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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Russia’s GDP Is Back to Positive Territory

    The recovery of oil prices in the second half of 2016 has helped the Russian economy recover from negative growth in 4Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Financials

    ADP Payrolls come in lower than expected

    The ADP National Employment Report is a monthly preview of the Labor Department’s Jobs Report Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is a global provider of business outsourcing. They provide a range of services from human resources to payroll. The ADP National Employment Report is published monthly by the ADP Research Institute. It provides a snapshot of […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Why ADP and Moody’s numbers suggest a weak jobs report

    Private sector employment increased by 139,000 in February. January’s numbers were revised downward from 175,000 to 127,000.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Must-know: Eton Park sells stake in Moody’s

    Eton Park exited a position in Moody’s Corp (MCO) that accounted for 2.7% of the fund’s first quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Brookfield Renewable Energy: Biggest Yieldco by Asset Base

    With over 6,700 MW of hydro and wind capacity under operation, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP) dwarfs all other yieldcos we’ve looked at.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Financials

    Why knowledge is important for sovereign risk assessments

    Sovereign bonds may be issued by governments of developed market (EFA), emerging market (EEM), and frontier market economies. Countries are classified as developed, emerging, or frontier markets depending on their stage of economic and financial sector development.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Lost $25.4 Billion in Q4 2018

    On Saturday, February 23, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) released its fourth-quarter earnings report.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Warren Buffett and the Problem with Elephants

    In the annual shareholder letter, Buffett lamented the lack of big acquisition opportunities, which he called “elephants.”

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Buffett Banking Too Much on the Banking Sector with J.P. Morgan?

    As we discussed in the last three parts of this series, renowned billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) has increased its bets on the banking sector.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Downgraded Three Offshore Drillers

    Moody’s downgraded Diamond Offshore (DO) to Ba3 from Ba2. It also changed the outlook to “negative” from “stable.”

    By Sue Goodridge
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Factors Impacting Brazil’s Economic Growth in 1Q17

    Brazil’s (EWZ) economy improved in 1Q17, mostly due to the manufacturing sector, exports, and business confidence. However, recent political scandals have undermined its growth and credit rating.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Moody’s Downgrade Deutsche Bank?

    In a worrying move for investors, Moody’s Investor Service (MCO) cut Deutsche Bank’s debt and deposit ratings.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Downgrade: What It Means for Investors

    On September 9, Standard & Poor’s downgraded Brazil’s sovereign credit rating to “junk” status. Brazilian stocks fell at the close of trade on September 9.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Fund Managers

    Lone Pine Lowers Its Stake in McGraw-Hill Financial

    McGraw-Hill Financial’s profits grew 22% to $264 million, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 23% to $0.95.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    ADP jobs report: Why large firms added the least number of jobs

    The ADP-NER for the month of May, released on Wednesday, June 4.

    By Phalguni Soni
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