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  • Risk Builds as Junk Bonds Boom Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 3:16 AM ET

    The market for junk bonds, risky corporate debt that pays high interest rates, is red hot. Such debt, also known as high-yield bonds, has returned 10.2 percent year-to-date, according to a JPMorgan high-yield index. Junk bond funds are on a pace to take in a record amount of money this year. Companies with less than stellar credit are issuing hundreds of billions of dollars of bonds, the New York Times reports.

  • Dunkin Donuts

    Last spring Dunkin' Donuts launched a campaign in South Korea known as Flavor Radio to build brand awareness for their coffee. Devices that looked and operated like air fresheners were installed on commuter buses in Seoul to lure in customers to their stores.

  • Turkey Economic Profile Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    Population: 73,639,596 Currency: Lira Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower Industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper

  • Lib Dems Push to Reopen Bank Reform Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
    ATM Machine

    Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are leading a push to reopen talks on UK banking reforms in a move that could stoke coalition tensions. The FT reports.

  • Chinese Companies Pull Out of US Stock Markets Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares on Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and pulling out of U.S. exchanges.

  • On Wall Street, the Rising Cost of Faster Trades Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    NYSE traders floor

    For several years, the Wall Street wizards who built a faster, more fragmented stock market justified their creation by pointing to the benefits it yielded for investors in the form of lower trading costs, the New York Times reports.

  • Coalition Plans Housebuilding Stimulus Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 1:31 AM ET
    Construction work

    Ministers are preparing to unveil a new package of measures to stimulate the flagging house-building sector next month, in an attempt to help drag Britain out of recession. The FT reports.

  • NYMEX Crude an Attractive, but Volatile Bet: Chartist Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 10:14 PM ET

    The NYMEX oil market is attractive for traders. The primary danger for trading this market is the volatility of price retreats from resistance levels. .

  • Peregrine CEO Indicted on 31 Counts Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:27 PM ET
    Russell Wasendorf Sr.

    A federal grand jury in Iowa has indicted Peregrine Financial Group founder and former CEO Russell Wasendorf Sr. on 31 counts of making false statements to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • The Achilles Heel of America’s Financial System Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:27 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    What is the weakest link in America’s financial system today? That is not a question many have asked recently. After all, US banks look pretty healthy these days, at least relative to the horrors of eurozone banks. And the unfolding Libor saga has dominated much of the political debate and regulatory attention. The FT reports.

  • Exporters Reap the Benefits of Weak Euro Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:24 AM ET
    A one Euro coin stands on a map of Brussels.

    The weak euro is boosting the sales and earnings of some of the continent’s biggest companies, helping offset weak demand from Europe’s crisis-hit periphery, the FT reports.

  • Short Sellers Target European Car Stocks Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 1:43 AM ET
    Steering wheel

    Short selling of European car stocks is at a two-year high, making the sector one of the most heavily shorted in Europe, as traders bet slowing growth will hurt even the continent’s profitable producers, the FT reports.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • FSA Suggests Libor Should Be Scrapped Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    The City watchdog will on Friday fire the starting shot on a dramatic overhaul of key benchmark borrowing rates with a package of proposals designed to restore trust following the recent Libor scandal, the Financial Times reports.

  • Standard Chartered has sought advice about whether it can pursue a legal action against the U.S. regulator that on Monday accused the British bank of being a rogue institution which had funded $250 billion of Iranian sanctions breaches. The FT reports.

  • Cash Out of Gold and Send the Kids to College: Pro Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Gold coins of Byzantine emperor Constantine VI and his mother Irene from the 8th century.

    Gold bugs may hate to admit it, but their favorite has become just another financial asset, and one whose price has simply become too rich to be a haven any longer.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Global stocks have been rallying in recent weeks, climbing a “wall of worry” and confounding the bears, leading a number of strategists to warn the gains are unlikely to last and investors should remain cautious.

  • British MPs Accuse US of Anti-City Agenda Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 1:37 AM ET
    London Financial District

    Several senior British MPs accused U.S. regulators of pursuing an anti-City of London agenda in its assault on Standard Chartered, suggesting it was part of an apparent campaign to weaken a rival financial center. The FT reports.

  • China Stocks May Take Breather Ahead of July Data Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    The Chinese market is likely to consolidate on Wednesday ahead of of a batch of July data Thursday and after three days of gains.

  • Bank Scandal Has Silver Lining for UK Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:27 AM ET
    London Financial District

    Refunds of mis-sold payment protection insurance are doing more to boost Britain’s stuttering economy than government initiatives to stimulate growth, official and bank data show, the Financial Times reports.