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  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 4- The European Commission will give banks in the EU another six-month exemption until December from having to hold extra capital to cover transactions at clearing houses that don't meet the bloc's standards. "The decision will give the market the legal certainty it needs for the next six months," EU financial services commissioner,...

  • SunGard was acquired for $11.4 billion in 2005 by Silver Lake Partners LP, TPG Capital LP, Bain Capital LLC, Blackstone Group LP, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners LP, KKR& Co LP and Providence Equity Partners Inc.. JP Morgan, Barclays and Goldman Sachs are among the underwriters to the IPO, the company said. The company posted a net loss of $222 million, compared with a...

  • Funds run by Boston- based Fidelity Investments and Baltimore's T. Rowe Price Group, for example, more than doubled their money with pre-IPO bets on Facebook Inc. And shares of lesser known Zafgen Inc are up 15- fold since the Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio made a pre-IPO investment of $11.2 million in late 2013. Zafgen's IPO was in June 2014.

  • Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover bid Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET
    Corn plants growing in a greenhouse at the Monsanto Chesterfield Village facility in Chesterfield, Missouri in 2010

    Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal, three sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Saudi sets 10% ownership cap as bourse opens up Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    A currency exchange in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

    Foreign investors can own no more than 10 percent of Saudi Arabia's stock market by value, the regulator said on Monday.

  • Should you make a move on the Etsy IPO? Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.

    Many investors think IPOs are too risky, if not outright dubious. Here are 6 key factors that can help identify the most promising IPOs.

  • More countries to join China-led investment bank Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 11:26 PM ET

    Russia, Australia and the Netherlands became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • UK, Switzerland accepted by China-led investment bank Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 1:52 AM ET

    China's Finance Ministry said on Saturday that the U.K. and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • Money pours into the market Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Money pours into the market

    We've just seen a surge of stock market buyers, according to TrimTabs. Is that a bad sign? David Seaburg and Todd Gordon discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • Are EU capital markets getting US makeover? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Are EU capital markets getting US makeover?

    Is Europe moving closer to a U.S. style model in terms of capital markets? Huw Pill, chief European economist and co-head of the economics team at Goldman Sachs, gives his thoughts.

  • Ex Goldman chair, Reagan official Whitehead dies Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    John Whitehead, a former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs who helped make it a top-tier Wall Street firm, has died.

  • Blackstone 4th-quarter earnings drop 6 percent Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    Blackstone reported a 6 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as its real estate funds appreciated less than they did a year ago.

  • Janus profit up after Gross helps bring inflows Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Denver asset manager Janus Capital Group said fourth-quarter profit rose 22 percent after hiring of star bond fund manager Bill Gross.

  • BlackRock's earnings beat Wall Street estimates Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock.

    BlackRock, the world's largest money manager, reported a higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as assets under management increased.

  • Vanguard execs issue warning on risks of deflation Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    Executives at Vanguard Group warned that deflation is a real risk for the global economy while downplaying inflation concerns for the United States.

  • Most of Bill Gross's Janus money came from... Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    More than 60 percent of the money raised by Bill Gross for Janus Capital came from a Morgan Stanley wealth management office.

  • Choppy markets to see IPOs pulled? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 2:25 AM ET
    Choppy markets to see IPOs pulled?

    John West, ECM editor at Mergermarket / Dealreporter, discusses whether volatile markets will push companies to pull their initial public offerings.

  • Hedge fund founder, 70, slain in NYC apartment Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    A 70- year-old hedge fund founder has been shot dead in his New York apartment.

  • Top Chinese PE firm: Sectors we're bullish on Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:49 PM ET
    Top Chinese PE firm: Sectors we're bullish on

    Despite slowing growth in China, Wang Chao Yong, Chairman and CEO at China Equity Group, explains why he's still positive on domestic prospects.

  • Third Point steps up pressure on Dow Chemical Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    Hedge fund Third Point is considering launching a proxy contest at Dow Chemical after negotiations over board seats broke down on Thursday.