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Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed Is Likely to Leave Rates Alone, and Markets Wonder What’s Next

December 11, 2019

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its final meeting of the year on Wednesday as officials wait to see how the economy fares after they cut rate three times in 2019. The Fed […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

CEOs lower forecast for U.S. economy for the seventh quarter in a row

December 11, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The CEOs of America’s biggest companies say they expect to hire fewer people and invest less in the next six months owing to lingering worries about the economy. The Business Roundtable on Wednesday said an index that measures CEOs’ outlook […]


Regulations, Uncategorized

Group Warns Climate Regulations Could Disrupt Investment Strategies

December 10, 2019

Via: Insurance Journal

Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to $2.3 trillion off the value of companies in industries ranging from fossil fuel producers to agriculture and car makers, an investor group warned in a report. Rules aimed at lowering […]


Activity, Insurance

U.S. Commercial Insurance Prices Were Up 4% in Q3: WTW

December 9, 2019

Via: Insurance Journal

U.S. commercial insurance prices accelerated during the third quarter of 2019, as the aggregate price change reported by carriers exceeded 4%, according to insurance broker Willis Towers Watson. WTS’s Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) survey compared prices charged on […]


Regulations

Regulators need to provide clarity on Libor cessation, says ISDA

December 5, 2019

Via: Banking Technology

A transition away from Libor – which has been tarnished by rigging scandals – remains one of the largest challenges facing the industry. The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Official Sector Steering Group (OSSG) coordinates international efforts on benchmark reform and […]


Activity, Trading

Trump won’t ruin Christmas for Wall Street with China tariffs, investor Peter Boockvar predicts

December 4, 2019

Via: CNBC

Investor Peter Boockvar expects President Donald Trump won’t spoil Wall Street’s Christmas by launching tariffs. But it may only be a temporary reprieve. “I do not believe that they will follow through with the December tariffs,” Bleakley Advisory Group’s chief […]


Activity, Trading

An AI winter for chip stocks and an America First Tax are Saxo Bank’s ‘Outrageous Predictions’ for 2020

December 3, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Try to imagine a market scenario where chip stocks hit a wall and tumble 50%, or the fallout as President Donald Trump slaps a tax on foreign earnings of American companies. Outrageous you say? Welcome to Saxo Bank’s annual rite […]


Channels

What trends will shake up the Banking Tech sector in 2020?

December 2, 2019

Via: Finextra

In the past year, we’ve seen technology play a huge part in shaping the banking industry landscape, from emerging fintechs to new solutions facilitated by Open Banking to the latest AI tools. With such progression happening throughout the sector, we […]


Activity, Trading

Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal

December 2, 2019

Via: CNBC

Resurgent optimism about the future of U.S. trade policy, along with a surprise spike in optimism about technological changes, helped lift confidence among small business owners, according to the fourth-quarter 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey. The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in the third quarter

November 27, 2019

Via: CNBC

The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated. But many economists say they think growth is slowing sharply in the current quarter. The Commerce Department says the July-September growth rate in […]