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Singapore sees up to S$12 bln capital investment in 2010 (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Singapore expects S$10-S$12 billion ($7.1-$8.6 billion) in new capital investment in 2010, little changed from 2009, as major economies slowly emerge from the global downturn, the government said on Monday.
Singapore sees up to S$12b capital investment in 2010 (The Malaysian Insider)
SINGAPORE, Jan 25 — Singapore expects S$10-S$12 billion (RM24-29 billion) in new capital investment in 2010, little changed from 2009, as major economies slowly emerge from the global downturn, the government said today. The forecast for fixed-asset investment in manufacturing and services compares with S$11.8 billion achieved in 2009, the state investment promotion agency, Economic Development ...
SocGen, Credit Agricole Discuss Investment Bank JV, Lettre Says (Bloomberg)
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Societe Generale SA and Credit Agricole SA are in talks over a possible investment-banking joint venture, La Lettre de L’Expansion reported, without citing anyone.
City minister Myners seeks review of how investment banking has 'permeated' society (Daily Telegraph)
Lord Myners, the City minister, calls for an independent review into the investment banking industry.
Iran: No limit on foreign investment (Press TV)
Iran's Economy and Finance Minister says based on Iran's fifth development plan, there is no limit on foreign investment in Iranian industrial or mineral sectors.
Singapore Attracted S$11.8 Bln Investment In 2009 (INO News)
(RTTNews) - Fixed asset investment in Singapore totaled S$11.8 billion in 2009, the Economic Development Board said Monday. These investments are expected to create 21,900 new jobs. Of these, 53% will be in the manufacturing sector with the balance in the international services sector.
Hiscox Says Last Year’s Investment Return is 7.2% (Bloomberg)
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Hiscox Ltd. said its investment return for last year was about 7.2 percent, based on the average value of the portfolio over the year.
Vale investment a done deal, social impact studies ordered, says Zambry (The Malaysian Insider)
By Clara Chooi IPOH, Jan 25 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir today insisted that the RM8.5bil investment by Vale, the world’s second largest mining company, is a confirmed deal and that the state had already told the company to conduct a social impact study on the project. He added that the mining giant had already prepared its preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA ...
Low-cost investment plans for your children (rediff.com)
It's best to stick with a term plan and invest the balance in a low-cost investment.
Document Automation Helps Diversified Investment Advisors Decrease Ops Budget by $1.3 Million (Wall Street and Technology)
Print-on-demand capabilities help investment advisory firm eliminate manual document generation processes.
O.C. venture investment hits the skids (Orange County Register)
Venture capital investment in Orange County companies declined 27% to $453.7 million in 2009.
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change (EETimes)
Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters. National Venture Capital Association - Venture capital - Thomson Reuters - PricewaterhouseCoopers - NVCA
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change (EETimes)
Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
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 $3.91 or 2.5 percent, to $158.03. Morgan Stanley rose $.64 or 2.3 percent, to $28.44.
Curry Co. treasurer defends investment (KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque)
Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker is defending a $2.3 million investment that, as of the end of December, had lost nearly $20,000 and paid almost $6,000 in management fees.
Economics ministry to raise investment in lithium batteries (Taipei Times)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Saturday it would increase investment in technology for making safer lithium batteries to tap into the growing world market for lithium-ion batteries.
HK investment firm to launch Dubai fund (Business Times (Malaysia))
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong-based investment firm is planning to launch a US$250 million (US$1 = RM3.41) investment fund aimed at companies in cash-strapped Dubai, a report said yesterday. First Eastern Investment Group will supply US$50 million to get the fund started while seeking further capital from investors who hope to cash in on a rebound in the struggling Gulf city state, the Financial Times ...
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 $2.80 or 1.8 percent, to $156.92. Morgan Stanley fell $.01 or percent, to $27.79.
Irish, German investment groups take EADS to Dutch court (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two investment companies, Irish and German, will ask a Dutch court Thursday for a probe into the running of European aerospace giant EADS, the court said Monday.
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 rose $.86 or .6 percent, to $154.98.
Sacked investment banker to admit $18 million fraud (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A sacked investment banker will next week admit stealing nearly $18 million from ASB Bank customers in the country's largest employee theft.
Oil at $70 to $80 May Aid Energy Investment, Saudi’s Naimi Says (Bloomberg)
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Oil prices between $70 and $80 a barrel are “almost perfect” and may promote investment to increase energy supplies to meet global demand, Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said.
How to escape a high-cost investment trap (Austin American-Statesman)
How to escape a high-cost investment trap
State investment case costs rise to $517K (Las Cruces Sun-News)
SANTA FE - The state has spent $177,211.56 on legal fees since July 2009 in an alleged pay-to-play case involving the State Investment Office and the Educational Retirement Board, according to
Thailand Targets THB500 Billion New Investment Requests This Year (Nasdaq)
BANGKOK -(Dow Jones)- Thailand expects to receive new investment requests from companies worth THB500 billion ($15.1 billion) this year, nearly 31% less than the amount it received last year, due to the absence of special tax incentives, the Board of Investment said Tuesday.
Ha Noi seeks IZ investment (Việt Nam News)
HA NOI — The capital city plans to attract around US$180 million worth of investment into its industrial zones (IZs) this year, according to the Ha Noi IZs and Export-Processing Zones Management Board.
Thailand Targets THB500 Billion New Investment Requests This Year (Thailandnews.net)
) this year, nearly 31% less than the amount it received last year, due to the absence of special tax incentives, the Board of Investment said Tuesday.
Eribis Pharmaceuticals Receives Investment for Clinical Development of Novel Cardiovascular Therapy (redOrbit)
STOCKHOLM, January 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Eribis Pharmaceuticals AB - part of the Karolinska Development portfolio - announced today that it has received follow-on financial investment enabling the company to continue its clinical development program.
Foreign investment likely to come from Asia with a focus on services (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Foreign investment in Singapore is likely to be directed towards support and services rather than the manufacturing sector, and more of them are likely to come from large Asian economies like China, India and Indonesia that seek a gateway into other markets.
Counsel introduces short-term bond investment solution (Investment Executive)
Counsel Portfolio Services has launched Counsel Short Term Bond. The new investment solution is available for purchase effective January 25.
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 $.60 or .4 percent, to $154.38. Morgan Stanley fell $.01 or percent, to $27.73.
Local investment club a success (Stearns-Morrison Enterprise)
With the economy in trouble and money tight for most Americans, the last thing on most people's mind would be parting with even more money by investing in the volatile stock market. But for people like Roger Majeski and his investment club, now is the perfect time to strike.
Property Investment Connection Launches MyProjectTeamBuilder.com to National Audience (Marketwire)
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Property Investment Connection launches Project Team Builder (PTB), an interactive cross-platform resource tool connecting commercial development resources. The new website provides targeted networking and business development resources to members and mobilizes their projects efficiently. "With multiple channels of communication available today ...
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 $1.38 or .9 percent, to $153.60. Morgan Stanley rose $.36 or 1.3 percent, to $28.10.
Kiefer Sutherland roped in $900K cattle investment scam (New York Post)
Kiefer Sutherland, who plays slick counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer on TV's “24,” lost $869,000 in a complicated investment scam, TMZ reported Tuesday. He was roped into giving money to a man who claimed he would go to Mexico, buy cattle and resell them for a profit in the...
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 $4.10 or 2.6 percent, to $150.88. Morgan Stanley fell $.41 or 1.5 percent, to $27.33.
ING SURVEY SHOWS MALAYSIAN INVESTMENT SCENE STABILISING (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- The investment scene in Malaysia is stabilising, with investors remaining optimistic over the current economic outlook, according to ING's quarterly ING Investment Dashboard Survey.
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust Opens Whole Foods Market and Café At Plymouth Meeting Mall (GroceryRetailOnline)
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust recently announced the opening of Whole Foods Market and Café at Plymouth Meeting Mall, in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. The 65,000-square foot grocery store, the largest of its kind in the Philadelphia market, joins Macy's and Boscov's as an innovative anchor at the property
Richmond mayor urges development, investment (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Despite the current budget crisis, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones vowed last night to pursue an aggressive, new approach to attracting investment and growth to the city, including the Dove Court and North Jackson Ward areas, Shockoe Bottom, and the East End’s often-overlooked 25th Street/Nine Mile Road corridor. In his first State of the City address, at the Carpenter Theatre, Jones cited $2 ...
FINANCIAL IMPACT ON SIME DARBY FROM SUNRISE JV NEGLIGIBLE, SAYS ECMLIBRA INVESTMENT (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- The financial impact on Sime Darby's joint venture (JV) with the Sunrise Group is negligible, says ECMLibra Investment Research.
ING survey shows investment scene stabilising (The Malaysian Insider)
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The investment scene in Malaysia is stabilising, with investors remaining optimistic over the current economic outlook, according to ING’s quarterly ING Investment Dashboard Survey. The ING Investor Dashboard Sentiment Index for Malaysia rose six points to 139 in the fourth quarter of last year, from 133 in the third quarter, ING said in a statement here today. “The ...
Eribis Pharmaceuticals' cardiovascular therapy program receives new investment from Karolinska Development (News-Medical-Net)
Eribis Pharmaceuticals AB - part of the Karolinska Development portfolio - announced today that it has received follow-on financial investment enabling the company to continue its clinical development program. Based on cardio-protective effects, Eribis' candidate drug has the potential to become an important new therapy for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and reperfusion injury (damage to ...
New tax to cut mine earnings, investment (Business Day)
A national resource rent tax threatens to drive billions of dollars in investment overseas and cut miners' earnings by up to 15 per cent, analysts say.
SIIA Announces Investment Conference Presenting Companies (ThomasNet)
SIIA has announced 16 companies that will present at Digital Media and Software Investment Conference, to be held on March 3, 2010, in New York City. Companies will be asked to specify objectives so that audience can match their interests accordingly. Final deadline for submission of applications is January 29. Conference brings together medium-sized, private technology businesses with middle ...
Fixed investment tumbles in Russia (RosBusinessConsulting)
RBC, 27.01.2010, Moscow 17:49:52. Russia's investment in fixed capital dropped 17 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year and amounted to RUB 7.54 trillion (approx. USD 248.46bn).
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 $.42 or .3 percent, to $151.30. Morgan Stanley rose $.29 or 1.1 percent, to $27.57.
Orissa clears Rs 48,500 crore investment proposal (The Economic Times)
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InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust to Release Its Fourth Quarter Earnings (MalaysiaNews.net)
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2010) - InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust ("InnVest")(TSX:INN.UN) will release its fourth quarter results on Friday, March 12th, 2010 to be followed by a co...
Property Investment Connection Launches MyProjectTeamBuilder.com to National Audience (dBusinessNews.com)
AUSTIN - Property Investment Connection launches Project Team Builder (PTB), an interactive cross-platform resource tool connecting commercial development resources. The new website provides targeted networking and business development resources to members and mobilizes their projects efficiently.
Investment scam charges laid (Brampton Guardian)
BRAMPTON - Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau investigators are looking for more victims after charging a man with an investment fraud. Police say two Mississauga residents lost money after investing in a Florida company called XTRA+KARE Corporation of America.