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  • U.S. SEC enacts rules to protect exchanges, dark pools from glitches

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators adopted a new rule Wednesday that requires stock exchanges and some larger trading platforms to take steps to protect against market disruptions such as technology glitches or natural disasters. The Securities and...
  • Regulator says Hong Kong-China stock trading quotas will be reviewed

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - The chairman of the Hong Kong securities market regulator said on Monday the trading quotas that are in place for a landmark scheme connecting Hong Kong to the Shanghai stock exchange will be reviewed going forward. "This is a pilot...
  • Japan deflation devil, election loss drove Abe's tax, poll moves

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's twin decisions to delay an unpopular sales tax increase and call a snap election were not quite the bolt from the blue they first appeared. Recent interviews with aides, politicians and officials...
  • Money flows to Shanghai as landmark stocks link with Hong Kong opens

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - International buyers snapped up Chinese stocks on Monday at the debut of an exchange link that allows Hong Kong and Shanghai investors to trade shares on each other's bourses, a major step towards opening China's tightly...
  • China gives Australia investment rights, yuan clearing bank

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is giving Australia more access to its capital markets and allowing it to clear yuan trades, measures that would boost Beijing's efforts to free Chinese financial markets and promote global usage of its renminbi currency. The...
  • Competition for analysts heats up as credit risks rise in China

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Credit risk analysts have become hot property in China this year, reflecting both the growing opportunities and hazards in the country's rapidly evolving financial markets. Chinese state-owned banks had enjoyed a virtual...
  • New rules on U.S. bond dealer pay come closer to fruition

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight over dealer compensation in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market is heating up, with the groups that oversee the market floating proposals on Monday that would require dealers to provide bond buyers with pricing...
  • After record IPO, Alibaba eyes first bond sale

    After record IPO, Alibaba eyes first bond sale
    NEW YORK (IFR) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will sound out investors next week in Asia, Europe and the US as it mulls its first bond ever, just two months after the company's record-breaking IPO. Alibaba, which this week logged US$9 billion of...
  • Forex transfer firms give pricey UK banks a run for their money

    LONDON (Reuters) - Working out of a shared office near London's Euston station, Michael Kent is part of a revolution that may be driven on by this year's row over alleged currency market manipulation by major banks. Kent's online business, Azimo, and...
  • EuropaCorp Targeted in a Pair of Investigations Over Alleged Financial Misdeeds

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS -- While 2014 has marked Luc Besson's big directorial comeback with the worldwide B.O. smash hit "Lucy," there is looming legal turmoil for Besson's company, EuropaCorp. After being fined 200,000 Euros ($250,456) by...
  • China gives tax breaks on Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link

    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will temporarily exempt taxes on profits made from a landmark scheme linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, the finance ministry said on Friday, removing a potential stumbling block for global investors...