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Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso will propose at this week's Group of 20 meeting that a new International Monetary Fund lending facility be created that would enable emerging and developing countries to borrow funds without strict conditions, says a published report.



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A high-volume and volatile exchange-traded fund indexed to financial stocks pulls back after having threatened to climb above $10 a share for the first time since early February.



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Haven-related buying boosted the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen Monday as investors fled equity markets amid renewed fears over the auto sector and indications this week’s highly-touted meeting of leaders from the Group of 20 nations won’t produce an agreement on additional fiscal stimulus measures.



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The economic crisis in Spain took a new turn on Monday after the country became the first in the euro zone to report disinflation on the heels of a weekend takeover of a Spanish savings bank by the government.



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Rolling Stone and the Atlantic come to grips with the government's role in the current financial crisis.



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Shares of Mizuho Financial Group fall sharply, pressuring other banking stocks and the broader Japanese market, amid concerns over the banking giant’s shareholdings and after Goldman Sachs downgrades the stock.



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How long could you go without a paycheck before financial troubles mount? This isn’t a survey; it's a test of your personal finances.



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President Obama and Treasury Secretary take to the Sunday public-affairs talks shows to discuss, among other things, the government's efforts to stabilize the financial system and to provide bridge financing to General Motors and Chrysler.



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That’s four new U.S. stocks added to the Global Dow, and two others much in the news recently -- Citigroup and General Motors -- coming out.



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Bigger dividend payments are harder to come by as even blue-chip giants like General Electric Co. and Alcoa Inc. have cut payouts to weather the global recession. But not all companies are shortchanging investors on dividends.