HSBC List Shows Putin Allies, Drug Lords Used Swiss Secrecy
The private-banking unit of HSBC profited for years handling secret accounts whose holders included drug cartels, arms dealers and fugitives, says a report released Sunday.
New Italian Prime Minister Creates Uncertainty for Investors
Italy could be in for a bit of a rough ride thanks to the resignation of its longest-serving president, Giorgio Napolitano.
Closing Irish Tax Loophole May Spook Corporations but Not Economy
The Celtic Tiger is baring its claws in a different way these days.
Brazil’s World Cup Does Not Runneth Over
Playing host to a very expensive sporting event has only highlighted civil unrest.
Opening of Saudi Bourse Increases Investment Appeal
Saudi Arabia’s decision to open its stock market to foreign investors is an important event for investors in the Middle East and North Africa region.
New Hire Roundup: Global X Names Berruga COO, Lynch Senior Compliance Officer
Also, Joseph Cusick, formerly of optionsXpress, joined MoneyBlock, and Robert Litterman was named Commonfund's new board chairman.
Swiss Endanger EU Ties With Immigration Vote
Swiss opposition to “free travel” could cost the country’s economy dearly.
Turbulent Seas Challenge the Wind in Denmark’s Sails
The Scandinavian country is looking toward the future, but dangers lurk in the shoals.
South Africa’s Prospects Eroding
Slowing economy and labor unrest could lead to a downgrade.
Retirement Around the World: How the U.S. System Stacks Up
The National Institute for Retirement Security compares pension systems in the United States to those in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.