Chief Financial Correspondent
Christine Harper is Bloomberg's chief financial correspondent and the lead reporter covering Goldman Sachs. She has worked for Bloomberg News since February 1998, when she joined the London office. During eight years in London, Christine covered beats including European media, technology and telecommunications, corporate debt, and investment banking. She has covered Wall Street from New York since April 2006 and has received awards from the New York Press Club award and the Society of the Silurians.
Before joining Bloomberg, Christine worked for two years for Dow Jones Newswires in Brussels and New Jersey. She previously worked as a correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer and as a reporter for The Sun Herald newspaper in Biloxi, Mississippi. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is examining whether Wall Street firms overcharge investors on some bond trades and whether they unfairly allocate new corporate debt issues to reward certain clients.
Citigroup Inc. agreed to sell its consumer-banking business in Honduras to Banco Financiera Comercial Hondurena SA as the third-largest U.S. lender scales back in some countries. Terms weren’t disclosed.
Grupo BTG Pactual SA and 13 banks managing Oi SA’s stock offering, part of a capital increase of as much as 24.2 billion reais ($10.6 billion), will no longer commit to buying the shares should investor demand fall short.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is looking to sell its New York Stock Exchange market-making unit to a Dutch investment firm, as computers replace traders who once dominated the business at the corner of Wall and Broad streets.