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  • JPMorgan and OCC will face Senate hearing over "London whale"
    A hearing by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will focus on JPMorgan Chase's losses stemming from trades by the "London whale" and how much the bank and regulators knew about the derivatives risks traders were taking. The subcommittee plans to call JPMorgan executives and at least one representative from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Wall Street Journal (07 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • European coal power blamed for health care costs, early deaths
    Air pollution from Europe's coal-fired power plants is responsible for $56 billion in health care costs, more than 18,000 premature deaths, 4 million lost working days and 8,500 new cases of chronic bronchitis every year, according to a study by the Health and Environment Alliance. The study concluded that its findings are troubling because after years of decline, the use of coal is increasing in Europe. Deutsche Welle (Germany) (07 Mar.), (07 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • BoE maintains bond-buying program
    The Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England has kept its bond-buying program unchanged, but policymakers discussed implementing more radical initiatives to bolster the economy. "The economy is not quite weak enough to justify more [quantitative easing], or indeed other forms of monetary easing, just yet," said Martin Beck, an economist with Capital Economics. "But with fears that the economy will enter a triple-dip recession still very present, further action by the bank in the next month or two is likely." Bloomberg (07 Mar.), Reuters (07 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • German industrial orders unexpectedly drop
    Orders received by German factories unexpectedly declined in January, the Economy Ministry says. Between December and January, orders decreased by 1.9%. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News had expected a 0.6% increase. Bloomberg (07 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: U.K. economy is stuck in a rut
    The U.K. economy is barely stumbling along, but increased investment in infrastructure, looser monetary policy and structural reform could boost growth, according to The Economist. Critics might jeer Chancellor George Osborne if he increases borrowing, "but the bond markets will forgive him a little more borrowing in the interests of growth," the magazine notes. The Economist (tiered subscription model) (09 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EU benchmark-rate inquiries at "advanced stage," official says
    Eric van Ginderachter, director of cartels at the European Commission, says the commission's investigations into alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate, are "at an advanced stage." The commission hasn't taken action against banks, brokers or others suspected of manipulation. Bloomberg (07 Mar.), Reuters (07 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Deutsche Bank readies ETF investing in China's A-shares
    Deutsche Bank has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch an exchange-traded fund that would buy China's A-shares, which normally aren't available to foreign investors. The db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 Index ETF would be linked to the CSI 300 Index, which comprises the 300 biggest and most liquid A-shares. (07 Mar.) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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