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Ireland votes on scrapping upper house of parliament

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Irish Catholic nuns exit a polling station after casting their ballots for the Seanad (senate) referendum in Dublin, Ireland, on October 4, 2013

Cash-strapped Ireland voted in a referendum on Friday on whether to back Prime Minister Enda Kenny's controversial proposals to abolish the upper house of parliament.

Asia shares slip as fears grow over US debt limit

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Pedestrians walk past a quotation board displaying the Nikkei index in Tokyo on October 2, 2013

Asian shares fell on Friday as a budget deadlock in Washington showed no signs of ending, with investors growing nervous that the stalemate could trigger a damaging debt default.

Barclays sells almost 95% of new shares

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Barclays has sold nearly all of the shares in its £5.8-billion ($9.4-billlion, 6.9-billion-euro) rights issue, the British bank said on Friday

Barclays has sold nearly all of the shares in its £5.8-billion ($9.4-billlion, 6.9-billion-euro) rights issue, the British bank said on Friday.

Ex-Goldman trader Tourre seeks to overturn verdict

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre, pictured on August 1, 2013 has asked a US judge to dismiss a verdict that he defrauded investors over mortgage securities, or order a new trial in the case

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre has asked a US judge to dismiss a verdict that he defrauded investors over mortgage securities, or order a new trial in the case.

Wells Fargo to pay $869 mn claim to Freddie Mac

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Wells Fargo bank said it will pay $869 million to Freddie Mac to settle claims of potential fraud in home loans it sold to the US government-controlled mortgage company

Wells Fargo bank said it will pay $869 million to Freddie Mac to settle claims of potential fraud in home loans it sold to the US government-controlled mortgage company.

US firm KKR to buy stake in Chinese appliance giant

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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US investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has agreed to buy a 10 percent share in China's biggest appliance maker Qingdao Haier, in its biggest investment in the country

US investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has agreed to buy a 10 percent share in China's biggest appliance maker Qingdao Haier, in its biggest investment in the country.

Asian shares rise but gains capped by US worries

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Asian markets rose October 1, 2013 but early gains were pared in a muted reaction from investors after the US government partially closed down as Congress missed a deadline to agree a new budget

Asian markets rose Tuesday but early gains were pared in a muted reaction from investors after the US government partially closed down as Congress missed a deadline to agree a new budget.

Greece sends message to doubters with arrest of neo-Nazi

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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The leader of ultra-right wing Golden Dawn party Nikos Michaloliakos is escorted by masked police officers to the prosecutor from the police headquarters in Athens on September 28, 2013

With the arrest of a neo-Nazi leader on Saturday, the Greek government is sending a message of strength despite longstanding financial turmoil to many at home and abroad, analysts claim.

Watchdog orders Japan's Mizuho Bank to stop loans to gangsters

Friday, September 27, 2013

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People walk in front of a branch of Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Group in Tokyo, July 31, 2009

Japan's financial watchdog on Friday ordered one of the country's biggest banks to stop lending money to gangsters, saying it has made little progress in tackling the problem.

Bank of America fined $2.2 mn in discrimination suit

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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The Bank of America Corporate Center, pictured on July 11, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina

A US judge has ordered Bank of America to pay nearly $2.2 million for discriminating against African-American job seekers, in a case that has been ongoing for nearly two decades.

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