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February 25, 2014 Yellen Seeking New Low-Rate Guidance Can Turn to Fed ForecastsSource: SF Gate
As Janet Yellen seeks to forge a consensus on a new strategy for communicating the Federal Reserve’s intention to keep rates low, she can reach for a six- year-old old tool: the Fed’s quarterly forecasts.
February 25, 2014 Icahn Accuses eBay of Lapses in GovernanceSource: Wall Street Journal
Activist investor Carl Icahn accused eBay Inc. of lapses in corporate governance, including conflicts of interest on the online marketplace’s board. Mr. Icahn last month disclosed that he held a 2% stake in eBay. He said he was...
February 25, 2014 SASB Releases Provisional Sustainability Accounting Standards for Financials Industries, Second Set of Standards Issued for Use by Companies and InvestorsSource: CSRWire
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the U.S., today released provisional standards...
February 25, 2014 Bernanke to write book about Fed's handling of Great RecessionSource: LA Times
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke first gained prominence writing about the Great Depression. Now he plans a memoir to defend how he and other officials battled the biggest crisis and economic downturn since...
February 25, 2014 HSBC plans to sidestep EU bonus cap revealedSource: FT.com
HSBC became the first bank to reveal how it plans to sidestep a new EU cap on bonuses, hiking the fixed pay of hundreds of senior executives even as its profit growth fell short of analysts’ expectations.
February 24, 2014 Banks pushed to report sustainability dataSource: FT.com
Banks and other financial companies will for the first time be called on to report quantitative indicators of their social and environmental impact under new accounting standards published on Tuesday.
February 22, 2014 Credit Suisse pays $196 mln, admits wrongdoing in SEC settlement
Inside Fidelity - Feb 21 (Reuters) - îCredit Suisse Groupî AG (CS) agreed to pay more than $196 million and admit wrongdoing to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it provided cross-border...
February 22, 2014 GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. data soothes nerves, lifting stocks and dollar
Reuters Group PLC - îStandard and Poor'sî cut Ukraine's credit rating for the second time in three weeks, lowering it by one notch to triple-C and saying there was an increased risk of default. Neighbouring Russia's...
February 22, 2014 2 Reasons Why China Recently Dumped Treasuries
swfinstitute.org - December Treasury International Capital (TIC) data was semi-calamitous for the United States Treasury due to Chinaâs year-end retraction of Treasuries. Maintaining quantitative easing and stepping in, the...
February 21, 2014 UPDATE 1-Deal with activists lets JPMorgan avoid battle over chairman
Reuters - Feb 20 (Reuters) - A deal with shareholder activists outlined by JPMorgan Chase & Co on Thursday will allow the bank ... Jamie Dimon holds both the chairman and CEO titles at the bank. But the dual roles had become...
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