Ruble Sinks Against the Dollar
The Russian ruble hit a fresh record low against the dollar, burdened by continued fighting in Ukraine over the weekend.
Barclays to Sell Spain Unit to Caixabank
Barclays has agreed to sell its retail banking division in Spain to Caixabank as the British bank scales back its presence in less-profitable markets.
Asian Currencies Storm Higher
Asian currencies are charging higher against the U.S. dollar and outperforming other emerging-markets currencies as global investors send fresh funds into the region's fast-growing economies.
Indian Shares Reach New Record
Indian shares rose to a new record Monday after the government reported strong gross-domestic-product data, signaling improving prospects for the south Asian economy.
Yuan's Fall Hurts Chinese Profits
Chinese companies are reporting profit hits from the weaker yuan, after borrowing billions of dollars from the U.S., Hong Kong and elsewhere abroad—and the problem is likely to continue.
Asia Shares Mostly Rise
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and shares on the mainland traded higher Monday, brushing off weak Chinese manufacturing data earlier this morning.
Cocoa Slips From Highs
Cocoa prices fell from a nearly three-year high on Friday, after an industry group forecast a sharp rise in production of the key chocolate ingredient.
Ruble Hits New Low
The Russian ruble hit its all-time low as geopolitical conflict in eastern Ukraine intensified with an alleged participation of Russian troops.
Hong Kong Exchange Mulls Rule Change
Hong Kong's stock exchange is exploring a rule change, months after its refusal to budge on the issue of special share classes cost it the lucrative Alibaba initial public offering.
Untangling a Bank Mess in Europe
An ex-detective working for Austria's troubled Hypo bank is tracing the losses behind a lending debacle that has cost taxpayers billions of euros so far.
Coffee Is Percolating Again in East Africa
Higher prices since 2010 have triggered a rush back to the coffee fields of East Africa, a development that could help bring greater stability to the global coffee market.
Borrowing Is a Risky Way to Invest
The People's Money: Rich investors are jazzing up their returns by using borrowed money. But experts warn that wealthy Asians are particularly vulnerable to big losses if markets turn against them.
Oil-Field Flows to Libya's Key Port Resume
Libya's largest oil port Es Sider is now receiving supplies from oil fields after the terminal resumed exports despite intense fighting in the capital of Tripoli.
European Stocks See Tentative Rise
While European inflation figures matched expectations, falling German retail sales once again underscored the fragility of the continent's economic recovery.
KPMG Faces Criticism Over Espírito Santo Collapse
Espírito Santo's collapse raises questions about whether its auditor KPMG should have detected problems before the bank's unraveling sent shock waves across European markets this summer.
Low Inflation Pressures ECB
Low German inflation and falling Spanish consumer prices put added pressure on the ECB to take steps to prevent ultralow inflation from further damaging the euro zone's stagnant economy.
Rising Franc Puts Spotlight on Swiss Central Bank
Persistent geopolitical fears and rising expectations that the European Central Bank will ease policy further are heaping the pressure on the Swiss franc.
Oil a Flash Point in Scottish Vote
British oil and gas reserves off Scottish shores in the North Sea have become a flash point in Scotland's debate over independence.
Deutsche Bank Fined by U.K.'s FCA
Deutsche Bank's London branch was fined $7.8 million by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority for putting the wrong buy and sell markers on millions of transactions in regulatory reports.
Dutch Banks Steer Funds Away From ECB
Dutch banks are steering large amounts of cash away from the European Central Bank in response to the ECB's move to adopt negative rates on bank deposits, but aren't using the money to boost lending and growth.
India to Help Poor Access Banks
India's premier launched a program to give every household access to bank accounts and other financial services, calling the initiative an important step toward "fulfilling the aspirations of the poor."
Taiwan Launching Yuan Reference Rate
A daily reference rate for the Chinese yuan circulated in Taiwan will go into effect Sept. 1 as the island seeks a bigger role for the second-most widely currency in global trade finance after the U.S. dollar.
Argentina's Low Foreign Reserves Hit Peso
Argentina's international reserves are starting to dwindle in the wake of the country's second sovereign-debt default in almost 13 years, putting added stress on the peso and an economy believed to be in recession.
China Considers Opening Up Stock Market Further
Beijing is considering expanding a trial program that allows yuan raised offshore to be funneled back into China's capital markets, part of efforts to internationalize the currency and open up its financial system.
Foreign Interest Runs High for London Offices
Real-estate investors from Asia and the Middle East are lining up to bid for two of the most recognizable office buildings in London's skyline, adding heft to the U.K. capital's property boom.
Sam Zell, Ex-Partner Face Off in Emerging Markets
Since an acrimonious split, Sam Zell and his former partner Gary Garrabrant have kept their distance. Now they are preparing to square off on turf they once conquered together: emerging-markets real estate.
U.S. Construction Shifts to Second Tier
Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.
Tech Sector's Capital Infusion
Washington's commercial-real-estate market is getting a boost from the technology sector.
Plots & Ploys: News Summary
MediaNews Group is putting its real estate on the block; Investors are pouring money into health-care properties; Swedish construction giant Skanska invests in more public-infrastructure projects.
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