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  • Dec 15- GT Advanced Technologies Inc altered its settlement with former partner Apple Inc to produce more near-term cash to support its emergence from bankruptcy, a lawyer for the sapphire maker told a court on Monday. The new terms should be worth $50 million more than the original settlement, according to an attorney for GT noteholders, providing financing...

  • Are Russia’s bonds the next big worry? Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    Russia is among the worst hit by oil's decline, but clean living may keep government finances on an even keel. Its corporate debt may be another matter.

  • Loans impacting grant money for Sandy victims Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— When Superstorm Sandy left Denise Erickson's home with a collapsed foundation, a loan from the Small Business Administration looked like the best deal in town. She got more than $150,000 from the SBA to help fix her family's Bellmore home, but the loan has left her with a $651 monthly payment and a serious case of buyer's remorse. "It's a complicated...

  • Dec 11- Shares of LendingClub Corp, the world's largest online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors, rose as much as 67 percent in their debut, valuing the company at more than $9 billion. The initial public offering of 58 million shares raised $870 million after being priced at $15 per share, well above the expected range of $12- $14.

  • Loan platform operator LendingClub's shares soar in debut Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Dec 11- Shares of LendingClub Corp, the world's largest online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors, rose as much as 67 percent in their debut, valuing the company at more than $9 billion. The initial public offering of 58 million shares raised $870 million after being priced at $15 per share, well above the expected range of $12- $14.

  • Average US 30-year loan rate rises to 3.93 percent Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage rose to 3.93 percent this week from 3.89 percent last week.

  • *SMBC to buy Citi's Japan retail operations for about $330 m- sources. *Citi also in talks to sell its Japan card unit with others- sources. Citi's Japan consumer banking business has been hurt by weak loan demand and falling interest margins in a market where the U.S.-based lender has operated for over 100 years.

  • Dec 8- Teen apparel retailer Delia* s Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it had hired advisers to help liquidate its assets. Delia* s said on Monday Salus Capital Partners LLC will give it a $20 million debtor-in-possession credit facility to continue operations, conduct store closings and closeout sales. The case is In re: Delia* s Inc, U.S....

  • Italy: A further downgrade would be a problem  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    S&P downgraded its rating on Italian debt down to 'BBB -'. Charles Diebel, head of Macro Strategy at Aviva Investors, says that unless there's a further downgrade, Italy doesn't need to worry.

  • PARMA, Italy, Dec 5- Italy's top appeals court on Friday threw out jail sentences against prominent bankers Cesare Geronzi and Matteo Arpe in a case related to the country's biggest corporate scandal, the 2003 collapse of dairy group Parmalat. Prosecutors said that, in return for a loan, Banca di Roma put pressure on Parmalat to buy Ciappazzi above the market price...

  • Apparel retailer Delia*s to file for bankruptcy Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    Dec 5- Teen apparel and accessories retailer Delia* s Inc said it was liquidating assets and would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection "in the very near term," wiping out more than 85 percent of its market value. New York- based Delia* s, which launched a review of strategic alternatives in September, said it was unable to sell itself or secure financing to allow it...

  • *U.S. Esmark Inc says interested in plant. BELGRADE, Dec 5- Serbia is inviting bids for an 80- percent stake in a loss-making steel mill, aiming to ease pressure on the country's finances. But in a loan deal with the International Monetary Fund agreed last month, the government committed to cut subsidies in order to curb the deficit and cap debt seen at 70 percent of...

  • Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.89 percent Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, a continuing boon for potential homebuyers. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30- year mortgage declined to 3.89 percent this week from 3.97 percent last week. Rates have fallen in recent weeks amid economic slowdowns in Europe and China,...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 4- Copper futures strengthened in early Asian trade on Thursday, underpinned by data showing the services sector in China grew marginally faster in November. *Suspected metals fraud in China sparked claims of betrayal by both U.S. bank Citigroup Inc and trade house Mercuria over who would absorb about $270 million in exposure to financing deals, a...

  • CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jim Casey, JPMorgan global head of debt capital markets, about concern over oil prices stopping firms from paying off debt and causing a ripple effect in the market.

  • RadioShack shares fall after covenant breach claims Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    RadioShack rejected claims that it breached covenants on a $250 million term loan.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Arab Bank Plc, found liable in a U.S. civil court of providing material support for Hamas, urged an appeals court on Tuesday to block thousands of non-U.S. citizens from pursuing similar claims that it financed terrorism. In September, a federal jury in Brooklyn found Arab Bank liable in what lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Arab Bank Plc, found liable in a U.S. civil court of providing material support for Hamas, urged an appeals court on Tuesday to block thousands of non-U.S. citizens from pursuing similar claims that it financed terrorism. In September, a federal jury in Brooklyn found Arab Bank liable in what lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil...

  • Misfit, which claims to make the biggest-selling activity and sleep tracker in China, said on Tuesday it has raised new financing from Xiaomi, e-commerce company JD.com Inc, and venture-capital firms GGV Capital and Shunwei. But the deal with Misfit would be the first instance of the company investing in a U.S.-based wearables company as it pursues its...

  • Dec 2- RadioShack Corp said lender Salus Capital Partners' claims that the troubled electronics retailer breached covenants on a $250 million term facility were "wrong and self serving." Trading in RadioShack's shares was halted. The claims were related to a recapitalization and investment agreement and an amendment to the company's credit facility on Oct. 3,...