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  • Stocks recover from sharp slide, pare losses

    The U.S. stock market ended slightly lower Tuesday, avoiding the sharp declines in Europe and Asia thanks to a rally in beaten-down energy companies. After an early sell-off, the Dow Jones industrial average steadied and ended with a moderate loss of 0....
  • France seeks to keep EU 'Robin Hood tax' plan despite missed deadline

    France sought on Tuesday to keep alive a disputed financial transactions tax after 18 months of talks failed to produce a deal that would force banks blamed for causing the financial crisis to help pay for the clean-up. Having missed a self-imposed year-...
  • Global watchdog to review company audit sector

    Global regulators are reviewing the auditing sector after policymakers questioned the quality of book-keeping at banks in the run up to the financial crisis. David Wright, secretary-general of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions...
  • Fed's Lockhart sticks with 2015 liftoff, though low inflation a concern

    The weak global economy and low inflation pose risks to the U.S. economy but the Federal Reserve should still be on track to begin raising interest rates in the latter half of 2015, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday....
  • U.S. Fed's move seen soaking up bank excess reserves

    The U.S. Federal Reserve's introduction of term reverse repurchase agreements on Monday will likely help hold down the level of banks' excess reserves, analysts said, as it tests various tools to prop up interest rates when it decides to tighten policy....
  • Falling oil prices, weak global economy weigh on stocks

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Monday as oil prices turned sharply lower and spooked investors into dumping shares of drillers and other energy-service companies. The drop in oil weighed on stocks from the start of trading. Weak trade figures out...
  • UK rate rise in 2015 to test high-debt households

    Britons who have relied on years of record-low interest rates to manage hefty mortgages are looking nervously ahead to 2015, when the Bank of England finally looks set to start raising rates. British people have more debt per head than in any other big...
  • International lending to China soars in 2014: BIS

    China has become the largest emerging market destination for international bank lending, accounting for more than a quarter of cross-border claims on all emerging market economies, a central banking report shows. Cross-border claims on China increased by...
  • Indian PM looks to eastern state for future of farming

    From his sleepy village in eastern India's Bihar state, Ram Narain arrives at Gulab Bagh market to sell a truckload of corn that will fetch him enough money to buy a motorbike for his son, school uniforms for his daughter and a gift for his wife....
  • Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news

    U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy. Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
  • Fed needs to acknowledge rate hikes are coming: Mester

    The Federal Reserve needs to adjust its policy statement to acknowledge clear signs of U.S. economic strength and, in particular, stop telling the world that interest rates won't rise for a long while yet, a top Fed official said on Friday. Cleveland Fed...