The US Treasury said it would halt Russia’s ability to make debt payments in dollars through US banks as world leaders sought to punish Moscow for the apparent mass killings of unarmed civilians in Ukraine. Emmanuel Macron urged a ban on Russian oil and coal imports while Joe Biden called for a war crimes trial
Beijing has revised its audit secrecy laws in a bid to stop around 270 Chinese companies from being delisted from US exchanges, in a significant concession to pressure from Washington. The China Securities Regulatory Commission, Beijing’s top financial watchdog, said on Saturday it would change confidentiality laws that prevent its overseas-listed companies from providing sensitive
Traders on the NYSE Feb. 28, 2022. Source: NYSE Select Chinese stocks have declined sharply on Thursday. China watchers believe this is likely because the Securities and Exchange Commission has identified five U.S.-listed American depositary receipts of Chinese companies (Yum China, BeiGene, Zai Lab, ACM Research and HUTCHMED) for failing to adhere to the Holding
Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 2, 2022. Source: NYSE The Securities and Exchange Commission is voting on Wednesday to propose new cybersecurity rules for public companies.   There are two components to the proposal: Mandatory cybersecurity incident reporting: “Material” incidents would have to be reported on an 8-K form within four business days
Clean-energy stocks and exchange-traded funds are on a tear this year, sharply outperforming the broader market and traditional fossil-fuel investments. The clean-tech ETFs with the most powerful year-to-date rallies include Invesco Solar ETF TAN, -2.75%, up 81% through Thursday; First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund QCLN, -1.84%, up 58%; and iShares Global
Two proposed rulemakings from the Labor Department in the past eight weeks would largely gut sustainable investing options and strategies in retirement plans. These proposals would reverse the Labor Department’s 2015 and 2016 guidance while ignoring the growing consensus among academics, retirement plan fiduciaries and professional money managers that responsible companies are likely to outperform
Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund celebrated its 50th birthday in July. A mutual fund being in business that long has become about as rare as couples reaching their 50th wedding anniversary, and so the fund’s longevity is noteworthy in its own right. But, by analyzing this mutual fund’s performance, we can draw important investment lessons for