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SCG has Bt20-bn investment budget, excluding M&A (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Siam Cement Group, the country's largest industrial conglomerate, has allocated an investment budget of Bt20 billion for this year, half of which will go to expanding the production capacity of some petrochemical projects isolated from the Map Ta Phut fiasco.
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 $1.06 or .7 percent, to $149.82. Morgan Stanley fell $.03 or .1 percent, to $27.25.
Lautenberg Charity Sues Madoff’s Brother Over Investment Losses (Bloomberg)
Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Two of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg ’s children and his charitable foundation sued the brother of Bernard Madoff over investment losses stemming from an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
Promexico Says Foreign-Investment Projects Worth $4.3 Billion (Nasdaq)
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Promexico, the Mexican government agency dedicated to attracting foreign investment, said Wednesday it secured 44 future foreign direct investment projects last year that will bring a total of $4.3 billion into Mexico.
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 $.62 or .4 percent, to $151.50. Morgan Stanley rose $.67 or 2.5 percent, to $27.95.
M’sian investment scene shows stability: Survey (The Borneo Post)
KUCHING: The investment scene in Malaysia is moving towards stability, as indicated by ongoing optimism amongst investors on the current economic outlook, based on data obtained from a quarterly index survey conducted by ING Insurance Bhd (ING). In its statement yesterday, ING announced that its ‘Investor Dashboard Sentiment Index for Malaysia’ rose six points to 139 in the fourth quarter of ...
Record Investment for Electric Car Venture (Baltimore Jewish Times)
A California-based electric car venture working in Israel has received the largest-ever funding deal in clean-tech investment.
Gold May Extend Decline as Dollar Gain Curbs Investment Demand (Bloomberg)
Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Gold, little changed, may decline for a third day as the dollar extends gains against major currencies, eroding the metal’s appeal as an alternative investment.
China eyes investment surge for restive Xinjiang (The Star)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will push for a surge of investment in its restive far-west Xinjiang region, seeking to boost control and ethnic unity there after deadly riots last year.
BTS Investment Plans $150 Million Clean Energy Fund in India (Bloomberg)
Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- BTS Investment Advisors , a private equity fund based in Zurich and Mumbai, plans to start a $150 million fund to invest in Indian clean energy companies amid rising interest in green power to fuel Asia’s top economies.
Gain in Orders for U.S. Goods Points to Investment Increase (Bloomberg)
Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Orders and shipments for capital goods rose in December, pointing to a pickup in business investment that will help the U.S. economy grow.
HK Exchange Fund records second highest investment return in 2009 (People's Daily)
Hong Kong's Exchange Fund recorded an investment income of 106.7 billion HK dollars (13.7 billion U.S. dollars) in 2009, the second highest on record, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced Thursday. The total assets of the Exchange Fund increased by 591.4 billion HK dollars (75.8 billion U.S. dollars) to 2,151.7 billion HK dollars (275.9 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of 2009 from a year ...
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 $1.96 or 1.3 percent, to $153.46. Morgan Stanley fell $.21 or .8 percent, to $27.74.
(AFX UK Focus) 2010-01-28 17:09 UPDATE 2-MOVES-Jensen Investment, TA Associates (Interactive Investor)
(Adds Jensen Investment Management, TA Associates) Jan 28 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Thursday. To inform us of other job changes, send an email to [email protected]
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 $1.05 or .7 percent, to $150.45. Morgan Stanley fell $.62 or 2.2 percent, to $27.33.
Infra investment to grow dramatically: Kamal Nath (The Economic Times)
Infrastructure investment into India is set to grow dramatically, and infrastructure funds will flow into soon "in a big way" said Kamal Nath in Davos, though he won't mention specifics.
Making Whole Life Insurance Work For You As An Investment Vehicle (Black Voices)
Filed under: Advice , Life By Ashley Glaw, Seed.com Contributor Insurance, until recently, was regarded as having only one purpose: covering and distributing risk throughout the insurance-holding population. Now, several options to use insurance as an investment vehicle have emerged and are becoming more popular. While weighing both pros and cons, the real question to ask is whether using ...
Edison Investment Research Mining Sector Report: Gold - Valuation Benchmarks are Obsolete (ITNews)
LONDON, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Investment Research has re-run its analysis to determine differentiated values for 'measured', 'indicated' and 'inferred' resource ounces to include the Canadian, Australian and South African markets as well as the London one.
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 $1.79 or 1.2 percent, to $153.29.
Chubb says investment gains boost 4Q profit (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Specialty insurer Chubb Corp. said Thursday that investment gains helped lift its profit 71 percent in the fourth quarter.
SD bill bars state investment in companies in Iran (AP via Yahoo! News)
Gov. Mike Rounds said Thursday he supports the idea of restricting state investment in companies that have significant involvement in Iran.
Obama announces $8 billion investment in high-speed train system (CNN)
President Obama announced Thursday that the federal government will spend $8 billion developing a nationwide high-speed train system -- an investment the White House says is needed to help spur long-term economic growth.
McDonald's says to lift 2010 China investment by 25 percent (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
McDonald's Corp. , the world's largest hamburger chain, said on Friday that it expects to boost its capital investment in China by about 25 percent in 2010.
McDonald's to up China cap investment by a quarter (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
McDonald's Corp , the world's largest hamburger chain, said it expects to boost its capital investment in China by about a quarter this year to tap the growth of the world's third-largest economy.
Guilty plea in investment fraud case (Chicago Tribune)
A Downers Grove man pleaded guilty Thursday to running an investment scheme that bilked more than 200 people of their savings, which he used to bankroll a now-defunct Chicago sports-talk radio station and other personal purchases.
McDonald’s Raises Investment in China by 25% to Overhaul Stores (Bloomberg)
Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- McDonald’s Corp. , the world’s largest restaurant company, will increase capital investment in China by 25 percent this year as it overhauls stores and offers free wireless Internet services to woo customers.
McDonald’s Raises Investment in China by 25% for 2010 (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- McDonald’s Corp. , the world’s largest restaurant company, will increase capital investment in China by 25 percent this year as it overhauls stores and offers free wireless Internet services to attract customers.
Finance Ministry-owned companies may be sold to boost investment (The Malaysian Insider)
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — The government plans to transfer some of the Ministry of Finance Inc-owned companies to private companies in order to boost private sector investment. Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the government may transfer the companies either through direct transfer or listing in the stock market.
Sales increase justifies Accor investment (Brisbane Times)
A 13.7 per cent increase in room sales at Formule 1 Sydney Airport for January 2010 (compared with January 2009) justified the $7 million investment at the hotel, according to the Accor group.
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 $1.00 or .7 percent, to $152.29. Morgan Stanley fell $.01 or percent, to $27.49.
McCrary appointed to Arkansas Workforce Investment Board (The Lonoke Democrat)
State Rep. Walls McCrary of Lonoke was recently appointed to the Arkansas Workforce Investment Board by Speaker of the House Robbie Wills.
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 $.78 or .5 percent, to $152.51. Morgan Stanley fell $.13 or .5 percent, to $27.36.
UN urges Haiti agriculture investment support (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The United Nations called Friday for donations for a $700 million agricultural investment fund for Haiti to help boost food production and create jobs.
Former Md. investment broker's appeal rejected (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A former investment broker has lost a bid to overturn his conviction for defrauding the Maryland pension system. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejected Maryland resident Nathan Chapman Jr.'s argument that his lawyer should have accepted a judge's offer of a mistrial.
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 $4.57 or 3.0 percent, to $148.72. Morgan Stanley fell $.71 or 2.6 percent, to $26.78.
UN Group Urges $700 Million Investment in Haitian Agriculture (Bloomberg)
Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- An investment plan to restore Haiti’s agriculture industry and secure food production will require $700 million in international aid, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said today.
Foreign investment will follow higher standards, says stock exchange boss (Irish Examiner)
THE head of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has warned that future international investment in Irish publicly-quoted companies depends on better corporate governance standards and global standards and expectations.
S.D. Bill Bars Investment In Iranian Companies (Yankton Press & Dakotan)
PIERRE — Gov. Mike Rounds said Thursday he supports the idea of restricting state investment in companies that have significant involvement in Iran.
Inauguration of "SABB Investment Research Center" at Al-Yamamah University (Zawya)
30 January 2010 Under " SABB SABB in the Community Programmes" The Saudi British Bank Saudi British Bank in collaboration with the University of Al-Yamamah "YU", established "SABB Investment Research Centre at YU". This initiative comes within the framework of activities carried out by the Bank to advance education in the Kingdom.
City makes big investment (Grand Island Independent)
The Grand Island City Council OK'd more than a quarter million dollars of tax dollar investment Tuesday night in order to get more than $1.5 million of new development.
South Africa 'kicks off' World Cup at Davos, calls for investment (EARTHtimes.org)
Davos, Switzerland - Officials from South African on Saturday highlighted the country's readiness to host the football World Cup in calling for foreign investment in the emerging economy. Former finance minister Trevor Manuel, flanked by members of t...
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.
Investment climate in Kerala hostile: expats (Gulf Times)
Prominent non-resident Indians have expressed concern over the hostile investment climate in Kerala.
M&A investment plunged 42% in '09 (The Japan Times)
Investment in mergers and acquisitions involving Japanese companies totaled ¥7.24 trillion in 2009, down 42.2 percent from the previous year and marking its lowest level since 2003, according to data compiled by Recof Corp. There were 1,957 M&A deals last year, down 18.4 percent and falling below 2,000 for the first time in six years, Recof, an M&A adviser, said.
Saudi to host Gulf-Africa Investment Forum in April (People's Daily)
Saudi Arabia is to host the Gulf- Africa Investment Forum on April 24-25, Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday. Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), together with the Gulf Research Center, will organize the meeting in Riyadh, which is expected to attract delegations of Gulf countries and African countries, the report quoted Secretary General of CSC Fahad S. al- Sultan as saying. Al-Sultan said the ...
Saudi Arabia- YU opens SABB Investment Research Center (MENAFN)
Saudi Arabia- YU opens SABB Investment Research Center
Jordan- Committee to grant permits for implementing investment projects (MENAFN)
Jordan- Committee to grant permits for implementing investment projects
Shell, Dow Chemical CEOs hope to increase investment in China (People's Daily)
The CEOs of Shell and Dow Chemical, two oil and chemical giants in the world, have said they are willing to expand investment in China as the country is increasingly important on the global stage. Peter Voser, chief executive office of Royal Dutch Shell, told Xinhua in an interview on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum that Shell has significant investment plans in ...
City makes big investment (Grand Island Independent)
The Grand Island City Council OK'd more than a quarter million dollars of tax dollar investment Tuesday night in order to get more than $1.5 million of new development.
TARP Inspector General Investigating 'Suspect Trades' by TARP Investment Management Firm (MalaysiaNews.net)
A government watchdog is investigating “suspect” securities transactions made last year by an unnamed investment management company that partnered with the Treasury Department in a program under ...