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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 TheKoreaSociety Published on Dec 14, 2015 December 14, 2015 - The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates mid-December and Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol recently told a gathering of business executives that the rate hikes would add pressure on emerging economies with weak fundamentals and companies with heavy debt burdens. The World Bank Group's Marc Stocker, American Enterprise Institute's Alex Pollock, and the Korea Economic Institute's Don Manzullo discuss the ramifications of a potential hike on Korea in a conversation with Tom Byrne, President of The Korea Society.

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

Witness - African Business in China Al Jazeera English 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 pro

The Guardian | Business | Economics | Economic Recovery - December 15, 2015 (00:01GMT): UK Pay Rises Likely to Fade Fast , Thinktank Warns. 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) RT 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 and the Telegraph about central bank policy, George Osborne’s long-term economic plans and Thomas Piketty’s so-called new book, Inequality.

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 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 Find Historical Data | WHAT'S THIS? 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

NYT | The Upshot | A history of Money - December 14, 2015: Why Very Low Interest Rates May Stick Around. 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.

  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. 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 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. EBRD approves China membership application By Anthony Williams

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

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

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). FTC Issues Annual Report On Ethanol Market Concentration Contact Information MEDIA CONTACT: Frank Dorman Office of Public Affairs 202-326-2674 Related Actions Federal Trade Commission Report to Congress on Ethanol Market Concentration (December 2015) More news from the FTC >>

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

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? 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   C an 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 Bank for Reconstruction and Development Complex Consolidated Safety Upgrade Program: December 14, 2015. Complex Consolidated Safety Upgrade Program Procurement ref: 8097-IFT-42086 Country: Ukraine Business sector: Power and energy Project number: 42086