The Wall Street Journal - Markets Akzo Nobel's Poor Results Increase Chances of a Deal 2017-07-25T07:51:44.000000000-04:00 The paint giant’s shares look like a one-way bet. Weak growth makes a fresh takeover bid from U.S. peer PPG ever more probable. Who Owns HNA? We Still Don't Know 2017-07-25T07:49:40.000000000-04:00 China’s acquisitive HNA Group has disclosed more than ever about its owners. That won’t stop the questions. SoftBank Tries to Grab the Ride-Hailing Market 2017-07-25T07:42:06.000000000-04:00 The Japanese tech giant is spreading its bets on the market. Its returns may depend on big changes in consumer behavior. How Blockbuster Drugs Fight Off Cheaper Competition 2017-07-24T22:32:24.000000000-04:00 A lower-priced version of blockbuster Remicade hasn’t sold well; will an even cheaper drug upend the obscure pricing of the drug industry? Traffic Costs Jam Up Google 2017-07-24T18:55:48.000000000-04:00 Google’s sharp jump in paid clicks came at a high cost. Traffic acquisition spending outpaced revenue growth for the first time in five years. Bringing In Wealth Beats Trading It for Julius Baer 2017-07-24T11:15:19.000000000-04:00 Managing money for the rich looks like a better business than trading and investment banking: That is the upshot of half-year results for Swiss bank Julius Baer and the theme of last week’s U.S. bank results. Car Industry's Diesel Woes Just Won't Die 2017-07-24T10:52:09.000000000-04:00 This was supposed to be the year Volkswagen drew a line under its diesel-emissions scandal. Instead the scandal seems to be spreading to the other German car giants. How Markets Could Come Out of the Shadows 2017-07-24T07:04:51.000000000-04:00 The European Central Bank has reached the same spot the Federal Reserve reached four years ago. For financial markets on both sides of the Atlantic, it is an event that comes with consequences. Blackstone and CVC Ready to Bet on Risky Side of Payments 2017-07-24T06:53:25.000000000-04:00 Private equity groups Blackstone and CVC are looking to join the payments party with a preliminary near-$4 billion offer for U.K.-listed Paysafe, the company revealed Friday. It looks like a gamble Paysafe shareholders should welcome. Good News: China Is Making Less Useless Stuff 2017-07-24T06:47:57.000000000-04:00 After years of overinvestment, which helped to sink global prices for steel, aluminum and other products, some of the worst-offending sectors in China are looking a bit better.