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  • SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Singapore Exchange Ltd may have just begun its search for a new CEO but investors and brokers already know what change they want to see: the bourse stripped of its regulatory powers and a rebuilding of its stock market business. Unlike other major financial markets, Singapore does not have a dedicated securities watchdog.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Singapore Exchange Ltd may have just begun its search for a new CEO but investors and brokers already know what change they want to see: the bourse stripped of its regulatory powers and a rebuilding of its stock market business. Unlike other major financial markets, Singapore does not have a dedicated securities watchdog.

  • India to roll out a 'disciplined budget'? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    India to roll out a 'disciplined budget'?

    Jahangir Aziz, head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says the economic realities of India may prompt the government to refrain from big ticket spending.

  • Feb 25- Doral Financial Corp said on Wednesday it intends to fight an appeals court ruling that overturned a lower court decision to grant the embattled lender a $229 million tax refund that was contested by Puerto Rico's Treasury Department. On Jan. 26, the FDIC issued a Prompt Corrective Action Directive ordering the bank to increase its capital within 30 days...

  • Bank regulation takes back seat to kick-starting economy Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 AM ET

    *European Commission may ease some proposed rules. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Feb 25- As the banking crisis fades in memory, only to be replaced by a lingering economic slowdown, governments are losing interest in financial reform despite warnings that dangers still lurk. "The bulk of legislative reform is now either in place or being put in place," said Anthony Browne, chief...

  • Greece plays waiting game with reform plans Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 9:10 PM ET
    Greece plays waiting game with reform plans

    Cash-strapped Greece missed a deadline to give its European partners a list of economic reforms in return for a four month extension on its bailout program. CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports.

  • Why Athens delayed the submission of reform list Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    Why Athens delayed the submission of reform list

    Greece's left-wing Syriza party is looking for a "face-saving way" after backtracking from its election promises, says Bill Adams, senior international economist at the PNC Financial Services Group.

  • There's a new mortgage crisis brewing: Dick Bove Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Richard Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets.

    There's a new mortgage crisis brewing — only this one is completely different than the one in 2008, says bank analyst Dick Bove.

  • Careful, your bonus is in danger! Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Wealth businessman money bonus

    U.K. financial sector professionals will have received over £100 billion in bonuses since the beginning of the financial crisis by the end of March. But could hefty bonuses be a thing of the past?

  • Peugeot CEO: Want better French growth Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Peugeot CEO: Want better French growth

    Carlos Tavares, CEO of Peugeot, talks about Russia and how it and the French economic reforms impact his business.

  • LONDON, Feb 16- Revenues and margins at Europe's "Big Three" credit rating agencies are back to pre-financial crisis levels and the trio are in line for more business, despite a welter of new rules aimed at reducing their influence, a regulator said on Monday. Yet the European Securities and Markets Authority, which regulates the 27 rating agencies operating...

  • France passes reform bill: Reaction Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    France passes reform bill: Reaction

    The French government has passed an economic reform bill by decree. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays weighs in on the rare, but "good move."

  • A call for increased regulatory reform Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    A call for increased regulatory reform

    Did the U.S. undertake enough financial reform during the 2008 banking crisis? Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at Berkeley University, says he's worried they didn't.

  • Stubbs: Will extend, if Greece commits to reforms Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Stubbs: Will extend, if Greece commits to reforms

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says that it's clear that for the euro zone it was "18 to 1", saying that they are willing to extend the program, but Greece must commit to the structural reforms.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday that it reached a settlement in its first-ever discrimination case against auto dealers who also finance the purchase of used cars. Two so-called "buy here, pay here" dealerships in Charlotte, North Carolina, Auto Fare Inc and Southeastern Auto Corp, agreed to set aside $225,000 to reimburse...

  • ECB's QE: When will the economic benefits show? Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    ECB's QE: When will the economic benefits show?

    When will the European Central Bank's bond-buying scheme benefit the European economy? Jim Russell, portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor, says it won't have benefits until late 2015

  • Cooperation in Washington DOA? Not so fast Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Many pundits have written off cooperation between Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress. But not so fast, says Scott Paul.

  • Washington has ZERO credibility: Bill Ehrman Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Recent moves by the Swiss and Chinese are about one thing: credibility. Washington, on the other hand, has zero credibility, says hedge-fund manager Bill Ehrman.

  • What's behind weak China housing, lending data? Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    What's behind weak China housing, lending data?

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia of ING Financial Markets, says November's rate cut will soon begin to bear fruit for mortgage lending.

  • Cyprus: Out of the danger zone? Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    Cyprus: Out of the danger zone?

    Panicos Demetriades, former Cyprus central bank governor and professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester, discusses the country's economy and its reform plans, ahead of the first ECB meeting of 2015.