Global Markets Fall; Japanese Stocks Sink 5.4%

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:37:34 EST
Global investors remained cautious after recent turmoil in financial markets rippled across Asia.

Japan Markets Shaken as Investors Seek Shelter

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:20:44 EST
Japanese stocks tumbled and the benchmark government bond yield fell into negative territory for the first time, as a global flight to safety threatened to unravel the delicate market balance that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan have tried to build.

IEA Warns Oil Prices Could Fall

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:37:44 EST
Crude-oil prices could fall even further as the world’s vast oversupply of petroleum only got worse in January with a surge in production from OPEC, a top global energy monitor said.

Test Looms on Venezuelan Debt

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:13:22 EST
The country is trying to convince bond investors it will make good on $1.5 billion in debt due Feb. 26. Still, the market is showing a high probability for a default in five years.

Deutsche Bank Share Fall Reflects Broader Concern

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:11:01 EST
Deutsche Bank’s shares have been among the worst hit amid a selloff of European bank stocks, reflecting broader concerns about the German bank.

Swedbank CEO Ousted by Board

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:45:47 EST
The Swedish bank is currently being investigated by the country’s financial authority over a potential conflict of interest.

Winning Bets Become Losers

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:58:16 EST
Bets on financial shares and the technology sector have cost investors dearly, as have those against the Japanese yen and wagers on the U.S. dollar.

U.K. Fines Ex-J.P. Morgan Executive Over 'London Whale' Trades

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:40:11 EST
The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority said it had fined a former J.P. Morgan executive more than $1 million for “failing to be open and cooperative” with the regulator at the time of the so-called London whale trades.

UniCredit Profit Hit by Strategic Revamp

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:10:13 EST
UniCredit said its fourth-quarter net profit dropped 10%, hit mainly by costs related to its recently announced strategic plan, but still beat analysts forecasts that it would report a loss.

Disney Earnings: Why ESPN Has to Get Back in the Game

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:15:42 EST
In Disney’s quarterly results, the cord-cutting phenomenon and its impact on ESPN will likely overshadow success from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Deutsche Bank: No Liquidity Crisis but Capital Fears Are Right

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:36:36 EST
It will not take much to knock the German bank’s plan off course, which could stop payouts to equity and junior debt investors.

Toyota Runs Roughshod Over Mini Car Maker

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:23:01 EST
Toyota’s offer to buy the chunk of Daihatsu Motor it doesn’t already own leaves minority shareholders in the back seat.

Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:11:17 EST
The technology sector is getting buffeted on multiple fronts. Relief could be a long time coming.

Why European Bank Stocks Are Getting Hammered

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:31:48 EST
Stocks and bonds of European banks are selling off sharply. That is because a big profitability problem risks making their other, known issues worse.

Chesapeake Energy: The End Isn't So Near

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:30:30 EST
Chesapeake Energy is in survival mode, but investors have reacted with undue alarm to steps it has taken to stay afloat.

Bank-Stock Carnage: This Number Is Killing Them

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:18:21 EST
Falling yields on government debt are one of the hammers pounding bank stocks.

Corporate Credit: Less Than Angelic

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:47:19 EST
Companies’ credit ratings are starting to feel the strain. Watch out for more downgrades to junk in the coming months.

Energy Giant's Flameout Can Yield Opportunity

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:43:41 EST
Renewable-energy giant SunEdison is in deep financial trouble. But there may be a way to profit.