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Teucrium files with the SEC

April 13, 2015--Teucrium has filed a Pre-Effective Amendment No.1 to Form S-1 with the SEC for the Teucrium Agricultural Fund.

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Alps files with the SEC

April 16, 2015--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
ALPS Sector Leaders ETF
ALPS Sector Low Volatility ETF.

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Compass files with the SEC

April 16, 2015--Compass has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Compass EMP US Small Cap 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP International 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP Emerging Market 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP US High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP US Small Cap High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP International High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF
Compass EMP Emerging Market High Dividend 100 Volatility Weighted Index ETF

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KraneShares files with the SEC

April 13, 2015--KraneShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the KraneShares NYSE Bloomberg China Clean Energy ETF.

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PowerShares files with the SEC

April 13, 2015--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares High Income Downside Hedged Portfolio.

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Developing East Asia Pacific Growth Remains Robust in 2015

April 13, 2015--Lower Oil Prices Offer Opportunity for Fiscal Reforms
April 13, 2015--Economic growth will ease slightly in developing countries in East Asia and Pacific this year, even as the region benefits from lower oil prices and a continued economic recovery in developed economies, according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released today by the World Bank.

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World Bank-Remittances growth to slow sharply in 2015, as Europe and Russia stay weak; pick up expected next year

April 13, 2015--Potential to leverage migrant savings and remittances for development financing remains, says WB report
Growth in global remittances, including those to developing countries, will slow sharply this year due to weak economic growth in Europe, deterioration of the Russian economy and the depreciation of the euro and ruble, says the latest issue of the World Bank's Migration and Development Brief, released today.

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ETF Securities USA files with the SEC

April 16, 2015--ETF Securities USA has filed a post-effective amendment NO.3 to Form s-1 registration statement with the SEC for the ETFS White Metals Basket Trust.

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Africa: End of the Commodity Super-Cycle Weighs on Growth

April 13, 2015-Sub-Saharan Africa's growth will slow in 2015 to 4.0 percent from 4.5 percent in 2014, according to World Bank projections released today.

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BlackRock ETP Landscape: March driven by non-US equity

April 10, 2015--NON-U.S. DEVELOPED MARKETS EQUITY ETP FLOWS SURGED IN MARCH TO SECURE BEST Q1 ON RECORD
Global ETPs gathered $36.1bn to lift Q1 flows to $97.2bn, nearly triple the total from Q1 2014

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BlackRock ETP Landscape: March driven by non-US equity

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A-shares inclusion in MSCI indexes likely: analyst

April 10, 2015--Morgan Stanley Capital International(MSCI) has kicked off a second round of surveys among global institutional investors concerning listing A-shares in the MSCI All Country World Index and will make a final decision in June, according to Shanghai-based China Business News.

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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update

April 10, 2015--The current reports for the week of April 7, 2015 are now available.

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First Bridge 'ETF 20/20' Trends: Q1 '15 Review

April 9, 2015--Highlights
br>Assets for ETFs listed in the US grew by 4.5% in Q1 2015, with ETF s providing global equity exposure gaining the most in net assets.
Both the VIX and BofAML high yield bond spread were up from a year ago ( 10% and 28% respectively), but are still below their 10 year historical median values.
Developed Ex US equity markets (EFA) and US small caps (IWM) were the best? performing of the ETFs representing the major asset classes in Q1 2015.

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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update: MLB Opening Day But Is the Fed Now in a Rain Delay?

April 9, 2015--For the week of March 30- April 2
MLB Opening Day But Is The Fed Now In A Rain Delay?
Macro
Friday's holiday did not stop the jobs report from printing and it was a stinker. The economy created 126,000 new jobs compared to expectations of 245,000 jobs. The headline unemployment rate held steady at 5.5% and the broader U6 number downticked to 10.9% likely due to a corresponding downtick in labor force participation to 62.7%,

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Brazil

April 10, 2015--The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation1 with Brazil on March 16, 2015.
Starting in 2015, the new government has been introducing a series of measures to strengthen macroeconomic policies and restore credibility following a period in which Brazil's growth has surprised on the downside.

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IMF-Plain Vanilla Investment Funds Can Pose Risks

April 8, 2015--Asset management industry plays rising role in financial system
Role has benefits, risks for financial stability
More "hands on" supervision needed, with better data, oversight

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Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR)

April 8, 2015--Contents
Chapter 2: International Banking After the Crisis: Increasingly Local and Safer?
Chapter 2 analyzes developments in international banking since the global financial crisis. It highlights a shift from direct cross-border lending to local lending by foreign banks' affiliates. The decline in cross-border lending can be explained by a combination of regulatory changes, weaknesses in bank balance sheets, and macroeconomic factors.

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