Trial for Five Former Barclays Bankers on Libor Rigging Case to Start Monday

After a series of setbacks, UK's Serious Fraud Office will start the third trial on Libor rigging case. Five former bankers in Barclays will stand accused as conspirators.

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Apollo Global Management Takes Over Fresh Market for $1.36 Billion

It was agreed that Apollo Global Management is taking over Fresh Market Inc. Chairman and founder Ray Berry is not so pleased and is considering of making the company private where he and his son own 9.8% of shares. This would be Apollo's third largest acquisition that is worth more than a billion dollars.

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Advisory Services of Barclays, Credit Suisse and Evercore Fail To Protect Apollo Education From Acquisition

Barclays, Credit Suisse and Evercore have acted as financial advisers to Apollo Education. Despite their advisory efforts, the institution has incurred a loss of $60.8 million during the last concluded fiscal quarter. Finally, Apollo Education has been compelled to go through acquisition for $1.1 billion.

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Glencore to complete 2 deals to slash down debt

Suffering from weakening global commodities for the past one year, Glencore has informed its investors about its plans to reduce debt by $10billion. Towards this debt reduction target, Glencore is planning to conclude two deals by the end of this year or early of next year. The Anglo-Swiss multinational commodities major has been facing rough conditions in the market.

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Goldman Sachs leaves rivals far behind in M&A race

Goldman Sachs is racing ahead of its rivals in the global investment banking segment by revenues and fees in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) activity. Goldman Sachs' performance in 2015 so far exceeded while its competitors are not even close to it. With a market share of 12.3 percent, Goldman Sachs recorded $2billion revenues till date, while JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley are left with less than nine percent market share in the M&A space. The mergers and acquisitions activity this year so far was a robust period for Goldman Sachs.

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The US stocks turn attractive on lower PE ratios

The US stocks turn attractive on lower PE ratios. The latest market crash might have eroded $2.1 trillion value in the market capitalization in the US stock markets, but equities are no more overpriced as price-to-earnings (PE) ratios turn attractive. According to ConvergEx, after the recent 10 percent drop in the US markets, no one can say that American stocks are expensive.

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Rise in durable goods orders to push US Q3 GDP to 2.8%

Durable goods orders were up two percent in July on month-on-month (m-o-M) basis giving wider scope for the US gross domestic production (GDP) to reach over 2.8 percent in the third quarter this year as latest research reports forecast.

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Barclays cuts 150 investment bank jobs under cost-cutting plan

Barclays Plc (BARC.L) is cutting about 150 staff from its investment bank as part of the British bank's attempt to cut costs and improve profitability in the business, a person familiar with the matter said.

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U.S. banks post detailed crisis plans to avoid breakup threat

A dozen of the largest Wall Street banks on Monday published detailed plans to show how they would shut down their business during a crisis without the help of taxpayer money, a crucial step to prevent being broken up by regulators.

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'Boring' banks a safe haven in a scary world

When fears of a Greek default are mounting, stock markets are jittery at multi-year highs, and the world's biggest economy is preparing to hike interest rates, the idea of taking refuge in bank stocks might appear to be a hard sell.

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Stifel in lead to buy Barclays' U.S. wealth unit - sources

Investment bank Stifel Financial Corp (SF.N) is in advanced negotiations to acquire Barclays Plc's (BARC.L) U.S wealth management unit, according to three people familiar with the situation.

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Citi keeps top spot in FX trading as European banks slump: poll

European banks Deutsche Bank, Barclays and UBS have seen their market share in foreign exchange trading slump in the past year, as U.S. banks led by Citigroup (C.N) grabbed business, according to widely watched industry rankings.

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Shell signs $15.3 billion bridge loan

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has agreed a 10.07 billion pound ($15.28 billion) bridge loan from a group of relationship banks backing its 47 billion pound takeover of smaller rival BG Group (BG.L), the company announced on Friday.

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U.S. wholesale inventories rise; labor market tightening

U.S. wholesale inventories unexpectedly rose in January as sales recorded their biggest decline since 2009, lifting the number of months it would take to clear warehouses to its highest level in more than 5-1/2 years.

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Pimco CIO Ivascyn says 'late decision-makers' behind withdrawals

Pimco's top investment officer said on Tuesday that "late decision makers" are largely behind a rush of withdrawals from its flagship bond fund some five months after the departure of longtime manager Bill Gross, but the outflows should taper off before long.

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