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September 22, 2014 Bond Losses Wiped Out for Treasuries With Dollar Beating AllSource: 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 As the Economy Heats Up, Nonprofit CEOs See Pay RiseSource: The Chronicle of Philathrophy
Charity executives of big nonprofits and foundations are beginning to win bigger raises after a long run when the median annual increases did little better than keep up with inflation, according to The Chronicle’s annual...
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 saysSource: 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, explainedSource: ABC.net
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...
September 22, 2014 Dollar sits back after record-breaking run higherSource: Reuters
Major currencies recovered some ground against the dollar on Monday after the dollar index racked up a 10th straight week of gains, its longest winning streak since its free float in 1973.
September 22, 2014 World Stock Markets Slip on China Growth JittersSource: ABC News
Stock markets fell Monday ahead of a preliminary manufacturing survey from China that might show renewed weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
September 22, 2014 Watch Out Walmart: Alibaba To Become World's Largest Retailer By 2016Source: Forbes
“We want to be bigger than Walmart,” said Jack Ma, the founder and driving force of Alibaba Group, to CNBC on Friday, as his company’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
September 21, 2014 Slamming a Door on Hedge Funds
New York Times - Citing high costs and complexity associated with its holdings in 24 hedge funds and six so-called funds of funds, îCalpersî said the investments were âno longer warranted.â Hedge funds...
September 19, 2014 Pound Gains With Europe Stocks, Spain Bonds on ScotlandSource: Bloomberg
The pound rose against the euro, and U.K. shares led European stocks to a 6 1/2-year high as Spanish bonds surged after Scotland rejected independence. U.S. index futures rose, while commodities fell to a five-year low.
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