Stress Test Shows 29 of 30 Banks Meet or Top Capital Target
The Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests found 29 of the 30 largest U.S. banks could withstand a deep recession and still pay dividends, fueling speculation about which firms will win approval next week to raise payouts.
Is China Heading for a Real Estate Bubble Burst?
China is cracking down on shadow banking and lending to protect its economy, but could a real estate bubble bust all its efforts?
In Muni Sector, High-Yield Bonds Are Cooling, but State Bonds Are Hot
Municipal bonds tied to the tobacco settlement have been hot lately, returning over 19% so far this year, but that doesn’t mean investors should inhale, says an S&P analyst.
Chinese Banks Take Beating by Investors
China’s credit boom appears to be on its way out, and it may take its banks along with it.
In China, New Home Sales Are Up, Up, Up
While U.S. homeowners are lamenting the continuing depression in real estate prices and slack sales in cities across the nation despite record-low mortgage rates, home prices in China are at record highs in all 70 cities.