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Shorting volatility: Rising risks mean itchier trigger fingers

NEW YORK A long stretch of low volatility for U.S. stocks has made betting on continued calm a popular and lucrative trade, but traders and strategists warn that risks to the trade have mounted, while the potential for profits has shrunk.

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A private solution for China’s zombie company problem? Unlikely

HONG KONG China's latest push to revive its bloated state-owned sector is set to pick up pace this year, with bankers and investors expecting possible spin-offs and asset sales to follow a key Communist Party Congress in October.

A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

TOKYO On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

Tech, Japan Sep 23 2017

Uber, reviving old tactic, is backed by more than 500,000 in London row

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON Half a million people have signed an online petition in under 24 hours backing Uber's bid to stay on the roads of London, showing the company is turning to its tried-and-tested tactic of asking customers for help when it locks horns with regulators.

Sep 23 2017

Lufthansa seen offering to pay 200 million euros for Air Berlin assets: source

FRANKFURT A Lufthansa bid price of 200 million euros ($239 million) to buy assets from insolvent Air Berlin plus 100 million euros to meet operating costs is roughly correct, a source familiar with the talks said on Sunday.

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Fed officials in muddle over permanent vs temporary inflation lull

OKLAHOMA CITY Federal Reserve officials with competing views about inflation laid out on Friday the quandary facing U.S. policymakers as they wrestle over whether a recent dip in the pace of price increases is trivial, or the result of global forces that could permanently throw off the Fed's policy calculus.

Sep 22 2017

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