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  • Coalition Plans Housebuilding Stimulus Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
    Construction work

    Ministers are preparing to unveil a new package of measures to stimulate the flagging house-building sector next month, in an attempt to help drag Britain out of recession. The FT reports.

  • Peregrine CEO Indicted on 31 Counts Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:27 PM ET
    Russell Wasendorf Sr.

    A federal grand jury in Iowa has indicted Peregrine Financial Group founder and former CEO Russell Wasendorf Sr. on 31 counts of making false statements to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • Short Sellers Target European Car Stocks Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 1:43 AM ET
    Steering wheel

    Short selling of European car stocks is at a two-year high, making the sector one of the most heavily shorted in Europe, as traders bet slowing growth will hurt even the continent’s profitable producers, the FT reports.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • FSA Suggests Libor Should Be Scrapped Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    The City watchdog will on Friday fire the starting shot on a dramatic overhaul of key benchmark borrowing rates with a package of proposals designed to restore trust following the recent Libor scandal, the Financial Times reports.

  • Time for a Futures Insurance Fund: CFTC's Chilton Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) traders

    Commodities Futures and Exchange Commission (CFTC) commissioner Bart Chilton is calling for an insurance fund to protect futures customers.

  • Standard Chartered has sought advice about whether it can pursue a legal action against the U.S. regulator that on Monday accused the British bank of being a rogue institution which had funded $250 billion of Iranian sanctions breaches. The FT reports.

  • British MPs Accuse US of Anti-City Agenda Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 1:37 AM ET
    London Financial District

    Several senior British MPs accused U.S. regulators of pursuing an anti-City of London agenda in its assault on Standard Chartered, suggesting it was part of an apparent campaign to weaken a rival financial center. The FT reports.

  • Flood of Errant Trades Is a Black Eye for Wall Street Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 3:20 AM ET

    An automated stock trading program suddenly flooded the market with millions of trades Wednesday morning, spreading turmoil across Wall Street and drawing renewed attention to the fragility and instability of the nation’s stock markets, the New York Times reports.

  • Nationalizing RBS on the Table Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 1:45 AM ET
    Bank Vault

    Senior government figures are discussing the possibility of buying out private investors in Royal Bank of Scotland and fully nationalizing it amid mounting frustration at banks’ failure to lend to British businesses, the FT reports.

  • Private Equity Assets Hit Record $3 Trillion Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:45 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    The value of assets managed by the private equity industry globally continued to rise last year, hitting a record $3 trillion despite financial market turmoil and sluggish economic conditions. The FT reports.

  • Hedge Funds Stay Defensive Despite Rally Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 2:24 AM ET

    Hedge funds remain ­cautious and defensive after largely sitting out the rally in the US stock market since the start of June, ­contributing to the lowest US stock market trading volumes since 2007, the FT reports.

  • Business Leaders Put UK on Olympic Trial Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 6:22 AM ET
    It's a big world out there and gone are the days when investors could keep their money at home and take it to the bank. Experts say every portfolio should have some international exposure, from stocks to bonds to currencies, and in most cases the more diversified the better. So you can guy a piece of the UK, Russia, Thailand, Brazil and Australia. And there's no shortage of ways to travel abroad: mutual funds, ETFs, currencies, ADRs, American Depository Receipts, which are dollar-denominated sec

    The world’s top business leaders are using their visit to the London Olympics to raise tough questions about the coalition’s management of Britain’s stagnant economy and the country’s vulnerability to a euro break-up, the Financial Times reports.

  • Schäuble View on Euro Zone at Odds With US Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 5:46 AM ET

    Germany’s finance minister ruled out making more concessions to help Greece, on the eve of talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who has urged euro zone leaders to act, the FT reports.

  • News Corp Stock Off Lows as Hacking Scandal Unfolds Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    News Corp

    News Corp stock is slipping ever so slightly on low volume following the announcement that criminal charges have been brought against eight key figures in the never-ending phone hacking scandal, Yahoo Finance reports.

  • Romney Shifts Focus to Foreign Policy Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:55 AM ET

    After three months of relentless attention on the economy, Mitt Romney will shift the focus of his campaign this week to foreign policy with a major speech and an overseas trip to three countries, the Financial Times reports.

  • 'No Silver Bullet' to End City Myopia Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:34 AM ET

    Bold plans to sweep away a culture of short-termism in the City, which has been blamed for undermining company performance and reducing investor returns, will prove difficult to enact, some company bosses and asset managers warned. The Financial Times reports.

  • Tax to Double for French With 4 Million Euros Assets Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 4:12 AM ET
    France

    French residents with assets valued above 4 million euros ($4.9 million) will pay more than double what they had expected in wealth taxes this year, after the country’s parliament voted through an emergency measure to raise €2.3bn for the cash-strapped government, the Financial Times reports.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Bulls Lock on to Emerging Market Promise Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
    Beijing, China

    There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.

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