International Finance

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Economy

US Fed hints at rate hike

Will wait ‘for some further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives’ IFM Correspondent November 3, 2016: The Federal Reserve on November 2 hinted at hiking interest rates in December. For now, officials voted to keep rates unchanged following a meeting in Washington. They emphasised that the pace of rate hikes will depend on evolution...
Fintech

Tech companies beat banks in political lobbying in the US

Silicon Valley spend is double that of banks IFM Correspondent October 27, 2016: That banks in the US cozy up to politicians is known to all. However, a study by Bloomberg shows that it is no longer just Wall Street, but also Silicon Valley which is getting into political lobbying. Bloomberg has stated that the...
Economy

Investment in clean cooking can return a profit

But the real benefit lies in the social impact Kamilia Lahrichi February 17, 2015: Large financial institutions, such as Bank of America and Deutsche Bank, and private investors launched a $100 million fund to ease access to clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels at the Cookstove Future summit in New York on November 21, 2014....
Banking Uncategorized

Switzerland to Relax Bank Secrecy Laws

SWITZERLAND aims to save its banks from heavier punishment in the United States for helping wealthy tax cheats by sidestepping its own famed secrecy laws to let bankers disclose data to US prosecutors. Dealing a huge blow to Switzerland’s historic banking secrecy, Swiss finance officials on Wednesday approved a plan that would allow the country’s...