• 10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Here is what you need to know.
    China's latest economic report card was a little disappointing. Retail sales grew by 9.4% in April, matching the weakest annual growth rate since early 2004, data from China's National Bureau of Statistics showed.
    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is launching a rival to Davos - and it's all about China. Bloomberg's new conference - dubbed the New Economy Forum - will focus almost entirely on the rise of China and its changing role in the world.
    Hong Kong could overtake New York as the world's billionaire capital very soon. Hong Kong added 21 billionaires in...
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  • 10 things you need to know in markets today

    10 things you need to know in markets today

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Tuesday.
    1. China reported weaker-than-expected investment and retail sales in April and a drop in home sales, clouding its economic outlook even as policymakers try to navigate debt risks and defuse a heated trade row with the United States. Fixed asset investment in the country grew the slowest since 1999 and the pace of retail sales softened to a four-month low.
    2. North Korea has proposed holding high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16, South Korea's Unification Ministry on Tuesday. The South Korean government was in talks to...
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