Merrill Lynch: How far will the impairments go?

Analysts believe that the new depreciations recorded by the broker during this second quarter could reach 6 billion dollars. They expect even more losses given its exposure to uncertain claims. Poor Merrill Lynch. Wasn’t it just three months ago that investors were buying shares of the third-largest US brokerage long before its first-quarter earnings announcement? Not this time. Since…

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Corporate social irresponsibility

Despite the PR’s stance, corporate philanthropy is at its lowest level in 25 years. To put it more seriously, corporations should pledge to donate 1% of their pre-tax profits, tell us Leo Hirley Jr. and Curt Weeden An article by Leo Hirley Jr. and Curt Weeden translated by Nathalie B When corporations abandon their broadly…

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A tougher path for emerging market equities

After five years of strong growth for the fundamental markets, they have gradually deteriorated. The benefits were then reaped in emerging markets, some regions of which continue to perform better than others. As the economic boom in emerging markets continues, we believe that the decline in growth in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada,…

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