Tag: Wall Street

Swiss bank UBS has attracted $1.5 billion to its new global infrastructure fund. "John Fraser, chairman and chief executive office of the UBS AG's funds arm, said ... he was encouraged by the demand from long-term institutional investors, including p Read More

Harvard's Ed Glaeser, also a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and Wharton's Joseph Gyourko have an (free registration required) of the likely futility of proposed government efforts to stop the slide in housing prices. The profs specifically Read More

As E.J. notes in the post below this one, Gov. Paterson says he thinks Wall Street bonuses could be down as much as 60 percent, higher than his budget office's expected 43 percent decline. To put this estimate in perspective: after the tech bubble Read More

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma) held its . Speakers' outlooks on the financial industry bode poorly for New York's economy. "I think we will see a lot more cost cutting," said Toos Daruvala, director of banking an Read More

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli has on Wall Street out, and it isn't pretty. One piece of information shows just how New York -- City and State -- grew dangerously dependent on an ever-growing Wall Street over the past three decades. In 1981, b Read More

In response to the Occupy Wall Street protest, a pair of Democratic state lawmakers from New York City is repeating some flagrantly inaccurate data about taxes in New York State. In an at Huffington Post, Senator Daniel Squadron of Brooklyn Read More

Someone asked Mayor Bloomberg what he thinks of Occupy Wall Street, and : What they're trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city. They're trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good fo Read More

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