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CIMB Investment bags awards for Maxis IPO role (The Edge Daily)
KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Investment Bank has been named Best Equity Deal/Best IPO entity in Malaysia for its role as joint coordinator and joint bookrunner for Maxis Bhd's RM11.2 billion initial public offer (IPO).
CPP Investment Board to invest $400M in Canadian private equity, venture firms (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The CPP Investment Board is committing an additional $400 million to be invested in the Canadian private equity and venture capital market.
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 $2.37 or 1.5 percent, to $159.31. Morgan Stanley rose $.23 or .8 percent, to $28.29.
Stanlib Appoints Rider as Chief Investment Officer (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Stanlib Ltd., the Johannesburg-based money manager, said it appointed Stewart Rider as chief investment officer after he acted in the position since September last year.
CIMB Investment bags 2 awards (Business Times (Malaysia))
CIMB Investment Bank has won two awards at The Asset magazine's annual "Triple A Awards 2009" for its work on Maxis Communications' initial public offering (IPO). CIMB Investment Bank was awarded the "Best Equity Deal/Best IPO" for its role as joint global coordinator and joint book runner for the Maxis Communications US$3.3 billion public offering, under the Triple A Regional Awards category ...
GPF to lift investment (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Government Pension Fund plans to expand its investment abroad, particularly in Asia and the US.
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 $1.01 or .6 percent, to $157.95. Morgan Stanley fell $.27 or 1.0 percent, to $27.79.
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 $.29 or .2 percent, to $157.23.
Thai bourse promotes investment at Money Expo Pattaya (Thaipr.net)
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues its mission to promote knowledge about personal finance planning and investment alternatives, under the theme “Increasing value to your saving, increasin
CIMB Investment bags awards for role in Maxis IPO (MalaysiaNews.net)
KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Investment Bank has been named “Best Equity Deal/Best IPO” entity in Malaysia for its role as joint coordinator and joint bookrunner for Maxis Bhd’s RM11.2bil init...
Malaysia 2009 Investment Approvals Fall in Recession (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s approved factory investment declined in 2009 as companies delayed projects amid a global economic slump. Approved investments dropped by about half to 32.6 billion ringgit ($9.6 billion) last year, Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed said in Kuala Lumpur today.
Malaysia 2009 Investment Approvals Fall in Recession (Update1) (BusinessWeek)
Malaysia’s approved factory investment declined in 2009 as companies delayed projects amid a global economic slump.
Taiwan plans to double investment cap in China fund firms-paper (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
TAIPEI, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Taiwan's financial regulators planned to double the investment cap for local brokerages, mutual funds and futures firms to 40 percent of their book values in Chinese counterparts, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
Think of your charitable contribution as an investment (MalaysiaNews.net)
Before you make a charitable donation, do the same research you would when making any other investment, suggests Rebecca Davies, director of fundraising with Doctors Without Borders.
Canaccord Posts Profit on Investment Banking (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Canaccord Financial Inc. , Canada’s largest independent brokerage by assets, posted third-quarter profit of C$15.1 million ($14.2 million) on higher fees from investment banking.
Palestinians to hold investment conference (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The Palestinian government says it's hosting an investment conference in June. Economics Minister Hassan Abu Libdeh said Thursday the conference in the town of Bethlehem seeks to pair local and foreign investors with small and medium-sized businesses that make up most of the Palestinian economy.
Bangladesh seeks $7 bln foreign investment for power (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
DHAKA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Bangladesh is seeking $7 billion of foreign investment to boost its electricity generation, a shortage of which has slowed the country's economic development, a government adviser said on Thursday.
Investment banks see bright future in the equity market (Sydney Morning Herald)
INVESTMENT banks are getting a makeover. After the testosterone charged days of the global financial crisis and the sharemarket bubble that preceded it, more banks are seeking to hire women to balance out their male-dominated trading floors.
Canaccord posts profit; investment banking strong (Reuters via Yahoo! Canada News)
Canaccord Financial Inc swung to a quarterly profit from a year-earlier loss, driven by a rise in investment banking revenue and commissions.
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 $3.55 or 2.3 percent, to $153.68. Morgan Stanley fell $.69 or 2.5 percent, to $27.20.
Corn, Soybeans Drop as Dollar’s Rally Trims Investment Demand (Bloomberg)
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Corn and soybeans fell to the lowest prices in almost four months as the dollar strengthened, diminishing the appeal of commodities as an alternative investment.
Emcore makes deal with Chinese investment firm (KOB 4 Albuquerque)
Emcore Corp. of Albuquerque has entered into an agreement for a Chinese investment company to buy a 60 percent interest in Emcore's fiber optics business.
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 $5.28 or 3.4 percent, to $151.95. Morgan Stanley fell $1.00 or 3.6 percent, to $26.89.
Children: Expense Or Investment? (Forbes)
Tips on how to make your children your best investment.
Canaccord Posts Profit on Investment Banking (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Canaccord Financial Inc. , Canada’s largest independent brokerage by assets, posted third-quarter profit of C$15.1 million ($14.2 million) on higher fees from investment banking and said it aims to expand.
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 $6.55 or 4.2 percent, to $150.68. Morgan Stanley fell $1.26 or 4.5 percent, to $26.63.
A smart investment to end homelessness (Seattle Times)
A successful public-private partnership to combat homelessness, the Washington Families Fund, is a smart investment of state dollars by legislators worried about the best use of scarce public resources.
Iowa farmland still good investment, as economy eases: Realtors, economists (Iowa Farmer)
ALTOONA -- Iowa’s farmland remains a good investment, according to Realtors and economists who gathered recently for the Iowa Land Investment Expo. “I think the correction is over,” says Mike Ralston, editor of the “Landowner Newsletter.”
HFAC Gets Green Investment Grant (The Harvard Crimson)
The Harvard Financial Analysts Club is in the final stages of negotiation for a contract that would grant the club $100,000 dollars to use in its new Cleantech Investment Fund.
Ho Chi Minh City Sets Up Financial Investment Company - Report (Fox News)
Ho Chi Minh City Sets Up Financial Investment Company - Report
Canaccord posts profit on investment banking (MalaysiaNews.net)
TORONTO -- Canaccord Financial Inc., Canada's largest independent brokerage by assets, posted third-quarter profit of $15.1-million on higher fees from investment banking. Net income for the period e...
Apartment Investment Posts Loss (Fox News)
Apartment Investment Posts Loss
Apartment Investment Posts Loss (MalaysiaNews.net)
NEW YORK -- Apartment Investment and Management Co. said Friday that it lost $6.7 million, or 6 cents a share, in the fourth-quarter compared to an 11 cents a share loss in the year-ago period. Adjus...
BG says tax changes could hit Kazkhstan investment (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - British gas producer BG Group plc , one of the largest foreign investors in Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry, said plans to abolish tax exemptions enshrined in oil contracts signed years ago would hit investment in the country.
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 $.14 or .1 percent, to $150.82. Morgan Stanley rose $.19 or .7 percent, to $26.82.
Recession Blues: Tyra’s Man Shuts Down his Investment Bank (Bossip)
Sources say Tyra’s high profile man John Utendahl is facing some serious financial woes. More details under the hood. Prominent investment banker John Utendahl has shut down Utendahl Capital Partners, his lucrative investment bank. The company, which faced major layoffs last year, are being picked up by another African-American investment bank, The Williams Group. John still has some [...]
Malaysia plans more domestic investment promos (Business Times (Malaysia))
DOMESTIC investments are expected to increase to 40 per cent this year from 32.2 per cent last year, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. To achieve the target, he said, his ministry will launch frequent domestic investment promotions and offer attractive packages for local investors besides creating a conducive business environment. Last year, nearly 70 per ...
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 $.51 or .3 percent, to $151.19. Morgan Stanley rose $.19 or .7 percent, to $26.82.
Man held in LA for alleged $12M investment scam (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Federal agents have arrested a man in Los Angeles they claim raised at least $12 million in an investment scam.
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 $3.48 or 2.3 percent, to $154.16. Morgan Stanley rose $.63 or 2.4 percent, to $27.26.
Savers pay record amount into investment funds (Yorkshire Post Today)
Consumers paid a record amount into investment funds during 2009 as savers looked for an alternative home for their cash. (05/02/2010 19:06:34)
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.
Iowa farmland still good investment, as economy eases: Realtors, economists (Iowa Farmer)
ALTOONA -- Iowa’s farmland remains a good investment, according to Realtors and economists who gathered recently for the Iowa Land Investment Expo. “I think the correction is over,” says Mike Ralston, editor of the “Landowner Newsletter.”
'Investment approvals fell in 2009' (Sabah Daily Express)
SINGAPORE: Malaysia's approved factory investment declined in 2009 as companies delayed projects amid a global economic slump.
Oman- Investment conference to open up new partnerships (MENAFN)
Oman- Investment conference to open up new partnerships
HCM City calls for greater investment from Viet Kieu (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City People's Committee has called on the Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) community to step up investment in key sectors, promising to facilitate this with further administrative reforms.
Ho Chi Minh City Financial Investment Company established (Nhân Dân)
Nhan Dan Online – The State-owned Ho Chi Minh City Financial Investment Company (HFIC) has been established on the basis of restructuring of the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Development Investment Fund, with a registered capital of VND 5 trillion.
KDDI Said to Consider Cutting Jupiter Investment to Below 33% (BusinessWeek)
KDDI Corp., Japan’s second-biggest mobile-phone operator, may trim its planned investment in Jupiter Telecommunications Co. to avoid triggering regulatory scrutiny, said a KDDI official familiar with the plan.
KDDI Said to Consider Cutting Jupiter Investment to Below 33% (Bloomberg)
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- KDDI Corp. , Japan’s second-biggest mobile-phone operator, may trim its planned investment in Jupiter Telecommunications Co. to avoid triggering regulatory scrutiny, said a KDDI official familiar with the plan.
Poppe's proposals for Austin area included in Capital Investment bill (Austin Daily Herald)
Several projects State Rep. Jeanne Poppe proposed for the Austin area were included in the Capital Investment bill that was rolled out on the first day of session.