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August 4, 2014 European stocks mixed to start the week
Forex Street - The îStoxxî Europe 600 fell 0.26% to 331.02. As for country-specific indexes Germanyâs DAX 30 dropped 0.56% while the Franceâs CAC 40 rose 0.13%. The UK FTSE 100 was flat after opening 0.2%...
August 4, 2014 Half-Trillion-Dollar Exodus Magnifying U.S. Bill ShortageSource: Bloomberg
One of the biggest winners in the push to make money-market funds safer for investors is turning out to be none other than the U.S. government. Rules adopted by regulators last month will require money funds that invest in...
August 4, 2014 These SRI Funds Focus On Empowering WomenSource: Investopedia
Socially responsible investment (SRI) funds can take on a variety of mandates. They often look to invest in companies that do business in an environmentally responsible manner and that pay attention to fair supply chain...
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
The Bank of Portugal will take control of Banco Espirito Santo’s assets and deposit-taking operations by transferring them to a new company, Novo Banco, into which it will inject money from its Resolution Fund (BRAEAIA), the...
August 4, 2014 Ethical investing emerges from ruins
swissinfo - Swiss investment consultancy firm îonValuesî calculated that the Swiss market grew more than 63 per cent last year to SFr34.1 billion ($32.2 billion). Comparing the sustainable and traditional investment...
An interesting little piece of information over at Angry Bear about the current wave of corporate tax inversions. A little piece of information that leads to the conclusion that the standard complaint, that the US Treasury will...
Source: The Street
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B_) reported better-than-forecast second-quarter earnings as sales growth at the Warren Buffett-run conglomerate returned, confirming a strengthening recovery in the U.S. economy. Berkshire's earnings add...
August 1, 2014 Dow's 317-Point Tumble Erases Year's Gains
Wall Street Journal - In the U.S., the selling picked up steam in the afternoon. Just a week after the S&P 500 hit a record, the index shed 39.40 points, or 2%, to 1930.67. Riskier corners of the market also suffered. The...
August 1, 2014 European Stocks Fall Further After Wall Street Tumbles
Wall Street Journal - European stocks tumbled for a third-straight session Friday, with a selloff in global markets showing no sign of abating. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was 1.2% lower mid-morning, adding to...
August 1, 2014 EU Power Set for Biggest Gain in 10 Months on SanctionsSource: Bloomberg
European power prices for next year are headed for the biggest monthly gains since September amid concern sanctions against Russia will boost the cost of coal and gas, raising production costs at utilities.
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