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  • Why the Dollar Is a Deal Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Why the Dollar Is a Deal

    A variety of economic factors could finally push a certain currency pair through a key level, this strategist says. 

  • Where the Yen Is Headed Now Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 8:59 AM ET
    Weakness Ahead for the Yen?

    Got a yen for the Japanese currency? Be careful, this strategist says.

  • Why the Pound Is a Heavyweight Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:19 PM ET
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    Wonder what is keeping the British pound so strong? It's the British, stupid.

  • Global Food-Giant Buyouts of Top Organic Brands Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET
    The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

  • Invesco Voices Concern Over BAE Tie-Up Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
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    BAE Systems’ largest shareholder will on Monday signal its “significant reservations” about the U.K. defense group’s proposed tie-up with EADS, the FT reports.

  • BAE Tie-Up Bad for UK, Warns Darling Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:37 AM ET
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    Alistair Darling has made a forceful intervention in the plans by EADS to combine with BAE Systems, saying British interests were bound to suffer because the UK government would have no equity stake in the enlarged group. The FT reports.

  • Big Banks Face Hardest Hit From Ringfencing Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:58 PM ET
    E.U. Flags

    More than a dozen of Europe’s biggest banks face the upheaval and cost of building a ringfence around their trading activities if the findings of the EU-appointed Liikanen review are implemented. The likes of Deutsche Bank, Barclays and BNP Paribas are likely to be the hardest hit. The FT reports.

  • Call for Bank Bonuses to Be Paid in Debt Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
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    Banks should pay bonuses in debt, which would be wiped out if a bank failed, an EU banking report will suggest as Europe attempts to step up the fight against bankers’ pay. The FT reports.

  • Xstrata Close to Backing Glencore Offer Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | 1:40 AM ET
    The headquarters of the Swiss commodities giant Glencore in Baar, Switzerland.

    Xstrata is preparing to recommend the latest merger offer from Glencore on Monday, with the miner over the weekend hammering out a novel structure that is designed to help maximise support from its investors. The FT reports

  • UK Fears French BAE-EADS Stake Push Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 10:16 PM ET
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    France is pushing for its government to hold a large stake in the €34 billion defense and aerospace group to be created by combining pan-European EADS and BAE of the UK, raising concerns in London that such a demand would threaten the deal. The FT reports.

  • Banks’ M&A Earnings Drop to Lehman Low Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 7:42 PM ET

    Investment bank earnings from mergers & acquisitions and debt and equity capital markets has slowed to a low not seen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, with 2012 on course to be the worst year for the industry since 2004. The FT reports.

  • Mining

    The $90 billion merger of Glencore and Xstrata is on shaky ground as the two sides struggle to come to terms over the makeup of the combined management team, the New York Times reports.

  • A Hedge Fund’s Complex Scheme May Cost It Millions Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
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    Hedge funds are supposed to be the smart money, but sometimes even they can be outsmarted. Take the case of Mason Capital Management and the Telus Corporation, a large Canadian telecommunications company. Mason Capital, a New York and London hedge fund with about $8 billion in assets under management, has made a complex bet in Telus stock that looked shrewd at first, but that may now lose tens of millions of dollars, the New York Times reports.

  • Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    Southeast Asia's most populous nation is on track to become the world's 7th largest economy by 2030, putting it ahead of the developed nations of Germany and the U.K., a new report by McKinsey Global Institute showed Tuesday.

  • BAE-EADS Faces Tougher US 'Firewall' Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
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    BAE Systems will have to agree more rigorous US security arrangements if its 38 billion euros ($49.9 billion) deal to combine with EADS is to pass muster in Washington, a former senior US official has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • Morgan_stanly1_new.jpg

    After a third party valuation of their joint venture, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, came in below $14 billion, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley negotiated a deal that values the unit at $13.5 billion and provides a road map for Morgan Stanley to acquire 100 percent of the firm by June of 2015 based on that value.

  • Questions Raised Over Glasenberg U-Turn Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Ivan Glasenberg had argued for months that his offer for Xstrata of 2.8 Glencore shares for each of the London-listed miner's was 'generous', now questions have been raised over his climbdown, the FT reports.

  • Bulls Are Running, So—Where Are the Mergers? Sunday, 9 Sep 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Negotiating Pay

    The US stock market is sitting at four-year highs, and yet, this bull market has failed to spark a any increase in mergers and acquisitions this year.  What gives?

  • The Man Behind Facebook’s IPO Debacle Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 12:58 AM ET
    The Man Behind Facebook’s IPO Debacle

    David Ebersman is Facebook’s well-liked, boyish-looking 41-year-old chief financial officer. He’s not as well known as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and chief executive, or Sheryl Sandberg, its chief operating officer and recently appointed director but the catastrophic IPO is being laid firmly at his door. The New York Times reports.

  • American Airlines Further Explores Potential Merger Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    American Airlines has signed non-disclosure agreements with US Airways and British Airways as the bankrupt carrier further explores merging or selling a stake to another carrier.

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