Weekly Highlights June 21, 2012

Jun 21, 2012 6:30 PM ET

World leaders weigh stimulus vs. austerity at G-20
(Wednesday - June 20, 2012)
Source: AP - With major European economies on the brink of collapse, world leaders concluding an annual Group of 20 meeting were left Tuesday with two different paths to ease the financial crisis: Spend more to try to...

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Corporate undead, vote losers stay in US boardrooms
(Thursday - June 21, 2012) 
Source: Reuters - They lost their votes, but they have not left. Directors at dozens of companies have taken or kept board seats despite failing to gain majorities in shareholder elections. Examples this proxy season include board members at...

Furious Greenpeace moves to 'war footing' at Rio+20
(Wednesday - June 20, 2012) 
Source: - The head of Greenpeace International said the NGO is moving to a "war footing" after negotiators at the Rio+20 sustainable development conference watered down proposals to protect the world's oceans. Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace...

Toll of US recession: Family net worth plunged 35 percent in five years
(Tuesday - June 19, 2012) Associated Profiles : World Water Council 
Source: Christian Science Monitor - The typical US household saw its net worth fall from $102,844 in 2005 to $66,740 five years later. Although the data are about 1-1/2 years old, they highlight challenges still facing consumers.

Merkel says Germany cannot save eurozone on its own
(Thursday - June 14, 2012) 
Source: BBC News - World leaders should not "overestimate" Germany's ability to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She told Germany's parliament that the country's options for rescuing the eurozone were "not...


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Asian banks to have tough time meeting liquidity rules: KPMG -
(Tuesday - June 19, 2012) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: yahoo news - "In Asia, when there are liquidity problems, they tend to be precipitated much more quickly," said Topping, who used to oversee bank supervision for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. "Liquidity problems for banks in Asia are...

CIC pursuing investment opportunities in Russia - China Daily
(Friday - June 15, 2012) Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: China Daily - HARBIN -- The China Investment Corporation (CIC), China's sovereign wealth fund, will pursue opportunities to make direct investment in Russia, its chairman told a forum on investment projects between China and Russia on...

Abu Dhabi owns the world’s richest sovereign fund - MENAFN
(Thursday - June 14, 2012) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: Menafn - Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the research company, announced that Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is the richest sovereign wealth fund in the world, with it assets at around USD627 billion, reported Arabian Business...

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