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European shorting ban extended

Short-selling bans on selected European bank stocks have been extended by regulators until the end of September in an unprecedented degree of regulatory co-ordination.

28 2011 | Viewed: 493 | Foreign experience | Read full
Kazakhmys plans $250m buy-back

The chief executive of Kazakhmys said the market was "irrational and the share price particularly low" as the London-listed copper miner announced plans to buy back $250m of its shares.

28 2011 | Viewed: 469 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Libya rebels probe state fund corruption

Libya's rebels are examining possible corruption at the country's $65bn sovereign wealth fund and its links to the family of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi, according the man in charge of the investigation.

28 2011 | Viewed: 515 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Frances wealthy call for tax on rich

Some of France's wealthiest individuals, including the L'Oral heiress Liliane Bettencourt, have called for a tax on the rich in a gesture of national solidarity as the government prepares to announce swingeing cuts to bring public finances under control.

25 2011 | Viewed: 843 | Foreign experience | Read full
Slim increases his stake in NY Times

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu has increased his stake in the New York Times Company just weeks after the US newspaper group repaid the emergency $250m loan it took from Mr Slim in 2009.

25 2011 | Viewed: 535 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Heineken warns on consumer confidence

Weaker consumer confidence in parts of Europe will dent Heineken's profits in the second half of this year, its management warned, leading to flat bottom line organic growth in 2011 despite a 4 per cent increase in the first half.

25 2011 | Viewed: 588 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Moody's cuts Japan rating, blames politics

Moody's Investors Service cut its rating on Japan's government debt by one notch to Aa3 on Wednesday, blaming a build-up of debt since the 2009 global recession and revolving-door political leadership that has hampered effective economic strategies.

25 2011 | Viewed: 536 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Worlds rich families face US asset disclosure

Rich families around the world face a choice between surrendering privacy around their investments and significant legal risk as a consequence of new US rules designed to improve hedge fund transparency.

23 2011 | Viewed: 599 | Foreign experience | Read full
Full Libyan oil output could be years away

Libya could return to the global oil market within weeks after the rebels appeared to be on the brink of victory, but the full resumption of output is months, if not years, away.

23 2011 | Viewed: 542 | Analytics | Read full
Sharma to step down as S&P president

Deven Sharma is stepping down as president of Standard & Poor's only weeks after the rating agency issued an unprecedented downgrade of the credit of the US, the company said.

23 2011 | Viewed: 461 | News / Theme of day | Read full
HP directors defend shift in strategy

Hewlett Packard bosses have come out fighting in defence of their sharp change in the tech group's strategy last week, which saw a share price collapse and growing shareholder alarm.

23 2011 | Viewed: 564 | Analytics | Read full
VTB U-turn on spending spree

In July, Mr Kostin spent two weeks trying to mollify investors in New York and London after its shares fell sharply.

23 2011 | Viewed: 484 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Interesting numbers

Those who work in retail banking, in particular credit cards, must have noticed results of the Russia's National Financial Research Agency (NFRA) which in Russian mass media were published under headlines like '71% of Russians would have refused a credit card offer'.

19 2011 | Viewed: 1 407 | Opinions | Read full
Rick Perry keeps up pressure on Fed

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Wednesday called for more transparency from the Federal Reserve to show that the central bank was not engaging in unspecified "improper" actions.

19 2011 | Viewed: 637 | Foreign experience | Read full
Israels connected conglomerates

Picture an average Israeli family who have just bought an apartment in the suburbs. Imagine their new home, along with the entire neighbourhood, was built by the same company that made the cement for the construction site.

19 2011 | Viewed: 687 | Analytics | Read full
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