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  • UK watchdog fines and bans trader in first gilt-rigging case

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog has fined former Credit Suisse bond trader Mark Stevenson 662,700 pounds ($1.1 million) in its first enforcement action for manipulating the 7.2 trillion pound UK government bond market. The Financial...
  • Tom Reddin: Where are mortgage rates headed in 2014?

    Around this time last year, I forecast that mortgage rates would increase in 2013. Back then, rates on a 30-year fixed mortgage were hovering around 3.5 percent. I predicted that we would see a gradual rise in 2013 to 4 percent or so. Well, I called...
  • Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying

    Federal Reserve continues scaling back bond buying
    WASHINGTON — With the economy slowly improving, Federal Reserve officials are shifting their efforts from stimulating the recovery to restoring normal monetary policy — although new Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen tried to stress that day remains...
  • China opens door further to foreign stock investors

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has relaxed rules to allow more foreign participation in its main stock market, in the latest step towards liberalizing the financial system in the world's second-largest economy. From Thursday, foreign investors on the...
  • Marketwired to stop selling to high-frequency traders

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marketwired, a company that publishes and distributes corporate earnings and other market-moving news releases, said on Wednesday it would no longer sell directly to high-frequency trading companies. The change came as New York State...
  • Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero

    Federal Reserve again reduces bond purchases, keeps key rate near zero
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to continue reducing their bond-buying stimulus program and said they no longer would consider raising its near-zero interest rate once the unemployment rate fell below 6.5%. The Federal Open...
  • Japan stock inflows reverse; foreigners doubt Abenomics commitment

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A torrent of foreign capital into Japanese shares, the driving force behind last year's surge, has reversed, as impatience with "Abenomics" made Tokyo one of the worst-performing markets since the start of 2014. The first two arrows...
  • Greece considers early bond sale of up to 2 billion euros: source

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece may try raise up to 2 billion euros in 5-year bonds in the first half this year, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday as international lenders signed off on a bailout review. A sale would end Greece's...
  • Playing it safe

    Playing it safe
    Kids these days, right? The under-35 “Millennial generation” is “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow,” according to Time. “They often are unable to think for themselves,” reports slate.com. “They don’t...
  • UK government, eyeing election, offers help to savers, factories, brewers

    LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne courted voters ahead of an election in 2015 with promises of help for savers, tax breaks for manufacturers and lower levies on beer and bingo. In an upbeat annual budget statement on Wednesday,...
  • Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday

    Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve: What to watch for Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- Janet L. Yellen, who broke the Federal Reserve's glass ceiling, marks two more milestones Wednesday, wrapping up her initial policymaking meeting as chairwoman then facing reporters' questions for the first time since taking office last...