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  • U.S. repo rate rises to highest since March

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A key short-term U.S. interest rate on Thursday reached nearly a seven-month high on demand to finance a flood of Treasuries that hit the open market following a massive stampede out of bearish bond bets the day before. In the $5...
  • China Inc's spending cuts deepest in six years as economy slows

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese companies are on a pace to cut capital spending by around 7 percent this year, the biggest annual reduction since the global financial crisis, deepening an economic chill. Slower spending by companies underscores...
  • U.S. yields seen rising after bond rally: BlackRock's Rieder

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Benchmark U.S. Treasuries yields should drift higher into year-end after a bond market rally on Wednesday that briefly pushed the 10-year government note yield below 2 percent for the first time in 16 months, according to a top bond...
  • U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

    First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears...
  • What's behind Wall Street's roller-coaster ride?

    WASHINGTON Financial volatility returned with a vengeance Wednesday as U.S. stock prices plunged precipitously before recovering somewhat in a late rally. Absent most of the year, market anxiety returned across the financial spectrum and virtually no...
  • Central bankers may have no quick fix as markets swoon, economy weakens

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global central bankers, eager to see the economy stand on its own feet, faced the rude reality this week of market turmoil threatening already faltering growth and prolonging world reliance on easy money. Stocks slumped again on...
  • Citi pulls out of consumer banking in 11 countries, profit jumps

    Citi pulls out of consumer banking in 11 countries, profit jumps
    (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it was pulling out of consumer banking in 11 markets, including Japan and Egypt, as the U.S. bank with the biggest international business looks to cut persistently high costs. The third-largest U.S. bank, built with a...
  • UK jobless rate falls again, recovery shows signs of cooling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's strong labor market recovery is showing signs of cooling, even as the unemployment rate once again fell more than expected in the three months to August. Job creation was its weakest since the spring of last year and there...
  • Bank of America posts loss on mortgage settlement

    Bank of America posts loss on mortgage settlement
    The record settlement was tied to the bank's purchases of Countrywide Financial Corp in July 2008 and Merrill Lynch & Co six months later. (Reuters) — Bank of America Corp, the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets, reported a small quarterly loss, largely...
  • EU watchdog says bankers' allowances breach bonus rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - New types of allowance paid to bankers are nearly all in breach of the European Union's cap on bonuses and must be changed by the end of the year, the EU banking watchdog said on Wednesday, raising the prospect that banks will have to...
  • Bank of England's Weale: Jobless fall still best guide to wage pressure

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England should pay heed to the swift pace at which Britain's unemployment rate is falling as it considers when to start raising interest rates, says a top policymaker at the central bank who has already voted for...