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Investment strategist forecasts events that could affect the economic recovery (Washington Post)
It's a tradition on Wall Street to offer predictions early in the year about where the economy is headed, whether companies will prosper and what will happen in the stock market. Here, Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, a New York-based firm providing independent investment strategy...
Kristi King-Brock named to state Workforce Investment Board (Anderson Independent-Mail)
WorkLink Workforce Investment Board member Kristi King-Brock has been named to the South Carolina Governor’s State Workforce Investment Board by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford . King-Brock’s term began Jan. 19.The state board is charged with overseeing the state’s efforts to develop a skilled, high quality workforce to enable our citizens and businesses to succeed in today’s global economy ...
Investment strategist forecasts events that could affect the economic recovery (Washington Post)
It's a tradition on Wall Street to offer predictions early in the year about where the economy is headed, whether companies will prosper and what will happen in the stock market. Here, Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, a New York-based firm providing independent investment strategy...
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.”
T'GANU EXPECT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT FROM LOCAL AND FOREIGN INVESTORS (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu state government expect an increase in investment this year, compared with last year, based on the number of applications received from local and foreign companies.
Infra investment doubles to 8% in 5 yrs: Plan Panel (The Economic Times)
The Planning Commission today said investment in the infrastructure sector has doubled in the past five years from 4 per cent to 8 per cent of GDP.
Decide return on long-term investment (New Haven Register)
WHAT investment return do you expect? In 1999, the S&P returned 21 percent; in 1998, 25.6 percent; and in 1997, 33.4 percent.
Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Cognitive Match Raises an Additional $2.5M Investment from Dawn Capital (PRWeb)
Artificial Intelligence pioneer Cognitive Match raises an additional $2.5M investment from Dawn Capital with Series B investment. The Company will use this investment to accelerate its sales and business development activities. (PRWeb Feb 7, 2010) Read the full story at (link) prweb3571434.htm
Roseman: Investment issue? Look no further (Toronto Star)
Where do you go to complain about an investment or about the person who sold you the investment?
Chartpoppers.com releases Consolidated Investment Analysis for General Electric Company. (MalaysiaNews.net)
(CHARTPOPPERS.COM, February 08, 2010 ) Point Roberts, WA - Chartpoppers.com announces an investment report featuring Conglomerates company General Electric Company. (NYSE:GE) The investment report ...
Avoid green investment scams (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
The big regulator of U.S. securities firms, FINRA, has recently addressed a new threat to your financial well-being: the green energy investment scam.
She'll be REIT: new life for investment trusts (Brisbane Times)
LEND LEASE and GPT's wholesale office fund are set to complete deals worth a combined $450 million in the short term in a bid to breathe life into the flagging real estate investment trust sector.
LF criticises private investment in Railways (Press Trust of India)
Kolkata, Feb 7 (PTI) The ruling Left Front in West Bengal today criticised private investment in the Railways, saying it might lead to massive retrenchment of employees.
Johor sees RM46b oil investment from Mideast (Business Times (Malaysia))
Johor expects to draw in RM46 billion in investment in its oil and gas (O&G) industry from two Middle Eastern companies over the next three years.
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.
No foodbowl but Ord investment still worthwhile (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Western Australia's Regional Development Minister, Brendon Grylls, says the government's multi-million dollar investment in the second stage of the Ord River scheme is still warranted.
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...
Peltz' Heinz profit fails to impress investment experts (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
investment experts are underwhelmed by billionaire investor Nelson Peltz's return — given the magnitude of the battle for control of Heinz nearly four years ago, when he vowed to shake the company out of its lethargy.
Fontinalis Partners Announces Investment in Parkmobile USA a Leading Provider of Mobile Parking Payment Systems and ... (The Auto Channel)
ATLANTA and DETROIT, Jan. 29, 2010 -- Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a Michigan-based strategic investment firm, today announced that it has invested in Parkmobile USA, Inc., and the firm's parent company, Parkmobile International B.V., a leading provider of mobile parking payment systems and integrated transportation technology solutions.
Investment in UBS by GIC – a Chronicle of a Disaster in the Making (The Temasek Review)
By Damon Yeo It was mid-December 2007 [A] when the Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GIC) made a whooping 11 billion Swiss francs (S$13.8 billion) investment in UBS. There was news earlier in the summer of 2007 about how the US housing market was showing signs of slowing down, but some of the major financial institutions were [...]
INVESTPENANG TO SET UP PENANG INVESTMENT TOURISM OFFICE IN S'PORE (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
PENANG, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Invest-in-Penang Bhd (InvestPenang) will set up the Penang Investment Tourism Office (PITO) in Singapore soon, in an effort to draw tourism and investment to the state.
Firm expands with £4m investment (Bury Times)
A THRIVING Radcliffe company is making a £4million investment to help meet demand for its award-winning safety flooring product.
Penang to set up tourism, investment office in Singapore (The Edge Daily)
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Investment Tourism Office (PITO) in Singapore will be operational by the middle of this year. Invest-in-Penang Berhad chairman of the executive committee Datuk Lee Kah Choon said the office will be located along Beach Road in Singapore.
Hai Phong targets $300mil in foreign investment (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge – The northern port city of Hai Phong has set a target to attract US$300 million in foreign investment this year, said Vu Xuan Minh, head of the Investment Promotion Division of the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.
CNA Posts Third Straight Quarterly Profit on Investment Results (BusinessWeek)
CNA Financial Corp., the insurer controlled by Loews Corp., reported a third straight profit on improved investment returns and gains from the sale of a stake in actuarial data provider Verisk Analytics Inc.
CNA Posts Third Straight Quarterly Profit on Investment Results (Bloomberg)
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- CNA Financial Corp. , the insurer controlled by Loews Corp., reported a third straight profit on improved investment returns and gains from the sale of a stake in actuarial data provider Verisk Analytics Inc.
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 $1.40 or .9 percent, to $152.76. Morgan Stanley fell $.23 or .8 percent, to $27.03.
Tax plan will hit property investment (Marlborough Express)
John Key will unveil measures aimed at cooling New Zealand's love affair with property investment in a speech today that is expected to outline major tax reforms.
Loews returns to 4Q profit on investment gains (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Loews Corp. rebounded to a fourth-quarter profit on improving performances in the conglomerate's investment portfolio and at its commercial insurance unit.
Canadians will gravitate back toward RRSPs as investment vehicle this year: CIBC (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - CIBC World Markets says Canadian investors will likely return to RRSPs this year after fleeing from the retirement investment vehicles when economic conditions worsened.
Canadians will gravitate back toward RRSPs as investment vehicle this year: CIBC (Canadian Business)
TORONTO - CIBC World Markets says Canadian investors will likely return to RRSPs this year after fleeing from the retirement investment vehicles
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 $1.00 or .6 percent, to $153.16. Morgan Stanley fell $.07 or .3 percent, to $27.19.
Asean, India close to adding investment liberalisation to FTA (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Asean and India will finalise investment liberalisation under their free-trade agreement this year in bid to boost investment growth between the two sides amid the global economic recovery.
Nasdaq OMX Boosts Investment In Agora-X Swaps Platform (Fox News)
Nasdaq OMX Boosts Investment In Agora-X Swaps Platform
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 $3.06 or 2.0 percent, to $151.10. Morgan Stanley fell $.66 or 2.4 percent, to $26.60.
China Power Investment Signed Deal With Resourcehouse (Correct) (Bloomberg)
(Corrects last name of spokeswoman.) Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- China Power Investment Corp., the parent of China Power International Development Ltd., signed a coal contract with Australia’s Resourcehouse Ltd., Gigi Chan, Hong Kong-based spokeswoman at China Power International, said by telephone today.
Capital investment expectations rise (Sky News Australia)
Capital investment expectations for the June quarter have risen to the highest level in seven years and employment expectations are back in the black, a business survey shows.
Capital investment expectations hit high (BigPond News)
Capital investment expectations for the June quarter have risen to the highest level in seven years.
In search of jobs, investment (The Indianapolis Star)
Indianapolis -- Indy Partnership Business Development Director Kristie McKillip is in California this week meeting with leading site-selection consultants and life sciences companies as part of Indy Partnership's ongoing effort to attract jobs and investment to the 10-county Indianapolis region, the group said today. Jeff Quyle, economic development coordinator with Hoosier Energy, is ...
PUBLIC INVESTMENT BANK AIMS TO MANAGE SIX IPOs (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Public Investment Bank aims to manage six initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, of which three are companies from China, says its Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory, Phang Siew Loong.
Public Investment Bank to manage 6 IPOs (Business Times (Malaysia))
PUBLIC Investment Bank aims to manage six initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, of which three are companies from China, says its Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory, Phang Siew Loong.
Public Investment Bank to manage 6 IPOs (Business Times (Malaysia))
PUBLIC Investment Bank aims to manage six initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, of which three are companies from China, says its Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory, Phang Siew Loong. "We have already received approval from the Securities Commission for two of the Chinese companies, for whom listings, are expected by the second quarter of this year," he said. The companies are engaged ...
MINING FINANCE / INVESTMENT (Mineweb)
The $200-billion China Investment Corp. has made substantial investments in the North American mining industry and, in particular, Teck Resources.
Gold Gains in London as Weaker Dollar Spurs Investment Demand (Bloomberg)
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Gold gained in London as a weaker dollar increased demand for the metal as an alternative investment. The U.S. Dollar Index , a six-currency gauge of the greenback’s strength, fell as much as 0.4 percent on speculation European officials will agree to help Greece tackle its budget gap.
Opel plans 11bn euro investment (MalaysiaNews.net)
General Motors' (GM) Opel unit will invest 11bn euros ($15bn; £9.7bn) "in a new product offensive" over the next five years, the carmaker has said.The investment forms part of a plan t...
Wellington West appoints State Street to provide investment services for new funds (Investment Executive)
State Street Corp, (NYSE: STT) and IFDS Canada, have been appointed by Wellington West Asset Management, Inc. to provide a range of investment services, the firms announced Monday.
IIROC releases draft on the distribution of “non-arm’s length” investment products (Investment Executive)
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has published a notice setting out how firms should deal with regulatory issues that arise when they sell proprietary products.
Iran Sees US$12 Billion In Foreign Investment By 2015 (Bernama)
TEHRAN, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- The director of the Organisation for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran stated that it is predicted by the end of the Fifth Development Plan (2015) US$12 billion foreign investments will have entered the country, Iran's Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
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 $1.14 or .8 percent, to $152.24. Morgan Stanley rose $.16 or .6 percent, to $26.76.