WELLINGTON, April 24- New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates for the second straight month on Thursday, and signaled it intends to keep tightening policy in the coming months to stay on top of inflation pressures in a booming economy.» Read More
April 23- Genworth Financial Inc revived plans for an initial public offering of its Australian mortgage insurance unit, nearly two years after it pushed back the IPO citing unfavorable market conditions in that country.
LIMA, April 22- Peru's central bank slashed its forecast for this year's economic expansion to 5.5 percent from 6 percent on dimmer expectations for the country's crucial mining sector, the bank's president said. Central Bank President Julio Velarde said mining activity will pick up this year but will not likely be as robust as previously thought.
LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes of April Monetary Policy Committee meeting- 0830 GMT. HELSINKI- Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen and The Finns Party leader Timo Soini participate in a election debate- 1300 GMT.
*First quarter earnings $1.31/ shr vs est $1.25. April 22- Credit card issuer Discover Financial Services reported a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates as its high-spending customers more than made up for the slower growth in overall U.S. consumer spending.
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.
LOS ANGELES— Discover Financial Services' net income fell 6 percent in the first three months of the year as the company set aside more money to cover potential loan losses, offsetting loan growth.
April 22- Credit card issuer Discover Financial Services reported a 6 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by higher provision for loan losses. Net income allocated to common stockholders fell to $618 million, or $1.31 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $659 million, or $1.33 per share, a year earlier.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he could have done a better job in helping people understand the action the central bank took during the financial crisis.
Jeffery Harte, Sandler O'Neill principal, weighs in on the recent turmoil at Citigroup, including fraud at its Mexican operations. CNBC's Kayla Tausche provides insight.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports from Citigroup's annual shareholder meeting where top shareholders faced executives for the first time since the bank failed the Fed's stress test.
PHOENIX— Calling Uber a cutting-edge concept, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that exempts it and other rideshare companies from the same regulations that traditional taxi and limo companies have. It would require that Uber insure its drivers with $1 million policies.
April 22- Mortgage insurer MGIC Investment Corp posted its highest quarterly profit since 2007 as fewer homeowners defaulted on their payments in an improving U.S. housing market, sending the company's shares up as much as 8 percent.
Alexa Von Tobel, LearnVest founder and CEO, explains LearnVest's business model and demand for their investment adviser services.
NEW YORK, April 22- Investors trimmed their positions of U.S. dollars on Tuesday after a two-week run higher, unmoved by a U.S. Trading ranges remained narrow as Europe returned from the Easter holidays and faced uncertainty over whether European Central Bank policy will move toward more monetary stimulus.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports from Citigroup's annual shareholder meeting where investors are set to vote on key issues like executive compensation.
Citi investors are in St. Louis today for the bank's annual shareholder meeting. CNBC's Kayla Tausche provides insight into the day's schedule.
April 22- U.S. property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a 17 percent rise in first-quarter profit, helped by higher underwriting gains and an increase in net investment income. Net income rose to $1.05 billion, or $2.95 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, from $896 million, or $2.33 per share, a year earlier.
April 22- Mortgage insurer MGIC Investment Corp posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit as fewer homeowners defaulted on their payments in an improving U.S. housing market. The company reported a net income of $60 million, or 15 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $72.9 million, or 31 cents per share, a year earlier.
April 22- U.S. property and casualty insurer Travelers Cos Inc reported a 17 percent rise in first-quarter profit, helped by higher premiums and net investment income. The company's net income rose to $1.05 billion, or $2.95 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, from $896 million, or $2.33 per share, a year earlier.
LONDON, April 22- The euro hovered near a two-week low against the dollar on Tuesday and fell against the yen, as expectations the ECB will try to halt any further strengthening kept investors away from the single currency. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is scheduled to give a keynote speech in Amsterdam on Thursday.
New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates on Thursday and signaled that it would keep tightening monetary policy in the coming months.
The White House is weighing candidates with banking backgrounds to fill gaps on the Fed's depleted board, sources familiar with the matter said.
Deutsche Bank is facing pressure from investors to raise capital amid fears the bank is not robust enough to face challenges, Financial Times reports.