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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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 &
  14. 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:
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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).
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. Argentina records +98.38% 2013 YTD gains to lead Global Exchanges; NSE ASI makes top three

    Major Global Stock Market indexes maintain uptrend as they advanced further in Q3 to record regions after rebounding from a recent dip that was sparked by uncertainties surrounding the posture/outlook of the US Fed Policy.
  29. 10 Best Performing Stock Markets in Q3 2013

    The Argentina Stock market had a positive YTD performance which has currently placed it as first among global exchanges. One of the factors pointed out is the outright government ban on buying dollars imposed by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's
  30. IOSCO Launches its First Securities Markets Risk Outlook

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published the IOSCO Securities Markets Risk Outlook for 2013-2014. The report highlights important trends, vulnerabilities and risks in securities markets that may be of concern from a
  31. Global Stock Markets records increased volatility amid US shut down

    Global Stock Markets continue to record further slide as market volatility increases and investors seek safer havens through gold and some government bonds. It would appear that there seems to be no end in sight to the situation further exacerbated by the
  32. IMF Cuts Global Growth Outlook by 0.3 percentage point to 2.9%

    The International Monetary Fund cut its world growth forecast amid deteriorating emerging market prospects, urging authorities to shore up their economies as the U.S. prepares to exit its easy money policies and wrestles with a budget impasse that threate
  33. Nigeria among Top Frontier Markets for Investors

    As money flows out of emerging markets on fears about an end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's bond-buying program, frontier markets have enjoyed something of a renaissance - but there can be "huge problems" for intrepid investors, analysts told CNBC.
  34. Oracle Energy Corp. Announces TSX Venture APPROVAL for and Technical Report on Portugal Concession

    Oracle Energy Corp. ("the Company" or "Oracle Energy", or "Oracle") (TSX.V: OEC) (Frankfurt: O2E) is pleased to announce the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the contract between Government of Portugal and Oracle for Petroleum Exploration, Dev
  35. Oracle Energy Corp/Greenacres Energy Company Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Oracle Energy Corp. ("the Company" or "Oracle Energy", or "Oracle") (TSX.V: OEC) (Frankfurt: O2E) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Greenacres Energy Company Ltd., a Nigerian registered corporation, with th
  36. LIBOR to Be Taken Over by NYSE Euronext

    Libor, the controversial benchmark that underpins interest rates on trillions of dollars in financial contracts, is being sold to NYSE Euronext, the company that runs the New York Stock Exchange, according to people familiar with the matter.
  37. FX Rates Said to Face Global Regulation in Libor Review

    Global regulators may start overseeing currency rates in a widening response to benchmark-rate setting scandals that began with revelations on the manipulation of Libor, according to two people familiar with the matter.
  38. IOSCO Consults on Regulation of Retail Structured Products

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today a consultation report on Regulation of Retail Structured Products, which analyses trends in the retail structured product market, and proposes a regulatory Toolkit for IOSCO
  39. IMF cuts its global economic growth forecasts

    The International Monetary Fund warned that an “Uneven Recovery is also a dangerous one” for the global recovery as it again downgraded its growth forecasts for 2013, while holding out the prospect of relief late in the year.
  40. S&P 500 Breaks Record

    After weeks of false starts, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index finally broke a six-year-old closing high to mark a new all-time new record.

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