BRATISLAVA, Feb 13- Slovakia should take advantage of negative yields on its sovereign debt to invest in major public infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday as campaigning for next month's general election heats up. Following estimated growth of 3.6 percent last year, Slovakia's economy is expected to expand by 3.2 percent in...» Read More
Aug 18- Puerto Rico may attract high-yield municipal closed-end funds to its first sale in public markets since its governor said in June that the island's debt was unpayable, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday ahead of the $750 million sale of water authority bonds. A return of municipal closed-end fund managers to Puerto Rico would be a source of liquidity for the...
NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. "It's a solid number, its consistent with the tone of underlying improvement in the housing market," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in July that the economy faces constraints from an underperforming housing market.
US TREASURIES EXTEND PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.20 PCT.
US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.18 PERCENT.
Aug 18- U.S. stock index futures followed world bourses lower on Tuesday after Chinese shares slumped 6 percent and disappointing results from Wal-Mart. *Wal-Mart shares fell 2.5 percent to $70.09 in premarket trading after the Dow component reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its full-year forecast. *U.S. oil prices and...
TOKYO, Aug 18- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Tuesday as the market took cues from overnight gains in U.S. Treasuries and a dip in Tokyo shares. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield declined half a basis point to 0.385 percent, crawling back towards a three-month trough of 0.355 percent struck last week in the wake of China's surprise yuan devaluation.
Moody's cut Brazil's credit rating to near-junk status on Tuesday but said the country's coveted investment grade status is safe for now, proving some relief to President Dilma Rousseff.
Free college tuition for all is an admirable goal, but taxing Wall Street for it won't work, says this HFT advocate.
The Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, was indicted on three charges earlier this week, NBC Dallas-Ft. Worth reported on Saturday.
Cyrus Daruwala, Managing Director for IDC Financial Insights, discusses news that regulator have instructed brokerages over the weekend to enforce tightened controls on trading.
Thomas Byrne, senior vice president and regional credit officer at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group, explains why easier margin requirements are credit negative for Chinese securities firms.
Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler was moved to tears when 8,000 Schaeffler employees gathered near the family-controlled company's headquarters in 2009 to demand the German government help avert the ballbearing maker's collapse. The previous year, the matriarch and her son Georg had launched Schaeffler's audacious debt-financed takeover of Continental,...
Fifteen of the world's largest banks are under investigation on suspicion of rigging the Brazilian currency, antitrust watchdog Cade said.
Virtualization giant VMware is looking beyond servers on its hunt for growth into networking and mobile devices. Patrick Gelsinger, VMware CEO, discusses his business outlook and analyzes security as massive hacks continues to be a concern.
Here's why Sen. Elizabeth Warren's criticism of SEC chair Mary Jo White is just plain wrong, says Harvard Professor Hal S. Scott.
Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital explains Treasure Inflation Protected Securities, also known as TIPS.
Conservative SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher tells CNBC a revolving door between the agency and Wall street benefits the government.
Inside the process of how a fake bid for Avon Products could have been filed, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Sections of the U.S. financial system that may be vulnerable to investor panic are raising concerns inside the Federal Reserve.
There's one big gaping hole in today's high-speed markets, explains D Keith Ross, head alternative-market operator PDQ.