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  • China parliament votes on allowing local governments to issue bonds

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The National People's Congress approved allowing some local governments to issue bonds directly, a reform that could help stabilize government financing by creating the country's first municipal bond market, parliament announced on...
  • Polls say Scotland will spurn independence, but are they right?

    LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls, financial markets and bookmakers are unanimous - Scotland will reject independence in a historic referendum next month and the United Kingdom will endure. But what if, as Scots nationalists believe, the polls are wrong?...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found. Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
  • Fiat shareholder tally shows Chrysler merger approved

    Fiat's merger creating a single, global automaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has cleared its biggest remaining hurdle by not exceeding a limit on cash paid out to current Fiat shareholders who don't support the deal. CEO Sergio Marchionne is combining...
  • HKEx to consider listing rule change after Alibaba IPO loss

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Stung by the loss of the high-profile IPO of Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday took a first step towards potentially loosening its listing rules and allowing firms with dual-class share...
  • Draghi dials R for Reform. Line is busy

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two years ago, euro zone government leaders hung on Mario Draghi's every word. Now the European Central Bank chief is struggling to get through to them. What has happened to 'Super Mario's' mojo? For financial markets, Draghi's...
  • Summertime blues: August hiring disappoints

    WASHINGTON Weak August hiring reported by the government Friday was an important reminder that recent economic improvement notwithstanding, the U.S. economy continues to face numerous growth challenges. Mainstream economists had projected hiring in the...
  • Productivity goes negative as China slips toward middle-income trap: study

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese productivity growth has gone into reverse for the first time since the Cultural Revolution tore the country apart in the 1970s, according to a new study, highlighting the failure of recent reforms to set China on a sustainable...
  • Lights off on Singapore's billionaire row as luxury house prices plunge

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - There's an eerie silence at night in Sentosa Cove, the man-made island resort billed as Singapore's answer to Monte Carlo and the only place in the country where foreigners can buy landed property. Dozens of houses - complete with...
  • S&P 500 closes above 2,000; investors may get a psychological boost

    S&P 500 closes above 2,000; investors may get a psychological boost
    The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, a widely watched measure of a broad array of stocks, closed above the 2,000 level for the first time as investors pushed aside worries over global unrest to focus on the improving domestic economy. The latest...
  • SEC hits conflict of interest at ratings agencies

    WASHINGTON Moving to address one of the principal causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday in a split decision passed new rules designed to limit conflicts of interest in credit-rating agencies. The rules,...