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  • How to limit activist threats: Larry Fink   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:35 AM ET
    How to limit activist threats: Larry Fink

    Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, explains why companies need to focus on a long-term strategy.

  • Larry Fink: This will be year's 'big surprise'   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, explains why he is optimist about European equities, thinks the U.S. dollar is too expensive, and shares his thoughts on stock buybacks.

  • Supply pressure will likely put lid on oil prices: Larry Fink

    Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on where oil prices are likely headed.

  • Equities will continue to do fine: Larry Fink   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    Equities will continue to do fine: Larry Fink

    Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on how low interest rates are driving investors to stocks.

  • BlackRock's Q1 earnings beats expectations   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    BlackRock's Q1 earnings beats expectations

    Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, discusses the company's quarterly results and the impact of low interest rates on clients.

  • *Euro on retreat over Greece, fall in German yields. It faces new headwinds from signs that China, the main market for much of its output, is also slowing significantly. "Despite a slowing China and depressed iron ore prices the Aussie remains reluctant to head lower for now," said Angus Campbell, Senior Analyst at online brokerage Fx Pro in London.

  • Big banks getting boost on trades, fixed income Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the JPMorgan Chase headquarters building in New York.

    Banks with major trading desks appear poised for positive Q1 results as JPMorgan beats Wall Street's expectations.

  • April 14- JPMorgan Chase& Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 12.2 percent rise in quarterly profit as revenue from fixed-income trading rebounded. JPMorgan shares rose about 2 percent to $63.15 in premarket trading on Tuesday. JPMorgan's investment bank is the biggest in the world by revenue and ranks at or near the top in market share in almost all of...

  • Deals this week, the busiest so far this year, were worth $140 billion, lifting year-to-date M&A activity to almost $1 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters data. It worked for Mylan on its offer for Perrigo, BG Group in its takeover by Shell, TNT Express in its $4.3 billion bid from Fedex and Permira Advisers and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its...

  • April 9- Jefferies Group LLC said it will sell most of its Bache unit's commodities and financial derivatives accounts to Societe Generale, ending the investment bank's four-year foray into the competitive brokerage business. Societe Generale's shares were slightly up at 46.54 euros in Paris. Last year, ICAP closed its metals business last year, while...

  • April 9- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, said it will sell most of its Bache unit's futures business to Societe Generale. Societe Generale said in a statement on Thursday that the transaction covered mostly futures execution and clearing activities. Societe Generale's shares were slightly up at 46.54 euros in Paris.

  • April 9- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, said it will sell most of Bache unit's futures business to Societe Generale. Jefferies also said it bought Faros Trading LLC, the institutional foreign exchange brokerage unit of retail currency broker FXCM Inc.. Societe Generale's shares were slightly up at 46.54 euros in Paris.

  • IBM WORKING WITH TWO INVESTMENT BANKS TO DEFEND AGAINST POSSIBLE ACTIVIST ATTACK- SOURCES.

  • WARSAW, April 2- Poland plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Deputy Finance Minister Artur Radziwill said on Thursday. "Poland sent to the secretary of the newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank the so-called endorsement letter," Radziwill said in a statement. The AIIB has been seen as a potential rival to the World Bank and Asian...

  • April 2- Global investment banking fees fell 8 percent to $20 billion in the first quarter, the poorest start to the year since 2012, hurt by weak deal activity in Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan. Fees for deals done fell 28 percent in Japan, 14 percent in Europe and 18 percent in Asia Pacific, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters and Freeman Consulting.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- A New York judge on Wednesday rejected a request from prosecutors to delay the scheduled trial of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov, who is charged with stealing code from the investment bank. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser ordered the trial to move forward immediately in the long-running...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Simon Property Group Inc's failed bid to buy U.S. upscale shopping center operator Macerich Co is unlikely to crush either company's stock price for a simple reason: No one is building any more "Class A" malls. Macerich late on Tuesday rejected Simon's sweetened cash-and-stock offer, which was valued at $95.50 a share, or $23.2 billion including...

  • *Dan Cochran steps down as chief of staff. NEW YORK, April 1- Two members of UBS AG's Wealth Management Americas' executive committee have stepped down, while Robert McCann, the Swiss bank's most senior executive in the United States, is among six officials whose titles have changed from chief executive to president. Dan Cochran, 68, who joined in 2010 to coordinate...

  • First-quarter deal-making activity was more robust in Mexico than anywhere else in Latin America for only the second time in a decade. Thomson Reuters data shows the value of announced mergers and acquisitions in Mexico reached $8.64 billion, above Brazil's $8.51 billion. Illustrating how the tables have turned, $13.93 billion worth of M&A deals were...

  • *Shore Capital's equity capital markets profit up 60 pct. LONDON, March 30- In the land of the investment banking giants that stalk Europe's equity markets, a group of lesser-known advisory firms are treading on the toes of the big boys. Coming in at No.9 in terms of money raised, Cenkos has climbed above Barclays and tucked itself just behind Citigroup.