WSJを真面目に読む August 10-12, 2012




Gu awaits verdict after brief trial

The trial of Gu Kallai, the wife of the disgraced Community Party official Bo Xilai, began and ended in a single day Thursday with authorities saying she didn’t contest charges that she murdered a British businessman by poisoning him when he was drunk.

              verdict: 評決 



China data damp hopes for rebound

              China’s factory output showed further slowing, damping hopes that Beijing’s shift to stimulus would trigger a rapid rebound in the world’s second-largest economy, and compounding fears about a flagging global recovery.


At Yahoo, Mayer makeover begins

              Yohoo Inc.’s rookie chief executive Marissa Mayer has made one thing clear to employees at the outset of her bid to revive the internet company: Product comes first.

              makeover: 作り直し、大変革

              at the outset: 最初に



Business & Finance

Platinum play is wager on Euro

              Some hedge funds have found a new venue to wager on a worsening outlook for Europe: the platinum market.

              wager: 賭けの対象


PepsiCo to re-enter Myanmar market

              PepsiCo Inc. said it reached a deal to distribute its products in Myanmar through a local partner, interest in the once-reclusive South Asian nation.

              reclusive: 閉鎖された、孤立した


J.P. Morgan details the extent of “whale” hit

              J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. on Thursday outlined how the ill-placed trading hedges from its London chief investment office continue to be felt in share buybacks, capital rations and trading losses.