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A big decline in markets could hit global economy

A shock to market confidence -an end to irrational exuberance -could lead to sharp price falls. There is a “significant possibility” of a major stock market correction in the near future which could drag down global economic growth, according to recent analysis from staff at research house OxfordBSE 4.88 % Economics. Writing on Tuesday, Oxford’s global head of macro research GabrielBSE 2.53 % Sterne argued that a 10 ... Read More »

LIC’s favourites: 20 stocks in which the Big Daddy of insurance holds 10-20%

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) which has registered a whopping 145 percent jump in profit from the sale of equities in the April-June quarter of the current financial year was also busy in raising stake in most of the bluechip names. There are about 20 companies in which LIC holds more than 10 percent stake which includes names like ITC, Corporation Bank, Orissa Minerals, NALCO, IDBI ... Read More »

Small Business Lending from Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Surges, Biz2Credit Reports

Big banks and institutional lenders continue giving small businesses a reason to smile. According to the newly released Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index report for November 2016, loan approval rates at both big banks and institutional lenders continued to rise, improving to new highs. What’s more, small banks also showed an increase in small business loan approval rates. The only drop in ... Read More »

Three big events could bring some volatility back into markets

Getty Images Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The record high stock market may be signaling it’s the best of times. But the bond market looks to be saying just the opposite: If it’s not the worst of times, it soon could be. Traders have been debating which one is right — the stock market ... Read More »

Stocks Fade, But Facebook Soars; Why These 2 Medicals Are Up Big

The stock market was modestly lower heading into Friday’s close, with small caps taking a beating following a heavy slate of earnings reports. The Nasdaq composite fell fractionally as some of its major components such as Amazon.com (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) enjoyed post-earnings rallies while others fell on disappointing results. Amazon was well off its Friday intraday high, but still above ... Read More »

How ‘Consumer Relief’ After Mortgage Crisis Can Enrich Big Banks

A home in Henderson, Nev., that was foreclosed. Some deals by big banks to provide mortgage relief for borrowers have a built-in profit incentive. CreditMax Whittaker for The New York Times In every multibillion dollar settlement with a big bank that peddled faulty mortgage securities, a major provision has been a requirement that the bank provide “consumer relief.” In the ... Read More »

Allianz plays down talk of big deals as hands cash to investors

Allianz (ALVG.DE) played down talk of it making a major acquisition any time soon as its chief executive Oliver Baete said on Friday the German insurer could grow without deals. The Munich-based group said it would return up to 3 billion euros (£3 billion) to shareholders, but made clear this did not exclude the possibility of it being involved in ... Read More »

Big business players taking keen interest in Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said big business players are taking a keen interest in the state as the government is making all out efforts to create an investor-friendly environment. “Employment generation is the top priority of the government but industrialisation will not be encouraged at the cost of environment and all measures would be taken to maintain ... Read More »

Asos bets big on London despite Brexit

Another win for the Brexit brigade? The decision by online retailer Asos to hire 1,500 staff over three years, as part of plans to expand its London head office, will no doubt be portrayed that way by Theresa May’s Government. Following similar announcements by Facebook and Google, both of which plan to increase their UK workforces despite the uncertainty created ... Read More »

French government to sue Carrefour over big supplier discounts

The French government said on Wednesday it was taking retail giant Carrefour (CARR.PA) to court for illegally seeking big discounts from suppliers, following an investigation. The Economy Ministry said it would seek a fine and a court order on the world’s second-biggest retailer to stop what it described as “abusive commercial practices”. It added that the investigation had found that ... Read More »