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  • Reasons behind the SNB's decision   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Reasons behind the SNB's decision

    The Swiss National Bank has scrapped the franc's peg to the euro. Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, shares her thoughts on the move which has shocked markets.

  • Jan 8- Tesco's new chief executive announced initial measures on Thursday to strengthen the balance sheet, including cost cuts, no final dividend for 2014/ 15, lower capital expenditure and asset disposals. -Closure of Cheshunt headquarters planned in 2016, with Welwyn Garden City office to become UK and group headquarters. -To sell Tesco Broadband and...

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Britain's biggest grocer Tesco plans to sell assets and cut hundreds of millions of pounds of costs to fund lower prices in store as part of its plan to fight back from the biggest crisis in its 95- year-history. Seeking to recover from four profit warnings and an accounting scandal last year, new Tesco boss Dave Lewis unveiled his plan alongside a...

  • Tesco's most lucrative non- UK assets are its businesses in South Korea and Thailand, which could be sold outright or made separate businesses with local management teams and listed locally. The South Korea business is seen as worth around 4 billion pounds, and Thailand worth up to 5 billion pounds. Tesco has businesses in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 27- The head of China's central bank's research department told a forum in Beijing on Friday that China's current monetary policy is appropriate but that liquidity management is increasingly important in the face of high funding costs. However, while bank lending rebounded in November, there is little sign of an impact of funding on lending rates,...

  • PARIS, Dec 16- There is a broad consensus on the European Central Bank's governing council in favor of more action to revive the economy and a decision on what tools to use could come soon, Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said in an interview published on Tuesday. The size of the ECB's balance sheet is important as a signal of its determination to act, he said, but "...

  • *U.S. crude continues to slip after drop under $60 a barrel. LONDON, Dec 12- A relentless slide in crude prices put energy stocks and currencies exposed to oil exports under pressure on Friday, dampening appetite for riskier assets and underpinning flows into the safety of core government bonds. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index declined by 0.8 percent...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 11- If you were looking for a sign that coal prices have finally bottomed out, then the ramping up of merger and acquisition activity is often a good indicator. In the past few days, a flurry of announcements have hit the headlines, including Anglo American's proposed sale of coal assets in Australia and South Africa, and Peabody Energy and...

  • Dec 4- A liquidity trap and a realistic threat of both recession and deflation: if the euro zone were any other major economy, official buying of government bonds would have started some time ago. And yet, while Mario Draghi seemingly moves half the distance to outright quantitative easing with every European Central Bank meeting and major speech, somehow he, and...

  • Eni asset sales hit trouble due to oil rout Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    *Oil plunge complicating Mozambique, Saipem stake sales- sources. CEO Claudio Descalzi still needs to raise 6 billion euros under an 11 billion euro program lasting until 2017. The firm has pinned its hopes on selling minority stakes in its Mozambique gas field, and non-core assets such as its 43 percent holding in oil services contractor Saipem.

  • *To pay dividend of 0.50 euro/ share for 2014, 2015. *Sells Spain, Portugal assets to Macquarie for 2.5 bln euros. FRANKFURT, Dec 1- Germany's top utility E.ON said it would split in two, spinning off power plants to focus on renewable energy and power grids, a dramatic response to industry changes that could trigger similar moves at European peers.

  • *To pay dividend of 0.50 euro/ share for 2014, 2015. *Sells Spain, Portugal assets to Macquarie for 2.5 bln euros. FRANKFURT, Dec 1- Germany's biggest utility E.ON announced plans on Sunday to split in two and spin off most of its power generation, energy trading and upstream businesses, responding to a crisis that has crippled the European energy sector.

  • No need for Fed to shrink balance sheet: Bernanke Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    Bernanke said the Fed does not need to shrink its $4 trillion-plus balance sheet for it to normalize monetary policy.

  • Deutsche Bank Unveils Forecast-Beating Earnings Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank said it will beef up its balance sheet with a 2.8 billion euro capital increase and unveiled forecast-beating first-quarter earnings following a wave of aggressive cost cuts.

  • The stock market is bolstered by the strength of corporate balance sheets, said Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Shawn Matthews Tuesday on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Kraft Warns on Fourth Quarter, but Raises Outlook Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Kraft Foods Group said fourth-quarter revenue likely declined about 11 percent from a year earlier due to reductions in trade inventories, but raised its forecast for 2013.

  • Could Europe's Banks Ignite Another Crisis?   Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Could Europe's Banks Ignite Another Crisis?

    Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, tells CNBC that the big question is what state the balance sheets of European banks are in.

  • Will Banks Lead the Market Lower?   Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
     Will Banks Lead the Market Lower?

    Ashok Shah, CIO at London and Capital, tells CNBC that banks have been given a ¿free lunch¿ borrowing at very low cost in order to boost their profitability.

  • Jamie Dimon

    The U.S. economy is on the mend and has been getting better, but JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said chief executives he has spoken to have told him they are already making decisions to protect their companies from a looming "fiscal cliff."

  • John McCain Slams Ben Bernanke and Jamie Dimon Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:49 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

    Thanks to the Federal Reserve, Jamie Dimon and the Obama administration, the U.S. economy is “bleeding”, John McCain, the Republican Senator from Arizona and former presidential candidate, told CNBC.