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Australian Mining Tax Won’t Hamper Investment, Swan Says
Australia’s surtax on miners won’t deter investment in the resource industry and will help small businesses and workers with their retirement plans, Treasurer Wayne Swan said.
Investment Portfolio Architect Launches ETF and Mutual Fund Fees Review Service
The launch of Investment Portfolio Architect brought a sharp rise in client demand for ETF and mutual fund fee reviews. Investors want to analyze quickly and easily the ETF and mutual fund fees and commissions they're paying and who they're paying them to.Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 18, 2012 Investment Portfolio Architect, a flat fee only investment advisor providing fiduciary analytical ...
Investment Bank Performance Gap Widens
It?s not a zero sum game on anymore. As the first quarter of 2012 draws to a close, some investment banking businesses are booming, while others haven?t regained momentum after a second half swoon to 2011. First quarter 2012 earnings are set to reflect a continued M&A lull and analysts are beginning to cut estimates ...
eTech Money Poised to Launch Controlled Risk Investment Portal
NORTH MIAMI, Fla., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  eTech Money , Inc. announced that it is soon to launch the 1st investment portal that intelligently matches any size investor with traders in a completely ...
Aurora Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
 Aurora Investment Trust plc announces that its unaudited Net Asset Value (NAV) as at the close of business on 15 March 2012 was as follows: £25.588 million, representing a NAV (including current financial ...
Investment returns getting lower. How to profit?
With investment returns getting lower and lower, professional help in managing portfolios is more important than ever.
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Monthly Distribution
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust announced today that a distribution of $0.0333 per stapled unit, payable on April 16, 2012, has been declared to the holders of record as at the ...
$52 million investment - Molson Coors inaugurates new can line at Montreal brewery
$52 million investment - Molson Coors inaugurates new can line at Montreal brewery
Myanmar drafts new foreign investment rules
YANGON (Reuters) - Foreigners will not need a local partner to set up businesses in Myanmar, in line with current legislation, and may be granted a five-year tax holiday from the start of commercial operations, according to the draft of a new investment law obtained by Reuters The long-awaited new investment regulations come after plans to float its currency, the kyat, from April, one of the ...
Factbox: Myanmar's draft foreign investment law
(Reuters) - Myanmar has drafted new legislation covering foreign investment in the long-isolated country, where a new civilian government has been pushing ahead with political and economic reforms since taking office since last March. Here are details of the new legislation drafted by Myanmar's Foreign Investment Commission, indicating some of the aspects that have changed. The draft, seen by ...
Taiwan lifts cap on China investment in LCDs, chips
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has raised investment ceilings for Chinese investors in five key sectors including liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and semiconductors, but stopped short of allowing mainland companies to hold controlling stakes, the government said on Tuesday. Under the new regulations, Chinese investors are no longer limited to a 10 percent stake in local companies, or 50 percent in ...
AMG Wealth Partners Announces Investment in Veritable
AMG Wealth Partners, LP, a subsidiary of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. , has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an equity interest in Veritable, LP. After
CPP Investment Board Announces Acquisition of 50% Interest in Two Downtown Vancouver Office Properties
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - The CPP Investment Board announced today the acquisition of a 50% interest in two prime downtown Vancouver office properties: 401 West Georgia Street and 800 Burrard. The total property ...
Ameritas Investment Corp. Partners With Socialware to Empower Advisors With Tools for Social Business
LINCOLN, NE-- - Ameritas Investment Corp. , which offers a wide range of investment products and services, announced today an initiative to unlock the power of social media for its registered representatives. ...
Investment bank EMC becomes a force in sports and entertainment
Evolution Media Capital, a boutique investment bank and advisory firm founded in 2008 and partly owned by Creative Artists Agency, has orchestrated more than 20 deals worth a total of $15 billion. It was a tense negotiation. Fox Sports and ESPN were paying about $54 million a year for the TV rights to Pac-12 Conference games. The Pac-12 guys wanted five times that. And a 12-year commitment.
CtW Investment Group Calls on Rite Aid to Disclose Much Needed Information about its Loyalty Program
The CtW Investment Group calls on Rite Aid to disclose additional information about a key initiative in the long-troubled pharmacy chain’s turnaround plan. In a letter sent today to the corporation’s largest shareholders, the Investment Group raised concerns regarding the strategic benefits of loyalty program Wellness+ and questioned whether management is providing enough information to ...
Informa Investment Solutions Launches Rep as PM Solution – RPM 2.0
Informa Investment Solutions, a division of Informa plc and leading provider of software and strategic solutions to the financial services marketplace, today unveils an
BTB Real Estate Investment Trust announces the sale of one of its commercial properties
BTB Real Estate Investment Trust announces the sale of one of its commercial properties
CreXus Investment Corp. Declares 1st Quarter 2012 Dividend of $0.27 Per Share
The Board of Directors of CreXus Investment Corp. declared the first quarter 2012 common stock cash dividend of $0.27 per common share. This dividend is payable April 26, 2012 to common shareholders of record on March 30, 2012.
Enterprise Community Investment and Bellwether Real Estate Capital Announce Merger
COLUMBIA, Md., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. (Enterprise) and Bellwether Real Estate Capital , LLC (Bellwether) today announced a merger between Enterprise's Multifamily ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: PowerShares Cleantech ETF, First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: PowerShares Cleantech ETF, First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Fund and Global X Lithium ETF
Empire Investment Holdings Completes Sale of MSI Surgical Solutions
Empire Investment Holdings , a private investment firm focused on the acquisition and strategic management of non-core business units from public and private corporations, announced today that it has completed the sale of its portfolio company MSI Surgical Solutions .
Timbercreek Mortgage Investment Corporation March 2012 Dividend
Toronto Stock Exchange: TMCTORONTO, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Timbercreek Mortgage Investment Corporation (the "Fund") is pleased to announce that its board of directors (the "Board") ...
Europe and the United States Lead Foreign Investment in France in 2011
PARIS, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- France remained attractive to investors in 2011: 698 investment decisions were taken by foreign companies that will create or maintain 27,958 jobs.  With an average ...
Investment Choices for Young Couple?
It's never too early to invest wisely and put away plenty for your future. Here's where to start.
Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Announces Common Stock Offering
ARLINGTON, Va., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI - News) (the "Company") announced today that it has commenced an underwritten registered public offering of ...
Egypt unlikely to hit 2012 investment target
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Egypt is unlikely to lure the foreign investment it hoped for this year as nervous overseas businesses spend small following political unrest there, the chairman of a state-run investment agency said on Wednesday. However, Osama Saleh, chairman of Egypt's General Authority for Investment, said he expected investment flows into the country to start gathering pace in the ...
Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering
ARLINGTON, Va., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (NYSE: AI - News) (the "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten registered public offering of 1,755,000 ...
Strategic Wealth Partners Welcomes Michael Karmin as Investment Advisor
Strategic Wealth Partners, LLC, a Chicago area-based independent investment advisory firm, today announced the hiring of Michael Karmin as Investment Advisor. Karmin joins Strategi
Brutally Honest Investment Advice
Getting brutally honest investment advice is a necessity when managing your money. It will save you a lot of frustration in the short-term and a lot of time and money in the long-term. Unfortunately, there are very few places you can get brutally honest advice. Magazines, newspapers, websites, and investment advisors can offer honest advice ...
Alaska: Huge investment needed to stem oil decline
It could take billions of dollars in additional annual investment from oil companies just to stem the decline of oil production in Alaska. Oil company executives on Wednesday said this kind of investment will never happen without changes to its tax structure.
Investment Services at Sovereign/Santander Introduces Comprehensive Retirement Income Planning Solution
BOSTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment Services at Sovereign/Santander, today introduced a customized version of The Income for Life Model ® , an investment strategy with the objective of creating ...
UBS grabs Merrill rainmaker to head investment bank
LONDON (Reuters) - UBS has poached Bank of America Merrill Lynch's top European dealmaker Andrea Orcel, the architect of many of the region's biggest banking deals, to co-head its investment bank with Carsten Kengeter. The Swiss bank said that Orcel will take up his new post on July 1, reuniting the Italian banker with UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti, a former colleague at Merrill. Losing ...
Research and Markets: Venture Capital Investment Trends in the United States Automotive Industry
DUBLIN-- -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Venture Capital Investment Trends in the United States Automotive Industry" to their offering. This study analyzes venture capital investment trends in the United States automotive market during the past decade. Drivers and restraints for VC funding and factors that are looked for in a company before ...
Price war heralds investment banking shake-out
LONDON (Reuters) - Investment banks fighting for survival in a world of stricter regulation and more expensive funding are embroiled in a price war as they battle to hang on to clients. Some are offering ultra-low prices across a range of their most prominent activities such as equity and debt sales, advice on mergers and acquisition (M&A), and more arcane - but widely used - derivative ...
Price war heralds investment banking shake-out
Investment banks fighting for survival in a world of stricter regulation and more expensive funding are embroiled in a price war as they battle to hang on to clients. Some are offering ultra-low prices ...
Why 'active' investment is a losing bet
Reams of evidence show that money managers who try to out-duel the market do worse than "passive" investors
Investment Banks in Price War to Retain Clients
Investment banks fighting for survival in a world of stricter regulation and more expensive funding are embroiled in a price war as they battle to hang on to clients.
BofA testing investment advisers in mortgage offices
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is putting investment advisers in mortgage offices, an unusual move that shows how far banks will go to "cross-sell" products and services to their customers. The pilot program, in seven offices in California, is part of the second-largest U.S. bank's effort to target its more profitable "preferred" customers, who have $50,000 to $250 ...
BofA testing investment advisers in mortgage offices
N) is putting investment advisers in mortgage offices, an unusual move that shows how far banks will go to "cross-sell" products and services to their customers. The pilot program, in seven offices in California, is part of the second-largest US bank's ...
IMAP Holds Global Investment Summit in Beijing, China
BEIJING-- - On March 29, 2012, IMAP will present its Global Investment Summit titled, "Outbound and Inbound M&A China - Leading with Success," at the China World Hotel in Beijing. Hosted by IMAP's ...
Japan investment firm raided over pension fund loss
Japan's securities watchdog Friday raided the head office of a Tokyo investment company accused of losing $1.3 billion of pension funds' money after exaggerating its performance to attract clients.
Making an investment in keeping kids in school
In our continued effort to address this critical issue, we are excited to launch a new phase of Aspire — a $250 million dollar investment planned over five years that will further build on our existing initiative to help more students graduate from ...
Abbott hardens Coalition stance on foreign investment amid Liberal, Nationals ...
Abbott hardens Coalition stance on foreign investment amid Liberal, Nationals ...
The investment dresser: the classic handbag
... absence of bling yet presence of unmistakably posh details; black but not boring; sufficient to hold most of what I need but not ludicrously big; easy access via its side pocket to the mobile; beautifully made. If bags can truly be an investment, ...
Investment bank EMC becomes a force in sports, entertainment
Some of the power behind the deal came from Evolution Media Capital, a boutique investment bank and advisory firm founded in 2008 by Rick Hess, who was head of Creative Artists Agency's Film Finance Group, and Robert Stanley, who had been in charge of ...
Investment banking: Ex-Goldman critic to write book?
Investment banking tell all? Greg Smith, who tendered a scathing resignation letter to investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, is reportedly looking for a book deal. By Reuters / March 25, 2012 A trader works in the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of ...
Is it investment? Or a land grab?
But a flurry of published investigations, while incomplete, suggests relatively little of this investment is actually happening. And from corruption to environmental abuse, there are plenty of other things to worry about too. In a 2010 report, ...
College a good investment, but that debt!
The mounting debt does not change the fact that college is a good investment, experts say, and the higher incomes graduates earn will pay off in most cases. But students are taking longer to pay off their student loans, and that may delay many from ...
British-born former investment banker, Asma al-Assad has become a hate figure ...
British-born former investment banker, Asma al-Assad has become a hate figure ...