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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 $.34 or .2 percent, to $185.84. Morgan Stanley fell $.35 or 1.1 percent, to $32.76.
Citadel appoints Jarislowsky, Fraser as investment manager (Investment Executive)
Citadel Fund Administrator said Tuesday that Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd. has been appointed as the investment manager for four of its funds, effective immediately.
Clinton talks up Iraq investment opportunities (CNN)
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday plugged Iraqi investment opportunities before U.S. businesspeople, saying the Mideast country's potential is "palpable."
JPMorgan, Interros to Form $1 Billion Investment Firm (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s private equity arm, One Equity Partners, and Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin’s Interros Holding Co. plan to form a $1 billion investment company for Russian projects.
Venture Investment Increases for Some Start-Ups (New York Times)
Venture capital investment in tech start-ups appears to be picking up speed after a very slow year, but all start-ups are not feeling the recovery equally.
Final Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies were down at the close of trading: Goldman Sachs fell $.54 or .3 percent, to $184.96. Morgan Stanley fell $.59 or 1.8 percent, to $32.52.
Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces Investment in Private Biotechnology Company (redOrbit)
CALGARY, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) ("Oncolytics") announced today that it has made an investment in British Canadian Biosciences Corp.
Hong Kong May End Mortgage Insurance for Investment Properties (Bloomberg)
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority may scrap a program that offers mortgage insurance for investment properties as the city’s central bank tries to stave off a real estate bubble.
Hong Kong May End Mortgage Insurance for Investment (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority may scrap a program that offers mortgage insurance for investment properties as the city’s central bank tries to prevent a real estate bubble.
Don't fear investment: analyst (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
Chinese investment in Saskatchewan's natural resources is a "win-win" situation for both economies despite differing local opinions on environmental and social consequences, says an official with an independent Asian relations think-tank.
Developers support DoT investment tourism program (Manila Bulletin)
CEBU CITY – Three major real estate developers in Cebu are now positioning their condominium units for “investment tourism,” a marketing approach spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DoT) targetting foreign tourist investments in condominium properties here.
Guangzhou Investment to streamline operations to focus on property biz (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Singapore-listed Guangzhou Investment (GZI) said it is proposing to streamline its operations in order to focus on the property business.
Philippines Sets Rules On Retirement Investment Law (Nasdaq)
MANILA -(Dow Jones)- The Philippines on Wednesday adopted new rules and regulations covering the national Personal Equity and Retirement Account Act, a move analysts say will help shore up retirement investment funds and develop the domestic capital market.
Hong Kong May End Mortgage Insurance for Investment (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Hong Kong Mortgage Corp. may scrap a program that offers mortgage insurance for investment properties as the city’s central bank tries to prevent a real estate bubble.
Morgan Stanley Beats Estimates on Investment Banking (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley , the sixth-largest U.S. bank by assets, reported its first profit in a year, surpassing analysts’ estimates on higher investment-banking fees.
Early Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are up at 10 a.m.: Goldman Sachs rose $.06 or percent, to $185.02. Morgan Stanley rose $1.75 or 5.4 percent, to $34.27.
Investment Advisors Explore Ways to Incorporate ESG Issues into Their Services (SocialFunds.com)
By Robert Kropp. The Boston College Institute for Responsible Investment produces a paper that summarizes the concepts and goals explored in a meeting of investment consultants and asset managers.
Venture Capital Investment in Clean Technology Continues Its Recovery (SocialFunds.com)
By Robert Kropp. Investment in third quarter increases by 10% over second quarter to $1.59 billion, but remains down 42% compared to third quarter of 2008.
Investment banking, retail brokerage businesses boost Morgan Stanley's profit (MalaysiaNews.net)
NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley returned to profitability for the first time in a year as income from its investment banking operations offset losses in commercial real estate.Morgan Stanley said Wednesday...
Bangchak's Bt6-bn investment plan (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Bangchak Petroleum yesterday revealed a five-year investment plan (2009-2013) worth up to Bt6 billion to pave the way to its becoming a "green company" in the energy industry.
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 fell $1.35 or .7 percent, to $183.62. Morgan Stanley rose $2.20 or 6.8 percent, to $34.72.
Study Disputes Claim Net Neutrality Hurts Investment (PC World via Yahoo! News)
A new study, by net neutrality supporter Free Press, disputes the often-repeated criticism that new rules will hurt broadband investment by pointing to investments made by AT&T when the telecom giant was subject to similar regulations.
Final Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Shares of some top investment banks companies were mixed at the close of trading: Goldman Sachs fell $5.70 or 3.1 percent, to $179.26.
Study Disputes Claim Net Neutrality Hurts Investment (PC World)
A paper by Free Press disputes the common claim that new net neutrality rules will hurt broadband investment.
Colombia Peso Rises on Oil, Investment; Argentine Bonds Drop (Bloomberg)
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s peso rose, rebounding from an almost three-week low, on a rally in oil prices and the outlook for increased foreign investment.
Investment-Grade Composite Spread Tightens Marginally To 227 Basis Points (Thaipr.net)
Standard & Poor's investment-grade composite spread tightened one basis point yesterday to 227 basis points (bps), while its speculative-grade counterpart expanded by the same margin to 707 bps. By ra
Vietnam's Bank for Investment, South Korea Exim Bank Sign Pact (Nasdaq)
HANOI -(Dow Jones)- The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam said Thursday it has signed an agreement with the Export-Import Bank of Korea to cooperate in financing trade between Vietnam and South Korea.
RENEWED INTEREST AMONG OIC NATIONS TO LOOK AT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) -- There is renewed interest among the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries to look at trade and investment opportunities within member countries.
Germany to host Iraq investment conference: embassy (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Germany will host a two-day investment conference for Iraq in Berlin next month, the country's embassy in Baghdad told AFP on Thursday.
Indonesia Minister: Removing Investment Obstacles A Priority (Nasdaq)
JAKARTA -(Dow Jones)- Indonesian's Coordinating Minister for the Economy Hatta Rajasa said Thursday that the removal of investment obstacles is a priority for the government in the next 100 days.
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 $2.78 or 1.6 percent, to $182.04. Morgan Stanley fell $.27 or .8 percent, to $33.81.
NM investment officer resigns amid federal probe (Seattle Times)
State Investment Officer Gary Bland has resigned amid a federal investigation into state investment deals and pressure to remove him by several members of the State Investment Council.
NM investment officer resigns amid federal probe (Newsday)
New Mexico investment officer resigns amid fed probe into deals, pressure by state council
NM investment officer resigns amid federal probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
New Mexico State Investment Officer Gary Bland has resigned amid a federal investigation into state investment deals and pressure to remove him by members of the State Investment Council over his alleged role helping third-party placement agents.
New Mexico’s Investment Chief Resigns After Pay-to-Play Probe (Bloomberg)
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- New Mexico’s chief investment officer resigned after the state was drawn into a nationwide investigation of the fees paid to politically connected agents by those seeking to win investment-management work.
3M Doubles Investment After $80 Million in H1N1 Mask Sales (Bloomberg)
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- 3M Co. , the maker of respiratory masks that help protect against the H1N1 influenza virus, is doubling its investment in plants to make the products that added $80 million to third-quarter sales.
Midday Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are up at noon: Goldman Sachs rose $3.42 or 1.9 percent, to $182.68. Morgan Stanley rose $.65 or 1.9 percent, to $34.73.
NM investment officer resigns amid federal probe (San Francisco Chronicle)
New Mexico State Investment Officer Gary Bland has resigned amid a federal investigation into state investment deals and pressure to remove him by members of the State Investment Council over his alleged role helping third-party placement agents. Bland... Sponsored Topics: New Mexico - United States - Government - Business and Economy - State Investment Council
3M Doubles H1N1 Investment After $80 Million in Sales (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- 3M Co. is doubling its investment in plants to make respiratory masks that help protect against the H1N1 influenza virus after the products added $80 million to third-quarter sales.
New Mexico’s Investment Chief Resigns Amid Probe (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- New Mexico’s chief investment officer resigned after the state was drawn into a nationwide investigation of the fees paid to politically connected agents by those seeking to win investment-management work.
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 $4.43 or 2.5 percent, to $183.69. Morgan Stanley rose $1.66 or 4.9 percent, to $35.74.
Australia Has Approved A$35 Billion China Investment Since 2007 Fin Min (Nasdaq)
CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Australian Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner said Friday that the center-left Labor government has approved Chinese investment in Australia worth close to A$35 billion since taking office in November 2007.
Australia Fin Min: Foreign Investment In Mining Sector Is Crucial (Nasdaq)
MELBOURNE -(Dow Jones)- Australia's Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner said Friday the government is very supportive of foreign investment, which is crucial for the nation's economy and plays an important role in the key mining sector.
Pimco Says Indonesia May Win Investment Grade Rating (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Pacific Investment Management Co., which runs the world’s largest bond fund, said there is a “good chance” Indonesia will regain its investment grade debt rating in three to five years because of sustained economic growth.
Gold May Gain as Falling Dollar Boosts Investment, Survey Shows (Bloomberg)
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Gold, trading 1.3 percent below a record, may gain as investors seek an alternative investment to a weakening dollar, a survey showed.
Pimco Says Indonesia May Win Investment Grade Rating (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Pacific Investment Management Co., which oversees $842 billion globally, said there is a “good chance” Indonesia will regain its investment grade debt rating in three to five years. Standard & Poor’s today raised the nation’s outlook to positive.
Intel assures Clearwire on investment info: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Intel Corp assured Clearwire Corp it is closely guarding its investment information on the wireless-broadband company after an insider-trading scandal surfaced last week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Clearwire chief executive Bill Morrow.
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 $1.10 or .6 percent, to $184.79. Morgan Stanley fell $.14 or .4 percent, to $35.60.
Georgia Looks to Middle East to Kick-Start Investment After War (Bloomberg)
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Georgia is turning to the Middle East in a bid to revive foreign investment that slowed to a trickle this year as the Black Sea country’s economy struggled to recover from a war with Russia and the global slump.
Apollo Investment, Wendy’s, Dynegy: Statistical Spotlight (Bloomberg)
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg Television) -- Apollo Investment Corp. , Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. and Dynegy Inc. were highlighted on Bloomberg Television’s “Statistical Spotlight” as companies with rising revenue whose shares trade below book value.