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October 11, 2012
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  • Alternative financing provides capital to risky ventures
    Companies that are not able to establish credit lines with banks can turn to alternative finance providers, because lenders are searching for higher-risk projects that yield more, Vincent Ryan writes. However, costs can be higher than traditional loans for many companies. (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Scotland launches $165M fund for renewable-energy projects
    The Scottish government unveiled a $165 million fund to advance its goal of obtaining all electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The fund's first deals are due for completion by March 31. The government also plans to create a group to advise developers seeking funding from the U.K. Green Investment Bank. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Trends 
  • IMF expects lower Chinese growth but soft landing
    The International Monetary Fund predicted a soft landing for China's economy but projected 7.8% growth this year and 8.2% in 2013, down from an earlier forecast of 8% and 8.5%, respectively. "In the short term, a further escalation of the euro area crisis and failure to address the U.S. fiscal cliff are the main external risks," the IMF said. Caijing Magazine online (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • Groups fight SEC proposal to allow private-placement advertising
    The Consumer Federation of America and the North American Securities Administrators Association are among groups pushing the Securities and Exchange Commission to keep a ban on advertising for private placements. The groups, which contend ending the ban would put investors at risk, say they might take the SEC to court. Reuters (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Libor is expected to lose prominence as industry shifts
    Although pending measures should provide more transparency and accountability, the London Interbank Offered Rate is expected to lose its status as a key derivatives benchmark. The shift is expected to be gradual because of complexities in changing existing contracts and adopting standards. The Trade News (U.K.) (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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