Taming bulging credit, not price pressure, will probably drive China’s monetary policy in 2014. Price data for November shows inflation remains muted. The consumer price index rose 3 percent from a year earlier, down from a 3.2 percent gain in October. Click here to continue reading sample article.
A rally that drove California’s relative borrowing costs to a five-year low is faltering as investors speculate lawmakers will squander budget surpluses with the state entering an election year. Click here to continue reading sample article.
The high demand for health-care IPOs may be starting to cool off after the number and volume of deals hit a new 12-year high earlier this year. After a strong start to the year, health-care IPOs hit some market resistance last month as several companies postponed plans to go public, an analysis showed last [...]
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Global regulators are seeking to coax institutional investors, from insurers to pension funds, back into the market for asset-backed bonds to boost non-bank funding for businesses. To continue reading, click here.
U.S. structured note issuance is poised to gain for the first time in at least three years, propelled by securities tied to stocks as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index soars to record highs. Banks have sold $37.6 billion of the securities through November, compared with $37.1 billion over the same period last year, according [...]
A string of technical signals came together to time a breakout of WTI crude from its recent narrow range. Click here to continue reading sample article.
OPEC, content with current oil price levels, agreed to keep the group’s crude output ceiling unchanged at least until June even as Libya, Iran and Iraq plan to increase exports in coming months. Click here to continue reading sample article.