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Ekuinas maps out investment strategy (The Edge Daily)
KUALA LUMPUR: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) is planning a three to seven year investment horizon as it seeks companies with strong operations and profit track record but needs capital to grow further.
Investment-Grade Bonds Asia’s ‘Sweet Spot,’ Morgan Stanley Says (Bloomberg)
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Investment-grade Asian corporate bonds are a safe haven for investors amid stock market turbulence and uncertainty about the region’s economic recovery, according to Morgan Stanley.
Georgian 2009 Foreign Investment May Recover, Exceed $2 Billion (Bloomberg)
Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Foreign investment in Georgia will start to recover this month from the effects of the global economic slump and last year’s war with Georgia and may exceed $2 billion for the year, the economic development minister said.
Beijing lifts quota on foreign investment: reports (Market Watch)
Chinese authorities reportedly set forth draft changes on foreign investment, including provisions to raise by 25% the ceiling on investments by foreign institutions and to shorten the duration of “lock-ups” on certain types of investments they make.
India Birla Gp, Bajaj Auto eye Egypt investment-min (Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines News)
NEW DELHI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - India's Aditya Birla Group is increasing its investment in Egypt and Bajaj Auto is looking at building a factory there, Egyptian Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid said on Friday.
Billions for investment (Herald Sun)
MORE than $100 billion cash is about to be splashed around the investment markets as mum and dad investors shrug off their fears and loosen the purse strings.
Ford's $500 Million Investment in India Paying Off as Plant Readies for Production of New Small Car (The Auto Channel)
CHENNAI, India, Sept. 3 -- -- Ford India's integrated manufacturing plant near Chennai is poised to begin volume production of a soon-to-be-introduced new small car after undergoing significant transformation with a $500-million investment to become a strategic global production hub.
Mindanao investment gab, Otop fair slated in Zambo (Sun Star)
THE Mindanao Business Council (MBC) is holding a two-day 2nd Mindanao Investment Conference (2nd Min iCon) in Zamboanga City. read more
Early Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Goldman Sachs rose $.93 or .6 percent, to $162.59. Morgan Stanley fell $.06 or .2 percent, to $27.59.
Virtus Investment Partners closes $30 million loan (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Asset manager Virtus Investment Partners Inc. said it closed on a new revolving credit facility worth $30 million. The company used $15 million of the new loan plus $3 million in cash to pay off previous debt of $18 million.
Midday Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are mixed at noon: Goldman Sachs rose $1.26 or .8 percent, to $162.92. Morgan Stanley fell $.11 or .4 percent, to $27.54.
Final Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies were up at the close of trading: Goldman Sachs rose $1.31 or .8 percent, to $162.97. Morgan Stanley unchanged at $27.65.
Enova Systems to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on September 11 (The Auto Channel)
TORRANCE, Calif.--Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ENA) (AIM: ENV) (AIM: ENVS), a production company in the emerging alternative energy industry and a leading developer of proprietary electric, hybrid and fuel cell digital power management systems today announced that it will present at the upcoming Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference, to be held September 9-11, 2009, at the New ...
Coke to double Vietnam investment (BigPond News)
The Coca-Cola Company says it will double its investment in communist Vietnam.
Coke says to double Vietnam investment (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Coca-Cola Company said it would double its investment in communist Vietnam to 400 million dollars.
Coke to up Vietnam investment (Straits Times)
HANOI - THE Coca-Cola Company said it would double its investment in communist Vietnam to US$400 million (S$575 million). The firm said it would invest, in conjunction with its local bottler, an additional US$200 million in the country over the next three years.
Coke says to double Vietnam investment (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
HANOI—The Coca-Cola Company said it would double its investment in communist Vietnam to $400 million.
China’s Property Investment May Rise by 30% in 2010 (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- China’s property investment growth may rebound to around 30 percent next year and support the nation’s economic recovery, central bank adviser Fan Gang said.
China’s Property Investment May Rise by 30% in 2010 (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- China’s property investment growth may rebound to around 30 percent next year and support the nation’s economic recovery, central bank adviser Fan Gang said.
Coca-Cola to double investment in Vietnam (Nhân Dân)
Coca-Cola will double its investment in Vietnam by adding US$200 million in the next three years, said the company’s head. Coca-Cola International Chairman of the Board and CEO Muhtar Kent revealed the plan at a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Ho Chi Minh City on September 4.
Vietnam pushes investment, but road long in restive region (The Star)
BUON MA THUOT, Vietnam (Reuters) - Senior Vietnamese officials on Saturday sought to portray a remote region of the country that has grappled with at times violent anti-government protests as an attractive investment destination.
LUKoil President Says Investment Viable With Current Crude Price (The Moscow Times)
UKHTA — Oil prices have recovered sufficiently to allow companies to resume investment programs interrupted by the economic downturn, the head of Russia's largest privately owned oil producer said on Friday.
Coke says to double Vietnam investment (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Coca-Cola Company said it would double its investment in communist Vietnam to 400 million dollars.
Equity boss Wood exits in shake-up at Scottish Widows investment arm (The Scotsman: Business)
A SHAKE-UP at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has led to the departure of Graham Wood, the group's chief investment officer of equity.
Academic Village a $25M investment in city's future (Kingsport Times-News)
KINGSPORT — Nearly $25 million has been spent on creating an Academic Village in downtown Kingsport over the past two and a half years — an endeavor city officials say is an investment in the future of the Model City.
Coca-Cola to double investment in Vietnam (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge - Coca-Cola will double its investment in Vietnam by adding 200 million USD in the next three years, said the company’s head.
Foreign direct investment increases in first half of 2009 (Zawya)
06 September 2009 AMMAN -- Despite the negative outlook for the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Arab world, investments benefiting from Jordan's investment laws during the first half of this year rose 9 per cent over the same period of 2008.
Iraq- Missan governor says future plan to boost investment (MENAFN)
Iraq- Missan governor says future plan to boost investment
New exotic investment schemes emerging on Wall Street (The Day)
After the mortgage business imploded last year, Wall Street investment banks began searching for another big idea to make money. They think they may have found one. The bankers plan to buy “life settlements,” life insurance policies that ill and elderly people sell for cash - $400,000 for a $1 million policy, say, depending on the life expectancy of the insured person. Then they plan to ...
Jordan's foreign direct investment increases in first half of 2009 (MENAFN)
Jordan's foreign direct investment increases in first half of 2009
RPT-LUKOIL to keep investment plan intact-president (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
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(AFX UK Focus) 2009-09-06 16:41 LUKOIL to keep investment plan intact-president (Interactive Investor)
USINSK, Russia, Sept 6 (Reuters) - LUKOIL, Russia's biggest private oil producer, will keep its original investment plans for the next two or three years and could expand them if it wins tenders in Iraq, the company's president said. Last year, LUKOIL said it could halve its original $8 billion 2009 investment programme if oil prices fell to $45 per barrel. They now stand at around $70 per ...
Tri-State Board OKs $142 Million Investment (CBS4 Denver)
The board of the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has approved investing $142 million to improve and expand electrical transmission lines. The budget includes $2.6 million for development of new technologies, as Tri-State works to improve management of greenhouse-gas emissions. The overall investment marks the first phase of a 10-year, $1.9 billion capital improvement plan for ...
League: Warriors to scale back Auckland Vulcans investment (TVNZ)
The Warriors are set to scale back investment in their Auckland Vulcans feeder team next season
Eastday-China int'l fair for investment and trade ready to open Tuesday (Eastday.com)
The 13th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) is ready to open Tuesday and expected to attract about 13,000 overseas businessmen.
China int'l fair for investment and trade ready to open Tuesday (People's Daily)
The 13th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) is ready to open Tuesday and expected to attract about 13,000 overseas businessmen. The fair this year will cover 60,000 square meters, 8,000 square meters more than last year, with 2,800 exhibition booths, according to a press conference held by the CIFIT organizing committee Sunday. As of Saturday, 492 overseas institutions ...
Investment enables SureGene LLC’s research to make it to marketplace (BizJournals)
SureGene LLC will be able to advance commercialization efforts of the local biotechnology firm’s scientific discoveries with the recent investment of several million dollars by a group of out-of-state investors.
Investment banker loved sealing big deals (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Patrick Sidders was a prominent investment banker who helped raise capital for local companies such as Famous Dave's, Summit Brewing.
Barclays eyes Korean investment - report  (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Barclays Capital is set to open up its natural resource investment unit to sovereign wealth funds as it seeks to meet investor demand left unsatisfied by the current market, reported the Financial Times on Monday.
Badacsony receives HUF 1 bln investment (Budapest Business Journal)
Bazaltbor Badacsony Kft has announced the launch of an investment to build a wine bottling facility in the Badacsony wine region, on the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary.
Fitch issues ratings for Qatar Real Estate Investment Company (MENAFN)
Fitch issues ratings for Qatar Real Estate Investment Company
My Dumbest Investment (Tulsa World)
In the mid-1980s, after taking an investment class from a financial planner/attorney, I invested $4,000 in an IRA. The planner was, of course, selling investments, and I bought a small portion of ownership ...
529 offers low-risk investment options (Bankrate.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Most 529 college savings plans now offer money-market funds, CDs and other "safe" investment options.
Google's Departing China Boss Opens $115M Investment Fund (PC World via Yahoo! News)
Kai-Fu Lee, who left his job as Google's China head last week, launched an angel investment fund on Monday that aims to cultivate three to five new high-tech companies per year in China.
Kuwait cenbank appoints monitor for Investment Dar (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
KUWAIT, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Kuwait's central bank has appointed a temporary supervisor to monitor work at Islamic firm Investment Dar , the state news agency said on Monday.
Google's Departing China Boss Opens $115M Investment Fund (PC World)
The ex-president of Google China launched a $115 million angel investment fund that aims to cultivate up to five new high-tech companies per year in China.
Palestine Investment Bank selects the Universal Banking Software Banks from ICS (London) (AME Info)
Computer and Communications Systems Ltd. (CCS), one of the leading companies in the automation and computerization of banking systems, have signed a new agreement with Palestine Investment Bank for the implementation of its sister company International Computer Systems' universal banking software solution Banks.
S Korea to expand social infrastructure investment next year: finance minister (People's Daily)
The South Korean government will expand investment in social overhead capital (SOC) building projects and welfare next year, the nation's top economic official said Monday. During an emergency meeting on economic strategies, Finance Minister Yoon Jeung-hyun said the government announced its plan to increase spending on social infrastructure projects, including the so-called "four-river ...
Business : Kuwait ctrl b to monitor troubled investment firm (Khaleej Times)
KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait’s central bank on Monday decided to appoint a temporary administrator to monitor business at Investment Dar, an Islamic company that owns half of British luxury car-maker Aston Martin.
MIH registers loss, awaits return on investment (di-ve)
Corinthia Group subsidiary Mediterranean Investment Holdings has reported a pre-tax loss of €1.05 million for the first 6 months of 2009, up from a €627,000 loss for the corresponding period in 2008.