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  • Eurogroup: Time to take Greece talks 'seriously'   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Eurogroup: Time to take Greece talks 'seriously'

    Regarding Greece's debt negotiations, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says "We have to stop wasting time and really start talks now seriously."

  • *Wall St edges up, Europe stocks follow Asia lower. NEW YORK, March 9- Stocks in major markets fell on Monday as investors bet the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner than previously expected, while U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose as the European Central Bank started its bond-buying program. A larger pullback is still likely on Wall Street according...

  • *Europe stocks follow Asia lower, Wall St set to rise. LONDON, March 9- Stocks fell on Monday as investors speculated U.S. interest rates will rise sooner than expected and as a long-awaited 1 trillion-euro European Central Bank bond-buying stimulus program got under way. A drop in European shares followed declines in Asia, after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data on...

  • Goldman profits in danger thanks to stress tests Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    A Goldman Sachs sign hangs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Goldman Sachs may lose an important engine of profitability amid the latest bank stress test, the New York Times reports.

  • LONDON, March 9- Euro zone bond yields fell on Monday as the European Central Bank and the bloc's national central banks began buying bonds under a 1 trillion euro money-printing programme. It has pledged to spend 60 billion euros a month buying mostly government bonds until September 2016 or until euro zone inflation is pushed back towards its target of just...

  • FRANKFURT, March 9- The European Central Bank and central banks in the euro zone have started purchases under its quantitative easing programme to buy chiefly government bonds, the ECB said on Twitter on Monday.

  • What's charging lithium demand?   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    What's charging lithium demand?

    Alejandro Garcia, CEO of IXE Group, talks about the company's interest in lithium production, quinoa, and whether electric cars will become mainstream.

  • The Future of Novo Banco   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    The Future of Novo Banco

    Eduardo Stock da Cunha, CEO of Novo Banco, says that the company is very keen on making sure provision levels are correct.

  • Europe shares fall as ECB starts buying bonds Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 5:34 AM ET

    *EDF dips again on worries over potential tie-up with Areva. PARIS, March 9- European shares fell on Monday, tracking a sell-off on Wall Street after strong U.S. jobs data fanned expectations that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought. Greek banking shares were among the biggest losers, with Bank of Piraeus down 4.9 percent...

  • MELBOURNE, March 9- London copper bounced off early two-week lows on Monday after some Chinese banking stocks soared on hopes Beijing would grant more brokerage licences, which forced copper shorts to cover and offset the impact of gloomy Chinese imports and a strong dollar. Commodities were further unsettled by weak trade data out of top user China at the...

  • SHANGHAI, March 9- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Monday, after the central bank set its midpoint rate at the lowest level since November, which traders said signalled that monetary authorities intend to guide the currency mildly lower. Before the market opened, the People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.1563 per dollar, than Friday's fix at...

  • *Japan's weak GDP hurts sentiment. *Japan Display soars after confirming plant investment. TOKYO, March 9- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report stoked concerns that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected, while weaker-than-expected domestic growth data also hurt sentiment.

  • *Eurogroup meeting to discuss Greece up next. SYDNEY, March 9- The dollar drifted to a fresh 11- year high against a basket of major currencies early on Monday, remaining in favour as markets wagered the Federal Reserve might lift interest rates sooner rather than later. The euro slid to $1.0822 early in Asia, surpassing Friday's trough of $1.0839 to reach lows not...

  • LONDON, March 9- Europe's banks need to cut costs by a fifth and simultaneously grow revenues by 15 percent just to get their profitability to match their cost of capital, a study said on Monday. European banks' return on equity, a key measure of profitability, is likely to average less than half their cost of capital again this year, lagging well behind U.S. rivals as...

  • ISTANBUL, March 8- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he discussed the lira's weakness and possible steps to stabilise it with Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci and other senior economy officials late on Saturday. Davutoglu and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan met with Basci, Vahdettin Ertas, the head of Turkey's capital markets board, and Cavit...

  • ISTANBUL, March 8- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met central bank governor Erdem Basci and senior economy officials late on Saturday following his arrival back from New York to discuss the lira's weakness, sources at the premier's office said. Davutoglu, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and finance minister Mehmet Simsek met fund managers and...

  • DUBLIN, March 8- Fresh from putting the squeeze on banks to behave themselves, regulators are now scrutinising so-called shadow banks, alternative lenders like investment funds that are doing big business out of countries such as Ireland. The third biggest shadow banking market in the euro zone behind Luxembourg and the Netherlands, Ireland has amassed 2.9...

  • Some foreign banks are tightening lending criteria for China's state-owned enterprises, even for borrowers previously seen as safe as government debt.

  • A paramilitary police officer stands guard in front of red flags at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    China's officials are turning to Japan for economic history lessons, determined to avoid the long recession and deflation that blighted its neighbor.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, March 6- Some banks are adopting stricter lending criteria for China's state-owned enterprises, demanding collateral from some companies they used to deem as safe as government debt, as Beijing tries to reform its bloated firms and the economy slows. A banker at Taiwan's Chang Hwa Commercial Bank said that from the beginning of this year his...

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