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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...

April 7, 2014 World stocks slip from six-year high; euro yields fall

Source: VOA News

World stocks slipped from last week's six-year high on Monday on concerns about technology shares, while speculation the European Central Bank will ease policy further pushed down European bond yields. The Nasdaq suffered its...

April 6, 2014 European Stocks Post Ninth-straight Win

The Wall Street Journal - The îStoxxî Europe 600 closed up 0.6% at 339.18. It rose by as much as 0.8% after German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that the central bank has modeled a bond-buying program...

April 5, 2014 Fossil fuel divestment makes no sense

Examiner - And for that matter, why have so few conservation and environmental groups' Conservation International, National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club Foundation, World Wildlife Fund the list goes on. They all hold...

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