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Jim Rogers: Yen's 'Collapse Very Dangerous'
The dollar hit a four-year high of 103.31 yen Friday, and legendary investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, doesn't think that's a good thing.
EU Leaders Shine Spotlight on Amazon, Google Over Tax Policy
European leaders will discuss how to combat aggressive tax avoidance by major companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple at a summit on Wednesday, and cut the estimated 1 trillion euros a year the EU loses to tax evasion or avoidance. The four-hour summit was originally...
Morgan Stanley's Garner: Hang Seng Index Will More than Double by 2015
The Hang Seng Index of Hong Kong stocks will more than double in the next 2 ½ years or so amid global central bank easing, says Jonathan Garner, chief Asia and emerging market equity strategist for Morgan Stanley.
Charles Nenner's Gurwitz: Gold's Winning Streak to Continue
The recent plunge in the price of gold is no reason to believe the commodity's 12-year winning streak will end this year, according to David Gurwitz, managing director of Charles Nenner Research.
Iceland Freezes EU Plans as New Government Shuns Euro Crisis
Iceland s new government is turning its back on the European Union and will shelve accession talks that started in 2010 as the nation seeks to protect its economic recovery from the debt crisis.Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, who will take over as prime minister this week,...
Some US Utilities Say They're Under Constant Cyber Attack
Several power utilities say they face a barrage of cyber attacks on their critical systems, a report by two Democratic lawmakers found echoing warnings from the Obama administration that foreign hackers were trying to bring down the U.S. power grid.
Dow, S&P End at Records on Fed Officials' Remarks
Stocks rose, with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials' comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program.
Barrick CEO: Gold Price Headed Back to $1,800
Barrick Gold Corp. chief executive officer Jamie Sokalsky said gold prices can resume their gains toward the $1,700 to $1,800-an-ounce range.
Kyle Bass: Japanese Bond Market Is Teetering on Epic Ruin
High-stakes hedge fund operator Kyle Bass is making a full-blown bet that Japan's bond market and its currency will spin out of control in a fresh financial earthquake.
CFTC Said to Review 1 Million E-Mails in ISDAfix Investigation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigators are poring over one million e-mails and instant messages as part of their price-manipulation probe of a swaps benchmark that helps determine interest rates on everything from annuities to bonds linked to...
Ireland Says It's Not to Blame for Apple's Low Tax Rate
Ireland said on Tuesday it was not to blame for Apple Inc's low global tax payments after the U.S. Senate said the company paid little or nothing on tens of billions of dollars in profits stashed in Irish subsidiaries.
Overall Commodity Weakness Might Mean Trouble for Oil
Oil prices have risen this year while most other commodities have dropped, and that may spell doom for black gold, experts say.
Gold ETF Sellers Facing Tax Surprises at 28% Capital-Gains Rate
Investors who dumped shares in gold exchange-traded funds amid the biggest selloff in the metal in four years may be in for a shock: capital-gains taxes are higher than for stocks and bonds.Profits from investments in ETFs that back their shares with physical holdings of...
Czech Leader Evokes Soros as Currency Risk to Foster Euro Entry
Euro adoption would give the Czech Republic better protection against market speculators such as billionaire George Soros, President Milos Zeman said.A majority of entrepreneurs Zeman has met see membership in the euro area as beneficial for their businesses and the country...
German Central Bank: Economy to Improve 'Markedly'
Germany's central bank expects the country's economy to improve "markedly" in the second quarter — a development that could boost the wider eurozone as it struggles to get out of recession.
Gold's 'Double Bottom' Said to Signal Rally to $1,500
Gold futures may rebound to $1,500 an ounce in June after hitting a "double bottom" Monday, according to technical analysis by R.J. O Brien & Associates.
Small-Company Stocks Are Wall Street Bright Spot
Small-company stocks were a bright spot in a subdued start to the week for Wall Street.
Exempting Goods From Deal With US Opposed by EU's Trade Chief
The European Union's top trade negotiator said he opposes excluding or carving out categories of goods from an agreement now being negotiated that would create the world's largest trading region.
Brazil Probes Rumor That Set Off Panic Run on State Bank
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she ordered the Federal Police to investigate the source of a rumor that sent thousands of poor Brazilians running to state bank branches seeking payment of a monthly family stipend.
Gold, Silver Rebound After Moody's Says US May Face Downgrade
Gold and silver futures rebounded after Moody's Investors Service said U.S. policy makers must address debt woes to avoid a credit-rating downgrade this year, boosting the appeal of the metals as a haven.
FDA Has Safety Concerns About Merck Insomnia Drug
Federal health regulators say an experimental insomnia drug from Merck can help patients fall asleep, but it also carries worrisome side effects, including daytime drowsiness and suicidal thinking. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday released its review of the...
South African Mine Wage Demands Sink Shares, Rand
Big wage hikes demanded by the government-allied trade union in South Africa's coal and gold industries helped push the rand to a four-year low on Monday, highlighting the ripple effect of the prospect of more turmoil in the industry.
JPMorgan Sees Earnings Drag for Major Emerging Stock Markets
Emerging-market stocks face fundamental headwinds as 2013 earnings revisions for most major “country sectors” are negative and growth in the four biggest economies is disappointing, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Gold Bear Bets Reach Record as Soros Cuts Holdings
Hedge-fund managers are making the biggest ever bet against gold as billionaire George Soros sold holdings last quarter and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted more declines after the longest slump in four years.
Japan Panel Warns of Dangers if Debt Unaddressed
A Japanese government panel warns there is "absolutely no" guarantee that domestic investors will keep buying government bonds, citing the risk of a spike in bond yields that could crimp long-term growth prospects, according to a draft report seen by Reuters on Monday.
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