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When Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, announced an ambitious attempt to avert recession in the U.K. last week, the market sat up and took notice. Yet less than a week later, the first stages of a much-vaunted £60...
August 10, 2016 German court to speed up Volkswagen investor lawsuitsSource: Reuters
A German court will adopt a rarely used class-action style procedure to more efficiently process claims by investors seeking damages from Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) over a diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to a ruling.
August 10, 2016 Soaring Debt Has U.S. Companies as Vulnerable to Default as 2008Source: Bloomberg
U.S. companies have taken on so much debt that they’re at least as vulnerable to defaults and downgrades as they were leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings Tuesday.
August 10, 2016 U.S. productivity falls for third consecutive quarterSource: Reuters
U.S. worker productivity fell for the third straight quarter in the spring this year, suggesting that corporate profits may continue to decline and wage growth may remain sluggish.
August 9, 2016 Global stocks gain after weak China data; oil retreatsSource: Fortune
Global stock markets rose Tuesday as slack Chinese consumer price figures stoked expectations that Beijing would again act to spur inflation
August 9, 2016 Oil Production in U.S. Proves Resilient as Forecast GrowsSource: Bloomberg
The Energy Information Administration increased its domestic output forecast for 2017 to 8.31 million barrels a day from 8.2 million projected in July, according to its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released Tuesday. Global...
August 9, 2016 Wall Street takes tiny step back from record highsSource: Reuters
Wall Street receded from record highs on Monday as a drop in healthcare stocks offset gains caused by higher oil prices and a strong jobs report
August 9, 2016 Warren Buffett Just Unloaded $195 Million Worth of These 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'Source: Fortune
The Oracle of Omaha is taking his own advice when it comes to derivatives, after being scalded by the complex financial instrument in 2008.
August 9, 2016 China Isn't a Threat to World OrderSource: Bloomberg View
A bit of China-bashing is inevitable in any U.S. election year. Over the past month, though, after China roundly dismissed an arbitration ruling that rejected its claims in the South China Sea, a chorus of voices has angrily...
August 9, 2016 Forget the blame games – Brexit is a chance to fix EuropeSource: ft.com
Many are still calling for a firm hand to be used against the UK — which is naive since Britain represents a significant proportion of EU gross domestic product and it will continue to be a leading trading partner and staunch...
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