Two little bits of not-bad news today:
Some Central Bankers See Turning Point [WSJ]
Some central bankers say a turning point "could be near as massive fiscal-stimulus packages, low interest rates and cheaper energy prices bolster prospects for growth."
Light at the end of the tunnel? [The Deal]
Meanwhile, two studies hint at signs of life in the middle market.
Hiring plans, or firing plans? [MarketWatch]
A net 2 percent of financial companies plan to hire next quarter, says Manpower.
A Quick Look at the Bear Exodus a Year After J.P. Morgan Deal [WSJ]
Smith Barney losing nearly 80 reps a week [InvestmentNews]
Selling them on your vision [NY Daily News]
Raising money for your new company requires a solid pitch.
Calling All Student Entrepreneurs: Highland Capital Wants You [TechCrunch]
No Bonuses for Most at UniCredit [WSJ]
UBS Internal Asian Memo: Management Appointments [Deal Journal]
Moelis & Company Announces Mark Hootnick has Joined as a Managing Director [Moelis via BW]
Credit Suisse Executive Named Swiss Re Chairman [NY Times]
Deutsche M&A chief Manas leaves [The Deal]