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Brown delays EU hedge fund reforms

London's hedge fund and private equity industry won a last-minute reprieve from contentious new European regulations on Tuesday, after Gordon Brown pleaded that the issue be shelved until after the general election.

17 2010 | Viewed: 694 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Analysis: Greece's crisis could presage America's

WASHINGTON - Greece is a financial basket case, begging for international help. Is America heading down that same road?

13 2010 | Viewed: 496 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Wall Street bonuses rise 17% to $20bn

Wall Street bonuses topped $20bn last year, rising 17 per cent from 2008 as US banks emerged from their worst downturn in decades.

24 2010 | Viewed: 566 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Commerzbank hit by ?4.5bn loss

Commerzbank on Tuesday reported trading losses of €561m in the last three months of 2009, forcing Germany's second-largest bank to report a worse-than-expected net loss of €1.9bn ($2.6bn) for the period.

24 2010 | Viewed: 608 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Google in Brussels antitrust inquiry

The European Commission has launched a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google's search engine and its search-advertising service.

24 2010 | Viewed: 663 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Dubai Worlds restructuring likely to be a slow process

Dubai's decision in November 2009 to restructure the debts of one its largest state-owned conglomerates was an unexpected bombshell for financial markets, and capped an inglorious year for the Arab Gulf's corporate world.

22 2010 | Viewed: 664 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Oil geopolitics shifts as China taps Saudi crude

Saudi Arabia's oil exports to the US last year sank below 1m barrels a day for the first time in two decades just as China's purchases climbed above that level, highlighting a shift in the geopolitics of oil from west to east.

22 2010 | Viewed: 705 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakh state oil firm eyes Karachaganak stake

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakh state oil company KazMunaiGas wants to acquire a stake in Karachaganak, a gas condensate project led by BG (BG.L) and Eni (ENI.MI), KazMunaiGas head Kairgeldy Kabyldin said on Thursday.

21 2010 | Viewed: 563 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Busy Buffett ends an annual meeting tradition

NEW YORK (Reuters) - There's only one Warren Buffett to go around, and non-U.S. investors will get less of him this year.

18 2010 | Viewed: 530 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Buffett's Berkshire cuts Conoco, J&J, P&G stakes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported lower stakes in ConocoPhillips, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble Co in the fourth quarter, reducing several of its biggest investments as it prepared to complete its takeover of railroad company Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

18 2010 | Viewed: 738 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Foreign demand falls for Treasuries

Foreign demand for US Treasury securities fell by a record amount in December as China purged some of its holdings of government debt, the US Treasury department said on Tuesday.

18 2010 | Viewed: 614 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
BBC to launch mobile apps

Mobile phone owners will soon be able to watch live BBC news reports and World Cup football, listen to radio and catch up on iPlayer shows thanks to a fresh set of BBC phone applications.

18 2010 | Viewed: 627 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Corolla probe a fresh blow for Toyota

Toyota is set to face yet another safety probe by US regulators into one of its vehicles, this time involving potential steering problems in 2009 and 2010 Corolla saloons, a transportation department official said on Wednesday.

18 2010 | Viewed: 671 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Reject ad hoc, national financial reforms

As countries around the world get down to the serious work of reforming their financial systems, the need for greater international co-ordination looms large.

18 2010 | Viewed: 530 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakhstan halts oil exports to Slovakia, Hungary

MOSCOW, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan has halted Urals crude oil supplies to Slovakia and Hungary via the Druzhba pipeline amid a trade dispute with Ukraine, prompting Russian oil firm LUKOIL to intervene to compensate for the loss, traders said on Tuesday.

12 2010 | Viewed: 595 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
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