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  • Regulator's Wall Street data collection plan too costly, invasive: SIFMA

    A massive data collection system that Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog is pushing in order to ramp up oversight would cost clearing firms $680 million to build, plus other costs to the industry that far exceed the regulator's initial estimates, a...
  • Fed's liftoff may create bumps in financial markets: Dudley on CNBC

    The Federal Reserve is communicating "quite clearly" about when and how it will eventually start to lift U.S. interest rates from their current near-zero level, the influential chief of the New York Fed said on Monday. "That said, when we actually do...
  • Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

    NEW YORK — Signs of weakness in China's economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,055 as of 10:05 a.m....
  • U.S. Fed awards fewer reverse repos at higher rate

    The U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday awarded fewer reverse repurchase agreements on Monday even after it offered higher interest rates in the testing of this program it would use when it decides to tighten monetary policy. The central bank awarded $154....
  • China launches draft rules for insurance of bank deposits

    China on Sunday issued draft regulations to introduce a bank deposit insurance system for the first time, the latest in a series of steps to fully liberalize interest rates and allow banks to compete on a wholly commercial basis. The draft rules, issued...
  • China money rates fall as central bank seeks to maintain ample liquidity

    China's money rates fell modestly this week after the central bank's unexpected cut interest rates last Friday to support the cooling economy, traders said. As this week wore on, cash demand for IPOs eased and open market operations were toned down,...
  • Raul Elizalde: The new bull-bear debate

    After two years of virtually uninterrupted gains, the stock market took a scary tumble in October. While the market went on to recover the losses, the autumn slump touched off a debate about whether it was a precursor of further loses ahead or merely a...
  • China money market funds grow as foreign firms' 'trapped cash' freed up

    Rapid reforms by Beijing allowing foreign companies to move funds from their China operations across borders relatively freely is boosting treasurers' confidence in using the yuan as the preferred currency for doing business. That increased confidence...
  • Shanghai exchange to allow investors to buy IPOs using margin accounts: state newspaper

    The Shanghai Stock Exchange, China's biggest bourse, will allow investors to use margin trading accounts to buy shares in initial public offerings, the official Securities Times reported on Thursday. The move could further fuel a rally in the stock...
  • New rules, low rates push European companies into risky investments

    European firms squeezed by low interest rates are having to consider new, riskier ways to manage trillions in corporate cash as they are snubbed by banks awash in new regulation that may also spell the demise of their go-to investment funds. In order...
  • Could buybacks spell bubble for the market?

    Could buybacks spell bubble for the market?
    One of the magic ingredients that's been sweetening the stock market the last couple of years has been the popular practice of companies buying back shares of their own stock. Buybacks often cause stock prices to rise, even when companies are having...