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  • Barclays to Cut 7,000 Jobs at Investment Bank by 2016

    Barclays Plc, under pressure to boost returns, will eliminate 7,000 jobs at its investment bank, about a quarter of the total, and signaled its effort to build a global bank is over.

  • European Bonds Drop as Ukraine Optimism Damps Demand for Safety

    European government bonds fell after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said the nation pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, easing tensions and helping to damp demand for safer assets.

  • Padoan Says He Doesn’t See Strong Depreciation of Euro

    Italy’s Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said he doesn’t foresee a strong depreciation of the euro, while he would welcome a “softer” level for the common currency to aid European recovery.

  • Blair Says Syria Peace Pointing to Transition With Assad

    The war in Syria is an “unmitigated disaster” and the best way forward may be an interim peace deal that allows Bashar al-Assad to stay in power for a short period, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said.

  • BlackRock Expands Top Ranks in Second Revamp in Two Years

    BlackRock Inc. is expanding its top management ranks in a move that grooms the next generation of leaders at the world’s biggest money manager.

  • Intesa CEO Messina Says Bank in Talks to Sell Assets

    Intesa Sanpaolo SpA Chief Executive Officer Carlo Messina said Italy’s second-biggest bank is in talks to sell non-strategic assets as part of a four-year plan.

  • Euro Gains as ECB Signals Deflation Risk Is Contained

    The euro gained against 12 of its 16 major counterparts as European Central Bank policy makers signaled deflation risks are contained, subduing speculation of a round of bond-buying to boost prices and economic growth.

  • Portugal Weighs Risk of Irish Route to Bailout Exit

    As Portugal enters the final stretch of its three-year rescue program, the country now finds itself at a fork in the road to recovery with one route charted in Dublin and the other in Brussels.

  • Copper as Economy Sage Fails as Growth Defies Price Slump

    Copper, dubbed by traders as the metal with the economics Ph.D., may need a new nickname.

  • Bloomberg Television Debuts 'On the Move with Francine Lacqua'

    Bloomberg Television Debuts 'On the Move with Francine Lacqua' New Weekday Program Expands upon Bloomberg Television's Leading European and Asian Business News Coverage Business Wire NEW YORK & LONDON -- August 31, 2010 Bloomberg Television, the global 24-hour business and financial news network, today announced the launch of "On the Move with Francine Lacqua," airing weekdays from 9-10 AM CET. Hosted by Bloomberg Television anchor and senior correspondent Francine Lacqua, "On the Move" provides comprehensive coverage of market openings across Europe, breaking news from Asia, and live reporting on the stories most impacting business around the globe. "Francine's unparalleled access to top business and political leaders gives our viewers competitive insight into the markets and the business day ahead," said Brian Martinez, International Managing Director, Bloomberg Television.

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