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08/03/2020 | 12:16am EDT
Fed Weighs Abandoning Pre-Emptive Rate Moves to Curb Inflation 

The U.S. central bank is preparing to effectively abandon its strategy of pre-emptively lifting interest rates to head off higher inflation, a practice it has followed for more than three decades.

Bitcoin Is Riding High Again as Investors Embrace Risk 

The market boom that pushed stocks, bonds and commodities to their best combined four-month spurt in decades has found its way into the most notoriously volatile and speculative asset on the planet: bitcoin.

Wells Fargo Sold Assets Amid Market Turmoil to Stay Within Fed's Limits 

Wells Fargo unloaded hundreds of millions of dollars of assets during this spring's market collapse to stay out of trouble with the Federal Reserve.

Fintech Varo Money Gets Rare Green Light to Become Bank 

Financial-technology firm Varo Money said it had received a national bank charter, clearing the final hurdle in its quest to become a bank

Why Some Small Businesses Are Breaking Up With Their Banks 

When their regular banks didn't come through with PPP loans, some business owners moved their money to smaller rivals.

U.K. Hedge-Fund Manager Crispin Odey Charged With Indecent Assault 

Crispin Odey, one of Europe's best-known hedge fund managers, has been charged with indecent assault by U.K. prosecutors.

BNP Paribas Outshines Rivals as Trading Prospers 

Shares in BNP Paribas rose as much as 6% as the French lender's earnings suggested it is navigating the coronavirus pandemic better than several other European banks, driven by a boom in its trading businesses.

LSE Mulls Sale of Milan Bourse 

London Stock Exchange said it's in exploratory talks to sell its stake in MTS or may even offload the Borsa Italiana as a whole, to get regulatory approval for its Refinitiv deal.

NatWest Posts Loss as Charges Top GBP2B 

NatWest reported a swing to a pretax loss for the second quarter of 2020 after booking much-higher-than-expected impairments for the period due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Swiss Re Posts Loss But Confident 

Swiss Re reported a loss of $1.14 billion in the first half of the year due to coronavirus-related claims and reserves, but said it was confident about the rest of 2020.


Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
BITCOIN - EURO -0.03% 9148.055 Real-time Quote.41.90%
BNP PARIBAS 5.19% 31.82 Real-time Quote.-39.77%
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE PLC 1.52% 8844 Delayed Quote.14.12%
SWISS RE LTD 3.66% 69.76 Delayed Quote.-35.82%
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 0.76% 23.82 Delayed Quote.-55.72%
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