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QIB unveils 'Themar' a new investment product
Doha, Qatar - May 1 st , 2011 : Qatar Islamic Bank Qatar Islamic Bank ( QIB QIB ), the region's most innovative Islamic banking solutions provider, has announced the debut of a new investment plan: ' Themar Themar '.
BT Investment profit up to $14.68m
BT Investment Management Ltd has increased first half profit by 51 per cent to $14.68 million.
BT Investment profit up 51% to $14.68m
BT Investment Management Ltd has increased first-half profit by 51 per cent as the fund manager benefited from equity market gains and from institutional investment flows.Net profit rose to $14.68 million ...
BT Investment sees profit rise
Fund manager benefits from strong equities, investment flows. 2 May 2011 9:34 AM
BT Investment sees profit rise by 51%
BT Investment Management Ltd has delivered an upbeat assessment of the domestic economy and equity markets after delivering a 51 per cent rise in first half profit.The fund manager, owned by Westpac Banking ...
BT Investment H1 profits jump
Fund manager increases first-half profits by more than half. 2 May 2011 6:49 PM
Best children investment plan: Mutual funds?
Picking up the right investment instrument for your child's financial future can be daunting as there are too many products offering 'best/guaranteed returns. There is enough number of funds in the market which are designed specifically for this purpose. Read on to know more.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Receives $25 Million Planned Investment from HP
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Investment supports hospital expansion, research collaboration to enhance patient care HP today announced a planned commitment of $25 million over 10 years ...
BT Investment profit up to $14.68m
BT Investment Management Ltd has increased first half profit by 51 per cent to $14.68 million.
Expanded Investment Lineup From Nationwide Can Help Advisors Meet Clients’ Needs
Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. today announced several enhancements to the investment lineup for its variable annuity and variable life insurance products, including expanded investment options in the bond and large-cap growth categories.
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Recognized for Workplace Excellence
ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) received the 2011 Workplace Excellence Award, the 2011 Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award, and the 2011 EcoLeadership ...
Renowned Investors to Speak at 16th Annual Sohn Investment Conference
2011 Conference to Include Investment Idea Contest; Event Proceeds to Fund Research on the Treatment, Cure of Pediatric Cancer and Other Childhood Diseases
Virtus Investment Partners Announces Financial Results For First Quarter of 2011
Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. , which operates a multi-manager asset management business, today reported that operating income, as adjusted, for the first quarter of 2011 increased 93 percent from the first quarter of 2010 on the strength of a 25 percent increase in assets under management from continued strong sales, positive net flows and the impact of market appreciation.
Profits double at investment firm
North east investment firm Aberdeen Asset Management reports a big increase in pre-tax profits.
Can dead spouse's expense be carried forward?
The investment interest expense of the decedent spouse is not eligible for carry-over.
What happens to investment interest expenses?
Dear Tax Talk, Can disallowed investment interest expenses from a deceased taxpayer be carried forward by the spouse next year, or it is lost when a taxpayer dies?
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Business investment at two speeds: report
Business investment across Australia is another sign the local economy is operating in two gears, an independent forecaster says.Deloitte Access Economics-Arup said its 2011 March Investment Monitor displayed ...
Business investment at two speeds
BUSINESS investment across Australia is another sign the local economy is operating in two gears, an independent forecaster says.
Foreign investment in Africa on rise
Global executives expect that new projects in Africa will enjoy strong growth from next year, with inflows of foreign direct investment forecast to reach US$150 billion by 2015, according to a survey of 562 global executives.
A Different Lens On Sustainable Investment
Erika Karp Complexity, continual questioning, and the evolution of the traditional decision-making p
CreXus Investment Corp. Reports GAAP EPS for the 1st Quarter 2011 of $0.23 as Compared to $0.10 for the 1st Quarter 2010
NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- CreXus Investment Corp. , today reported GAAP net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, of $4.6 million or $0.23 per average share as compared to GAAP net income ...
Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. as of March 31, 2011
NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. announces its portfolio composition as of March 31, 2011. Investment Objectives: The Fund's primary ...
Business investment points to two-gear economy: survey
New projects worth $16.6 bn planned in March. 4 May 2011 7:36 AM
Commerce Secretary Locke hits China over investment barriers
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke accused Beijing on Wednesday of discouraging foreign investment to protect its own companies and promised to push against those barriers if confirmed as the next ambassador to China.
Chinese Investment Could Bypass U.S., Report Says
China is poised to invest up to $2 trillion overseas in the next decade, but whether the United States will participate is a big question, a study says.
Report urges U.S. open door to China investment flood
Tens of billions of dollars of Chinese investment could flood into the United States in the next decade, creating a multitude of American jobs if officials do not succumb to a political backlash and throw up barriers, according to a report released on Wednesday.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: International Business Machines, Microsoft Corporation, Walgreen and Wal ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: International Business Machines, Microsoft Corporation, Walgreen and Wal-Mart Stores
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Reports First Quarter 2011 Results
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust today reported net income for the first quarter of 2011 of $7.6 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, on total net investment ...
Report urges U.S. to embrace China investment
Billions of dollars of Chinese investment could flood into the U.S. in the next decade, creating a multitude of American jobs if officials do not succumb to a political backlash.
Can Dead Spouse's Expense be Carried Forward?
The investment interest expense of the decedent spouse is not eligible for carry-over. 
US urges China to lift restrictions on investment
The U.S. welcomes growing Chinese investment in America, but says China's restrictions on foreign companies operating there are a major barrier to improving commercial relations, a top official said Wednesday.
Chimera Investment Corporation Reports Core EPS for the 1st Quarter 2011 of $0.15 Per Share
NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Chimera Investment Corporation today reported Core Earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $153.5 million or $0.15 per average share as compared to Core ...
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO; NYSE Amex: TWO.WS), a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities, today announced its financial ...
UN: 2010 investment up 40 pct in Latin America
Foreign direct investment in Latin America rose 40 percent in 2010 after a precipitous decline the previous year, a United Nations agency said Wednesday.
Investment in education vital for MDGs attainment: UN official
Investment in education is a prerequisite if African nations are to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, a senior United Nations (UN) official said here Wednesday.
Investment Technology Group Reports First Quarter 2011 Results
Investment Technology Group, Inc. , a leading agency research broker and financial technology firm, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.
China 'powers LatAm investment'
Foreign investment in Latin America grew by about 40% in 2010, with China the fastest growing investor, a UN study says.
Investment group buys former Smurfit-Stone plant
An investment group that acquires and redevelops industrial sites said Wednesday it has bought the Smurfit-Stone paper mill in Frenchtown for around $20 million.
Fortress Investment Q1 loss widens on payouts
Fortress Investment Group LLC's net loss widened in the first quarter as compensation and general costs rose, absorbing steeply higher revenue.
Investment into US
Overseas investment has mainly gone to the Asia-Pacific region and Oceania, but "the US, EU and Latin America will witness a rapid growth of investment from China", Zheng said.
U.S.-China talks to focus on investment, not yuan
Breaking down barriers to investment and prying open markets are mutual goals likely to top the agenda at talks between Chinese and U.S. officials in Washington next week, with the spotlight away from the currency issues that have dominated in the past.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Chevron Corp, Timken, and Textainer
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Chevron Corp, Timken, and Textainer
China's Direct Investment in the U.S. Doubled in 2010
We all know that China is the No. 1 financier of the American way of debt, but far less noticed is t
Should the Economy's Condition Change Your Investment Strategy?
Many people are making investment choices based upon today's economic climate, but is it the right strategy? The "Wall of Worry" and tough economic times may actually be a good thing for financial markets.
Brazil's Vale Says Investment Budget To Fall On Project Delays
RIO DE JANEIRO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian miner Vale SA (VALE, VALE5.BR) said its project investment budget may fall to about $20 billion this year from the previously announced $24 billion.
Africa: Investment Growth Benefiting Only Some Poor States
While foreign direct investment in least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa has risen sharply over the past decade, most of it went to resource-rich economies and had little impact on employment creation.
Investment fraud isn’t relegated to Wall Street: Beware the Ponzi schemer next door
John McKenney’s a smart guy. A lawyer and tax expert, McKenney left Washington a few years ago and moved to Sarasota, Fla. He got a tan, took up yoga, started dating a well-heeled local woman. She brought McKenney into her well-heeled crowd. Soon, all the heels in the group were clicking about a new, can’t-miss foreign currency deal, paying 5 percent a month, 60 percent a year. The trader doing ...
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