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China plans new privately financed banks

<b>Up to five private banks will be created in China this year as it looks to open up the financial sector and raise competition in the industry.</b><p>The banks will be allowed to operate on a trial basis under the supervision of Chinese banking authorities.<p>Private finance will be used to either restructure …

Sirius, Liberty Media, Sonic are stocks to watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Liberty Media Corp., and Sonic Corp. are among the stocks that are expected to see active …

Why Companies With Zero In Revenue Get Valued At Billions Of Dollars

It's somehow seen as a sign of failure if a company isn't making money on day one. Twitter was dogged by the revenue question for years. Today it's doing billions in sales, and it's publicly traded at a ~$38 billion valuation. Same with Facebook, which faced the revenue question. It's making plenty …

Stock market to find out if the Fed made the right move

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Investors this week will look at what the Federal Reserve used as a trigger to taper its asset purchases, and whether …

The euro zone’s credit crunch will get worse before it gets better

Another month, another grim data point on bank lending in the euro zone. The latest numbers, covering November (pdf), show that loans to companies in the euro zone are falling at a 3.9% annual pace, the fastest rate of decline in more than a decade. Loans to households are holding up better, but …

Treasurys slip as Fed officials ponder exit plan

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices edged lower Friday as Federal Reserve officials detailed their latest thinking about how the central bank …

Economic outlook '14: Hopes for big step forward

Four reasons why the economy will take off in 2014 and four reasons why it might not.<p>The economy abounds with hopeful signs as the new year arrives, enough that the Federal Reserve will begin to put its easy-money punch bowl on a higher shelf by trimming its bond purchases this month. But after …

China is No. 1 risk for world economy: Soros

The ultimate contrarian’s bets for 2014

This is the busy time of year at the hedge fund Pariah Capital.<p>Pariah is a super-exclusive, super-elite (and completely hypothetical) fund which …

Housing, job recovery boost 2013 auto sales to best finish in 6 years

An improving economy, stable fuel prices, attractive new products and low interest rates combined to boost auto sales to their best finish in six years, automakers said Friday.<p>It was a welcome relief after the worst industry downturn since the Great Depression and sets the table for what could be a …

San Francisco hedge fund hiring a Bitcoin trader

A San Francisco hedge fund is seeking a new junior trader. Applicants need strong analytical skills, the freedom to work irregular hours, and familiarity with Excel.<p>Oh, and they should also be cryptocurrency experts.<p>It’s the first job posting we’ve seen for a Bitcoin trader, and yet another sign …

Uncertainty ahead for India's economy

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Tech industry sales forecast uneven for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — As the consumer tech industry kicks off 2014 at its annual convention in Las Vegas, it's looking forward to a year in which it is expected to grow twice as fast as the U.S. economy.<p>Yet pockets of weakness remain in tech sectors, where new technologies are replacing the old.<p>As that …

Persistent Credit Contraction Is Europe's Achilles' Heel

In spite of a number of positive economic indicators out of the Eurozone (see example), credit growth remains the area's Achilles' heel. The latest private sector loan growth aggregate from the ECB shows an annual decline of 1.8% (adjusted for sales and securitization - see press release). Here is …

Slower growth in Chinese manufacturing could be just the start of a new global economic threat, the financier has warned<p>George Soros is worried about China, and we should take note. The hedge fund boss, who built his fortune betting on the world's money markets, is concerned that 20 years of rapid …

Private Equity Giant Carlyle Group Wants To Sell Mutual Funds To Mom-And-Pop Investors

Carlyle Enhanced Commodity Real Return Fund will mainly invest in commodity sectors including energy and metals, while Carlyle Global Core Allocation Fund will invest across equities, debt, real estate, commodities and currencies using primarily exchange-traded funds, according to the filing …

These bond funds and ETF types could make money in 2014

Last Update:<p>CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The death of a decades-strong bond bull market may be exaggerated, but fixed-income investors aren’t waiting to …