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September 23, 2014 U.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance 'inversion' deals

Source: Reuters

Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.

September 23, 2014 Stocks keep falling as weak Eurozone data overshadows China uptick

Source: Fortune

A closely-watched indicator showed that China’s economic slowdown may not be as drastic as feared, but international stock markets continued to fall as the same indicator provided further evidence of the Eurozone’s inability to...

September 23, 2014 Global Investors Think Climate Action And Economic Well-Being Go Great Together

Think Progress - Four investor groups concerned with climate change the U.S.-based Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk, the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Australia and New Zealand's Investors Group...

September 23, 2014 Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of UN summit

Source: Reuters

The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies.

September 23, 2014 World Bank Reports Major Global Support for Carbon Pricing

Inter Press Service - Support for carbon pricing among the investor community is greater than it's ever been, Stephanie Pfeifer, chief executive of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), told IPS. Climate...

September 23, 2014 U.S. SEC to pay $30 million-plus in largest whistleblower award

Source: Reuters

An anonymous tipster living abroad will be receiving more than $30 million, in the largest whistleblower award ever doled out by U.S. securities regulators as part of a program that aims to incentivize insiders to report...

September 22, 2014 Bond Losses Wiped Out for Treasuries With Dollar Beating All

Source: Bloomberg

While U.S. government bonds have fallen 0.45 percent since June, in euros, they returned 6.7 percent including interest payments. That exceeds the bond gains of every developed nation which uses the common currency and is...

September 22, 2014 Green Bonds Planting Seeds for Eco-Friendly Investment

Institutional Investor - Historically, markets have demanded generally low-risk premiums for green bonds. Moreover, some green bonds can be linked to the performance of an index, like the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40...

September 22, 2014 US gas prices fall to lowest since February, Lundberg says

Source: Chicago Tribune

The average price of regular gasoline at U.S. pumps slid to the lowest level since Feb. 7, dropping 8.9 cents in the two weeks ended Friday, Sept. 19 to $3.3741 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc

September 22, 2014 The G20 finance ministers meeting, explained


The summit of G20 finance ministers wrapped up in Cairns over the weekend, with nations pledging to implement measures that will boost global growth over the next four years. They also claimed progress in closing tax loopholes...

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