At UN meeting in Geneva, Ban spotlights trade as driver of global sustainable development

1 October 2014 – The critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable one but must remain consonant with the objectives enshrined in the sustainable development goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in an address to the world trade organization (WTO). Speaking at …

Brad Katsuyama on Conflicts of Interest, Investor Loss of Confidence, and High Speed Trading in U.S. Stock Markets

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs by Bradley Katsuyama, President and CEO, IEX Group, Inc.   EXCERPT   Committee Ask: Address conflicts of interest affecting brokers charged with seeking best execution of customer orders, including conflicts posed by …

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Apr  2014 (IPS) – The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide, “as soon as possible…alternative options for banking services” in New York City …

Evaluating the Market for Industrial Energy Service Outsourcing

    NEWS RELEASE    Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]   202.507.4043   Evaluating the Market for Industrial Energy Service Outsourcing    Energy service outsourcing is a business relationship that relieves a large facility from the potential distractions imposed by the ongoing management of one or more energy functions, such as …

Remittance Investment and Knowledge-Sharing Can Help Lift Poorest Nations – UN Report

New York, Nov 26 2012  2:05PM Remittances to the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) must play a greater role in reducing poverty while also empowering those countries’ economies to grow, the United Nations trade and development body urges in a new report. In the 2012 edition of its LDC report, …

Small Businesses Split on Obama Budget

Weekly Policy Update: February 14th, 2012 Policy Updates Energy & Environment ASBC re-affirmed its opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline project in a statement sent to Congress. The letter opposes any efforts by Congress to usurp the President’s authority to make the final decision on the project. Three pieces of …