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Jul162013

Finance set to surpass tech as most-profitable U.S. industry









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In 2012, tech companies contributed almost a fifth of all profit reported by the corporations in the S&P 500 index, slightly more than the earnings of financial services companies. Yet if those same large companies report second-quarter results over the next few weeks that are in line with Wall Street expectations, finance will be well on its way to overtaking tech this year to once again become the U.S. industry that earns the most annual profit. The reasons go beyond the taxpayer-funded bailouts of large banks and insurers in 2008-2009, which helped put those companies back on their feet after losses on mortgage-backed securities decimated their balance sheets. John Shinal is a technology columnist covering high-tech stocks.














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Russian government-owned businesses and many in the private sector have for years recruited Western business and political figures for seats on their boards, positions that often pay lavishly. The Western presence on the board is intended to indicate an endorsement by the company of international and ethical business standards. In one example, Gerhard Schroder , a former chancellor of Germany, took a job on the board of a venture controlled by Gazprom . And he served on the board of the Russian oil company TNK-BP , receiving reported compensation of more than $200,000 a year, resigning in 2011.







Indian finance minister defends food security ordinance






I know that there are people, who mock at the ordinance, I am sorry for them. Nothing is more important than food security." Chidambaram added: "The Food Security Ordinance, which I hope becomes a bill, is intended to deal with both hunger and malnutrition. There are direct benefits, there are huge indirect benefits." Under the ordinance, the government plans to sell subsidised wheat and rice to 67 percent of the country's 1.2 billion people. The legislation now has to be approved by both houses of parliament, within six weeks of the beginning of the upcoming session.







Strauss-Kahn Re-emerges in Finance, in Russia




Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the board of a Rosneft unit.

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Jul162013

Strauss-Kahn Re-emerges in Finance, in Russia











John MacLean will be vice president of procurement and supply chain. He currently holds that title at American. Devon Maywill be vice president of financial planning and analysis. He currently holds that title at US Airways.










Mr. Strauss-Kahn was arrested in the United States in 2011 on charges, later dropped, of sexually assaulting a maid in a New York hotel. He later faced charges in France, also eventually dismissed, of involvement in a ring that obtained prostitutes for sex parties. The bank announced the appointment in a regulatory filing on Friday. It said Mr.







AstraZeneca finance chief Lowth to quit for BG Group






Lowth will help Finlayson with the company's focus on driving profit growth through its exploration and liquefied natural gas businesses and on selling or partnering on more of its discoveries. "He brings with him a great combination of finance, capital allocation, value-based planning, portfolio management and strategy skills - critical skills as we execute our strategy to deliver long-term value to shareholders and focus on excellence in execution," Finlayson said in a statement. Lowth, who worked from 1987 to 2003 for management consultancy McKinsey, took on the job of finance director at Scottish Power after the company's decision to back out of its unsuccessful U.S. acquisition, PacificCorp. "He's a very intense, driven man - a technical strategy type I would say," said a former colleague.







Finance Latest News: Jake Gyllenhaal Steps Out With His Ladies!






Log out of Facebook How to remove this experience Finance Latest News: Jake Gyllenhaal Steps Out With His Ladies! Link 14 hours ago, Wochit Jake Gyllenhaal is no longer hiding his affection for model Alyssa Miller after first being linked together last month. The two were spotted out in NYC holding hands like a real, bonafide couple while they strolled around the city with HIS MOM! But we're guessing his momma didn't feel like a third wheel because his pup joined them all for the stroll. Nothing like a little puppy company to turn three's a crowd into a party!




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Jul162013

Greek Lawmakers Vote to Indict Ex-Finance Minister








Czech Finance Minister Turns to Donors to Quell Campaign Attacks






A panel of senior judges will determine in coming days whether George Papaconstantinou should face trial on criminal charges of alleged breach of duty and tampering with a document. A majority of lawmakers voted early Tuesday to lift Papaconstantinou's immunity from prosecution over the fate of a list of about 2,000 names provided by French authorities in 2010 as Greece's economy was struck by a major crisis. Greek authorities failed to investigate the data for potential tax evasion, and the names of three of Papaconstantinou's relatives were allegedly removed from the list. Speaking in Parliament Monday, Papaconstantinou denied wrongdoing, arguing he was the victim of a smear campaign. on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer.









Finance minister Jim Flaherty keeps close eye on long-term car financing






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Finance Latest News: Citigroup Reports 26% Rise in Adjusted Quarterly Profit






He received about 5.3 million koruna ($270,000) between July 4 and July 9, with 1.3 million koruna as a cash deposit, according to Fischers account on his campaign website. Im the only presidential candidate whos being repeatedly attacked by the media and accused of a conflict of interest and alleged obligations to the donors, Fischer said in an e-mailed statement today. To end these unfounded attacks against me, I have publicly asked the donors, where there are any uncertainties, to dispel any doubts. By naming the technocrat cabinet, President Milos Zeman snubbed lawmakers from the three former ruling-coalition parties, who said they commanded a majority to stay in power after a spying and bribery scandal sank Petr Necass pro-austerity government last month. The Social Democrats, the largest parliamentary party, demanded early elections and attacked Fischer for what they said were unclear campaign finances. The yield on 10-year government koruna debt, which reached an all-time low 1.48 percent on May 17, rose 1 basis point, or 0.01 percentage point, to 2.074 percent today, holding 51 basis points below comparable U.S.








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Finance officials also delivered a couple of preliminary conclusions, including athere has been a clear shift in auto financing,a and that vehicle loans with longer amortization periods have attracted customers who once leased vehicles and are looking for lower monthly payments. There is no indication from the documents what actions, if any, the government may take. Large parts of the briefing notes are blacked out, including a section titled anext steps.a The federal government has limited regulatory power over vehicle financing. Federally regulated financial institutions are not permitted to offer lease financing for vehicles under 21 tonnes, says Finance Canada. For auto financing, banks can offer loans for vehicle purchases, but loan products are also provided by provincially regulated financial institutions and other companies.




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Jul152013

Strauss-Kahn Re-emerges in Finance, in Russia








Czech Finance Minister Turns to Donors to Quell Campaign Attacks






It said Mr. Strauss-Kahn was also employed with a consulting agency called Parness. Rosnefts media office declined to elaborate on the appointment or on how Mr. Strauss-Kahn would be compensated. The Russian Regional Development Bank is hardly a financial heavyweight.







July 2013, European Leveraged Finance Market Analysis; Video, Charts






The yield on 10-year government koruna debt, which reached an all-time low 1.48 percent on May 17, rose 1 basis point, or 0.01 percentage point, to 2.074 percent today, holding 51 basis points below comparable U.S. Treasuries, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Drabs Cash Fischer asked entrepreneur Ladislav Drab to disclose the origin of the cash deposit he had placed in the presidential campaign account, according to the statement. Another supporter, Stefan Havlik, must specify whether his contribution was a gift or a loan, Fischer said, adding hell return the money if the two dont provide the clarifications by 4 p.m. on July 17.










The details: The European leveraged finance primary and secondary markets were buffeted by volatility. This follows comments made by the Fed chairman for tapering off support for quantative easing. Loan issuance was 7.6 billion in June 2013, while high yield issuance was just 2.9 billion. According to JP Morgan HY research: estimated outflows out of European HY funds was almost 1.5 billion for June versus inflows of 3.8 billion till the end of May. Net inflows till the end of June are an estimated 1.3 billion.




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Jul152013

Colorado school finance ballot push reports early contributions








Egypt's new finance minister faces daunting task






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Economists expect the budget deficit to have swollen to about 15 percent of gross domestic product in the financial year that ended on June 30. Galal, Egypt's sixth finance minister in less than three years, will struggle to convince his angry compatriots to accept economic austerity after 30 months of political chaos that has pushed many of them into poverty. Those familiar with his academic work say it has focused not just on economic growth but on ensuring that the poor benefit. "Dr Galal describes himself as an 'eclectic' economist. He has been a long and firm believer in the importance of inclusive growth and education in contributing to inclusion and competitiveness," said Amina Ghanem, a former deputy finance minister.




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