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UAE- MOFT discusses investment and trade cooperation with the Philippines and Chile
UAE- MOFT discusses investment and trade cooperation with the Philippines and Chile
US Investment Advisors Maintain Bullish Outlook
Optimism among independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) has risen significantly since July 2010 according to Charles Schwab’s latest survey of more than 1,300 RIAs representing USD284bn in assets under management.
Analysis - Rising foreign investment fuels EU vetting debate
A wave of overseas acquisitions of European assets has triggered a call in the European Union for foreign bids to be vetted but opposition to such a move is strong and new controls will be hard to sell.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
BofA's Investment Bank Seeks Profitability Target Below That of JPMorgan
The unit, run by Thomas K. Montag, also has a long-term goal of “mid-to-high single-digit revenue growth,” according to slides prepared for an investor conference today in New York.
Investment-linked insurance products promise better returns as rates fall
INVESTMENT-linked insurance products are the better option that the traditional products, insurers said, with interest rates low and to remain generally low even if the central bank looks ready to hike its rates.
Investment: High street names under fire again as mis-selling woes go on
Thousands of people have fallen victim to investment mis-selling and the toll is reportedly rising as savers frustrated by low interest rates turn to banks for advice.
Korea Investment to Favor Three-Year Bonds as Interest Rate Rises Pause
Korea Investment Trust Management Co. plans to shift funds to three-year government bonds from longer- dated notes, predicting the current cycle of interest-rate rises will pause as higher oil costs threaten economic growth.
RM127bil in potential investment
KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s total potential investment stands at RM127bil, surpassing the initial RM83bil target under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
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Commercial property investment to surge in 2011: poll
Economic rebound, market confidence may see volumes surprise. 9 Mar 2011 10:38 PM
Investment-Grade Properties See Largest Year-Over-Year Gain Since 2006
CoStar's index tracking repeat sales of investment-grade commercial properties jumped 10.6% in January over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year gain since the height of the real estate boom in 2006. The increase in the index for higher-quality properties hit a five-year high for January despite dipping slightly from December, a reflection of how hard the index fell a year ago ...
OSK Investment hopes to wrap up deal by Q3
OSK Investment Bank Bhd (OSKIB) plans to buy a controlling stake in a Thai brokerage in the third quarter of this year. It is also seeking to enter the Vietnamese market in a bid to build itself up as a regional investment banking group. Chief executive officer U Chen Hock said the group had completed a due dilligence on Thailand's BFIT Securities pcl and was now looking to wrap up the purchase ...
MPs look over Trans-Tasman investment deal
About two-thirds of Australian investment applications in New Zealand will no longer be screened under a "retrofitted" investment provision in the Closer Economic Relations treaty with Australia.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation Announces Results
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation , today released its financial statements for its predecessor entity Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Trust for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.
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Two Harbors Investment Corp. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock
Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO; NYSE Amex: TWO.WS) today announced that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 25,000,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.
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Investment advisers charged in Ponzi-type scheme
CEDAR RAPIDS – Two investment advisers accused of a Ponzi-type scheme, involving more than $200,000 from some Linn County residents and others in Iowa and North Carolina, were charged Thursday with nine counts of theft, securities fraud and money laundering.
Sberbank to Buy Troika in State Push Into Investment Banking
OAO Sberbank, the state lender that holds roughly half of Russians’ savings, agreed to buy Troika Dialog to move into investment banking as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s government embarks upon its biggest asset-sale program since the 1990s.
Experts differ in opinions regarding assessment of Ukraine's investment climate
Experts' opinions on the assessment of the investment climate in Ukraine vary, in particular, on fighting corruption, the operation of the court system, difficulties with the introduction of tax reforms and some other problems.
Sberbank and Troika Dialog Create Powerful Russian Corporate-Investment Bank
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Russia's Sberbank to buy investment bank
Sberbank, Russia's largest lender, said Friday it will pay $1 billion to buy the country's second-largest investment bank, Troika Dialog, and stave off competition from local rival VTB.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
Jones Lang Raises Funds
LaSalle Investment , the property-fund unit of Jones Lang has recently raised a huge corpus of about $780 million from investors to acquire properties in Europe.
Guaranteed investment plans called into question
Santander deletes term 'guaranteed' from some investment plans, leading financial advisers to warn about structured products.
Will WikiLeaks Sink Buffett's Chinese Investment?
A new report exposes Berkshire's electric-car boondoggle.
Europe makes room for Chinese investment, but not without concern
China has signed a number of trade deals throughout Europe that could boost struggling economies, but some Europeans have misgivings about the possibility of a financial lifeline from China.
Energy association official advises more investment in uranium exploration
China should ramp up investment in uranium exploration to secure supplies as the demand for the resource is set to surge amid the government's push on nuclear power development, a senior energy association official said Friday.
Icahn Investment Lawson Software Gets Golden Gate, Infor Takeover Offer
Lawson Software Inc. (LWSN) , a maker of business software which counts Carl Icahn among its largest investors, received an unsolicited $11.25 per share cash buyout offer from Infor and Golden Gate Capital, it said in a statement.
Investment firm bids for Charlie Brown's
A New York investment company has offered to pay $5.2 million to purchase all 20 Charlie Brown's Steakhouses — including 17 in New Jersey — from the restaurant's bankrupt parent company, officials said Friday.
Despite major steel deal, investors doubt Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe last week won its biggest foreign investment in a decade with a $750-million steel deal, but that left other firms even more confused about the rules of business in the troubled nation.
Calif. pension fund may reduce investment target
The nation's largest public pension fund could make a small accounting change that would carry a large price tag for taxpayers when board members meet this week.
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Nine steps to help you determine whether an opportunity is actually a scam
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Calif. pension fund may reduce investment target
The nation's largest public pension fund could make a small accounting change that would carry a large price tag for taxpayers when board members meet this week.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Cameco, Shaw Group, Energy Solutions and Uranium Resources
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Cameco, Shaw Group, Energy Solutions and Uranium Resources
Africa 'needs private energy investment': bank
Africa needs to attract private investment to its deficient power sector and create regional power pools to maximise resources, an African Development Bank official said Monday.
UK Trade and Investment Minister to visit India this week
Chennai, Mar 14 (PTI) UK Trade and Investment Minister Stephen Green will arrive in India this week on a two day visit to enhance trade relations between the two countries.Green would meet Union Commerce and Industries minister Anand Sharma, Petroleum Minister Jaipal Reddy and Reserve Bank Governor Subbarao at Delhi and Mumbai, respectively. In Chennai he would meet senior Indian businessmen and ...
€8.6m investment for Kerry's Altobridge
Intel's investment arm and a member of the World Bank Group are to invest $12m in a Kerry-based IT company.
AHEB Investment Group Launches Business Planning Services
In response to demand from clients, financial consulting firm AHEB Investment Group today launched a new business planning and consulting arm of services, designed to provide businesses with a strategic plan and roadmap to enable further growth and successful operation. (PRWeb March 14, 2011) Read the full story at (link) aheb-investment-group ...
Investment in Zyzygy Plc
14 March 2011 GB0033877555 BWA Group Plc ("BWA" or the "Company") Investment in Zyzygy Plc The Directors are pleased to announce a further investment in line with the Company's investment strategy. In BWA's interim report for the six months ended 31 October 2010, the Company stated that it had committed to invest up to £25,000 in a delisted AIM company as part of a corporate rescue of that ...
AHEB Investment Group Launches Business Planning Services
In response to demand from clients, financial consulting firm AHEB Investment Group today launched a new business planning and consulting arm of services, designed to provide businesses with a strategic plan and roadmap to enable further growth and successful operation.
Global Healthcare TopGun Investment Minds Announced By Brendan Wood International
Identifying healthcare investment performance in the global health care sector, Brendan Wood International announces 2011 TopGun Investment Minds, portfolio managers in the Healthcare sector as selected by leading sell-side analysts. (PRWeb March 14, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8204956.htm
Buffet's Acquisition of Lubrizol Points to Investment in U.S., Growth Overseas
In what will be one of the largest deals the billionaire investor has ever been a part of, Warren Buffett today announced he would be buying chemical company Lubrizol for a cool $9 billion. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, is worth approximately $38 billion, and Buffett had previously indicated the corporation was looking to expand its acquisitions.
Churn among Indian investment banks
Saurabh Sonthalia, Keshav Sanghi and Alagappan Murugappan, senior investment bankers at BoA Merrill, Citi and ICICI Securities, respectively, bank their bonuses and jump ship.
Global Healthcare TopGun Investment Minds Announced By Brendan Wood International
Identifying healthcare investment performance in the global health care sector, Brendan Wood International announces 2011 TopGun Investment Minds, portfolio managers in the Healthcare sector as selected by leading sell-side analysts.
UBS Cuts Kengeter Pay to $10 Million as Investment-Banking Earnings Slump
UBS AG (UBSN) , Switzerland ’s biggest bank, cut compensation for investment-banking head Carsten Kengeter by 29 percent in 2010 after the unit’s earnings slumped in the second half of the year.
China's foreign investment up 32% in February
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) - Foreign direct investment into China totaled $7.8 billion in February, a rise of 32% from a year earlier, though it trailed January's $10 billion, according to a report Tuesday by the state-run Xinhua news agency, which cited data released by the Ministry of Commerce. For the combined months of January and February, foreign direct investment totaled $17.82 billion, a ...