The rally was much milder than the “Occupy” protests that ended in mid-December, and fell well short of the 50,000 participants that organizers had promised.
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s upgraded view that growth in the world’s biggest economy is “solid”, and so capable of withstanding an interest rate rise this year, will be put to the test by U.S. jobs data this week.
The new head of Saudi Arabia’s securities regulator said the kingdom remained on track to open its 0 billion stock market to direct foreign investment in the first half of this year. Mohammed Al-Jadaan, founding partner at law firm Al-Jadaan & Partners in Riyadh, was named head of the Capital Market Authority in a cabinet resuffle by King Salman on Thursday. He replaced Mohammed bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh, who also had a lawyer’s background. “I look forward to increasing the number of listed companies…The stock market needs a larger number of listed firms to cope up with the huge size of the Saudi economy…The CMA will exert all possible efforts to go ahead with improvement.” As a lawyer, Jadaan worked on Islamic finance in Saudi Arabia and advised international investment banks on regulatory and structuring issues, focusing on complex litigation, mediation and strategic advice, according to his law firm’s website.
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the National Football League’s most valuable player for 2014 at a ceremony Saturday night in Phoenix, Ariz.