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Kuwait sees investment potential in East Sudan
KUWAIT: Investment opportunities for Kuwait's private sector in East Sudan are abundant and recent legislation complies with the open investment trend taken by the Sudanese government.
Walter Investment Management Corp. Announces Closing of Residential Mortgage Securitization
Walter Investment Management Corp. today announced the closing of a private placement of $135 million of residential mortgage backed notes issued by Mid-State Capital Trust 2010-1 , a newly formed statutory trust sponsored by Walter Investment.  The notes are backed by U.S. residential mortgage loans, building and installment sale contracts, promissory notes, related mortgages and other ...
Scout Investment Advisors acquires Reams Asset Management Company
Scout Investment Advisors , a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation , announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Reams Asset Management Company , an investment management firm based in Columbus, Ind.
Investment totals at six-month high
The amount of money consumers paid into investment funds reached a six-month high during October as the sector continued to benefit from low interest rates, figures show.
Ex-JPMorgan Banker Admits to Rigging Investment Bids
A former JPMorgan Chase & Co. banker pleaded guilty to rigging bids for municipal-bond investment contracts, becoming the eighth person to admit joining the biggest-ever conspiracy in the $2.8 trillion market’s history.
Caribbean Investment Property St Lucia, Barbados and St Vincent Successful Investor
Successful Investor Ltd, one of the United Kingdoms leading Caribbean investment property specialists, is pleased to announce some of the latest properties added to their expanding list of Caribbean investment opportunities in St Lucia. The Company is involved in promoting property investment opportunities in the Caribbean islands of St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent and The Dominican Republic. In...
Beginners' Guide: Ethical investment
Record numbers of individuals are investing with a conscience. The level of investment into UK ethical retail funds is rising as more investors take the moral high ground on a wide range of issues, from ...
Bell Investment Advisors Offers Webinar, 'Last-Minute Strategies for 2010 and a Look Forward to 2011'
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Investment Advisors, Inc., a Bay Area registered investment advisory firm, today announced they will be hosting a free webinar, "Last-Minute Strategies for 2010 and a Look Forward to 2011," on December 8, 2010, 2-2:30 PM PST. The event is part of the firm's on-going free educational webinar series. The end of the year is quickly approaching and ...
Europe Exports, Investment Hold Back Growth as Consumers Sustain Spending
European export growth slowed and investment stagnated in the third quarter, countering a gain in consumer demand and curbing an economic expansion.
Investment bank hiring up in Q3
Investment banking recruitment surged in the third quarter with available jobs in capital markets and advisory rising more than 20 percent even as staff cuts loom at some banks a study showed on Thursday.
OECD Sees Drop in Cross-Border Investment
Cross-border investment by businesses will fall again in 2010, although at a much slower pace than last year, the OECD said.
Mawer Wins at 2010 Morningstar Canadian Investment Awards
CALGARY, ALBERTA-- (Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2010) - Mawer Investment Management Ltd.'s own, Jim Hall, won the prestigious Morningstar Equity Fund Manager of the Year award at the 16 th annual Canadian Investment Awards.
Zurich Looks To Underwriting To Beat Investment Shortfall
Zurich Looks To Underwriting To Beat Investment Shortfall
Investment boost for Malaysia
So far, a RM500 million investment from a Taiwanese tyre company is in the bag while another two in orchid farming and aquaculture are being finalised. These deals have come from the ongoing Malaysia-International Chinese Business Forum, an event to spur trade and investment with China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Malaysia's trade with these four countries account for a third of its total ...
Investment boost for Malaysia
Malaysia expects more investments from its major trading partners in Asia, riding on the region's efforts to reinforce its links amid slower economic growth in developing countries.
Rio Tinto on an Investment Spree
Rio Tinto is on an investment spree to enhance production driven by the gradual market recovery.
LivingSocial Gets $175 Million Amazon Investment (Like BoomTown Said)
Amazon will invest $175 million in LivingSocial, the No. 2 player in the fast-growing social buying space. BoomTown reported yesterday that the massive investment was in the works.
How Soon Might Google's Deal with Groupon Follow Amazonian Investment?
Now that Amazon's $175 million investment in social buying service LivingSocial has been confirmed, all eyes will inevitably be turning to Google, as it nudges closer to completing a blockbuster acquisition deal with the category leader Groupon.
Investment, savings nos. add up to nothing for economists
A sharp revision in investment growth number for the first fiscal quarter has perplexed economists who were left to wonder what to make of the figure, seen as key to India sustaining high growth rates.
The 5 Biggest Investment Myths
No matter how good or bad the economy is there is always someone bragging about their brilliant inve
Green technology investment falters
Global warming experts do not have high hopes for the latest United Nations climate change conference
Investment bankers' basic pay up 20 percent - survey
The average basic salary for investment banking staff in the City has risen by 20 percent over the last year a survey by financial services recruitment company Astbury Marsden said on Friday.
London Investment Banks Increase Pay by 20% for Some Staff, Recruiter Says
Investment banks in the U.K. increased the base pay of some staff on average by about 20 percent in the past year, recruiter Astbury Marsden said.
Investment Advice for Upper-Middle-Income Retirees
The future looks good, although a healthcare cushion makes sense.
LivingSocial receives $175 million investment by Amazon.com
LivingSocial will use this investment to continue its momentum of worldwide launches and overall business growth while continuing to serve deals to more than 10 million current subscribers.
South Africa, Mozambique Seek Saudi Agriculture, Food Investment
South Africa and Mozambique want to attract capital investment from Saudi Arabia as they try to expand their economies and build infrastructure, officials from both countries said today.
Plea for investment industry to join battle against global poverty
INSTITUTIONAL investors are being urged to develop investment policies that will help tackle poverty.
The Constituent General Assembly of Saudi Venture Capital Investment Company (SVCIC)
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia: The constituent general assembly of Saudi Venture Capital Investment Company (SVCIC) was held on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 at Paris Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel - Riyadh, to announce the incorporation of Saudi Venture Capital Investment Company with a paid up capital of SR 375 million.
Investment banks: how much pay is too much?
Investment banks have paid their staff nearly three times more in pay and bonuses than they have made in profits for their shareholders over the past five years, according to analysis by Financial News – raising the question over the fair distribution of rewards between employees and owners in the investment banking industry.
Investment Banking Awards 2010: the full list of winners
In a year marked by declining profits, the sovereign debt crisis and the burden of incoming regulation, it can be easy to overlook the achievements of the investment banking industry.
AHEB Investment Group and QuickSilver Project Management Ltd Enter Exclusive Joint Venture
AHEB Investment Group announces joint venture with bespoke UK project management company QuickSilver. The venture enables AHEB clients, including investors and stakeholders of various major projects, to enjoy consulting and assistance from a pool of experienced and expert consultants during planning, design and execution of their projects.
IIAC Hosting Investment Outlook Luncheon Series: Forecasting for the Investment Industry in 2011
The Investment Industry Association of Canada , in partnership with the Empire Club, invites members of the business community to participate in the 17th Annual Investment Outlook Luncheon on January 6, 2011.
The Investment Center Selects SunGard’s Protegent for Supervisory and Surveillance Compliance Management
The Investment Center Inc., three-time award winner for broker-dealer of the year by Investment Advisor Magazine, has selected SunGard’s Protegent Surveillance to help automate compliance surveillance processes and mitigate exposure to regulatory risks. (PRWeb December 06, 2010) Read the full story at (link) prweb8015796.htm
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Steve Madden, DSW, Foot Locker and Deckers
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Steve Madden, DSW, Foot Locker and Deckers
Qatar buys stake in Hochtief, complicating ACS bid
Qatar's investment company has agreed to buy a 9.1 percent stake in Germany's largest builder Hochtief AG for euro400 million -- complicating an unfriendly takeover bid from Spanish construction firm ACS.
Albemarle Investment - De-listing of Company
Albemarle Investment - De-listing of Company
Investment of £150,000 into WGH welcomed
WESTMORLAND General Hospital is set to benefit from the investment of £150,000 to secure mental health services at the site.
Investment Fraud Sweep Nets 343 Criminal Defendants
A crackdown on investment frauds including Ponzi schemes and stock market manipulation resulted in U.S. enforcement action against 343 criminal defendants and 189 civil defendants since August, the Justice Department said.
Federal officials target investment fraud in nationwide operation
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and other federal officials announced Monday that the largest-ever nationwide crackdown on investment fraud has led to criminal or civil charges against more than 500 people since August in cases that defrauded thousands of people out...
Feds charge hundreds in fraudulent investment schemes
In an effort to bring attention to the problem of investment fraud, federal authorities on Monday highlighted hundreds of cases where defendants accused of financial wrongdoing had been arrested, charged criminally or sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
U.S. Attorney Urges Common Sense Following Several Investment Fraud Cases
U.S. Attorney William Hochul, Jr., joined secret service, IRS and FBI agents at the Federal Building in Rochester Monday to announce the results of Operation Broken Trust, a nationwide initiative that targets investment and securities fraud. Hochul said over the last year, his office opened or closed eight cases in the Western District of New York, that defrauded more than 950 victims out of ...
Investment banks: how much pay is too much?
Investment banks have paid their staff nearly three times more in pay and bonuses than they have made in profits for their shareholders over the past five years, according to analysis by Financial News – raising the question over the fair distribution of rewards between employees and owners in the investment banking industry.
Obama cites 'Sputnik' moment, calls for investment
President Barack Obama urged Monday a refocus on scientific research and teaching, as was triggered by the launch of the Soviet's 1957 Sputnik satellite, saying it was key to future US prosperity.
U.S. crackdown on investment fraud: $8 billion
A crackdown on investment frauds including Ponzi schemes and stock market manipulation resulted in U.S. enforcement action against 343 criminal defendants and 189 civil defendants since August, the Justice Department...
Federal officials target investment fraud in nationwide operation
The largest-ever nationwide crackdown on investment fraud has led to criminal or civil charges against more than 500 people since August in cases alleging they defrauded thousands of people out of a total of $10.5 billion, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said.
Taiwan, China unlikely to agree on investment pact
Taiwan and China may not be able to sign a long-anticipated investment protection agreement at an upcoming meeting because of lingering differences, Taiwanese officials say.
U.S. crackdown on investment fraud: $8 billion
A crackdown on investment frauds including Ponzi schemes and stock market manipulation resulted in U.S. enforcement action against 343 criminal defendants and 189 civil defendants since August, the Justice Department...
Draganfly Investment - Increase in Share Price
Draganfly Investment - Increase in Share Price
Corporate Investment Represents Home Health Services Company Petra Health, Inc. in Acquisition
Corporate Investment, a business brokerage in Austin, Texas, specializing in business sales, mergers and acquisitions, represented Petra Health, Inc. of San Antonio during the business sales process. (PRWeb December 07, 2010) Read the full story at (link) prweb4863634.htm
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)