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September 23, 2016
THE LEAD
 
Going Passive Is an Active Decision

Going Passive Is an Active Decision

Some defined-contribution plan sponsors seem to think that a passive investment strategy protects them from fiduciary responsibility for the plan’s investment options. It doesn’t.…Read More

It’s Time to Speak up on Hedge Accounting

It’s Time to Speak up on Hedge Accounting

The FASB has released its long-awaited exposure draft. Corporate hedgers (and prospective hedgers) need to weigh in before the rules are finalized.…Read More

 
THE WEEK'S TOP STORIES
 

European Regulator Signals Apple's Just the Start of Tax Probes

Tweet from Vestager suggests she will investigate other major U.S. companies.…Read More

Yellen Rebuffs Pressure to Increase Rates

Amid dissents from three FOMC voting members, Federal Reserve again holds interest rates steady.…Read More

The Way the World Thinks About Easy Monetary Policy Is Changing

The side effects of quantitative easing are under fresh scrutiny. …Read More

Plan on a Weaker Dollar

As the Fed stays the course on interest rates, U.S. businesses can expect the dollar's strength to fade.…Read More

BOJ Shifts Policy Framework

Monetary base may fluctuate as BOJ seeks yield-curve control.…Read More

Banks' Brexit Stakes Shown in Passport Data

But stats suggest Britain's loss of access to the EU would hurt European lenders just as much as UK firms.…Read More

Swift To Start Reports Flagging Possible Fraud Attempts

System providing clients with independent means to verify messages will be introduced in December.…Read More

Bond Traders Trap Fed in No-Win Situation

Raising interest rates at this week's meeting might blindside investors; holding off too long would further the impression the Fed's beholden to the markets.…Read More



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