The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Full Story

China's Vanke strengthens hand against takeover bid

Shares in China's biggest property firm, Vanke, surged Friday after it announced a stock-holding shift that could end a bid by private conglomerate Baoneng. Full Story

Bitcoin plunges as China investigates exchanges

Bitcoin prices plummeted after China's central bank announced it was investigating exchange platforms trading in the virtual currency. Full Story

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