Wednesday 17th September 2014
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16th TICKER: European exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Source is launching in the United States, with the firm's EURO STOXX 50 ETF the first product to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange - Guernsey’s Financial Services Commission approved 42 new investment funds during this year’s second quarter, while the regulator accepted a total of 131 new vehicles in the twelve months leading up to June 2014 - London Stock Exchange says it has made a series of improvements to the SETSqx trading service for securities outside the FTSE 350 Index - The People's Bank of China has designated ICBC as the Renminbi clearing bank in Luxembourg. The decision follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between PBOC and Luxembourg's Central Bank in June this year.
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A moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and emerging economies, but growth remains weak in the euro area, which runs the risk of prolonged stagnation if further steps are not taken to boost demand, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) latest Interim Economic Assessment.

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Moody's Investors Service has lowered its outlook on Brazil's Baa2 government bond rating from stable to negative due to sustained low growth in the country and worsening debt metrics. 

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Colombia's Ministry of Finance earlier this week released a framework for new bank capital securities that will open the door for local banks to issue new loss absorbing securities, according to Fitch Ratings.

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The health of the global economy is at risk, despite years of bold monetary policy, as countries struggle to implement structural reforms necessary to help economies grow, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 released by the World Economic Forum.

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Research house ETFGI says that exchange-traded products and exchange-traded funds ETPs listed globally gathered $33.8m in net new assets in July, pushing year-to-date net new assets to $160.5bn, a new record level at this point in the year.

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The recent BRIC Summit marked a perceptible shift in economic power due to emerging markets’ growing share in global GDP, and asset managers, such as Dean Newman, head of Emerging Markets Equities at Invesco Perpetual, are assessing the consequences.

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The value of share trading rose 10% worldwide to $29.7trn in the first half of 2014 compared to the second half of 2013, according to the latest market report from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

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Marine insurers have warned of increased risks that will arise from plans to double the cargo-carrying capacity of ships transiting one of the world's most important waterways – the Panama Canal.

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