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Saturday Papers: BlackRock challenges UK pension providers

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 19, 2014 at 05:21

And Barclays faces a barrage of shareholder anger over excessive pay following another troubling year for the bank.

Friday Papers: RBS cleared of forcing clients into insolvency

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:48

And America’s two largest former investment banks report increased earnings but Morgan Stanley's profits rise and Goldman's fall.

Overnight Markets: S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise on earnings

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:45

Shares eked out modest gains as results from General Electric and Morgan Stanley beat estimates.

Overnight Markets: US stocks advance on Yellen comments

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 17, 2014 at 04:08

Shares rose after Fed Chair Janet Yellen reaffirmed the central bank's commitment to keeping interest rates low and Yahoo! earnings topped estimates.

Thursday Papers: EU sanctions push on Russia falters

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 17, 2014 at 04:00

And UK interest rates are expected to climb to 1.75% next year, according to a Treasury survey of City economists.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street inched higher as blue chips rally

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 16, 2014 at 04:13

Shares gained yesterday as earnings from Coca-Cola Co. and Johnson & Johnson overwhelmed concerns that tensions in Ukraine are worsening.

Wednesday Papers: EU adopts landmark banking reforms

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 16, 2014 at 04:10

And a let-up in petrol price rises helped UK inflation fall to 1.6% in March from 1.7% in February.

Tuesday Papers: Ukraine raises rates to defend economy

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 15, 2014 at 03:53

And Google has bought drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace, as both Google and Facebook are racing to provide internet access with aircraft.

Overnight Markets: Citigroup results boost Wall Street

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 15, 2014 at 03:49

Investors shrugged off geopolitical tensions to buy equities after receiving a boost from solid earnings from Citigroup and a strong pick-up in retail sales last month.

Monday Papers: Slowdown puts 1 billion middle class at risk

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 14, 2014 at 05:14

And insiders at some of the hottest private and publicly traded internet companies unloaded substantial personal stakes ahead of the slump in tech stocks .

Asian shares under pressure amid fresh tension in Ukraine

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 14, 2014 at 05:08

Raw-material companies fell, while telecommunications shares advanced in morning session.

Sunday Papers: Co-op rift risks £383m due to banking arm

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 13, 2014 at 04:04

And if Scotland votes for independence, the UK’s defence and aerospace industries risk losing their status as a big player, says ADS chief.

Saturday Papers: Osborne tightens net on offshore tax evaders

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 12, 2014 at 04:46

And Co-operative Bank's annual report and accounts, issued yesterday, after two delays, showed a £1.3 billion loss.

Overnight Markets: Nasdaq plunges 3% on tech selloff

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 11, 2014 at 04:18

The Dow Jones plummeted 267 points, the S&P 500 lost 39 points and the Nasdaq fell 130 points.

Friday Papers: IMF says UK too reliant on spending

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 11, 2014 at 04:13

And biotechnology companies suffered their biggest one-day share price drop in 30 months.

Thursday Papers: Greece launches sale of five-year bond

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:34

And Guinea to strip Beny Steinmetz company of lucrative mining concessions after an investigation into corruption.

Overnight Markets: US stocks soar on Fed minutes

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:29

Stocks ended up more than 1% led by tech shares after Fed minutes eased concern about the timing of future interest-rate increases.

Wednesday Papers: IMF gives Osborne a growth boost

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 09, 2014 at 04:05

And a new “leverage ratio” will force the eight largest US banks to hold a minimum of 5% equity to total assets to absorb losses in a crisis.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street advances as tech shares rally

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 09, 2014 at 04:00

Gains were capped by a decline in banking stocks as regulators finalised the rule to limit banks' reliance on debt.  

Tuesday Papers: Co-op Bank delays 2013 results for second time

by Himanshu Singh on Apr 08, 2014 at 04:08

And a radical overhaul of the national accounts this autumn will double the official measure of household savings.

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