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Ireland returns to 10-year bond market

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Ireland returned to the 10-year bond market for the first time since it benefited from an international bailout in 2010.

Ireland on Wednesday returned to the 10-year bond market for the first time since it benefited from an international bailout in 2010.

Italian Intesa Sanpaolo returns to profit in 2012

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Journalists wait outside the headquarters of Italian bank Banca Intesa in Milan, 26 August 2006

Italy’s second largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, on Tuesday reported a 2012 consolidated net profit of 1.61 billion euros ($2.09 billion), returning into the black after a previous net loss of 8.19 billion euros a year earlier when the results were heavily weighed down by one-time costs.

Spanish ‘bad bank’ starts shifting problem assets

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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A government employee protests against the Spanish government's austerity measures on September 12, 2012 in Madrid

The “bad bank” set up to purge Spain’s crisis-hit finance sector has begun operating and aims to sell off 1.5 billion euros’ worth of toxic assets in 2013, the government said on Tuesday.

Spanish ‘bad bank’ starts shifting problem assets

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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A government employee protests against the Spanish government's austerity measures on September 12, 2012 in Madrid

The “bad bank” set up to purge Spain’s crisis-hit finance sector has begun operating and aims to sell off 1.5 billion euros’ worth of toxic assets in 2013, the government said on Tuesday.

Spain’s short-term borrowing costs ease

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Spain's two main trade unions gather to protest the country's huge unemployment rate in Madrid on March 10, 2013

Spain’s borrowing costs eased as it sold 5.832 billion euros in short-term debt on Tuesday, in a sign of further-strengthening market confidence in the crisis-hit country.

Creditors to iron out differences with Greek PM

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Presidental Palace in Athens on June 21, 2012

Greece’s international creditors will meet with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday in an attempt to iron out differences on reform measures required to open access to scheduled loans.

Deutsche Boerse head nominated to UBS board

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Businessmen walk towards the offices of Swiss bank UBS in the City of London on October 30, 2012

Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday it would nominate German stock market chief Reto Francioni to its board after the former head of Lufthansa, Wolfgang Mayrhuber, had opted not to stand for re-election.

Greece appoints third privatisation chief since July

Monday, March 11, 2013

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A female protester holds a banner that reads "rise up," outisde the Greek parliament on March 10, 2013 in Athens

Greece on Monday appointed its third privatisation chief in a less than year as it struggled to speed up delayed state asset sales to meet bailout goals.

Asian markets mixed, China data offsets US jobs news

Monday, March 11, 2013

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A local investor trades shares at a securities firm in Hong Kong on September 18, 2008

Asian markets were mixed Monday after another record-breaking performance on Wall Street while Shanghai dipped as disappointing economic data fuelled concerns about China’s economy.

Wall St. Raider Icahn defends Dell assault

Saturday, March 9, 2013

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Finacier Carl Icahn, pictured during an interview in New York, on November 2, 2005

Wall Street raider Carl Icahn defended his twin attacks on computer giant Dell and offshore oil rig operator Transocean, saying such companies need “shaking up” for shareholders’ benefit.

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