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  1. Fed to Continue Tapering Bond Purchases, Boosts Economic Outlook

    The Federal Reserve said it would scale back its purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds to $25 billion monthly and delivered a modestly more upbeat assessment of inflation, jobs and the economy, hours after a stronger-than-expected U.S. growth report.
  2. Saudi Arabia to Open Up $531 Billion Stock Market to Foreigners

    Saudi Arabia, the oil-producing kingdom whose stock market has been off-limits to outsiders, will allow foreign investors to buy and sell shares next year as it seeks to lure capital to the $745 billion economy.
  3. The Markets Are Not Efficient – US Supreme Court

    Up to now, according to Behavioral Law and Disorder[1], the Supreme Court, like most investors, has failed to take account of the non-rational nature of the markets by requiring investment professionals to benchmark themselves against the failed Efficient
  4. Ghana: Moody downgrades GCB Bank to B2 from B1

    Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday lowered GCB Bank Limited's global local-currency long-term deposit ratings to B2, from B1, and the foreign-currency deposit ratings to B3, from B2, saying outlook is negative.
  5. J.P. Morgan says now is a great time to invest in emerging markets

    J.P. Morgan Cazenove said on Monday that now is a good time for investors to add to investments in emerging and global markets.
  6. US FED Projections for Short-Term Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve officials nudged up their projections for short-term interest rates in 2015 and 2016 but slightly reduced their outlook for interest rates in the longer-run.
  7. Fitch Downgrades South Africa's Credit Rating

    Fitch ratings agency today, revised the outlook on South Africa to negative from stable and affirmed its credit rating at 'BBB', near the bottom of the investment-grade scale.
  8. ECB Announces Measures to Boost Bank Lending

    The European Central Bank said it will introduce a series of measures designed to boost bank lending and head off dangerously low inflation, after announcing a series of interest-rate cuts.
  9. World Bank Supports SME Development with Focus on Financial Reporting in Europe and Central Asia

    Ministers of Finance, business leaders, accounting professionals, and academics from Europe and Central Asia, together with representatives of the World Bank and key EU and international institutions in financial reporting and auditing, met today in Vienn
  10. Don't Misread Low Euro-zone Bond Yields

    It may look odd to some that Spanish five-year bonds yield less than U.S. Treasurys. But the really striking differential is between Treasurys and German bonds—and it makes a great deal of sense.
  11. Bank of England holds UK interest rates at 0.5%

    UK interest rates have been held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
  12. Fed Cuts Bond Buys, Sees Growth Pickup

    The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it would reduce its bond purchases to $45 billion a month and it was starting to see a growth pickup in recent weeks after a harsh winter that hit the U.S. economy.
  13. S&P Downgrade Shows Gaps In Russia's Fortress Balance Sheet

    Russia's rating from S&P has fallen to the brink of junk, and its bonds have been hammered by the Ukraine crisis. Despite Russia's credit strengths, more pain may lie ahead for investors.
  14. Obama Proposes $3.9 Trillion Budget

    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion budget package Tuesday peppered with new taxes on upper-income Americans and businesses, plus numerous spending initiatives aimed at bolstering education, research and low-income work programs.
  15. The values that underpin our long-term economic plan

    Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech outlining the values that underpin the government’s long-term economic plan for Britain.
  16. Emerging Market Banking Crises Are Next

    Financial headlines have rightly been dominated by the largest 7-day sell-off of the Chinese yuan on record. Everyone's speculating whether it's been a deliberate move by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) or not. The consensus is that it's been PBOC initi
  17. Ukraine: Perceptions and Reality - Biggest East/West crisis since Cold War?

    Whatever the realities, Moscow appears to perceive a major threat to its interests emanating from recent events in Ukraine and may see a Western hand behind these.
  18. Russia Raises Rates as Ruble Plummets

    The Bank of Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates after Moscow’s threat to send troops to Ukraine steered the ruble to all-time lows.
  19. Foundations of a stable financial market order - Demand for a radical reform

    On 21 February 2014, Helge Peukert, Associate Professor of Finance and Financial Sociology at the University of Erfurt, gave a talk at the Center for Financial Studies about Foundations of a stable financial market order. The talk was part of the CFS le
  20. S&P Downgrades Ukraine's Credit Rating

    Standard & Poor’s downgraded Ukraine’s credit rating to triple-C, with a negative outlook, from triple-C-plus.
  21. Euro-Zone Recovery Picks Up Speed

    The euro zone economic recovery picked up speed in the final quarter of 2013, suggesting the currency bloc is slowly finding its footing after a pair of recessions that pushed unemployment to record highs and led to crippling downturns in southern Europe.
  22. Comcast Acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion

    Comcast said it agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, in a deal that would combine the nation's two biggest cable operators.
  23. BOE Raises U.K. Growth Forecast; Interest Rates to Remain Low

    The Bank of England said Wednesday that the U.K. economy is set to grow much faster than previously expected and that its flagship policy of forward guidance has encouraged businesses to hire and spend.
  24. South Africa Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to 5.5%

    South Africa's central bank raised its key interest rate on Wednesday, aiming to break free of a rush out of bonds and currencies of vulnerable emerging markets around the world. South African Reserve Bank Gov. Gill Marcus said the bank's monetary policy
  25. IOSCO Publishes Recommendations Regarding the Protection of Client Assets

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published the final report on Recommendations Regarding the Protection of Client Assets, which seeks to help regulators improve the supervision of intermediaries holding client assets.
  26. IOSCO MMoU gains 100th signatory, strengthening its network against financial misconduct

    At Proshare, our articles, materials and contents stem from critical research work and analysis which are of world class standard that require investment. Hence, we regard them as intellectual property which should not be trampled on. Please, do not cut &
  27. International Monetary Fund (IMF): World Economic Outlook - UPDATE

    The IMF has released its January 2014 update on World Economic Outlook (WEO) titled "Is the Tide Rising"? Being an update from the October 2013 edition, the institution made the following remarks on the state of global economy:
  28. Goldman Sachs Profit Declines

    Goldman Sachs' fourth-quarter net income dropped 19% as the investment bank's revenue from fixed income, currencies and commodities trading slumped, although results comfortably topped Street views.
  29. Goldman to JPMorgan - Sell Emerging Markets After Slide

    Wall Street’s biggest banks say the slump in emerging-market assets that left equities trailing advanced-nation shares by the most since 1998 last year will prove more than a fleeting selloff.
  30. Central Banks: 2014 Global Outlook

    The world’s central banks face a diverse set of challenges in 2014. Journal economics correspondents Jon Hilsenrath and Brian Blackstone detail what they are in a live video Spreecast chat at 11:00 a.m. EST today.
  31. Regulators Consider Watering Down Volcker Rule Even More

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators said on Friday they would consider exempting certain complex securities from the so-called Volcker rule after community banks sued the agencies, warning of massive losses.
  32. Argentina, Japan Indices Top Global Exchanges as NSE ASI makes top three with +37.29% YTD gains

    Global Stock Markets continue to record positive optimism as global economic momentum also continued to build while monetary policy persists to dominate markets and investor behaviour.
  33. Stocks Close at Record Highs as Fed Steps Back

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record close, as investors took the Federal Reserve's modest paring of its signature bond-buying program as a sign the economy continues to heal.
  34. Buying bread with ballots - Glimpses of a post-Mandela South Africa…

    Permanent mass unemployment destroys all the moral foundations of social order. The young forced to remain idle are the ferment of which the most radical political movements are formed. In their ranks are the soldiers of the coming revolution Von Mi
  35. Volcker Rule Sets New Hurdles for Banks

    The Volcker rule will put in place new hurdles for banks that buy and sell securities on behalf of clients and will restrict compensation arrangements that incentivize risky trading, as regulators seek to prevent banks from making volatile bets with their
  36. EU Fines Financial Institutions Over Fixing Key Benchmarks

    Eight global financial institutions, including J.P. Morgan, Societe Generale and Deutsche Bank, were fined €1.71 billion ($2.32 billion) by European Union regulators for alleged collusion in fixing key benchmark rates.
  37. EADB ranked second best development bank in Africa

    East African Development Bank has been ranked the second best development bank in Africa by Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI).
  38. WSJ NEWS ALERT: Dow Tops 16000 as U.S. Stocks Climb

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 16000 for the first time, extending a rally fueled by the combination of steady economic growth and central-bank stimulus.
  39. China: Economic Pragmatism at work, even with latest reforms

    China presented to the public its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades yesterday, Friday November 15, 2013; relaxing its one-child policy and further freeing up markets in order to put the world's second-largest economy on a
  40. CPSS-IOSCO publish the responses to the consultation on recovery of FMIs

    The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published the public responses to the consultative report on Recovery of financial market infrastructures.

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