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U.S. lawmakers seal deal on historic Wall St reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers hammered out a historic overhaul of financial regulations on Friday, handing President Barack Obama a major domestic policy victory on the eve of a global summit of world leaders.

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AIG managers resign, zeal to fight bonuses waning

Two of American International Group Inc.'s top managers in Paris have resigned, just days after agreeing to return controversial retention bonuses.

Business

US likely taking majority ownership of GM

NEW YORK (AP) - General Motors Corp. is expected to announce early Wednesday that only a small fraction of the holders of its US$27 billion in bonds agreed to swap that unsecured debt for a 10 percent equity share of a recapitalized GM.

Business

Argentina launches investigation into holdouts' investments

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's markets watchdog on Monday launched an investigation into what it believes may have been unlawful speculation by holdout creditors whose litigation against the country for repayment of their defaulted bonds pushed it into a new default last week.

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Ringgit rallies most in 8 weeks

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rallied the most in eight weeks as a rebound in Brent crude boosted sentiment following a global selloff in stocks due to slowing growth in China.

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Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in class action suit

NEW YORK: A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street’s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

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US Sec Commission examining companies

WASHINGTON: The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed Wednesday that the agency is investigating several companies' actions in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2008.

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Disputes scuttle vote on Wall Street reform

WASHINGTON: Key US senators reached a partial agreement on Wall Street reform on Tuesday, but disputes over some issues continued, and the Senate adjourned without casting votes on amendments as planned.

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Geithner calls for action on euro debt crisis

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday that financial markets want to see euro zone countries put into action their $1 trillion standby package designed to stabilise the European currency.

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U.S. lawmakers seal deal on historic Wall St reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers hammered out a historic overhaul of financial regulations as dawn broke over the nation's capital on Friday, handing President Barack Obama a major domestic policy victory on the eve of a global summit devoted to financial reform.