Xi Jinping Scrutinizes Chinese Financial Institutions’ Ties With Private Firms

Inspections of state banks and others are aimed at ensuring full Communist Party control over what is seen as the lifeblood of the economy, say people familiar with the plan.

Biden’s Soft Infrastructure Agenda May Not Boost Growth

The president has sold soft infrastructure such as in child care,...

How the Pandemic Has Changed the Way High-End Art Is Sold

Private sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s took off, as live-auction revenues...

Facebook to Hire 10,000 Workers in EU to Build Up ‘Metaverse’

Facebook is planning to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union...

China Third-Quarter Economic Growth Slows Sharply to 4.9%

China’s economy grew 4.9% in the third quarter from a year...