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Morning Brief: Investors eye August jobs report

Morning Brief: Investors eye August jobs report

Friday, September 7, 2018 Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe What to watch today At 8:30 a.m. ET, the August jobs report will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and this report is expected to show August was another strong month […]

This 30-year-old financial term was finally added to the dictionary

This 30-year-old financial term was finally added to the dictionary

Publisher Merriam-Webster has finally added fintech to the online version of its dictionary, along with 839 other new words and terms, the company announced this week. Many of the newly added words come from the world of technology, said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large. “In this age of fast communication, and technological and scientific […]

Janet Frazier to become Columbia's interim finance director

Janet Frazier to become Columbia's interim finance director

Janet Frazier, who recently retired as Columbia’s controller, accepted the role of interim finance director, City Manager Mike Matthes announced Wednesday. A city news release said that Frazier is a good choice because she’s knowledgeable about Columbia operations. She will support the finance staff part-time while the city undergoes a nationwide recruitment effort to find […]

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 […]