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  • Greek bond yields soar due to default concern Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the Economist Conference on "Europe: The comeback, Greece: How resilient?" in Athens May 15, 2015.

    Investors have been dumping Greek bonds amidst concerns that the country will not make a payment to the IMF due on June 5.

  • LONDON, May 18- Copper slipped as the dollar rose on Monday, though losses were limited by signs of potentially stronger demand and expectations of further policy easing by top consumer China. China, meanwhile, is being watched closely for stimulus measures in addition to the central bank's recent interest rate cut and reduction in the amount banks must hold as...

  • FOREX-Dollar pushes higher, eyes on inflation data Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    LONDON, May 18- The dollar clawed its way higher on Monday, recovering from almost four-month lows reached late last week on another surprisingly bad round of U.S. economic data. "We're happy because we sold euros on Friday and we think this move may continue," said Adam Myers, Head of European FX strategy at Credit Agricole in London. "Short term, I think we go to $1.1350...

  • *Prices up despite Iran saying OPEC output cuts unlikely. SINGAPORE, May 18- Oil prices edged up on Monday following fighting in Iraq and Yemen, but Iranian comments that OPEC was unlikely to cut output as well as signs of strengthening U.S. production capped gains. Prices were supported by concerns that conflict in Iraq and Yemen could disrupt supplies after...

  • TOKYO, May 18- The dollar clawed its way higher but remained not far from a three-month low against the euro in Asian trade on Monday after downbeat U.S. economic data raised bets that the Federal Reserve will wait longer to raise interest rates. The euro was buying $1.1436, down about 0.1 percent on the day but not far from its Friday peak of $1.1468, as investors and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell for a fifth straight month in April due in part to a further decline in oil and gas drilling, suggesting that the economy is growing at only a modest pace in the second quarter. The economy's struggle to pick up steam after a dismal first quarter was underscored by other data on Friday showing a drop in...

  • Weaker commodity stocks push FTSE lower at the close Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    *Blue-chip FTSE 100 index ends 0.2 pct lower. LONDON, May 15- Britain's top share index slipped on Friday, with energy and mining sectors falling the most on U.S. economic growth concerns and after prices of key commodities dropped. Shares in Anglo American, Glencore and Fresnillo were down 1.2 to 1.8 percent.

  • WASHINGTON— A plunge in energy-related drilling and sluggish manufacturing sent U.S. industrial output down for a fifth straight month in April. Last year's steep decline in oil prices, from about $110 a barrel to $50 in January, has forced energy firms to rapidly scale back operations. Companies like Caterpillar are exporting fewer trucks, bulldozers and...

  • BofA opens private fund-raising arm for start-ups Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:58 AM ET
    A Bank of America sign is displayed at the entrance of a branch in New York.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has set up a group to help companies raise money through private fund-raising, the NYT reports.

  • In an unprecedented move, the parent companies or main banking units of JPMorgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Barclays Plc and UBS Group AG are likely to plead guilty to rigging foreign exchange rates to benefit their transactions. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday night that the U.S. Justice Department voided a 2012...

  • In an unprecedented move, the parent companies or main banking units of JPMorgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Barclays Plc and UBS Group AG are likely to plead guilty to rigging foreign exchange rates to benefit their transactions. However, the practice has become controversial in the past year, particularly at the SEC, where...

  • 5 banks expected to plead guilty to felony charges Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:47 AM ET

    Five of the world's biggest banks will plead guilty to an array of antitrust and fraud charges as soon as next week, the New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 14- Major banks wary of heavy U.S. penalties will be reluctant to restore ties with Iran even if sanctions are lifted in a possible nuclear deal, bank executives and advisers say, likely denting Iran's ambition to attract foreign investment to revive its crippled economy. After years of being frozen out of the global banking system and...

  • US businesses increase stockpiles 0.1 percent in March Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles slightly in March, as sales picked up for the first time since July. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that business stockpiles rose 0.1 percent in March after a 0.2 percent gain in February. But the modest increase in business inventories, coupled with other lukewarm indicators, led the bank...

  • May 12- U.S. Justice Department may reverse its agreement not to prosecute Swiss bank UBS Group AG over manipulation of benchmark interest rates, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. A Justice Department official said in March that banks that have non-prosecution agreements over failures to police transactions for criminal...

  • May 12- U.S. Justice Department may reverse its agreement not to prosecute Swiss bank UBS Group AG over manipulation of foreign exchange rates, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. A Justice Department official said in March that banks that have non-prosecution agreements over failures to police transactions for criminal activity...

  • NY banking regulator to issue cybersecurity rules Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.

    New York's financial services regulator will propose new cybersecurity rules to protect the financial sector.

  • US OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— State Department officials under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moved quickly when aides to Bill Clinton asked them in March 2010 to approve plans for the former president to address clients of a multinational British bank, Barclays. The long-running case had hardly been a secret: Barclays had openly acknowledged in its annual...

  • Benjamin Lawsky, New York's financial services regulator, said on Monday he hopes to propose new cybersecurity regulations for banks and insurance companies under his aegis by year-end. "The one thing we find to be an existential threat right now is whether our financial institutions and systems are adequately protected when it comes to cybersecurity,"...

  • Detroit delays bond sale related to bankruptcy exit Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Detroit is taking advantage of a new law that should give the bonds investment-grade ratings that could save the city between $20 million and $30 million over the life of the issue, according to the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican. Detroit privately placed $275 million of variable-rate bonds with Barclays Capital to finance its Dec. 10...