Why should I have a credit card at all? What if I never want to use one?
Years ago, banking executives complained loudly about consumers who carried their credit cards without running up a monthly balance.
Why my Visa Statement Will Show a Charge for One Pony
When it comes to making our kids happy, it can be easy for parents to overspend.
Geithner under Pressure over Barclays Deal - Report
The U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is under pressure to explain a deal that allowed lender Barclays PLC (BCS) to avoid prosecution for helping Iran and Libya to move hundreds of millions of dollars through the American financial system, The Times newspaper reports Monday.
Swedish Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Lift Krona
Swedish shoppers continued to spend in July as a rise in retail sales figures provided another sign that the country's economy remains resilient to the financial crisis affecting many other European countries.
Unilever Looks To Sell Goods In Cheaper, Smaller Packages in Europe - Report
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever PLC (UL) is to draw on its marketing experience in Asia by selling some products in smaller, cheaper packages to meet consumer budgets constrained by the European debt crisis, Financial Times Deutschland reports Monday.
India Panel Reviewing Mining Licenses of 57 Coal Blocks -Minister
An Indian ministerial panel is reviewing the licenses of 57 coal blocks earlier allocated to companies including power producers and steel makers, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal told reporters Monday.
Formosa Plastics to Sell up to NT$9 Billion Bonds Over Rest of 2012
Formosa Plastics Corp. (1301.TW) said Monday its board has approved a plan to sell up to 9 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$300 million) of unsecured corporate bonds over the rest of 2012.
SNB Sees Signs of Possible Housing Market Slowdown in 2Q
The Swiss National Bank Monday said it will refrain for now from asking banks to build up more capital to protect them from the effects of a sudden collapse in the Swiss housing market, after signs of a possible slowdown in Swiss residential mortgage and real estate markets during the second
Sweden July Retail Sales +0.3% On Month
The following is a press release from Statistiska Centralbyran, or SCB, the Sweden central government authority for official statistics.