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  • US regulators probe high-speed trading companies - WSJ Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    March 18- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is investigating deals between large high-speed traders and the two futures-exchange operators- CME Group Inc and IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

  • This country is Venezuela's biggest loser Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Opposition activists protest near the Cuban Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 16, 2014.

    As Venezuela's economic woes deepen and violent clashes increase, Cuba's economy is walking on a tight rope.

  • Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Viacom, which been suing Google over alleged copyright violations at its YouTube unit, has settled out of court, the two companies announced today.

  • March 18- Biogen Idec Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review process for the company's multiple sclerosis drug by three months to evaluate the application. Biogen, which was expecting to launch the drug, Plegridy, by mid-2014, said the FDA did not ask for additional studies. Biogen shares closed at $345.60 on Monday on the Nasdaq.

  • GE's credit card business faces two investigations Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Regulators are conducting two investigations into GE's credit card business for potential violations of consumer finance laws.

  • New York AG to probe high-frequency trading Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Regulation of high-frequency trading is needed to protect the markets, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday on CNBC.

  • MOSCOW, March 18- Russia could postpone major privatisation deals to the second half of the year from the second quarter, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the state property management agency as saying on Tuesday. "It may obviously, we could do it in the third and in the fourth quarter," Olga Dergunova was quoted as saying.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- A top U.S. audit regulator is sounding the alarm over what she fears may be a false stamp of approval that some accounting firms are using as they market themselves to potential clients.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- A top U.S. audit regulator is sounding the alarm over what she fears may be a false stamp of approval that some accounting firms are using as they market themselves to potential clients.

  • LONDON, March 17- Global regulators will intensify their efforts to revive a securitisation market tarnished by the financial crisis and now seen by policymakers as a key source of funds for the economy, the head of an umbrella regulatory group told Reuters.

  • EU watchdog says gathering data on forex market Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    LONDON, March 17- The European Union's markets watchdog is studying the foreign exchange market following allegations that some of its benchmarks may have been manipulated by banks. Regulators from Britain, the United States and elsewhere are probing the role of several banks and their staff in compiling foreign exchange benchmarks that are widely used.

  • Slim completes bundling of Telekom Austria stakes Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    VIENNA, March 17- Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim has finished consolidating his company and family stakes in Telekom Austria into a blocking minority, the Austrian firm said on Monday in a regulatory filing.

  • BOSTON, March 17- Big U.S. companies appear to have handed out smaller increases in compensation to their chief executives in 2013 than in 2012, mainly as a result of reduced grants of stock options, according to an early review of annual regulatory filings.

  • Think US natgas can threaten Russia? Think again Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    LNG tanker

    The notion of the U.S. using natural gas exports to influence Russia's actions is easier said than done, some say.

  • DUBAI, March 16- Dubai is considering regulatory reforms to persuade more funds to base themselves in its financial centre, though industry experts believe that other parts of its investment environment may also need to change for the emirate to compete globally.

  • March 14- Tesla Motors Inc escalated its war of words with New Jersey on Friday, lambasting a regulatory change approved by the state earlier this week that bars the "green car" company from selling vehicles directly to the public.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- HTC Corp and others did not violate digital camera patents owned by Apple Inc spinoff FlashPoint Technology to make their smartphones, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- HTC Corp and others did not violate digital camera patents owned by Apple Inc. spinoff FlashPoint Technology to make its Android smartphones, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday.

  • March 14- Trinseo SA, a plastics maker backed by Bain Capital, filed again with U.S. regulators to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

  • Lockheed CEO Hewson earned $25.2 mln in 2013 Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    March 14- Weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp paid Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson $25.2 million in 2013, more than doubling her compensation in her first year in the job, according to a regulatory filing. Her stock awards increased to about $8.2 million from about $877,000, Lockheed said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

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