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  • The World's Most Competitive Financial Centers Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | 2:21 PM ET
    Recently released, the Global Financial Centres Index, which was created by  for the city of London, ranks 75 major financial centers in terms of their competitiveness on a global scale.Important factors to gauge a center's competitiveness include people, business environment, infrastructure, market access and general competitiveness, which includes measures such as occupancy costs, tax information and exchange agreements, for a total of 64 instrumental factors.So what are the most competitive g

    So what are the most competitive global financial centers? Check out the Global Financial Centres Index and find out!

  • The World's Best Banks 2009 Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 4:30 PM ET
    The global banking industry is a diverse landscape of financial services - consumer, corporate,  investment - but with so many players in the marketplace, which are the best in each segment?To answer this question,  ranked the world's best banks, using both objective and subjective criteria. The objective criteria include growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and product innovation. The subjective ones include equity and credit-ratin

    The global banking industry is a diverse landscape of financial services — consumer, corporate, investment — but with so many players in the marketplace, which are the best in each segment?

  • Charting Asia | HSBC Weekly Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 12:08 AM ET
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  • Stocks Snap Streak but Gain for the Week Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 5:45 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a five-day winning streak Friday as a sharp drop in oil prices and profit-taking offset an improvement in consumer confidence and a rosier outlook from economic bellwether FedEx. Still, for the week, stocks gained 1.7 percent.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Hurricane Ike takes a backseat to the the banking storm: BofA pulls out of Lehman to focus on Merrill Lynch. By late Saturday night, a deal has been drafted to acquire Lehman's bad assets and pave the way for an eventual sale of the firm.

  • Stocks Struggle to Push Higher After 5-Day Rally Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Stocks struggled to push higher Friday as consumer confidence improved and economic bellwether FedEx raised its earnings forecast. But profit-taking after a five-day rally clipped gains.

  • Futures Little Moved by Import Price Rise Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 8:40 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Friday, with investors taking a breather after five straight sessions of gains.

  • The Financial Crisis: This Day—One Year Ago, Sept. 3 Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 7:00 AM ET
    This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    False optimism wars with bad omens. Lehman Brothers gained 5 percent following news that Ospraie Fund, a commodities fund in which Lehman had a 20 percent stake, was closing and would return money to investors after incurring big losses in 2008. The dollar hit an 11-month high against the euro, as belief spread that the credit crunch tsunami would turn on Europe—and that the U.S. had already weathered the worst.

  • Help Wanted: Asian Banks Hiring, Lead Jobs Recovery Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 12:45 PM ET
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    Asia has already emerged more forcefully from recession than the U.S. and Europe and that  upturn  is starting to feed into the job market. Hiring is starting to pick up again, recruiters and bankers say.

  • Korean Bank Help for Lehman Appears In Doubt Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 8:41 PM ET
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    A lifeline from South Korea for troubled investment bank Lehman Brothers appeared in doubt on Wednesday as the bank leading the plan said nothing had been decided, and other lenders denied interest in taking part.

  • Pros Say: Expect 15% Pullback Before Recovery Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 6:33 PM ET
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    The rally on Wall Street began to fade Monday, with the S&P and Nasdaq turning negative, after a global rally that had spilled over into U.S. trading this morning. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Allen Stanford

    Stanford investors are suing five banks, including two in the US, that handled billions of dollars in customer deposits for Stanford International Bank in Antigua, the offshore bank at the heart of the alleged Ponzi scheme.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Price Ratio Can't Last: Strategist Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 12:20 PM ET

    Natural gas prices have been plummeting over the past few weeks to a 7-year low while oil is climbing to 2009 highs. Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy, and Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover, discussed their outlooks.

  • All Muni Bonds are Not Created Equal Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    The recent stock market rally has not deterred investors from pouring millions into municipal bond funds. Weekly inflows have topped $900 million over the past few weeks according to AMG Data Services.

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • Better Signs For The Economy Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 3:12 PM ET

    Economy: better signs. Markets driven by stronger economic news and commentary from banks and autos.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • S&P Will Hold at 1,000 Level: Yoshikami Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    The S&P will hold at the 1,000 level as we’re finally starting to exceed some of the “horrible expectations” from analysts, said Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.

  • August Off and Running Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    After the Dow ended with its best July in two decades, stocks are starting August on a strong note. Strength this morning is stemming from strong manufacturing data out of Europe and China, earnings out of a couple of major European banks, and optimism over July Ford auto sales.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.