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Quebec’s Caisse Interested in Buying Some GE Capital Assets — Michael Sabia, chief executive officer of Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, said the pension fund is interested in buying assets from GE Capital, General Electric Co.'s finance unit. "Parts of GE Capital present interesting opportunities, and that is something that we are thinking about and that we are looking at," Sabia said in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg Television.

Here's Who's Hiring and Firing on Wall Street — Wall Street keeps shrinking. The six biggest U.S. banks, squeezed by regulation and constrained by the sluggish global economy, cut more than 4,000 jobs in the first quarter. Three firms, Wells Fargo & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, added positions over the first three months of the 2015.

Dimon Says Government Deficits, Spending Are New Global Risk — Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government's estimated $1.5 trillion deficit and record government spending around the world are the biggest potential threats to the global economy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said. "I'm not just talking about just the United States," Dimon said in an interview on Bloomberg Television in Davos, Switzerland today.

Greece’s Varoufakis counting on ECB to avoid March default — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he's counting on the European Central Bank to help the country avert default when it runs out of money next month, while bank deposits are also starting to flow back.

Varoufakis counts on Draghi to avoid Greek default in March — Varoufakis, an economics professor at the University of Athens, spoke from his office on the sixth floor in the finance ministry, which lies opposite the Greek Parliament in Syntagma square, scene of demonstrations during the economic crisis. In the elections of Jan. 25, he got more votes than any other candidate in any Greek district.

Greek Yields Would Drop to 1% After Debt Deal, Varoufakis Says — (Bloomberg) -- Greece's borrowing costs would plunge to those of other euro area nations if it can agree with international creditors over growth and its debt sustainability, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said. Greece's benchmark 10-year bonds yielded 8.86 percent, down from as high as 11.4 percent on Feb.

Varoufakis Counts On ECB to Stave Off Greek Default Next Month — (Bloomberg) -- Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he's counting on the European Central Bank to help the country avert default when it runs out of money next month, while bank deposits are also starting to flow back. The government must make a payment to the International Monetary Fund in March.

Europe QE, Lower Oil Price Ultimately Good for Brazil, Levy Says — The drop in oil prices and additional economic stimulus in Europe will be "ultimately" positive for Brazil, the country's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said.

WEF’s Schwab Says He Predicted Swiss Would End Franc Cap — What could upset the World Economic Forum? That's what founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab says was on his mind early last week. It was just days before the single-most important event on Schwab's calendar: the annual meeting he convenes for world leaders, corporate chieftains, investors and economists in the Swiss mountain town of Davos.

Starboard Said to Seek Staples Merger With Office Depot — Starboard Value, which disclosed a stake in Staples Inc. (SPLS) and a larger investment in Office Depot Inc. (ODP) earlier today, plans to push the companies to merge and cut overlapping expenses in an industry with too many stores, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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May 21, 2015

My old friend and very first boss at Bloomberg, Kevin Doyle, has died. KD, you inspired me. RIP.

May 15, 2015

Can a brutal military dictatorship become a business-friendly democracy? My report from Myanmar:…

May 15, 2015

Oh no. BB King is dead at 89. "The thrill is gone, it's gone away for good." RIP.

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