Israel binary options ban passes first vote in parliament
TEL AVIV, June 26 Israel's parliament on Monday gave initial approval to a law banning locally-based firms selling binary options overseas by online trading.
TOKYO Aug 1 Nomura Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest investment banking and brokerage group, said it would aim for earnings per share of 100 yen (97 US cents) by the business year ending March 2020, compared with a previously set goal of 50 yen by March 2016.
The higher target demonstrates Nomura's resolve to keep growing after enjoying a spike in stock-trading commission last year during a market rally sparked by economic growth pledges from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Nomura is under pressure from shareholders to make the most of "Abenomics" and increase the amount of client assets it manages, even as its traditional customer base shrinks while Japan's population ages.
Nomura said it will aim to grow its retail client assets to 150 trillion yen by the 2019/20 business year from 95 trillion yen at end-June.
Shares of Nomura closed 0.12 percent higher ahead of the outlook announcement, compared with a 0.63 percent decline in the Nikkei benchmark index. ($1 = 102.9800 Japanese Yen) (Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Christopher Cushing)
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) SAO PAULO, June 26 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Defaults Ratings (IDRs), Support Ratings (SRs), Support Rating Floors (SRFs) and National ratings of Banco da Amazonia S.A. (BdA). Fitch does not assign Viability ratings to the entity because of their development bank status. The Outlooks of the Long-Term IDRs and National Rating remain Negative. A full list of rating actions is provid