Aberdeen, Blackrock flag risks in frothy Chinese stock markets

Aberdeen Asset Management's head of Asian operations warned on Tuesday that Chinese money was moving "a bit like a casino" in domestic stock markets, while BlackRock called on China to reform its capital markets further to avert boom and bust scenarios.

Asian Stocks

Iran wants OPEC to pave way for its extra oil production when sanctions lifted

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should prepare for extra Iranian crude production when Western sanctions on Tehran are lifted, Iran's oil minister was quoted on Tuesday by state news agency IRNA as saying.

Oil Rigs

Upbeat earnings lift stocks, Greek anxiety hits euro

World stocks climbed back toward all-time highs on Tuesday as upbeat European earnings reports and expectations of a sixth straight rise in German business confidence helped offset worries about a possible Greek default.

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EU prepares rules for tackling failed financial firms outside banking

European Union

The European Union is looking at creating rules on how to deal with financial firms outside the banking industry that run into trouble, including clearing houses, insurers and asset managers, the EU's financial services chief said on Friday.

Fed may allow banks to use muni bonds to meet liquidity rules: WSJ

Federal Reserve

The U.S. Federal Reserve may allow big banks to use some municipal bonds to meet new liquidity rules that ensure they have enough cash during a credit crunch, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Yahoo and Facebook shares outperform Google in Frankfurt

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, has been summoned to appear at an Iranian Court

The Frankfurt-listed shares of Internet companies Yahoo (YHOO.O) andFacebook (FB.O) outperformed those of rival Google (GOOG.O), after media reports thatGoogle would face anti-trust action from the European Union.

McDonald's Japan sees wider losses this year, plans restructuring

McDonald's

The Japanese unit of McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) forecast deeper losses this year and said it would renovate 2,000 stores while closing underperforming outlets, as it struggles to bring back customers after a series of food safety scandals.

Euro zone bond yields sink to historic lows

Stock Market

Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfill its 1 trillion euro bond-buying program, although regional stocks took a step back from this week's multi-year peaks.

European Central Bank

ECB staff have proposal to tighten Greek use of emergency funding: Bloomberg

European Central Bank staff have prepared a proposal to increase the haircut on the security that Greek banks offer in return for emergency liquidity, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the discussions.

Comcast Corporation

Boutique banks to suffer most if Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal vetoed

Hints that U.S. regulators could veto Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc have investment bankers worried about whether they will get paid, with smaller advisory firms particularly on edge.

Stock Market

European shares up after China stimulus fails to lift Asia

Global stock markets had a mixed start to the week on Monday and core bond yields fell as investors juggled Chinese steps to stimulate its slowing economy and a proposed telecoms deal in Europe with growing worries Greece may default.

Stock Market

China makes big cut in bank reserve requirement to fight slowdown

China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth.

China second-quarter GDP seen steady at 7.4 percent, recovery in sight

Oil pares early gains as Saudi output remains near record high

Oil prices eased from early highs to under $64 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said production in the world's biggest crude exporter would stay near record peaks around 10 million barrels per day (bpd) in April.

Greece

Talks with Greece have gained momentum but still long way from target: IMF

Global lenders' negotiations with Greece, which have been moving at a crawl recently, have gained some momentum but remained a long way from the finish line, the International Monetary Fund's European head told a German newspaper.

Volkswagen

VW supervisory board seeks to smooth leadership crisis - report

The leaders of Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) supervisory board plan to meet soon to try to iron out an effective working relationship between Chairman Ferdinand Piech and Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn amid a leadership crisis at the automaker, a German newspaper reported on Monday.

GE

GE posts net loss on finance sale; industrial profit rises

General Electric Co (GE.N) said on Friday its quarterly industrial profit rose 9 percent helped by improved profit margins, as the U.S. conglomerate shifts more to manufacturing of jet engines, turbines and other big-ticket products and splits from finance.

Oil Well

Oil slips below $64 as ample supplies weigh

Oil eased below $64 a barrel on Friday as evidence this week of rising crude supplies from OPEC members outweighed signs of a slowdown in U.S. output and Middle East tensions.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to stay in defeat for chairman

Martin Winterkorn will stay on as chief executive of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), the German carmaker said on Friday, in an unprecedented defeat for its powerful chairman, Ferdinand Piech.

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