embarking on its biggest operational change in years with plans to offer breakfast all day. 78

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Amgen to Help Develop Novartis’s Pipeline of Alzheimer’s Drugs

Novartis AG will share the risks and rewards as Amgen Inc. will help develop its pipeline of experimental Alzheimer’s disease drugs.

Commodity Drop Slows Canada Down

Canada’s woes are a harbinger of what could come for a small clutch of advanced economies that rely heavily on commodity exports, and demand from China, for their economic growth.

UBS Unit to Pay More Than $2.9 Million to Investors in Puerto Rico

UBS AG’s wealth-management unit was ordered to pay more than $2.9 million to two investors in Puerto Rico for losses tied to funds holding the island’s municipal bonds.

Market Bets Abound, but Where Are the Banks?

Goldman Sachs and its big-bank peers have sharply reduced their market exposure, making them relatively absent from trading in the latest volatility.

As Wall Street brims with tales of hedge-fund fortunes made and lost amid recent market gyrations, banks have been stuck on the sidelines, hamstrung by postcrisis rules governing what risks they can take.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

Pope to Make It Easier for Priests to Grant Pardons for Abortion

Pope Francis will make it easier for priests to forgive women for having had abortions, and those who assisted, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 583

U.N. Condemns Destruction of Ancient Palmyra Temple

The United Nations condemned the destruction of the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a monument it called one of most important in the Middle East.

Technology

Intel Bets New Chips Will Revive PC Sales

Intel is overhauling its flagship line of computer chips in a high-stakes bid to revive personal-computer sales.

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Emails Point to Large Role for Clinton Adviser

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U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes.

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Verkehrte Welt an der Börse

Die Börse hat immer recht, lautet ein Bonmot. Nun muss man diesen Weisheiten nicht immer folgen, zumal es deren viele und auch widersprüchliche gibt. Aber ins Grübeln konnte man am Donnerstag zur Eröffnung des Handels schon kommen. An einem Tag gespickt mit einer Flut von Unternehmenszahlen wollten viele Kurse einfach nicht so, wie sie eigentlich hätten sollen.

Der spanische Telekomriese Telefonica hat operativ die Erwartungen zwar in etwa erfüllt, beim Nettogewinn im vierten Quartal aber deutlich schwächer abgeschnitten als gedacht. Wer dachte, die Aktie würde unter diesen schwachen Zahlen leiden sah sich getäuscht. Um gut zwei Prozent ging es für den Kurs nach oben.

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Augenreiben an der Börse: Viele Kurse laufen überhaupt nicht so, wie sie eigentlich sollten.

Der deutsche Pharmariese Bayer traf die hochgesteckten Erwartungen des Marktes mit seinen Geschäftszahlen ebenfalls nicht ganz. Zudem monierten Aktienhändler den Ausblick, der nur ein Wachstums im “mittleren einstelligen Bereich” vorsieht, während der Markt mit einem Plus von acht Prozent rechnete. Die Aktie scherte das nicht, sie mauserte sich mit einem Plus von rund 3 Prozent zum Top-Wert im Dax.

Der niederländische Einzelhändler Ahold dagegen hat die Dividende erhöht und einen  Aktienrückkauf angekündigt. Für Partylaune an der Börse ist das kein Grund: Der Kurs verlor 1,3 Prozent.

Bis zum Abend kann alles drehen – oder auch nicht

Augenreiben auch bei der Kursentwicklung von Adva im deutschen Technologieindex TecDax. Der Anbieter von Infrastruktur-Lösungen für Telekommunikationsnetze hat für das vierte Quartal Zahlen ausgewiesen, die zwar schlechter ausgefallen sind als vor Jahresfrist. Zugleich lagen sie aber deutlich über den Konsensschätzungen von Analysten. Die fanden zwar ein Haar im Ausblick des Unternehmens, dass der Kurs deswegen in der Spitze um 12 Prozent einbrach, überraschte dann aber doch – ebenso wie das deutliche Kursplus bei Aixtron. Schließlich hatte der Hersteller von Maschinen zur LED-Produktion miserable Viertquartalszahlen vorgelegt und zum Ausblick gab es wenig positives zu hören. Börsianer focht das nicht an. Sie kauften die Aktie und trieben den Kurs um 4 Prozent nach oben.

Fast wirkt es, als hätte an der Börse jemand mutwillig den Kauf- und den Verkauf-Knopf vertauscht. Es ist  nicht auszuschließen, dass am Ende des Tages alles wieder ganz anders aussieht – oder eben auch nicht.

Allen Anlegern, die aufs falsche Pferd gesetzt zu haben scheinen, sei daher mit einer anderen Weisheit Mut gemacht: An der Börse kriegt irgendwann jeder recht.

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    • In der Tat scheint lange bereits verkehrte Welt zu herrschen an den Börsen der Welt.
      Alles geht immer nur aufwärts - während sichtbar Rezession sich ausbreitet.

      Man möchte meinen, daß das schon von Reagan gesetzlich installierte Plunge Protektion Team fleißig seine Arbeit verrichtet.
      Ein wachsamer Blick auf die Kursverläufe der (besonders US-) Börsen schon bei den Futures offenbart eine Systematik von Kursvesteifungen, die auffallen müssen.

      Täglich, ja stündlich bereits, fragt man sich, wann diese Exzesse in sich zusammen brechen, denn dies ist ihr Schicksal immer gewesen.

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Investors Betting on More ECB Stimulus

Six months after the European Central Bank launched its blockbuster bond-buying program to rouse the region’s economy, some investors are betting that authorities will crank stimulus efforts even higher.

Global Stocks Try to Regain Footing

Global stock markets rebounded slightly though investors remained cautious amid lasting concerns over China’s economy.

China Imposes New Controls to Keep Money From Leaving Country

China is imposing fresh controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, in an effort to keep funds at home.

Conglomerate Honeywell Finds Love Amid the Breakups

Investors have rewarded Honeywell, even as other conglomerates have been pressured to tighten their focus.

Analysis

Clashing Interests Hamstring EU Response to Crisis

Europe’s migrant struggle highlights the chasm between Europe’s principles and its ability to live up to them.

Tesco Closer to $7 Billion South Korea Deal

U.K. retailer Tesco has chosen Asian private-equity firm MBK Partners as the preferred bidder to buy its South Korea retail operations in a deal that could be worth up to $7 billion.

EU Set to Extend Sanctions on Russians, Ukraine Rebels

The EU is set to roll over sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russian and Ukrainian-separatist individuals and firms to keep pressure on Moscow to fully implement the Minsk cease-fire terms by year end.

Lego Profit Boosted by Asia

Danish toy maker Lego outpaced the growth for building sets in the wider U.S. toy market, booking a 31% jump in first-half profit and a 23% rise in revenue.

Volkswagen Board Members Want to Extend CEO Winterkorn’s Contract

Key members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board want an extension of Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn’s contract until the end of 2018, the German car maker said.

McDonald’s Plans All-Day Breakfast

McDonald’s is embarking on its biggest operational change in years with plans to offer breakfast all day. 78

South African Gold Faces Uncertain Future

South Africa’s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of ever-deeper exploration.

Amgen to Help Develop Novartis’s Pipeline of Alzheimer’s Drugs

Novartis AG will share the risks and rewards as Amgen Inc. will help develop its pipeline of experimental Alzheimer’s disease drugs.

Commodity Drop Slows Canada Down

Canada’s woes are a harbinger of what could come for a small clutch of advanced economies that rely heavily on commodity exports, and demand from China, for their economic growth.

UBS Unit to Pay More Than $2.9 Million to Investors in Puerto Rico

UBS AG’s wealth-management unit was ordered to pay more than $2.9 million to two investors in Puerto Rico for losses tied to funds holding the island’s municipal bonds.

Market Bets Abound, but Where Are the Banks?

Goldman Sachs and its big-bank peers have sharply reduced their market exposure, making them relatively absent from trading in the latest volatility.

As Wall Street brims with tales of hedge-fund fortunes made and lost amid recent market gyrations, banks have been stuck on the sidelines, hamstrung by postcrisis rules governing what risks they can take.

Portuguese Central Bank Ends Talks With Anbang Over Novo Banco Sale

Portugal’s central bank will now enter talks with another bidder for the Portuguese bank created out of failed lender Banco Espírito Santo last year.

Greek Polls Suggest Tough Election Test for Tsipras

Opinion polls show declining support for Greece’s Syriza party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras. But Syriza retains a lead over its opponents and the Sept. 20 election could be tight.

Main Suspect in Bangkok Bombing Arrested

Thailand’s prime minister said security forces arrested a man whom they believe to be the primary suspect in the bombing of a shrine in Bangkok last month.

Pope to Make It Easier for Priests to Grant Pardons for Abortion

Pope Francis will make it easier for priests to forgive women for having had abortions, and those who assisted, during a “year of mercy” starting Dec. 8. 583

U.N. Condemns Destruction of Ancient Palmyra Temple

The United Nations condemned the destruction of the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a monument it called one of most important in the Middle East.

Technology

Intel Bets New Chips Will Revive PC Sales

Intel is overhauling its flagship line of computer chips in a high-stakes bid to revive personal-computer sales.

U.S.

Sidney Blumenthal, center, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, takes a lunch break during a private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi in Washington in June.

Emails Point to Large Role for Clinton Adviser

Longtime aide Sidney Blumenthal maintained an outsize role with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite being blocked from taking a job at the department. 71

U.S. Report Sees Economic Benefit in Allowing Oil Exports

Lifting the nation’s four-decade ban on oil exports wouldn’t raise gas prices and could help lower them, a government study concludes.

Video

Hungary Stops Migrants Boarding Trains To Germany

1:46

Ukraine Protest Blast Kills Officer, Injures Dozens

0:45

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38