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BRIEF-Konecranes says total holding of Blackrock Inc risen above 10 pct

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BRIEF-Konecranes says total holding of Blackrock Inc risen above 10 pct. (Reuters) - Konecranes Abp:. * RECEIVED NOTIFICATION ACCORDING TO WHICH TOTAL HOLDING OF BLACKROCK, INC. IN CO'S SHARES AND VOTES HAS RISEN ABOVE 10 PERCENT. * ON APRIL 19, 2018, BLACKROCK'S TOTAL HOLDING THROUGH SHARES AND VOTES AMOUNTED TO 10.48 PERCENT OF CO'S SHARES AND VOTES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:. Next Article. Walmart could buy controlling stake in Flipkart as early as next week - sources.

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BlackRock's Mateos y Lago Confident on Equities With Earnings 'Dynamism'

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BlackRock's Mateos y Lago Confident on Equities With Earnings 'Dynamism'. Apr.20 -- Isabelle Mateos y Lago, chief multi-asset strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, discusses earnings growth relative to trade and market volatility. She speaks with Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." What to read next.

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BlackRock wants regulators to address unequal voting rights

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'BOSTON, April 19 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc on Thursday called on securities regulators to set international standards for shareholder voting rights, suggesting they resolve one of the thorniest debates in corporate governance.', "The world's largest asset manager made the call in a letter to index provider MSCI, which had sought comments about a proposal it is considering to adjust the index weighting of stocks like Facebook Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc to account for their unequal voting structures.", 'Instead, "we believe that policymakers, not index providers, should set corporate governance standards," it stated in the letter, signed by BlackRock Vice Chairman Barbara Novick and posted on the firm\'s website. Since last year a number of high-profile technology firms, including Spotify Technology SA, Dropbox Inc and Snap Inc, have listed shares with a voting structure that gives lopsided decision-making power to insiders.', 'According to the Council of Institutional Investors, among 124 IPOs in 2017, 23 had unequal voting rights, although some would give outside investors more voting power over time.'

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Swiss Franc Weakens Below Key Level as BlackRock Stays Short

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'The franc weakened past 1.20 per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency, providing relief to the nation’s policy makers who have been battling an overvalued exchange rate for the past decade.', 'The Swiss currency fell as much as 0.13% to 1.2001 per euro, its weakest since January 2015, when the SNB shocked currency markets with its decision to discard the 1.2000 cap.', 'Earlier Thursday, Bloomberg reported that BlackRock Inc. is betting that the franc will extend this month’s worst performance among Group-of-10 currencies.'

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Wednesday, April 18


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BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc. Announces Final Results of Tender Offer

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'The Fund will purchase the Shares it has accepted for payment as promptly as practicable.', 'Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements and future results could differ materially from historical performance.', "With respect to the Fund, the following factors, among others, could cause actual events to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: (1) changes and volatility in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment, foreign exchange rates or financial and capital markets, which could result in changes in demand for the Fund or in the Fund's net asset value; (2) the relative and absolute investment performance of the Fund and its investments; (3) the impact of increased competition; (4) the unfavorable resolution of any legal proceedings; (5) the extent and timing of any distributions or share repurchases; (6) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; (7) the impact of legislative and regulatory actions and reforms, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and regulatory, supervisory or enforcement actions of government agencies relating to a Fund or BlackRock, as applicable; (8) terrorist activities, international hostilities and natural disasters, which may adversely affect the general economy, domestic and local financial and capital markets, specific industries or BlackRock; (9) BlackRock's ability to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (10) the impact of BlackRock electing to provide support to its products from time to time; (11) the impact of problems at other financial institutions or the failure or negative performance of products at other financial institutions; (12) continued implementation of the Fund's discount management program and board approval of any subsequent repurchases pursuant to the discount management program, and the method of execution thereof; and (13) changes to the expected discount threshold percentage or share repurchase amounts pursuant to the Fund's discount management program.", 'View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180418006639/en/. What to read next.'

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BlackRock Inc (INX:BLK) social chatter is higher than usual

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David Hogg tells Twitter followers to boycott BlackRock and Vanguard Meanwhile, in real news today, the #Louisiana House overwhelmingly voted down several #GunControl measures. Way to go Louisiana! #Hogg not happy 😂 #GW #MAGA #2ADefenders #MolonLabe https://t.co/XN7sMWUdi1
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J.P. Morgan Collaborates with BlackRock to Launch New ESG Suite of Indices: The J.P. Morgan ESG Index (JESG)

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'The idea for the index was conceived in collaboration with BlackRock to address growing demand from bond investors looking for a benchmark that targets emerging market (EM) issuers with strong ESG practices.', 'The new index is independently managed by J.P. Morgan and will cater to investors looking to gradually incorporate ESG and responsible investing in their overall fixed income investment strategies by anchoring its methodology around the bank’s widely used flagship indices such as the EMBI, GBI-EM and the CEMBI.', 'Gloria Kim, Head of the Global Index Research Group at J.P. Morgan added, “Responsible investing is becoming the cornerstone of many of our clients’ strategies and having access to a proper global fixed income benchmark that integrates ESG is essential.', 'These newly calculated JESG index scores will be systematically applied to determine the new ESG weights in the index, and issuers with better ESG scores will have their weights increased relative to their baseline index weights.'

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Parkland Survivor Wants Investors to Boycott BlackRock and Vanguard

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'Parkland Survivor Wants Investors to Boycott BlackRock and Vanguard. FortuneApril 18, 2018.', 'David Hogg, the Parkland student who has become a leading activist on gun legislation, is taking two big investment firms to task for their holdings in gun companies.', 'Via Twitter, Hogg called for boycotts of BlackRock blk and The Vanguard Group, which own large percentages of firearms manufacturers Storm Ruger and American Outdoor Brands.', 'That boycott resulted in several advertisers leaving the Fox News host’s show. While not addressing Hogg’s tweets directly, BlackRock said it plans to create new funds that will not include gun manufacturers and plans to hold discussions with those companies about their business.'

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David Hogg tells Twitter followers to boycott BlackRock and Vanguard

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— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 17, 2018. BlackRock, Invesco (IVZ) and Vanguard are the top three institutional holders of American Outdoor Brands (AOBC), the parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers. Vanguard offers the FTSE Social Index Fund, which screens companies based on social and environmental criteria, excluding gun manufacturers. In a statement to Yahoo Finance, a Vanguard spokesperson said the firm “shares many individuals’ concerns about public safety and firearm access and hopes that policymakers take appropriate action to protect Americans from gun violence. We believe that boards and managements of gun manufacturers should disclose and reduce the risks associated with gun violence and the ongoing national debate on gun safety and control.

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BlackRock Sanguine About Opportunities for Equities and Earnings

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Kate Moore, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, discusses earnings season and the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy. She speaks with Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance. " ...

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