Morgan Stanley Enabled Rosneft as No. 1 Until Crimea Grab

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img Long before the Ukraine crisis ruptured U.S.-Russian relations, Vladimir Putin and his right-hand man, Igor Sechin, hosted then-Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer John Mack at an exclusive reception at Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo estate outside Moscow.

According to the Kremlin, Putin thanked Mack and a few other foreign bankers at the October 2006 gathering for leading the $10 billion initial pu

Ukraine Gains Against Rebels as Diplomacy Intensifies

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img Ukraine’s armed forces said they continue to push back separatists in fighting in the country’s east ahead of a possible face-to-face meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian leaders next week.

Soldiers from Ukraine’s National Guard captured the city of Ilovaysk, leading separatists to counter-attack using tanks and artillery, the National Guard said in a statement today on its website. Nine Ukrai

Nixon Sends Missouri National Guard Into Ferguson

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img Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the state National Guard to restore peace after a third straight night of violence in the St. Louis suburb rocked by protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Nixon’s decision came after organized groups attacked police officers with firearms and gasoline bombs last night, leading police to fire a barrage of tear gas into th

Dollar Holds Advance on Fed Rate Outlook | Top Forex Brokers

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img The dollar held gains against major peers as signs of economic recovery supported the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. The pound dropped to a four-month low... moreShare it now!

China targets executive pay at state-owned firms

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img President Xi Jinping has pledged to limit executive pay at China's powerful state-owned companies, the latest point of emphasis in a sustained austerity campaign.

"State-owned companies must realize more equitable salary levels," Xi said, according to state news agency Xinhua. "Unusually high executive salaries must be regulated."

U.S. police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest

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img U.S. police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

Demonstrations, mostly peaceful but with spasms of violence by smaller groups, have flared since Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead while walking

Consumer Prices in U.S. Rise at Slowest Pace in Five Months

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img The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in July at the slowest pace in five months, indicating price pressures remain limited even as the economy picks up.

The consumer price index increased 0.1 percent, matching the median forecast of 80 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, after rising 0.3 percent the prior month, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. Stripping out volatile food

George Soros Made A Huge Bet That Stocks Will Fall

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img t seems legendary hedge fund billionaire George Soros might be souring in his view on the market outlook for US stocks, based on his most recent 13-F filing in the US which showed a 605% increase in his short S&P 500 position (through put options on 11.29 million shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF) to $2.2 billion. In a 13-F filing three months ago, Soros' fund had puts on 1.6 million shares, valued at $

U.S. Stock Futures Rise on Data as Home Depot Advances

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img U.S. stock futures advanced, after the Nasdaq Composite Index (CCMP) climbed to a 14-year high, as housing starts jumped to the highest level in eight months and an inflation gauge showed price pressures remain limited.

Home Depot Inc. gained 3.8 percent after earnings topped analysts’ estimates and the company raised its forecast. Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) advanced 8 percent after saying Julian

Yen Poised for Weekly Decline as Demand for Haven Wanes | Top Forex Brokers

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img The yen fell and headed for a weekly decline versus the dollar as investor demand for haven assets was damped by easing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Iraq and bets... moreShare it now!

European Stocks Rise as Maersk, Imperial Tobacco Advance

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img European stocks advanced for a second day as A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S and Imperial Tobacco Group Plc climbed after posting earnings.

Maersk jumped 5 percent after the world’s biggest container-shipping line raised its full-year profit forecast. Imperial Tobacco added 2.1 percent after reporting a smaller sales decline than analysts had predicted. BHP Billiton Ltd. dropped 4.1 percent after the

U.S. Stocks Rise on Fed Bets Amid Uneven Economy Reports

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img U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a weekly gain, as uneven economic data suggested the central bank will be slow to raise rates while investors watched developments in Ukraine.

Monster Beverage Corp. soared 30 percent after Coca-Cola Co. agreed to buy a stake in the company. J.C. Penney Co. gained 1.8 percent after posting a narrower second-quarter loss. Applied

Gold Rises in New York as Palladium Near 13-Year High

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img Gold rose for the first time in three days in New York as investors weighed the standoff over Ukraine against a stronger dollar. Palladium was near a 13-year high.

Gold rose 8.4 percent this year partly as unrest helped fuel demand. Ukrainian government forces took control of one of four districts in the pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Luhansk, as the Red Cross said it’s working toward ag

Maliki Resigns as Iraq's Prime Minister to Make Way for Abadi

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img Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he has agreed to leave office and clear the way for his designated successor to take over.

The move ends a political impasse and may enable Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to pull together a more inclusive government better able to counter Islamist militants advancing in the country’s north, and to heal sectarian and ethnic rifts threatening t

U.S. stocks: Futures extend gains after housing starts

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img U.S. stock futures hit new premarket highs after a stronger-than-expected jump in July housing starts, adding to upside momentum sparked by a stronger tone in Europe and positive earnings.

Home Depot Inc. was among the biggest advancers in premarket trade.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU4, +0.25% rose 54 points, or 0.3%, to 16,847, while S&P 500 index futures SPU4, +0.26%

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