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The Dow plunged into a bear market in just 20 days — the fastest 20% plunge in history

Past bearish declines took 255 sessions on average, Michael Batnick, director of research at Ritholtz Wealth Management, wrote in a Monday blog post.

Dow breaks the 29,000 threshold for first time

The 30-stock index climbed 48 points higher to breach the psychological threshold, driven by gains in Pfizer, Apple, and Coca-Cola.

Malaysia has one of the biggest gender gaps in South-east Asia, and places in the bottom half of WEF’s Global Gender Index

The World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that the overall gender gap in the world will take 99.5 years to close.

At $27,227, Malaysia’s GNI per capita based on purchasing power parity is less than half of Singapore’s – here’s what that mea...

But Malaysia's GNI is still higher than countries or regions like Greece and Russia.
Traders work on the floor at the NYSE in New York

Every major stock index around the world climbed in 2019. Here are the 12 top performers.

Central bank rate cuts, positive economic data, and better-than-expected earnings reports helped several indexes reach record highs this year.
A man uses his phone as he walks past ATM machines for digital currency Bitcoin in Hong Kong on December 18, 2017.

A California asset manager has a cryptocurrency fund that’s up by 50% in 4 months

Bitwise Asset Management now has more than 500 LPs invested in its so-called HODL fund.

These 5 stocks are featured in a new blockchain index — and they’re all on a tear

Reality Shares and Nasdaq announced the launch of an index to track companies in the booming blockchain industry.

The Dow hits a record high

After hitting its high, the index briefly fell lower. The index is up 0.93% so far on Monday.