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November 12, 2014 British, U.S. and Swiss Regulators Fine Big Banks $3.3 Billion in Foreign Exchange ScandalSource: NY Times
British, American and Swiss regulators fined five of the world’s biggest banks a combined $3.3 billion on Wednesday for conspiring to manipulate the foreign currency markets, the latest scandal to hit an industry facing increased...
November 11, 2014 Treasuries rise for a second day as returns exceed rest of world
Providence Business News - U.S. government securities returned 0.2 percent in the month ended Nov. 9, the only one of 26 bond markets to post a gain in dollar terms, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and îthe European...
November 10, 2014 Dollar Falls as Emerging Market Stocks, Natural Gas GainSource: Bloomberg
The dollar weakened for a second day and European stocks gained. China led emerging-market equities higher as a date was set for an exchange link between Hong Kong and Shanghai, the ruble strengthened and natural gas jumped for a...
November 10, 2014 ING pays final EUR 1.025 billion to Dutch State
Benzinga - Sustainability forms an integral part of ING's corporate strategy, which is evidenced by ING Group shares being included in the FTSE4Good index and in the îDow Jones Sustainabilityî Index (Europe and World)...
November 10, 2014 Mark Carney: No more bank bail-outs (UK)Source: Telegraph (UK)
The Governor of the bank of England, in his position as chairman of the international Financial Stability Board (FSB), has unveiled proposals for forcing creditors to bear banks' losses.
November 7, 2014 European Stocks Decline, Erasing Gains, as Banks RetreatSource: Bloomberg
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.1 percent to 336.62 at 12:27 p.m. in London, erasing a weekly advance. Eight of the 19 industry groups on the benchmark gauge dropped, led by technology companies and Greek banks. The Stoxx 600...
November 7, 2014 Slower economic growth the long term outlook for China
ä¸æ¶çµåæ¥ - Independent US research institute îThe Conference Boardî predicted that China's economic growth rate ... (Yi Xianrong is an economist at the...
November 7, 2014 Will Cheap Gas Undermine Climate-Change Efforts?Source: The Atlantic
This week, the United Nations called upon the global community to curb fossil fuel usage now or risk irreversible environmental damage in 2100. But with oil prices falling to a four-year low in the United States, any urgency may...
November 7, 2014 Ruble Falls on Oil Price, Ukraine Conflict: Russia Reality CheckSource: Bloomberg BusinessWeeek
Markets are reacting in real time to tension in Ukraine following Russia’s March incursion into Crimea and subsequent unrest in the country’s east, where pro-Kremlin separatists seek autonomy from Kiev.
November 7, 2014 Bank of America taking $400M litigation chargeSource: SF Gate
Bank of America Corp. said Thursday it is taking a $400 million charge in the third quarter to cover litigation costs related to a regulatory inquiry into the bank's foreign exchange business. The move follows similar disclosures...
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