Thirty-one banks prepare for Fed tests

Rise in oil price and US jobless rate among scenarios for 2015

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The plunge suggested a dynamite cause, yet nothing much had happened, writes James Mackintosh
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Questions asked about the long-term future of Bill Gross and if he can repeat his Pimco success

Nasdaq lifts share buyback limit by $500m

US exchange set to resume buybacks after cutting debt

Janus Capital warns of higher pay costs

Bill Gross’s arrival called a ‘game changer’

Pay attention to dividend declarations

Distributions in the third quarter are barely changed from 2013

Shanghai bourse awaits options approval

New equity derivative launch will be China’s first since 2008

KKR reaps benefits of market volatility

Private equity group reports smaller than expected fall in profit

Lazard profits soar on merger activity

Bout of deal-making central to improved performance

Rouble tumbles to new dollar lows

Decline follows Rosneft request for more than Rbs2tn of state cash

Credit Suisse cuts investment bank again

Aim is to cut leverage exposure by a further SFr70bn

Kuwait to launch $5bn stake sale

Government seeks to stoke growth in the Gulf state’s private sector

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