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  • March 12- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York looked at whether a key foreign-exchange benchmark was subject to manipulation in 2012 but did not pursue any public action, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • SAO PAULO, March 12- The hiring of three top bankers of BR Partners Banco do Investimento SA by New York- based Moelis& Co LLC was "improper and unethical," Ricardo Lacerda, chief executive officer of the Brazilian investment bank, said on Wednesday, adding that BR Partners is considering possible action.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 12- New York coffee futures reversed course on Wednesday after setting a two-year high on weather-related concerns over output in top grower Brazil before edging lower as investors cut risk. The second-month ICE contract climbed to a two-year high of $2.0975 per lb before closing down 0.35 cent, or 0.2 percent, at $2.0530 per lb.

  • *Ireland set to resume regular debt auctions on Thursday. LONDON, March 12- Ireland's yields hit record lows on Wednesday a day before it returns to market with its first regular bond auction since exiting an international bailout in December.

  • Italy yields rise as inflation-linked debt sale eyed Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 5:24 AM ET

    *Italy selling new 10- year inflation-linked bonds. LONDON, March 12- Italian bond yields rose further from eight-year lows on Wednesday as Rome launched a new. Italy underperformed top-rated euro zone bonds, which were rallying on growth and credit concerns in China as well as mounting tensions in Russia's standoff with western countries over Ukraine.

  • MACAU, March 12- Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd look best placed to benefit from the next phase of Macau's development as the world's gambling capital adds eight more mega-casinos by 2017..

  • MACAU, March 12- Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd look best placed to benefit from the next phase of Macau's development as the world's gambling capital adds eight more mega-casinos by 2017..

  • SAO PAULO, March 11- Moelis& Co LLC, the financial firm founded by banker Ken Moelis, opened an office in Brazil on Tuesday, the latest move by an independent investment bank into the merger and acquisitions business in Latin America's biggest economy.

  • BEIJING, March 11- China's central bank governor said on Tuesday that the country's deposit rates are likely to liberalised in one to two years- the most explicit timeframe to date for what would be the final step in freeing up banks to set their own interest rates.

  • NAIROBI, March 10- Kenya will push ahead with a debut Eurobond even though market conditions have deteriorated and it is not clear what yield it will have to pay, Finance Minister Henry Rotich said on Monday.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, March 10- Emerging stocks fell over 1 percent on Monday after poor Chinese export data re-ignited global concerns of a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy and pushed Chinese shares to a five-year closing low.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- March 9 marks the five-year anniversary of the bottom for U.S. equities, the culmination of a 56.8 percent plunge in the S&P 500 from its previous record as the economy fell into its worst recession since the Great Depression. Category 2009 Now S&P market cap $6.14 trillion $17.49 trillion U.S. debt outstanding $10.95 trillion $17.47 trillion.

  • SINGAPORE, March 10- Singapore's Temasek Holdings is shedding the skin of a sprawling sovereign investment house, cutting stakes in big publicly listed companies as it puts more money into growing private companies and private equity firms in search of better returns.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- Five years ago, the United States was in the midst of its worst recession in seven decades, and stocks were feeling it. On this day in 2009, the S&P 500 hit its nadir, closing at 676.53.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- March 9 marks the five-year anniversary of the bottom for U.S. equities, the culmination of a 56.8 percent plunge in the S&P 500 from its previous record as the economy fell into its worst recession since the Great Depression.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Copper tumbled 4 percent to a seven-month low on Friday while silver and aluminum lost more than 1 percent each after the first bond default by top metals buyer China sparked global growth concerns.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.

  • Global IPO activity jumps 70 percent in 2014 Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    LONDON, March 7- Global activity in initial public offerings has leaped 70 percent to hit $28.2 billion in 2014 so far, compared with the same period last year, Thomson Reuters data showed on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday, nearing four-month highs hit earlier in the week, as the dollar tumbled against the euro and oil, copper and corn climbed too, pushing commodities broadly higher. Gold prices were boosted by the European Central Bank's decision not to take fresh action to inject liquidity into the euro zone market.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. private equity group Carlyle said assets at its commodities hedge fund Vermillion fell by more than half in the nine months to December, suggesting investor redemptions at the fund after some negative returns.