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  • New EU settlement rule seen boosting liquidity in sluggish equities

    LONDON (Reuters) - New European rules shortening the time between executing and settling an equities trade will make the region's sluggish stock markets more attractive for investors although they could raise one-off costs for brokers. The regulations...
  • The next big crisis? Jim Rickards on financial panics

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ever wondered when the next financial crisis will be? Possibly in just a couple of years with the "coming collapse of the international monetary system." That is the not-so-subtle subtitle of Jim Rickards' bestselling book, "The...
  • Brazil markets soar as pro-business candidate makes runoff

    RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian financial markets rallied on Monday after a pro-business candidate unexpectedly surged to a strong finish in Sunday's election, potentially reframing the economic debate in what is expected to be a tight...
  • Stocks edge lower; H&R Block sinks

    U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower, giving up an early gain. Some encouraging corporate news failed to give the broader stock market a boost on Monday, and stocks edged lower as investors waited for news on the outlook for the Federal Reserve's...
  • Israel approves $4 billion privatization plan for next three years

    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel plans to issue minority stakes of up to 49 percent in state-owned companies on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange over the next three years, a move the Finance Ministry said would bring in revenue of 15 billion shekels ($4.1 billion)....
  • ECB's plans to buy rebundled debt draw criticism from Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's plans to buy rebundled packages of debt have drawn sharp criticism from officials in Germany, including the head of the Bundesbank, the ECB's former chief economist and allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel. On...
  • Merkel ally says Draghi turning ECB into a 'junk bank'

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A leading member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party criticised European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Saturday, saying he was turning the institute into a "junk bank" with his plans to buy debt rated as...
  • Will the European economy's summer squalls turn into an autumn tempest?

    (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) Following the grim market response to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's latest monetary policy pronouncements, Europe is approaching another make-...
  • The Week Ahead: Washington to revisit the recession

    Investors are right to focus on what's to come for markets such as the beginning of third quarter earnings season. However, in the week ahead, a Washington, D.C. courtroom revisits the extraordinary and never before taken actions by the U.S. government...
  • DuPage water agency pays off financial snafu loans

    DuPage water agency pays off financial snafu loans
    The DuPage Water Commission has voted to make the final payment on $70 million in short-term loans that the agency borrowed after a financial crisis that was discovered in 2009. In late 2009, it was discovered that the former financial administrator...
  • Trader indicted on new anti "spoofing" law

    Trader indicted on new anti "spoofing" law
    A high-frequency trader was indicted Thursday on charges that he manipulated commodities futures prices and illegally profited nearly $1.6 million. Michael Coscia, 52, was charged with six counts of commodities fraud and six counts of "spoofing," in...