Your Evening BriefingBloomberg News
The evening briefing will soon be available in your inbox every day. To be among the first to get it, sign up here.
"Not tonight, dear." All work and no play is giving South Korea a headache. The country's employees work the longest hours in Asia, spending an average of 11 hours a week on smartphones or computers outside the office. And South Korea has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world. New President Moon Jae-in has pledged to cut annual hours and give people the "right to rest." At last, some relief may be on the way. -Alex Millson
New Zealand's housing market is most at risk of bust, says Goldman. The market is the most over-valued among the so-called G-10 economies and most at risk of a correction, the investment bank says. It sees a 40 percent chance of a housing "bust" in the country during the next two years, which it defines as house prices falling 5 percent or more.
Trump reportedly giving classified information to the Russians wasn't illegal. If anyone else in the government, except possibly the vice president, revealed classified information, that person would be going to prison, writes Noah Feldman. The president, however, has inherent constitutional authority to declassify information at will, Feldman says. Here's why.
Scorching emerging-market stocks are showing signs of overheating. The gains that have put emerging-market equities on track for their best year since 2009 are showing signs of flagging. This chart shows why.
Rising tensions in Asia are boosting sales for this arms manufacturer. Saab AB says China's territorial ambitions, North Korea's nuclear program and increased threats from piracy are driving demand for new systems and may turn the region into one of its fastest-growing markets.
Donkeys are being slaughtered at an alarming pace in Africa to feed Chinese demand for a gel made from their skins believed to have anti-aging and libido-enhancing properties. Trade in the animals is so high in China, there's actually an exchange for them.
Red-hot chili prices spark hunt for spice mafia. They're dubbed the "chili mafia" - a shady group of wholesalers who manipulate the price of Indonesia's favorite pepper - and the nation's central bankers are out to smash them.
One belt, one road, one man. The pageantry permeating Beijing this week showed that China's vision for a new global order had another goal: boosting President Xi Jinping's profile at home. Xi has already become China’s most powerful leader since at least Deng Xiaoping in the 1990s, and the next few years will shape his legacy for decades to come.