India’s finance minister tries to stem panic

Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark

In a press conference Friday, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram tried to restore confidence even as he acknowledged that the country was facing a challenging time. “We believe that the rupee is undervalued and has overshot what is generally believed to be a reasonable and appropriate level,” he said, according to a written statement. “Capital inflows will, in due course, correct the position.” India has been caught up in an emerging markets sell-off , triggered by talk of tighter U.S. monetary policy .

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Wauthier is the second top Swiss executive in five weeks to have taken his life after Carsten Schloter, 49, chief executive officer for Swisscom AG (SCMN) , Switzerlands biggest phone company, was found dead at his home on July 23. Wauthier, a married father of two, was appointed CFO at Switzerland s largest insurer in September 2011 after previous roles as group treasurer and head of centrally managed businesses. The board of directors, group executive committee and all of our colleagues are deeply saddened and pass on our condolences to the family and relatives, Chief Executive Officer Martin Senn said in a statement yesterday. Schlatter said that Wauthier lived in Walchwil, a municipality on the eastern shore of Lake Zug.

Zurich Insurance Finance Chief Pierre Wauthier Found Dead

An industry leader with almost 10 years of senior lending experience, Andrew joined Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2007 as a Loan Originations Analyst. Over the past six years, Andrew has been an important contributor to the regionas success and has played a significant role in helping strengthen the New England franchise. Andrew has an MBA from Babson College and a Bacheloras Degree from Bridgewater State University. aChristian and Andrew have had extraordinary success during their years at Wells Fargo,a stated Jim Marasco, head of loan originations at Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

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But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 9% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Northstar Realty Finance Corp ( NYSE: NRF ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

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NorRock Realty Finance Corporation Announces 2013 Semi-Annual Financial Results

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Zurich Insurance Finance Chief Pierre Wauthier Found Dead

Business Plan Following closing of the Reactivation Transaction, it is NorRock’s intention to change its business focus from being a secured lender in the commercial real estate industry to carrying on business as a merchant bank focused on creating value for shareholders by making investments in undervalued assets in various industry sectors. The initial investments and the first two transactions undertaken by NorRock will be the assets acquired pursuant to the LaSalle Acquisition and the Highview Acquisition. Cash on Hand At June 30, 2013, the Corporation had approximately $63,000 cash on hand. Net Asset Value As at June 30, 2013, the Corporation’s net assets were approximately -$0.24 million (December 31, 2012 – $0.08 million). In accordance with National Instrument 81-106 – Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure (“NI 81-106”) requirements as described below under the heading “Canadian GAAP to NI 81-106 NAV Differences”, NAV at June 30, 2013 was -$0.048 (December 31, 2012 – $0.002).

He worked for two years at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) in 1985, before taking on the job at Zurich Insurance. Zurich Insurance, based in Zurich, said on Aug. 15 that floods in central Europe and tornadoes in the U.S.

Finance firm boost tipped

Islamic finance body IILM sells debut $490 million sukuk

“They are expecting more but are just having inquiries at this stage.” Auckland mortgage broker Jeff Royle said the non-bank sector would definitely benefit from the Reserve Bank change. Royle said the change had already resulted in big delays in getting mortgage approvals at the main trading banks while some non-bank lenders were still able to give conditional approval within an hour for online applications. He said that in his experience non-bank lenders were more flexible, with less pressure for borrowers to have no other debt or to have saved the deposit by themselves. “They are a bit more expensive but also a bit more tolerant.” Royle said he was also aware of other lenders interested in entering the New Zealand market.

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dollars, were issued by the Malaysia-based International Islamic Liquidity Management Corp (IILM). Its debut issue was fully subscribed, the IILM said in a statement on Monday. Islamic finance, which obeys religious principles such as a ban on interest payments, has grown rapidly since the global financial crisis and is now estimated to have well over $1 trillion of assets around the world. But its expansion has been limited by a shortage of highly liquid, investment-grade financial instruments which Islamic banks can trade to manage their short-term funding needs.

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* German bank Hypo Real Estate (HRE) plans to start a bidding process in the next few weeks to sell its public finance specialist unit, Depfa, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Sunday. * BATS Global Markets Inc, the third-largest U.S. stock exchange, is in advanced talks to merge with smaller rival Direct Edge Holdings LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. * Alibaba Group is planning a management structure that would allow its partners to nominate the board and retain control over decision-making after it goes public, the Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET) daily reported on Friday. * Goldman Sachs Group Inc put four senior technology specialists on administrative leave after a trading glitch that led to a flood of erroneous options trades, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

From October 1, banks must cap new lending to house buyers with a deposit of less than 20 per cent to 10 per cent of the overall total. Photo / Paul Estcourt

colleges and universities. I have seen employers think it is OK to abuse good workers simply because they are paying them an hourly wage. And, conversely, we have several employers start their interns unpaid but invest a great deal of time in orientation and training in various aspects of the business, she says. Here are some questions Dorcely-Mohr says students should ask themselves when evaluating an internship opportunity: Was there a person you could contact or an online description you could review to understand the important elements of the business?

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For instance, I like having a small, functional wardrobe, so I scrutinize clothing purchases. I dont really like or watch much TV, so I dont pay for cable. I enjoy cooking, so 99% of my meals are home-cooked. I dont like big gyms, so I work out at home.

State to support micro-finance firms

The operation of the Fund has in recent time elicited calls for its review, to cover other sectors and economic activities which are not necessarily focused on the export market. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Haruna Iddrisu, explained that three significant development in the economy necessitated the review of EDAIF operations: to expand the scope and mandate of the Fund; to go beyond export and export trades; and to allow EDAIF give support to industries — particularly the manufacturing sector and SMEs as well as start- ups. We recognise that the private sectors major challenge is access to and cost of credit. We should be able to revise EDAIF to lower its interest rate. EDAIF is capable of lending at 12.5% or 15% instead of pairing it to the lending rate of the banks.

SOLON Taps Industry Veterans to Lead Project Finance Group, Procurement and Acquisitions

In April, the unexpected and unexplained withdrawal of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency from the IILM deprived the body of a key founding country which is home to some of the world’s largest Islamic banks. Current shareholders of the IILM are the central banks of Indonesia, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank. Iran is a member of the IILM but not a shareholder. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module.

Islamic finance body IILM sells debut $490 million sukuk

John Kintz has become managing director of the project finance group, responsible for commercial and utility-scale solar project financings, and Jeff Calabro has taken on the role of senior director of procurement and acquisitions. Over the past year, we have been expanding SOLONs business development team and pipeline of projects on a national scale, said Jared Schoch, vice president and general manager of SOLON Corporation. As we continue to build our business, it is vital that we expand our relationships with suppliers and investors. John and Jeff are proven veterans that match our values and have the ability to execute against our goals and elevate our business to the next level. Before joining SOLON, Kintz was a director of project finance at SunPower Corporation, where he negotiated, arranged and closed over 400 megawatts (MW) of solar transactions in North America.

German finance minister: future aid to Greece will be much smaller than existing bailout deals

Little failures, sprinkled throughout my life. I know I fail at these little things, quite often, in fact.What I try very hard not to do, though, is to use them as an excuse to do even worse. Just because I impulsively bought a book doesnt mean that my big goals are never going to happen. It just means I made a mis-step, one that Ill think about for a while and push myself not to repeat any time soon.

Protesters from a coalition of groups demonstrate the conviction of Wikileaker Bradley Manning late August 21, 2013 in front of the White House in Washington, DC. A US military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison August 21, 2013 for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RichardsPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Will Englund Police operations against migrants form a backdrop for the campaigns of the top two candidates. Schaeuble was quoted as telling Germanys Handelsblatt daily that the prospect of further aid is being held out on condition that Greece fulfills its obligations and in the expectation that this will be about far smaller sums than to date, because Greece will then already have a primary surplus. He said he cant name any specific figures or measures and that decisions will have to be made next year, but again rejected the idea of a second debt writedown for Greece following a massive debt restructuring deal agreed with private sector bondholders last year. Asked where the money for a further Greek aid package would come from, Schaeuble said that hasnt been decided but noted that the eurozones rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, is far from exhausted. Germanys opposition has seized on Schaeubles comments about Greece to attack the governments credibility ahead of Sept. 22 elections. But officials are insisting the minister was really saying nothing new, noting that they have long said more aid was likely.

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New York-based 10gen Inc. assists with database language MongoDB, while Cloudera Inc. helps with Hadoop. Were going to see a number of companies that support open-source software that are going to have the opportunity to raise more money or come to market in the next few years, Morgan said.

Finance minister rules out further rate hike

‘Embracing diversity critical for finance leaders’

But he did not divulge details about the nature of the measures – whether they would be a sovereign bond issue, NRI bonds or a quasi-sovereign mode of debt raising. “FIIs have sought certain explanations, which the finance minister gave them,” Takru said, without elaborating on what issues were raised in the meeting. There had been concerns about a return to capital controls after the RBI last week announced curbs on outflows by local companies and residents in a bid to stem the rupee’s slide. On Thursday, Chidambaram said no capital control measures are planned.

Al Khawarizimi College offers bachelor degree in Islamic banking and finance

The bachelors degree will provide students with the opportunity of learning Islamic principles and methods of banking, economic, finance and accounting through Sharia. The move follows the success of the colleges associate degree courses over the past six years. Students in the programme will develop a clear understanding of the structure, functions, processes and management of Islamic financial institutions and will develop the practical skills required to play an integral role in these institutions after graduation, said Dr Eisa Al Mansour, head of the Islamic banking and finance programme at KIC. Our associate degrees in Islamic banking graduates have been successful in finding suitable employment opportunities soon after graduation.

Brown said that one major aspect of the diversity challenge is gender diversity and that is why it is one of the focus of ACCA. Our membership itself is the most diverse of any international accountancy body. We have more than half a million members and students in 170 countries bringing with them a multitude of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural experiences. Our raison detre when we were founded more than 100 years ago was to give opportunity to people of talent and application whatever their background and we really believe in the value that diversity brings. Secondly, on the gender issue, 45 per cent of our members and half our student intake is female.

German finance minister: future aid to Greece will be much smaller than existing bailout deals

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India central bank allows non-bank Islamic finance firm

Schaeuble said it was nonsense to assert that he was hiding anything. I dont want it said of me after the election, independently of how it goes and what I personally do afterward, that I didnt tell the truth before the election, he was quoted as saying. So I am glad that the public has now paid close attention to what I have been saying again and again for a long time … we will have to concern ourselves in the middle of next year with new measures for Greece. A new IMF working paper offered a different explanation of why the lending agency erred in underestimating the impact of austerity measures on Greeces economy. In June, the IMF said it had miscalculated the effect that cutting government spending would have on the Greek economy and that this had worsened the countrys deep recession, now in its sixth year.

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But its decision appears to open the door to the possibility of more NBFCs offering Islamic non-interest products in future, even though full-fledged Islamic banks are expected to remain banned. RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao, who will step down in September, has said Islamic banking is not possible in the country but sharia-compliant products could be delivered through alternative means. LEGAL CHALLENGE Last year, the RBI directed Kochi-based Alternative Investments and Credits Ltd (AICL) to stop its non-interest NBFC business almost a decade after the firm was launched. This prompted an ongoing legal challenge by AICL. “The grant of an NBFC licence should have an impact on the AICL proceedings and there are good chances that the matter may get settled soon,” said Suprio Bose, Mumbai-based lawyer at Juris Corp, a law firm which previously represented AICL.

India finance minister seeks relief for rupee

The meeting was mainly to seek ideas and suggestions on what can be done about capital inflows. It was a very good and positive meeting, ICICI Banks chief executive Chanda Kochhar told reporters. Indias large current account deficit – the broadest measure of trade – must be funded with foreign capital, and the country is seen as one of the most vulnerable among emerging market nations whose currencies are under pressure globally. Indias rupee recovered from historic lows against the dollar Friday, marking its biggest single-day gain in nearly a year, but analysts warned the currencys overall trend was still bearish. The rupee, one of Asias worst performing currencies, bounced back 2.09 percent – its biggest one-day gain since September 2012 – to end trade at 63.20 Friday, up from its record closing low of 64.55 the previous day.