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1 hr ago | The Indian Express

Foreign investors lap up Indian bonds

Foreign investors are lapping up "made in India" paper whether its rupee debt or a dollar bond; and they're willing to settle for interest rates that aren't as high as they were getting a year back. Testimony to this is ICICI Bank's latest offshore issue that attracted as much as $2 billion - the bank retained $500 million - at a price that was the lowest in seven years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Reuters

China growth worries rattle Asian stocks, Aussie dollar

Asian stocks stumbled to a five-week low on Monday after a batch of disappointing data out of China raised the specter of a sharp slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. The Australian dollar, considered a liquid proxy for China plays, also took a hammering and slumped to a six-month low.

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West Australian

Commodities markets summary

Oil prices have dropped, resuming a downward tilt due to concerns about a mismatch between lofty petroleum supplies and tepid demand growth. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 56 cents to $92.67 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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The Columbian

U.S. recovery drives dollar sharply higher

In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, a sheet of uncut $100 bills is inspected during the printing process at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Click Orlando

Investors tell Fed: Don't fumble interest rates

America's central bank wraps up its two-day meeting on Wednesday and will subsequently outline its latest monetary policy. The Fed has been holding down the federal funds rate near zero since the financial crisis, but a strengthening economy has lead to speculation that it will raise rates sooner than later.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

West Australian

Investors team up to find path through risky dark pools

Stock investors who recognise the risks of trading in anonymous "dark pools" but are unwilling to spurn them have found an alternative: club together. A growing number of European investment funds have signed up to use an electronic trading system designed by one of their own - Finland's Pohjola Asset Management - which offers the ability to dissect and control the way their market bets are routed to dark pools and other exchanges across the region.

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TheStreet.com

'Fast Money' Recap: Rotating Into Underperforming Financial Stocks

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Fast Money, Mozilla

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Reinsurers Flock To Monte Carlo As Market Storm Brews

For a financial sector posting a double-digit rise in earnings and boasting large cash piles, reinsurers sure see a lot of storm clouds on the horizon. That's because they are facing what many see as an unprecedented problem: an abundance of reinsurance supply coupled with a lack of demand from insurance company clients that is driving up competition among reinsurers and driving down prices for all of them.

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SFGate

Ballot measure would create college aid fund

Students are facing a rising loan burden, and Oregon's state treasurer wants the state to be able to take on debt of its own to help them out. Ted Wheeler proposed a little-known measure that will appear on the November ballot.

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News Max

Fed Change Unlikely to Blunt Equities' Appeal Over Bonds

The recent wobbly stretch in both stocks and bonds may persist for the short term if the U.S. Federal Reserve next week lives up to expectations and signals the days of near-zero interest rates are numbered, but it is unlikely to tip valuation scales in favor of bonds any time soon. Anxiety over the two-day Fed policy meeting, centered on expectations the central bank will likely drop its pledge to keep interest rates low for a "considerable time," was a primary driver behind stocks snapping a five-week winning streak this week and bonds absorbing their steepest losses in at least two months.

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Reuters

Us Stocks-Wall St falls in afternoon; set to snap 5 weeks of gains

U.S. stocks were lower in afternoon trading on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. The S&P energy index, down 1.2 percent, was among the day's worst-performing sectors.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ConocoPhillips, Chatham, NJ

News Max

Stocks Decline on Fed Speculation After Retail Sales Climb

U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index its first weekly drop in more than a month, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than estimated after retail sales climbed at the fastest pace in four months. The S&P 500 fell 0.6 percent to 1,985.56 at 4 p.m. Friday in New York.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Janney Montgomery Scott, Investment Services

Sympatico Finance

OSC tells Alboini to pay $560,000

Toronto businessman Victor Alboini has been ordered to pay nearly $560,000 and stripped of various professional credentials for up to two years - although Alboini says he plans to appeal the ruling and hopes to have all of the allegations and sanctions dismissed by an Ontario court. TORONTO - Toronto businessman Victor Alboini has been ordered to pay nearly $560,000 and stripped of various professional credentials for up to two years - although Alboini says he plans to appeal the ruling and hopes to have all of the allegations and sanctions dismissed by an Ontario court.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Brandon Sun

British bank HSBC paying $550M to resolve US claims on mortgage bonds sold to Fannie, Freddie

British bank HSBC has agreed to pay $550 million to resolve U.S. claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement Friday with HSBC.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

KNDO

Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Aust bonds steady ahead of US Fed meeting

The Australian bond market was relatively unchanged in quiet trade as traders wait for next week's US Federal Reserve meeting. "Speculation is mounting that there could be changes in the accompanying statement and that the Fed could begin to signal that a rate hike was drawing closer," St George senior economist Janu Chan said.

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Evening Sun

As Venezuela economy worsens, fears of default

President Nicolas Maduro is reassuring foreign creditors that Venezuela's government will make good on a $4.5 billion foreign debt payment due next month. But economists are uttering the D-word for the first time, noting the inflation-ravaged economy is stumbling with basic goods in short supply and the currency eroding in value.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Brandon Sun

ADB: Index ranks Japan, South Korea as most efficient innovators in Asia

A new index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient. The Asian Development Bank said Friday it developed the index with the Economist Intelligence Unit to give policymakers a tool to assess how best to foster innovation and creativity in Asian economies.

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Daily Reporter

Asia stocks muted; Tokyo edges up on yen slump

Asian stock markets struggled for direction on Friday after a mixed close on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark edged higher as the yen plumbed a multiyear low and South Korean shares rising after policymakers held a key interest rate steady.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Iol.co.za

Dollar gains from Fed risk

The US dollar was riding high in Asia on Friday as unending speculation about the prospects for rising US interest rates undermined commodity prices and spurred investors to unwind leveraged trades in higher-yielding currencies. Talk the Federal Reserve might take a hawkish turn at its policy meeting next week, possibly by dropping its commitment to keeping rates low, has seen US Treasury yields steadily creep higher and injected new life into the dollar.

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