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The Fed - Monetary Policy:

A joint meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee and the Board of Governors was held in the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. and continued on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.1 (3-0)

FBM KLCI could test near-term target of 1,900 points

Overall, sentiment in the market has improved following a rebound on Wall Street last week. Additionally, the ringgit traded stronger at 3.891 against the US dollar, making it the best-performing currency in the region year-to-date. (7-0)

Altus Capital helps unlock potential of businesses

2018-02-18 bworldonline
SOUTHEAST ASIA has become the darling of foreign investors and specialist investor Altus Capital Partners is playing matchmaker for businesses and dealmakers eyeing a piece of the action in the fast-growing region. (3-0)

IFC to invest $75 mn in L&T Housing Finance for affordable housing by 2022

2018-02-17 business-standard
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is planning to invest upto $75 million in L&T Housing Finance Company (L&TH). This potential investment is part of a multi-pronged engagement that IFC has with L&T Group in multiple areas of interest. The investment is aimed at supporting the developmental needs of India, said the World Bank’s investment arm. According to IFC, the proposed investment to L&TH will help increase access to affordable housing by supporting the financing need of developers engaged in the affordable housing segment. (3-0)

PNB arm, IFC tie up to raise $800 mn for affordable housing

2018-02-16 livemint
Mumbai: PNB Housing Finance Ltd has tied up with International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, to raise $800 million for green and affordable housing in India, a person with knowledge of the matter said. (3-0)

Throwing The Kitchen Sink At A Conservative Thesis

2018-02-16 valuewalk
Almost 10 years into an economic recovery, most of what is going on seems extremely pro-cyclical, meaning we are borrowing from our future to make the present look better. Many of these policies and trends cannot continue indefinitely, and when they stop, the world we are left with will look very different. (3-0)

Moldovan winemaker pivots away from Russia, lists shares

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldovan Purcari Wineries has listed its shares on Romania's stock exchange, an example of the country's investors concentrating on European markets following a Russian embargo. (3-0)

GPRK / Geopark Ltd. - Stock Institutional Ownership and Shareholders -

Geopark Ltd. (NYSE:GPRK) has 61 institutional investors and shareholders that have filed 13D/G or 13F forms with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). These institutions hold a total of 29,974,507 shares. Largest shareholders include Park James Franklin, O'Shaughnessy Gerald E, International Finance Corp, Frontier Wealth Management LLC, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Renaissance Technologies LLC, VR Advisory Services Ltd, Acadian Asset Management Llc, California Public Employees Retirement System, and Victory Capital Management Inc. (3-0)

Price Inflation Distribution Is Not Uniform In US

2018-02-15 valuewalk
Price inflation is one of the most important economic metrics as it affects the purchasing power of the consumer, monetary policy, and asset valuations. Those who quibble with which metric is the most important try to determine which one is the catalyst for others. That’s like asking whether the chicken or the egg came first. Whether inflation drives markets or markets drive inflation, knowing where it will go in the future tells you a lot about the health of the economy. (3-0)

IFK / International Finance Corp. QRTLYRPT

QRTLYRPT Table of Contents Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements December 31, 2017 (Unaudited) Table of Contents INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION Management’s Discussion and Analysis     December 31, 2017     CONTENTS            Page   I   Introduction      4   II   Selected Financial Data and Financial Ratios      4   III   Overview and Business Model      5   IV   Client Services      7   V   Liquid Assets      11   VI   Funding Resources      11

Piramal, HDFC, IIFL bet big on affordable homes, plan to invest Rs 256 bn

2018-02-14 business-standard
Piramal Finance, HDFC and IIFL, the biggest investors in real estate, are betting big on affordable housing and planning to invest $4 billion (Rs 256 billion) in such projects. Piramal Finance, on Wednesday, said it would invest $2 billion (Rs 128 billion) in the next three years. It has identified an initial pipeline of Rs 30 billion in metros. “The five players in any big city will invest in affordable housing and it is going take off in a big way. (3-0)

Crusader Resources brings Brazilian gold project to Aim

A mining company looking to chase gold in Brazil is set to list on London's junior Aim market. (47-0)

BSP eyes ‘enabling’ rules on sustainable finance

2018-02-13 bworldonline
THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will stick to “enabling” rather than prescriptive rules on sustainable finance, as the regulator eyes to promote “flexible” policies covering banks. (3-0)

Why Is Inflation So Low? - The Big Picture

2018-02-12 ritholtz
Why Is Inflation So Low? Juan M. Sánchez, Hee Sung Kim Regional Economist, St. Louis Fed First Quarter 2018 (3-0)

Faering Capital to launch its new $250-million fund in India

2018-02-12 business-standard
Private Equity firm Faering Capital, which operates in asset management services, is planning to raise $200 million in capital commitments, with a hard cap of $250 million. In this fund, International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank group, has proposed an equity investment of up to $15 million – subject to this not exceeding 20 per cent of total commitments undertaken by all investors – and Faering Capital India Evolving Fund II, an Indian alternative investment fund, alongside which the fund will invest. (3-0)