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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NQ Mobile CFO resigns, cites family reasons

    (Reuters) - Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc's Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned, citing family reasons, amid a buyout offer and a delay in filing its annual report. The company's shares fell as much as 13 percent in early...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • Global banks back most of G20 plans to reform forex benchmark

    LONDON (Reuters) - The world's top banks have backed the bulk of recommendations from regulators to reform the setting of the leading global currency benchmark following allegations of market rigging, making changes inevitable. The $5.3 trillion-a-day...
  • Investors worry about Europe

    Investors worry about Europe
    On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia. But analysts increasingly are asking whether there's something more troubling underlying the global...