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September 24, 2014 European Stocks Fall on Eurozone Fears -- 2nd Update
news.morningstar.com - The îStoxxî Europe 600 index was 1.3% lower midway through the session, deepening Monday's decline. The fall came after data firm Markit's monthly composite purchasing managers index--a measure...
September 24, 2014 Fitch: China's rebalancing means more volatility expected
FTSE Global Markets - Recent data showing a slowdown in Chinese investment and industrial-production growth could indicate that policy-driven macroeconomic rebalancing is taking effect, says îFitch Ratingsî. The...
September 24, 2014 Asset Managers Find New Source Of Alpha - Responsible Investing
Institutional Investor - âHedge funds are purely alpha-driven, so obviously the hedge funds that are doing this see real value in this data,â says Darragh Gallant, who runs Jantzi-îSustainalyticsî, the...
September 23, 2014 Lew: Climate change hits all sectors of economySource: The Hill
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that every sector of the economy is threatened by climate change, calling it "one of the most important challenges of our time."
September 23, 2014 European Stocks Drop as Treasuries Climb; Copper Gains on China
Economia e Finanza con Bloomberg - Copper rose after a Chinese factory gauge unexpectedly strengthened. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index fell 1.1 percent by 10:18 a.m. in London, led by health-care companies. The MSCI...
September 23, 2014 U.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance 'inversion' dealsSource: 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 uptickSource: 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...
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 summitSource: 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...
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