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  • SHANGHAI, May 28- At least three Chinese brokerages, including Guosen Securities Co, Southwest Securities Co and Changjiang Securities Co, tightened margin financing rules on Thursday to tame risks in a red-hot stock market fueled by a record amount of borrowed money. China's benchmark indexes fell over 1 percent on Thursday morning. Changjiang Securities...

  • SHANGHAI, May 27- China's top economic planner said on Wednesday that it would ease restrictions on corporate bond issues to encourage "high-quality" companies to issue more bonds to support the economy. Companies can now finance as much as 70 percent of a project through bond debt, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement on its...

  • A China infrastructure tycoon who is suing local governments for failing to pay their bills said he reached settlement deals. The Financial Times reports.

  • ASTANA, May 25- Kazakhstan is seeking loans from China worth around $3 billion to build two new plants to boost copper and aluminium output in the Central Asian nation, Kazakh Deputy Investment and Development Minister Albert Rau told Reuters in an interview. London- listed Kazakh company KAZ Minerals, among the world's major copper producers, announced in...

  • The talks underscored Altice's intentions to pursue a deal with Time Warner Cable, which is also being courted by Charter Communications Inc after Comcast Corp abandoned its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month over U.S. antitrust concerns.

  • May 21- Uber Technologies Inc is seeking a $1 billion credit line from banks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The cab-hailing company is in talks with a number of large banks for the loan, asking them how much they would commit and at what terms, the Journal reported, citing the people. San Francisco- based Uber, which has grown...

  • Survey: Minority-owned businesses face loan obstacles Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Minority businesses have a harder time getting bank loans than small companies in general, according to a survey released Thursday by Wells Fargo& Co. and the polling company Gallup. The survey found most business owners don't struggle to get credit, but it also shows disparities between the borrowing experiences reported by minorities and by...

  • TOKYO— Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a federal court in Los Angeles over use of images from the 2014 "Godzilla" movie and to try to gain financing and distribution for the...

  • Community banks whose customers include small businesses are at a disadvantage because of regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act implemented following the 2008 banking crisis, says Jim Angleton, owner of Aegis FinServ, a Miami- based financial services company. The number of small banks in the U.S. dropped 14 percent after Dodd-Frank was enacted in 2010,...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 19- The bankruptcy of Corinthian Colleges Inc, one of the biggest for-profit college chains, has set off a scramble to find a way to wipe away billions of dollars of student loans for those who attended its campuses. The groups, including the National Consumer Law Center, said the Department of Education had the authority because Corinthian...

  • Greece's repayments stacking up   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:14 PM ET
    Greece's repayments stacking up

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on concerns regarding Greece repayments. Alberto Gallo, Royal Bank of Scotland, gives perspective.

  • May 14- Avago Technologies Ltd, looking to acquire a fellow chipmaker, has reached out to potential targets including Xilinx Inc, Renesas Electronics Corp and Maxim Integrated Products Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Neither Silver Lake nor KKR still own stakes in Avago, but the former provided financing for Avago's $6.6 billion acquisition...

  • MINSK, May 11- China has extended $3 billion credit to Belarussian companies and $4 billion in commercial credit to Belarussian banks for financing business projects, Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky said on Monday. The credits, which appeared to include $1 billion of loans to two banks announced on Sunday, were part of a raft of deals resulting from...

  • MINSK, May 11- China has extended $3 billion credit to Belarussian companies and $4 billion in commercial credit to Belarussian banks for financing business projects, Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky was quoted as saying by BelTA news agency on Monday.

  • BEIJING, May 8- China's banking regulator urged commercial banks on Friday to increase lending to riskier small businesses and the rural sector, even though the banking sector reported a jump in troubled loans in the first quarter. Currently, China's commercial bank non-performing loan ratio for small business lending stands at around 3 percent to 4 percent,...

  • BEIJING, May 8- China's banking regulator urged commercial banks on Friday to increase lending to small businesses and the rural sector, a move that may bolster the cooling economy but also risks saddling banks with more troubled loans. Currently, China's commercial bank non-performing loan ratio for small business lending stands at around 3 percent to 4...

  • NEW YORK, May 6- A group of hedge funds that hold Puerto Rico's government debt plans to hire a litigation law firm as a financing deal that could help save the U.S. territory from a potential default looks increasingly remote. The Ad Hoc group of hedge funds, which holds $4.5 billion of Puerto Rico's debt, is planning to hire Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck,...

  • HONG KONG, May 5- Private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC led a group of investors putting $100 million into eDaijia, which provides services in China similar to online ride-hailing service Uber. Other investors in the financing round included venture capital firms Matrix Partners and Lightspeed China Partners, which had previously invested in eDaijia,...

  • The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 4.0 percent to 4,596.84 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 4.1 percent, to 4,298.71 points. Several Chinese brokerages, including CITIC Securities Co Ltd, Haitong Securities Co Ltd and Huatai Securities Co Ltd have tightened requirements for margin financing this...

  • BAKU, May 2- The Asian Development Bank will ensure that safeguards are upheld in future cooperation with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, ADB President Takehiko Nakao told a media conference on Saturday. "ADB is happy to cooperate, including co-financing, with the AIIB," Nakao said at the start of the multilateral lender's annual meeting of...