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  • Home equity loans trending higher

    Sam Khater, CoreLogic economist, provides insight to the growing trend among some customers to tap into the equity in their homes for cash. And Ed Lazear, Hoover Institution, weighs in.

  • March 30- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it had asked its lenders to agree to waive a condition of its credit facility that would put it in breach of covenants if the company did not file its annual report by April 29, as planned. The company, whose U.S.-listed shares were up 4.7 percent at $30.34 in premarket trading on Wednesday, said this month...

  • March 30- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it had asked its lenders to agree to waive a condition of its credit facility that would put it in breach of covenants if the company did not file its annual report by April 29, as planned. The company said earlier in the month that a delay in filing its annual report would put it at risk of a default on its $30...

  • Two Chinese banks fell on their first trading day in Hong Kong on Wednesday, reflecting investor fears about non-performing loans and bad debt.

  • LONDON, March 24- Swiss commodities trader Trafigura has signed a $5.1 billion European revolving credit facility aimed at financing its growing operations. Trafigura, which reported in December an annual profit of $1.1 billion as it racked up record oil trading volumes, also said on Thursday it had closed a 46 million yen three-year loan, almost doubling the...

  • Yuan currency China

    Chinese banks are creating a web of risk through their wealth management products, raising concerns about the health of the financial system.

  • Crowd funding

    Getting a bank loan can be difficult for small businesses without prior borrowing experience. Here are some other funding options.

  • March 11- Global energy firm Noble Group is in the market with a $2.5 billion, one-year borrowing base revolving credit facility that will refinance existing debt due later this year, banking sources told Thomson Reuters LPC. The loans that have Noble Americas as borrower include a $1.5 billion committed loan and a $1 billion uncommitted loan, which lenders can...

  • Cracks in real estate

    Around $400 billion in commercial mortgage-backed securities are set to mature in 2016 and 2017 but spreads are no longer favorable to investors, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • DENVER, March 10- Whiting Petroleum Corp expects its credit line to be cut by more than $1 billion in an early May loan review, Chief Executive Jim Volker said on Thursday, the latest industry fallout from low oil prices crimping margins and fueling massive spending cuts. Whiting, the largest oil producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, had $2.7 billion...

  • Interest rates

    There are several ways that negative interest rate policy can have a positive effect on the economy, says Economist Paul Diggle.

  • The real problem with student loan debt

    Breaking down the problems of growing student debt, who the bad actors really are and whether it's a drag on the economy, with Natalia Abrams, Executive Director of non-profit Studentdebtcrisis.org, and Andrew Kelly, AEI Resident Scholar and Director of AEI Center on Higher Education Reform.

  • CARACAS, March 8- Venezuela and China are considering "adjustments" to a multibillion-dollar financing agreement under which the South American nation borrows money and repays in shipments of oil and fuel, Venezuela's Oil Minister said on Tuesday. The OPEC nation, which has received some $50 billion in Chinese financing since 2007, is struggling with a...

  • House Hunting moving in

    Once you've figured out how much you'll need to earn to afford a home, follow these steps to make sure your hunt goes smoothly.

  • *Noble swings to annual loss of $1.67 bln. SINGAPORE, Feb 25- Singapore- listed Noble Group said it expects to refinance its revolving credit facility and reported its first annual loss in nearly 20 years, battered by a $1.2 billion writedown for weak coal prices. "We have self evidently advanced our key strategic objectives over the last three years despite a very...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 25- Singapore- listed Noble Group reported its first annual loss in nearly 20 years on Thursday, battered by a $1.2 billion writedown on weak coal prices, and said it expects to successfully refinance its revolving credit facility. Noble swung to a net loss of $1.67 billion for the year to Dec. 31 versus a profit of $132 million a year earlier on a 22...

  • Weekly mortgage apps drop 4.3%

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the latest data on housing as mortgage applications drop while interest rates on the 30-year fixed inch up slightly.

  • Where are the market opportunities?

    Michael Smith, co-president at Ares Capital Corporation, says market volatility has provided a lot of investment opportunities.

  • Housing apps all about rates and refis

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports mortgage applications rose over eight percent last week but it was all on the back of refinancing.

  • Kyle Bass

    China's banks face a credit crisis with potential losses 400 percent larger than U.S. banks' losses during the subprime crisis, Kyle Bass said.