Sino-Forest Fraud Probe Ends without Answering Key Questions

The independent committee looking into the allegations of fraud at Chinese timber company Sino-Forest Corp. came out with its final report but failed to provide conclusive answers to some key questions relating to the company's business practices. The troubled Canadian-listed Chinese forestry company has been in a downward spiral...

The Value Of Greek Debt: A Scenario Analysis

With just 50 days left until Greece’s March 20th bond series repayment of $18.5B becomes due, the future of the Eurozone remains unclear.  The unofficial deadline for reaching an accord (January 30th) has come and gone, leaving little time for administrators to manage the logistics of what deal may...

Nomura Profits Surge 33% [Morning Update]

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories: New Housing Plan: Obama today will unveil a separate refinancing program targeted at non-agency homeowners (making refinancing easier for mortgages not backed by Fannie or Freddie) although this is...

U.S. Headed for Fourth Straight Year of $1 Trillion Plus Deficit

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, in a report released today said thatUnited Statesis set to record its fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus budget deficit. The current year fiscal deficit, set back by weaker than expected corporate tax revenues, will stay above $1 trillion. The past two years saw...

Post Market News: Amazon Earnings Disappoint

Post Market Report   Market Action   US:  Dow: 12632.91 (-0.16%), S&P 500: 1312.41 (-0.05%), NASDAQ: 2813.84 (0.07%) Europe: CAC: 3298.55 (1.00%), DAX: 6458.91 (0.22%), FTSE: 5681.61 (0.19%). Asia:China: 2292.61 (0.00%),Hong Kong: 20390.49 (1.13%),India: 5199.25 (2.20%), Japan: 8802.51 (0.11%) Metals: Gold: 1739.80 (0.12%), Silver: 33.16 (-0.31%), Copper: 3.79 (-0.95%) Energy: Crude Oil: 98.40 (-0.08%), Natural Gas:...

Volcker Rule Has New Opponents: Foreign Governments

The Volcker Rule, part of last year’s Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, which debars banks from participating in risky proprietary trading, has drawn stiff opposition from finance ministers from around the globe. A specific tenant of the rule that says that U.S. banks, and possibly some foreign banks that do...

RadioShack Down -25% Pre-Market: Morning Update

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories: GS Morning Update: “Asian Markets were mostly higher Tuesday as stocks in Hong Kong, in particular, rebounded from Monday’s weak showing. Investors continue to position around comments from European...

China Mobile Crushing Apple in High-End Market

One of the most significant marketing opportunities in the history of the global economy may be the emerging consumer market in China. According to a report in the SINO Daily dated January 17, 2012, “Urbanisation is an irreversible process and in the next 20 years, China's urban population will...

Investigations against MBSs Gain Momentum

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, pushed forward the idea of creating a new unit to investigate the financial excesses that led to the housing crisis, so that those accountable could be brought to law. The Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, formed to implement the president’s...

Mid-Day Market Report: Wall-Street down amid stalled Greek debt talks

Market Action   US:  Dow: 12623.63 (-0.29%), S&P 500: 1311.17 (-0.39%), NASDAQ: 2813.46 (-0.11%) Europe: CAC: 3265.64 (-1.63%), DAX: 6444.45 (-1.05%), FTSE: 5671.09 (-1.10%). Asia:China: 2285.04 (0.00%),Hong Kong: 20160.41 (-1.69%),India: 5087.30 (-2.26%),Japan: 8793.05 (-0.55%) Metals: Gold: 1729.70 (-0.14%), Silver: 33.53 (-0.77%), Copper: 3.82 (-1.67%) Energy: Crude Oil: 98.62 (-0.94%), Natural Gas: 2.75 (-0.11%) Commodities: Corn: 6.31...

Portuguese Bonds Now Yielding Over 15%

Ahead of the debt talks in Greece, and a key European Union summit,Portugal’s bond yields rose sharply on Monday.  At one point, 10-year Portuguese debt were trading 26 basis points higher at 15.54, while five-year debt was up 104 basis points at 21.44 in morning trade. The past two weeks...

Pre Market Morning News: RBS CEO Returning Bonus

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories: GS Morning Update: Markets in Asia were mostly lower Monday, with stocks in Hong Kong and China dropping in the first day of trading following the week-long Lunar...

Common Misconceptions About China

Why should Americans try to understand what is happening to the Chinese economy? Why would the average American citizen even consider what is happening on the other side of the world even an important subject for discussion?  We hear a lot about this issue in the news and in...

Europe’s highest dividend yield companies

Tim du Toit is editor and founder of Eurosharelab. On his website he reveals what more than 20 years of equity investment have taught him – sometimes at considerable cost. To discover how you can avoid costly mistakes and enjoy greater profits, sign up for his free newsletter “Investing...

How Facebook Can Win in China

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now? Let me be as direct as possible. Facebook cannot...

Step 2 of Becoming a Global Investor: Buffett and Russo

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now? In my previous article on Step 1 of Becoming a...

Why KKR Will Get Killed in China (Probably)

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now? His site is www.JeffreyTowson.com In late 2010, Henry...

Saudi Arabia’s Buttock-Clenching Week

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now?. His site is www.JeffreyTowson.com   It has been a...

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