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Europe's debt market strains force some governments to rework trading rules

Europe’s debt market strains force some governments to rework trading rules

Oct 31 (Reuters) – Some euro zone countries have eased rules for the banks that manage the trading of their government debt to help them cope with some of the most challenging market conditions in years, officials told Reuters. Out of 11 major euro area debt agencies Reuters contacted, officials in the Netherlands and Belgium …

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Credit Suisse seeks billions from investors in make-or-break overhaul

Credit Suisse seeks billions from investors in make-or-break overhaul

ZURICH, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse plans to raise 4 billion Swiss francs ($4 billion) from investors, cut thousands of jobs and shift its focus from investment banking towards its rich clients, as the bank attempts to put years of scandals behind dog The Swiss lender outlined on Thursday what its chairman Axel Lehmann …

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Exclusive: Tesla faces US criminal probe over self-driving claims

Exclusive: Tesla faces US criminal probe over self-driving claims

Oct 25 – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is under criminal investigation in the United States over claims that the company’s electric vehicles can drive themselves, three people familiar with the matter said. The US Department of Justice launched the previously undisclosed probe last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal, involving Tesla’s …

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Inflation worries hurt US consumer confidence;  house prices decelerating

Inflation worries hurt US consumer confidence; house prices decelerating

Consumer confidence index falls 5.3 points to 102.5 Labor market differential drops to 32.5 from 38.1 House price gains slow further in August WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – US consumer confidence ebbed in October after two straight monthly increases amid rising concerns about inflation and a possible recession next year, but households remained keen to …

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Nasdaq halts IPOs of small Chinese companies as it probes stock rallies

Nasdaq halts IPOs of small Chinese companies as it probes stock rallies

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) has put the brakes on initial public offering (IPO) preparations of at least four small Chinese companies while it investigates short-lived stock rallies of such firms following their debuts, according to lawyers and bankers who work on such stock launches. The stock exchange operator’s actions come …

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US existing home sales slide again in September;  jobless claims fall

US existing home sales slide again in September; jobless claims fall

Oct 20 (Reuters) – Sales of existing US homes slid for an eighth straight month in September and will likely fall further in the months ahead as the housing market continues to stand out as the economic sector absorbing the hardest hit from the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes. The broadly weak report from …

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Credit Suisse pays $495 million to settle legacy US case

Credit Suisse pays $495 million to settle legacy US case

Settlement ends bank’s largest outstanding RMBS case Credit Suisse says settlement is fully covered by provisions The bank still has five cases to resolve Expects to resolve outstanding cases in next six months ZURICH, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) has agreed to pay $495 million to settle a case related to mortgage-linked investments …

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