NewsWatch: Some big coal players may escape BlackRock’s planned divestment

NewsWatch: Some big coal players may escape BlackRock’s planned divestment

20 Jan    Finance News

BlackRock has set out plans to rid its portfolio of coal companies. But for diversified miners that dig up an array of products, it’s not obvious which companies will be axed from the fund management giant’s active funds and which will stay. See full story.

A brief history of stock-market closures on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, coming as Wall Street absorbs a record-setting rally for equities. See full story.

World’s 2,153 billionaires hold more wealth than 4.6 billion people combined: report

The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. See full story.

The No. 1 ‘happiest country’ in the world also has one of the highest suicide rates — economists have a theory why

Some 70% of people aged 15 to 64 have a paid job and 60% participate in adult education every year. See full story.

Tycoon behind Pret A Manger plans an IPO of his latest health food chain to fund major U.S. expansion drive

Julian Metcalfe, a co-founder of popular coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger, will seek a stock market listing to fund 1,000 new U.S. stores of his Itsu chain. See full story.


‘I am addicted to watching the “total accounts” number grow in my portfolio.’  See full story.

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