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  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares and the dollar began a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, with the euro testing two-year lows against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was up 0.4 percent ahead of...

  • *Metro Bank broke mould by using software supplier. LONDON, Dec 21- When Metro Bank prepared to launch in 2010 as the first new bank to appear on British high streets for over a century, its founders broke with convention by outsourcing the construction of its computer systems. "That's the way the whole process developed in America," said Metro Bank co-founder Vernon...

  • Oil's slide shakes up the junk-bond market Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too. If the index were to end December at that level, it would mark the biggest two-month slump since June 2013. By comparison, a broader Barclays index tracking the entire bond market, which includes corporate bonds with better credit ratings and Treasurys, is largely...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 19- Hong Kong's de facto central bank said it found no evidence of rigging in Hong Kong's foreign exchange benchmark following an 18- month investigation into the trading operations of 10 banks. However, it identified "inappropriate" behavior by individual traders at Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank. The HKMA began the investigation into...

  • *Asia shares buoyed as Wall St surges for second day. LONDON, Dec 19- World markets are ending their last full week of 2014 on a high, as Wall Street made its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 and European shares headed for their strongest week of the year. French IT services company Atos SE Xerox Corp's outsourcing arm.

  • In the end, the deal survived only after Taser dropped Amazon.com Inc as the data storage provider for the year-long project. The fact that Amazon did not have a data center in Britain was a deal breaker for British officials, according to Taser. The case is an example of the challenges that Amazon faces as it works to expand its cloud computing business, known as...

  • *Asia shares buoyed as Wall St surges for second day. SYDNEY, Dec 19- Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan put on 1.5 percent,...

  • *Asia shares buoyed as Wall St surges for second day. SYDNEY, Dec 19- Japanese stocks led Asian markets higher on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei climbed 1.9 percent to erase much of it's recent losses, while Australia's...

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks catch Wall St tailwind Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Dec 19- Asian markets looked set for another upbeat session on Friday after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. Brent was quoted $1.37 lighter at $59.81 a barrel, while U.S. crude was hovering around $55.00 after losing more than $2 on Thursday.

  • Jeb Bush to step down from Barclays Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays. A Bush spokesman said Thursday that the former Florida governor would leave his senior adviser position at the end of the year. The news comes two days after Bush announced plans to "actively explore" a White House bid.

  • BP faces heavy hit from former prized asset Rosneft Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    *BP EPS could be cut to 5 cents due to first Rosneft loss. LONDON, Dec 18- BP faces a first and heavy loss from its stake in Russia's Rosneft due to plummeting oil prices and a crumbling rouble, potentially forcing it to write down the value of its once-prized asset. This would be the first loss since BP acquired its 19.75 percent stake in government-controlled Rosneft...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The U.S. credit union regulator said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against U.S. Bank and Bank of America over mortgage securities sold in the years leading up to the financial crisis. The regulator accused U.S. Bank and Bank of America of knowing about defects in the mortgage loans but not providing required notices to the investors.

  • *Risk aversion rises on Russia's financial crisis. TOKYO, Dec 17- The dollar nursed its losses in early Asian trading on Wednesday, pulling away from lows hit overnight on skidding oil prices, Russia's financial crisis, and speculation that the Federal Reserve might take a more cautious tone on monetary policy. We also expect committee members to raise their...

  • *Repsol to buy Canada's 5th largest oil producer. *Repsol offers 56 pct premium to Talisman market value. MADRID, Dec 16- Spain's Repsol has agreed to buy Talisman Energy, Canada's fifth-largest independent oil producer, for $8.3 billion as the drop in oil prices pushes energy companies to take the plunge on big M&A deals.

  • Dec 16- The salient fact in the Japan election wasn't the big victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe or the record low voter turnout, but that it is all happening in a country with fewer and fewer people. With fewer and aging people and little immigration, Japan's ability to capitalize on this is in doubt, even if labor reforms to bring more women into the workforce...

  • Europe rallies, shrugging off oil and ruble losses Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Europe closed sharply higher on Tuesday reversing earlier losses seen after the fall in the price of oil and Russia's foreign exchange rout.

  • Apple just got reinforcements in mobile pay battle Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the new Apple Pay mobile payment system on October 20, 2014 in San Francisco City.

    Dozens more companies—including big banks, retailers and start-ups—have begun to adopt Apple's mobile payments platform, The New York Times reports.

  • Co-op Bank fails stress tests: Lloyds dividend threat Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Co-operative Bank has failed a key test of how it would perform in a financial crisis by the Bank of England.

  • Co-op Bank fails Bank of England stress tests  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Co-operative Bank has failed a key test of how it would perform in a financial crisis by the Bank of England. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the results and what it means for Britain's banks.

  • Cramer Remix: What I'm waiting to see in oil Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:05 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Only then will "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer expect the recent ridiculous action to subside.