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Sep 21, 2014

Boost for Dutch market as bad bank pays back more

THE Dutch bad bank created to dispose of €5.7bn of soured real estate assets will probably return more money to the government than expected as a stagnant market revives, its chief executive officer said. "We've seen this year that we'll be able to m...

Sep 18, 2014

Stock takes: Scottish referendum spooks British market

Markets, so the cliche goes, hate uncertainty. And there's been plenty of jitters in Britain's equity market on fears of a possible break-up of the United Kingdom.British stocks had been copping heavy selling ahead of last night's.....

Sep 23, 2014

Indexing and the End of Capitalism

It's now official. The tipping point for investing in stocks by using index funds is here. It is impossible to pick up any business publication without reading about Indexing, passive investing, Warren Buffet's will (in which he advised his heirs to ... #Warren Buffett #Karl Marx

Sep 18, 2014

Stocks creep higher on encouraging news

(AP) -- The U.S. stock market climbed to new record highs Thursday as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE:... #Europe #United Kingdom #Northern Ireland #FTSE #Federal Reserve #Dow Jones #Great Britain #Labor Department

Sep 20, 2014

Eircom pulls plug on its €3bn stock market flotation

Eircom has pulled the plug on a planned €3bn stock market listing just a week after filing an updated flotation prospectus with the Central Bank. The decision marks the end - for now at least - of a move that would have seen the telecom firm's shares... #Europe #United Kingdom #Northern Ireland #FTSE #Federal Reserve #Dow Jones #Great Britain #Labor Department

Sep 19, 2014

Eircom cancels plans to float on stock markets

Eircom has cancelled plans to raise up to €1bn by floating on the stock markets for a third time, the company has announced. The telecoms company has decided not to seek a stock market listing, following a long running strategic review, it said in a ... #Europe #United Kingdom #Northern Ireland #FTSE #Federal Reserve #Dow Jones #Great Britain #Labor Department

Sep 21, 2014

Rising Zinc prices may hike cost of new coins

The price of zinc posted the biggest gain since 2009 in the first eight months of this year after soaring to a three-year high last week. The metal, used in everything from sunscreen to car parts, has seen prices spike recently as exhausted mines aro... #Bill Clinton #London #Tennessee #Goldman Sachs #Jarden

Sep 21, 2014

Reverse mortgages ready for rebound

WASHINGTON -- Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government bil... #California #Henry Winkler #Fred Thompson #Gallup #Brooklyn, NY #Federal Housing Administration

Sep 16, 2014

Group including Wind Mobile CEO to buy out majority shareholder VimpelCom

TORONTO - An investment group that includes Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera and Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital has a tentative deal to buy out Wind's majority shareholder, VimpelCom Ltd., a Russian-Dutch company that has been trying... #California #Henry Winkler #Fred Thompson #Gallup #Brooklyn, NY #Federal Housing Administration

Sep 17, 2014

Scots referendum weighs on stocks

EUROPEAN stocks fell yesterday but trading in stock index futures indicated a rebound could be on the cards after shares reached a two-week low. In Dublin the ISEQ index of leading shares closed down at 4,825 yesterday. Among the movers was Paddy Pow... #Europe #London #Paddy Power plc #Fyffes plc