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Draghi throws door to QE wide open as recovery wanes

21 November 2014

(Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi threw the door wide open on Friday for more dramatic action to rescue the euro zone economy, saying “excessively low” inflation had to be raised quickly by whatever means necessary.

The headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing

UPDATE: China cuts benchmark rates

21 November 2014

(Reuters) - China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world’s second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Alibaba

Alibaba wows market with US$8bn debut dollar bond

21 November 2014

Alibaba wowed the markets Thursday with its ground-breaking US$8bn debut dollar bond, pricing it at levels in line with and even tighter than some of the world’s best-known companies.

MGM Resorts logo

Only one benchmark deal prices as US high-yield market awaits Tibco LBO bond

20 November 2014

MGM Resorts International was the only benchmark deal to price in the US high-yield market on Thursday as the market awaits another big deal for the highly leveraged buyout of software firm Tibco that looks to be struggling.

Keith Mullin 475px June 2014

Obsession with banker pay must stop

IFR 2060 22 November to 28 November 2014 By

Keith Mullin finds the continued focus on remuneration astounding.

Jonathan Rogers new June 2014

Raising the stakes in Canada-China saga

IFR 2060 22 November to 28 November 2014 By

Canada can gain from a new renminbi licence, but things haven’t always gone well.

Peters 475px June 2014

Another fine mess

IFR 2060 22 November to 28 November 2014 By

Who’s the next target for revenue-generating fines?


Discounting the Chinese premium

21 November 2014 By Lianting Tu

Alibaba’s massive debt deal performed more like US credit.

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