Archive | June, 2013

Homes.org Analysis of March Existing Home Sales Reports – Less is More in March

(PRWEB) April 19, 2012 The latest Homes.org monthly home sales report analyzes data found in the NAR March Existing-Home Sales report. The Homes.org report details key findings for existing home sales and forecasts what sellers and buyers are likely to experience in the coming months based up on the market activity in March. The [...]

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With Mortgage Rates Rising, Should Buyers Rush the Market to Secure a Low Rate Mortgage?

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 As mortgage rates continue to rise after what has been one of the most volatile months in mortgage rate history, many first-time home buyers are left with as many questions as spells of vertigo. The Federal Savings Bank has been clearing the number of questions coming from its perspective [...]

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How Close Is Janet Yellen to the Federal Reserve?

How Close Is Janet Yellen to the Federal Reserve? No woman has ever headed the Federal Reserve, and more relevant than that, no vice chairman has ever assumed the helm after his boss retired. In fact, it turns out that it's more a game of politics and preference rather than that kind of experience. NEW! [...]

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Low Inventory Meets Increased Buyer Demand in the Bay Area. The Result? Multiple Offers, Whispers That Prices May Have Hit Bottom

Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 A severe shortage of homes available for purchase in all nine San Francisco Bay Area counties coincided with increased interest from homebuyers during the first quarter of 2012, sparking multiple offers and slightly higher home prices in some communities, according to an analysis of MLS data by the research [...]

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Visiondecor.com: Furniture Small Business Prospers in a Tough Economy

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2008 Visiondecor.com, an online furniture small business, has achieved positive customer satisfaction levels of 94%, which has allowed them to prosper in increasing return customer rates and survive a weakening economy. The housing market and furniture industry has experienced major disruption through tightening credit markets and bankruptcies across the [...]

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Fundamentals Will Matter in Post-QE World

qe_009 Image by p.m.graham Fundamentals Will Matter in Post-QE World The hope going forward is that the market will finally start reflecting real economic and corporate fundamentals in the post-QE world. Markets have to come around to the notion that less QE is not a sign of a hawkish Fed, but rather a vote of [...]

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American Consumer Credit Counseling Survey Finds Most Americans Lacking Education on Retirement and Investing

(PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Many American consumers are struggling to understand some of the more complex financial education topics including identity theft and retirement according to a recent poll conducted by national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling. The ACCC survey conducted during National Financial Literacy Month, found that nearly 8 in 10 consumers surveyed reported [...]

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Japan Unemployment Rate 4.1 % In May

Japan Unemployment Rate 4.1 % In May The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.1 percent in May, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday – unchanged from the April reading but missing forecasts for 4.0 percent. The job-to-applicant ration … Read more on RTT News Macon Unemployment [...]

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Latest Monetary Policy News

Central Bank of Kenya eases monetary policy as inflation stays low “These provide reason for a promising 2013. Going forward, monetary policy will continue to aim at a low and stable price environment supportive of economic growth,” said Sirima. He described I&M Holdings as the first beneficiary of recent amendments … Read more on The [...]

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Latest Tier 1 Capital News

Bank of India Indonesia eyes 20% rise this year Under the new Bank Indonesia (BI) regulation, to be fully implemented in June 2016, a tier-2 bank requires a minimum capital of between Rp 1 trillion and Rp 5 trillion. As of March 2013, BOII's capital stood at Rp 382.7 billion. According to BOII … Read [...]

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CIGI Experts Outline Prescriptions for Cannes Summit and Beyond in Special Report on G20 Issues

Waterloo, Ont. (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 With a possible euro zone collapse and Greek insolvency likely to dominate the upcoming [...]

Pathways Home Health and Hospice Satu Johal Receives CFO of Year of the Year Award; Silicon Valley Business Journal Honoree

Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Satu Johal, CFO at Pathways Home Health & Hospice, received the Silicon Valley Business [...]

Latest Financial Regulation News

Working Together Towards Better Financial Regulation and Stability in Asia Image by Asian Development Bank Tellers attend to clients in [...]

European financial regulation – 4 questions to Olivier Garnier (Societe Generale)

Olivier Garnier, Chief economist at Societe Generale Group, expresses his view on European financial regulation and its reform. Video interview [...]

AMS Health Care Mortgage Corporation Provides Debt Service Savings to Hospitals Utilizing FHA 242 Mortgage Insurance Program

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 An oft-overlook and relatively unknown federal program for hospitals seeking capital for needed and [...]

Vermont’s Captive Insurance Industry Off to Best Start Since 2005

Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 First quarter licensure of new captive insurance companies is off to a strong start [...]