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Warren Buffett-Backed Capital One to Buy Discover Financial in $35 Billion Deal

Warren Buffett-backed Capital One is set to acquire US credit card issuer Discover Financial Services in an all-stock deal valued at $35.3 billion.

Sebi upgrading surveillance for CommExes

India's securities market regulator Sebi is upgrading and strengthening its surveillance system on commodity exchanges (CommExes). Recently, Sebi has barred 16 commodity trading members from trading f..

Wall Street gains prop up stocks in Asia, Australia

Encouraging gains on Wall Street were propelling up stocks in Asia and Australia. Barring Hang Kong and Japan, all the major market benchmark indices in Asia and Australia, rose...

Argentina to issue $15-bln bonds, returns to credit markets

Argentina is planning to issue $15-bilion bonds making it the largest sum by any developing nation since 1996. Country's new President Mauricio Macri-led government will use funds mobilized through bo..

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Banks expecting ECB rate cut
More than seven banks are changing projecting that the European Central Bank would cut its interest rates after its meeting this November.
Morgan Stanley establishes fund to improve affordable housing
Morgan Stanley, in the wake of outrage from bailouts in the last crisis, is seeking investments that provide long term social benefits for the community.
Banco do Brasil obtains syndicated loan
A USD1 billion syndicated loan was formalized by Banco do Brasil with five international lending institutions.
China Construction Bank Corp purchases majority shareholdings in Banco Industrial & Comercial SA
BicBanco's 72% would be acquired by China Construction Bank Corp for BRL1.62 billion.
Wells Fargo settles mortgage bonds issues with FHFA
For an undisclosed amount, Wells Fargo settles with FHFA on issue of faulty mortgages issyes
Citigroup preparing sale of mortgage backed securities, its first since 2008
Without government backing, Citigroup is now offering mortgage backed securities backed by prime jumbo mortgages mortgages from private sources.
Mashreq Bank introduces technological innovations to its branches
Staff-less branches is the future, according to Mashreq Bank CEO.
Judge approves tentative deal for Countrywide
Judge Mariana Pfaelzer of the US District Court of Los Angeles temporarily approves Countrywide settlement for devalued residential mortgage backed securities.
Morgan Stanley projects recovery in Middle Eastern investment banking market
The Gulf region, after years of doldrums, is now on the road for recovery according to Morgan Stanley executives.
JPMorgan and FHFA forge settlement agreement
JPMorgan to pay FHFA USD5.1 billion as settlement for loans and mortgage backed securities issues.
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