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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Japan heads for third quarter rebound but pressure on BOJ, Abe may build

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy is expected to rebound this quarter from a steep contraction, but looming challenges will keep the pressure on the government and central bank for action to sustain growth. Economists expect annualized growth of about...
  • Factbox: G20 gets ready for new bout of rulemaking for financial industry

    (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of 20 economies (G20) aim to draw a line under the 2007-09 financial crisis before the end of this year with the completion of reforms aimed at preventing taxpayers from having to rescue banks again in a future crisis....
  • Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar...
  • Fund firms demand greater say in U.S. risk designations

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A heavyweight coalition of asset managers and insurers demanded a greater say in future decisions by the top U.S. risk council that would subject them to tougher regulation, the groups said in a letter to the U.S. Treasury. The...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • BofA in $16.5 billion deal with U.S. over mortgage bonds: source

    BofA in $16.5 billion deal with U.S. over mortgage bonds: source
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, in a deal that could be announced as early as...
  • Inside Fed, what to tell markets a nagging question

    The purchase of trillions of dollars of government and mortgage bonds has made some investors nervous that the bond buying was akin to printing money and will eventually spark hard-to-control inflation. Financial markets, for now, are more worried about...
  • Bank of America's nearly $17 billion settlement could be announced Thursday

    Bank of America's nearly $17 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over soured mortgage bonds could be announced as early as Thursday, a source familiar with the talks told the Charlotte Observer Wednesday. Bloomberg News, citing a...