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August 26, 2014 Fitch: Goldman Sachs' FHFA Settlement Neutral for Credit Ratings
Business Wire - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The mortgage settlement between Goldman Sachs and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) conforms to the recent pattern of lawsuit settlements made by large global banks, and...
August 25, 2014 Fewer economists believe US policy on right trackSource: CNBC
The Federal Reserve's monetary policy is headed in the right direction, but the U.S. also needs to enact structural policies in order to stimulate stronger economic growth, according to a new survey released Monday
August 25, 2014 Gold holds near 2-mth low on firm dollar, talk of US rate hikeSource: Reuters
Gold edged down on Monday, hovering within sight of its lowest in two months on a firmer U.S dollar and speculation of an eventual increase in U.S. interest rates, which could hurt the metal's appeal as a hedge against...
August 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Message Is Labor Markets Don’t Justify Higher RatesSource: Bloomberg
Global central bankers led by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said labor markets still have further to heal before their economies can weather higher interest rates. Even as they signaled international monetary policies are...
August 25, 2014 'Green' bonds a hit among corporatesSource: National Multi Media
More global giants are investing in new initiatives to combat climate change. In May, utility company GDF Suez issued a green bond worth 2.5 billion euro, to support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and...
August 25, 2014 US gas prices down by 4 cents per gallon, survey saysSource: iStreet Research
US gas prices are down by 4 cents per gallon over the past 2 weeks, while California has experienced 5 cents decrease over the same period.
August 25, 2014 Euro falls, stocks rise on ECB stimulus bet
Yahoo Finance - The euro zone's blue-chip Euro îSTOXXî 50 index was up 1.2 percent to 3,135.38 points after climbing to a three-week high in early deals. Both Germany's DAX (.GDAXI) and France's CAC 40 (.FCHI) gained...
August 24, 2014 Will Yum, Burger King Be Next To Feel Russia's Anger'
Investors Business Daily - "Our basket has dropped by 15% since the beginning of the geopolitical tensions (on 28 February 2014), strongly underperforming the îStoxxî 600." "BP owns a 20% stake in Rosneft, which...
Saving Advice - The îStandard and Poorâsî 500 (S&P 500) is once again flirting with the 2,000 point value falling just 12 points short of achieving this highly anticipated milestone on Friday. While it...
August 22, 2014 Need for Global Energy SecuritySource: World Policy Blog
The development of a sustainable, long-term solution to meeting the world’s energy needs is one of the defining issues of our time. The risks of getting our energy policies wrong are considerable and the consequences large, as...
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