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August 18, 2015 Chinese stocks plunge more than 6%Source: USA Today
BEIJING — China's Shanghai composite index plunged more than 6% Tuesday and other Asian markets also declined as investors sold the region's stocks despite the stabilization of China's yuan currency following its dramatic...
August 18, 2015 Another terrible quarter puts Japan's recovery in questionSource: CNN Money
Hong Kong — Japan's economy contracted in the second quarter, a result that raises questions about the ambitious stimulus plan championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
August 18, 2015 U.S. oil prices fall to over 6-yr lows as demand outlook weakensSource: Reuters
SINGAPORE - U.S. oil prices fell to their lowest in more than six years on Tuesday as traders braced for lower refinery consumption after the U.S. summer, while Asia's weakening economies and high global production stoked...
Singapore-based wealth managers, already under pressure from a global move towards tax information sharing, face a more immediate threat as Asian countries including Indonesia and India look to chase undeclared money in the...
August 17, 2015 Merkel says she expects IMF to take part in Greek bailoutSource: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to reassure skeptical lawmakers on Sunday that the International Monetary Fund would take part in a new bailout for Greece, before a parliamentary vote in which many of her conservatives may...
August 17, 2015 Investors to look at Fed, earnings with China filterSource: Reuters
Investors will comb through Wednesday's minutes of the most recent Federal Reserve meeting for indications on how the U.S. central bank will react to the recent yuan devaluation and the further decline in oil prices.
August 17, 2015 Asian stocks steadier on yuan; Japan rises on stimulus hopeSource: Times Union
HONG KONG — Japanese stocks rose after poor quarterly economic data raised hopes of fresh economic stimulus while other Asian indexes were steadier as the yuan stabilized after last week's shock devaluation
August 17, 2015 Morningstar unveils ESG score
Investor Daily - According to Morningstar, scores will be based on ESG company ratings from îSustainalyticsî. This will allow investors to compare funds and relevant ESG factors. Morningstar director of manager...
August 17, 2015 Drought's silver lining: Attracting investors to sustainabilitySource: GreenBiz
Earlier this summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions that renewed concerns about water availability in California and the potential economic impacts of the restrictions.
August 14, 2015 Global warming increases 'food shocks' threatSource: BBC News
Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world.
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