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Microsoft Sells $17B in Bonds

Microsoft Corp. found ample demand for its $17 billion bond offering Monday, allowing it to cut borrowing rates on its second multibillion note offering in six months. The tech giant received at least twice as many orders as it had bonds to sell, according to people familiar with the matter, …

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Federal Reserve Board announces finalized stress testing rules removing noncomplex firms from qualitative aspect of CCAR effective for 2017

Release Date: January 30, 2017 For release at 4:30 p.m. EST The Federal Reserve Board on Monday finalized a rule adjusting its capital plan and stress testing rules, effective for the 2017 cycle. The final rule removes large and noncomplex firms from the qualitative assessment of the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive …

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Companies Face Test of Doing Business Under Trump

President Donald Trump vowed to end business as usual in Washington. Global companies are now learning just what that means. What began before his inauguration, with attempts to cajole corporations like Toyota Motor Corp. into keeping jobs in the U.S. with critical tweets, is now escalating into a crucial test …

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Trump's Trade Policy Is Wild Card for U.S. Growth

The U.S. economy entered 2017 with a solid head of steam, driven by consumer spending and a pickup in business investment. President Donald Trump’s stoking of trade tensions puts that momentum at risk. Fourth-quarter figures released Friday showed how swings in trade can have big effects: Net exports subtracted 1.7 …

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Trump Pledges to Do ‘Big Number’ on Dodd-Frank

President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of financial regulations on Monday, saying his administration is determined to go after the 2010 Dodd-Frank banking overhaul law because he believes it has made it extremely difficult for businesses to get loans. “We’re going to be doing a big number on Dodd-Frank,” …

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Trump Targets Regulations

President Donald Trump ordered government agencies on Monday to propose revoking two regulations for each new one they issue, fulfilling a promise he made shortly after his election. The military and regulations related to national security will be exempt from the executive action, administration officials familiar with the action said. …

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Energy firms assess costs of cyber attacks

Cyber attacks on the energy industry are growing in number and sophistication each year, making it imperative that energy firms develop and maintain a sophisticated cyber risk management programme. However, achieving this is extremely challenging, say chief risk officers (CROs) and cyber security experts. It is widely agreed firms should take a holistic approach to cyber risk management …

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U.S. Regulators Hang Tough at Basel

U.S. bank regulators are taking a hard line in a showdown with the European Union over global capital rules, even as President Donald Trump begins to pull the country out of international agreements and prepares to roll back financial regulations. Talks in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision have bogged down, with no …

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Sub-zero Bond Yields Seen Persisting in Europe

Good news for bond bulls: as far as some of the world’s biggest investors are concerned, negative yields will be a feature of Europe for years to come. Vanguard Group says the euro zone’s sluggish economy, where policy makers are barely halfway to reaching their inflation target, means monetary easing …

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Don't Be Fooled by the VIX

The world’s most famous measure of volatility in financial markets is flashing a sign akin to boredom — languishing around levels that prevailed before the global crisis. Problem is, the VIX is tied to the U.S. S&P 500 index. Take a step back to look at the global picture, and …

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