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Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Wages and salaries jump by 3.1%, highest level in a decade

October 31, 2018

Via: CNBC

Employment costs rose more than expected in the third quarter in a sign that more inflation could be brewing in the U.S. economy. The Labor Department’s employment cost index rose 0.8 percent for the period, ahead of the estimate of […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Wage increases are the highest on record, business economists say

October 29, 2018

Via: Market Watch

More firms report raising wages and salaries than at any time in 36 years, according to a survey of business economists out Monday. A net 56% of respondents to the third-quarter National Association for Business Economics survey said their firms […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Third-quarter GDP cools a bit to a still-solid 3.5% rate

October 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: Gross domestic product decelerated a bit to a 3.5% annual pace in the third quarter, down from torrid 4.2% pace in the prior three months, the government said Friday. GDP is the official measuring stick for the U.S. […]


Activity, Investment banking

Investment funds tech startup FundGuard secures $4 million in seed funding

October 19, 2018

Via: Finextra headlines

FundGuard, a cloud-based investment funds operating system powered by AI and designed to revolutionize the investment funds technology space, today announced its launch and $4 million in funding led by venture firms Blumberg Capital and LionBird. FundGuard will use the […]


Business banking, Capital and risk, Credit, Products, Regulations, Retail banking

Wells Fargo CEO Sloan Must Go, Senator Warren Tells Fed Chairman

October 18, 2018

Via: TheStreet banks

After successfully pushing in 2016 for the departure of the CEO of beleaguered U.S. bank Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC – Get Report), Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is now gunning for another. In a press release Thursday, Warren […]


Capital and risk, Channels, Operational

Refinitiv expands cloud delivery of financial data via AWS

October 17, 2018

Via: Finextra headlines

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, announced today that its Elektron real-time data delivery using Amazon Web Services (AWS) is being expanded to meet high demand from clients across the globe. To ensure continued excellence and […]


Activity, Trading

Trump’s North American Trade Triumph

October 16, 2018

Via: CNSNews.com

For those on the left and right who were certain that President Donald Trump’s presidency meant the end of global free trade … think again. Though Trump’s critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal, […]


Business banking, Products

How Financial Institutions Can Put Risk Management Back in the Driver’s Seat

October 15, 2018

Via: Strategy Business

In the years leading up to the global financial crisis a decade ago, risk was viewed at many financial institutions in a very different way than it is today. The financial system was like a highway on which different vehicles […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Investor Barry Sternlicht worries about a recession signal and an economy not as strong as it appears

October 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

Barry Sternlicht, CEO of global investment group Starwood Capital, told CNBC there are a number of negative factors that are contributing to his unease about the state of U.S. economy. “The economy’s not quite as strong as the number indicated,” […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump advisor Hassett: Emerging markets fallout, not US inflation, poses ‘biggest risk’ to economy

October 10, 2018

Via: CNBC

A more severe downturn in emerging markets is the “biggest risk” to the U.S. economy, not domestic inflation, a top economic advisor to President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday. “I’m very concerned about emerging markets. If you look at […]