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  • *Barclays raises Allied World Assurance Company price target to $72. *Barclays raises Allstate Corp price target to $45 from $41; rating. *Barclays raises Arch Capital Group Ltd price target to $48 from $46;.

  • *Barclays raises SCANA Corp price target to $49 from $47; rating equal. *Barclays cuts Southern Co price target to $48 from $49; rating equal. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • UPDATE 1-GE launches $7 billion sale of debt Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric launched a $7 billion sale of notes on Monday, taking advantage of prevailing low rates in what will be the third-largest sale of corporate debt in the US so far this year. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint bookrunners.

  • *Barclays starts Carnival Plc with equal weight rating; price target. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric on Monday launched a $7 billion sale of three-year, 10- year and 30- year notes, according to a term sheet. The deal is being brought by Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley as joint bookrunners.

  • Czech Republic prices EUR750m tap of May 2022 issue Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- The Czech Republic, rated A1/AA-/A+, has priced a EUR750m increase of a 3.875% May 2022 issue via Barclays, Ceska, SG CIB and UniCredit. The tap attracted over EUR1.6bn of demand from investors and priced at mid-swaps plus 116 bp, from an initial price range of mid swaps plus 120 bp-125bp. The issue size now totals EUR2.75bn.

  • Where Is the Qatar Wealth Fund Investing? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr al-Thani said in a CNBC interview he’s worried about what central bank money printing will mean for the value of the two major global currencies.

  • London Financial District

    Those who took part in the manipulation of the London interbank offered rate (Libor), the key benchmark rate, could face criminal prosecution even though Libor manipulation is not yet a criminal offense.

  • British Bankers Group Seen Losing Control Over Libor Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 8:28 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass 30 South Colonnade, centre, where the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was set daily.

    The British Bankers’ Association is expected to lose control over the interest rate at the center of a recent manipulation scandal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.The NYT reports.

  • At Friday's ribbon cutting for the Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn home for the NBA's Nets franchise, a transformation was clear.  The New Jersey Nets were never cool. The BROOKLYN Nets are.

  • Barclays New CEO Shake-Up: What to Expect Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 2:31 AM ET
    Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays PLC.

    Antony Jenkins, the new chief executive of Barclays, is to announce a shake-up of the business early next year which will shrink investment banking division Barclays Capital (BarCap) and bankers’ paydays.

  • US Investor is Ireland’s Biggest Creditor Sunday, 2 Sep 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    A leading US figure in bond investment has emerged as Ireland’s single biggest private sector creditor by aggressively buying Irish government bonds. The FT reports.

  • Barclays Faces Fresh Criminal Probe Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:36 PM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    The Serious Fraud Office has launched a second criminal investigation into Barclays as the agency examines payments the bank made as part of its 2008 Middle Eastern capital raising. The FT reports.

  • Seven Banks Subpoenaed in Libor Investigation Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:33 PM ET

    Seven banks have received subpoenas as part of an investigation into the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, said a source close to the case.

  • Pedestrians pass 30 South Colonnade, centre, where the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was set daily.

    Major banks, which often band together when facing government scrutiny, are now turning on one another as an international investigation into the manipulation of interest rates gains momentum. The NYT reports.

  • What to Buy When the Swiss Are Selling Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank has euros ready to unload, and these strategists point to currencies that should benefit.

  • Libor Review to Look into Scrapping Rate Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 12:29 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass 30 South Colonnade, centre, where the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was set daily.

    Libor, the London Interbank Offered Rate, could be scrapped altogether and replaced with an interest rate that is set using actual trades, according to a review set up by the UK government. The FT Reports.

  • Dubai Billionaire Staying Away From European Banks Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
    Bank Metallic Sign

    The chairman of one of Dubai’s best-known family-owned conglomerates is not considering investing in European banks again following a disappointing run as a stakeholder of Barclays.

  • Stocks to Watch: FB, MRK, AAPL & More Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 8:27 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Friday's morning movers:

  • Earnings Already Telling the Tale of Lower GDP Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 7:20 AM ET

    Second quarter GDP Friday could be a game changer for markets that are anxious for any clues as to the depth and duration of the current soft patch.