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  • *Market in doldrums in Europe despite low default rates. BARCELONA, Spain, June 13- Six years after mind-blowingly complex securitised debt brought the global financial system to its knees, the bankers behind the market are wary of official efforts to rehabilitate it in Europe.

  • Squawking kids on a plane, frenemies & bye Cantor Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Andrew unleashes a Twitter firestorm about noisy kids on flights. Ackman-Icahn are friends again. And so long Cantor. Find those stories and more on "Squawk Box" blog."

  • June 12- Institutional investors having trouble finding bonds for their portfolios from the usual suppliers are accepting a higher degree of risk and pumping billions of dollars into exchange-traded bond funds, boosting asset management firms such as BlackRock, Pimco and State Street.

  • Gold ends above $1,260; palladium hits 3-year high Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Gold settled higher on Tuesday as palladium jumped to its highest level in nearly 3-1/2 years.

  • Palladium and platinum prices both rise. LONDON, June 10- Palladium jumped to its highest level in nearly 3-1/ 2 years on Tuesday, while platinum also gained, after talks to resolve a five-month strike in top producer South Africa broke down.

  • Why Uber might well be worth $18 billion Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    While many scoff at Uber's $18 billion valuation, the revenues of the taxi business and high profit margins suggest it may be worth more.

  • *Gold muted around $1,250/ oz on firmer dollar. LONDON, June 10- Platinum's rise extended into a fifth session on Tuesday as talks to resolve a five-month strike in top producer South Africa broke down, while gold inched up despite a firmer dollar which weighed.

  • BlackRock expands low-cost 'Core' series with 10 ETFs Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 10- BlackRock Inc, the largest U.S. provider of exchange-traded funds, is expanding its lineup of low-cost ETFs with 10 equity and fixed-income funds that focus on areas such as dividend growth and value, and add exposures such as European and Pacific region stocks.

  • SINGAPORE, June 10- Platinum extended its winning streak to a fifth straight session on Tuesday as talks to resolve a 5- month long strike in top producer South Africa were deadlocked, with the mining minister quitting his role as a mediator.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Inc has raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a funding round that valued the fast-growing rides-on-demand service at $18.2 billion in one of the highest valuations ever for a Silicon Valley startup.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 6- Uber Inc has raised $1.2 billion in funding from mutual funds and investors, valuing the fast-growing rides-on-demand startup at $18.2 billion, the company said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. stock and bond markets have risen in tandem all year as investors in each found reasons to support their views: stocks are up on signs the economy is improving, and bonds have gained on expectations for low inflation and relatively slow growth. The benchmark Standard& Poor's 500 set multiple records in the last few weeks, while the Barclays U.S.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Actively managed mutual funds are becoming less active, according to a new worldwide study conducted by Nasdaq OMX Group that will be released Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- The rock-bottom yields on offer in the corporate bond market are putting pressure on investment returns for U.S. life insurers and driving them into riskier and less liquid investments such as private equity and infrastructure debt, insurers said.

  • *Banks slashing inventories of Russian assets. *Actions reflect fears of wider sanctions over Ukraine. LONDON, June 2- Banks fearful of wide-ranging Iran-style U.S. sanctions in retaliation for Moscow's actions in Ukraine are slashing their inventories of Russian assets to the minimum, effectively freezing up the trade in its bonds.

  • Wanna work at a hedge fund? Go to these schools Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

    A new study ranks the schools with the most alumni working at hedge, mutual and private equity funds.

  • May 31- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink this week dropped a stink bomb on a small corner of the $2.5 trillion global market for exchange-traded funds. Sponsors of leveraged ETFs and related products, which make up only about $60 billion of global industry assets, called his remarks an exaggeration.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Emerging market equities in the second quarter have undergone a rebirth of sorts, rebounding from severe underperformance over the prior 12 months to flirt with the best levels in a year, but analysts say warning signs are flashing.

  • 'Mysterious' bond market move could continue Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:57 PM ET

    Traders blame the rise in Treasury buying on everything, from short covering and China buying to a flight to safety amid world economic jitters.

  • Larry Fink wrong, leveraged ETFs are 'sound': Pro Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Leveraged ETFs can be a useful tool when used properly,Wisdom Tree Investment's Luciano Siracusano told CNBC.