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  • ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited. After the ECB cut interest...
  • Inflows to Hong Kong ETFs soar as foreigners bet on Chinese stocks

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Offshore investors are rallying behind China's undervalued equities by plowing billions of dollars into Hong Kong's exchange-traded funds denominated in the yuan currency. As a scheme to allow more foreign inflows into Chinese...
  • Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time

    Fed chief concerned about the number of Americans working part-time
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state's population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week's Fed symposium in...
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Manage better, don't demand downsizing: Front Burner

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Are Florida's residents, businesses and its economy better off? The answer is at the heart of the...
  • Column: Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?

    (Reuters) - Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the...
  • BHP Billiton set to spin off unwanted assets

    MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - Diversified mining company BHP Billiton declared its preference for a demerger of its aluminum, manganese and nickel assets on Friday, setting the stage for the formation of a separate business that could be worth at least $12...
  • Alibaba film unit says found possible accounting irregularities; halts shares

    Alibaba film unit says found possible accounting irregularities; halts shares
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A media firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd recently bought said on Friday a review of its finances revealed possible accounting irregularities, casting doubts on the Chinese e-commerce giant's due diligence as it prepares for a U.S....
  • AgBank, Bank of China get approval to issue $29 billion in preference shares

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank) and Bank of China the country's third- and fourth-biggest lenders, have obtained regulatory approval to issue up to $29 billion worth of preference shares to help shore up their capital....
  • China credit plunge argues for interest rate cut but no quick action seen

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's surprisingly sharp and sudden drop in credit has strengthened the case for the central bank to cut interest rates, but policy insiders believe it will be reluctant to take more aggressive steps and for now will stick to more...
  • German economy shrinks, hitting European recovery hopes

    By Michelle Martin and Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's largest economy Germany suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, raising doubts about whether it can prop up growth across a continent where tougher sanctions against Russia...