Nuclear Deal Could Drive Investors to Iran Stocks
If Iran reaches a nuclear deal, Western investors will almost certainly queue up to invest in the country. The first stop for much of that money, at least initially, could be the Tehran Stock Exchange.
European Stocks Shrug Off Greek Uncertainty
Markets have been spurred by accommodative monetary policy from central banks around the world, as well as a revival in corporate appetite for mergers and acquisitions.
Rock Star Spearheads Investment in Ethiopia
A number of high-profile investors are following in the footsteps of Bob Geldof, who raised money for Africa through his Live Aid concerts 30 years ago and now chairs a private-equity firm that invests in Ethiopia.
ECB Faces German Debt Shortage
The European Central Bank may have to tweak the rules of its massive bond-buying program because German debt is in short supply.
Yuan Loses Its Shine Abroad
China suffered a second setback in as many weeks in its drive to boost the use of its currency abroad, even as the country steps up efforts to open up its capital account.
China to Delay Bank Tech Rules
China has agreed to delay implementation of some bank technology rules that have sparked heavy lobbying from the U.S. government and technology companies due to protectionist concerns, a senior U.S. Treasury official said.
Venture Money Floods Into Indian Startups
Venture capitalists are turning their attention to Indian startups as they search for the next Alibaba, boosting the value of many fledgling tech firms to levels some consider frothy.
Oil Prices Fall as Supplies Rise
Oil prices slid amid signs that U.S. supplies are still growing and as the deadline for reaching a deal with Iran on its nuclear program loomed.
China Stocks Up on Easing Hopes
Chinese stocks jumped after policy makers signaled the country has room to ease monetary policy to lift sluggish growth.
Li Ka-shing Bets on Tech Startups
Li Ka-shing’s venture-capital fund, run by his longtime companion Solina Chau, is accelerating investments from Israel to Silicon Valley.
Strange Strength For Singapore Dollar
The Singapore dollar’s doing something strange. It’s strengthening despite expectations of easier monetary policy.
China's Big Banks Double Their Write-Offs
China’s major banks last year wrote or spun off more than twice the bad loans that they did in 2013 to keep the fallout from a slowdown in China’s economy from lingering on their balance sheets.
SNB: Benefits of Franc Cap Dwindled
The Swiss central bank scrapped its cap on the franc’s value because mounting costs would have been “out of all proportion” to potential benefits, the bank said in its annual report.
Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors
Investors in Ukrainian companies’ bonds could be facing huge losses, economists warn, amid concerns the country is hurtling toward a costly default on its government debt.
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