Financial regulation has been shaped by financial crises, but the effects of this can be seen in some markets more than others.
Market volatility is traditionally a boon for brokers and banks hungry for client activity. But the latest bout may signal growing unease about a six-year-old bull market that owes much to repeated central bank largesse.
Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday after official data showed China's manufacturing sector, one of the main engines powering the world's biggest energy consumer, contracted at its fastest pace in three years
Financial industry software maker Fidelity National Information Services Inc. said it would buy SunGard Data Systems Inc. for $9.1 billion including debt, scooping up one of the longest-held investments in private-equity history.

John McCormick has been on a mission for the past five years: to bring hedge funds to the masses.

Cerberus Capital is listing U.S. grocery store operator Albertsons Cos Inc a year after the private equity firm acquired Safeway and combined the two chains.
Barclays axed its CEO just three years after he began the job in the name of strategic change and increased shareholder returns. This may be the first of many changes at the bank following a rate-fixing scandal.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is launching a new bitcoin index (NYXBT).

Ever wonder how much gold has ever been exhumed in the history of the world? The GFMS Gold Survey estimates that the total amount is approximately 183,600 tons, or 5.9 billion ounces.

U.S. stocks were poised to open lower on Tuesday, after two sessions of gains, as a surge in trade deficit in March suggested that economic growth contracted in the first quarter.