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Egypt can handle the emerging markets downturn 'up to a limit,' finance minister says

Egypt can handle the emerging markets downturn 'up to a limit,' finance minister says

But what’s been less touted is the cost of these austerity measures. Not long after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s election in 2014 and the subsequent IMF loan — unlocked after Egypt unpegged its currency, the pound, triggering its 50 percent crash against the dollar — basic costs for Egyptians skyrocketed. Gas prices have tripled in […]

You want a machine learning job in finance? They might be less exciting than you think

You want a machine learning job in finance? They might be less exciting than you think

Machine learning (ML) is probably the hottest thing in quantitative finance right now. But it’s also badly misunderstood. For starters it isn’t actually clear what machine learning actually is. The term conjures up images of artificially intelligent cyborgs poring over streams of financial data, coming up with novel trading strategies which they then test and […]

EU Finance Ministers to Be Told Not to Fear Rising ECB Rates

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Derek Jones, Linh Dang selected to national list of influential finance executives

Derek Jones, Linh Dang selected to national list of influential finance executives

Derek Jones, Linh Dang selected to national list of influential finance executives  Orlando Business Journal Full coverage Source link

Joplin finance committee to convene on revenue question

Joplin finance committee to convene on revenue question

Joplin’s finance committee is wasting no time convening to look for potential revenue sources for a new pay scale for police and firefighters. The City Council agreed at a work session Aug. 27 to task the committee with exploring long-term revenue sources and report back in 60 days. The committee will meet at 3 pm. […]

Personal finance wrap | Index soaring high & rupee at lowest against dollar: Where is your portfolio?

Personal finance wrap | Index soaring high & rupee at lowest against dollar: Where is your portfolio?

Indices hitting a new high has become a norm for some time now for the Indian investors. As the upward movement in indices is caused by an upswing in the prices of a few stocks, not many investors have seen their portfolios’ values rise. Keep aside the slight weakness shown by the markets today on […]

Michael Cohen and Trump did NOT violate campaign finance law – despite Cohen's guilty plea

Michael Cohen and Trump did NOT violate campaign finance law – despite Cohen's guilty plea

Despite the guilty plea he entered Aug. 21 to charges of campaign finance law violations, it appears that President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, did not actually violate the Federal Election Campaign Act.   This is extraordinarily important, because if Cohen didn’t violate campaign finance law when he acted on Trump’s behalf, that means that Trump […]

Westlake Celebrates Three Decades in the Auto Finance Industry

Westlake Celebrates Three Decades in the Auto Finance Industry

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On August 29th, 2018, Westlake Financial Services celebrated 30 years in business. “Westlake’s longevity is a testament to our products and our people,” stated Ian Anderson, President of Westlake Financial Services. “Our employees are encouraged daily to be forward thinkers, use technology to improve efficiency, and identify new products and services we can […]

When key committee weighed energy grid bill, Department of Finance report wasn't ready

When key committee weighed energy grid bill, Department of Finance report wasn't ready

State budget officials knew the plan to expand the California power grid to include a swath of western states would cost as much as $700,000 but didn’t provide a financial analysis to lawmakers during a key hearing two weeks ago, according to emails obtained by The San Diego Union-Tribune. Emails between Department of Finance analysts […]

Morning Brief: Trump's attacks on companies like Google don't work

Morning Brief: Trump's attacks on companies like Google don't work

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 What to watch today On Wednesday, investors will get one of the week’s biggest economic reports when the second estimate of second quarter GDP is released in the morning. Economists expect the U.S. economy grew at a pace of 4% in the second quarter of the year, a growth rate that […]