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Dow Announces Coatings Manufacturing Investment in Saudi Arabia
“Our investment in a new world-class coatings facility will support our growth ambitions by bringing the most advanced and sustainable coating materials to the Saudi market and by enabling us to deliver innovation that is tailored to the region's needs ...
Libs flag tighter rules on foreign investment
TONY Abbott has hardened the Coalition's stance on foreign investment amid infighting between Liberal and Nationals MPs over the issue. The Opposition Leader told Sky News's Australian Agenda that, while it was "very important" for Australia to remain ...
Ryan budget calls for two tax brackets
By Mark Schoeff Jr. A budget plan poised for House approval this week includes tax reforms that many investment advisers embrace — even as they doubt that Congress can make it happen. Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget ...
Indonesia Eyes More Investment from China: Joint Statement
A joint statement released in Beijing on Sunday said that Indonesia invites Chinese enterprises to increase their investment. The statement was issued as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wrapped up a three-day state visit to China on ...
Speed up norms for alternative investment funds: Pranab tells SEBI
The Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, has asked SEBI to consider speeding up framing of regulations for alternative investment funds. Regulations for alternative investment funds are needed to address the systemic risk posed by unregistered ...
Myanmar to Overhaul Investment Laws
By PATRICK BARTA A raft of new investment laws are expected to make Myanmar far more attractive to international companies if sanctions against the country are lifted in the coming year, as many investors expect. But the new laws will also leave many ...
Investment Trends Manager mines gems among smaller firms
By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel Economic growth in the United States is expected to be sluggish, but a Brookfield investment manager says he still sees some robust investment opportunities. Wall Street analysts generally are sour on small ...
Investment banks must choose to invest or quit key areas-report
By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) – Investment banks need to make bold decisions to choose to invest in areas where they have a comparative advantage to win business or choose to exit them as the industry prepares for a big upheaval in the next year or ...
AIJ Investment's Asakawa Will Attend Diet Committee Tomorrow
Kazuhiko Asakawa, president of AIJ Investment Advisors Co. (0202964D), will appear at a parliamentary meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning in Tokyo to discuss the fund manager's loss of pension fund money. Japan's lower house financial committee will ...
EFG-Hermes in Talks With QInvest to Form Investment Bank
EFG-Hermes Holding SAE (HRHO) said it's in talks with Qatar's QInvest LLC to form an investment bank that would cover the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, southern Asia and southeast Asia. The partnership would include securities broking and asset ...
Apple Plans Further China Investment as Cook Visits Beijing
Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it plans “greater investment” in China as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited the world's most populous country, where store openings have trailed a forecast the company made two years ago. Cook had “great meetings” with ...
Irish PM seeks investment during China visit
Ireland -- which was forced to seek a rescue package in 2010 after a deep recession left its economy close to collapse -- has been working to boost its image in China as it seeks investment and new markets for Irish goods. "Ireland is open for business ...
Batista's EBX to Get $2 Billion Investment From Mubadala
The deal “marks our first significant direct investment into one of the fastest growing markets and is an important step in Mubadala's development of strategic opportunities in Brazil and Latin America,” Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Mubadala CEO and ...
Dow Announces Coatings Manufacturing Investment In Saudi Arabia
“Our investment in a new world-class coatings facility will support our growth ambitions by bringing the most advanced and sustainable coating materials to the Saudi market and by enabling us to deliver innovation that is tailored to the region's needs ...
With OMGPOP Investment, Patience Paid Off
Bijan Sabet, whose portfolio at Spark includes Foursquare, Tumblr and Twitter, led the Boston firm's investment in OMGPOP and served on its board. We caught up with him via phone while he was traveling on the West Coast. Here are edited excerpts: How ...
'Korean investment a priority, Posco will happen'
Investment from South Korea is a "priority" for India, visiting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday, adding that the government was taking "proactive" steps improve the business climate and move forward with the Posco mega steel plant project ...
Investment Bank Dispute Ordered Reconsidered by High Court
By Greg Stohr on March 26, 2012 The US Supreme Court (1000L) told a lower court to reconsider deadlines for some securities lawsuits, in a dispute about whether investment banks must face accusations that they manipulated dozens of initial public ...
NIB NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK : Board of Governors: NIB well equipped to support ...
NIB NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK : Board of Governors: NIB well equipped to support ...
Kinnser Software Announces Investment from Insight Venture Partners
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Kinnser Software announced today that it has secured Series A financing from Insight Venture Partners, a leading global technology and Internet investment firm. The $40 million investment will ...
Victory Energy Announces Investment in the Lightnin' Prospect
Kenny Hill, Victory Energy's CEO, stated, "This investment is our second acquisition of an unconventional resource play. The size of this prospect and the significantly larger working interest taken by the company are representative of the types of ...
FRIEDMAN, BILLINGS, RAMSEY GROUP, INC. : Arlington Asset Investment Corp ...
FRIEDMAN, BILLINGS, RAMSEY GROUP, INC. : Arlington Asset Investment Corp ...
A new investment fund hopes to create jobs, economic growth in Haiti
The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announces its first private equity investment in Haiti, an investment fund seeking to create jobs and economic growth. By Jacqueline Charles The World Bank's private sector arm is investing up to $10 million ...
Simba Increases Investment in Rogi Mining and Miyove Gold Project, Rwanda
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Mar 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Simba Gold Corp. (CVE:CA:SGD) (frankfurt:S7G) has increased its ownership of Rogi Mining Limited from 12% to 26% after making the second installment under an agreement granting Simba ...
China Life says 2011 profit down 45.5 percent amid lower investment returns
BEIJING — China Life Insurance Co., the country's biggest life insurer, said Tuesday its 2011 profit plunged 45.5 percent from a year earlier due to weak investment returns. Profit was 18.3 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) while total revenue declined 3.9 ...
Canada foreign-investment guidelines suggested
One Canadian corporate CEO I saw interviewed recently on BNN (Canadian cable's CNBC) used the same phrase — “clarity is needed from Ottawa” — several times in his interview about foreign investment in Canada. Which deals will Stephen Harper's ...
Head of Japan investment fund pledges to repay pension fund losses
TOKYO — The head of a Japanese investment company accused of losing more than $1 billion in clients' pension funds apologized Tuesday, saying he intends to repay losses that were concealed for years. AIJ Investment Advisors President Kazuhiko Asakawa ...
First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank Promotes Use of DIFC Trust Law
First Capital of Switzerland Investment Bank (FCSIB) a licensed and regulated entity in the DIFC offering a complete suite of investment banking and wealth management services has strategically positioned itself to provide tailor made solutions for its ...
Foxconn Counts on Apple's Future Through Sharp Investment
Foxconn chairman Terry Gou and related investment companies will buy 46.5 percent of Sharp Display Products Corp., a venture with Sony Corp. (6758), for 66 billion yen. Yesterday's deal, the largest Japanese acquisition by a Taiwanese buyer, ...
TEXT-Fitch compares Nigeria with newly investment grade sovereigns
Since 2004, seven EMs have moved up the rating scale from Nigeria's current 'BB-' level to the lowest investment grade 'BBB-' rating. The most recent was Indonesia in 2011; the others are Azerbaijan (2010), Brazil (2008) and Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, ...
Graphite Investing News: A New Investment Opportunity
"Having worked with Dig on Vanadium Investing News ( http://vanadiuminvestingnews.com ), we know the value of independent news and education to attract smart investors and build an informed audience that realizes the investment potential of a specific ...
JP Morgan Launches Alternative Investment Reporting Portal
By Melanie Rodier JP Morgan Worldwide Securities Services launched Alternative Investment Reporting, a new interactive portal enabling alternative asset managers across hedge fund, private equity and real estate strategies to view, analyze and extract ...
Vigilent Closes $6.7 Million Investment Led By Accel Partners
Vigilent will use the investment proceeds to expand its portfolio of energy management products, move into new geographic regions and expand staffing. "We have the extraordinary good fortune to have exactly the right technology at the right time," said ...
CORRECT: Mexican Real Estate Investment Trust Upbeat On Prospects
("Mexican Real Estate Investment Trust Upbeat On Prospects After Follow-On IPO," published at 3:27 pm EDT, misstated the day in the first paragraph. A correct version follows.) By Anthony Harrup Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones)--Mexico's ...
Congress Sends Startup Investment Bill To Obama
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — In an effort to bolster the economy and in spite of warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama legislation he endorsed making it easier for startups ...
Israel Seeks Foreign Investment as Exports Slow
28, 2012 - March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Elliott Gotkine reports on Bloomberg Television's "First Look" on Israel's efforts to seek more foreign investment as exports slow. (Source: Bloomberg) (/Bloomberg) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders ...
Investment in Diagnostic Tools to Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death
JOHN'S, NL, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Memorial University, with a combined investment of $750000 from the Provincial Government and the Research & Development Corporation (RDC), will significantly advance genetics research in the fight ...
Russell Survey: Investment Managers Display Moderate “Risk-On” Approach as ...
Russell Survey: Investment Managers Display Moderate “Risk-On” Approach as ...
TEXT-Fitch afrms CRA/LA,A Designated Local Authority's investment portfolio at ...
TEXT-Fitch afrms CRA/LA,A Designated Local Authority's investment portfolio at ...
EMEA Investment Managers Experience Improved Connectivity With Advent Software
LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADVS) , a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced its improved connectivity in Europe, ...
Investment Dollars for Start-Ups: Who's Getting the Cash?
Dave Siemer, Managing Director of Santa Monica-based investment banking firm Siemer & Associates, said “The LA ecosystem has changed dramatically. Whereas in 2004-2005, there was nothing to invest in, there's now a huge number of start-ups being ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: SPDR Gold Trust, iShares Gold Trust ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: SPDR Gold Trust, iShares Gold Trust ...
EU fines Czech EPH, investment adviser 2.5 mln euros
EPH's owners are the PPF group of Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, which holds 40 percent, investment bank J&T with 40 percent and EPH Chairman Daniel Kretinsky, who holds the remaining 20 percent. EP Investment Advisors was previously known as J&T ...
Bell Investment Advisors Offers New White Paper, "401(k) Plans: What Small ...
Bell Investment Advisors Offers New White Paper, "401(k) Plans: What Small ...
Spire Investment Partners Chooses Envestnet as its Wealth Management ...
Spire Investment Partners Chooses Envestnet as its Wealth Management ...
Pacific Rubiales makes additional investment in Puerto Bahia port project
(TOR:CA:PRE) (bvc:PREC) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to purchase up to 140 million common shares in the capital of Pacific Infrastructure Inc. at a price of US$1.00 per share for an aggregate investment of up to US$140 million (the ...
Biderman on US Economy, Stocks, Investment
28, 2012 - March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Charles Biderman, chief executive officer at TrimTabs Investment Research, talks about the outlook for the US economy, stocks and investment strategy. He speaks with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Taking ...
Fonterra Plans Overseas Investment as Demand to Boost Prices
By Phoebe Sedgman and Tracy Withers on March 28, 2012 Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. (FCG), the world's largest dairy exporter, plans to boost investment in dairy farms and plants in China and other emerging markets as rising demand pushes milk prices ...
Société Générale to Revamp Investment Bank
By NOÉMIE BISSERBE PARIS—French bank Société Générale SA is reorganizing its corporate and investment bank as part of its ongoing efforts to cope with tough new financial regulations and the still rumbling euro-zone debt crisis, a person familiar with ...
Chinese investment expected to kick-start Irish economy after deal signed
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has returned from China with the promise of billions of Euros worth of investment to follow. The Chinese government has signed an accord with their Irish counterparts that allows for major trade between the two countries ...
UBS Investment Bank Still Key, But Focus Moves To Clients
By Anita Greil Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES ZURICH (Dow Jones)--Investment banking is still a key pillar of UBS AG's (UBS) strategy, but the Swiss bank aims to shift its focus to client and advisory businesses, which promises more stable returns than trading ...