HSBC and RBS set to launch new digital banking platforms

LONDON (Reuters) – British banking heavyweights HSBC (HSBA.L) and RBS (RBS.L) are launching new digital banking platforms, as competition for digitally savvy customers steps up in the face of... Read more »

Beyond windmills, Epoch’s Van Valen looks for grid improvements

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At a time when U.S. utilities face pressure to rely more on renewable energy, a well-known investor in the space said it is equally important... Read more »

Mahathir says no to Goldman’s 1MDB offer of under $2 bln to Malaysia- FT

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Malaysia has rejected an offer from Goldman Sachs of less than $2 billion in compensation over the 1MDB scandal, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad... Read more »

Top pension consultant NEPC questions sustainability of Fisher Investments

BOSTON (Reuters) – Top pension consultant NEPC said it questions the “sustainability” of Fisher Investments, in a memo sent to NEPC clients and seen by Reuters News on Tuesday.... Read more »

PRESS DIGEST- British Business – Oct 21

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Here are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.... Read more »

Barrick Gold reaches deal with Tanzania to settle disputes over Acacia Mining

Oct 20 (Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp said it had reached a deal to settle a long-running tax dispute between Tanzania and mining group Acacia, which Barrick bought in... Read more »

UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs investment banker charged in insider trading scheme

(Adds third case) By David Shepardson Oct 19 (Reuters) – A Goldman Sachs Group Inc investment banker has been released on bond and placed on leave by the firm... Read more »

EWEC and ACWA secure $869 mln for Abu Dhabi desalination plant

ABU DHABI, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power said on Saturday they had secured financing of 3.19 billion dirhams ($869... Read more »

Iowa pension ends $386 million money management contract with Kenneth Fisher

(Reuters) – A $34 billion Iowa pension plan on Friday said it will terminate an investment contract with Kenneth Fisher, whose alleged insensitive remarks about women has cost his... Read more »

Fallout from money manager Kenneth Fisher’s remarks tops $1 billion in lost assets

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fallout from Kenneth Fisher’s alleged insensitive remarks about women escalated on Friday when a large Iowa pension plan cut ties with the money manager, whose firm... Read more »