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  • Iran hardliners round on Rouhani but supreme leader backs more nuclear talks

    Hardliners rounded on President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday after negotiators failed to end the Iranian nuclear dispute but the man who ultimately matters, the country's supreme leader, tacitly backed a renewed push for a deal. Iranians faced the...
  • Wall Street group to challenge Dodd-Frank risk retention rules

    A Wall Street trade group said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit to strike down a new rule that requires banks to retain some risk on their books when they securitize loans, saying the rule could stifle crucial financing to certain companies. The Loan...
  • CFTC tells CME Group to work more on 'spoofing' detection

    CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures market operator, should continue to develop strategies to detect an illegal manipulative trading practice known as "spoofing," the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Monday. Spoofing involves...
  • Exclusive: Ex-broker must pay $2 million to former NBA player

    A former securities broker that regulators said took part in a multi-million dollar fraud against professional athletes must pay $2 million to former NBA player Sam Young, an arbitration panel ruled on Monday. Young's professional basketball career has...
  • Fund boards, management go on high alert around bond liquidity

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund firms are taking extra measures to make sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds in the event that fixed income markets see a massive race to the exits when interest rates start to rise. Over...
  • China stocks rise after surprise rate cut, yuan drops

    By Saikat Chatterjee and Pete Sweeney HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks rose, with a key index hitting a three-year high, while bond yields fell on Monday, as markets cheered a surprise rate cut that investors hope may signal the start of a...
  • French, British banks press EU to revise bank reform plans

    PARIS (Reuters) - French and British banks are urging the European Commission to reconsider plans to isolate high-risk trading activities at big banks, warning the move could discourage lending to struggling economies. The European Union's executive arm...
  • Global 'QE glut' to brim through 2015 as funds swim with the tide

    By Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - If the world's biggest central banks were actually coordinating a global monetary policy, they could scarcely do a better job of convincing financial markets right now. Just two days after the Federal Reserve halted...
  • China's benchmark money rate falls 48 bps after surprise easing

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's benchmark money rate fell 48 basis points to 3.18 percent on Monday, after the central bank unexpectedly cut benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points on Friday. The seven-day bond repurchase agreement, considered the most...
  • Sweden needs investment to fight off deflation risk: PM

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweden, and the European Union too, need to follow the lead of the United States and ramp up investment to combat deflationary pressures carried over from the global financial crisis, the nation's new prime minister said late on...
  • China's central bank says Chinese markets have ample liquidity

    BEIJING (Reuters) - There is abundant liquidity in China's financial markets and the Chinese central bank would provide liquidity support when needed, the People's Bank of China said on Friday. The central bank said on its Weibo microblog account -...