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Trump’s libertarian housing regulator refuses to bail out mortgage firms with public money – POLITICO
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Trump’s libertarian housing regulator refuses to bail out mortgage firms with public money  POLITICO

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Major Irish building firms see housing crisis easing over time
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After building 93,000 new houses in 2006 at the height of a property bubble, just 9,500 new units have been built on average a year since 2010. That is less than half both the number built during the 1970s and the figure needed just to keep up with …

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The Morning Ledger: Big US Tech Firms Face EU Compliance Struggle
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Cofco, which owns just a few physical assets in the U.S., may struggle against high price tags and U.S. trading houses' reluctance to cede capacity to a burgeoning global competitor. Oil falls on … Mining strategies in doubt after iron-ore meltdown …

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New Rules Near on Credit-Ratings Firms
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The effort follows criticism that ratings firms failed to adequately sound alarms about flawed mortgage securities ahead of the housing meltdown. The rules, expected to be somewhat tougher than those proposed more than three years ago, will take …

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