Finance Industry

School finance lawsuit looms large as Kansas’ 2018 legislative session begins Monday /

Topeka — Kansas lawmakers return to the Statehouse Monday for the start of the 2018 session, with a threat hanging over their heads from the Kansas Supreme Court to close public schools if they don’t act quickly to fix constitutional problems in the state’s school finance system. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback will deliver his eighth, and final, State of the State address at 5 p.m. Tuesday, a speech he has promised will include his response to the court’s Oct. 2…

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Arun Jaitley- The New Indian Express

NEW DELHI: The electoral bonds mechanism is a substantial improvement in transparency over the present system and the government is open to suggestions to further cleanse political funding, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. In a Facebook post, Jaitley said the conventional practice of funding the political system was to take donations as well as undertake expenditures in cash. The sources are anonymous or pseudonymous. The quantum of money was never disclosed and the system ensures unclean money coming from unidentifiable sources.…

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Mark Lister: Some financial resolutions for 2018

New Year’s resolutions are all the rage this time of year. While the most popular seem to be health and fitness related, investors could benefit from taking a similar opportunity with their portfolios or KiwiSaver arrangements. Keep your eye on the long-term While markets can be highly volatile over the short-term, over longer periods they are actually quite predictable and consistent. Keeping focused on the long game and ignoring the noise is difficult, but if you can do it, you’re…

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Shahid Mehmood to be made adviser to finance ministry | Top Story

Shahid Mehmood to be made adviser to finance ministry ISLAMABAD: After retirement of Federal Secretary Finance Shahid Mehmood, the government has decided to rehire him as Adviser to Finance Ministry in order to ensure continuity of economic policies till completion of tenure of the incumbent regime, it is learnt. The government has decided to appoint Arif Ahmed Khan as Federal Secretary Finance who is currently serving as Secretary Economic Affairs Division. However, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has not yet…

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League of Women Voters hosts campaign finance reform forum in Kingston Jan. 20

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> “The Price of Democracy: Money and Elections” is the theme of a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 20, at Deising’s Bakery and Cafe on North Front Street. Three speakers will focus on various aspects of campaign finance and reform: • Blair Horner, the executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, which is at the center of public debates related to…

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F Mec International Financial Services Ltd calls for Board Meeting On 15-01-2018

The 04th Meeting of the Board of Directors of F Mec International Financial Services Ltd for the Financial Year 2017-18 is scheduled to be held on Monday, 15th day of January, 2018 at the registered office of the Company at IInd Floor, Central Bank Building 13-B, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj, New Delhi- 110002 at 04:30 P.M. to consider and approve the standalone and consolidated un-audited financial results of the Company for quarter ended on 31st December, 2017 along with Limited…

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Former Slaughter and May partner Charles Randell appointed new chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payments Systems Regulator

Former Slaughter and May partner Charles Randell has been named the new chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and will take up the role from 1 April. He has also been appointed as the chair of UK’s payment systems industry regulator, the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR), and will take up the post on the same date. Randell has been an external member of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC) and is a non-executive board member of the…

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Q4 2017 Margins Will Squeeze Financial Sector’s Earnings

Next Friday, on January 12 th, 2018, the financial sector, traded using Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF), kicks off its Q4 earnings with releases from JP Morgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), PNC Financial Services (PNC), and BlackRock, Inc (BLK). While the companies’ earnings will be very different, trends in financial markets have will have effects felt across the entire sector which means their results will be linked. The charts below demonstrate how this results in similar movements which will…

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Manchester City tops football financial firepower list

Image copyright Getty Images Premier League leaders Manchester City have more financial firepower than any other club in world football, according to a new ranking. Event organiser Soccerex, which compiled the list, says the club has the biggest economic growth potential. UK clubs dominate the top ten spots with Arsenal ranked second, Tottenham Hotspur fifth, Manchester United seventh and Chelsea in ninth position. The list is based on five factors including potential owner investment. Manchester City is owned by multi-billionaire…

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Arecont Vision Expands Technology Partner Program with Jemez Technology – Finance Industry Today

AV MegaLab welcomes Jemez as new member Supplier of advanced and cost effective video surveillance technology for critical asset protection joins Arecont Vision MegaLab The unique cybersecurity protection of Arecont Vision cameras, integrated with Jemez, delivers an ideal joint solution for our surveillance customers.” — Jeff N Whitney, VP Marketing, Arecont Vision LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2018 / — Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced today that Jemez Technology LLC has joined…

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Analysts See $1.36 EPS for Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG)

January 3, 2018 – By Kurt Siggers Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.12, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold Principal Financial Group, Inc. shares while 151 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 194.42 million shares or 0.40% more from 193.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.Plante Moran Advsr Limited Company holds 957 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Jnba Advsrs holds 270 shares or 0% of…

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Finance Board missed suspicious de Blasio donations

Contributions that disgraced donor Jona Rechnitz bundled for Mayor de Blasio should have raised red flags with the Campaign Finance Board — long before he said he illegally used “straw donors” to give to the campaign, The Post has learned. De Blasio’s 2013 campaign received public matching funds for a donation gathered by Rechnitz even though it did not submit documentation — a violation of city campaign finance law — records show. One $4,950 donation — the maximum allowed under…

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Govt plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Hafiz Saeed

02 January, 2018 ISLAMABAD: The government plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Hafiz Saeed, who Washington has designated a terrorist, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.The government detailed its plans in a secret order to various provincial and federal government departments on December 19, three officials who attended one of several high-level meeting discussing the crackdown told Reuters. Marked “secret”, a December 19 document from the Finance Ministry directed law enforcement and governments…

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How can you improve your financial fitness this year?

Suzy O’Neal If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier you may already be taking the necessary steps, such as improving your diet and increasing your exercise. Of course, physical fitness is important to your well-being — but, at the same time, don’t forget about your financial fitness. Specifically, what can you do to ensure your investment situation is in good shape? Here are a few “healthy living” suggestions that may also apply to your investment portfolio:…

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