China’s debt bomb . .

  For the third time in less than a year on Monday, the People’s Daily published an extended interview with an unnamed official expounding the policies needed to address challenges facing the world’s second-largest economy. As in similar pieces in January and last May, which both preceded big stock market sell-offs, the speaker sought to … More China’s debt bomb . .

Chinese shopping spree . .

  China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co., which has twice sweetened its offer to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is engaged in a high-stakes bidding war with Marriott International Inc. to acquire the owner of the upscale Sheraton, Westin and St. Regis brands. Win or lose, the latest $14 billion bid unveiled Monday by … More Chinese shopping spree . .

Global market’s brief . .

      European equities rose while Japanese stocks led shares in Asia lower as persistent concern over market volatility helped strengthen the yen. Oil climbed back above $28 a barrel before an update on U.S. stockpiles. The Stoxx Europe Index snapped a seven-day decline while Japan’s Topix index slid to its lowest since October … More Global market’s brief . .

Global brief . .

US data  with much of Asia in holiday mode, attention focused on the discouraging U.S. employment figures for January released on Friday. U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs last month, a sharp deceleration from recent months as companies shed education, transportation and temporary workers. The employment report lends weight to the case for the Federal Reserve … More Global brief . .