*H2 profit up 8 pct to $5.69 bln. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.» Read More
Two of the best-known business dynasties in Europe and the US will come together after Lord Jacob Rothschild’s listed investment trust and Rockefeller Financial Services agreed to form a strategic partnership, the FT reports.
The risk of a double-dip recession in the U.S. has subsided, but investors should not grow complacent, says John Hailer, Natixis Global Asset Mgmt. president/CEO.
Many traders are seeing U.S. assets as safe havens, but how should you prep your portfolio for the new year? Sharing perspective on international equities, with David Nadel, Royce Funds and John Manley, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.