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Dec 14, 2015

The Korean Society - December 14, 2015: U.S. Fed Interest Rate Normalization: The Impact on Korea, the U.S., and the Global Economy


U.S. Fed Interest Rate Normalization: The Impact on Korea, the U.S., and the Global Economy

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Al Jazeera English Video Report - December 14, 2015: Witness - African Business in China


Witness - African Business in China

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Published on Dec 14, 2015
Many African entrepreneurs today consider China as the new land of opportunities.

One of them is Annie Ngimbi from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With demand for Chinese products growing, Ngimbi is on a shopping spree in China's third largest city, Guangzhou.

She has three weeks to fill a container with a list of products to sell back home in the DRC. She buys everything from clothes, furniture and electronics to food items such as onions and garlic.

A dynamic woman, Ngimbi is no pushover when it comes to business. Working with an established network of African and Chinese middlemen and traders, she haggles with some of the toughest businessmen in the world.

Through her journey, we see how African and Chinese traders grapple with geographic and cultural hurdles to make a profit.

The Guardian | Business | Economics | Economic Recovery - December 15, 2015 (00:01GMT): UK Pay Rises Likely to Fade Fast , Thinktank Warns.

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UK pay rises likely to fade fast, thinktank warns

Katie Allen
 
Britain’s long-awaited pay recovery this year will quickly evaporate in 2016 unless productivity significantly improves, a leading thinktank has warned.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - December 14, 2015: 2 Articles: Ted Butler: An Unprecedented Circumstance | Raise Rates, Get Inflation on Dollar's Destructin, Turk Says.

 

RT Max Keiser Report: Keiser Report: Following Don Corleone (E846) - Originally Published on December 8, 2015.


Keiser Report: Following Don Corleone (E846)

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Published on Dec 8, 2015

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how it is that JP Morgan just happened to hire 222 friends and relatives of Chinese companies and politicians as the bank took these companies public in Hong Kong. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Liam Halligan of BNE.eu and the Telegraph about central bank policy, George Osborne’s long-term economic plans and Thomas Piketty’s so-called new book, Inequality.

WSJ | Forex Closing on December 14, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Monday, December 14, 2015

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on December 14, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EST 12/14/15

The Guardian | World | Australia - December 14, 2015: Life Lessons With Malcolm Turnbull: Master lLstening and Self-Awareness by Katharine Murphy, Deupty Political Editor..e

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Life lessons with Malcolm Turnbull: master listening and self-awareness

Katharine Murphy
 
Malcolm Turnbull looked vaguely blindsided on Monday when he sat down at a Lifeline function for a conversation with the television journalist Mike Munro.

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on December 14, 2015.

NYSE Biggest Percentage Decliners | Nasdaq | Arca | Composite
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 4:46 pm ET
Issue(Roll over for charts and headlines) Price Chg % Chg Volume
1 Patriot National (PN) $7.79 -5.29 -40.44 1,729,993
2 Ultra Petroleum (UPL) 2.16 -0.58 -21.17 12,451,956
3 Tronox Cl A (TROX) 3.21 -0.78 -19.55 2,879,576
4 American Midstream Partners (AMID) 5.65 -1.27 -18.35 640,091
5 Five Oaks Investment (OAKS) 4.84 -0.94 -16.26 457,497
6 Acorn International ADR (ATV) 7.87 -1.32 -14.36 169,042
7 MagnaChip Semiconductor (MX) 4.22 -0.65 -13.35 632,647
8 Peabody Energy (BTU) 7.66 -1.16 -13.15 1,132,634
9 Accuride (ACW) 1.92 -0.25 -11.52 375,890
10 Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) 2.04 -0.26 -11.30 1,770,007
11 HudBay Minerals (HBM) 3.40 -0.42 -10.99 145,243
12 Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund (KYE) 7.64 -0.93 -10.85 1,132,201
13 Global Partners (GLP) 18.63 -2.26 -10.82 268,121
14 Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) 8.38 -0.98 -10.47 1,151,504
15 AngloGold Ashanti ADR (AU) 6.49 -0.75 -10.36 6,106,315
16 Ryerson Holding (RYI) 4.50 -0.50 -10.00 87,466
17 NL Industries (NL) 2.70 -0.30 -10.00 14,544
18 Greif Cl A (GEF) 30.84 -3.42 -9.98 472,375
19 Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund (GMZ) 7.40 -0.80 -9.76 1,026,756
20 Southcross Energy Partners (SXE) 2.88 -0.31 -9.72 301,941
21 Antero Midstream Partners (AM) 18.86 -2.03 -9.72 1,027,253
22 Southwestern Energy (SWN) 5.33 -0.57 -9.66 34,464,980
23 WPX Energy (WPX) 5.84 -0.62 -9.60 12,232,593
24 Basic Energy Services (BAS) 2.57 -0.27 -9.51 3,466,756
25 NRG Energy (NRG) 9.20 -0.94 -9.27 10,109,064
26 Tenet Healthcare (THC) 27.23 -2.77 -9.23 4,412,090
27 Dynegy (DYN) 10.02 -1.01 -9.16 5,087,171
28 Barrick Gold (ABX) 7.05 -0.70 -9.03 21,163,206
29 Men's Wearhouse (MW) 13.48 -1.33 -8.98 4,228,066
30 Delek US Holdings (DK) 22.87 -2.25 -8.96 1,444,182
31 RAIT Financial Trust (RAS) 2.27 -0.22 -8.84 2,856,608
32 Transmontaigne Partners (TLP) 21.23 -2.01 -8.65 209,910
33 Compania de Minas Buenaventura ADR (BVN) 4.12 -0.39 -8.65 2,205,292
34 Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) 1.91 -0.18 -8.61 3,716,677
35 W&T Offshore (WTI) 2.66 -0.25 -8.59 1,883,673
36 Aspen Aerogels (ASPN) 5.64 -0.53 -8.59 72,721
37 California Resources (CRC) 2.52 -0.23 -8.36 5,616,419
38 Encana (ECA) 5.54 -0.50 -8.28 24,329,334
39 Rice Energy (RICE) 8.36 -0.75 -8.23 5,606,377
40 NorthStar Asset Management Group (NSAM) 10.61 -0.94 -8.14 4,980,854
41 Ares Management (ARES) 12.46 -1.09 -8.04 120,482
42 Telecom Italia ADR (TIA) 9.76 -0.84 -7.92 16,584
43 Denbury Resources (DNR) 2.34 -0.20 -7.87 10,516,460
44 voxeljet ADR (VJET) 4.33 -0.37 -7.87 130,336
45 Opko Health (OPK) 9.60 -0.82 -7.87 7,826,195
46 Resolute Forest Products (RFP) 6.92 -0.58 -7.73 458,203
47 Pretium Resources (PVG) 5.25 -0.44 -7.73 892,238
48 Goldcorp (GG) 11.09 -0.92 -7.66 12,467,967
49 Dominion Diamond (DDC) 7.61 -0.63 -7.65 517,280
50 Yamana Gold (AUY) 1.94 -0.16 -7.62 10,266,309
51 Stone Energy (SGY) 4.51 -0.37 -7.58 3,587,863
52 Chemours (CC) 5.26 -0.43 -7.56 2,548,516
53 Duff&Phelps Select Energy MLP Fund (DSE) 5.03 -0.41 -7.54 196,238
54 Waddell&Reed Financial (WDR) 28.97 -2.36 -7.53 2,412,680
55 Intelsat (I) 3.69 -0.30 -7.52 292,854
56 Container Store Group (TCS) 7.51 -0.61 -7.51 748,416
57 Omega Protein (OME) 20.00 -1.62 -7.49 542,480
58 Eros International (EROS) 8.42 -0.68 -7.47 496,943
59 Community Health Systems (CYH) 25.19 -2.03 -7.46 3,796,944
60 Navistar International (NAV) 8.19 -0.66 -7.46 2,670,610
61 Kinross Gold (KGC) 1.87 -0.15 -7.43 10,602,412
62 Knot Offshore Partners (KNOP) 12.60 -1.01 -7.42 138,344
63 Team Health Holding (TMH) 45.60 -3.65 -7.41 1,710,874
64 Coeur Mining (CDE) 2.41 -0.19 -7.31 2,602,175
65 Triangle Capital (TCAP) 17.30 -1.35 -7.24 415,213
66 Atwood Oceanics (ATW) 12.20 -0.95 -7.22 6,863,446
67 Adeptus Health (ADPT) 51.16 -3.98 -7.22 534,907
68 NGL Energy Partners (NGL) 9.00 -0.69 -7.12 3,159,629
69 Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (JMF) 8.94 -0.68 -7.07 433,721
70 GAMCO Investors Cl A (GBL) 30.31 -2.28 -7.00 66,517
71 AllianceBernstein Holding (AB) 21.41 -1.61 -6.99 757,047
72 Titan International (TWI) 3.73 -0.28 -6.98 740,531
73 Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) 31.17 -2.33 -6.96 521,078
74 Teekay (TK) 18.67 -1.39 -6.93 1,538,266
75 Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) 42.15 -3.13 -6.91 24,834,731
76 Orchid Island Capital (ORC) 8.40 -0.62 -6.87 710,911
77 Pioneer Energy Services (PES) 2.17 -0.16 -6.87 1,125,596
78 Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) 17.69 -1.28 -6.75 10,842,244
79 Primero Mining (PPP) 2.22 -0.16 -6.72 710,570
80 Tidewater (TDW) 6.87 -0.49 -6.66 1,774,773
81 Summit Materials Cl A (SUM) 18.94 -1.33 -6.56 1,026,294
82 Boyd Gaming (BYD) 16.82 -1.18 -6.56 4,056,097
83 Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) 10.98 -0.77 -6.55 1,722,762
84 Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) 34.72 -2.43 -6.54 343,145
85 Instructure (INST) 18.99 -1.32 -6.50 56,136
86 Santander Consumer USA Holdings (SC) 15.15 -1.05 -6.48 2,541,338
87 SPX FLOW (FLOW) 27.04 -1.85 -6.40 503,619
88 Kronos Worldwide (KRO) 5.13 -0.35 -6.39 331,432
89 Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) 6.46 -0.44 -6.38 56,561,769
90 Nam Tai Property (NTP) 4.86 -0.33 -6.36 114,512
91 Western Gas Partners (WES) 37.71 -2.54 -6.31 669,957
92 Party City Holdco (PRTY) 12.07 -0.81 -6.29 827,932
93 Emergent Capital (EMG) 3.75 -0.25 -6.25 472,974
94 Salient Midstream&MLP Fund (SMM) 8.73 -0.58 -6.23 253,604
95 Resource Capital (RSO) 10.15 -0.67 -6.19 531,839
96 Restoration Hardware Holdings (RH) 78.65 -5.16 -6.16 5,293,525
97 Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) 11.35 -0.74 -6.12 259,494
98 Kayne Anderson MLP Investment (KYN) 12.94 -0.84 -6.10 2,524,633
99 NuSTAR GP Holdings (NSH) 17.72 -1.15 -6.09 430,707
100 Emerge Energy Services (EMES) 5.09 -0.33 -6.09 290,082
Source: WSJ Market Data Group

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on December 14, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:31 pm ET 12/14/2015
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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on December 14, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
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NYT | The Upshot | A history of Money - December 14, 2015: Why Very Low Interest Rates May Stick Around.

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Why Very Low Interest Rates May Stick Around

Neil Irwin
 
The Federal Reserve will most likely raise interest rates this week for the first time in nearly a decade. To understand what it means — and doesn’t mean — consider a previous year in which interest rates were on the rise.

SEC Litigation Release - December 14, 2015: FX & Beyond Corporation and Steve H. Karroum.

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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Litigation Release No. 23426 / December 14, 2015

Securities and Exchange Commission v. FX & Beyond Corporation and Steve H. Karroum, Civil Action No. 1:15-mc-00590 (D.D.C.)

SEC Obtains Court Order in Subpoena Enforcement Action Requiring Respondent to Consent to the Release of E-Mails from His Internet Service Provider

FTC Consumer Information - December 14, 2015: Your Route to Security.

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Your route to security | Consumer Information

by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
 
Setting up your home network? To keep it secure, don’t forget about your router.
Why pay attention to that little box with the flashing lights? Your router lets you connect with the internet and communicate with other devices in your home. So, it’s your first line of defense in guarding against attacks by identity thieves and hackers.
How can you make your router more secure? Start with these steps:

DealBook P.M. Edition - December 14, 2015: Top Story: Newell Rubbermaid to Buy Jarden for $13.2 Billion.

 
Monday, December 14, 2015
TOP STORY
Newell Rubbermaid said it planned to cut about $500 million worth of costs as a result of the Jarden deal.
Newell Rubbermaid to Buy Jarden for $13.2 Billion The combined company, named Newell Brands, would bring together hundreds of brands, from Sharpie to Yankee Candle, with about $16 billion in revenue.

European Bank for Reconstuction and Development - December 14, 2015: EBRD approves China membership application.

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EBRD approves China membership application

Wall Street at Close Report by CNBC on December 14, 2015: Dow Closes Up 100 as Oil Snaps Six-Day Losing Streak; Transports Lag.

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Dow closes up 100 as oil snaps six-day losing streak; transports lag

Evelyn Cheng
 
U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, helped by a pause in the oil price slide amid continued concerns about the high-yield debt market. Investors also awaited the Federal Reserve's rates decision due this week.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 100 points after earlier falling more than 100 points. Chevron contributed the most to gains, while Boeing and DuPont were the greatest weights on the index.

"The things hanging over the market are fluctuating — energy prices and what the Fed's going to do on Wednesday," said James Meyer, chief investment officer at Tower Bridge Advisors. He said most investors expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years Wednesday, but the market reaction is uncertain.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on December 14, 2015.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Monday, December 14, 2015


 

FTC Bureau of Competition - December 14, 2015: FTC Issues Annual Report On Ethanol Market Concentration.

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2015 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”
As in prior years, the 2015 report concludes that it is “extremely unlikely that a single ethanol producer or marketer or a group of such firms could exercise market power to set prices or coordinate on price or output levels.”
The Commission vote to approve the report was 4-0. (FTC File No. P063000; the staff contact is Eric Cochran, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-3454).

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NYT | Opinion | Editorial: Saudi Arabia’s Execution Spree.

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Saudi Arabia’s Execution Spree

The Editorial Board
Ali al-Nimr was sentenced to beheading and crucifixion for participating in a protest at age 17. Raif Badawi was to receive a thousand lashes — a punishment sure to kill — for his blog posts. A Sri Lankan maid, whose name has not been released, was sentenced, on scant evidence, to death by stoning for adultery. These are just some of the people awaiting horrific punishment in Saudi Arabia for things most of the world would not consider serious crimes, or crimes at all. It would be an outrage if their sentences were carried out.

FTC Press Release - December 14, 2015: Commercial Trucking Services Company Settles FTC Charges of Invitation to Collude.

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Complaint Alleges Idaho-based Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC Invited Competitor to Allocate Customers
Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC, an Idaho-based company that provides drug and alcohol testing and other services to commercial trucking companies and their drivers, has agreed to settle FTC charges that it illegally invited one of its competitors to enter into a customer allocation agreement.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - December 14, 2015: 2 Articles: Out of Rand Crisis, Opportunity for World's Costliest Gold Mines | Koos Jansen: China Gold Acquisition is Likely More Than FX Diversification.

The Guardian | Opinion | Columnists | Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C Barnett: - December 14, 2015: People Don't Have to Like Hillary Clinton to Vote for Her. Who Likes Donald Trump?

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People don't have to like Hillary Clinton to vote for her. Who likes Donald Trump? | Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C Barnett

Rosalind C Barnett
 
Can any American woman – including Hillary Clinton – be elected president as long as there is a gender gap in “likability”?
Maybe, but it will be a tough slog.
Men who are forceful and competent are seen by both sexes as assertive, worthy of promotion and likable, reports NYU psychologist Madeline Heilman.
Women who are competent and forceful, on the other hand, are seen by both sexes as unlikable, unfeminine, aggressive, conniving and untrustworthy – what Heilman called “your typical constellation of ‘bitchy’ characteristics’”. She added that often, such women are seen as “not just unlikable, but downright awful”.

European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on December 14, 2015: Europe Ends Sharply Lower as Oil Slides; Fed Hike Eyed.

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Europe ends sharply lower as oil slides; Fed hike eyed

Holly Ellyatt, Matt Clinch, Alexandra Gibbs
European equities closed sharply lower on Monday as oil and commodities continued to slide, while investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this week.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Complex Consolidated Safety Upgrade Program: December 14, 2015.

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Complex Consolidated Safety Upgrade Program

Procurement ref:8097-IFT-42086
Country:Ukraine
Business sector:Power and energy
Project number:42086
Funding source:EBRD and EC Loans
Contract type:Project goods, works and services
Notice type:Invitation for tenders
Issue date:14 Dec 2015
Closing date:09 Feb 2016   at  11:00

Package /Measure No. 136/14103
Modernization of Power Unit Computerized Information System (CIS) with integration of automated radiation monitoring system (ARMS), automated radiation situation monitoring system (ARSMS) and safety parameters presentation system (SPDS)
Request for Proposal (RFP) No. RFP-14103-136-GOODS-1

The present Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project, which was published on the EBRD website in "Procurement Notices"(www.ebrd.com) on April 17, 2015 (7855-GPN-42086).