Morgan Stanley posts highest profit since financial crisis

- Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported its most profitable quarter since the financial crisis on Monday, boosted by higher revenue from trading bonds and equities.

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Inflation goal may be too low, says Fed's Rosengren: FT

- Central banks including the Federal Reserve may need to set higher inflation targets in the future to avoid dealing with low economic growth, Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said in an interview with the Financial Times.

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GE in talks to sell lending, leasing portfolio to Wells Fargo: source

- General Electric Co is in early-stage talks with Wells Fargo & Co about selling its entire $74 billion U.S. commercial lending and leasing (CLL) portfolio to the bank, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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IBM sales fall for 12th quarter, currency weighs

- International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives. | Video

20 Apr 2015

China overhauling IPO process, mulls foreign firms listing: report

SHANGHAI - China will switch to a "registration system" for initial public offerings (IPO), ending the current approval process, the official China Securities Journal reported on Tuesday, a day after parliament began reviewing draft changes to the Securities Law.

China needs more reform to avert 'boom bust' market scenarios: BlackRock

SINGAPORE - The chief executive of BlackRock Inc , the world's largest money manager, said on Tuesday that China will need to continue to reform its capital markets to avert what he called boom and bust scenarios.

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