A change to U.S. Senate rules to allow a simple majority to confirm most presidential nominees may help speed up the pace of Dodd-Frank rulemaking. To continue reading, click here.
U.S. investors are buying a record volume of equity-tied structured notes that may be redeemed early, betting that stock values at an all-time high will keep rising. Banks sold $8.62 billion of callable U.S. securities tied to stocks this year, 39 percent more than a year earlier and the most since at least January 2010, [...]
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The European Central Bank will probably be forced to ease monetary policy again as inflation decelerates. It may eventually choose to conduct a policy of quantitative easing. Click here to continue reading sample article.
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The Chinese economy is like a bicycle. Ride at an unsustainably high speed and the bicycle will spin out of control. Move too slow and the bicycle will lose momentum and topple over. In the previous week, investors, made impatient from the speculation and the anticipation over the Communist Party plenum, reacted with disappointment at the indefinite wording of the initial communique. Yet, changes in the existing policy regime [...]
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by Elizabeth Krutoholow Ambit Biosciences, which set its IPO at $8 for 8.125 million shares in May, is up almost 70 percent since its market debut. The stock dropped 25 percent in the past month after third quarter earnings were announced on Nov. 6 and ahead of a lockup expiration on Nov. 11. Read [...]
Freescale Semiconductor plans to repay its second-most expensive debt as the cost of doing so drops in December, said Steven Goel, the company’s treasurer. Click HERE for more.
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