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  • Citi settlement will recoup Illinois pension losses

    Illinois will receive $84 million as part of a national $7 billion settlement resolving allegations by federal and state authorities that Citigroup Inc. sold risky mortgage-backed securities that harmed investors, which included pension systems and...
  • With Citigroup paying up, will feds' attention now turn to BofA?

    With Citigroup paying up, will feds' attention now turn to BofA?
    With Citigroup Inc. agreeing to pay $7 billion for issuing toxic mortgage securities, the Justice Department now turns to settling its case against what analysts call the biggest mortgage miscreant of all: Bank of America Corp. The government has...
  • Australia could take steps to reduce view banks too big to fail: report

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's main lenders are seen as too big to fail and policy options to reduce that perception include ringfencing critical banking activities and boosting capital requirements, according to a government-backed interim review. The...
  • Higher stock underwriting revenue boosts Goldman profit

    Higher stock underwriting revenue boosts Goldman profit
    (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS.N posted a 5 percent rise in quarterly profit, spurred by higher revenue from stock underwriting and a smaller decline in fixed-income trading than many on Wall Street had predicted. The bank's stock was up 0.7...
  • Lionsgate, Alibaba plan subscription video streaming service in China

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Lionsgate announced on Monday that they will launch a subscription streaming service for mainland China. The service, called Lionsgate Entertainment World, will allow users of the Alibaba platform to watch box-office...
  • Japan investors bulk up on French bonds, bet on euro zone 'Japanisation'

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese investors have been buying most of France's government debt recently in a record surge spurred by expectations that Europe faces the kind of deflation and growth that Japan suffered for decades. Since the European Central...
  • Japan's samurai bond issuance on track to set record this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's samurai bond market is on track for a record year, as low issuance costs and yield-starved Japanese investors tempt more foreign companies to issue yen-denominated debt. The popularity of samurais might seem counterintuitive, as...
  • Raymond James' executive sees record recruiting year for top advisers

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investment bank and brokerage firm Raymond James Financial expects 2014 to be its best recruiting year since the global financial crisis, at a time when top brokers are reluctant to change jobs, a senior executive at the firm...
  • U.S.-based stock funds attract $4.3 billion inflows: Lipper

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds withdrew a net $7.6 billion from stock funds in the week ended July 23, marking their biggest outflows since early February, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. While mutual...
  • Fed's Bullard backs repo rate, cites bond bubble worry

    OWENSBORO Ky. (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard threw his weight behind the reverse repo, calling it the Fed's most important rate, and said he was worried about bond yields being "exceedingly low." Bullard also took a...
  • Developer's zero-interest loans highlight China property risks

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's third largest property developer, Evergrande Real Estate, has joined smaller peers in offering zero-interest downpayment loans, a practice reminiscent of the U.S. housing boom that precipitated the global financial crisis....
  • UK banks may have to hold more capital than under global rule

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England (BoE) proposed on Friday that Britain's biggest banks should set aside from 2019 more capital than planned under global rules being drawn up to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis. Launching a public...