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  1. WSJ NEWS ALERT: Dow Tops 16000 as U.S. Stocks Climb

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 16000 for the first time, extending a rally fueled by the combination of steady economic growth and central-bank stimulus.
  2. China: Economic Pragmatism at work, even with latest reforms

    China presented to the public its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades yesterday, Friday November 15, 2013; relaxing its one-child policy and further freeing up markets in order to put the world's second-largest economy on a
  3. CPSS-IOSCO publish the responses to the consultation on recovery of FMIs

    The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published the public responses to the consultative report on Recovery of financial market infrastructures.
  4. Argentina records +98.38% 2013 YTD gains to lead Global Exchanges; NSE ASI makes top three

    Major Global Stock Market indexes maintain uptrend as they advanced further in Q3 to record regions after rebounding from a recent dip that was sparked by uncertainties surrounding the posture/outlook of the US Fed Policy.
  5. 10 Best Performing Stock Markets in Q3 2013

    The Argentina Stock market had a positive YTD performance which has currently placed it as first among global exchanges. One of the factors pointed out is the outright government ban on buying dollars imposed by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's
  6. IOSCO Launches its First Securities Markets Risk Outlook

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published the IOSCO Securities Markets Risk Outlook for 2013-2014. The report highlights important trends, vulnerabilities and risks in securities markets that may be of concern from a
  7. Global Stock Markets records increased volatility amid US shut down

    Global Stock Markets continue to record further slide as market volatility increases and investors seek safer havens through gold and some government bonds. It would appear that there seems to be no end in sight to the situation further exacerbated by the
  8. IMF Cuts Global Growth Outlook by 0.3 percentage point to 2.9%

    The International Monetary Fund cut its world growth forecast amid deteriorating emerging market prospects, urging authorities to shore up their economies as the U.S. prepares to exit its easy money policies and wrestles with a budget impasse that threate
  9. Nigeria among Top Frontier Markets for Investors

    As money flows out of emerging markets on fears about an end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's bond-buying program, frontier markets have enjoyed something of a renaissance - but there can be "huge problems" for intrepid investors, analysts told CNBC.
  10. Oracle Energy Corp. Announces TSX Venture APPROVAL for and Technical Report on Portugal Concession

    Oracle Energy Corp. ("the Company" or "Oracle Energy", or "Oracle") (TSX.V: OEC) (Frankfurt: O2E) is pleased to announce the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the contract between Government of Portugal and Oracle for Petroleum Exploration, Dev
  11. Oracle Energy Corp/Greenacres Energy Company Sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Oracle Energy Corp. ("the Company" or "Oracle Energy", or "Oracle") (TSX.V: OEC) (Frankfurt: O2E) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Greenacres Energy Company Ltd., a Nigerian registered corporation, with th
  12. LIBOR to Be Taken Over by NYSE Euronext

    Libor, the controversial benchmark that underpins interest rates on trillions of dollars in financial contracts, is being sold to NYSE Euronext, the company that runs the New York Stock Exchange, according to people familiar with the matter.
  13. FX Rates Said to Face Global Regulation in Libor Review

    Global regulators may start overseeing currency rates in a widening response to benchmark-rate setting scandals that began with revelations on the manipulation of Libor, according to two people familiar with the matter.
  14. IOSCO Consults on Regulation of Retail Structured Products

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today a consultation report on Regulation of Retail Structured Products, which analyses trends in the retail structured product market, and proposes a regulatory Toolkit for IOSCO
  15. IMF cuts its global economic growth forecasts

    The International Monetary Fund warned that an “Uneven Recovery is also a dangerous one” for the global recovery as it again downgraded its growth forecasts for 2013, while holding out the prospect of relief late in the year.
  16. S&P 500 Breaks Record

    After weeks of false starts, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index finally broke a six-year-old closing high to mark a new all-time new record.
  17. UK's banks must raise £25bn more by end of year - Bank of England

    The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to tell the UK's banks they must raise billions more in capital to absorb and protect against potential losses.
  18. IOSCO Consults on Regulatory Issues Raised by Changes in Market Structure

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today a Consultation Report on Regulatory Issues Raised by Changes in Market Structure, which identifies possible outstanding issues and risks posed by existing or developing mark
  19. Dow Industrials Set Record, Climbs past closing peak on Oct 9, 2007

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average powered above its intraday record, riding a resilient 2013 advance and looking to put the devastating declines of the financial crisis in the rearview mirror.
  20. U.K. Is Stripped of Triple-A Rating

    Moody's Investors Service MCO +1.69% stripped the United Kingdom of its triple-A credit rating, predicting economic weakness will weigh on public finances for years to come.
  21. Mozambique Targets Gas Companies for Stock Listings

    Mozambique's stock exchange may add five new listings by 2018, the first as early as June, as companies exploring for gas raise funding for projects, said Anabela Chambuca Pinho, chief executive officer of the bourse.
  22. Barclays cuts 3,700 jobs in overhaul

    Barclays is axing 3,700 jobs following a six month strategic review by new chief executive Antony Jenkins, who is pledging to change the culture of the bank in the wake of the Libor rigging scandal. He confirmed that the bank was shutting its structured c
  23. MCX-SX: India gets a new stock exchange

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram today inaugurated the country's new stock exchange - MCX-Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) at an event in Mumbai. The new exchange would commence live trading in equities from Monday.
  24. IOSCO Publishes Recommendations Regarding the Protection of Client Assets

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published a consultation report on Recommendations Regarding the Protection of Client Assets, which seeks to help regulators improve the supervision of intermediaries holding client as
  25. India Central Bank Cuts Lending Rate

    India’s central bank cut its key lending rate by 0.25 percentage point to 7.75% Tuesday, the first cut since April. The move was broadly in line with expectations, given strains on India’s economic growth.
  26. IOSCO Consults on Financial Benchmarks

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today a Consultation Report on Financial Benchmarks, which seeks comments from the public on policy issues arising from the work of its Board Level Task Force on Financial Market B
  27. IOSCO Publishes Two Reports Advancing its Work on Credit Rating Agencies

    The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published today two reports Credit Rating Agencies:
  28. ICE to Buy NYSE for $8.2 Billion

    NYSE Euronext agreed to sell itself to rival IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) for $8.2 billion, in a deal that ends more than two centuries of independence for the New York Stock Exchange, one of Wall Street's most enduring symbols of American capitalism.
  29. S&P downgrades UK’s AAA Rating to Negative

    Standard & Poor's (S&P) has become the last of the three main rating agencies to put the UK 's top AAA rating on "negative outlook". S&P said it could lower the UK 's rating "if fiscal performance weakens beyond our current expectations".
  30. UBS Faces $1 Billion Fine Over Libor

    UBS AG UBSN.VX +0.60% is in the final stages of negotiating a settlement with U.S. and British authorities in which the giant Swiss bank is likely to pay more than $1 billion to resolve allegations that it attempted to manipulate benchmark interest rates,
  31. US Fed Extends Bond-Buying Into 2013

    The Federal Reserve refashioned its bond-buying programs, extending its far-reaching effort to revitalize the jobs market and boost the economic recovery into 2013.
  32. Japan falls into Recession

    Slowing exports to China have resulted in Japan falling into recession. Business week reports that opposition leader Shinzo Abe has used this as an excuse to call for ‘more stimulus’ and has highlighted the risk that weak growth will derail a planned sal
  33. Terror Fight Shifts to Africa - US

    Military counterterrorism officials are seeking more capability to pursue extremist groups in Africa and elsewhere that they believe threaten the U.S., and the Obama administration is considering asking Congress to approve expanded authority to do it.
  34. 3 Post-Fiscal Cliff Investment Opportunities

    The fiscal cliff debate playing out in Washington has predictably turned into a three-ring circus of political posturing and gamesmanship.
  35. Goldman Sachs: Stocks can rise 10%-15% in 2013

    Stocks have lots of room to run, said Goldman Sachs senior investment strategist Abby Joseph Cohen at the Bloomberg Hedge Fund conference in New York Wednesday morning.
  36. IOSCO Publishes Principles for Ongoing Disclosure for Asset-Backed Securities

    The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published today the Final Report on Principles for Ongoing Disclosure for Asset Backed Securities (ABS Ongoing Disclosure Principles),
  37. China to 'simplify' procedures for foreign investors

    China has said it will "simplify" procedures for foreign direct investments, the latest step in its attempts to attract more investors.
  38. Revised Economic Outlook 2012-2015

    Against the background of the uncertain international economic environment
  39. China Relaxes Rules for Securities Firms

    China cut the capital-reserve requirement for securities firms and expanded the range of financial products they may invest in,
  40. It's Official: The Eurozone is in Recession

    Eurostat announced today that Euro area GDP declined by 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2012. This follows a 0.2 percent decline in the second quarter meaning the period fits the commonly-used rule of thumb that defines a recession as two consecutive

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