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  • NEW YORK, April 24- Dollar Tree Inc and Dillard's Inc have agreed to boost oversight to ensure worker safety at their suppliers' factories, and as a result the overseer of New York state's public pension fund said he has withdrawn shareholder proposals on the issue.

  • April 24- Wall Street's self-funded regulator said brokerage firms would have to conduct their own background checks on new recruits after critics pointed to gaps in disclosures by some brokers with checkered histories.

  • Russian banks move funds home as sanctions threat looms Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    MOSCOW, April 24- Russia's third biggest bank moved almost $7 billion to the central bank as tension over Ukraine rose in March and joined others in slashing its deposits in foreign banks where they could be frozen if more international sanctions are imposed.

  • Goldman buys Westpeak in drive for 'smart beta' assets Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's asset-management business has agreed to buy Westpeak Global Advisors, a firm that aims to beat market indexes by using factors other than company size to pick stock investments.

  • UPDATE 2-Ares' IPO likely to raise up to $419 million Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    April 22- Investment firm Ares Management LP said on Tuesday its initial public offering is expected to raise up to $419 million and that its chief executive and co-founder Anthony Ressler received $138.6 million in pay and dividends in 2013..

  • April 22- Credit investment and private equity firm Ares Management LP said its initial public offering is expected to raise up to $419 million. The offering of 18.2 million common units is expected to be priced between $21 and $23 per unit, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • *Asset size of GPIF larger than economy of Mexico. TOKYO, April 22- Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • Japan overhauls its massive public pension fund Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

    Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • TOKYO, April 22- Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 21- Barclays is planning to withdraw from large parts of the metals, agricultural and energy markets as part of a restructuring of its investment bank, a person familiar with the matter said.

  • BEIJING, April 21- A unit of one of China's biggest bad-debt banks plans to woo foreign investors with a $1 billion fund for soured property loans and distressed real-estate assets, reopening the sector to outsiders after a failed attempt last decade.

  • As China Securities Regulatory Commission orders underwriters to update application materials once again, there have been no new China listing applications published for the past eight weeks.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, boosted by strong performance fees and strength in its retail business as investors poured money into long-term funds.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, reported a 30 percent rise in first-quarter earnings, driven by strong gains in its private equity arm that more than offset small declines in its real estate unit.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Morgan Stanley's big bet on wealth management is looking strong as fees, commissions and interest collected by its more than 16,000 brokers fueled a 13 percent rise in the business's first-quarter net income from a year earlier to $423 million, the company said Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, said on Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, boosted by strong performance fees and strength in its retail business as investors poured money into long-term funds.

  • LONDON, April 17- Barclays announced a number of promotions in its investment bank's management on Friday as it continues a review of the division that contributes about half of group profit. Felder, who joined Barclays from now-defunct U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008, was previously co-head of securities.

  • DUBAI, April 17- Amina al-Rustamani, a member of a prominent UAE family, raised eyebrows among friends and relatives when she started her career in Dubai 13 years ago as an electrical engineer, becoming one of few females in the Middle East to enter the profession.