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BTG Said to Weigh Commodities Arm Plan Including Stake Sale

Grupo BTG Pactual SA, the Brazilian company reeling from the arrest of Chief Executive Officer Andre Esteves in a corruption probe, is mulling options for its commodities business including bringing in external investors to bolster funds, according to people with knowledge of the plan.

Charting the Markets: A Big Week Begins as November Ends With a Whimper

Global stocks are falling for a second day and set for the third monthly decline in four. It's a significant week with the European Central Bank widely expected to increase stimulus on Thursday. Key events in the U.S. include Friday's jobs report and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance before Congress on Thursday. Today the COP21 climate-change conference gets underway in Paris. The aim of the gathering is to reach an accord on reducing carbon emissions to curb global warming.

Pound Falls Below $1.50 as Newest BOE Member Backs Low Rates

The pound fell below $1.50 for the first time in seven months after the newest member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee said he’s comfortable with keeping interest rates at a record low, reinforcing the dovish stance adopted by colleagues including Governor Mark Carney.

European Stocks' Three-Month High as Euro Drops Puts Onus on ECB

European stocks hovered around a three-month high, the euro touched its weakest level since April and the yield gap between German and U.S. notes reached the widest in nine years as traders prepared for the European Central Bank to ramp up stimulus later this week.


How to Find -- and Afford -- Your Second Act


$5.7 billion

The Internal Revenue Service collected about that much in 2011 from penalties for early withdrawals from 401(k) retirement savings accounts

Videos: In The Money

The Risks and Rewards of Argentina's Bond Market

Alberto Gallo, head of macro credit research at RBS, discusses bonds investment in Argentina with expected economic changes from President-elect Mauricio Macri and offers his global bond market outlook. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

COP21 Climate Conference: What It Means for Markets

Michele Giddens, partner and co-founder at Bridges Ventures, and Patrick Armstrong, chief investment officer at Plurimi Investment Managers, discuss the U.N. summit on climate change and what it means for the markets and investments. They speak to Bloomberg's Guy Johnson on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

How to Play Retail ETFs

Bloomberg's Erik Balchunas reports on retail and China ETFs. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Battle of the Charts: Retail Traffic, Euro Versus Dollar

On today's "Battle of the Charts," Bloomberg's Julie Hyman takes a look at retail sales while Bloomberg's Mark Barton explores whether the euro will reach parity with the U.S. dollar. They speak on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)