Brazil sees bank loan disbursements shrinking this year
BRASILIA, Sept 28 The Brazilian central bank is expecting commercial lenders to cut loan disbursements by about 2 percent this year, compared with a previous forecast of a 1 percent expansion.
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OSLO Jan 8 Norway's housing market was a bit stronger than expected in December but not enough to alter the course of the economy, central bank Governor Oeystein Olsen told Reuters on Wednesday.
"The latest house price data were a bit on the upside of what we've anticipated. But that doesn't change the picture we've drawn as it's still within the band of uncertainty," Olsen said.
Seasonally adjusted house prices rose by 0.2 percent in the last month of 2013 after three consecutive months of negative numbers. (Reporting by Camilla Knudsen, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Balazs Koranyi)
NEW YORK, Sept 28 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it would adopt rules to strengthen the regulatory framework for clearing agencies deemed systematically important or that are involved in complex transactions, such as security-based swaps.
HAMBURG, Germany, Sept 28 Canadian power group Northland Power could be taken private, sold to a strategic investor or remain a stock-market listed entity, its chief financial officer said, as the group is in the middle of a major business review.