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  • *Greece must find way to deal with 100 bln eur of problem loans. *Full-scale bad banks in Ireland, Spain deemed successful. LONDON, Aug 26- Greece is under growing pressure to take care of banks' problem loans so they are free to lend again, but the depth and complexity of its crisis will make it tough to replicate the comprehensive "bad bank" models set up in Ireland and...

  • *New home sales increase 5.4 percent in July. WASHINGTON, Aug 25- New U.S. single-family home sales rebounded in July and consumer confidence increased to a seven-month high in August, pointing to underlying strength in the economy that could still allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. New home sales increased 5.4 percent to a seasonally...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 25- European Union antitrust authorities are investigating possible anti-competitive practices in precious metals trading as they joined other regulators in a crackdown on possible rigging of the markets. The EEA refers to the 28- country European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. "In April 2015, the European Commission issued a...

  • *Yen, euro hover close to 7- month highs vs dollar. TOKYO, Aug 25- The yen and euro hovered in reach of seven-month highs against the dollar on early on Tuesday as wide-spread risk aversion triggered by a meltdown in Chinese equities dogged the U.S. dollar. Barclays, for example, pushed back their call for a Fed rate hike from September to March 2016.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Turmoil in world financial markets and growing fears of a China- led global economic slowdown threaten to derail the Federal Reserve's plans to soon start raising interest rates from near zero, dimming the chances of a September lift-off. A near 9- percent dive in Chinese shares on Monday triggered sharp sell-offs in Asia and Europe,...

  • Market turmoil threatens Fed's rate hike plans Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 24- Turmoil in world financial markets and growing fears of a China- led global economic slowdown threaten to derail the Federal Reserve's plans to start raising rates from near zero, making the chances of a September lift-off look increasingly remote. A near 9- percent dive in Chinese shares on Monday triggered sharp sell-offs in Asia...

  • COPENHAGEN, Aug 24- Nasdaq is poised to launch a platform for foreign exchange trading which it says would make the $5 trillion- a-day global market more transparent and would diversify its own business, a top executive from the stock market operator said. Authorities in the United States and Europe have fined major banks more than $10 billion for failing to stop...

  • *Solar stocks tumble along with China's share rout. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Commodities markets tumbled on Monday as fears spread that a more severe slowdown in China would pull down other economies in the region, denting energy and raw material consumption. WTI traded well below $40 a barrel and Brent fell under $45 per barrel by 0500 GMT.

  • COMMODITIES-Markets tumble as China weakness spreads Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 11:47 PM ET

    *Solar stocks tumble along with China's share rout. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Commodities markets tumbled in Asia on Monday as fears spread that a more severe slowdown in China would pull down other economies in the region, denting energy and raw material consumption. The weak sentiment in Asia hit oil, the dominant fuel for transportation and the most traded commodity.

  • *Solar stocks tumble along with China's share rout. SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Commodities markets tumbled in Asia on Monday as fears spread that a more severe slowdown in China would pull down other economies in the region, denting energy and raw material consumption. The weak sentiment in Asia hit oil, the dominant fuel for transportation and the most traded commodity.

  • Commodity markets tumble as China weakness spreads Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 9:26 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Aug 24- Commodities markets hit fresh lows in early Asian trading on Monday as fears spread that a more severe slowdown in China would pull down other economies in the region, denting energy and raw material consumption. West Texas traded below $40 a barrel and Brent around $45 per barrel at 0115 GMT. In coal, the most used source for electricity...

  • *China factory activity at almost 6-1/ 2- year low. NEW YORK, Aug 21- World stock markets fell sharply on Friday, heading for their worst week of the year, and commodities swung lower as more data pointed to slower growth in China and sent investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. "The Fed is in an extremely awk6ward situation right now," Robbert van Batenburg,...

  • LONDON, Aug 21- World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year on Friday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. The data from China showed its giant manufacturing sector slowing at the fastest pace since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009,...

  • Barclays must face U.S. class action over Libor Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 20- Barclays Plc shareholders who accused the British bank in a lawsuit of inflating its stock price by manipulating the interest rate known as Libor may pursue their case as a class action, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday. Shareholders led by Carpenters Pension Trust Fund of St. Louis and the St. Clair Shores Police& Fire Retirement System in Michigan...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he would not peg the ringgit to the U.S. dollar or implement capital controls as he sought to calm fears about the sliding currency and capital flight from Southeast Asia's third-largest economy. Najib's comments mirrored remarks made by central bank chief Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

  • *Gold hits 1- month high. TOKYO, Aug 20- Concerns about slowing growth in China pressured Asian shares and oil prices, while minutes from the U.S. Japan's Nikkei fell 0.3 percent in early trade while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was almost flat, barely holding above its two-year low hit on Wednesday for now.

  • Aug 19- Detroit's post-bankruptcy debut in the U.S. municipal bond market on Wednesday resulted in hefty yields for $245 million of bonds, signalling that investors remain skeptical of the city's recovery. The bonds earned an investment-grade A rating from Standard& Poor's largely based on a Michigan law that placed a specific statutory lien on Detroit...

  • *Barclays sees rising risk copper prices could fall. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- London copper revived on Wednesday, but did not stray far from the $5,000 mark and near six-year lows struck in the previous session, as China's sharemarket stabilised, which soothed China bears fearing a worsening financial rout. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had edged up...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- The dollar edged up on Tuesday, as focus shifted back to the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and concerns eased that last week's devaluation of China's yuan could spark a global currency war. The data is likely to highlight subdued price pressures amid falling oil prices, and could raise doubts over when the Bank of England...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 18- The dollar edged higher on Tuesday, as focus shifted back to the prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates amid receding concerns that last week's devaluation of China's yuan could spark a global currency war. "As long as China doesn't continue to aggressively devalue the Chinese yuan, we will see it in the next six months...