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    Singapore investment fund Temasek has sounded out potential buyers for its £6 billion stake in Standard Chartered, potentially reigniting talk of a takeover of the emerging markets bank, The Financial Times reports.

  • Sandy Weill

    So the inventor of the financial superstore has finally turned against his creation.

  • Chairman and President of the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, speaks to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Banks are only lending money to those who don't need it, a trend that likely will be exacerbated by the recent JPMorgan Chase big trading loss, real estate magnate Donald Trump said.

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    Wedding insurance has become an increasingly popular option after several high-profile instances of severe weather disrupted bridal plans last year. A shaky economic climate has also fueled interest in the policies.

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    Like shifting sands, financial markets are rapidly realigning, and that trend will be the thing to watch Thursday, when inflation data and the latest jobless claims are released.

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    The Fed sounded the all clear for most major U.S. banks, and its stress test results could be positive for stocks Wednesday, even though four of the 19 institutions failed.

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    The management of UK-based Prudential has made no decision on whether to relocate outside of the European Union but is watching with apprehension Brussels' plans to introduce new regulation for insurers, CEO Tidjane Thiam told CNBC.

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    Hedge funds are cranking up their bets in equities and credit in 2012's buoyant markets in the belief that the euro zone, U.S. and Chinese economies will fare better than many were fearing last year.

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    Last year's hedge fund losers may be turning into winners again. Several of the largest hedge funds that ended last year deep in the red, jumped to good starts in January, giving their wealthy investors reason to believe savvy traders are getting back their magic touch.

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    What’s behind the recent rally in financial stocks? An era of good feeling, Jim Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”

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    Banks are the key to fixing Europe's ongoing economic crisis, and they must be helped to lend while recapitalization of European financial institutions takes place early next year, analysts said on Tuesday.

  • David Cameron

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday defended his decision to veto European Union treaty changes at last week's summit of EU leaders, saying he was faced with a choice of treaty change without safeguards for Britain, or no treaty.  

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    Latvia's largest bank is scrambling to contain a run among depositors gripped by fears of the bank's imminent collapse.

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    Markets and governments face an uphill struggle to fund themselves next year amid extreme uncertainty over the eurozone and the global economy, as new figures reveal that the borrowing of industrialised governments has surged beyond $10tr this year and is forecast to grow further in 2012. The Financial Times reports.

  • David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticisms of leaving the UK isolated after he said he would not agree to a new European Union treaty.

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    US lenders pushing short-term loans that charge up to 5,000 per cent interest per year are targeting low-income UK borrowers abandoned by high street banks.  The Financial Times reports.

  • Raj Rajaratnam

    Add health care fraud to ponzi schemes and insider trading at the top of the list of wrongdoing in the financial world.

  • Barton Biggs

    Compensation levels for hedge funds and investment-management firms "are going to come down very significantly versus other parts of the economy," investor Barton Biggs told CNBC Friday.

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    While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.

  • CEO Oswald Gruebel of UBS

    No time wasted. Only an hour after Sergio Ermotti was appointed interim CEO of UBS following Oswald Gruebel's decision to resign, the Swiss Italian banker, alongside Chairman Kaspar Villiger, addressed the media in a hastily arranged conference call.