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Investment keeps saw firm sharp (EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press)
Investment is the best way to keep at the cutting edge of an industry, according to the boss at the sharp end of a one Norfolk business.
Clicker receives USD 11 million series B investment (Digital Media Europe)
(Telecompaper) US provider of an internet TV guide Clicker Media has received a Series B investment totaling USD 11 million. The round was led by Palo Alto-based Jafco Ventures, with participation by Series A investors Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. The funding will be used to support the long-term development of Clicker's product line and partnerships with major consumer electronics ...
Absa May Buy Controlling Stake in Namibia’s Capricorn Investment (Bloomberg)
Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Absa Group Ltd. said it may buy a controlling interest in Namibia’s Capricorn Investment Holdings Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.
Hong Kong investment firm in Portsmouth takeover talks (tribalfootball.com)
A Hong Kong investment firm are being linked with a takeover of Portsmouth . The Guardian says Endeavor Plan, a Hong Kong-based investment company, has viewed documents relating to the club's financial position and has informed Pompey's chief executive, Peter Storrie, of its interest in buying out the current owner, Balram Chainrai. It has suggested that 30 days' due diligence may be required ...
Three National Bank Securities Investment Solutions Stand Out at the Annual Lipper Fund Awards (Marketwire)
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2010) - (TSX:NA) - The Canadian Lipper Fund Awards were presented yesterday at a gala event in Toronto. National Bank Securities was honoured for three of its investment solutions which posted superior risk-adjusted performances relative to their peers.
Pension funds failing to direct investment manager voting (Investment Executive)
Most investment managers are voting proxies without guidance from clients, according to survey release Thursday by the Shareholder Association for Research and Education.
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 $.98 or .6 percent, to $154.75. Morgan Stanley fell $.28 or 1.0 percent, to $26.98.
Investment to enhance online information accessibility (The Mac Weekly)
If Facebook and Failblog lose their draw as procrastination sites in the next month, Macalester students can turn instead to the expanded investment website.
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 $.58 or .4 percent, to $156.31. Morgan Stanley rose $.08 or .3 percent, to $27.34.
Soybeans Fall as Dollar Rally Erodes Export, Investment Demand (Bloomberg)
Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Soybeans fell for a third straight day as the dollar strengthened, increasing the cost for importers of U.S. supplies and diminishing the appeal of commodities as an alternative investment.
Wilmington Rating Cut Below Investment Grade (Fox News)
Wilmington Rating Cut Below Investment Grade
Nebraska investment adviser indicted in fraud case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
An Omaha investment adviser has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of defrauding investors of more than $500,000.
Omaha investment adviser indicted in fraud case (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Omaha investment adviser has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of defrauding investors of more than $500,000, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Soybeans Fall as Dollar Rally Erodes Export, Investment Demand (Bloomberg)
Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Soybeans fell for a third straight day as the dollar strengthened, increasing the cost for importers of U.S. supplies and diminishing the appeal of commodities as an alternative investment.
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 $.45 or .3 percent, to $156.18. Morgan Stanley rose $.15 or .6 percent, to $27.41.
Omaha investment adviser indicted in fraud case (San Francisco Chronicle)
An Omaha investment adviser has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of defrauding investors of more than $500,000, federal prosecutors said Friday. Ryan Jindra, 34, misled clients and improperly withdrew money from client accounts, according to a... Fraud - United States Attorney - Indictment - Investment - Investment advisor
Fixed assets investment in railway industry exceeds 300 bln yuan (People's Daily)
Fixed assets investment in China's railway industry hit 321.8 billion yuan (47.12 billion U.S. dollars) in January 2010, 39 percent higher compared with the same period 2009, according to a report on the Ministry of Railways' website. Minister Liu Zhijun from the Ministry of Railways disclosed at a conference earlier that fixed assets investment in the railway industry totaling 823.5 billion ...
U.S. investment in Canada soaring (MalaysiaNews.net)
U.S. purchases of Canadian equities netted US$1-billion in the last month of 2009, while net U.S. investment in Canadian bonds hit US$2.7-billion, according to figures from the monthly U.S. Treasury ....
Felony charges in alleged investment scam (Everett Herald)
MARYSVILLE — A former Marysville business owner is facing felony charges connected to an investment scam that police allege bilked more than a dozen people out of $600,000.
Tien Giang calls for $10.6 billion investment (Vietnam Net)
VietNamNet Bridge – A conference on investment in the southern province of Tien Giang has noted that provincial authorities need to do more if they are to realistically achieve their goal of raising VND192 trillion (US$10.6 billion) for 117 projects.
China Foreign Direct Investment Rose 7.8% in January (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Foreign direct investment in China climbed for a sixth month as the effects of the financial crisis faded. Investment rose 7.8 percent from a year earlier to $8.13 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement today. The gain compared with a doubling in December.
S’pore top destination for overseas investment by Indian firms (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SINGAPORE: Singapore has emerged as the top destination for overseas investment by Indian companies in the last financial year, with more than US$5.5 billion invested.
Omaha Investment Adviser Indicted in Fraud Case (WOWT Omaha)
An Omaha investment adviser has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of defrauding investors of more than $500,000.
Simple investment strategies can be the most deceptive (Daily Telegraph)
The investment business works on the "kiss principle" (keep it simple, stupid).
China's foreign direct investment up 7.8 percent in January (AFP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Foreign direct investment in China rose year-on-year for the sixth straight month in January, the government said Saturday, as global demand continued to recover from the financial crisis.
Winter Olympics 2010: investment pays off as Amy Williams takes skeleton gold (Daily Telegraph)
Investment and talent combine for Amy Williams to win Olympic gold in Vancouver.
China Foreign Direct Investment Rose 7.8% in January (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Foreign direct investment in China climbed for a sixth month as the effects of the financial crisis faded. Investment rose 7.8 percent from a year earlier to $8.13 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement today. The gain compared with a doubling in December.
Sarwar in Shariah investment start-up (The Scotsman: Business)
BARCLAYS Wealth investment banker Saftar Sarwar has left the bank to launch his own boutique business specialising in general and Shariah-compliant investment products.
Investment return rates hurting Pitt County (The Daily Reflector)
The sluggish economy is hindering the investment efforts of local governments. Pitt County expects to take a $500,000 hit because governmental investments are bringing poor returns, County Finance Officer Melonie Bryan said.
Calls for greater investment in wildlife corridor (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Environmentalists have backed a planned wildlife corridor extending from the top of the Northern Territory to the South Australian coast, but says it needs more investment.
For China, a low-profile investment strategy (Seattle Times)
When the China Investment Corp. was created, many analysts feared that it would devour foreign firms. Yet CIC has not sought majority stakes or active management roles.
Officials call for boosting Arab-Euro investment (MENAFN)
Officials call for boosting Arab-Euro investment
Investment data may hint at rate rise (Brisbane Times)
Key data on business investment due this week will give home owners more clues about the prospect of another interest rate rise in March.
Egyptian Foreign Investment Falls, Making Target Hard to Reach (Bloomberg)
Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Foreign direct investment in Egypt slumped 35 percent in the first half of the fiscal year, making it hard for the government to meet its target of attracting $10 billion by June 2010.
UNAIDS Welcomes South Africa's New US$ 1.1 Billion Investment On AIDS For 2010 (Medical News Today)
UNAIDS welcomes the increased investments by South Africa to the AIDS response. In his 2010 budget speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed an allocation of US$ 1.1 billion, a 33% increase from 2009 levels. This is the biggest domestic investment made by any developing country on AIDS to date. "South Africa can directly change the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic with such bold ...
Scholar calls for tough action to boost investment in Chinese education to 4% of GDP (People's Daily)
A Chinese education policy researcher has suggested holding local officials accountable if they fail to invest enough in education, an approach likely to help the nation meet its 4-percent-of-GDP target for education investment this year. "I am optimistic the target can be met this year, if an accountability system is strictly implemented," said Xu Zhiyong, a professor with the Beijing Normal ...
Rate rise clues awaited in business investment data (Sydney Morning Herald)
Key data on business investment due this week will give home owners more clues about the prospect of another interest rate rise in March.
U.S. investment in Canada soaring (MalaysiaNews.net)
U.S. purchases of Canadian equities netted US$1-billion in the last month of 2009, while net U.S. investment in Canadian bonds hit US$2.7-billion, according to figures from the monthly U.S. Treasury ....
Lord Mandelson backs state investment bank plan (Daily Telegraph)
Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, has indicated his support for a state-run investment bank to provide loans to small businesses and capital for major infrastructure projects.
Foreign investment in China rises for 6th month (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
China's foreign investment rose for a sixth straight month in January in a new sign that recovery in the world's third largest economy is on track, government figures showed Monday.
Oman, Ukraine seek investment opportunities (Zawya)
22 February 2010 MUSCAT -- Maqbool bin Ali bin Sultan, Commerce and Industry Minister, yesterday discussed with Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Foreign Minister, means of enhancing bilateral co-operation, particularly in the economic, trade and investment fields.
Zimbabwe : 'Red Tape Stifling Investment' (AllAfrica.com)
VISITING Zambia tourism minister Catherine Namugala has advised government to streamline investment requirements to reduce bureaucratic inertia for would-be investors.
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority team to visit Korea (MENAFN)
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority team to visit Korea
China Gets $8.1 Billion Foreign Investment In Jan. (Fox News)
China Gets $8.1 Billion Foreign Investment In Jan.
Discount Investment to buy 8.3 pct of Super-Sol (Reuters via Yahoo! Philippines News)
TEL AVIV, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Holding company Discount Investment Corp said on Monday it would buy an additional 18 million shares, or 8.3 percent of Super-Sol , Israel's largest supermarket chain.
Namibia, Concerned by Chinese Influx, Bans Some Investment (Bloomberg)
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Namibia will ban foreign investment in small and medium sized public transport businesses and in hair and beauty salons because of increased Chinese involement in the industries.
Foreign investment in China rises for 6th month (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
China's foreign investment rose for a sixth straight month in January in a new sign that recovery in the world's third largest economy is on track, government figures showed Monday.
Namibia Bans Chinese Investment in Beauty Salons (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Namibia will ban foreign investment in small and medium-sized public-transport businesses and in hair and beauty salons because of increased Chinese involvement in the industries.
China Unicom Is ‘Interested’ in Nigerian Investment (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. , which last week denied any involvement in a bid to buy Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd., said a unit is interested in making an investment in the state-owned phone company.
Foreign investment in China rises for sixth month (Brisbane Times)
China's foreign investment rose for a sixth consecutive month in January in a new sign that recovery is on track