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Diversified Financials Capital Markets

  • A pedestrian walks past a stock ticker at a Fidelity Investments office in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Fidelity Investments said on Tuesday it cut the price on trades for stocks and exchange-traded funds by 38 percent for retail brokerage clients.

  • BOSTON, Feb 28- Fidelity Investments said on Tuesday it cut the price on trades for stocks and exchange-traded funds by 38 percent for retail brokerage clients. Boston- based Fidelity's price reduction to $4.95 from the previous commission of $7.95 a trade, will likely put pressure on the rest of the U.S. brokerage industry. Discount brokers TD Ameritrade...

  • Feb 27- Samuel Merksamer, who represents billionaire Carl Icahn on several corporate boards, has exited the activist investor's hedge fund firm, and it was unclear on Monday how Icahn's interests will be represented at those companies going forward. Merksamer had since 2008 been a managing director at Icahn Capital, a unit of Icahn Enterprises LP, and served on...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- For every buyer of futures and options there must be a seller. For every long position there must be a corresponding short position. Since September 2009, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has employed a four-way classification for all traders with reportable positions in crude oil.

  • Could Hong Kong IPO for Aramco be a match made in heaven?

    Charles Li, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive, talks about capital control regulations in China and the Saudi Aramco IPO.

  • Feb 27- Samuel Merksamer, who represents billionaire investor Carl Icahn on several corporate boards, has left the hedge fund firm Icahn Enterprises, according to an internal memo. The memo, sent internally at Icahn Enterprises in late December, did not give a reason for Merksamer's departure. According to his biographies on corporate websites, he sat on the...

  • Feb 27- Morgan Stanley gave some wealth management clients incorrect information on taxes that caused some to underpay and others to overpay, according to a regulatory filing on Monday. The bank is setting aside $70 million to cover the costs and is in discussions with the Internal Revenue Service over the errors which occurred in tax years 2011 through 2016..

  • Feb 27- Samuel Merksamer has left Icahn's hedge fund firm, according to an internal memo. He represents billionaire investor Carl Icahn on several corporate boards. According to his biography on corporate websites, he sat on the boards of American International Group Inc, Transocean Ltd, Navistar International Corp, Ferrous Resources Ltd, Hertz Global...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- For every buyer of futures and options there must be a seller. For every long position there must be a corresponding short position. Since September 2009, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has employed a four-way classification for all traders with reportable positions in crude oil.

  • LONDON, Feb 27- From a non-descript office in south London, Mark Hiley may be showing the way for Wall Street giants such as JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch to adapt to new European rules requiring them to charge an explicit fee for investment research. They rely entirely on what they charge for research, as will be required under the European Union's MiFID II directive...

  • China's focus on the crisis of the day keeps it from staying on track when it comes to longer-term markets reform.

    China’s pledge to focus on the stable development of its capital markets will slow the pace of financial reforms, an analyst said.

  • 'Non-reforms' in the Chinese equity markets

    Christopher Beddor, associate at the Eurasia Group, weighs in on the capital market reforms taking place in China.

  • BEIJING, Feb 26- China will focus on stable development of its capital markets this year, but will press ahead to further open its markets to foreign companies, the top securities regulator said on Sunday. "We will not waver from reforms more market-based, law-based and international, Liu Shiyu, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, told a news...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have enriched generations of Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders, delivered a black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, urging ordinary investors to buy plain-vanilla index funds. Known to fans as "the Oracle of Omaha," he estimated that the search for outperformance...

  • DUBAI, Feb 25- The chairman of Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate's ruler and a major force in developing the Dubai economy, has resigned to focus on his role in the national government, the conglomerate said on Saturday. As head of Dubai Holding since its founding in 2004, Mohammed Abdullah al-Gergawi came to oversee a $35 billion portfolio of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc into one of the most successful conglomerates, delivered another black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, saying investors should "stick with low-cost index funds." Buffett, whose annual letter is scrutinized by investors who...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc into one of the most successful conglomerates, delivered another black eye to the investment management industry on Saturday, saying investors should "stick with low-cost index funds." During the financial crisis, Buffett bet a founder of the...

  • *U.S., Canada looking for' greenfield' investors. TORONTO, Feb 24 S- Canadian pension fund manager OMERS would like to invest more in building new infrastructure, its chief financial officer said, making it a candidate to support government programs in Canada and the United States. However, with competition for' brownfield' assets inflating prices around the world,...

  • The Canadian bank's move comes after several Western firms have withdrawn from private banking in Asia, hit by increasing pressure to reduce costs at home, slowing growth in the region and rising compliance costs. Most recently, Dutch lender ABN Amro Group agreed in December to sell its private banking operations in Asia and the Middle East, which has $20...

  • MILAN, Feb 24- Hampered by persistent political risks and sluggish economic growth, Europe's equity markets have disappointed investors for years. Political worries compounded by a series of uncertain national elections in Europe this year are sometimes cited as a factor holding investors back. Yet for those who have drawn lessons from how European stocks...