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April 10, 2014 Dovish Fed lowers barometric pressure on rates -test/video

Source: CNBC

A dovish Fed managed to reverse some market perceptions that it would be more aggressive with rate hikes and spun the onus back to the performance of the economy and whether recent sluggishness is just the result of bad winter...

April 9, 2014 The nuts and bolts of sustainable investment strategies

Source: GreenBiz

In the book "Green Investing: More Than Being Socially Responsible," author J. Patrick Costello offers a guide for investors wishing to make their investment portfolios sustainable; that is, investing in a manner that accounts...

April 9, 2014 London Banks Opposing Britain Exit From EU See U.K. Loss

Source: Bloomberg

From a corner conference room overlooking the Thames, Michael Sherwood, a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has the guts to voice publicly what many in London’s centuries-old financial district are increasingly worried...

April 9, 2014 US Banks Must Boost Capital Levels By $68B And Change Their Leverage Ratio Under New Rules

Source: International Business Times

Eight large U.S.banks must boost capital levels by a total of $68 billion by 2018 under new federal norms, U.S. regulators said Tuesday, as they work toward putting checks and balances in place to reduce the risk of a repeat of...

April 8, 2014 Sustainable, Responsible Investing Can Be Profitable, Here's How

Source: Forbes

Sustainable investing has changed over the last two decades. The SRI acronym has changed: what was once called socially responsible investing is now most commonly considered sustainable, responsible investing. But the bigger...

April 8, 2014 Citigroup agrees $1.13bn settlement with investors

Source: BBC News

Citigroup is to pay $1.13bn (£676m) to settle claims by investors who had demanded it buy back billions in residential mortgage-backed securities. A group of 18 institutional investors asked the bank to make the offer to the...

April 8, 2014 Answering the questions high-frequency trading raises

Source: Investment News

There has been a media firestorm over high-frequency trading (HFT) since Michael Lewis appeared on “60 Minutes” March 30 to discuss his new book Flash Boys. But HFT is nothing new. It has been around since at least 1999 when...

April 8, 2014 Bogus Private-Equity Fees Said Found at 200 Firms by SEC

Source: Bloomberg

A majority of private-equity firms inflate fees and expenses charged to companies in which they hold stakes, according to an internal review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, raising the prospect of a wave of...

April 7, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Is coal really on the rise in Europe?

Source: Reuters

For the fossil fuel boosters and the climate deniers, it’s a delicious irony. Despite the EU’s much-vaunted climate leadership, its use of coal to generate power has apparently been on the rise. It’s a useful counterblast to the...

April 7, 2014 Weak corporate earnings could put pressure on stock prices

Source: gnomes Ntional News

Rising earnings helped drive share prices to a series of record peaks in the last few years. But that dynamic could be tested this week when companies such as Alcoa Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. begin releasing first-quarter...

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