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Saudi credit default swaps soar on U.S.-Iran crisis

DUBAI (Reuters) - The cost of insuring against a potential debt default by Saudi Arabia has soared by a sixth since Friday's killing by a U.S. drone of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, bearing the brunt of a broader reaction in Middle Eastern markets.

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Geithner, New York Fed defend actions on AIG payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner denied any role in disclosures about American International Group's payments to banks and defended his decisions as New York Federal Reserve chief to pay full price to retire AIG credit default swaps.

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Brazil credit risk slips as lower house votes for Rousseff ouster

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's perceived sovereign risk among investors fell on Sunday, with the cost of insuring Brazilian bonds for five years falling yet again in the credit-default swaps market after the country's lower house of Congress voted to back the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff for breaching budget laws.

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Ukraine debt insurance costs fall sharply

LONDON (Reuters) - Ukraine's five-year credit default swaps fell sharply on Monday after hopes grew Ukraine will get foreign aid after the ousting of Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich.

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Greece secures biggest debt deal in history

ATHENS, Greece (AP): Greece's private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe's economy from being dragged further into chaos.

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Ex-AIG VPs allege gender, age bias at swaps unit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two former American International Group Inc female vice presidents have sued the insurer and its derivatives unit, saying they were fired after complaining about a

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Key Senators in partial agreement on Wall Street reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key U.S. 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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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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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.