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  • LONDON, Oct 7- Like bulls in a China shop, financial markets have gone on the rampage just as predictions of another global recession gain ground and talk swirls of a lost decade in Beijing. It seems particularly odd timing, coming as renowned Citi economist Willem Buiter warns China could drag the world back into a two- or even three-year recession and Societe...

  • Market rules behind Aug ETF trading issues -BlackRock Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stock exchange rules designed to protect investors from market routs backfired on Aug. 24, exacerbating a selloff in exchange traded funds, BlackRock Inc said in a report published Wednesday. BlackRock blamed both automated selling by investors and exchange-required trading halts for a dislocation in ETF pricing that morning, when a broad...

  • Investors pulled some $3.2 billion from emerging market equity exchange-traded products in September, global data from asset manager BlackRock showed, and net outflows are at almost $30 billion for the year to date. But BlackRock said outflows seemed to be abating. "Q3 outflows for the category remain significant, and while it might be too early to call the...

  • A jump in crude oil helped turn things around, as Chevron, Exxon Mobil and other oil giants charged higher. "It looks like October is clearly off the table," said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors. "There's just no positive spin you can put on it," said Russ Koesterich, BlackRock's global chief investment strategist. "

  • UPDATE 1-Apple appoints former Boeing CFO to its board Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Oct 1- Apple Inc said on Thursday it appointed James Bell, Boeing Co's former chief financial officer, to its board. Bell, who was Boeing's CFO from 2003 to 2012, is on the board of several other companies, including JPMorgan Chase& Co and Dow Chemical Co.. Apple's 8- member board includes Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger and former United States Vice President Albert...

  • Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 1:49 PM ET

    Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall. China's economy has been slowing for years. Investors have grown used to near-zero rates and a booming Chinese economy— the world's second-largest after the United States.

  • Carl Icahn’s bold warning about… Carl Icahn? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn is concerned about BlackRock's high-yield ETFs. A large component of its biggest such product? Icahn Enterprises bonds.

  • Qatar sovereign fund suffers $12B loss as VW slumps Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:44 PM ET

    Qatar Investment Authority is likely to be nursing losses on eight of its top 10 holdings including Glencore, the FT reports.

  • Why 0% earnings growth calls are wrong: Strategist Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    S&P 500 firms can produce 3 to 4 percent organic earnings growth in 2015, powered by consumer discretionary and financial sectors, Morgan Stanley says.

  • Saudi Arabia's withdrawn billions of overseas funds Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 8:19 PM ET
    Heavy traffic in downtown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia's withdrawn billions of dollars from global asset managers as the country seeks to cut its growing deficit, the FT reports.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 28- Fund managers are adding new warnings to China investment products in a bid to reduce their legal liability if regulators repeat the heavy-handed intervention in financial markets that rattled investors globally. Hedge funds, asset managers and exchange traded fund providers are scrambling to add the new disclosures to legal fund...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Early in August, a call came into Sysco Corp from Trian Fund Management LP, warning the food distributor that the activist hedge fund was about to disclose a large stake in the company. Trian, run by veteran investor Nelson Peltz, unveiled its 7.1 stake in Sysco on Aug. 14, and asked for board representation and for the Houston- based company to improve...

  • Germany-focused investors must pay up to avoid VW, autos Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    *VW down 33 pct since emissions-test cheat scandal broke. *DAX-focused ETFs down 6 pct; lag average active fund. LONDON, Sept 24- Investors looking to invest in German equities but stay clear of VW and the broader autos sector as an emissions-test cheating scandal rages will have to pay for the privilege.

  • Early movers: ACN, KO, RL, BHP, CSCO, WMT & more Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Once considered niche issues, humane food-sourcing practices like cage-free egg buying and gestation crate bans have won headline-grabbing commitments from global companies such as McDonald's Corp, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Nestle. On Thursday, BlackRock Inc will host investment fund managers at its New York City headquarters for a "Humane Economy" event...

  • Your first look for Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Final Trade: Intel, Disney, BlackRock & more

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final thoughts of the day.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Banks and mutual funds have no way of comparing the health of clearing houses for derivatives just months before their use becomes mandatory in Europe, an industry conference heard on Tuesday. The financial crisis prompted reform of the $630 trillion derivatives market, forcing many contracts in the United States to pass through a clearing...

  • Sept 22- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said on Tuesday it has voted to strip Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan of his chairman's title, the biggest shareholder so far to declare its intentions in a closely watched corporate governance contest. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board controls 103 million shares of the...

  • Win or lose, BofA vote shows new shareholder muscle Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan.

    A group of shareholders is looking to strip Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan of his chairman title on Tuesday.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 22- A group of shareholders is looking to strip Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Brian Moynihan of his chairman title on Tuesday in an investor vote and whether they fail or succeed, they have notched a victory just by getting the bank to hold a special meeting on the matter. But days before Bank of America's annual meeting, it reversed...