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  • LONDON, Oct 13- Investors are rethinking their exposure to emerging markets, focusing on countries likely to weather lean times with manufacturing exports to the United States while avoiding those that have thrived on sending commodities to a now slowing China. After the financial crisis erupted in 2008, emerging markets drew in huge amounts of capital as...

  • King dollar question mark for earnings and stocks Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even after Friday's jobs report fueled the market's rally, stocks could be in for more bumps, as the first trickle of earnings reports begin.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Investment funds will come under increased focus from global financial regulators, the head of a worldwide push to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis said on Sunday. "However, there must also be a focus, as there has been with banks, on the systemic risks it could create," he said in a speech on the sidelines of meetings at the International...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Investment funds will come under increased focus from global financial regulators, the head of a worldwide push to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis said on Sunday. "However, there must also be a focus, as there has been with banks, on the systemic risks it could create," he said in a speech on the sidelines of meetings at the International...

  • Wall Street backs GOP horses—with loads of cash Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Wall Street is spending more on the midterms than ever before—particularly in support of the GOP—but it's not from whom you might think.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- For Federal Reserve officials already worried about a persistent lack of U.S. wage and price growth, one corner of the bond market may be suggesting even more reason for alarm. The Treasury Inflation Protected Securities market is suggesting price stagnation may be just around the corner. Slowing global growth, particularly because of weakness...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Blackstone Group LP said on Friday it would spin off its advisory units into a company headed by star Wall Street investment banker Paul Taubman, to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the sprawling private equity empire. The new publicly traded company could be valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, a person close to Blackstone said.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Strong demand for a new Spanish inflation-linked bond this week suggests investors are betting that the European Central Bank will avert deflation and eventually succeed in reigniting consumer price increases in the euro zone. Spain raised 5 billion euros in its second sale this year of bonds providing protection against price increases,...

  • Big firms raise risk in 401(k) target-date funds Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    Several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans.

  • Oct 10- In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401 retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans. BlackRock Inc, Fidelity Investments and Pacific Investment Management Co- all firms that have seen returns in their...

  • Banks tear up rule book to cope with future crisis Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing firm like Lehman Brothers.

  • Globalstar in crosshairs of one short seller Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A technician works on the assembly line of second-generation Globalstar satellites.

    Could Globalstar be the next Herbalife-like hedge fund battleground stock?

  • King dollar question mark for earnings and stocks Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even after Friday's jobs report fueled the market's rally, stocks could be in for more bumps, as the first trickle of earnings reports begin.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- World policymakers gather in Washington later this week to ponder how to sustain economic recovery at a time when the United States is about to turn off its money taps. Given the same G20 finance ministers and central bankers met in Australia only two weeks ago it is not hard to guess how the debate will go: most of the western world will urge the euro...

  • Stocks could stumble as earnings season looms Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 6:19 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even after Friday's jobs report fueled the market's rally, stocks could be in for more bumps, as the first trickle of earnings reports begin.

  • Oct 2- As bond traders began what they thought would be a quiet day last Friday, a simple headline crossed their screens: " William H. Gross joins Janus Capital." Several asset managers and traders wondered whether the news was about Pimco's co-founder, known to most on Wall Street simply as Bill Gross, or someone else with the same name. Clients immediately started...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Euro zone bond yields rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank gave no new hints of an imminent sovereign bond buying programme, leading some in the market to scale back bets on this happening. ECB President Mario Draghi said after its latest policy meeting that it would buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from mid-month in an...

  • LONDON, Oct 2- The euro retained its small gains against the dollar on Thursday but remained near a two-year low after the European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged at historic lows as expected. Investors are now awaiting a news conference at 1230 GMT at which the bank's President Mario Draghi is expected to give further details of the ECB's plan to buy...

  • *BlackRock's Thiel says mistake to bet on full-blown QE. LONDON, Oct 2- Renewed concerns over global economic growth pushed euro zone bond yields near record lows on Thursday, before a European Central Bank meeting after which the ECB is expected to flesh out its plans to pump more money into the economy. Appetite for riskier assets was also suffering due to an...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Three of the four largest U.S. wireless carriers and satellite provider Dish Network Corp plan to bid in the Federal Communications Commission's November auction of airwaves, according to initial applications released on Wednesday. As expected, the largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc, No. 2 AT&T Inc, No. 4 T-Mobile US Inc...