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traditional bank building The stability of local, national, and global finances affects every aspect of the economy at large, including stocks, commodities, and foreign exchange markets.  In this age of financial uncertainty and fluctuations, keeping current with the latest finance news and spotting patterns is critical for making informed financial decisions both now and for the future.  Up to date financial news stories help provide insight for investors, business owners, people with stock and retirement portfolios, and everyday consumers.  Technology has made accessing current, relevant information easier than ever.

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  • Singapore must stay open to talent and ideas: Heng Swee Keat
    Singapore must strive to be a place where talent and ideas congregate, remaining open to the world amid the changing economic and geopolitical landscape, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday.
    Straits Times.  Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:00:00 +0800.
  • Evaluating the Liberal government's 2019 federal budget | Business Panel
    Our weekend business panel discusses the federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau amid the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:19:00 EDT.
  • Crypto Is About To Look More Like Your Bank
    The Financial Action Task Force sets AML standards for countries. It is proposing new language that would drastically change how crypto exchanges work, eroding much of the pseudonymity in the current crypto space.
    By Yaya Fanusie, Contributor.  Forbes.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:36:00 -0400.
  • State-sponsored cyberattacks on banks on the rise -report
    Cyberattacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than just theft, according to a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Reuters.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:48:22 -0400.
  • Republicans ask Waters to delay vote on marijuana banking bill
    Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are seeking to postpone consideration of marijuana banking legislation scheduled to be brought to vote next week by the panel's Democratic chair, Rep. Maxine Waters of California. ...
    Andrew Blake.  Washington Times.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:41:44 -0400.
  • Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 Steps
    Retirement security is the ability to live a comfortable retirement without the burden of financial stress. Early planning is the best way to ensure a financially secure retirement, but not everyone has the luxury of time to prepare. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:47:19 -0400.
  • FTSE CLOSE: Shares down 2%, pound rebounds as EU sanctions Brexit delay
    The FTSE 100 closed down 2 per cent, or 147.72 points at 7,207.59 after a manufacturing data update set off some alarms bells in financial markets.
    Daily Mail.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:16:29 +0000.
  • Mailing colorectal cancer screening kit found effective, regardless of financial incentive
    Roughly a quarter of patients overdue for colorectal cancer screening mailed completed kits back within two months, even if they weren't given any kind of financial incentive.
    Science Daily.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:33:35 EDT.
  • Tech Data (TECD) is an Incredible Growth Stock: 3 Reasons Why
    Tech Data (TECD) is well positioned to outperform the market, as it exhibits above-average growth in financials.
    Zacks Equity Research.  Zacks.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:45:07 GMT.
  • Choosing a Financial Adviser: The Fiduciary Dimension
    Do you know what a fiduciary is? Is the financial professional you're working a fiduciary? Here's how to find out, and why it's important to know.
    Kiplinger.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:10:16 -0400.
  • OTC Markets Group Welcomes IEH Corp. to OTCQX
    NEW YORK, March 22, 2019 -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced IEH Corporation. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000.
  • CFOs betting big on AI, machine learning, robotics process automation as business goes digital
    A Grant Thornton survey of CFOs found finance leaders will invest in emerging technologies with real returns on investment.
    ZDNet.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00:09 +0000.
  • Debenhams shareholders, including Mike Ashley, 'could be wiped out'
    Shares in struggling department store Debenhams have plunged by 45% after it announced the next step in a refinancing plan which could see stock holders including Mike Ashley wiped out.
    Sky News.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:43:00 +0000.
  • Smiths Group to spin off medical business
    British engineering and technologies company Smiths Group released results for the first half of its financial year on 22 March and revealed plans to form a separate company from one of its business lines. ...
    Andrew Macdonald, London.  Janes 360.  Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT.
  • Pompeo vows to pile economic, political pressure on Iran
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News Thursday that the United States would step up financial and political pressure on Iran's theocratic regime as it seeks to "extend its reach" across the Middle East.
    Samuel Chamberlain.  Fox News.  Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:39:34 GMT.
  • The cost of careless gas detection
    Debt is a general concept that we all seem to understand from a financial perspective. Likely most have incurred or are currently incurring some form of financial debt -- for example, a car payment, mortgage, or a student loan.
    ISHN.  Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400.
  • Wall Street's Fed-inspired rally peters out
    The S&P 500 and the Dow have ended lower as interest rate-sensitive financial stocks dragged down the indexes after the US Federal Reserve affirmed a dovish monetary policy stance.
    Sydney Morning Herald.  Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:03:48 +1100.
  • Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias
    Artificial intelligence used in the justice and financial systems is to be investigated.
    BBC News.  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:50:14 GMT.
  • Most Millennials Think They Will Be Wealthier Than Their Parents
    A finding that reflects an overall positive attitude shared by people in their 20s and 30s when it comes to their financial situation, most millennials believe they will be wealthier than their parents in their lifetime.
    Newsmax.  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:42:16 EDT.
  • Germany to cut refugee funding by a third from 2020
    Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced plans to cut refugee and asylum seeker integration funding by just under a third ahead of 2020, drawing criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.
    The Local.  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:30:26 +0100.

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