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  • Goldman Sachs in talks to buy ETF provider: Sources Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:37 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs is in discussions to acquire IndexIQ, an exchange-traded fund provider, according to three sources familiar with the situation.

  • JGBs mostly edge higher ahead of 5-year auction Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 17- Japanese government bonds mostly edged up on Friday, as investors positioned ahead of this session's five-year JGB sale. The Ministry of Finance lowered the coupon rate of the new 5- year issue from 0.20 percent, to the lowest level since July. JGB market participants widely expected the sale to go smoothly on expectations the Bank of Japan would buy...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Oct 17- The yen was off its recent highs on Friday after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • FOREX-Yen steps back as some calm returns to markets Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 17- The yen started trade on Friday well off its highs after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...

  • Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:47 PM ET
    A Wells Fargo bank branch in New York City.

    Wells Fargo is closing down its alternative trading system, or "dark pool," due to decreased customer demand.

  • The Fed's weekly custody-holdings data showed foreign central banks reduced their holdings by $18.8 billion, the most in one week since April, to an 11- week low of $3.31 trillion. These institutions have now cut their holdings by $42.7 billion in the last four weeks, the greatest reduction over a comparable span since March. Holdings of Treasuries dropped by...

  • Blankfein: Fed 'wise and courageous' Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:01 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

    Blankfein explained that he thinks the Fed's cautious strategy has proven to be the right one.

  • *Economists eye changes to Fed policy statement due Oct. 29. Oct 16- The Federal Reserve is likely to reassure investors later this month that it won't stand idle if global turbulence threatens the U.S. economy, but a proposal from one top policymaker to keep on buying bonds looks to be a bridge too far. James Bullard, who heads the St.

  • Blankfein: Don't create 'virus of fear'     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO, discusses the threat of Ebola to the market.

  • Lloyd Blankfein: Volatility drove quarter     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Discussing earnings and the economy, Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO, told CNBC's Carl Quintanilla the return of volatility and confidence drove the strong quarter.

  • Fed has been courageous: Blankfein     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO, discusses "evident" deflationary concern in the U.S. and Europe, with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla. Blankfein also provides perspective on the Fed.

  • LONDON, Oct 16- European equities trimmed their losses late on Thursday after hitting a 13- month low on concern that global growth is slowing, and U.S. shares recovered following new releases of economic data and a Fed official's comments on bond purchases. In addition, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said the Fed may keep up its...

  • Banks told not to expect seamless global rules Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 16- New global rules making the financial system safer won't be seamless and could be revised soon to help economic growth, senior government and regulatory officials said on Thursday. The European Union and United States have been in talks for months to find ways of ensuring their rules for derivatives don't clash to such an extent that they snarl up...

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. *UnitedHealth leads Dow, S&P higher. Adding to the positive tone, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg television the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its bond buying stimulus for now given a drop in inflation expectations.

  • *Investors fret at prospect of Greece going it alone. ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, Oct 16- The European Central Bank will loosen its terms for accepting security from Greek banks to allow them to tap more of its funding, offering the country's lenders support as stock and bond markets in Athens tumble. The current "troika" of inspectors made up of the ECB, the European...

  • Banks feel the tech threat from Apple, Google Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Tim Cook announces Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    With mobile payments, Silicon Valley is targeting Wall Street, the Financial Times reports.

  • *Saudi Arabia tumbles ahead of National Commercial Bank IPO. DUBAI, Oct 16- Markets across the Middle East tumbled on Thursday as global equities and oil prices continued to decline, while Saudi Arabia's drop was magnified by investors selling to prepare for a $6 billion initial public offer of shares. "Lower oil prices shouldn't cause too many problems for the...

  • *General Electric said considering sale of its Polish bank. *Bank share price rises sharply in Warsaw on sale talk. WARSAW, Oct 16- General Electric Co's announcement it may sell its Polish lender Bank BPH is an acknowledgement it failed to make the business thrive, even though Poland is one of the few places in Europe where banking is still in robust health.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 16- A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage. Neves has already won over many investors and business leaders with promises to restore fiscal discipline, clamp...

  • Good core business at Goldman: Cramer     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs reported Q3 profit of $4.57 per share, above estimates of $3.21. CNBC's Jim Cramer advises investors to look at the bank's core business.

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