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Think Finance Hires Craig A. Nies As Chief Analytics Officer31/8/2013

New at the Top: Mark Serway?s road to a job as chief financial officer at Reston?s Govplace

A Portuguese firefighter works to extinguish a wildfire near Caramulo, north Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Portuguese officials said a woman firefighter died in a forest blaze, becoming the fifth fatality among emergency crews in a month as summer wildfires scorch large areas of parched countryside. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Craig brings an impressive background in designing and deploying new models for predictive analytics. His expertise will be a great complement to our already strong team and will help us continue to innovate and refine our products to better serve our customers, said Ken Rees, Chief Executive Officer, Think Finance. We are thrilled to welcome Craig to the company. Prior to joining Think Finance, Mr. Nies served as Vice President and Global Head of Software Development at Opera Solutions, where he engineered a Big Data analytics platform that streamlined the development and deployment of predictive analytics and machine learning across a variety of domains.

California GOP violated campaign finance rules, watchdog says

But I learned a few years later that the role wasnt my cup of tea. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act caused me to deal more with compliance issues than business operations. I went to Akima, which was a $300million business when I started and in three years grew organically to $650million. It [bought and] integrated 15 more companies and became $1billion in size. Sometimes, bigger is not better for me.

After the Supreme Court found the maps were properly drawn, FAIR dropped its opposition to the redistricting plan. An investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission found that the state party failed to meet deadlines for disclosing five contributions to FAIR. By failing to both timely file required ballot measure contribution reports and properly itemize contributions on those contribution reports, your client has violated the [Political Reform] Act, FPPC enforcement chief Gary Winuk wrote to GOP attorney Charles Bell Jr. in a letter released this week. Winuk said he decided to issue the state party a warning letter rather than seek fines because the contributions were eventually filed well before the election.

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The Windows 8 Finance App Gets New Improvements31/8/2013

German finance minister: 'I don't see' any further eurozone bailouts

Even though no details on this new build has been provided at the time of writing this article, this particular version most likely comes to address some of the bugs found by Microsoft engineers in older releases. As a result, expect the Finance app to load faster on both Windows 8 and Windows RT , while also offering a much more stable overall experience on either platform. Designed for Windows, the Finance app puts control at your fingertips. Swipe through colorful charts for a quick read on the day's events.

We don't want a German Europe but we want a strong Europe and that means every member state including Germany has to increase its competitiveness," Schaeuble said. "A stronger Europe means that everyone has to do its duty and not to ask for more money by others -- that's the wrong way to get a strong Europe, that's the wrong incentive." German FM: Greece needs until 2022 German FM: Eurozone in a better place His comments come ahead of the September 22 election, as Merkel faces a German electorate weary of Europe's largest economy helping to bail out troubled eurozone nations, whose debt woes have threatened the stability of the currency. Greek unemployment hits record 27.6% Greece, along with three other eurozone countries -- Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus -- remain dependent on rescue loans from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction.

California GOP violated campaign finance rules, watchdog says

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(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / June 16, 2011) By Patrick McGreevy August 30, 2013, 8:16 a.m. SACRAMENTO -- The California Republican Party violated state campaign finance rules by failing to properly disclose its contributions last year to a campaign against newly drawn state Senate districts, the states ethics agency has concluded. In all, the state GOP provided $1.9 million in contributions, in-kind services and loans to the group Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR), which qualified a ballot measure to overturn the new state Senate redistricting maps. After the Supreme Court found the maps were properly drawn, FAIR dropped its opposition to the redistricting plan.

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Compton's first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms31/8/2013

Finance Ministry sends letters to indirect tax defaulters

(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / July 2, 2013) Also By Angel Jennings and Abby Sewell August 27, 2013, 7:28 p.m. Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan belatedly filed mandatory campaign finance forms after state officials threatened to open a formal investigation when he missed several deadlines. The financial statements, which were submitted Thursday, show that Galvan spent $29,000 on his race to become Compton's first Latino elected official. Galvan also reported that he raised only half as much as he spent. Most of his donations came from people outside of Compton in neighboring southeast communities. According to the documents, Galvan has outstanding debts totaling $15,500, most of which was attributed to printing campaign fliers. The 26-year-old reported that he owes Angel Gonzalez, his former campaign manager, almost $12,000. Galvan hired Gonzalez as his community liaison when he won the election. Gonzalez was subsequently fired by Compton's city manager after The Times published a story that revealed Gonzalez's criminal history. In 2002, Gonzalez was convicted of a felony conspiracy charge reduced to a misdemeanor at his sentencing for sending out attack mailers with copies of fake official documents.

<b>Document:</b> Isaac Galvan campaign filings The Finance Ministry has decided to go after about 12 lakh service tax assesses who had stopped filing returns. The Ministry officials are also focusing on top 100 excise duty assessees in the country to ensure that there is no evasion towards the indirect tax collection kitty. There are 1.2 lakh excise duty assessees across the country. Whereas, there are 17 lakh registered assesses under the service tax.

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The Manilla Folder The Manilla Folder offers a wealth of advice on all sorts of personal finance topics, from saving and budgeting, to credit and debt, to taxes and investing, and more. In addition to covering money management topics, we also cover productivity and lifestyle topics, including home organization, time management, career development, health and fitness, parenting and family, green ideas, frugal living, DIY, and more. We just released our brand new financial literacy toolkit, which was designed to make the financial transition into the real world a lot easier for students and recent grads. We partnered with Citibank to bring you advice on how to get a job, how to save during college, and how to manage your money post-graduation. Theyre all lessons that are essential in practicing responsible money management, and yet theyre all topics you probably didnt cover in school.

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Compton's first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms29/8/2013

India finance minister asks banks to ensure credit flow to industry

In 2002, Gonzalez was convicted of a felony conspiracy charge reduced to a misdemeanor at his sentencing for sending out attack mailers with copies of fake official documents. In a separate case, he was convicted on two misdemeanor counts of sending out misleading campaign fliers. Compton's Latino residents have been trying for decades to get a Latino candidate elected to city office. So it was a joyous moment for some when Galvan won a seat on Compton's City Council in June.

India's finance minister tries to stem panic

shri chidambaram india finance minister He reassured investors that "there was -- and is -- no intention to introduce any type of capital control", which could further choke off foreign investment. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer .

<b>Document:</b> Isaac Galvan campaign filings Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abidi NEW DELHI | Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:46am EDT NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday asked state-run banks to ensure flow of credit to every sector of industry, indicating the need for funding projects amid an economic slowdown. The banks have been asked to assist industrial borrowers who were facing difficulties and be sympathetic towards genuine defaulters, Chidambaram told a parliamentary panel attached to the finance ministry. Economic growth virtually halved in two years to 5 percent in the fiscal year that ended in March -- the lowest level in a decade -- and most economists surveyed by Reuters in the past week expect 2013/14 to be worse.

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The Windows 8 Finance App Gets New Improvements29/8/2013

Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

Even though no details on this new build has been provided at the time of writing this article, this particular version most likely comes to address some of the bugs found by Microsoft engineers in older releases. As a result, expect the Finance app to load faster on both Windows 8 and Windows RT , while also offering a much more stable overall experience on either platform. Designed for Windows, the Finance app puts control at your fingertips. Swipe through colorful charts for a quick read on the day's events.

German finance minister: 'I don't see' any further eurozone bailouts

* A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) pension fund is in talks to buy a stake in a German skyscraper, in what could be one of Europe's biggest property deals this year, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters. * Citadel LLC, Virtu Financial, Two Sigma and RGM Advisors are among the companies bidding for E*Trade Financial Corp's market-making unit in a deal expected to be worth $100 million to $200 million, several sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. * Institutional fixed-income trading platform providers Tradeweb and MarketAxess are among three bidders for BondDesk Group LLC in a deal that is expected to be valued up to $200 million, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. * Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc have restarted talks over a possible buyout of the British firm's stake in their U.S. wireless joint venture, the Wall Street Journal said, a deal that is expected to cost Verizon more than $100 billion.

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"A stronger Europe means that everyone has to do its duty and not to ask for more money by others -- that's the wrong way to get a strong Europe, that's the wrong incentive." German FM: Greece needs until 2022 German FM: Eurozone in a better place His comments come ahead of the September 22 election, as Merkel faces a German electorate weary of Europe's largest economy helping to bail out troubled eurozone nations, whose debt woes have threatened the stability of the currency. Greek unemployment hits record 27.6% Greece, along with three other eurozone countries -- Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus -- remain dependent on rescue loans from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction. Unemployment rates remain high, but worries that the debt crisis could spread to larger economies such as Spain and Italy -- which both saw borrowing costs climb dangerously high last year -- have abated. "You can see if you look at the rates for sovereign debts they are stable.

Theyre all lessons that are essential in practicing responsible money management, and yet theyre all topics you probably didnt cover in school. Download the free toolkit from our back-to-school section. Money Crashers Money Crashers is a site that looks at smarter spending from all angles from ways to make food scraps useful (for example, 7 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juicing Pulp,) to how to exercise on the cheap. And it talks personal finance, too.

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German finance minister: 'I don't see' any further eurozone bailouts29/8/2013

Ship Finance International Limited Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

"A stronger Europe means that everyone has to do its duty and not to ask for more money by others -- that's the wrong way to get a strong Europe, that's the wrong incentive." German FM: Greece needs until 2022 German FM: Eurozone in a better place His comments come ahead of the September 22 election, as Merkel faces a German electorate weary of Europe's largest economy helping to bail out troubled eurozone nations, whose debt woes have threatened the stability of the currency. Greek unemployment hits record 27.6% Greece, along with three other eurozone countries -- Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus -- remain dependent on rescue loans from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction. Unemployment rates remain high, but worries that the debt crisis could spread to larger economies such as Spain and Italy -- which both saw borrowing costs climb dangerously high last year -- have abated.

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Passes Through 11% Yield Mark

But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 11% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Fifth Street Finance Corporation ( NASD: FSC ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

The Windows 8 Finance App Gets New Improvements

Even though no details on this new build has been provided at the time of writing this article, this particular version most likely comes to address some of the bugs found by Microsoft engineers in older releases. As a result, expect the Finance app to load faster on both Windows 8 and Windows RT , while also offering a much more stable overall experience on either platform. Designed for Windows, the Finance app puts control at your fingertips. Swipe through colorful charts for a quick read on the day's events. Rich graphics help you find the latest mortgage, auto, and credit card rates.

We have not yet chartered the vessels, but have initiated dialogue with some potential charterers and expect to fix the vessels well before delivery from the shipyard. Bank financing would also be arranged in due course, and we expect the equity investment to be up to approximately $25 million per vessel or $100 million in total. The West Linus transaction was finalized just before quarter end, and we paid $195 million of the purchase price in June. The drilling rig is expected to be delivered from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore in December this year, and we will then pay the remaining $405 million. The total financing of the transaction is a combination of $125 million of equity investment and $475 million of bank financing.

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Sandra N. Berlin, finance specialist, dies at 6328/8/2013

A woman lays on a puddle of tomato juice during the annual Berlin, finance specialist, dies at 63 Sandra N. Berlin, a finance specialist who retired from the American Anthropological Association in 2006 as deputy director and chief financial officer, died Aug. 22 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District. She was 63. The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, said her daughter, Laura Berlin.

Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark

But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 9% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Northstar Realty Finance Corp ( NYSE: NRF ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Passes Through 11% Yield Mark

Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock markets total return. Fast forward to 5/31/2012 and each share was worth $77.79 on that date, a loss of $0.48 or 0.6% decrease over twelve years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 11% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Fifth Street Finance Corporation ( NASD: FSC ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S.

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Theyre all lessons that are essential in practicing responsible money management, and yet theyre all topics you probably didnt cover in school. Download the free toolkit from our back-to-school section. Money Crashers Money Crashers is a site that looks at smarter spending from all angles from ways to make food scraps useful (for example, 7 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juicing Pulp,) to how to exercise on the cheap. And it talks personal finance, too.

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Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest28/8/2013

Compton's first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms

government housing finance authorities are pressing JPMorgan Chase & Co for at least $6 billion to settle lawsuits over bonds backed by subprime mortgages, according to a person familiar with the matter. * Billionaire Roman Abramovich is close to buying one of the biggest top-end office complexes in Moscow for up to $800 million in what would be Russia's second-largest office deal, three sources told Reuters. * KKR & Co and TPG Capital are out of the running in the auction for Hutchison Whampoa Ltd's Hong Kong supermarket chain ParknShop, people close to the matter told Reuters, after their offers failed to meet the company's expectations. * BlackBerry Ltd is considering spinning off its messaging service into a separate unit, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, quoting people familiar with the matter.

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Passes Through 11% Yield Mark

Greek unemployment hits record 27.6% Greece, along with three other eurozone countries -- Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus -- remain dependent on rescue loans from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction. Unemployment rates remain high, but worries that the debt crisis could spread to larger economies such as Spain and Italy -- which both saw borrowing costs climb dangerously high last year -- have abated. "You can see if you look at the rates for sovereign debts they are stable.

German finance minister: 'I don't see' any further eurozone bailouts

He said that growth will improve in 2014 alongside an expected recovery in global economic growth, and because of the start of some important mining projects. Economic growth is easing in Peru due in part to weakening exports and weaker investment inflows. Last year GDP expanded by 6.3%, while in the first half of this year accumulated growth was 5.07%. In its own report Tuesday, consultants Capital Economics said Peru's economic growth looks limited in coming years as the mining boom deflates and global financial conditions become more restrictive.

Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock markets total return. Fast forward to 5/31/2012 and each share was worth $77.79 on that date, a loss of $0.48 or 0.6% decrease over twelve years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 11% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable.

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And it talks personal finance, too. Money Crashers actually reviews credit cards to give you an idea of the best ones to choose when youre considering opening a new one. This is a great site for those who want to live more frugally and educate themselves on personal finance. Wisebread From quick tips, to find frugal shorts, to useful financial life hacks, Wisebread has a little of everything and its fun.

Honda Canada Finance sells C$550 mln of notes - term sheet

The issue included C$300 million ($286 million) of floating-rate notes due Dec. 3, 2015. The notes, which were priced at par, have a coupon rate of 42 basis points over the three-month Canadian Dealer Offered rate or CDOR. Honda Canada Finance also sold C$250 million ($238 million)floating-rate notes due Dec.

Peru's Finance Minister Cuts 2013 Growth Forecast to 5.7%

In a separate case, he was convicted on two misdemeanor counts of sending out misleading campaign fliers. Compton's Latino residents have been trying for decades to get a Latino candidate elected to city office. So it was a joyous moment for some when Galvan won a seat on Compton's City Council in June. But a few weeks into his term, some are having misgivings about the councilman. Galvan had failed to file any of the required campaign finance disclosures for the primary and runoff elections.

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German finance minister: 'I don't see' any further eurozone bailouts28/8/2013

Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest

We don't want a German Europe but we want a strong Europe and that means every member state including Germany has to increase its competitiveness," Schaeuble said. "A stronger Europe means that everyone has to do its duty and not to ask for more money by others -- that's the wrong way to get a strong Europe, that's the wrong incentive." German FM: Greece needs until 2022 German FM: Eurozone in a better place His comments come ahead of the September 22 election, as Merkel faces a German electorate weary of Europe's largest economy helping to bail out troubled eurozone nations, whose debt woes have threatened the stability of the currency. Greek unemployment hits record 27.6% Greece, along with three other eurozone countries -- Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus -- remain dependent on rescue loans from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction. Unemployment rates remain high, but worries that the debt crisis could spread to larger economies such as Spain and Italy -- which both saw borrowing costs climb dangerously high last year -- have abated.

government housing finance authorities are pressing JPMorgan Chase & Co for at least $6 billion to settle lawsuits over bonds backed by subprime mortgages, according to a person familiar with the matter. * Billionaire Roman Abramovich is close to buying one of the biggest top-end office complexes in Moscow for up to $800 million in what would be Russia's second-largest office deal, three sources told Reuters. * KKR & Co and TPG Capital are out of the running in the auction for Hutchison Whampoa Ltd's Hong Kong supermarket chain ParknShop, people close to the matter told Reuters, after their offers failed to meet the company's expectations. * BlackBerry Ltd is considering spinning off its messaging service into a separate unit, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, quoting people familiar with the matter.

Consumer Finance Company Coming Soon to Youngstown, OH

aVisit our website at http://www.titlemax.com/careers for outstanding career opportunities.a Position Descriptions and Qualifications: General Manager: A general manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the storeas day to day operations and performance. This individual should encourage store growth and increase profitability through the management of customer relations, operating costs, sales and collections. Qualified candidates must be at least 19 years of age, have a valid driveras license and car insurance, and pass a credit and criminal background check to include a driving history report, also referred to as an MVR. Salary: Individuals can earn between $40,000 and $150,000 as a general manager.

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India's finance minister tries to stem panic28/8/2013

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Passes Through 11% Yield Mark

Chidambaram tried to restore confidence even as he acknowledged that the country was facing a challenging time. "We believe that the rupee is undervalued and has overshot what is generally believed to be a reasonable and appropriate level," he said, according to a written statement. "Capital inflows will, in due course, correct the position." India has been caught up in an emerging markets sell-off , triggered by talk of tighter U.S. monetary policy . But the slide has been exacerbated by local factors, including a large current account deficit , which reflects the nation's tendency to import more than it exports and leaves it reliant on foreign capital.

shri chidambaram india finance minister Fast forward to 5/31/2012 and each share was worth $77.79 on that date, a loss of $0.48 or 0.6% decrease over twelve years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 11% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Fifth Street Finance Corporation ( NASD: FSC ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

Oxford Finance Provides $5.5 Million Revolving Line of Credit to PrimeSource Healthcare Systems, Inc.

With an apparent fix of the technical error on the way, the real issue for credit unions is the original tax hike, said Rogers. "The federal budget introduced a tax change that was a total surprise, and we were blindsided by that," he said, estimating the measure would cost credit unions $28 million annually. Credit unions and caisses populaires consider themselves small businesses, with higher operating costs because they can't achieve the same economies of scale as the larger financial institutions. "We hope to convince (the government) that the words in the budget document that said this tax increase on credit unions would restore neutrality and fairness probably doesn't achieve that goal," he said. "There are other measures that we think they'll need to introduce to revert to some neutrality and fairness in the tax system." A general tax-rate change was introduced in 2001 for all corporations to reduce the federal tax rate from 28 per cent to 15 per cent.

Finance Department says it will fix credit-union tax error revealed by auditors

"PrimeSource is a company that has captured a majority share of the markets it serves, and Oxford is pleased to provide capital to fuel its continued success." About Oxford Finance LLC Oxford Finance is a specialty finance firm providing senior secured loans to public and private life science and healthcare services companies worldwide. For over 20 years, Oxford has delivered flexible financing solutions to its clients, enabling these companies to maximize their equity by leveraging their assets. In recent years, Oxford has originated over $2 billion in loans, with lines of credit ranging from $500 thousand to $50 million. Oxford is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with additional offices in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and North Carolina.

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Market Chatter-Corporate finance press digest27/8/2013

China's vice finance minister says no need for economic stimulus

China * Private equity firm MBK Partners has agreed to buy a 90 percent stake in ING's South Korean insurance unit for 1.63 trillion won ($1.46 billion), a source with direct knowledge of the matter said Monday. * Brazil's oil industry watchdog plans to reject OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA's plan to develop the Tubarao Azul offshore oil field, two government sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. * Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA) may shelve a $12 billion power project in Turkey amid a deteriorating economic outlook and increasingly difficult financing conditions, Turkish energy industry sources said on Monday. * Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is looking to raise at least $500 million by listing a hospitality trust in Singapore next year to help refinance some of the debt that his companies took on to win control of Fraser and Neave (F&N) , people with knowledge of the matter said.

View gallery China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao addresses the media during a news conference at a hotel in BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said there was no need for the government to stimulate the world's No. 2 economy, saying on Tuesday that growth can instead be supported through structural adjustments. Zhu said while China faced a severe economic environment at home and abroad, it would keep economic policies stable. Speaking at a briefing ahead of G20 meeting in Russia next week, he said the United States must consider when and how fast it moderates its ultra-loose monetary policy.

India's finance minister tries to stem panic

shri chidambaram india finance minister But the slide has been exacerbated by local factors, including a large current account deficit , which reflects the nation's tendency to import more than it exports and leaves it reliant on foreign capital. Chidambaram vowed to shrink India's current account deficit this fiscal year, bringing it down to $70 billion from $88 billion in 2012-2013. He reassured investors that "there was -- and is -- no intention to introduce any type of capital control", which could further choke off foreign investment. Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET.

New NSW Finance Minister Andrew Constance bans lobbyists

Andrew Constance, with Governor Marie Bashir and Premier Barry O The scheme has to be cleared by the Rajya Sabha and approved by President Pranab Mukherjee before it becomes law. "After providing for the Food Security Bill, we will remain within the limit I have set for myself in the Budget," Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters at a press conference in the capital. The scheme will add 25% to the existing 900-billion-rupee or 90,000 crore food subsidy bill. The government has budgeted an additional 230 billion rupees annually for the programme on top of the existing 900-billion-rupee food subsidy bill.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram insists India can afford Food Security Scheme as rupee falls

0327a80e-0e86-11e3-9fbb-38c20355d6ea Andrew Constance, with Governor Marie Bashir and Premier Barry O'Farrell, is sworn in as Finance Minister. Source: News Limited "I want business to be able to deal with me direct." His move comes after The Daily Telegraph revealed that controversial powerbroker Michael Photios's business partner David Begg was meeting sacked former Finance Minister Greg Pearce with clients almost every month during his time in the job. Mr Constance said he attended a meeting with another minister, whom he declined to name, last Monday unaware lobbyists were going to be in the room. Minister Greg Pearce punished with a month-long holiday He does not want that situation again and does not want to find himself in charge of "procurement, ICT and government property" and being influenced by lobbyists.

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Consumer Finance Company Announces Open House Event in the Chattanooga Area26/8/2013

Global Finance ranks National Bank of Abu Dhabi 35th in the world

Please bring an updated hard copy resume and come professionally dressed. Please specify if you are bilingual in English and Spanish. aWe are excited to add new jobs to the local Chattanooga market,a said Lindsey Reed, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for TMX Finance. aCareer Fairs and Open House events are an excellent way for candidates to learn more about our culture.a Event Details: DATE: Wednesday August 28, 2013 TIME: 6:00 p.m.

Bank ratings are not yet showing the impact of either the slowdown in emerging economies or the more sustained recovery in developed countries, the report said. Some banking market instability seems to be moving from the West to certain countries in the East, and companies are keeping a close eye on the solidity and reliability of their counterparties worldwide. In Global Finances Safest Banks ranking, the number of emerging markets banks in the top 50 is slowly growing. The number of triple-A banks has not changed and it is pretty limited, as many countries have lost their top sovereign rating and no new ones have reached that level yet, says Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo.

Finance firm boost tipped

From October 1, banks must cap new lending to house buyers with a deposit of less than 20 per cent to 10 per cent of the overall total. Photo / Paul Estcourt "They are a bit more expensive but also a bit more tolerant." Royle said he was also aware of other lenders interested in entering the New Zealand market. There is thought to be interest from several Australian finance companies. Rollason said he too had heard some rumours of others looking to enter New Zealand. "It wouldn't surprise anyone if opportunities opened up and others started looking in New Zealand. But we don't know how long the changes will be in for.

Zurich Insurance Finance Chief Pierre Wauthier Found Dead

The police are investigating the exact circumstances of his death, the Zurich-based company said in an e-mailed statement late yesterday, declining to disclose any further details. A call to the Zurich polices media office went unanswered after regular business hours. Wauthier, born in 1960, was appointed to the CFO post in September 2011 after previous roles as group treasurer and head of centrally managed businesses. A citizen of Britain and France , he had worked for Zurich Insurance since 1996, the company said.

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Confessions of a Personal Finance Writer: I Don't Track Every Penny26/8/2013

Is That Finance Internship Worth It?

I dont really like or watch much TV, so I dont pay for cable. I enjoy cooking, so 99% of my meals are home-cooked. I dont like big gyms, so I work out at home. These things might make me sound frugal and responsible, but in truth I do them because theyre personal preferences, which happen to save money over their alternatives.

Brazil to Surmount 'Mini' Crisis With Help of Investors-Finance Minister

At every step of the process, an intern should be evaluating whether the organization is showing that they value their internship program and arent just looking for unpaid gophers to do their drudgery, she says. Every job has administrative duties, but these should not be the major focus of the interns responsibilities. Company Considerations Students often want to work at the big firms like Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan because of perceived stability, growth potential and name recognition on their resume, says Dorcely-Mohr. I encourage them to also consider smaller but prospering financial service firms where we at the career center may have a strong alumni presence or have established a good professional connection. She says bigger is not always better; what matters is the richness of the learning experience the company offers. Parcells says that while many students have their hearts set on big-name companies, they end up completely happy with their experiences at a smaller, lesser-known company.

Mantega said. "On the contrary, foreign direct investment inflows are helping finance the current account deficit." Much of Brazil's expected growth in 2014 and beyond would come from private investors, he said, both public and private. He was especially insistent that private investors should take part in upcoming auctions of concessions in areas such as airports, ports and highways. "The concessions have been designed to attract investors," Mr.

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In personal finance, nobody's perfect26/8/2013

Finance minister rules out further rate hike

Frequent Flyer PHOTO: INP ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan on Sunday welcomed Pakistans proposal for a double taxation treaty between the two countries to encourage private sector investment. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had taken up the matter at a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Dr Hazrat Omer Zakhiwal along with their teams here at the Finance Ministry. Dr Zakhiwal termed the proposal a positive step for increasing bilateral trade and economic relations. The Afghan minister said that Pakistani construction companies had experience in undertaking huge infrastructure projects.

A wealthy Moroccan businessman was named interim finance minister on Friday, as the ruling Islamist party pursues efforts to form a new coalition government after its main ally quit.AFP/File RABAT (AFP) A wealthy Moroccan businessman was named interim finance minister on Friday, as the ruling Islamist party pursues efforts to form a new coalition government after its main ally quit. Aziz Akhennouch, a technocrat in his 50s who headed the ministry of agriculture and fisheries in the two previous governments, was appointed to the key cabinet post, the official MAP news agency reported. He replaces Nizar Baraka, whose Istiqlal party withdrew from the ruling coalition in July after strongly criticising the Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) for failing to shore up the economy and solve pressing social problems. Morocco's government has been hamstrung since May when Istiqlal first announced its intention to withdraw from the PJD-led coalition, which won the largest share of votes in parliamentary elections two years ago. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane has been negotiating in recent weeks with the National Rally of Independents party, to which Akhennouch formerly belonged, to form a new cabinet and avoid early elections.

I use that great day as inspiration. I can do this, Ill tell myself, and Ill strive to repeat it. Yeah, I might stumble and fumble some days. I might buy something I dont need at the grocery store or forget to take care of something I know I should be handling.

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German finance minister sees signs ECB will raise rates26/8/2013

Al Khawarizimi College offers bachelor degree in Islamic banking and finance

"Low rates are above all an expression of insecurity on debt markets. That cannot last forever - even if it is a relief to the federal budget," he said. "The central bank has announced it will raise rates again when the economy improves. That is good." ECB chief Mario Draghi actually said after the last meeting on rates on August 1 that rates will remain low for some time.

I dont want it said of me after the election, independently of how it goes and what I personally do afterward, that I didnt tell the truth before the election, he was quoted as saying. So I am glad that the public has now paid close attention to what I have been saying again and again for a long time ... we will have to concern ourselves in the middle of next year with new measures for Greece. A new IMF working paper offered a different explanation of why the lending agency erred in underestimating the impact of austerity measures on Greeces economy. In June, the IMF said it had miscalculated the effect that cutting government spending would have on the Greek economy and that this had worsened the countrys deep recession, now in its sixth year. A new working paper released this week said gross domestic product forecast errors for Greece were due more to over-optimism on potential growth and less to do with misjudging the impact of spending cuts.

German finance minister: future aid to Greece will be much smaller than existing bailout deals

Protesters from a coalition of groups demonstrate the conviction of Wikileaker Bradley Manning late August 21, 2013 in front of the White House in Washington, DC. A US military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison August 21, 2013 for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RichardsPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images The move follows the success of the colleges associate degree courses over the past six years. Students in the programme will develop a clear understanding of the structure, functions, processes and management of Islamic financial institutions and will develop the practical skills required to play an integral role in these institutions after graduation, said Dr Eisa Al Mansour, head of the Islamic banking and finance programme at KIC. Our associate degrees in Islamic banking graduates have been successful in finding suitable employment opportunities soon after graduation. Most of our graduates have found work placements rapidly at Islamic banks and regular banks, as well as Islamic insurance companies and Islamic investment companies, he added. Al Mansour also said that they rarely come across a case where a graduate faces difficulty in finding employment opportunities.

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Finance is the Biggest Sector Once Again25/8/2013

German finance minister sees signs ECB will raise rates

But he did not divulge details about the nature of the measures - whether they would be a sovereign bond issue, NRI bonds or a quasi-sovereign mode of debt raising. "FIIs have sought certain explanations, which the finance minister gave them," Takru said, without elaborating on what issues were raised in the meeting. There had been concerns about a return to capital controls after the RBI last week announced curbs on outflows by local companies and residents in a bid to stem the rupee's slide. On Thursday, Chidambaram said no capital control measures are planned.

These two charts will tell you pretty much everything you need to know: (Improving credit quality is a good thing, but as a bank, I'd rather have strong loan growth and net interest margin expansion boosting my bottom line than simply taking a lower provision for loan losses... but I digress.) Mr. Mian also points out in his article that the Finance sector has reclaimed its leadership role in the S&P 500, as it now contributes a higher percentage of earnings than any other sector for the first time since the financial crisis. Finance is expected to account for 19.2% of total S&P 500 earnings in 2013 compared to Technology's 18%. So does the lack of earnings growth outside of Finance concern you?

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Credit: Reuters/John Kolesidis BERLIN | Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:50am EDT BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview on Friday the European Central Bank (ECB) has made clear it will raise interest rates again once the economy improves and that he welcomed that prospect. "Low rates are above all an expression of insecurity on debt markets. That cannot last forever - even if it is a relief to the federal budget," he said. "The central bank has announced it will raise rates again when the economy improves. That is good." ECB chief Mario Draghi actually said after the last meeting on rates on August 1 that rates will remain low for some time.

With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nations largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse and AT&T DIRECTV brands. The companys suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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12 Personal Finance Lessons, Broken Down, In Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine'25/8/2013

India central bank allows non-bank Islamic finance firm

(See Estate Planning For Couples: Should It Be A Solo Or A Duet? ) In the process, an ultra-diligent lawyer in the post-Madoff era might have discovered Hals wrongdoing early on. And certainly once there was any cause for suspicion, Jasmine should have skipped Pilates class or bowed out of lunch with the girls now and then to see the best white-collar defense lawyer her wads of money could buy. She knows that her husbands partner quit their business, Global Innovations, because as Jasmine puts it delicately to Hal, hes not comfortable with some of the innovations from a business standpoint. Hal punts.

Running a sharia-compliant financial institution under Indian regulations is still difficult and other firms are likely to stay on the sidelines pending the success of existing schemes before deciding to join in, he added. Islamic equity and venture capital products have attracted little demand in India and NBFCs could face the same fate, said Nisar. "NBFC business overall has been declining over the years." The RBI issued guidelines for NBFCs in June, cracking down on debt issuance by an industry that relies heavily on capital markets to fund its business but has faced less regulatory oversight than banks. According to central bank data, credit extended to NBFCs increased by 1.9 percent from a year earlier in June, compared with an increase of 43.9 percent in June last year.

AT&T Recognized For Most Effective Finance Organization

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Morocco names new interim finance minister25/8/2013

German finance minister sees signs ECB will raise rates

A wealthy Moroccan businessman was named interim finance minister on Friday, as the ruling Islamist party pursues efforts to form a new coalition government after its main ally quit.AFP/File RABAT (AFP) A wealthy Moroccan businessman was named interim finance minister on Friday, as the ruling Islamist party pursues efforts to form a new coalition government after its main ally quit. Aziz Akhennouch, a technocrat in his 50s who headed the ministry of agriculture and fisheries in the two previous governments, was appointed to the key cabinet post, the official MAP news agency reported. He replaces Nizar Baraka, whose Istiqlal party withdrew from the ruling coalition in July after strongly criticising the Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) for failing to shore up the economy and solve pressing social problems. Morocco's government has been hamstrung since May when Istiqlal first announced its intention to withdraw from the PJD-led coalition, which won the largest share of votes in parliamentary elections two years ago.

"Low rates are above all an expression of insecurity on debt markets. That cannot last forever - even if it is a relief to the federal budget," he said. "The central bank has announced it will raise rates again when the economy improves. That is good." ECB chief Mario Draghi actually said after the last meeting on rates on August 1 that rates will remain low for some time.

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Sand Hill Finance LLC Converts Remaining Balance of IceWEB, Inc. Convertible Debenture24/8/2013

German finance minister: future aid to Greece will be much smaller than existing bailout deals

Protesters from a coalition of groups demonstrate the conviction of Wikileaker Bradley Manning late August 21, 2013 in front of the White House in Washington, DC. A US military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison August 21, 2013 for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RichardsPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Convertible Debenture Conversion Price at 38% Premium to Current Market Price STERLING, Va.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- IceWEB, Inc. (OTCBB:IWEB), an award-winning Unified Data Storage appliance provider for cloud and virtual environments, as well as the highly secure, scalable IceBOXTM BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Private Digital CloudSolution, announced today that Sand Hill Finance, LLC has converted the remaining principal balance of $1,642,739 due on its secured convertible debenture into 37,000,000 shares of the common stock of IceWEB, Inc. The conversion price was $0.0444 cents per share, a 38% premium to the recent share price of IceWEBs common stock. As a result of the conversion, based on 392,817,360 common shares of IceWEB, Inc. outstanding which includes the shares issued to Sand Hill Finance, LLC, Sand Hill Finance, LLC holds 9.4% of the issued and outstanding common shares of IceWEB, Inc.

Wharton-Habitat Housing Finance Course at Asia-Pacific Housing Forum

Two Koreas say theyll hold family reunions for first time in 3 years Chico Harlan In the latest sign of a thaw, North and South agree to meet-ups for some of those separated by war. Schaeuble was quoted as telling Germanys Handelsblatt daily that the prospect of further aid is being held out on condition that Greece fulfills its obligations and in the expectation that this will be about far smaller sums than to date, because Greece will then already have a primary surplus. He said he cant name any specific figures or measures and that decisions will have to be made next year, but again rejected the idea of a second debt writedown for Greece following a massive debt restructuring deal agreed with private sector bondholders last year. Asked where the money for a further Greek aid package would come from, Schaeuble said that hasnt been decided but noted that the eurozones rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, is far from exhausted. Germanys opposition has seized on Schaeubles comments about Greece to attack the governments credibility ahead of Sept. 22 elections. But officials are insisting the minister was really saying nothing new, noting that they have long said more aid was likely.

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Finance Ministry all ears as banks line up plans to boost forex inflows

"This would be attractive for banks which can use the money to buy government bonds and lend. Also, their overseas branches can offer leverage to NRI clients," said a treasurer with an MNC bank. The FCNR (A) scheme allowed banks to park foreign currency deposits with the RBI in return of equivalent rupee deposits. A variant of this today could be in the form of RBI agreeing to subsidise the hedging cost by offering a rate that's less than the forward premium in the market.

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India finance minister seeks relief for rupee24/8/2013

India central bank allows non-bank Islamic finance firm

India's rupee recovered from historic lows against the dollar Friday, marking its biggest single-day gain in nearly a year, but analysts warned the currency's overall trend was still bearish. The rupee, one of Asia's worst performing currencies, bounced back 2.09 percent -- its biggest one-day gain since September 2012 -- to end trade at 63.20 Friday, up from its record closing low of 64.55 the previous day. The Indian unit, which had hit a new lifetime intraday low of 65.56 Thursday, was boosted Friday by comments by Chidambaram and the Reserve Bank of India. Chidambaram said the currency panic was "unwarranted" and the rupee had "overshot" its "appropriate level". He added there was no plan to impose more capital controls on top of ones announced this month, and that reviving growth, which hit a decade low of five percent last year, would be the government's focus.

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Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists protest the rupee It said it had obtained approval to operate from the Reserve Bank of India and would follow the Islamic ban on interest; it will not take deposits from customers. "We propose to roll out the products by the end of August," a spokesman for Cheraman, formerly known as Al Barakah Financial Services, told Reuters. He did not elaborate on the design of the products. Instead of interest, Islamic finance uses structures such as asset buy-backs and agency agreements to provide returns to investors.

German finance minister sees signs ECB will raise rates

Credit: Reuters/John Kolesidis BERLIN | Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:50am EDT BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview on Friday the European Central Bank (ECB) has made clear it will raise interest rates again once the economy improves and that he welcomed that prospect. "Low rates are above all an expression of insecurity on debt markets. That cannot last forever - even if it is a relief to the federal budget," he said. "The central bank has announced it will raise rates again when the economy improves. That is good." ECB chief Mario Draghi actually said after the last meeting on rates on August 1 that rates will remain low for some time.

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