Lawmakers authorize probe of Iowa Finance Authority after Jamison firing

Lawmakers authorize probe of Iowa Finance Authority after Jamison firing

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate has authorized an independent investigation to look into the financial dealings of the Iowa Finance Authority and allegations of sexual impropriety involving David Jamison during the seven years the served as the agency’s executive director before he was fired by Gov. Kim Reynolds for allegedly harassing female employees. ”As […]

Threat to finance industry averted at eleventh hour

Yesterday, the UK government accepted Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge’s proposals for the British Overseas Territories, such as the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, to publish beneficial ownership details of all companies registered within their jurisdiction, which will reveal who actually owns assets. But another proposed amendment – New Clause 14 – to […]

Overpaid, over-important and over-gearedThe flaws in finance

Overpaid, over-important and over-gearedThe flaws in finance

BUSINESS school graduates do not all want to work in investment banking these days. The industry does not have the same kind of cachet it did before Lehman Brothers went bust. Still, 31% of those who left Harvard Business School last year went into financial services. That made it easily the most popular sector, as […]

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 […]

98th District House candidates file campaign finance reports

98th District House candidates file campaign finance reports

The five Republicans and one Democrat running for the 98th District in the Ohio House of Representatives filed their pre-primary campaign finance reports with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office on Thursday. Jon Baker TimesReporter.com staff writer @jbakerTRStaff Reporter The five Republicans and one Democrat running for the 98th District in the Ohio […]

Tanzania asks bank to finance hydropower project in heritage site

Tanzania asks bank to finance hydropower project in heritage site

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania has approached the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal population, despite concerns from conservationists. The East African nation considers the project at Stiegler’s Gorge in the UNESCO-designated Selous Game Reserve to be vital in its […]

Weekend catchup — this week's personal finance headlines

Weekend catchup — this week's personal finance headlines

FT reporters April 27, 2018 Print this page Seven UK banks targeted by co-ordinated cyber attack Seven of the UK’s biggest banks including Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco Bank were forced to reduce operations or shut down entire systems following a cyber attack last year using software which can be rented for as […]

Finance committee members say Portland school budget is still too high

Finance committee members say Portland school budget is still too high

Two members of the City Council’s finance committee said Thursday that the Portland school budget is still too high, urging the school board to provide more detailed information on programming and staffing to argue its case for the $112 million proposed budget. “Portland supports education, but for me, I think the overall tax rate is […]

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