April 18- Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually.» Read More
VIENNA, April 16- Hypo Alpe Adria, the state bank whose woes will swell Austria's debt and deficits this year, is morphing into a national bogeyman for a country fed up with the lender's chronic need for support and policymakers' failure to resolve the issue.
TOKYO, April 16- Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, Japan's eighth-largest insurer in terms of assets, plans to raise its holdings in Japanese equities for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2008, a senior official said on Wednesday.
FRANKFURT, Germany— Swiss bank Credit Suisse says its net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter, more than expected, as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business. Profit dropped to 859 million Swiss francs from 1.303 billion francs in the same quarter a year ago.
China's economic growth slows to 7.4 percent, raising risk of job losses, impact on trade Credit Suisse profits down 34 percent as revenues fall at investment bank General Motors to ask bankruptcy court to shield it from ignition claims before bankruptcy Asian stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth US stocks rebound from midday slump, extending modest gains for second day Yahoo's 1st- quarter results propelled by Alibaba investment while ad sales start to pick up Intel reports lower 1st- quarter net income amid PC slump but revenue inches higher Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip for undisclosed sum General Motors sales watched for impact of spate of ignition switch recalls Yellen says rules might need to be strengthened further to bolster largest banks
FARGO, North Dakota/ BANGOR, Maine, April 15- The U.S. "If you commit to keeping rates low even as the recovery is proceeding, even as we continue to recover, I think people have a sense, the Fed has the recovery's back," Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said at North Dakota State University.
FARGO, N.D., April 15- A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he is interested in the fast-emerging bitcoin, although he scoffed at the idea that the virtual currency could replace the dollar.
TOKYO, April 16- The Bank of Japan will probably not ease monetary policy until July as the central bank chief's bullish outlook on prices has wiped out expectations of a move this month, a Reuters poll showed.
FARGO, N.D., April 15- A top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he will "do what it takes" to get inflation to be around 2 percent, including raising rates sharply if prices unexpectedly start to spiral upward too quickly.
TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Trust Banks Association- 0615 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer speaks at a business conference on the European and Slovenian banking sector- 0700 GMT.
FARGO, N.D., April 15- The U.S. Federal Reserve is coming up short on its goals for both inflation and employment, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, and the central bank ought to do more to ensure they return to healthier levels.
*Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley lead underwriters for offering. April 15- Moelis& Co's initial public offering has been priced at $25 per share- below its expected range- a market source said, valuing the independent investment bank at about $1.29 billion.
April 15- Moelis& Co's initial public offering has been priced at $25 per share, a market source said, valuing the independent investment bank at about $1.29 billion. The company's IPO raised about $162.5 million at that price, which was slightly below the expected price range of $26- $29 per share.
The Fed should "explicitly" say it will keep rates near zero until the economy is within a year of reaching Fed goals, a policymaker said.
BANGOR, Maine, April 15- The Federal Reserve should "explicitly" state that it will keep interest rates near zero until the U.S. economy is within one year of reaching the central bank's employment and inflation goals, a top Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.
ATLANTA, April 15- The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering further steps to force big banks to hold more capital, and sees a case for other stability-enhancing measures for more shadowy areas of Wall Street as well, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday.
TORONTO, April 15- Bank of Nova Scotia sees Mexico as its most promising growth territory and is not deterred by a money-laundering scandal there involving Citigroup's Banamex unit, Scotiabank's head of international banking said on Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15- Fundraising by private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, which could help propel new acquisitions in the infrastructure, logistics and information technology sectors.
Data from industry tracker Eurekahedge showed hedge funds in Europe managed a record $476.2 billion by the end of March, surpassing the previous high of $473 billion hit in October 2007, as investors look to tap into the region's gradual recovery.
ISTANBUL, April 15- An annual meeting of Turkey's central bank on Thursday will be closely watched for signs that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, strongly opposed to high interest rates, is trying to boost its influence over monetary policy.
NEW YORK, April 15- The dollar erased gains against the euro on Tuesday as traders discounted recent comments from European Central Bank policymakers and an uptick in U.S. inflation wasn't enough to suggest a potential change in the Federal Reserve's dovish stance.
Two of Japan's largest banks have stepped back from Russia in recent weeks, bankers and executives told the Financial Times.
Kelly King, BB&T chairman and CEO, reacts to the role mortgage lending played in its weak quarterly report. King says the current yield curve reflects a slow economy.
Brennan Hawken, UBS director of equity research, breaks down the quarterly earnings of Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.