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Investment funds call for better AIM regulation
Leading investment fund managers have raised concerns about inadequate regulation of London's AIM market following a wave of flotations that has seen oil explorers and commodity companies raise £3bn....
UBS Reduces 2010 Bonus Pool 10% After Investment Banking Profit Shrinks
UBS AG , Switzerland’s biggest lender, cut its 2010 bonus pool by 10 percent as fourth-quarter investment-banking profit slumped.
UBS CFO: Investment Bank Eyes Painful Cost Decisions
ZURICH -(Dow Jones)- UBS AG's (UBS) securities unit may have some painful decisions to make following a costly build-up of personnel in 2010 if revenue doesn't pick up, the Swiss bank's financial chief, John Cryan, told Dow Jones Newswires on Tuesday.
FF promises investment in IT, science
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said investment in science, technology and innovation is central to the party’s plan for a better future.
Fair Investment Company launches new Isa and Sipp
Pensions, saving and investment specialist Fair Investment Company has launched two new tax-efficient investment vehicles – a Sipp and an Isa. Accessible via one platform, the accounts will offer access to a wide range of investments including funds, ETFs and managed portfolios.
Colombia May Be Awarded Investment-Grade Rating By July, Echeverry Says
Ratings firms may upgrade Colombia to investment grade in the first half of this year, though the exact timing depends on the companies, Finance Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry said on a conference call with investors.
2011 China Investment Guide: Rabbit Is Rich
China enjoyed double-digit economic growth last year, yet the just-finished Year of the Tiger wasn't
2011 China Investment Guide: Internet Battle Grid
In the space of a decade, China?s Internet population has become the world?s largest, an
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE Amex: TWO; TWO.WS), a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010.
2011 China Investment Guide: Digital Consumers On The Rise
China, long a low-cost outsourcing center for electronics companies, is rapidly becoming the world&#
2011 China Investment Guide: The World's Best Hydro Returns
China's solar power companies have shaken up global capital markets in recent years and become a fas
2011 China Investment Guide: What Will Be The Next Lafite?
An investment in wine has been one of the best places to put your money of late. The Liv-ex Fine Win
Global Investment Banks May Slash 3,000 Jobs in Japan by 2014
Global investment banks in Japan may cut more than 3,000 positions in two or three years as risk- aversion and weak economic growth reduce earnings prospects in the country, Executive Search Partners Co. said.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Pegasystems, Inter Parfums, Rollins and Credit Acceptance
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Pegasystems, Inter Parfums, Rollins and Credit Acceptance
Investment Stats: Meet the New Normal
The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage. The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the views of TheStreet or its management. NEW YORK (TheLFB-Forex.com ) -- In a review on what can be expected from the investment arena in 2011, if ...
Gates Foundation makes first equity investment
The Microsoft co-founder's charitable organization has taken a stake in Inigral, a Facebook app developer focused on helping colleges connect with and retain students.
Investment banks may slash 3,000 jobs by '14
Global investment banks in Japan may cut more than 3,000 positions in two or three years as risk-aversion and weak economic growth reduce earnings prospects in the country, Executive Search Partners Co. said Wednesday. Overseas banks will shrink Japan payrolls to less than 20,000 from 23,724 as business wanes in stock underwriting, securities trading, real-estate finance and private equity ...
Arab farm investment push
FORMER Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, is leading a push to get Arabs to invest in Australian farmland as part of a long term food security strategy for oil-rich Gulf States Mr Hawke, a founding member of the Australian Gulf Council (AGC), believes the combination of Saudi money and Australian farmland and farming know-how will make a good mix, and the oil rich States are keen to buy in.
Chimera Investment Corporation Reports Core EPS for the 4th Quarter 2010 of $0.14 Per Share and for the Year of $0.66 ...
Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) today reported Core Earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, of $136.2 million or $0.14 per average share as compared to Core Earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, of $80.7 million or $0.12 per average share and Core Earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, of $139.0 million or $0.16 per average share.
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Announces Proposed Offering of Common Shares
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT) today announced that it plans to sell 8,000,000 common shares of beneficial interest ("shares) in an ...
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
UniCredit Names Jean-Pierre Mustier Head of Investment Banking
UniCredit SpA , Italy’s biggest bank, appointed Jean-Pierre Mustier head of corporate and investment banking to succeed Sergio Ermotti , who stepped down in October after a management shakeup.
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Announces Pricing of Common Share Offering
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT) today announced the pricing of a public offering of 9,500,000 ...
UPDATE 1-Copper miner Kazakhmys eyes $6 bln investment
* Investment over 3-4 years in energy, mining,metals * Chairman speaks at party congress * Copper output seen rising from 2015 (Adds details, background) ASTANA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Kazakh copper miner ...
Investment firm’s secrets slip out
If it hadn’t been for a strange turn of events at the state’s highest court, sensitive details about the vast wealth of secretive Boston investment firm Wellington Management Co. might have never seen the light of day.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Stanley Black & Decker, Measurements Specialties and Joy Global
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Stanley Black & Decker, Measurements Specialties and Joy Global
2011 China Investment Guide: Think Small
It wasn't long ago that small-cap Chinese stocks were mostly associated with sloppy management and b
MGIC Investment Shares Popped: What You Need to Know
Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?
Buying A Car: The Worst Investment?
Those who know how to build wealth understand that every dollar they spend should be seen as an investment. Even if you don't have a lot of knowledge (or even interest) in how the stock market works, you surely know how to be successful: you buy a stock at one price and later sell it at a higher price, making a healthy and impressive profit. (For related reading, also take a look at 5 Ways To ...
Buying A Car: The Worst Investment?
Those who know how to build wealth understand that every dollar they spend should be seen as an investment. Even if you don't have a lot of knowledge (or even interest) in how the stock market works, you surely know how to be successful: you buy a stock at one price and later sell it at a higher price, making a healthy and impressive profit. (For related reading, also take a look at 5 Ways To ...
Investment opportunities in post-Mubarak Egypt: analysis
Democracy and transparency to spur economic growth, experts say. 12 Feb 2011 10:55 AM
Barclays Said to Reduce Bonuses at Its Investment Banking Division by 15%
Barclays Plc , Britain’s third- largest bank, reduced bonuses for employees of its investment- banking unit, Barclays Capital, by about 15 percent on average, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Barclays Said to Cut Bonuses at Investment Banking Unit by 15%
Barclays Plc, Britain’s third- largest bank, reduced bonuses for employees of its investment- banking unit, Barclays Capital, by about 15 percent on average, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Fiat promises massive investment in Italy: official
Italian auto giant Fiat, under pressure to abandon any plan to move its headquarters to the United States, committed Saturday to invest 20 billion euros to produce 1.4 million vehicles in Italy.
Business : Shurooq to tour East Asia to promote foreign investment
SHARJAH — A delegation from the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, or Shurooq, will embark on a promotional tour to Asian countries to promote the existing business and investment opportunities in the emirate, and to encourage and attract all levels of investors to invest in the emirate.
Investment banking woe for Barclays
BARCLAYS chief executive Bob Diamond is expected to reveal a further fall in revenue at the bank's investment banking division Barcap this week.
Matthew Bruenig: Who Really Gains From Educational Investment?
The idea that educational investment is a panacea of all problems so pervades the public discourse that even slight criticism of the notion almost always elicits strange stares in response.
China launching body to screen foreign investment
China says it will conduct national-security reviews of foreign attempts to buy local companies in fields including farming and transportation in a move that might fuel complaints it is blocking access to its markets.
Investment Bank Headquartered in DC Area Opens for Business
Veteran Investment Bankers Launch Bluestone Capital Partners To Specialize In Middle-Market Aerospace, Defense, IT, & Professional Services Companies
Silverstone seeking commercial investment to speed up development
• BRDC wants investors to help fund several new features • New pit and paddock complex ready for 2011 British GP The British Racing Drivers' Club has outlined plans to attract commercial investment as it continues its development of Silverstone. The BRDC owns the Northamptonshire track, which is one year into a 17-year deal to host the British grand prix, and has overseen the construction of the ...
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Bankers Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Bankers Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Investment group eyes pair of Maine mills
An investment group seeking to buy the Katahdin Paper Co. mills in East Millinocket and Millinocket plans to reopen the Millinocket mill and to operate both mills, but first it must negotiate new labor contracts and lower property taxes, officials said Monday.
Fitch assigns investment-grade rating to NBCU
Fitch Ratings on Monday assigned an investment-grade rating to newly formed NCBUniversal Media LLC, a joint venture between Comcast Corp. and General Electric Co. Fitch also gave it a "stable" outlook.
Trans-Tasman investment deal tough on NZ
PM Julia Gillard plans to sign an investment protocol with Kiwi Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday.
GROSVENOR RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PARTNERS FUND FINANCES RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN SAN DIEGO
Grosvenor Residential Investment Partners I, LP GRIP, sponsored by Grosvenor Investment Management GIM of Philadelphia, PA and KeyCorp Fund Management Group, an affiliate of KeyCorp of Cleveland, OH, has financed a 24-unit for-sale residential project in La Jolla, California. This is the funds third investment in the San Diego metropolitan area.GRIP is a private partnership that invests...
Rise in Australian investment threshold has dangers
The increase in the threshold on investment from Australia has dangers not only for the relationship with Australia, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. In a deal to be signed between the New Zealand and Australian Prime Ministers any Australian business ...
Company backs foreign investment-for-residency
Leaders of the Maryland Center for Foreign Investment LLC say they have numerous potential foreign investors lined up to pump millions of dollars into projects such as the casino being built by the Cordish Cos. at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover.
Australia blocked China investment on supply concerns
Australia blocked China's bid to take control of the world's richest rare earth deposit on concerns it would threaten supplies.
Vietnam Power Outages Risk Harming Foreign Investment as Price Rises Loom
Rolling electricity outages in Vietnam may deter foreign manufacturers from using the country as an export base, prompting the government to seek a price increase to boost investment in power plants.