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G20 Summit: Merkel still wants both Austerity and Growth in the Eurozone… but still no clue as to who will pick up the tab

Angela Merkel brushed off criticism of her focus on austerity, as the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies focused their attention on the crisis in the Eurozone. In Los Cabos the EU largely postponed the discussion on the specifics

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Roubini: A Full Banking Union Should be Initiated in the Eurozone

In this article, Professor Nouriel Roubini explains how A Global Perfect Storm is gathering with simultaneous and interlinked events occurring, including (but not limited to) the economic slowdown in the US, China and the eurozone; falling equity markets; higher sovereign

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MIGA (World Bank): During the Storm – Shift from North to South FDI

By Manabu Nose and Moritz Zander[1] At MIGA (the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency) we see the principal near-term risks for emerging market foreign direct investment (FDI) on the supply-side of financing. Despite a rise of emerging market risk perceptions, demand

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Stuart Gulliver keeps HSBC on Track for Focused Global Growth

HSBC is one of a hand full of truly global banks with both corporate and personal customers. As globalisation continues HSBC is extremely well positioned to take advantage of the shift of economic power to Asia, with its strong position

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Dimon: Traders at JPMorgan Chase may face Bonus Clawbacks as Punishment

Jamie Dimon At the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill, Jamie Dimon, 56, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase explained how some of the traders responsible for the losses  would get hit in their wallets. “When the board finishes its review,

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Emerging Managers Summit South

October 2012 – Las Vegas, NV If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will provide the unique opportunity to

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Emerging Managers Summit

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL May 30-June 1, 2012 If you are looking to expand and diversify your asset allocation by investing in emerging managers as well as women and minority owned investment managers, the emerging managers conference will

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Market Braced as Sanctions Continue on Iran’s Energy Sector

Iran’s oil sector has been targeted by fresh sanctions from the US, while the EU is in talks over what extra restrictions it will place on the country’s economy. A number of sanctions have targeted Iran’s energy sector, prompting analysts

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Indonesia To Top “Happy Index”

Indonesian are the world’s most content people according to new research. Emerging markets and half of the BRIC economies (represented by India 2nd, and Brazil 4th) are top 4 in the recently published well-being or “Happiness” ranking. Mexico came 3rd.

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Lending Helps JPMorgan, but 4th Quarter Was Soft

Wall Street, more than three years after the financial crisis, has loosened its lending tap. Consumers, however, have yet to reap the benefits. Results announced on Friday by the nation’s strongest and biggest bank by assets, JPMorgan Chase, point to a

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