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  • NEW YORK, March 31- Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Arca had a technical glitch on Tuesday that resulted in some of the most popular exchange-traded funds being temporarily unavailable for trading and some investors paying more for stocks than they otherwise may have. ETFs have exploded in popularity over the past decade, making up 25-30 percent of all...

  • *Shore Capital's equity capital markets profit up 60 pct. LONDON, March 30- In the land of the investment banking giants that stalk Europe's equity markets, a group of lesser-known advisory firms are treading on the toes of the big boys. Coming in at No.9 in terms of money raised, Cenkos has climbed above Barclays and tucked itself just behind Citigroup.

  • The first quarter is typically the strongest period of the year for investment bank income, and revenues for the top firms in the three months is likely to be up 7 percent from a year ago, analysts at JPMorgan said this week. FX volatility is up 30 percent in G7 currencies and volumes with it, and higher rates volatility is leading to higher trading volumes and...

  • WASHINGTON/ ZURICH, March 31- Swiss bank BSI has become the first of what is expected to be several dozen Switzerland- based private banks to reach a deal under a voluntary disclosure programme for tax-related offenses being run by the U.S. Department of Justice. Under a non-prosecution agreement signed on Monday, Lugano-based BSI will pay a $211 million penalty...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 30- Mergers and acquisitions this year reached their highest first-quarter level since 2007, as companies defied headwinds such as currency and oil price volatility and sought growth-boosting deals amid favorable financing conditions. "The deal activity in the first quarter was driven by continuing cash accumulation at companies,...

  • *Pension funds move some hedge funds into equity portfolios. *Seeking protection from overheated equity markets. LONDON, March 30- Pension schemes are changing their attitudes to hedge funds, bringing some into their mainstream equity portfolios in order to access products that offer protection in overheated markets.

  • *Euro weighed down by uncertainty over Greece. LONDON, March 30- The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether Greece and its international creditors will be able to strike a deal that will help Athens secure funding before it runs out of money by April 20. "Even though euro short positions are at record highs, given the Greek uncertainty and the bias for...

  • BEIJING, March 30- Activity in China's factory sector likely contracted for a third straight month in March, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to step up policy easing to support economic growth that may be on the verge of dipping below 7 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity...

  • Prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Alexandria recommended probation for the two men, Andreas Bachmann and Josef Dorig. The two were among eight former employees of Zurich- based Credit Suisse and its subsidiaries who were indicted in 2011. The other six remain at large. Last year, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to aiding U.S. tax evaders and agreed to pay about...

  • FRANKFURT, March 26- Rock-bottom interest rates could erode insurers' earnings power and financial strength for years to come, putting an end to a string of stronger-than-expected rises in dividends, analysts said in reports published on Thursday. Moody's said life insurers in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Taiwan were the most exposed to interest rate...

  • HOUSTON, March 24- Despite a 50 percent slide in crude prices since last summer, U.S. shale oil producers are enjoying remarkably easy access to capital markets and this will allow them to avoid getting squeezed when banks reset their loans in April. "Because the capital markets are so good companies that are more worried about their borrowing base are able to......

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— One-time billionaire and Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth owes almost $74 million in back taxes, penalties and interest in Montana, state revenue officials said Tuesday, after a tax board ruled that the real estate mogul diverted huge sums from the luxury resort for personal use. Revenue officials said the Washington state resident and...

  • Is Indonesia putting a line under the rupiah? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:38 PM ET

    Indonesia's rupiah has tumbled to 17-year lows, but the central bank is prepared to draw the line on just how much further it can fall.

  • Barroso: Greece should blame itself Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:26 AM ET

    Greece's problems can be laid at its own door, ex-European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso tells investors in Hong Kong.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Government bond issuers are adopting new standards intended to thwart a strategy that's plagued Argentina for 13 years, in which buyers snap up distressed debt for pennies on the dollar and then hold out for full payment after other investors have agreed to restructure. Driving the move to change is the situation in Argentina, lawyers and...

  • FRANKFURT, March 21- Deutsche Bank's retail operations will bear the brunt of its planned restructuring and will most likely be spun off in a stock market listing, two sources familiar with internal discussions at Germany's biggest bank said on Saturday. The proposal marks a dramatic shift from Deutsche Bank's "universal" strategy that sees it sell everything...

  • Apigee's filing on Friday comes nearly two months after the successful listing of online storage company Box Inc and a day after Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc's proposed IPO valued it at up to $2.87 billion. Apigee, whose customers include AT&T Inc, eBay Inc and Adobe Systems Inc, acquired predictive analytics company InsightsOne in January last year.

  • 10 stocks facing a bit hit from repatriation taxes Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Companies have stashed more than $2 trillion in earnings overseas and at least $690 billion outside the U.S., reports USA Today.

  • With cross-border tensions exacerbated by pro-democracy Hong Kong protests, tour groups visiting Hong Kong from China plunged about 80 percent in early March. While daytrippers from just outside Hong Kong continue to buy daily essentials there, Chinese travellers with cash to burn are homing in on places like South Korea and Japan. That's bad news for Hong...

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 ends lower in Fed rally reversal Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:29 PM ET

    *Energy shares lower on dollar strength, oil oversupply concern. *Guess posts strong quarterly earnings, shares rally. NEW YORK, March 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as a stronger dollar weighed on oil and other commodity prices, sending energy and materials sectors lower.