Santa Claus rally is in trouble, may signal weaker stocks

The Santa Claus rally is in trouble. That’s the tendency for the stock market to rise on the last five days of the old year, and the first two days of the new year — typically good for a gain of 1.3%, and historically the best seven-consecutive-day period of the year. But not so far. With … Read more

TikTok to invest $1.5 billion in GoTo’s Indonesia e-commerce business

TikTok’s logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen in Ankara, Turkiye on December 5, 2023. Didem Mente | Anadolu | Getty Images TikTok will take a controlling stake in an e-commerce unit of Indonesia’s biggest tech firm PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia, a partnership that will see the short video app invest $1.5 billion over the long term, the two … Read more

Southeast Asia looks to renewable power for energy security

The floating solar photovoltaic power plant by EDPR Sunseap Group, a unit of Energias de Portugal SA, in Woodlands, in Singapore, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Bryan van der Beek | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. As energy demand grows, the region is turning to … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, September 5

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks slip Stock futures were slightly lower Tuesday to start the trading week. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 8 points, or less than 0.1%. S&P 500 futures slid 0.1%, while Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.3%. Those moves come after … Read more

Indonesia’s China-backed high-speed train sparks concerns of debt trap

Indonesia is starting trial runs for its first high-speed train, which will connect the capital Jakarta to a neighboring city of Bandung, after years of delays and cost overruns plagued the project. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A $7.3 billion high-speed electric rail line between Indonesia’s two biggest cities is set to be launched … Read more