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  • Why UBS recommends alternative investments  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:41 PM ET

    Andrew Lee, Global Head of Alternative Investments at UBS, says an increasingly diverging world economy presents opportunities for hedge funds and private markets like private equity.

  • You may've missed this bad omen for China on Sunday Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Fake windows are painted on the north side wall of a Economical Housing by developer in Qingdao, Shandong province of China.

    China's new home prices continued significant fall in December even as year-end sales volumes surged - a somber omen for upcoming 2014 GDP.

  • Why big banks may be vulnerable to oil price drop Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 5:43 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Wells Fargo & Co. bank branch in New York

    Why banks that have exuberantly extended credit to oil companies may feel the pinch of tanking oil.

  • China megadeals sway Asia bank rankings Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 9:54 PM ET

    China's $26B trainmaker merger made Bank of America Merrill Lynch first in Asia's 2014 dealmaking rankings, showing the importance of SoEs for banks.

  • Safe-haven yen surges amid investor nerves Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    The yen gained sharply against both the dollar and euro on Tuesday as investors sought the traditional safety of the Japanese currency.

  • China railway strategy goes off track Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:38 PM ET
    Mechanics check a high-speed train at Xi'an Electric Multiple Unit Maintenance Base

    A decade after splitting two railroad manufacturers from the same company to promote competition, China now wants to recombine them. The Financial Times reports.

  • China's shadow banking thrives even as rules tighten Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    China's shadow banking sector is growing rapidly despite tightened rules, taking advantage of a regulatory anomaly to prosper.

  • China stock connect scheme throws up surprises Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 9:19 PM ET

    A month after the Shanghai-Hong Kong trading link opened, demand has subdued and most activity has come from short-term speculative traders.

  • Dalian Wanda prepares for the end of urbanization Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:21 AM ET
    China Construction of America has successfully bid for state-level and municipal projects in the United  States, such as the $407 million Alexander Hamilton Bridge rehabilitation, seen here.

    Owner of Dalian Wanda says China's era of rapid urbanization will end within a decade, so he is looking to shift toward tourism and entertainment.

  • Five thousand rouble notes.

    The U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies on Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would take a cautious tone.

  • JPMorgan continues run as top investment bank Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York.

    JPMorgan retained its crown as the top performing investment bank in the first nine months of the year, with revenue of $17.1 billion year-to-date.

  • Beijing measures mobilize new stock investors Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    Chinese brokers have seen a surge of new stock investors and a dramatic spike in turnover on soaring local bourses, in response to government policy measures.

  • Nov 26- Bank Leumi Le Israel BM is close to a $400 million settlement with U.S. authorities following a probe into whether it helped Americans evade taxes, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. Israel's second-largest lender would pay about $270 million to the Justice Department and $130 million to New York's Department of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- The U.S. Department of Justice collected a record $24.7 billion in penalties from fraud and other cases in fiscal year 2014, the agency said on Wednesday, as fines against banks for financial misconduct soared. Collections in 2014 were boosted by multi-billion dollar payouts from JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc to resolve claims they...

  • Nov 18- A Swiss banker charged in the United States last year with helping wealthy Americans avoid taxes said in a court filing on Tuesday that he wanted to fight the charges and asked a federal judge to consider his application for bail before he traveled to the United States. Stefan Buck, who remains in Switzerland and was head of private banking at Zurich- based...

  • Nov 18- Wells Fargo& Co has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle a class action claim that it unlawfully made brokers who left the firm forfeit bonuses that were deferred as part of their retirement plans, court documents show. The brokers, who said they had earned the bonuses by meeting performance goals set by Wells, alleged the forfeiture requirement violated...

  • Early Movers: BHI, HAL, TSN, AGN, GM, MAR & more Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • LONDON, Nov 17- An international settlement over allegations of manipulation in the foreign exchange market shows reform of Britain's banking system is still badly needed and must not be diluted, a group of British lawmakers said on Monday. Regulators last week imposed fines totalling $4.3 billion on HSBC Holdings Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc,...

  • UBS looking to take back bonuses from forex traders Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    Nov 14- UBS AG, among the six banks fined this week for their role in the global foreign exchange scandal, is looking at clawing back bonuses from its traders. HSBC Holdings Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc are the other banks looking to take back bonuses, according to the FT report. JPMorgan declined to comment on the FT report,...

  • Morgan Lewis announced on Friday that its partners voted to accept 227 partners from Bingham, which has about 300 overall. The announcement came days after Bingham partners voted to approve the deal. A Morgan Lewis spokeswoman declined to comment on the terms of the deal, and a Bingham spokeswoman did not immediately return a call for comment.