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Building investment plan ‘off course’
JUST €78 million worth of state construction tenders were announced in January, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said yesterday.
China's Investment in Africa to Increase to $50 Billion by 2015, Bank Says
China’s investment into Africa may rise by 70 percent to $50 billion by 2015 from 2009, as the Asian nation seeks to acquire resources, Standard Bank Group Ltd. said.
Standard Life Makes ISA Investment Easy
LONDON, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Standard Life, the long term savings and investment company, has launched a new online Stocks and Shares ISA, available via its website, aimed at simplifying investment options for people who want to …
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Bankers Investment - Result of AGM
Bankers Investment - Result of AGM
10 Investment Ideas That STILL Don't Work
Among The Worst Ideas Reappearing: Leveraged ETFs And The Hypothetical Track Record.
Investment funds to shrink 30-40% as pension funds drop away
The elimination of mandatory pension funds could push investment funds to become more creative on the retail market. Fund managers backed by insurance firms could be hurt the most.
Investment firm plans 20 new offices in Utah
Investment firm plans 20 new offices in Utah Updated Feb 22, 2011 05:22PM MDT Investment firm Edward Jones plans to open more than 20 branch offices in Utah during the next five years. “We are looking to expand throughout the state, particularly along the Wasatch Front,” said Eric Jones, a Vernal-based Edward Jones financial adviser. The company has more than 60 offices in the state, including ...
Investment Returns of Gurus in 2010 - Update
By gurufocus. We have updated the investment returns of most of our Gurus. These are what we have. As an explanation, some gurus run multiple portfolios. In most cases we use the ones that have the longest history as their flagship fund. Read more » »
Investment in infra has boosted GDP growth: Govt
New Delhi, Feb 23 (PTI) The government today said that increased investment in the infrastructure sector has spurred the GDP growth rate of the country and various committees have been set up to further boost spending on these activities.In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Ashwini Kumar said that investment in major infrastructure sectors ...
Zambia 2010 Investment Pledges Doubled To $4.8 Billion - Central Bank
Zambia's investment pledges in 2010 more than doubled on the year propelled by interest in the country's manufacturing, agro processing and mining sectors, the Central Bank of Zambia said Wednesday.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Capital Investment in UK Increases by 60%
Capital investment in UK oil and gas exploration and production has increased by 60 percent over the last two years, significantly slowing the rate of production decline from the UK continental shelf (UKCS), according to the Oil & Gas UK's latest Activity Survey.
Mucklow upbeat despite investment lull
Real estate investment trust A&J Mucklow saw adjusted net asset value (NAV) per share ease a fraction in the second half of 2010, which it attributed to a lull in the investment market.
How to spot a lousy investment
There's a terrible investment being sold right now -- a real dog. Let's not get into names.
How to spot a lousy investment
There's a terrible investment being sold right now -- a real dog. Let's not get into names.
Spot a lousy investment
There's a terrible investment being sold right now -- a real dog. Let's not get into names.
Charitable Giving through Investment Not Only for Ultra-Rich
Investment in charitable giving funds, something only the ultra-wealthy used to do, is now becoming increasingly popular. One indicator of how popular charitable gift funds are becoming is the amount of money flowing through these accounts
Investment to increase in UK oil and gas sector
Investment in UK oil and gas exploration has increased and is set to keep rising, according to an industry body.
Investment to increase in UK oil and gas sector
Investment in UK oil and gas exploration has increased and is set to keep rising, according to an industry body.
Australia on track for business investment boom
Business investment rises; spending outstrips forecasts. 24 Feb 2011 7:30 PM
Credit Agricole Loss Beats Estimates on Investment-Bank Rebound
Credit Agricole SA, France’s third- largest bank, had a narrower-than-estimated fourth-quarter loss as earnings at the investment-banking business helped cushion provisions for bad loans at its Greek unit.
Credit Agricole Loss Beats Estimates on Investment Bank
Credit Agricole SA, France’s third- largest bank, had a narrower-than-estimated fourth-quarter loss as earnings at the investment-banking business helped cushion provisions for bad loans at its Greek unit.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Income investment trust choices
New investment trust launches have been few and far between in recent years. Those that have made it out of the starting blocks have, in the main, been focused on emerging economies.
Investment Dar plans US$1.7b asset sale
DUBAI:Kuwait's Investment Dar, owner of half of luxury carmaker Aston Martin, proposed asset sales of about US$1.69 billion over three years to creditors to restructure its debt pile, banking sources said on Wednesday. Dar, as part of a US$3.58 billion restructuring plan, will sell its stakes in Kuwait's Boubyan Bank and Bahrain Islamic Bank. The 20 per cent Boubyan stake is valued at US$752 ...
Indonesia Investment Grade Rating Looms as Fitch Raises Outlook
Indonesia moved closer to attaining an investment grade rating, its first since the Asian financial crisis more than a decade ago, after Fitch Ratings raised its outlook on the sovereign to positive from stable.
Foreign Investment Ebbs in India, and Questions Begin
Foreign direct investment in India fell more than 31 percent last year, and corruption and bureaucracy are being blamed.
Foreign Investment Ebbs in India, and Questions Begin
Direct investment in India fell more than 31 percent last year, and corruption and bureaucracy are being blamed.
Oregon Treasury seeks to amend Brian Boquist bill on investment officers
Oregon's Treasury Department is seeking amendments to legislation that would require the state's investment officers to submit detailed economic disclosures every year to the state ethics commission.
ASM Investment to launch 2 new funds
ASM Investment Services Bhd (ASM Investment) will be launching two new investment funds in the second half of this year. Its Chief Executive Officer, Nik Mohamed Zaki Nik Yusoff said the two funds, namely a corporate investment fund and an offshore investment fund were now under study. Both the funds are aiming at 32 million investors. "With the two funds, we expect to also attract an investment ...
SPL Investment Funds - Circular to Shareholders
SPL Investment Funds - Circular to Shareholders
Canada's Largest Companies Boosted Quarterly Investment, Led by Energy
Canada’s largest companies, led by oil and gas producers, accelerated their capital spending at the end of last year, suggesting investment by the nation’s energy businesses is helping to drive the nation’s expansion .
UK Business Investment Down In Q4
The seasonally adjusted business investment in the UK fell 2.5% sequentially to GBP 29.6 billion in the fourth quarter, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday.
News Corp. stealthily deepens investment in social gaming
The company quietly acquired social game publisher Making Fun Inc., a year-old San Francisco company, last November but never announced it.
UN Calls For Increased Investment In Adolescents
With 20 years of strong investment producing “stunning” gains for children up to the age of 10, including a 33 per cent drop in under-five mortality rates, the United Nations is calling for equal focus on the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents to break entrenched cycles of poverty and inequity.
Private investment expected to pick up in Kingdom
Private investment expected to pick up in Kingdom
E&Y formulates Brand Maharashtra strategy for investment promotion
“Brand Maharashtra” as an investment promotion destination has taken a severe beating due to rising competition from various states, administrative, implementation and regulatory roadblocks.
A new paradigm in investment banking. Again.
When an investment bank says it is launching a strategic initiative that will redefine its business model and catapult it up the league tables, you can be forgiven for a touch of scepticism.
Prime Minister Philip Hails PNG-Investment Mission
Prime Minister Danny Philip on Friday has hailed a visiting Papua New Guinea trade and investment team describing it as a “welcome initiative” for the government and people of Solomon Islands.
IFC Extends Program to Boost Southern Sudan Investment Climate
The International Finance Corp., the World Bank’s private investment arm, extended a program to improve the investment climate in Southern Sudan, which will become an independent country on July 9.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: NV Energy, Telus and Lorillard
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: NV Energy, Telus and Lorillard
Confusing investment labels changed
Investment funds will no longer be labelled as "cautious" or "balanced" as consumers find the terms confusing, an insurance trade body has said.
Gazprom Chairman Sees Shtokman Investment Going as Planned
OAO Gazprom’s Board Chairman Viktor Zubkov said the Shtokman offshore gas project in the Arctic was “going according to plan” and U.S. shale gas developments won’t alter its investment plans.
Make Good on the Educational Investment
Getting the choice of a college right is critical to realizing a strong return on investment.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Bankers Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Bankers Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Ministry pushes R&D investment
Thailand is steering more investment into research and development in the agro-industrial and renewable-energies sectors, as well as into global warming, according to Science and Technology Ministry permanent secretary Pornchai Rujiprapra.
Avon Investment in Growth Warrants Upside
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. NEW YORK (Trefis ) -- Avon is one of the leading players in the beauty and personal care industry and competes with companies like Procter & Gamble, L'Oreal, Estee Lauder and Revlon. Along with skin creams, shower ...
Buffett Says Buying Home Was Third-Best Investment He Made
Billionaire Warren Buffett said buying a home was the third-best investment he ever made, after the rings he bought for his first wife, Susan Thompson, and, after her death, his second wife, Astrid Menks.