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  • With sharp focus, quantum dot makers scale up to meet demand

    (Reuters) - When Amazon.com Inc was developing its most advanced tablet to date, it asked a little-known company to solve a tricky problem with the screen: how to produce rich colors without draining battery life. With the help of Milpitas, California-...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • Fed officials urge changes to still-risky U.S. funding markets

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A serious re-evaluation of the still-risky short-term funding market is overdue, two top Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday, with one urging a supervisory revamp and higher capital requirements for broker-dealers given the...
  • Exclusive - Life after Pimco: how bond manager Seidner beat his old boss Gross

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marc Seidner, who left Pimco earlier this year just as the fixed income powerhouse was about to be roiled by internal strife, is beating his old boss Bill Gross at a game Gross used to dominate: calling the bond market. Seidner...
  • Global banks back most of G20 plans to reform forex benchmark

    LONDON (Reuters) - The world's top banks have backed the bulk of recommendations from regulators to reform the setting of the leading global currency benchmark following allegations of market rigging, making changes inevitable. The $5.3 trillion-a-day...
  • Surprisingly weak China July money data cast doubts on recovery's durability

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The amount of money flowing into China's economy slowed to the lowest level in nearly six years in July, adding to fears that a sustained recovery may be at risk in the second half of the year despite government efforts to shore up...
  • Investors worry about Europe

    Investors worry about Europe
    On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia. But analysts increasingly are asking whether there's something more troubling underlying the global...
  • Panicky U.S. junk bond investors flee funds despite good returns

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Investors fleeing the U.S. junk bond market at a record pace this summer are punishing some of the sector's best-performing funds, while some middle-of-the-pack peers are unscathed. Net withdrawals from U.S. junk bond mutual funds...
  • Japan GDP set to fall sharply; may increase stimulus expectations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely shrank sharply in the second quarter, which would be bad news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth policies, but it could raise market expectations of further stimulus. Data due at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday Japan time...
  • DoubleLine's Gundlach: junk bond market is 'not cheap' even after sell-off

    (Reuters) - DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach said on Friday that the junk bond market is "not cheap," even after its recent sell-off. Investors pulled a record $7.1 billion from U.S.-based junk bond funds in the latest week, according to Lipper...
  • Former heavyweight Kudrin criticizes Kremlin diversion of pension funds

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's decision to divert pension savings to plug a budget hole next year threatens the long-term stability of government finances and will reduce investments, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Friday. A strong advocate...
  • U.S. SEC fines Calif. investment firm $15 million, bans two advisers

    (Reuters) - A Securities and Exchange Commission judge has ordered a San Diego-based investment firm to pay a $15 million penalty and barred its two advisers from the securities industry for a scheme that defrauded clients out of $10.9 million. Chief...