Deaths Top 500 In Gaza


Deaths Top 500 In Gaza
By Asa Fitch in Jerusalem and Joshua Mitnick in Kibbutz Nir Am, Israel
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

Hamas militants who crossed from Gaza into Israel through a border tunnel killed four soldiers on Monday as the army pressed its twoweek assault on the Palestinian territory against a subterranean network far more extensive than Israeli leaders had…read more…

Wall Street Reshaped by Dodd-Frank Rules


Wall Street Reshaped by Dodd-Frank Rules
BY VICTORIAMCGRANE AND JULIE STEINBERG
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

Four years after the Dodd-Frank financial law became reality, Washington’s regulatory machine is altering Wall Street in fundamental ways. Banks are selling off profitable business lines, pulling back from the short- term funding market, cutting ties…read more…

Iraqi Troops Take Former U.S. Base Near Tikrit


Iraqi Troops Take Former U.S. Base Near Tikrit
BY NOURMALAS AND ALI A. NABHAN — Safa Majeed contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

BAGHDAD— Iraqi officials said special forces secured full control of a former U. S. military base on the outskirts of Tikrit on Sunday, three days after insurgents began pushing into the base with suicide bombers in a bid to thwart a government…read more…

Barclays Pool Drew Fast-Trade Alarms


Barclays Pool Drew Fast-Trade Alarms
BY SCOTT PATTERSON AND BRADLEY HOPE
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

Trading firms and employees raised concerns about high- speed traders at Barclays PLC’s dark pool months before the New York attorney general alleged in June that the firm lied to clients about the extent of predatory trading activity on the electronic…read more…

Switzerland Boards Yuan Bandwagon


Switzerland Boards Yuan Bandwagon
BY NEILMACLUCAS AND CHIARA ALBANESE
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

ZURICH—The Swiss National Bank and the People’s Bank of China have agreed to set up a currency swap line designed to boost trade and investment between the two countries, joining a parade of countries hoping to become offshore hubs for trading the…read more…

Russian Stocks Fall For a Sixth Session


Russian Stocks Fall For a Sixth Session
BY JOSIE COX AND CARLAMOZEE
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

Russian stocks slid nearly 3%, marking a sixth session of losses, as the country faced the possibility of further sanctions related to the conflict in Ukraine. The Micex index fell 2.7% to 1384.50, its first close below 1400 in about two months,…read more…

U.S. Capital Spending Is Mending


U.S. Capital Spending Is Mending
— Justin Lahart
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 22 2014

A tighter job market will cut into many companies’ bottom lines. But those selling things meant to help other businesses save on labor costs could be heading into a sweet spot. American corporations cut capital spending during the recession and never…read more…

EU Talks Harsher Russia Sanctions


EU Talks Harsher Russia Sanctions
By Anton Troianovski in Moscow, Margaret Coker in Kiev and Adam Entous in Washington
The Wall Street Journal Europe
Jul 21 2014

European leaders on Sunday threatened harsher sanctions against Russia in the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, departing from initially muted tones in reacting to the disaster but leaving uncertainty over how quickly the European…read more…