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Strong US jobs report stirs debate on Fed’s earlier move

MADRID | The Corner |“Yabadabadu!,” US economist Justin Wolfers exclaimed on his Twitter account.  The strong jobs report (unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1% and non-farm payrolls rose by 288,000 last month)was released on Thursday gave a shot of optimism over the strength of the job market’s recovery. The Dow broke 17,000 for the first time. Will all this have any influence on the Fed’s tapering plans?


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After 45 months of S&P 500 rises

MADRID | By Javier Flores, analyst at Asinver | The question, of course, is how long it will take for the curve to head downwards. No expansion lasts for ever.


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CaixaBank adds to Spain’s flame for socially responsible investing

Two Spanish supersector leaders, as Dow Jones and Sam call them, made it into this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index: they are Enagas and Repsol. If you have not heard about this list until now, here is a briefing: Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Today, the index family has approximately USD 8 billion in assets under management…


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CaixaBank adds to Spain's flame for socially responsible investing

Two Spanish supersector leaders, as Dow Jones and Sam call them, made it into this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index: they are Enagas and Repsol. If you have not heard about this list until now, here is a briefing: Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Today, the index family has approximately USD 8 billion in assets under management…