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Troubling Lessons in China's Crumbling Stock Market

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The bubble’s deflation shows China’s reputation for omnipotence in economic matters is hardly unassailable.

Regulators Warn Banks on Loans to Oil, Gas Producers

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U.S. regulators are sounding the alarm about banks’ exposure to oil and gas producers, a move that could limit their ability to lend to companies battered by a yearlong slump in prices.

New Credit Suisse CEO Reins in Hopes for a Quick Fix

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‘Expectations have kind of run away,’ says new Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, as he plays down optimism he can quickly lift the Swiss bank out of its recent malaise.

China to Suspend IPOs Amid Market Turmoil

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China has decided to suspend new stock sales and, in a first, establish a market-stabilization fund aimed at fighting off the worst equities selloff in years.

Malaysia Probe Finds Documents Tied to Alleged Transfers to Premier

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Malaysia’s attorney general said a probe into a troubled state investment fund has uncovered documents related to allegations that money was transferred into the personal bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Get Ready to Weather the Price of El Niño

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The return of the El Niño weather phenomenon is forcing agricultural commodity players to prepare for low crop yields and heightened price volatility.

Hedge Funds With Greek Holdings Face Uncertain Wait

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Hedge funds managers with exposure to Greek stocks and warrants face an uncertain wait ahead of Sunday’s referendum, after being unable to get their money back or easily value their funds this week.

Iron Ore's Recovery Turns to Rust

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The iron-ore market is discovering why the archenemy of high commodity prices is, well, high commodity prices.

Eurozone Crisis Now Yields Windfall

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Away from Greece, the eurozone, and Germany in particular, is enjoying the benefit of ultra-low bond yields.

Lloyds Bank Retail Sale to Yield Political Dividends

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Government plans to sell Lloyds shares to the public will mean financial gains for a lucky few but political insurance for the bank.

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