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>>   Equity markets
Singapore bourse out to cement Asian trading hub status 
Nikkei Asian Review - 11 Hours ago
SINGAPORE -- Singapore Exchange is already home to Southeast Asia's largest equity and futures markets, but it has even loftier aspirations: SGX dreams of becoming a true pan-Asian bourse where investors     Add Comment

Using Preferred Stocks For Retirement Income 
Forbes.com - 15 Hours ago
Can’t a retiree get a break? It seems as if everywhere they turn they’re faced with downright depressing interest rates. Be it with a bank CD, fixed annuity, bond, or even popular dividend funds, it’s     Add Comment

U.S. Stocks Cap Best Week in Two Months on Fed-Led Rally 
Bloomberg - 23 Hours ago
U.S. stocks surged the most this week since October as the Federal Reserve sparked a three-day rally that nearly wiped out two weeks of equity market pain. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) jumped     Add Comment

China's stocks rise to four-year high but analysts fear rise may be risky 
People.com.cn - 12/20/2014
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>>   Commodities
UPDATE 5-U.S., Mexico clinch deal to avoid duties on Mexican sugar imports 
Reuters UK - 14 Hours ago
(Adds sugar industry reaction, definition of refined sugar) By Ana Isabel Martinez and Chris Prentice MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mexico and the United States finalized a pact on Friday
UPDATE 4-U.S., Mexico clinch deal to avoid duties on Mexican sugar imports Reuters Africa
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Rice stocks to clear in 3 years [Bangkok Post, Thailand] 
BusinessWeek - 18 Hours ago
Dec. 20--The government has vowed to dispose of the 17 million tonnes left in its rice stockpile over the next two or three years through domestic sales as well as exports. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha,
Rice stocks to clear in 3 years Bangkok Post
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Drillers Facing Lowest Oil Prices Since 2009 Lay Down Rigs 
La Repubblica - 12/20/2014
(Updates with Canada’s oil rig count in 11th paragraph.) Rigs targeting oil declined by 10 to 1,536, Baker Hughes Inc. said today on its website. Those seeking out natural gas fell by eight to 338,     Add Comment

Ashti Hawrami: Iraq could be Opec's second largest oil exporter 
Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - 10 Hours ago
The oil minister for the regional government in Kurdistan, in northern Iraq, talks about export growth ahead and the need to unite against Isil    Add Comment
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>>   Corporate finance
Government mulls fulfilling corporate tax pledge in three years 
Nikkei Asian Review - 10 Hours ago
TOKYO -- The Japanese government and ruling parties are considering cutting effective corporate tax rates to below 30% in three years, ruling coalition sources said Saturday.      The issue of effective
Japanese tax reform: Government mulls fulfilling corporate tax pledge in three years Nikkei Asian Review
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Waste Management completes divestiture of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. to an  
Reuters - 12/20/2014
4:00pm EST   Waste Management:Completes the previously announced sale of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners for a cash sales price of about $1.94 bln.Intends to     Add Comment

ArcBest Names New CFO, Creates Innovation Chief Role [Times Record, Fort Smith,  
BusinessWeek - 12/20/2014
Dec. 19--ArcBest Corp David R. Cobb, vice president-controller at ArcBest since 2006, will replace CFO Michael E. Newcity at the beginning of the year. Newcity, who has served as CFO since 2010, will
ArcBest : Names New CFO, Creates Innovation Chief Role 4 Traders
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FX Cash Flow Risk Management: Financial Reporting Issues and Practical Implications 
Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance - 21 Hours ago
Companies having foreign sales can avoid large fluctuations in earnings and cash flows caused by changes in foreign exchange (FX) rates through the use of foreign exchange derivatives (FXDs). FXDs used     Add Comment
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>>   IPO
Is Juno Worth Buying After Its Explosive IPO? 
Forbes.com - 12/20/2014
One of the most exciting companies in biotech just had one of the year’s most exciting initial public offerings. Shares of Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics increased 60% from their listing price to     Add Comment

JOBS Act: Has It Brought Back the IPO? 
Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance - 21 Hours ago
Previous research has shown that initial public offerings (IPOs) have plummeted in the United States from historic norms and that global firms have stopped coming to the United States as well. In 2012,     Add Comment

Yunnan Water Files for HK IPO 
GlobalCapital - 22 Hours ago
The firm provides municipal waste water treatment services, raw and tap water supply, construction services and equipment sales in Yunnan province, China. Yunnan Water has ranked first in terms of the     Add Comment

Shengjing Bank prices $1.4bn IPO near bottom of range 
GlobalCapital - 22 Hours ago
The Shenyang-based city commercial lender sold 1.38bn shares in the base offer at HK$7.56 apiece, about two-thirds down the price range of HK$7.43-HK$7.81. The IPO would have raised HK$10.78bn at the     Add Comment
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>>   Fed watch
Treasuries Halt Biggest Gain Since 2012 as Fed Closer to Liftoff 
La Repubblica - 22 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Treasuries halted the biggest rally since 2012 after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested an interest-rate increase in April hasn’t been ruled out as economic growth leads the central
Treasuries Halt Biggest Gain Since 2012 on Rate Outlook BusinessWeek
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U.S. Stocks Cap Best Week in Two Months on Fed-Led Rally 
Bloomberg - 23 Hours ago
U.S. stocks surged the most this week since October as the Federal Reserve sparked a three-day rally that nearly wiped out two weeks of equity market pain. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) jumped     Add Comment

Yellen’s Patience Echoes Greenspan 2004 Run-Up to Rate Liftoff 
NewsMax.com - 12 Hours ago
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is taking a page from predecessor Alan Greenspan’s 2004 playbook, a step that appears to validate the expectations of investors who expect interest-rate liftoff in June
Yellen's Patience Echoes Greenspan 2004 Run-Up to Rate Liftoff Moneynews
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Federal Reserve releases final policy statement of 2014 
MENAFN - 20 Hours ago
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>>   Stockwatch
“Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter. And I'm looking forward to it.” 
Bloomberg - 14 Hours ago
President Barack Obama feels liberated from the political restraints of Washington--and it showed in his final news conference of the year. A self-described "energized" and "excited" president wrapped
Five Takeaways from Obama's News Conference Bloomberg
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BRIEF: Horizon approves an increased dividend [The Times, Munster, Ind.] 
BusinessWeek - 18 Hours ago
Dec. 20--MICHIGAN CITY -- Horizon Bancorp, the parent company of Michigan City-based Horizon Bank, will increase its quarter dividend to 14 cents per share, up from 13 cents. The dividend will increase
Horizon Bancorp : BRIEF: Horizon approves an increased dividend 4 Traders
Horizon approves an increased dividend NWI Times
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Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 24 Hours ago
Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock for the quarter ending December 31, 2014. Walnut Creek,     Add Comment

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc announces 10 pct increase in quarterly dividend 
Reuters - 12/20/2014
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news , world news , business news , technology news , headline news, small business news , news alerts,     Add Comment
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>>   Mergers & acquisitions
Business banker sees growth in manufacturing and health care through investment,  
BusinessWeek - 8 Hours ago
Dec. 20--Among the traditional holiday gifts we receive in the business news inbox are predictions for the coming year. Michael Mrnak's vision is looking up. Mrnak is vice president and senior client     Add Comment

BRIEF: Iran plans to merger car manufacturers [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan] 
BusinessWeek - 14 Hours ago
Dec. 20--Iran plans to reduce the number of car manufacturers by merging them, Iranian Industry Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said. Nematzadeh said the high number of car manufacturers is not beneficial     Add Comment

BRIEF: Iran negotiating to buy radars from European countries [Trend News Agency,  
BusinessWeek - 14 Hours ago
Dec. 20--Iran is negotiating to buy radars from 3 European companies, head of the Iranian Airports Organization, Mohammad Ali Ilkhani, said. Ilkhani said that "three companies from France, Italy, and     Add Comment

Immobiliare Grande Distribuzione Societa Di Investimento Immobiliare Quotata SpA  
Reuters - 14 Hours ago
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>>   Economics
ECB's Coene supports government bond purchases - newspaper 
Reuters UK - 10 Hours ago
BRUSSELS Dec 20 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said
ECB’s Coene supports government bond purchases: newspaper Gnom.es
ECB'S COENE SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT BOND PURCHASES : newspaper 4 Traders
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What Happens Next In The Global Economy Depends On One Thing (USO)visit|article-5961176|river-44317-1col-hl-17-river_headline_list-41830|4 
San Francisco Chronicle - 13 Hours ago
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Iran sets bank deposits interest rate at 22% [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan] 
BusinessWeek - 14 Hours ago
Dec. 20--Iranian administration set the annual interest rate for bank deposits at 22 percent, the country's Central Bank said Dec. 20. The decision which was made during a meeting of the Central Bank     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-ECB's Constancio sees negative inflation rate in months ahead-magazine 
Reuters - 16 Hours ago
Dec 20 (Reuters) - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said in a magazine interview he expected the euro zone inflation rate to turn negative in the coming months but added that if this
UPDATE 1-ECB's Constancio sees negative inflation rate in months ahead-magazine Zawya.com
ECB's Constancio sees negative inflation rate in months ahead-magazine (Reuters) Yahoo!Xtra
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