Global Markets: Japanese Stocks Fall Slightly
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A global decline in technology stocks continued in Asia, weighing on indexes in Japan and Taiwan.
New CFPB Chief Curbs Data Collection, Citing Cybersecurity Worries
The Trump administration's interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said he has frozen the agency's collection of personal information due to cybersecurity concerns, a step in changing policies criticized by the financial industry.
Canada's Trudeau Says China Trade Talks to Proceed at 'Proper Pace'
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was ready to forge ahead with formal talks toward a free-trade deal with China, but at "a proper pace" and with assurances any pact addresses the environment, labor standards and gender rights.
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Portugal's Mário Centeno Chosen to Lead Eurozone Finance Ministers
European finance officials on Monday chose Portugal's Finance Minister Mário Centeno to lead the group of finance ministers that steers policy in the eurozone.
Australia Current Account Deficit Narrows
Australia's current-account deficit narrowed to a seasonally adjusted A$9.13 billion in the third quarter, the Australia Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday.
GOP's Late Changes to Tax Bill Buoy Key Industries
Republican senators inserted last-minute changes into their tax overhaul bill early Saturday morning, including ones aimed at helping oil and gas companies, cruise-ship operators, auto dealers, universities and mortgage bankers.
SEC Chairman Clayton Says Agency Is Not Done in Addressing Uses of Bitcoin
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said the commission has more to offer on how it views the uses of bitcoin, though he stopped short of saying the SEC planned to issue formal guidance on the subject.
First U.S. Bitcoin Futures to Start Trading Next Week
The first U.S. bitcoin futures will start trading next week, as dueling Chicago futures exchanges seek to cash in on surging investor interest in the digital currency.
U.K.-EU Brexit Negotiations Stall Over Irish Border Issue
British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker failed to reach a deal to advance Brexit negotiations after hours of talks Monday afternoon, while expressing confidence that they would conclude one this month.
SEC Targets Initial Coin Offering 'Scam'
The SEC announced its first-ever enforcement action by its new cyber unit against an initial coin offering, alleging a Canadian company violated U.S. securities laws in raising $15 million through this new, red-hot area of finance.
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December 04, 2017 23:15 ET (04:15 GMT)