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July 16, 2014 Offshore Wind Deal Boosts Clean Energy Investments by 9%Source: Bloomberg
Global investment in clean energy increased to $63.6 billion in the second quarter, boosted by the biggest deal in the industry’s history, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said. Financing swelled 9 percent from a year earlier, and 33...
In her semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen drew a somber portrait of current economic conditions. While she pointed to many...
China's economic growth picked up slightly in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said Beijing will likely need to offer more support to meet its annual growth target as the property...
July 15, 2014 The Real Power of Shareholder Advocacy
Triple Pundit - The 500-member-strong Catholic congregation is a member of the îInterfaithî îCenterî for îCorporateî îResponsibilityî (ICCR), which is well known for its advocacy on...
July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESGSource: Investor Daily
The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.
July 15, 2014 A Guide to Yellen Testimony: No Rush to TightenSource: BusinessWeek- Bloomberg
Here’s what to look for when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. today and before the House Financial Services Committee tomorrow.
July 14, 2014 New ESG Tool For AdvisorsSource: Financial Adviser
As investment strategies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have morphed from the fringe to the mainstream, several entities have created indexes and other metrics to help investors incorporate those...
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States fell 4 cents per gallon over the past three weeks in reaction to declining costs of crude oil, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday.
Twelve weeks of above-average gains in U.S. natural gas supply are easing concern over winter fuel shortages and spurring speculators to cut their bets on rising prices
July 14, 2014 Why Europe May Gain the Edge for InvestorsSource: NY Times
At first glance, the case for investing in Europe isn’t all that compelling. After suffering through the longest recession in a generation, Europe’s economy is barely treading water. Growth is so sluggish there, in fact, that the...
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