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December 11, 2014 Disclose climate risk in fossil fuel investments, says UK minister

Source: The Guardian

Britain’s energy and climate change secretary, Ed Davey, has said companies should be required to disclose their investments in fossil fuels, bringing firmly into the mainstream the idea that climate risk will affect the value of...

December 11, 2014 Regulators concerned at banks scaling back market making commitments

Source: Reuters

Global financial regulators worry that banks are scaling back costly market making functions and that this could leave investors stranded, as well as squeezing funds to drive economic recovery, a senior official said on Tuesday.

December 11, 2014 Norway’s Shock Rate Cut Drives Krone to Lowest Since 2009

Source: BusinessWeek

Norway’s central bank cut its main interest rate for the first time in more than two years and signaled it may ease again next year as plunging oil prices threaten growth in western Europe’s biggest crude exporter.

December 11, 2014 Oil crashes 5 pct, nears $60 on weak U.S. demand, Saudi inaction

Source: Reuters

Oil prices tumbled as much as 5 percent on Wednesday, pushing U.S. crude to five-year lows near $60 a barrel after data showed a spike in U.S. inventories and Saudi Arabia's oil minister reiterated that he has no plans to cut...

December 10, 2014 Gold Rises Toward Six-Week High as Dollar-to-Stocks Drop

Source: BusinessWeek

Gold traded near the highest level in more than six weeks as a retreat in the dollar and global equities boosted demand for a protection of wealth. Silver climbed to the highest level since October.

December 9, 2014 Fitch Places Japan's A+ Rating on Watch Negative - îFitch Ratingsî has placed Japan's 'A+' Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) on Rating Watch Negative (RWN). The issue ratings on Japan's unsecured foreign and local...

December 9, 2014 China key share index posts biggest drop in 5 years, banks plummet

Source: Reuters

Shanghai shares posted their biggest one-day percentage fall in five years on Tuesday, dragged down by a sell-off in the financial and property sectors, reversing a two-week long rally.

December 9, 2014 Oil extends losses, hits lowest levels in over five years

Source: MarketWatch

Crude-oil futures continued to struggle Tuesday, maintaining levels not seen in more than five years amid fears the market won’t be finding a bottom soon. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for...

December 9, 2014 Fed proposing big US banks boost capital cushions

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.

December 9, 2014 Deutsche Bank Sued by U.S. Over Alleged Tax Scheme

Source: Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) was accused of using underfunded shell companies to evade U.S. taxes in a government lawsuit seeking $190 million in taxes, penalties and interest.

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