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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

US Companies Cut Back On Share Repurchases

A squeeze on earnings and a rise in funding costs have persuaded many US companies to commit less cash to buying back their own shares this year.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

US Still A Strong Draw For FDI

Aaron Brickman, senior vice president for strategy and development at the Organization for International Investment (OFII), a nonprofit trade association, also founded SelectUSA, a federal program to promote foreign direct investment in the US. He visited Global Finance to discuss the state of FDI worldwide.


LinkedIn Hopes For Soft Link With Microsoft

<strong>US</strong> | When Microsoft boughtLinkedIn, the deal was structured to leavethe networking site to grow and develop somewhat independently. The question is, how independently?

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

ECB Corporate Bond Buying Lures US Issuers

<strong>Capital Markets | Fixed Income</strong><br /> US companies are rushing to borrow in European bond markets. They’re taking advantage of low interest rates on euro-denominated issues after the European Central Bank’s decision to start buying investment-grade corporate bonds in June—part of its economic stimulus program. Last year already set a record for corporate borrowing in Europe’s bond markets, where rates are significantly lower than in the US.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Kashkari Declares War On Big US Banks

US: At 42, he is a former banker, a former bailout czar and a former politician. He wants to persuade the public, from Wall Street to Main Street, that large banks pose a risk to the economic system.The risk is too high, he says, and must be eliminated—surely not a minor feat, not even for one of the presidents of the mighty Federal Reserve.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

New US Inversion Rules To Have Impact Abroad

The US Treasury’s latest measure to keep US companies from reincorporating in lower-tax countries is its strongest effort yet to halt so-called “inversions,” and could have far-reaching consequences for multinationals.


Breen Goes Lean Before Mega-Merger

<strong>Newsmakers | United States</strong><br /> Edward Breen earned his reputation breaking up Tyco, so it’s no surprise that he’s hit the ground running since taking over at DuPont last October as interim CEO, a position made permanent a month later.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Female CEOs Outperform, But Glass Ceiling Remains

<strong>Management | Corporate Governance</strong><br /> Despite various initiatives to get more women into the executive pipeline, the number of US corporations with a female CEO remains stuck in the low double digits.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Markets Cheer Fed Rate Liftoff

Monetary Policy | Capital Markets Casting aside concerns about the strong dollar and weakness in economies abroad, the Federal Reserve achieved an historic interest rate liftoff in mid-December.