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Gazprom nearly doubles its 2007 investment program to $29 Bln (Interfax)
MOSCOW. June 1 (Interfax) - Gazprom's (RST: GAZP) Board of Directors has again changed its investment program for 2007 with regard for this year's deals, namely the purchase of a controlling block of shares in Sakhalin-2, Mosenergo (RTS: MSNG) and Beltransgaz.
Are bonds worth including in my investment portfolio? (The Indianapolis Star)
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Australia's Professional Investment Holdings Mulls IPO (Nasdaq)
SYDNEY -(Dow Jones)- Australia's Professional Investment Holdings said Friday it has appointed Macquarie Equity Capital Markets to help it examine options for the future, including a possible initial public offering.
Svyazinvest announces higher capital investment (RosBusinessConsulting)
RBC, 01.06.2007, Moscow 12:21:09. Capital investment of companies forming Svyazinvest (excluding MGTS and Kostroma GTS) under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) climbed 21.1 percent to RUR4.323bn (approx.
Investment spurs 3% growth in euro-area economy (Market Watch)
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- A surge in investment drove a 3% improvement in the euro-area's economy during the first quarter, according to statistics released Friday.
Europe's Economy Grows 0.6%, Led by Investment Surge (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
June 1 (Bloomberg) -- Europe's economy grew at three times the pace of U.S. growth in the first quarter as investment by companies surged the most in a decade, countering a drop in consumer spending.
Tianjin's Binhai Industrial Zone Absorbs $26 Billion Investment, an Industrial Info News Alert (SYS-CON Media)
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (SugarLand, Texas). The new industrial zone in Tianjin, a major city to the eastof Beijing in China, has absorbed investment of $25.97 billion to build aseries of petrochemical projects, including a refinery, ethylene andpolyolefin plants.
American Science and Engineering, Inc. to Present on June 6, 2007 at the Stephens, Inc. Spring Investment Conference (FinanzNachrichten)
American Science ( Nachrichten ) and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E ® ), a leader in X-ray detection technology, will present on June 6, 2007 at the Stephens, Inc. Spring Investment Conference.
Europe's Growth Outpaces the U.S., Led by Investment (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
June 1 (Bloomberg) -- Europe's economy grew at three times the pace of the U.S. in the first quarter as investment by companies surged the most in a decade, countering a drop in consumer spending.
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Plans To Offer 1.6 Mln Common Shares - Stock To Watch (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Thursday, after the closing bell, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) plans to offer 1.6 million common shares through an underwritten public offering. WRIT projects to grant the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase an additional 240,000 common shares.
SA sees mine investment improvement 1st June 2007 (Platinum today)
There has been a marked improvement in investment in South African mines, the country's Minerals and Energy Minister has claimed.
Charleston Southern denies responsibility in Parish investment scandal (The Post and Courier)
Charleston Southern University has denied any responsibility in the Al Parish investment collapse, according to court filings in a civil suit against the school.
Euro Area Economy Expands Strongly In Q1, Aided By Investment Growth (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Euro area economy recorded brisk growth in the first quarter, helped by strong growth in investment, official data revealed Friday. Meanwhile, consumer spending declined.
Investment programme proves successful (Startups)
A government-backed project which helps young companies prepare to seek out investment is proving very successful, it has been claimed. The gateway2investment (g2i) programme was launched in 2005 with the backing of the London Development Agency.
Home Capital Group introduces new chief investment officer (Investment Executive)
Home Capital Group Inc. announced on Friday that Jason P. Donville has joined the firm as chief investment officer.
Record' private investment in SA (Adelaide Now)
THE "first wave of the boom has hit us" with private capital investment in South Australia at a record high, Premier Mike Rann says.
Everlast agrees to be bought by investment group for $146M (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - Everlast Worldwide Inc. said Friday it agreed to be bought by a New York-based investment group for more than $146 million in cash, putting the iconic boxing and sporting goods maker into...
Everlast agrees to be bought by investment group for $146 million (The York Dispatch)
NEW YORK -- Everlast Worldwide Inc. said Friday it agreed to be bought by a New York-based investment group for more than $146 million in cash, putting the iconic boxing and sporting goods maker into private hands.
Resolve Technology Real Estate Investment Software Experts to Speak at RealComm Boston 2007 (SYS-CON Media)
Who: Resolve Technology (www.resolvetech.com), the leading provider of real estate investment management solutions, today announced executive participation at RealComm Boston 2007 (www.realcomm.com), the leading event for executives in the commercial real estate industry to discuss, analyze and debate the latest innovations.
Ecuador's 4-Mo Local And Foreign Investment Falls To $194.9 Million (Nasdaq)
QUITO -(Dow Jones)- Ecuador's local and foreign investment, excluding the important oil sector, fell 79% to $194.9 million between January and April from $949.84 million registered in the same period of last year, the Superintendency of Companies said Friday.
Investment bank fortunes tied to credit market, analyst says (Market Watch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The corporate credit market should stay strong enough for investment banks to continue their bullish run through the traditionally slow summer months, Jeff Harte, an analyst at Sandler O'Neill, wrote in a note to clients on Friday.
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust plans stock sale (BizJournals)
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is planning to sell 1.6 million common shares in a public offering.
CPP Investment Board boss more than doubled annual compensation to $2.4M (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board more than doubled the compensation of its chief executive in its latest fiscal year, to almost $2.4 million.
Grand jury asked to look at investment case (The State)
Securities investigators from Attorney General Henry McMaster’s office asked Friday for the S.C. Grand Jury to take over the investigation of an alleged bogus investment scheme.
Qatar, Pakistan sign agreement for $2 billion worth investment (Khaleej Times)
ISLAMABAD — Qatar here yesterday signed several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the government for $2 billion worth new investment in Pakistan, the prime minister's adviser on finance, economic affairs and revenue division Dr Salman Shah said.
Moog to Present at Stephens Inc. Spring Investment Conference on June 7, 2007 (SYS-CON Media)
Moog Inc. announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bob Banta and Controller Don Fishback will present at the Stephens Inc. Investment Conference on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 11:40 a.m. EST. For those who would like to listen to the presentation, it will be available via webcast beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Please access the webpage at:
Investment returns money, friendship to local women (Bangor Daily News)
On the fourth Wednesday evening of each month, a group of 15 gray-haired women gather at the Old Town-Orono YMCA. They bypass the swimming pool and locker rooms and meet around a table in an empty room to chat — about investment strategies.
Newark is forming agency for investment (The Star-Ledger)
The Newark City Council voted yesterday to form a new nonprofit agency to draw private investment into the city.
Vietnam Partner assures PM of further US investment (Nhan Dan)
The US-based Vietnam Partner Group’s top executives pledged investment in Vietnam and sought the Government’s help in smoothing the path for their plan during their meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on June 1.
New index investment method promises more (Independent Online)
Local investment manager Plexus, in partnership with a United States-based investment group, has launched a fundamental index investment that could enhance returns on the Top 40 shares on the JSE by more than five percentage points a year.
The Case for Conditioning Federal Infrastructure Investment on State Land and Water Planning (RedNova)
By Babbitt, Bruce Federal water policy encompasses both investment in capital improvement projects and resource development, and environmental protection and preservation, resulting in continuing tension.
Emaar-MGF plan $12 bn India investment (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The joint venture between Dubai-based construction major Emaar and MGF of India, which has announced an integrated township near Chandigarh, are targeting an investment of $12 billion in India over the next five years.
Emaar JV $12bn Indian investment (AME Info)
Emaar-MGF, a joint venture of Dubai-based Emaar Properties and India's MBF Developments, plans to invest over $12bn in Indian projects over the next four to five years, according to the Financial Express. Of that, $3m-4m would come from foreign direct investment, MD Shravan Gupta told the newspaper.
China, India, globalized finance, banking, tech, real estate, investment, outsourcing, law (cmi santiago)
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Emaar-MGF plan $12 bn India investment (Calcutta News)
The joint venture between Dubai-based construction major Emaar and MGF of India, which has announced an integrated township near Chandigarh, are targeting an investment of $12 billion in India over the next five years.
Emaar-MGF plan $12 bn India investment (New Kerala)
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, June 2: The joint venture between Dubai-based construction major Emaar and MGF of India, which has announced an integrated township near Chandigarh, are targeting an investment of $12 billion in India over the next five years.
Investment calendar (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
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UK investment in India 'way too little' (Daily Telegraph)
Investment by British companies in India is "way, way below" what it should be, according to one of the country's most senior politicians.
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Investment Dar gets Madar offers (AME Info)
Kuwait's Investment Dar has reported receiving interest from both inside and outside the country for its 61.28% stake in subsidiary Al Madar Investment and Finance, Reuters reported. The names of the interested parties were not revealed.
Forsa offers first investment (AME Info)
Forsa, a UAE-based investment company for women, will offer a real estate project to its customers later this month. A minimum Dhs1m is required. It will be the first project for the company that was set up by Dubai World.
Senior Spectrum to host June 13 investment workshop (Capital Weekly)
HALLOWELL — Senior Spectrum at the Cohen Community Center will be hosting a free workshop entitled “Invest Smart!†to be held at from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the center on Town Farm Road. The workshop focuses on spotting questionable investment practices and investment scams that are of particular relevance to older investors, but is open to all.
competing with China, India: globalized wealth, investment, banking, finance, wealth, law (cmi santiago)
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FORSA launches its first real estate project to kick start investment opportunities for women (Mena Report)
FORSA, the investment company dedicated to women investors, has announced that it is now offering its first wave of investment projects starting with a major real estate venture to be launched this month.
European Islamic Investment Bank plc Appointments in Bahrain and London (MENAFN)
European Islamic Investment Bank plc Appointments in Bahrain and London
How much is your investment portfolio costing you? (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Research shows that investors' portfolios rarely realize the investment returns of the S&P 500 Index.
FORSA launches its first real estate project to kick start investment opportunities for women (Mena Report)
FORSA, the investment company dedicated to women investors, has announced that it is now offering its first wave of investment projects starting with a major real estate venture to be launched this month.
Fixed-asset investment up (Bangkok Post)
Fixed-asset investment by listed companies rose 0.5% in the first quarter from the year before, according to the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Listed firms invested 84 billion baht in fixed assets in the quarter, led by the resources and industrials group although some other industry groups cut back.
A hybrid formula entices investment funds (FT.com via Yahoo! News)
In August 2005, Blue Harbour Group, a small fund based in Connecticut, began buying shares in Laidlaw (NYSE:LI), operator of America's largest fleet of yellow school buses and Greyhound coaches.
EUR 300 M – Millennium BCP investment plans in Romania until 2011 (Nine O'Clock)
Lisbon – The Portuguese bank Millennium BCP has restated its investment plans in Romania, where it will allot EUR 300 M in the development of a network consisting of 100 branches until 2011, according to Thomson Financial, cited by AFX agency, and told by Mediafax.