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Sep 03, 2015

Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Program Requirements for Registered Investment Advisers

The Department of the Treasury has proposed requirements for SEC registered investment advisers to establish anti-money laundering programs. The proposed rules would require a firm’s anti-money laundering program to be reasonably designed to prevent the firm from being used for money laundering or terrorist financing activities and to achieve compliance with provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act that would also become applicable to investment advisers.» Read More

Oct 31, 2014

The Fed Ends Its QE-3 Program While The Japan Central Bank Expands Its Program

This past Wednesday, the Fed announced the cessation of its bond buying program under QE-3.  Today, the Japan Central Bank, in a divided 5 – 4 vote, went the other way, announcing the expansion of its similar bond buying program to purchase long term debt.  While the Fed feels confident that the US economy is in a healthy and continued growth place, the Japanese Central Bank feels the need to expand its stimulus program to stave off a lagging economy.  » Read More

Oct 30, 2014

The Fed Ends QE-3 – The End of Stimulus?

Coming out of its Central Bank Committee meeting Wednesday, the Fed announced that it will end its QE-3 bond buying program. The QE program, in iterations of QE, QE-2 and the current QE-3 program, has been in effect since the early days of the recession in November 2008. At that time, who could have predicted that the Fed’s primary tool to get the economy back on track would continue for six years?» Read More

May 07, 2014

Fed Chair Janet Yellen Delivers Remarks to Congress

In her remarks to Congress this morning, Fed Chair Janet Yellen noted that while she is not overly concerned about the U.S. economy going forward, she is concerned that the U.S. housing market may be a drag on that continued recovery. She commented that while the U.S. economy was basically stagnant in the first quarter (a 0.1% annual growth rate), much of that stagnation can be attributable to the harsh winter in the U.S.» Read More

Apr 04, 2014

REWIND: International Business News #91

This week in international business,  we have a case going to the Supreme Court, which may determine whether a tougher standard for patentability may be enforced; Canada’s “trade-mark” law reform; millions of new Google shares on the market; and Mississippi extends trade-secret protections to universities and colleges.» Read More


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