NEW YORK, April 30- American International Group Inc's first-quarter earnings fell slightly as low interest rates and weaker returns from alternative investments offset improvements in its commercial insurance business. AIG's posted operating earnings of $1.69 billion, or $1.22 per share, in the quarter. AIG has focused more closely on its core businesses...» Read More
TORONTO, Feb 13- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension funds, on Friday reported gross investment returns of 3.3 percent for its fiscal third quarter as strength in global equity markets boosted returns. CPPIB, which manages Canada's national pension fund and is a major global dealmaker, ended the quarter with net assets of...
Cash withdrawals totaled $150 billion from Pimco's U.S. open-end mutual funds in 2014. In January, investors pulled $11.6 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund. 'said Mendel Melzer, chief investment officer for The Newport Group, a Heathrow, Florida- based consultant to institutional investors, including 400 retirement plans, with $21 billion in assets...
DUBAI, Feb 3- Cash-rich Gulf banks are becoming bigger players in the region's aviation boom, helping carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways to fund their fleet expansion. Figures from European planemaker Airbus show that 47 percent of its aircraft deals in the Middle East in the first 11 months of last year were funded by local banks, up from 17...
A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation.
SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Nov 24- A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation. But some success for a policy drive to curb risky lending is not all good news for Beijing, as smaller companies may face even bigger struggles to find funding. A cut in interest rates, announced by Beijing on...
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