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  • Payback time: Indebted Chinese firms face off with ratings agencies

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese companies hounded by debt obligations accrued over the past few years are grappling with a new adversary at what is a very inconvenient time: global ratings agencies. Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings have slashed more...
  • European stress tests to challenge banks' political defences

    DUBLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - For the first time since its financial crisis struck in 2008, Europe is carrying out stress tests that could force change at banks with strong political connections. The European Central Bank is leading the latest attempt...
  • As women earn more, fund managers buy shares of U.S. daycare company

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are finding a lot to like about finger-painting and naptime. Fund ownership of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc, the only publicly traded daycare company in the United States, swelled 21 percent in the most...
  • Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster

    Europe’s startups get bootcamp booster
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - In the two years that Rockstart Accelerator - a private bootcamp for tech firms - has been going, it says the 20 startups it has backed have raised 15 million euros ($19 million) and created nearly 150 permanent jobs. "It's cool to...
  • Mortgage rates jump to 4-month high

    Mortgage rates jump to 4-month high
    Average fixed mortgage interest rates had their biggest one-week jump of the year this week, bringing them to levels not seen since early May. The increases followed several ho-hum weeks with rates little changed. The average interest rate on a 30-year,...
  • U.S. household net worth rises to record $81.5 trillion

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The net worth of Americans hit a record high in the second quarter as the stock market climbed, while household debt rose at its fastest pace since 2007 in a sign of growing confidence among U.S. consumers. Net worth nudged up 1.7...
  • Wall Street sees holes in Fed's new policy-tightening plan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come. Some...
  • The low-vol anomaly, or doing well out of others’ mistakes

    (Reuters) - Sometimes in life you really can get more for less, but usually only when someone else is a) acting foolishly, or b) taking advantage of a client. So it appears to be with the low-volatility anomaly, a persistent and puzzling phenomenon under...
  • Schwab expands commission-free ETF platform, putting focus on cost

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp said on Thursday it added 65 exchange-traded funds to its commission-free trading platform, including a handful of alternative funds, citing demand from customers who want to invest in ETFs without paying online...
  • Russia will struggle to help firms under sanctions: former finance minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government will offer the economy the kind of investment it needs because of its large state social spending commitments, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday. A strong advocate of liberal reforms and...
  • IMF cuts Italy growth outlook, hikes deficit, debt

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's economy will shrink in 2014 for a third year running, while the public debt will continue to rise, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday, calling on Matteo Renzi's government to follow through on promised reforms....