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  • Banks Try to Put Past Sins Behind Them at Davos Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 11:12 PM ET

    Leaders of the world's largest banks have gone some way to persuading investors that their industry's near-death experience is over, even though the public still doesn't trust them.

  • Dim Sum Bond Market Shrugs Off China Worries Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    The nascent market for "dim sum" bonds - denominated in Chinese yuan but issued outside the mainland - is poised for strong growth this year, gaining traction even as China opens its own markets to lure investors' money directly inside its borders.

  • Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese investment banks are carrying out their biggest layoffs and bonus cuts since the financial crisis as they brace for further profit declines, hit by an ongoing drought in initial public offerings in China that started in September.

  • RIM Preps Clients to Run BlackBerry 10 Devices Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    Last Call: U.S. Customs Drops the Blackberry

    RIM shares rose two percent in pre-market trading after releasing a new system to allow its biggest customers to use its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on their own networks.

  • Cameron Promises Vote on EU After Election Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:42 AM ET
    David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave within the next parliament if he is re-elected at the next election in 2015.

  • BHP Digs Deeper for More Ore to Feed China Steel Mills Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 12:13 AM ET
    Time to Pick Up Rio, BHP as Carbon Tax Bites: Analyst

    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, boosted its iron ore output by 3 percent in the December quarter, as it races to supply more of the raw material to Chinese steelmakers despite signs of a softening market.

  • Brent Tops $112 as BOJ Adds to Economic Optimism Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Oil Refining’s Fortunes Rise

    Brent crude rose above $112 a barrel on Tuesday, after Japan pledged to pump in more money to boost its economy.

  • Apple Earnings Need to Overcome Technical Malaise Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 9:38 AM ET
    Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    Even though it is widely viewed to be undervalued Apple shareholders could still be in for more rough times if technical strategists are right.

  • Bumi Says Indonesia Probe Fails to Prove Misconduct Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    The high-rise Bakrie Tower, which houses the headquarters of Bumi Resources, owned by the Bakrie family in Jakarta

    London-listed coal miner Bumi said an independent probe had not been able to prove misuse of funds at its Indonesian units, as documentary evidence had been obtained illegally and key witnesses had refused to cooperate.

  • Loading central banks with more tasks and pressing them to pursue more aggressive monetary policies could risk a round of competitive devaluations, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Monday, citing pressure on the Bank of Japan.

  • Asia's Junk Bond Rally Near Exhaustion Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 8:03 PM ET

    Yield-chasing investors, whose hunger for income powered a long rally in Asian junk-rated bonds, are finally feeling the first symptoms of indigestion after a year-long binge.

  • Rio Tinto to Axe Costs, Cautiously Optimistic on China Growth

    Mining firms including BHP Billiton and Anglo American are likely to follow Rio Tinto's lead in writing down underperforming assets by as much as $10 billion, as low prices and rising costs eat into valuations.

  • Bank of Japan Set to Vow Boldest Action Yet Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 6:29 PM ET
    BOJ Should Keep Easy Policy Until Inflation 1 Percent: OECD

    The Bank of Japan is set on Tuesday to unveil its most determined effort yet to beat years of economic stagnation, but the big challenge will be how to impress markets already pricing in a doubling of its inflation target and further asset buying.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.

  • Luxury goods group Richemont gave a cautious outlook on Monday after slowing wholesale demand for its pricey products pushed sales growth in the last quarter below forecasts.

  • China's Metrosexual Men Revive Luxury Shopping Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 8:11 PM ET
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    Let's hear it for the boys. China's fashion-forward men are snapping up Gucci and Burberry bags, driving a rebound in the luxury market months after a slow down in spending by the world's biggest luxury goods buyers spooked global investors.

  • IMF Chief Urges Major Economies to Promote Growth Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:13 AM ET
    Schaeuble and Lagarde Clash Over Austerity

    The European Central Bank should keep monetary policy easy and perhaps try to lower borrowing costs further to help the euro zone's struggling economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

  • Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Spain sold bonds at the top end of its targeted range on Thursday, with yields falling at the triple issue sale as investor sentiment toward struggling southern European economies improved.

  • Technology Is Now a Drag on US Earnings Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:55 AM ET
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    This earnings season, the U.S. technology industry is in an unusual position - dragging corporate America down, rather than lifting it up.

  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.