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  • The return of turbulence

    Yes, it's October, a month that often spooks the market like a Halloween ghoul. But surely there are larger and more serious reasons for the sharp sell-offs we've seen in global equities of late.

Why we're in a 'managed depression'

Q2 data on corporate capital spending supports Martin Wolf's contention that the globe is suffering from a lack of demand not seen since the 1930s.

Beat it or miss it, guidance seems here to stay

The number of companies providing guidance to investors bounces back post-financial crisis, a recent survey shows.

Makeover time for investment policies?

Coming changes to money fund regulations mean companies need to reassess their policies.

Why Amazon may be a Ponzi scheme

How long can Amazon's free cash flow depend on the construction of warehouses?

 

Big banking companies dominate currency trading

The biggest FX traders dominate the market, accounting for over half of the available business, and putting pressure on smaller players, a recent research report showed. If the situation continutes, finance executives may find their choices for trading partners limited,

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Nasdaq's eSpeed has added U.S. Treasury bills to its electronic government bond trading platform and reports that it is already seeing notional average daily volume exceeding $4 billion and daily highs exceeding $10 billion. ESpeed says the introduction of T-bill trading is part of a larger plan to "ultimately complete the entire Treasury complex," and the move also signals Nasdaq's efforts to further diversify into fixed income, currency and commodities.

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney promised a "thorough, independent review" this week after a 10-hour failure of a payment system whose daily payments processing volumes total 277 billion British pounds.