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IMF's 2014 Financial Access Survey Helps to Map Global Financial Inclusion

September 16, 2014--The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released today the results of the fifth annual Financial Access Survey (FAS),the most comprehensive global source of data on access to,and use of,basic consumer financial services by households and nonfinancial corporations. For the first time,the survey includes data on mobile money indicators. The 2014 FAS round was again conducted with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands,while the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding to capture data on the use of mobile money services.

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IMF Working paper-Sovereign Debt Composition in Advanced Economies: A Historical Perspective

September 9, 2014--Summary: We examine how the composition of public debt, broken down by currency, maturity, holder profile and marketability, has responded to major debt accumulation and consolidation episodes during 1900-2011. Covering thirteen advanced economies, we focus on debt structure shifts that occurred around the two World Wars and global economic downturns, and the subsequent debt consolidations.

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What Does Carbon Pricing Success Look Like? Ask These Leaders

September 18, 2014--STORY HIGHLIGHTS
British Columbia, Sweden, California and China have been pioneering carbon pricing systems to lower emissions and help shift their economies onto cleaner, greener trajectories.
Currently, nearly 40 countries and more than 20 cities, states, and provinces use a form of carbon pricing or are planning to implement it. That number is growing as more governments explore the benefits of carbon pricing for climate and economy.

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IFC Becomes Largest Issuer of London-Listed Renminbi Bonds, Supporting Internationalization of Chinese Currency

September 17, 2014--IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today became the largest issuer of renminbi-denominated bonds on the London Stock Exchange, issuing bonds totaling 1 billion yuan (equivalent to about $163 million) to increase foreign investment in China and support the internationalization of the Chinese currency.

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How much does pollution cost?

September 17, 2014--How much do the emissions coming from your car's exhaust pipe cost in terms of damage to the environment? What about the gases that factories emit? Smog can be seen-and felt-in places like Beijing and Mexico City, in other words, it is tangible. But it is difficult to measure and calculate in monetary terms the damage done to the planet, nature and people by greenhouse gases.

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iShares files with the SEC

September 19, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Commodities Strategy ETF.

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FactorShares files with the SEC

September 19, 2014--FactorShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PureFunds ISE TechnologyTM ETF.

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IMF Working paper-A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal

September 17, 2014--Summary: This paper proposes a new quality of growth index (QGI) for developing countries. The index encompasses both the intrinsic nature and social dimensions of growth, and is computed for over 90 countries for the period 1990-2011. The approach is premised on the fact that not all growth is created equal in terms of social outcomes, and that it does matter how one reaches from one level of income to another for various theoretical and empirical reasons.

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DBX files with the SEC

September 19, 2014-- DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Eurozone Hedged Equity ETF.

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CSOP Asset Management files with the SEC

September 19, 2014--CSOP Asset Management has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the CSOP FTSE China A50 ETF.

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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC

September 19, 2014--Goldman Sachs has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC-Actively-Managed ETFs.

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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC

September 19, 2014--Goldman Sachs has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.

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Cambria files with the SEC

September 18, 2014--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

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IndexIQ files with the SEC

September 18, 2014--IndexIQhas filed a pst-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

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IndexIQ files with the SEC

September 18, 2014--IndexIQ has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.

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New Amundi ETF launched in XTF segment on Xetra

ETF provides first access to multi-strategy approach of Scientific Beta index family
September 16, 2014--A new exchange-listed index fund issued by Amundi has been tradable in Deutsche Börse's XTF segment since Tuesday.
Name: Amundi ETF Global Equity Multi Smart Allocation Scientific Beta UCITS ETF
Asset class: equities
ISIN: FR0011829084
Total expense ratio: 0.40 percent

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State Street files with the SEC

September 17, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment no.27, registration statement with the SEC for the State Street Global Managed Volatility Portfolio.

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Global X files with the SEC

September 17, 2014--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X|JPMorgan Efficiente Index ETF (EFFE).

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