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  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, March 12- The China Securities Regulatory Commission is ready to launch a long-awaited pilot programme allowing listed companies to issue preferred shares, three sources with direct knowledge of the policy told Reuters, and could officially announce the new policy as soon as this weekend.

  • Boca Raton, Fla., March 11- The U.S. derivatives regulator is studying whether it should regulate electronic currencies such as bitcoin, its chief said on Tuesday, as regulators across the globe start taking the emerging technology more seriously.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • *Senate, House panels to investigate stalling problem. WASHINGTON, March 11- Congress's investigation of a deadly defect in some General Motors cars widened on Tuesday, and a House committee ordered the automaker and a federal regulator to provide details on steps they took to get unsafe cars off the road.

  • Beware Bitcoin - U.S. brokerage regulator Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    In an investor alert titled "Bitcoin: More than a Bit Risky," the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said recent events such as the bankruptcy of Bitcoin exchange operator Mt. "Speculators drawn to bitcoin trading should understand that bitcoin prices have fluctuated widely, and wildly," said Gerri Walsh, FINRA's vice president for investor education.

  • LONDON, March 11- U.S. futures market operator CME has joined a growing list of companies seeking to cash in on new rules on derivatives trading by securing regulatory approval for a London- based derivatives exchange.

  • March 11- Tesla Motors Inc said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration was pushing forward with a regulation that would hamper sales in the state by forcing the electric-car company to use dealers instead of selling directly to customers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp CEO, Masayoshi Son, said another meeting is necessary with U.S. regulators who have so far given him a cold shoulder on a potential merger between Son's Sprint Corp and its competitor T-Mobile US Inc..

  • In a statement, New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky said a formal application process would be a precursor to regulations it intends to propose by the end of the second quarter.

  • MILAN, March 11- UniCredit posted a record 14 billion-euro loss on Tuesday due to huge writedowns on bad loans and past acquisitions as it moved to clean up its balance sheet ahead of an industry-wide health check by European regulators.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • March 11- Senomyx Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had declared that its Sweetmyx food flavoring was safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it to drinks to reduce the use of sugar and sugar substitutes.

  • FDA says Senomyx sweetener enhancer safe; shares jump Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    March 11- Senomyx Inc said the U.S. health regulator designated its Sweetmyx food flavoring safe, paving the way for customers such as PepsiCo Inc to add it in drinks to reduce the use of sugar or sugar substitutes.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • UPDATE 3-China launches private bank pilot programme Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 11- China will launch pilot programmes testing the development of privately-owned banks in Tianjin, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Guangdong, the country's bank regulator Shang Fulin said on Tuesday.

  • March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp is still trying to buy T-Mobile US Inc and merge it with its U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said, even though U.S. regulators appear set against a deal.

  • BEIJING, March 11- Following are comments from a media conference by Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People's Bank of China, Deputy Governor Yi Gang, the head of China Banking Regulatory Commission, Shang Fulin, as well as the heads of China Insurance Regulatory Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission. For a related story, see.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- Trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which posted only one day of trading losses over the five years ended 2013, plans to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday. Goldman Sachs& Co., J.P. Morgan, Sandler O'Neill+ Partners LP are the underwriters for the offering, among others.

  • The key case corporate America is watching closely Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Takeda Pharmaceutical headquarters in Tokyo.

    A drug company worker accusing his employer of encouraging excessive dosage in heartburn medications faces a last-ditch U.S. Supreme Court bid.

  • Why SEC's aggressive stance fails: Weak witnesses Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters building stands in Washington, D.C.

    As the U.S. SEC seeks to become a more formidable force in the courtroom, a string of trial defeats has exposed a weak spot: witness testimony.

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