U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank over its dealings with blacklisted countries, the New York Times reports.
Shadow banking gets tagged as a China risk, but it may be rising globally as low interest rates spur yield chasing and tougher rules constrain banks.
"Sell deficits, buy surpluses" was a winning strategy for emerging markets in 2013, but the new mantra may be "sell commodities, buy manufacturers."
Low market volatility sees some concerned that complacency may herald a selloff, but some believe fundamentals are driving the decline in risk.
China shares have long been considered cheap for good reason, suffering a long downtrend, but some say now is the time to turn outright bullish.
The pound saw losses after comments from the BoE cooled expectations for an interest rate hike, while its G3 counterparts drifted in well-worn ranges.
Shares in Euronext started trading at 19.40 euros on Friday, 3 percent below the price set for its initial public offering.
Investors in emerging markets are turning more bearish, a survey of fund managers by Societe Generale shows.
Germany's financial watchdog has ordered Deutsche Bank to do more to ensure that commodity prices cannot be manipulated by its traders.
Interest rates and whether bonds are expensive may be up for debate, but some are tipping bond picks, with emerging Europe among the favorites.
Indonesia's twin budget and current account deficits are threatening to "go wild" once again, and soon, warns Société Générale.
China's gradual monetary policy loosening may be discreet, but the cumulative effect is proving just as powerful as an outright cut in bank reserves.
Brazil's team may be favored to win the World Cup, but analysts don't believe hosting the tournament will boost the country's economy or its shares.
Hedge funds that use computer models to invest, like BlueCrest's BlueTrend, have lost assets recently, but there are signs of hope.
Despite those many reasons not to invest in France, some strategists have put on their contra-cyclical hats to say now is the time.
U.S. oil prices rose as a weak dollar prompted buying, while Brent prices fell on concerns about China's slowing economy.
The dollar teetered near a three month low against the yen on Monday, hit by falling U.S. interest rates.
Yield-hungry bond investors have pushed ever further into high-risk territory and Pimco sees five warning signs bond markets are getting too frothy.
Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel was arrested on Sunday to serve a three-year sentence in a case he has depicted as one's struggle against high finance.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, having wavered throughout the day, with concerns remaining about slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations.