Newly released best practices from the Government Finance Officers Association are designed to raise awareness about investor access to municipal issuer financial information and enhance the discussion about how ESG strategies relate to municipal markets. On Oct. 1, the GFOA executive committee approved best practices on the social and governance factors of ESG as well
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The Russian Ministry of Energy is looking to introduce special electricity tariffs for cryptocurrency miners following migration of the industry into the country from nearby China. Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov announced Wednesday that the authority is working on a new framework to differentiate tariffs between general usage and cryptocurrency mining, local news agency RBC
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Global investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Wednesday he continues to hold a cautious view on investing in China. “We’re not investors directly in China,” the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “It’s not a China thing, so much as countries where we think the deck is stacked or we can’t
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In this article BLK DAL VMEO Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 landing at Athens International Airport AIA ,LGAV / ATH Eleftherios Venizelos, with registration N806NW, a former Northwest Airlines Airplane. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. BlackRock — Shares of the asset management giant rose
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A foreclosure sign in front of a house in 2007. Getty Images Foreclosures are starting to surge as government and private sector programs designed to help homeowners deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to expire. Mortgage lenders began the foreclosure process on 25,209 properties in the third quarter, a 32%
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Municipals were steady in light secondary trading while new issues were repriced to lower yields and U.S. Treasuries made gains after a rollercoaster day. Triple-A benchmark yields were little changed while the UST 10-year fell four basis points to 1.541% and the 30 fell six to 2.035% near the close. Ratios rose as a result,
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Three-quarters of the way through the year, municipal bond volume has risen 3.1% compared to the same period in 2020. So far in 2021, issuers have totaled $340.99 billion in 9,082 transactions that compares to $330.71 billion in 8,577 deals in the first nine months of 2020. The state of California once again finds itself
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Investors defrauded by the Russia-based cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme Finiko have sent the crypto pyramid an average exceeding 720,000 rubles, or more than $10,000 at current exchange rates. The assessment comes from a survey of victims conducted by a public non-profit organization. Fifth of Finiko Investors Parted With Over 1 Million Rubles Russia is still trying
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Spacecraft commander Jared Isaacman speaks into a microphone as he peers out the cupola window. Inspiration4 The historic Inspiration4 mission, launched and operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, returned safely from orbit last month. CNBC spoke to the mission’s commander and benefactor Jared Isaacman about the experience. He spent three days in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule
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A pedestrian crosses a road in front of residential buildings in Beijing, China. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Morgan Stanley has upgraded China’s property sector to “attractive,” even as worried investors are watching closely to see if debt-saddled Evergrande might default, and whether there will be contagion. The U.S. investment bank said it
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