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Sep 18, 2014


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Sep 22, 2014

Government must keep €2bn budget cuts - watchdog

The Government's budgetary watchdog has called for cuts of €2bn in the upcoming Budget, even as Finance Minister Michael Noonan has signalled there will be no new tax cuts or spending increases. The Fiscal Advisory Council, which acts as an independe... #Michael Noonan (politician) #John McHale

Sep 08, 2014

Fitch Affirms Macedonia's Rating at BB+ with Stable Outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Macedonia's Long-term  foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BB+' with Stable Outlooks. The issue ratings on senior unsecured foreign currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'BB+'. Fitch has also aff... #Macedonia #International Monetary Fund #Fitch Ratings

Sep 06, 2014

BTC Willing To Buy Over-The-Air Digital Signal Broadcaster

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) informed the Competition Protection Commission (CPC) of its intentions to buy the broadcaster of the free over-the-air digital signal.  The NURTS Bulgaria group invested and set up the infrastructure necessa... #Macedonia #International Monetary Fund #Fitch Ratings

Sep 11, 2014

Bulgaria’s Rents, Capital Values to Rise in Next 12 Months, RICS Says

Rents and capital values in Bulgaria and Hungary are expected to rise over the next 12 months, the London-headquartered Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said. “In Bulgaria a particularly firm increase is expected in the office mark... #London #Eastern Europe #Hungary #Bulgaria

Sep 11, 2014

Latin America: Opportunities and Risks

CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam gives a macroeconomic view of the Latin America market discussing: Stable monetary policies, Argentina excepted Challenges posted by U.S. economic policies Headwinds from European growth struggles Inflation pressu... #Latin America #CME Group Inc.

Sep 27, 2014

The Punt - Battle over bananas is better for hacks

Corporate merger and takeover battles are always good fun. In recent years, Ryanair's efforts to buy Aer Lingus have made for plenty of copy, and it's only a year since Irish drug firm Elan became the subject of a tug-of-war between two US firms, Per... #Ryanair #Elan Corporation plc #Aer Lingus #Fyffes plc

Sep 26, 2014

Initial jobless-aid claims climb by 12,000 in week

WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain health... #Labor Department #Ian Shepherdson

Sep 12, 2014

Jobless claims gain 11,000

WASHINGTON -- More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. The Labor Department said weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 31... #Labor Department #Ian Shepherdson

Sep 07, 2014


This past month I became parent to a teenager. Among the obvious anxieties this rite prompted, I also had the pleasure of learning American teens have been deemed "mediocre" when it comes to personal finance, according to a new global study from the ... #Wells Fargo #LinkedIn