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.» Read More
Goldman bond underwriting business revenues grew 50 percent. JPMorgan's 79 percent. Can they keep this up?
The big returns on high-yield debt won't continue in 2013 as price increases stall, but they should still offer low- to mid-single digit returns, Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's chief investment strategist for fixed income, told CNBC on Friday.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says that despite ongoing discussion on the U.S. debt ceiling, the global economy is slowly improving, and therefore investors can look forward to better prospects this year.
If there were a banker version of sugarplums dancing in one's head, surely an easing of the liquidity coverage ratio would be it.
Spain's largest bank Santander will cut 3,000 jobs following its planned merger with its Banesto subsidiary, Cinco Dias reported on Friday, citing sources from unions and close to the bank.
Investors still stumble around global investment markets without navigational aids. The lack of a strategic direction is one of the three avoidable asset allocation blunders that too many investors will commit in coming years.
Already struggling at home with weak revenues and tough new capital and leverage requirements, investment banks are now also facing a slump in their once most promising business - emerging markets.
Global investors are betting Washington will overcome its budget deadlock despite an apparently serious setback. Republican lawmakers rejected a proposal on Thursday by their leader, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, designed to extract concessions from President Barack Obama.
Taimur Baig, Director & Chief Economist, Global Markets Research, Deutsche Bank says Asian policymakers will have problems with global quantitative easing as it will distort asset markets.
Graham Neilson, chief investment strategist at Cairn Capital, tells CNBC that investors should stay long risk but expect very low return outlooks.
China’s economic data is no longer the main driver for financial markets in the Asian region as global economic events take precedence over regional concerns, Chris Tinker, Equity Strategist at Libra Investment told CNBC.
Capital markets activity lagged for much of the third quarter, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.
Jim Feltman, Senior MD, Mesirow Financial Consulting says transparency issues remain for U.S.-listed Chinese companies. He adds that Chinese firms still face challenges in complying to American auditing standards.
Before becoming PIMCO CEO and co-CIO, El-Erian held top posts at the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Management Company. He's also a prolific writer, including as a guest blogger for CNBC.com.
Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief, weighs in with CNBC's Rick Santelli on the latest Chicago PMI number.
President Obama has said the U.S. has a supply of natural gas to last nearly 100 years. But it turns out geologists and other researchers disagree on that supply figure, which has huge implications for America's energy policy.
U.S. energy producers' ability to pull natural gas from shale may have contributed to a price-dampening oversupply for now, but it’s also triggering tens of billions of dollars in capital investments.
The U.S. natural gas boom has kicked off a gold rush among companies trying to cash in on minimizing the industry’s environmental footprint.
Natural gas's real potential for economic impact lies in the vast reservoirs of shale gas that are newly accessible through hydraulic fracturing.
Amid cries for energy independence, fracking has become crucial to taking advantage of previously untapped resources. Take a closer look at hydraulic fracturing, and why the technology has become so important and controversial.