Banking and credit

A plane with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla taxies onto the special plane terminal of the Beijing International airport ahead of the Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
April 25, 2019 - 4:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's finance minister tried Thursday to dispel complaints its Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative leaves developing countries with too much debt, promising "sustainable financing" as leaders gathered to celebrate the project. Liu Kun's comments came as Chinese...
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A man looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite the S&P 500’s all-time record high close the day before. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 24, 2019 - 1:08 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6% to 22,136.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 29,707.64. The Shanghai Composite index...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:54 pm
The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past allegations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 22, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that Herman Cain has withdrawn from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve's board amid a focus on past scandals. Cain is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who dropped out of the 2012 presidential race amid allegations of sexual...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, an evening commuter is silhouetted against the glistening New York City skyline at sunset as he walks along Hudson River shoreline in Jersey City, N.J. On Wednesday, April 17, the Federal Reserve releases its latest "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy was expanding at a moderate pace in March and early April, despite uncertainty caused by trade tensions and severe flooding in the Midwest. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said that some...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 15, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 15, 2019 - 11:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Tuesday in Asia in mostly narrow trading in the absence of any major market-driving news. The Nikkei 225 index added 0.2% to 22,208.70. China's Shanghai Composite index lost 0.6% to 3,158.76 and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 0.3% to 29,736.05. South Korea's...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 15, 2019 - 10:43 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government says it is in talks with European bailout lenders to repay its debts to the International Monetary Fund early as market borrowing rates tumbled to their lowest level since 2005. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said Greece is hoping to repay a "...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David Solomon testifies before the House Financial Services Commitee during a hearing in Washington. Goldman Sachs said its first quarter earnings fell by 21% from a year earlier, hurt by a slowdown in trading. Solomon described the quarter as a "muted start to the year," in a written statement. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 15, 2019 - 9:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said its first quarter earnings fell by 21% from a year earlier, hurt by a slowdown in trading. The investment bank earned a profit of $2.25 billion, or $5.71 a share, down from a profit of $2.83 billion, or $6.95 a share, in the same period a year earlier. The results...
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FILE- This March 23, 2018, file photo shows the entrance to Citibank at the Citigroup Center in downtown Los Angeles. Citigroup reports earnings Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 15, 2019 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its first quarter profits rose by a relatively quiet 2% from a year earlier, as higher interest and investment banking revenues helped offset a decline in trading. Citi's results were similar to those of its Wall Street competitors, JPMorgan Chase...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the International Monetary Fund IMF Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 14, 2019 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation...
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