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Russia is prepared for $40 oil finance minister says

Posted on16 Oct 2017
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Russia is prepared for $40 oil finance minister says Russia has accounted for oil at $40 a barrel in its budget, the country's finance minister Anton Siluanov told CNBC in a TV interview on Friday. Brent crude was trading above $57 on Friday, but the Russian minister said that the budget has taken ...

Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people

Posted on16 Oct 2017
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Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has warned of a "pronounced" build up of debt among young people. In an interview with the BBC, Andrew Bailey said the young were having to borrow for basic living costs. The ...

Pair Trade American Express Vs. Synchrony Financial

Posted on07 Oct 2017
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Pair Trade American Express Vs. Synchrony Financial Previewing the third-quarter results of consumer/commercial financial services sector, Bank of America Merrill Lynch highlighted a pair trade. The firm downgraded shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), even as it said it remained bullish on ...

Iceland PM sold bank assets hours before financial crash, leaks show

Posted on07 Oct 2017
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Iceland PM sold bank assets hours before financial crash, leaks show The current prime minister of Iceland sold almost all his remaining assets in a major Icelandic bank’s investment fund on the day the government seized control of the country’s collapsing financial sector at the peak of the 2008 ...

Swiss Finance Regulator Is 'Investigating ICO Procedures'

Posted on01 Oct 2017
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Swiss Finance Regulator Is 'Investigating ICO Procedures' Switzerland’s top financial markets regulator is investigating the practices behind an undisclosed number of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Though it didn't name any specific token sales, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority said ...

Brazilian finance minister attempts to woo the UK with free trade offer

Posted on01 Oct 2017
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Brazilian finance minister attempts to woo the UK with free trade offer Brazil hopes to begin free trade ­negotiations with the UK as soon as possible, the country’s finance minister said on a visit to Britain, as the South American nation seeks to open up to the world. “We are ready to open ...

The next financial crisis is coming, I just don’t know when

Posted on25 Sep 2017
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The next financial crisis is coming, I just don’t know when Twenty years ago this weekend I sat in the newly-minted auditorium of the Hong Kong Convention Centre in Wan Chai as Hong Kong played host to the World Bank and IMF meetings. I spectated first-hand on the complacent myopia of the world’s ...

German election threatens to clip wings of finance hawk Schäuble

Posted on25 Sep 2017
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German election threatens to clip wings of finance hawk Schäuble For Wolfgang Schäuble’s 75th birthday this week, Angela Merkel gave her long-serving finance minister some serious reading: the collected works of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Left unsaid was whether the books were a preparatory ...

What Finance Firms Spend On Lobbying To Influence Trump

Posted on18 Sep 2017
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What Finance Firms Spend On Lobbying To Influence Trump In the eight months since President Donald Trump assumed office, the financial sector has been moved by quite a few catalysts. There’s the bipartisan press for the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, which would more solidly bifurcate banks into ...

German liberals would expect finance ministry in Merkel coalition

Posted on18 Sep 2017
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German liberals would expect finance ministry in Merkel coalition BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Free Democrats (FDP) would want the finance ministry in exchange for joining Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country’s next coalition government, a member of the party’s executive said. Setting out ...

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