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Shanghai Composite Fluctuates After Biggest Rout in Three Months

China’s benchmark stock index swung between gains and losses as traders weigh the start of the subscription period for initial public offerings and an International Monetary Fund meeting to decide whether to grant reserve-currency status to the yuan.

BTG's Partners Said to Plan Buying Esteves's Stake After Arrest

BTG Pactual’s partners are in talks to buy former Chief Executive Officer Andre Esteves’s controlling stake in the bank after his arrest last week, said a person with knowledge of the matter. Brazil’s Supreme Court extended the billionaire’s arrest on Sunday, his lawyer said.

AB InBev Said to Consider Selling SAB's Peroni, Grolsch Brands

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the beermaker in talks to buy SABMiller Plc for $107 billion, is considering selling the Peroni and Grolsch brands as it works to gain regulatory clearance to combine the world’s biggest brewers, people familiar with the matter said.

Five China Bond Deadlines to Watch

A chemical producer, chicken processor, a sausage maker, a tin smelter and a coal miner have something in common. Surging losses and high leverage have prompted brokerages to put red flags on their debt.

Did the Yuan Really Pass the IMF Currency Test? You'll Know Soon

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and some two dozen officials on the fund’s executive board will gather Monday at headquarters in Washington for one of the most-anticipated decisions outside of actually approving loans for nations in crisis.


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

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)

The Longer-Term Approach of Activist Investors

Bruce Goldfarb, Okapi Partners president and chief executive officer, discusses the longer-term approach of activist investors with Bloomberg's Alix Steel and Keri Geiger on "Bloomberg ‹GO›." (Source: Bloomberg)