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November 12, 2014 Another Euro Crisis Could Derail Stocks
Seeking Alpha - When the Eurozone crisis was full blown in 2011 the percentage of stocks in the Euro îStoxxî 50 Index hitting 52-week lows surged to nearly 80% and kicked off a brutal bear market and a two-year...
November 12, 2014 S&P 500 at Record as Yen Slips to 7-Year Low; Brent SinksSource: BlombergBusinessWeek
U.S. stock indexes held at record highs as the yen slipped to a seven-year low versus the dollar, while Brent crude oil sank to its lowest level since 2010. European stocks rose amid better-than-estimated earnings.
November 12, 2014 British, U.S. and Swiss Regulators Fine Big Banks $3.3 Billion in Foreign Exchange ScandalSource: NY Times
British, American and Swiss regulators fined five of the world’s biggest banks a combined $3.3 billion on Wednesday for conspiring to manipulate the foreign currency markets, the latest scandal to hit an industry facing increased...
November 11, 2014 Treasuries rise for a second day as returns exceed rest of world
Providence Business News - U.S. government securities returned 0.2 percent in the month ended Nov. 9, the only one of 26 bond markets to post a gain in dollar terms, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and îthe European...
November 10, 2014 Faith in finance: religion's role in SRI's rise
citywireglobal.com - Till Jung, of German sustainable ratings agency îOekomî Research, says the influence of religion was present at the very start of the SRI theme. âI would say that no ESG service provider...
November 10, 2014 Dollar Falls as Emerging Market Stocks, Natural Gas GainSource: Bloomberg
The dollar weakened for a second day and European stocks gained. China led emerging-market equities higher as a date was set for an exchange link between Hong Kong and Shanghai, the ruble strengthened and natural gas jumped for a...
November 10, 2014 Shale Drillers Idle Rigs From Texas to Utah Amid Oil RoutSource: Bloomberg
The shale-oil drilling boom in the U.S. is showing early signs of cracking. Rigs targeting oil sank by 14 to 1,568 this week, the lowest since Aug. 22, Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) said yesterday. The Eagle Ford shale formation in...
November 10, 2014 Mark Carney: No more bank bail-outs (UK)Source: Telegraph (UK)
The Governor of the bank of England, in his position as chairman of the international Financial Stability Board (FSB), has unveiled proposals for forcing creditors to bear banks' losses.
November 7, 2014 European Stocks Decline, Erasing Gains, as Banks RetreatSource: Bloomberg
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.1 percent to 336.62 at 12:27 p.m. in London, erasing a weekly advance. Eight of the 19 industry groups on the benchmark gauge dropped, led by technology companies and Greek banks. The Stoxx 600...
November 7, 2014 Slower economic growth the long term outlook for China
ä¸æ¶çµåæ¥ - Independent US research institute îThe Conference Boardî predicted that China's economic growth rate ... (Yi Xianrong is an economist at the...
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