1. Japan seeing signs of positive wage momentum, says senior official

    By: Kentaro Sugiyama and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is seeing early signs of achieving a positive cycle of rising inflation and wages, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hideki Murai said on Tuesday, stressing the administration's focus on broadening pay increases beyond big
  2. Italy to seek jobs, oil supplies commitments on Vitol-Saras deal, sources say

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government will seek commitments from Vitol on jobs, investments and continuity of supplies when vetting the global commodity trader's plan to take over oil refiner Saras, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The Moratti family, Saras' cont
  3. Cash Homebuyers Beware: The Anti-Money Laundering Feds Are Watching You

    By Neil Dennis Cash purchases of residential real estate in the U.S. are on the rise and the Treasury Department on Wednesday proposed new measures aimed at detecting illicit funds flowing through non-financed purchases in the property sector . In a far-reaching paper on money laund
  4. Hedge Fund Investors Pull $100B From Market As Stock Pickers Underperform

    By Neil Dennis More than $100 billion was withdrawn from hedge funds in 2023, following similar outflows in 2022 as investors tired of strategies that have been underperforming the market for several years . What Happened : Data, provided by Nasdaq eVestment showed that among the wor
  5. Treasury Glut: Can Investor Demand For US Bonds Keep Pace With Supply Increases?

    By Neil Dennis The U.S. Treasury is expected to confirm next Wednesday, Jan. 31, further increases in government bond supply in its first quarterly refunding announcement of 2024. But is demand sufficient for the government to auction the debt at top prices and comfortable yields?
  6. The Pentagon has the worst IT helpdesk in the US govt via The Register #Pentagon #Tech