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Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. Durable Goods, Eurozone Confidence, U.K. Tax Plan

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The week ahead will feature durable-goods data in the U.S., while in Europe, a reading on eurozone consumer confidence is due and the U.K. Treasury chief will present his latest tax plan.

Japan's Exports Rise for 11th Straight Month

Japanese exports rose 14.0% in October from a year ago, helped by strong overseas demand for cars and tools to make semiconductors, data from Japan's finance ministry showed Monday.

Buoyant Central and Eastern Europe Revives Overheating Fears

The speed and scale of Europe's economic recovery has taken almost everyone by surprise, and nowhere has the turnaround been more impressive than in central and Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, the region faces challenges that pose risks to the recovery.

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How to Spot a Market Top

With central banks scaling back stimulus in a world filled with money, the current investing nirvana is facing its biggest threat in years. Heard on the Street walks through the risks and likely scenarios for markets in the coming months.

Beyond Trump-Xi Bond, White House Looks to Toughen China Policy

The administration is investigating trade actions against China as it looks to fundamentally challenge Chinese trade practices and reject a tradition of eking out concessions from Beijing around high-level meetings.

Developed Economies' Stock Gains Pale Beside Emerging Markets' GDP Boom

A sharp disconnect has emerged in global financial markets: Developing countries with the strongest growth over the past decade have had mostly stagnant markets, while advanced economies that have posted sluggish growth have had booming stock markets. That divergence is unlikely to last.

Some Fund Ads Misrepresent Morningstar Ratings

Money managers are sometimes misrepresenting ratings from Morningstar Inc. in advertisements aimed at investors, a Wall Street Journal review has found.

If There Is a Bubble, It's in Bitcoin

If the markets are at a top, bitcoin has scaled the highest peak, rising more than 700% this year and powering through multiple sharp corrections.

A Risky Corner of the Market With Room to Run

The market for packaging risky loans is running hot-as-hell. It may not be a bubble yet, but troubling characteristics make it an area to watch.

A Tax Provision That Would Exempt Mutual-Fund Firms but Not Individuals

The Senate Finance Committee has decided that a little-known provision to change tax rules on certain securities sales wouldn't apply to mutual-fund firms. Even so, it would still apply to individual investors.

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November 19, 2017 21:15 ET (02:15 GMT)