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    U.S. GDP, Initial Jobless Claims, Home Sales

    What to Watch: The U.S. probably grew an annualized 2.7 percent in the fourth quarter. U.S. initial jobless claims probably rose to 323,000 in the week ended March 22 from 320,000 the previous week. Click here to view the entire article.

    Advent to Target $2 Bln for Next LatAm Fund

    Advent International Corp., which has invested in Latin America since 1996, will likely seek about $2 billion for its next fund focused on the region, according to two people familiar with the situation. Click here to read the entire article.

    Hedge Funds Trade Ukraine Debt, Russian Bonds

    Carlyle Group LP’s Emerging Sovereign Group LLC, Greylock Capital Management LLC, LNG Capital LLP and GoldenTree Asset Management LP are unearthing opportunities from currency trades, Ukrainian sovereign and corporate debt to Russian bond investments as Russian president Vladimir Putin ratchets up tensions with the U.S. and its allies over the annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Click here to view [...]

    German Ifo, U.K. Inflation, Hungary, Draghi

    WHAT TO WATCH: Germany’s Ifo business climate index may have declined for the first time in five months. Click here to view the entire article.

    Some Municipalities Miss California Comeback

    Placentia, a Los Angeles suburb with median home prices 34 percent above the state level, is struggling for fiscal survival amid a California renaissance led by Governor Jerry Brown. Click here to view the entire article.

    Metals and Mining – Free Download

    Click below to download our special Brief on Metals and Mining. Click here to download full complimentary issue.

    U.S. House Prices, Consumer Confidence

    WHAT TO WATCH: U.S. house prices probably rose 0.6 percent in January after a 0.8 percent climb in December. Click here to view the entire article.

    Hill Eyes Bond, Loan to Refinance Second Lien

    Hill International may refinance a 7.5 percent second-lien loan with a term loan or its inaugural bond offering this year, said company President David Richter. Click HERE for more details.

    Obamacare Shuffles Health Insurance Market Share

    A snapshot of Obamacare enrollment in seven states suggests the law hasn’t significantly increased competition in health insurance markets, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported. Click here to view the entire article.

    Mars to Make Only ‘Green’ M&Ms by 2040

    Mars Inc. says it’s responsible for the origins of every morsel that goes into its Snickers bars and every electron that powers its operations. Click here to view the entire article.

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