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Liu He: China's quiet economist becomes top economic leader

One of President Xi's closest advisers takes control of China's economic policies and financial issues.


How We Avoided Financial Armageddon Ten Years Ago When Bear Stearns Went Bust

Substantial fines were paid by some of the banks for some of their ill considered operations during the runaway times. None of this would have happened had not the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the White House made up their minds to spend whatever was


Congress Braces for Battle Over Massive Spending Bill

Congress will enter its last major fiscal battle before November’s midterm elections this week, as lawmakers prepare to debate a mammoth spending bill that offers them the last chance to settle dozens of long-running policy fights.

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Exclusive: Regulator shopping in vogue as China's shadow banks evade Beijing's grip

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Some of China's biggest shadow banking groups are shopping for regulators in far-flung regions to help pass deals unlikely to be approved by more savvy regulators closer to home, according to multiple sources with direct knowl


Music and virtual games hub 'to broaden' Ammanford Library

It is hoped the new digital hub in Carmarthenshire will attract young people back to a library.


Bitcoin bounces $700 in less than three hours, capping wild weekend that brought it below $7,400

Bitcoin prices had a wild weekend on reports that Twitter will follow Google and Facebook's lead in banning cryptocurrency ads.


How to get out of debt in eight steps – and get advice for free

MILLIONS rely on credit to plug gaps in their finances. Last week, the financial regulator warned that debt levels in the UK are very close to their September 2008 peak – at the high of the credit crisis. A number of households are in “so deep


Richard Di Natale calls for purge after Greens defeat in Batman byelection

Party leader says leaks accusing Alex Bhathal of bullying were a ‘major factor’ in the loss Richard Di Natale has called for the expulsion of Greens members responsible for leaks against the party’s candidate, Alex Bhathal, before the loss in the Ba


Napoli 1 Genoa 0: Raul Albiol nets on 200th appearance as Maurizio Sarri’s side close gap on Serie A leaders Juventus

RAUL ALBIOL netted the winner for Napoli on his 200th appearance as his header sealed a vital 1-0 win over Genoa to keep the pressure on Juventus. The 32-year-old’s strike in the second half leaves the Light Blues just two points behind the Old Lady


Qatar asks US to probe financial manipulation by UAE

Qatar's central bank asks US to investigate Emirati bank accused of waging 'financial warfare' against it.


Old Fools, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: Dementia drama with heart

Tristan Bernays has created a dementia parable that somehow moves and finds light in the deterioration of the mind - through love


Andrew McCabe might have one last trick he could use to save his estimated $60,000-a-year pension

Thomson Reuters Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe might be able to save the pension he lost after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired him. Several members of the House of Representatives have offered him temporary jobs that could allow McCabe to

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