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  • Hedge-fund tactics win fans in volatile market

    LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Global money managers are turning to complex hedge-fund equity strategies as volatility surges, putting faith in their ability to profit from the kind of stock-price swings that have wrong-footed many investors in recent weeks....
  • British banks buoyed by new rules on risk buffers

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England told British banks on Friday they will need to hold more capital to guard against the risks of bad loans, but the new measures were less stringent than many had expected. Shares in Barclays -- the bank that analysts...
  • Banks boost FX settlement war chest to as much as $6.5 billion

    LONDON (Reuters) - Major U.S. and European investment banks this month boosted to as much as $6.5 billion their collective war chest for settling with global regulators who are investigating allegations of collusion and manipulation in the foreign...
  • Dems running from record, GOP running from failure

    Dems running from record,  GOP running from failure
    America's unemployment rate is the lowest since the financial crisis. The economy has grown 8 percent in the last six months. Consumer confidence is the highest in seven years. Household wealth is above pre-recession levels. Florida, as Gov. Rick Scott...
  • CME's third-quarter earnings jump 23 percent

    CME's third-quarter earnings jump 23 percent
    CME Group said Thursday its third-quarter earnings rose 23 percent, driven by higher average daily volumes and lower expenses. The world's largest futures market reported net income of $290 million, or 86 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30,...
  • U.S. options exchanges say new rule threatens to hurt investors

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. equity options exchange operators warned on Thursday that a new rule to be implemented on Jan. 1 aimed at making sure banks have adequate capital levels could significantly raise costs for many investors that trade options....
  • Charles Rickershauser Jr. dies at 86; lawyer led Pacific Stock Exchange

    Charles Rickershauser Jr. dies at 86; lawyer led Pacific Stock Exchange
    Charles Rickershauser Jr., a lawyer who headed the Pacific Stock Exchange and was a close ally of the late Gov. Pat Brown, died Wednesday in an assisted living facility in Santa Barbara. He was 86. He died of natural causes, having suffered from...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Fed ends bond-buying, promises hold on interest rates for now

    WASHINGTON he Federal Reserve on Wednesday formally ended its controversial purchases of government and mortgage bonds, and in doing so cleared the decks for eventual increases in interest rates, last seen in 2008. The nearly unanimous decision by the...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • Hong Kong, Shanghai officials unaware of new stock connect launch date

    HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Three days after a landmark stock trading scheme linking mainland China and Hong Kong missed its launch date, top officials from either side declined to offer a new timeline, adding to pressure on Beijing to contrive a...