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September 16, 2014 OECD cuts growth forecasts for major economiesSource: Today
PARIS — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies yesterday, urging much more aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus to ward off the risk...
September 16, 2014 Morgan Stanley Adds ‘Impact’ Portfolios in BrokerageSource: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Morgan Stanley (MS:US), which has set a goal of attracting $10 billion of client assets to sustainable investing products over the next few years, is adding two such portfolios for its wealth-management customers.
September 16, 2014 For RadioShack, the end is near
Washington Post - âWe believe the company will default or restructure in some form that is tantamount to a default within the next six months,â said îStandard and Poorâsî. âIt would surprise me...
September 16, 2014 CalPERS Eliminates Hedge Fund Program in Effort to Reduce Complexity and Costs in Investment PortfolioSource: California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that it will eliminate its hedge fund program, known internally as the Absolute Return Strategies (ARS) program, as part of an ongoing...
September 15, 2014 Nasdaq slumps to worst day since July; S&P 500 dipsSource: Reuters
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday as the tech sector dragged the Nasdaq to its worst day since July and kept the S&P 500 near the unchanged mark as investors cleared the decks for Alibaba's debut planned for later this week.
September 15, 2014 Dollar Rises as Commodities Decline on China; Ruble FallsSource: Bloomberg
The dollar strengthened to a 14-month high and commodities declined to the lowest in five years after data added to evidence China’s economy is slowing. Russia’s ruble weakened to a record after the European Union and U.S....
September 15, 2014 European Banks Get New Capital Hit From Accounting RuleSource: Bloomberg
European banks already under pressure to strengthen capital ratios may have to hold off on distributing profit to shareholders because of new accounting rules on how loan losses are calculated
September 15, 2014 US Wealth Gap Putting the Squeeze on State RevenueSource: ABC News
Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by...
September 15, 2014 ‘Temporary’ dollar pullback if Fed stays dovishSource: CNBC
The U.S. dollar is poised for its tenth weekly gain against a basket of currencies, reflecting expectations that the Federal Reserve may hint at a rate hike during its two-day policy meeting ending on Wednesday, CNBC's latest...
September 15, 2014 The Dow industrials fell Friday, snapping a five-week streak of weekly gains
fxnewscall.com - Alliance Dataâs shares rose 2%. European stocks gave up small early gains to trade little changed on Friday. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index closed the session flat, having fallen slightly on...
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