BEIJING, Aug 31- Chinese finance regulators encouraged listed firms on Monday to merge, offer cash dividends and repurchase shares to support volatile stock markets, a joint statement from four government agencies on the market regulator's website showed. The statement came from the markets regulator, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, together...» Read More
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Spain formally requested an EU bailout for its banks; and an update on the Greek debt buyback plan, with CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa. Also, an update on U.S. markets, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.
Investors are bracing for companies to ramp up purchases of their own shares in response to expected tax changes in the new year, despite growing criticism of buybacks, the New York Times reports.
Greece has hired Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley to conduct a voluntary buy back of its debt, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.
Data pointing to promising levels of bank lending and money supply in the United States, which have been touted as signs of a recovery, should be treated with caution according to Albert Edwards, strategist at Societe General.
CNBC's Seema Mody shares several dividend plays for investors seeking yield in the pharma sector.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on JPMorgan reclaiming pay from former executives responsible for the company's trading blunder, and discussing how the losses will impact the stock, with Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets.
As Alibaba Group's buyback of half of Yahoo's stake paves the way for a possible public listing for the Chinese internet giant, one strategist tells CNBC if the company wants to stay competitive in the domestic market it needs to expand, for which it must raise a lot of capital.
Sharing perspective on tonight's lottery drawing for $640M and whether investors should safeguard their money in dividend stocks or companies who are buying back shares, with Randy Bateman, Huntington Funds CIO and Barry James, James Advantage Funds president.
Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, discusses his company's $500 million stock repurchase auction, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.
CNBC's Jim Cramer reacts to this morning's announcement by Apple that it will pay a $2.65 per share quarterly dividend and buy back $10 billion in stock.
Warren Buffett's live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on February 27, 2012 generated some headlines as he said single-family houses are a bargain right now, revealed Wells Fargo is his favorite bank stock, and recalled the advice he gave Steve Jobs a couple of years ago on what to do with Apple's cash. You can read the entire three-hour conversation in this downloadable PDF transcript.
Preferred stocks are a special class of investments that have several unique features. Those features often make them confusing to investors. So what exactly are preferred stocks? CNBC explains.
With excess cash on hand from years of cautious spending and slower store growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on returning capital to investors via share buybacks and dividends, according to a Credit Suisse report out today.
By holding stocks and bonds in equal proportion, you won’t need to be prescient; you can stick to your portfolio and ride out the storms, the NY Times reports.
Spending on stock buybacks is surging among American corporations, while spending on capital investments like new plants and infrastructure has stagnated, the New York Times reports.
Buybacks equal to "about 4% of the S&P market cap at an annualized rate, so it's pretty significant," says Binky Chandha of Deutsche Bank to CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the story on Amgen issuing new debt to help pay for a $5 billion stock buyback.
What should Apple do with its $81.6 billion in cash? Peter Misek, Jefferies & Company senior tech analyst, weighs in, and the Fast Money traders offer their thoughts on Apple and Qualcomm's earnings.
This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Friday, September 30, 2011. In it, Buffett says he thinks it is "very, very unlikely" the U.S. economy will go back into recession. He also reveals that Berkshire has been buying billions of dollars worth of inexpensive stocks during the third quarter, and has just started to repurchase its own shares.