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Football: Wenger confident he can win regardless of investment (AFP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Arsene Wenger expects Arsenal's youngsters to underline why he is happy to build a team without major investment by producing another display of their precocious talent against Portsmouth on Sunday.
Iraq in foreign investment push (Calcutta News)
Iraqi vice-president, Dr Adel Abdul Mehdi, says his government is trying to attract foreign investment to the country.
Investment earnings on taxes sets record (The State)
Investment income on taxes paid by Richland County residents set a record at $5.3 million last year, county treasurer David Adams announced Friday. The previous years earnings on the county general fund were $3.3 million, which was the previous record, according to a news release. It helps every taxpayer when investment earnings can be used to pay county expenses or to build rainy day fund ...
Pay at Investment Banks Eclipses All Private Jobs by a Factor of 10 (New York Times)
Investment banking paid an average weekly wage of $8,367, compared with $841 for all private sector jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a report issued Thursday.
Collinsville predicts gain from stadium investment (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
COLLINSVILLE — Revenue from the city's portion of the proposed soccer stadium project would almost double its investment, according to "positive" financial estimates released by officials Friday.
City forum will address investment (Kane County Chronicle)
BATAVIA – Batavians for Clean Energy and Conservation next week will host a public information forum to address the city of Batavia’s investment in the Prairie State Energy Campus.
Citibank Bahrain launches combined time deposit and investment account (AME Info)
Citibank, a member of Citi has launched a time deposit and investment bundle that offers guaranteed returns on time deposits, together with a choice of 100 per cent Capital Protected Notes or Mutual Funds.
County lauded again; we're named one of top sites for new investment (Sarnia Observer)
Less than a week after Sarnia was ranked the most livable city in Ontario, Sarnia-Lambton has been named one of Canada's top 10 for new project investment.
Six of the best to take investment challenge (The Scotsman: Business)
SIX of Scotland's top investment managers will pit their skills against one another from next weekend when the Scottish Investment Challenge, supported by Scotland on Sunday, kicks off.
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Investment advisers upbeat on market (The News-Press)
Investment advisers are shaking off recent market volatility and most expect U.S.
CII delegation to Taiwan to explore investment opportunities (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): A Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation under the leadership of Gopal Srinivasan, Director, TVS Electronics Limited will embark on a business trip to the Taiwan from September 2 - 4, 2007 to explore investment opportunities. The visit of the delegation will coincide with the 'Invest India Mission' to Taiwan. The 10-member business delegation will ...
Greece Property Investment Soaring Following Major Infrastructure Improvements (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Thanks to improved communications and transport networks, the Greek islands are experiencing tremendous growth in Greece property investment.
Former investment brokers must repay $11.7 million (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Two Rochester investment brokers are ordered to pay back nearly $12 million each for violating the Security and Exchange Act. A final judgment was issued Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Telesca against Mark Palazzo and Edward Tackaberry.
Greece Property Investment Soaring Following Major Infrastructure Improvements (PRWeb)
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A short course on college investment accounts (Seattle Times)
Here are summaries of two college investment accounts, the 529 and Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). The 529 A 529 is a college...
HPCL plans Rs 400cr investment for new lube (Business Standard India)
State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) will upgrade its lubricant making facility in Mumbai with an investment of Rs 400 crore in a bid to produce new range of lubricants and oil.
Gulf International Investment Company to move offices to Harbour Towers at Bahrain Financial Harbour (AME Info)
In a significant indication of the continued enthusiasm among local and regional companies to be part of the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) business community, the Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company (BFHHC) today announced that Gulf International Investment Company, a consortium of Bahraini and GCC businessmen based in the Kingdom, has committed to move its offices to the Harbour Towers.
Recent Pacts On Investment Ward Off Security Fears Over IDR, Says Ghani (Bernama)
JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 2 (Bernama) -- The agreements inked last week paving the way for the single largest foreign investment of RM4.1 billion in the Iskandar Development Region (IDR) in Johor are testimony to the confidence foreign investors have in the government's commitment to handle security in the IDR, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said today.
Average pay in investment banking is 10 times that elsewhere (International Herald Tribune)
Investment banking paid an average weekly wage of $8,367, compared with $841 for all private sector jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a routine report.
Abu Dhabi Commercial buys into Dubai investment bank (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
ABU DHABI, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank , the emirate's second largest lender, has bought a stake in a Dubai investment bank with operations in Britain for $51 million as part of plans to expand outside the United Arab Emirates.
New investment policy welcome (Otago Daily Times)
WELLINGTON: The Government’s about-turn on overseas investment helping New Zealand businesses grow overseas rather than luring foreign cash to boost enterprise here is worthy and sensible, but only deals with a tiny part of the problem.
GenSan pushes 3-year investment promotion plan (Sun Star)
THE City Government has started crafting a three-year comprehensive investment promotion plan to further enhance the locality's business climate, officials said.
Investment banks need to scale up (FT.com via Yahoo! News)
One thing this spectacular boom in mergers and acquisitions has been lacking is investment banking deals.
Analysts: Credit woes to hit investment banking (BizJournals)
Bank of America Corp. and Wachovia Corp. have both become big players in the debt capital markets, underwriting and issuing tens of billions of dollars worth of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities and other products each year through their investment-banking units.
Japan Capital Investment Drops (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Japan's corporate capital investment fell for the first time in over four years during the most recent quarter, largely due to a cutback in spending in the leasing industry, a survey by the Ministry of Finance showed Monday.
Investment bank joining competitive market in Twin Cities (BizJournals)
A Dallas-based investment bank is opening a regional office in the Twin Cities.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Reportedly Intends To Bid For 49% Stake In Auckland International Airport (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Monday, The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reportedly said that it intends to submit a proposal to buy 49% stake in Auckland International Airport Ltd. The board has also confirmed that it has largely completed its due diligence of Auckland International Airport and is currently considering its options regarding the specifics of a formal proposal, reports indicated.
Japan business investment slumps; analysts question survey method (Market Watch)
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Japanese business investment declined in the second quarter, marking the first contraction in four years and raising concern that the economy could slow.
Foreign direct investment in Armenia increases 77% in 1H (Interfax)
YEREVAN. Sept 3 (Interfax) - Foreign investment in Armenia rose 37.2% year-on-year in the first half of 2007, to $245 million, with foreign direct investment (FDI) jumping 76.7% to $152.5 million.
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CII team in Taiwan to explore investment in Indian special economic zones (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Sept.3 (ANI): Coinciding with the 'Invest India Mission' to Taiwan, a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) business delegation led by Gopal Srinivasan, Director, TVS Electronics Limited, is currently in Taiwan on a three-day visit to project India as an attractive investment destination. The eleven-member team is exploring possibilities of Taiwanese investments in Indian ...
Japanese investment level drops (BBC News)
Capital investment levels by Japanese firms fell in the second quarter, raising worries of a wider slowdown.
U.K.'s Synapse Investment Management Shuts ABS Fund (Nasdaq)
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- U.K.-based asset manager Synapse Investment Management LLP has closed its high grade asset-backed securities fund, citing "severe illiquidity in the market," the company said in a statement on its Web site Monday.
China among top reformers in APEC in reducing investment barriers (People's Daily)
China is among the top reformers in the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in removing barriers to investment, boosting greater economic growth in the country, says a research report released in Sydney Monday. "It is th ...
Japan's capital investment posts first fall in 17 quarters (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Capital investment by Japanese companies fell in the three months to June for the first time in 17 quarters, raising fears for the economy as a whole as the service industry faltered, data showed Monday.
Japan's capital investment posts first fall in 17 quarters (TODAYonline)
Japanese businessmen cross a street in Tokyo, May 2007. Capital investment by Japanese companies fell in the three months to June for the first time in 17 quarters, raising fears for the economy as a whole as the service industry faltered, data has shown.
Japan capital investment drops (India Daily)
Japan's corporate capital investment fell for the first time in over four years during the most recent quarter, largely due to a cutback in spending in the leasing industry, a survey by the Ministry of Finance showed today.
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Nigeria: Foreign Investment Inflow Still Low - DFID (AllAfrica.com)
The total amount of foreign investment that flows into Nigeria annually is still insignificant compared to what goes into other countries across the world, the Department for International Development has said.
Japanese Capital Investment Falls (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Japan's corporate capital investment fell for the first time in over four years during the most recent quarter, largely due to a cutback in spending in the leasing industry, a survey by the Ministry of Finance showed Monday.
GenSan pushes 3-year investment promotion plan (Sun Star)
THE City Government has started crafting a three-year comprehensive investment promotion plan to further enhance the locality's business climate, officials said.
Ukraine miners protest, demanding investment, new CEO (Mining Journal)
Miners went on strike at a Ukrainian coal-mining company, accusing the government of low investment and protesting against a new chief executive officer.
View of the day: Investment banks (FT.com via Yahoo! News)
Investors are increasingly pricing the investment banks on the assumption of a global economic slowdown, says Huw van Steenis at Morgan Stanley (AMEX:MWD).
More Mideast-China investment 'hampered by culture' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Greater investment between the Middle East and China is being hampered by a lack of understanding between the two cultures, a conference in the United Arab Emirates heard on Monday.
Smart Growth Resource Library: Natural Capital Investment Fund (Smart Growth Online)
The Conservation Fund's Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) provides debt and equity financing to small and emerging natural resource-based businesses that will advance sustainable economic development throughout North Carolina, Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia. NCIF's business clients are predominately located in economically distressed rural communities and are ...
Australia's Economy Grows More-Than-Expected 0.9% on Investment (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Australia's economy expanded faster than expected in the second quarter as business investment surged. Gross domestic product rose 0.9 percent from the first quarter, when it advanced 1.6 percent, the Bureau of Statistics said in Sydney today.
Spotlight on Barriers to Investment in APEC Region (Scoop.co.nz)
Australian Minister for Trade, Warren Truss, today released a report on investment in member economies of the APEC region. Reducing Behind-the-Border Barriers to Investment has been prepared for the APEC Investment Expert Group by the Canberra-based Centre for International Economics.
Iluka Resources Announces Underwritten Dividend Re-Investment Plan (ILU.AX, 00756159, 20070904) (Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Iluka Resources announced entering into an agreement with ABN AMRO Rothschild to fully underwrite the dividend re-investment plan for the 2007 interim dividend payable on 19 October 2007. The 2007 interim dividend payable is 10 cent per ordinary share, making the total amount payable $23.78m. The dividend is fully franked. Shareholders will need to elect to participate in the Plan by 2 October ...
Vast Investment Potential In Sarawak's Renewable Resources (Bernama)
KUCHING, Sept 4 (Bernama) -- Sarawak, which will embark on developing its central region through the Regional Corridor of Development Authority next year, wants investors and financial banking institutions to respond to the vast investment opportunities, especially in the field of renewable resources.