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Watch: A conversation on school finance reform

Watch: A conversation on school finance reform

The Texas Tribune hosted a conversation on school finance reform with state Reps. Dan Huberty and Diego Bernal, education policy adviser Todd Williams, and Nicole Conley Johnson, CFO for Austin ISD. This conversation was moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune. Huberty, R-Houston, has represented House District 127 since 2011. In the 85th Legislature, Huberty served as chairman […]

Using big data to link poor farmers to finance

Using big data to link poor farmers to finance

Two billion adults in the world are excluded from credit. The situation is especially bad for small farmers in rural areas who are unable to access loans to invest in their farms, trapped in a vicious circle of low productivity, low yields, and poor income. The Initiative for Smallholder Finance estimates that smallholders globally access […]

Four New Trillion Dollar Ideas In Finance From The 2018 Milken Institute Conference

Four New Trillion Dollar Ideas In Finance From The 2018 Milken Institute Conference

Four New Trillion Dollar Ideas In Finance From The 2018 Milken Institute Conference  Forbes Full coverage Source link

Missile threats won't spook Saudi Arabia's economy, finance minister says

Missile threats won't spook Saudi Arabia's economy, finance minister says

Saudi Arabia’s economy is unfazed by geopolitical turmoil in the region, its finance minister said Wednesday when asked about intensifying conflicts with its neighbors. “There has been a lot of turbulence around the world. If the economy is going be crippled just because a terrorist group is in access of one or two hundred missiles, […]

Secret donors helped finance Trump dossier team research after election

Secret donors helped finance Trump dossier team research after election

The team of opposition researchers behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier embraced by the FBI were paid big bucks to continue trying to dig up dirt on Russian meddling in American politics – even after the 2016 presidential election. That revelation, buried inside a 243-page report released by House Intelligence Committee Republicans last week, has sparked […]

State to perform a financial audit and a harassment investigation of Iowa Finance Authority, governor says

State to perform a financial audit and a harassment investigation of Iowa Finance Authority, governor says

Buy Photo Gov. Kim Reynolds talks on Monday, April 23, 2018.(Photo: William Petroski/Des Moines Register)Buy Photo Outside investigators will delve into allegations of financial mismanagement at the Iowa Finance Authority as well as complaints of sexual harassment, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Monday. On Monday, Reynolds said the agency will retain a third-party auditor to look […]

Nurse's testimony to banking royal commission sobering comment on finance sector

Nurse's testimony to banking royal commission sobering comment on finance sector

Today, the McDowalls are still renting and working harder than ever just to repurchase a home to live in in retirement. Any Australian considering taking out financial advice should first read McDowall’s testimony to the commission. “I’m quite an educated person and I feel that when you go for advice, it’s a bit like you […]

BRIEF-Kuwait Finance House Q1 Profit Rises

BRIEF-Kuwait Finance House Q1 Profit Rises

April 29 (Reuters) – KUWAIT FINANCE HOUSE: * Q1 NET PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS 44 MILLION DINARS VERSUS 38.6 MILLION DINARS YEAR AGO * Q1 TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE 189.1 MILLION DINARS VERSUS 168.6 MILLION DINARS YEAR AGO Source: (bit.ly/2vVvfFT) Further company coverage: Source link

TPG, Carlyle Lead Over $1.9 Billion Round in Baidu's Finance Arm

TPG, Carlyle Lead Over $1.9 Billion Round in Baidu's Finance Arm

Baidu Inc. has raised more than $1.9 billion for its newly spun-off financial services division from TPG, Carlyle Group and other investors, creating one of China’s best-funded fintech companies. Taikang Group and other backers also joined the funding round for the newly formed company, which will be called “Du Xiaoman Financial” and use artificial intelligence […]

Draghi, Carney to Study Brexit Finance Risks, But Don't Expect a Fix

Draghi, Carney to Study Brexit Finance Risks, But Don't Expect a Fix

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have been drafted in to study the threats that Brexit poses to financial services. Just don’t expect this “technical working group” to save the day. Brexit’s potential to disrupt trillions of dollars of derivatives contracts and tens of millions of insurance policies has emerged as a […]