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B2B Trust, Mackenzie sign investment loans agreement (Investment Executive)
B2B Trust and Mackenzie Financial Corp. have signed an agreement for the distribution of investment loans, the companies said Wednesday.
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 $2.21 or 1.3 percent, to $168.92. Morgan Stanley fell $.70 or 2.2 percent, to $31.42.
Plea for offshore wind investment (BBC News)
Investment of about £30bn will be needed to development Scotland's offshore wind potential, it is to be claimed.
Australian Business Investment Unexpectedly Fell 3.9% (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Australian business investment unexpectedly fell in the third quarter as manufacturing companies cut spending. Capital spending declined 3.9 percent from the previous quarter, when it rose a revised 2.1 percent, the Bureau of Statistics said in Sydney today.
Corn Rebounds as Dollar Drop Boosts Investment; Soybeans Gain (Bloomberg)
Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Corn rose for the first time in seven sessions on speculation that a slumping dollar will increase demand for commodities as an alternative investment and an inflation hedge. Soybeans also gained.
Australian Business Investment Unexpectedly Fell 3.9% (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Australian business investment unexpectedly fell in the third quarter as a decline in spending by manufacturing companies offset increased mining outlays.
Finland lifting investment in Asean biogas sector (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
VIENTIANE : Due to the rise of renewable energy in Asean, the Finnish government is stepping up its investment in the region through its Private Energy Marketing Fund (PMF), which uses Thailand as its regional business base.
Business spend down, investment plans up (BigPond News)
Businesses appear to be still suffering from the economic slowdown with new investment spending falling.
SAFEENA ISLAMIC FUND ACQUIRES FIRST INVESTMENT IN MARINE ASSET (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- Safeena (L) Ltd, the first Malaysian Islamic shipping fund established more than a year ago, has completed its first investment with Jimbaran AS, a Norwegian entity that owns and manages chemical tankers.
Affordable homes investment rises (BBC News)
Investment in building affordable housing in Wales continues to rise despite the impact of the recession, research shows.
Goldman Sachs to Move Jooris to Head Asia Investment-Grade Debt (Bloomberg)
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will move Dominique Jooris to Hong Kong from London this month to become head of Asia ex-Japan investment-grade capital markets and hybrid capital solutions.
Australian Business Investment Unexpectedly Fell 3.9% (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Australian business investment unexpectedly fell in the third quarter as a decline in spending by manufacturing companies offset increased mining outlays.
BOT extends overseas investment scope (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Bank of Thailand's court of governors today approved the central bank's investment in debt instruments of other international agencies rather than the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Tapestry Investment Co NAV 97.7506p At Oct 30 (Nasdaq)
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Tapestry Investment Company PCC Ltd (TIC.LN), a closed- ended investment company incorporated in Guernsey, said Thursday its final net asset value per share was 97.7506 pence at the close of business on Oct. 30.
Another investment banker who was made to look bad by a thorough greching (The Age)
The prominent investment banker, lawyer and eastern suburbs Liberal Party donor John O'Sullivan is one Malcolm Turnbull supporter who has had reason to be thankful for the political mess the Opposition Leader has been in this week - it kept O'Sullivan's own thorough greching off the front page.
Malaysian Islamic shipping fund makes maiden investment (Business Times (Malaysia))
SAFEENA (L) Ltd, the first Malaysian Islamic shipping fund established more than a year ago, has completed its first investment with Jimbaran AS, a Norwegian entity that owns and manages chemical tankers. A statement by its equity shareholders, Asian Finance Bank and Amanah Investment Bank (L) Ltd, said the investment was made through Istisna (construction contract) and Ijarah Mawsufah fi ...
Search for killer app slowing NGA investment (V3.co.uk via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The rollout of next generation access (NGA) networks in the UK is being hampered by ISP's waiting for a killer application to justify investment in new fibre networks, an industry-wide gathering was told today.
Search for killer app slowing NGA investment (Computing.co.uk)
Dave Bailey, Computing , Thursday 26 November 2009 at 17:16:00 Build it and they will come says head of Communications Consumer Panel The rollout of next generation access (NGA) networks in the UK is being hampered by ISP's waiting for a killer application to justify investment in new fibre networks, an industry-wide gathering was told today. The warning came from Communications Consumer Panel ...
Malaysian Islamic shipping fund makes maiden investment (Business Times (Malaysia))
SAFEENA (L) Ltd, the first Malaysian Islamic shipping fund established more than a year ago, has completed its first investment with Jimbaran AS, a Norwegian entity that owns and manages chemical tankers.
Dubai prospects as investment magnet murkier amid 'standstill' on $60B debt (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Just a year after the global downturn derailed Dubai's explosive growth, the city is now so swamped in debt that it's asking for a six-month reprieve on paying its bills - causing a drop on world markets Thursday and raising questions about Dubai's reputation as a magnet for international investment.
Gazprom Increases Investment Plan for 2010 (St. Petersburg Times)
MOSCOW — Gazprom modestly increased its investment spending for next year to $27.9 billion Tuesday, even as it risks losing half as much this year and next year in a dispute over extra customs duties.
Finning-Shell deal sign of growing oilsands investment (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Vancouver-based Finning International Inc. is selling 16 Caterpillar mining trucks and tractors to Shell Canada Energy of Calgary in another sign of renewed investment in Alberta's oilsands.
FerrAus welcomes approval for Chinese investment (thewest.com.au)
Iron ore junior FerrAus has welcomed news Australian regulators have given the green light to an investment from a Chinese company.
Investment funds winning war on regulation (EurActiv)
The European Parliament appears to be striking the right balance on regulation of investment funds, a sign that the European Commission's proposals were "thoughtless" and "poorly-drafted," members of the investment community told EurActiv.
Investment Firm Nabs San Miguel Stake (Forbes)
As the conglomerate diversifies, power in the Philippines is consolidating.
Dubai Fallout May Hit Investment Banking Revenues (Fox News)
Dubai Fallout May Hit Investment Banking Revenues
Rosenergoatom to get 57.5 bln rubles in investment from tariff; RusHydro- 24.37 bln rubles (Part 3) (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Nov 27 (Interfax) - Rosenergoatom and RusHydro (RTS: HYDR) will receive 57.5 billion rubles and 24.37 billion rubles respectively in targeted investment funds in 2010, the deputy head of the Federal Tariffs Service (FTS), Yelena Pomchalova, said at a presentation to the national electricity producers meeting devoted to preparations for the winter.
Search for killer app slowing NGA investment (V3.co.uk via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The rollout of next generation access (NGA) networks in the UK is being hampered by ISPs' waiting for a killer application to justify investment in new fibre networks, an industry-wide gathering was told today.
Zimbabwe, SAfrica sign deal to boost investment (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Zimbabwe has signed a trade deal with neighboring South Africa to help kick-start Zimbabwe's collapsed economy. The agreement signed Friday is aimed at unlocking millions of dollars worth of investment by companies in South Africa, the continent's economic powerhouse.
B2B Trust, Mackenzie sign investment loans agreement (Investment Executive)
B2B Trust and Mackenzie Financial Corp. have signed an agreement for the distribution of investment loans, the companies said Wednesday.
Spain Approves EUR20 Billion Investment Fund, Economic Reforms (Nasdaq)
MADRID -(Dow Jones)- The Spanish government Friday approved a EUR20 billion investment fund to promote environmentally friendly industries as part of a package of measures designed to reduce the country's reliance on its construction industry.
Early Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are down at 10 a.m.: Goldman Sachs fell $3.67 or 2.2 percent, to $165.25. Morgan Stanley fell $.96 or 3.1 percent, to $30.46.
Chile Indian land spat clouds investment, election (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters * Next president will inherit issue after December vote * Dispute has fueled violence, resentment * Foresters say lack of Mapuche policy has hurt investment By Aaron Nelsen TEMUCUICUI, Chile, ...
Hinde Fund Cuts Gold Investment to Minimum on Dubai, Dollar (Bloomberg)
Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Hinde Capital Ltd. , the London-based hedge-fund firm investing in gold, reduced its fund’s investment in the precious metal to 50 percent, the minimum weighting, from 125 percent previously.
Zimbabwe, S.Africa sign investment protection deal (Independent Online)
Zimbabwe signed an investment protection agreement with neighbouring South Africa in a bid to draw funding to fix its battered economy, but doubts remain over the security of foreign-owned assets.
Midday Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are down at noon: Goldman Sachs fell $3.38 or 2.0 percent, to $165.54. Morgan Stanley fell $.70 or 2.2 percent, to $30.72.
Zimbabwe, S.Africa sign investment protection deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe and South Africa signed a bilateral investment agreement on Friday which would protect investments made by nationals of both countries in each other's territory.
Foreign investment falls by €18 billion (Irish Examiner)
THE overall value of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ireland fell by nearly €18 billion to €120.9bn last year, according to figures published yesterday by the CSO.
£150m fund to boost UK tech investment (Independent)
The Government has pledged £150m to a new venture capital fund, planned as Europe's largest, as it looks to kick start British technology investment and the ailing business sector.
OCCI, Turkey explore joint investment areas (MENAFN)
OCCI, Turkey explore joint investment areas
Surin urges firms to make more use of trade, investment incentives (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Asean Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan yesterday urged more local and regional businesses to take advantage of the grouping's trade and investment privileges after finding out that the major investors were global corporations.
MENA, OECD countries pledge new efforts to streamline public services, boost investment (OECD)
23/11/09 - Marrakech - Government ministers from Arab and OECD countries ended two days of talks with a Declaration pledging continued cooperation to streamline public services and improve business conditions in the Middle East North African (MENA) region in a drive to attract investment and boost development.
Morocco joins the OECD Declaration on International Investment (OECD)
23/11/2009 - Morocco has joined 41 other countries in signing the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, in a move that commits it to supporting an open environment for international investors and encouraging responsible investment by multinational companies as a means to promote prosperity and growth.
Business › Daiwa to launch investment business in Vietnam (Japan Today)
Daiwa Securities Group Inc plans to start an investment business targeting high-growth companies in Vietnam jointly with a major Vietnamese securities firm to expand its…
Australian Business Cautious, Private Investment Weak, Swan Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Australian business investment will probably contract for the first time in nine years amid weak private sector confidence, Treasurer Wayne Swan said today.
High investment returns outweigh fear of terrorism (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Last week's one-year anniversary of the Mumbai siege was a reminder of India's vulnerability to militant attacks.
Gammon plans Rs 5,000 cr yearly road project investment (The Hindu)
NEW DELHI: Infrastructure player Gammon India plans to make an yearly investment of up to Rs 5,000 crore for roads development projects and is looking to bid for 10 projects by fiscal end.
China PM: Consumption, Investment, Exports Should Jointly Drive Economy -Radio (Nasdaq)
BEIJING -(Dow Jones)- China's economic growth should be driven jointly by consumption, investment and exports instead of depending on investment and exports, Premier Wen Jiabao said, the state radio reported Sunday.
No probe into investment bank profit  (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Financial services minister Lord Myners will voice concerns over bumper investment banking profits in a speech in December, but no investigation of the sector is under way, a Treasury spokesman said.
Gold acquires new investment aura (Daily Telegraph)
When HSBC closes its vaults to hundreds of American gold bugs (investors) next July, it will be shutting the door on one of the fastest growing trends in the investment community.