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South Sudan open to investment in oil and minerals
March 31, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudan is open to investment in the oil and minerals sector, the country's deputy minister of petroleum and mining told Sudan Tribune on Saturday, explaining that it is in the interest of the government to diversify the ...
Hot Pimco Total Return ETF switches up ticker
Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC said last week that it is changing the ticker symbol of the exchange-traded fund to BOND, effective Wednesday. “Our aim is to enable investors to access the Pimco Total Return ETF easily and conveniently, ...
The dark side of JOBS
THE JUMPSTART Our Business Start- ups bill likely will jump-start additional responsibilities for investment advisers. That is because one of its provisions could leave investors, especially those who are inexperienced and unsophisticated, ...
Bengal emerging as new investment destination: Pranab
"Recent developments suggests that West Bengal is emerging as the new investment destination which rekindles optimism about the future of the state. As on December, 2011, the state has about 900 live investment projects worth Rs 6.11 lakh crore," ...
The No-Brainer Natural Gas Investment?
By Austin Smith | More Articles Natural gas is the hip commodity on Wall Street these days, and many investors are clamoring for a piece of the action. The problem is that the energy sector is daunting and complex. The same market shift that sends one ...
Foxconn's investment in Sharp could eventually mean a Retina Display Apple HDTV
By Sean Portnoy | April 1, 2012, 9:34am PDT Summary: With new technology making it easier to produce large-screen IGZO panels, could a Retina Display Apple television be in our futures? Most of the talk surrounding Foxconn's recent investments in Sharp ...
Downtown investment group looks to future
By BERNARD HARRIS Last fall, representatives of Lancaster city's Downtown Investment District began asking what the organization should be doing to improve the city's center over the next few years. Among the recommendations were to consider expanding ...
Investment gets push with CM monitoring
In order to boost investment in infrastructure and industry in the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has decided to personally monitor the interface between government departments and investors by holding meeting of Udyog Bandhu once in every three ...
Investment Trends Insurance industry primed for a turnaround
That helped keep their stock valuations low, but didn't deter Rich Eisinger, managing director and portfolio manager at Madison Investment Advisors in Madison. Insurance companies had already been fighting a soft pricing market in which they couldn't ...
Investment bankers take their seats at the top table
Although investment banking divisions have struggled to perform over the past five years, an increasing number of investment bankers have joined the management boards of the big banking groups. Investment bankers now account for 43 out of the 119 ...
ACT must encourage private investment: report
A report has warned the ACT Government that it must do more to encourage private sector investment in Canberra infrastructure. The Reform Council, set up by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), has reviewed capital city planning strategies ...
Investment company buys Game, halting closures, firings, bankruptcy
Private investment company OpCapita's Baker Acquisitions Unlimited has purchased Game, bringing it out of administration and saving 3200 jobs across a remaining 333 stores and administrative positions, Eurogamer reports. Baker will provide Game with ...
Yara makes SOP investment
Oslo (2012-04-02): Yara has agreed to make a strategic investment of approximately CAD 40 million in IC Potash Corp (ICP) and has entered into an off-take arrangement for 30% of all products produced by ICP's Ochoa project in New Mexico for a period of ...
RBS to Sell Asian Investment Banking Assets to Malaysia's CIMB
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Britain's biggest state-owned lender, agreed to sell most of its Asia-Pacific cash equities and investment banking businesses to Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. (CIMB) to cut costs. CIMB will pay 88.4 million ...
Foster Wheeler Receives Investment-Grade Rating
Simultaneously with the above ratings action, Moody's withdrew Foster Wheeler LLC's Ba1 Corporate Family rating, as this rating is not assigned to investment-grade issuers. Foster Wheeler LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG, ...
Apollo Investment Corporation Initiates Chief Financial Officer Search
NEW YORK, NY, Apr 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) or the "Company," "Apollo Investment," "we" or "our" today announced that it has initiated a search for a new combined Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and ...
EastBridge Investment Group's Client, Tsingda, Reports 2011 Performance
PHOENIX, AZ, Apr 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- EastBridge Investment Group (OBB:EBIG) (otcqb:EBIG) announced today its client, Tsingda Education, has reported their 2011 financial results. The Dec. 31, 2011 revenue was $45155225 compared to ...
Foreign business groups warn India that retroactive tax plan will hurt investment
The warning, delivered in a March 29 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top officials, comes as India struggles to plug a worrisome fiscal deficit and revive investment amid slowing economic growth. The groups that sent the letter, ...
Salient Partners Chief Investment Officer Lee Partridge Wins Award for Small ...
Salient Partners Chief Investment Officer Lee Partridge Wins Award for Small ...
Barclays Hires Investment Representative Team in Los Angeles
NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Wealth and Investment Management division of Barclays is pleased to announce the hire of two Investment Representatives to its Los Angeles office, as it grows rapidly in the metropolitan Los ...
BNP Paribas Investment Partners Appoints Robert Harrison Head of North America
NEW YORK, NY, Apr 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- BNP Paribas Investment Partners has announced leadership changes in both its North American and Australian operations. Current BNP Paribas Investment Partners Australia Chief Executive, ...
PennantPark Investment Corporation Schedules Earnings Release of Its Second ...
PennantPark Investment Corporation Schedules Earnings Release of Its Second ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release ...
Malaysia Reports Investment Exceeding Target as Election Nears
Private investment in Malaysia exceeded the government's target last year as companies including Carrefour SA and General Electric Co. pledged to expand in Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy. Investment rose to 94 billion ringgit ($31 billion), ...
Delaware Investments® Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. Announces Dividends
The primary investment objective is to seek high current income; capital appreciation is a secondary objective. The Fund seeks to achieve its objectives by investing, under normal circumstances, at least 65% of its total assets in income-generating ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet ...
Investment Hotspots in Latin America
The International Monetary Fund [cnbc explains] expects Latin America and the Caribbean to grow at a pace three times higher than developed economies this year, but investment experts warn that not all Latin American countries will make for a safe play ...
Papademos Says Renewable Energy Investment a Priority for Greece
Investment in renewable energy is a “national priority” for Greece, which agreed to deep spending cuts to fend off a possible financial collapse, Papademos told a conference in Athens today. The Helios project, named after the ancient god of the sun, ...
Japan Alternative-Energy Investment Stalls
At $66.5 million in assets, Daiwa Asset Management's Green Energy Fund, a joint venture with Black Rock Securities of the US, is one of the largest offered by a Japanese investment bank. But even there, about two-thirds of the investment was in the ...
Investment Due Diligence Process a Must for Qualified Retirement Plan Sponsors
“The majority of plan sponsors do not have access to the expertise needed to closely evaluate investment options for their plans,” noted Kent Peterson, director, Investment Services and senior associate actuary, Securian Financial Group, ...
Strazzini on Investment Strategy, Market Outlook
Apr. 3, 2012 - April 3 (Bloomberg) -- Timothy Strazzini, head of trading at Dialectic Capital Management LLC, talks about investment strategy and global market outlook. He speaks with Erik Schatzker, Sara Eisen, Stephanie Ruhle and Scarlet Fu on ...
China Boosts Equity Investment Quotas For Foreign Institutions
By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China has more than doubled the investment quota for its Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program, in a widely anticipated move that signals Beijing's intent to channel more foreign and domestic capital ...
Indian Official: Nation Open to Foreign Investment
By ANDREW BROWNE BOAO, China—A senior Indian official insisted that the country remains open to foreign investment, despite a series of moves that have alarmed many international companies, created concern among India's trading partners and scared ...
Principal Funds Expands Investment Only Team
DES MOINES, Iowa, Apr 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Principal Funds has added three new regional directors to the firm's investment only team: Marcel Dawson, Gary Nakamura and Pamela Suing. Each will focus on growth within the registered investment ...
Public-Private Investment Partnership Liquidates; 18.3% Internal Rate of ...
Public-Private Investment Partnership Liquidates; 18.3% Internal Rate of ...
Paulsen on Investment Strategy, Market Outlook
Apr. 3, 2012 - April 3 (Bloomberg) -- James Paulsen, chief investment strategist for Wells Capital Management, discusses investment strategy and the outlook for the stock market. He speaks with Betty Liu, Domimic Chu and Josh Lipton on Bloomberg ...
China to expand foreign investment quota to $80 bln
(Adds details, background) BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it will raise the total quota for its qualified foreign institutional investor scheme (QFII), a main channel for foreign investment in Chinese securities, by $50 billion to ...
Invesco winds up financial crisis-era fund
| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Another of the public-private investment funds set up amid the 2007-09 financial crisis to take bad assets off banks' books said on Tuesday it was winding up operations. Invesco Ltd said it has returned substantially all the ...
Investment Up In Small Real Estate Cos In Q1, While Overall REITs Weaker
Overall, the performance of real-estate investment trusts was weaker in the just-ended quarter compared with the previous quarter. The Dow Jones All REIT index posted a total return of 10.48% in the first quarter, down sharply from the fourth quarter's ...
Goldman Sachs Fund to Sell $30 Million Media Investment at Loss
The fund will lose “most” of its original $30 million investment after signing an agreement on March 30 to sell the stake back to the company's management, Raphael said. Goldman Sachs relinquished its seat on Village Voice Media's board in 2010 “as a ...
Uruguay's Credit Rating Returned to Investment Grade by S&P
Uruguay's credit rating was raised one level by Standard & Poor's, returning the Latin American country to investment grade for the first time in a decade. S&P yesterday lifted Uruguay's rating to BBB-, the lowest investment grade and in line with ...
Philly Deals: Nutter said to favor tax break for investment firms
Mayor Nutter is "leaning toward" backing a bill to exempt investment funds from the 6.5 percent business tax on profits. AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer Mayor Nutter is "leaning toward" signing a bill that would exempt investment funds and their ...
VirtualScopics Receives Investment in New Business Venture from the Merck ...
VirtualScopics Receives Investment in New Business Venture from the Merck ...
Horizon Technology Finance Provides Investment Portfolio Update for First ...
Horizon Technology Finance Provides Investment Portfolio Update for First ...
MIDEAST MONEY-Investors, tourists eye wary return to Tunisia
* New foreign investment starting to rebound * Tourism lags but expected to recover * Wave of strikes has eased somewhat * Businessmen want faster economic reforms * Government pressured to support small, local firms By Lin Noueihed TUNIS, ...
BlackRock's Rieder on Investment Strategy, Europe
Apr. 4, 2012 - April 4 (Bloomberg) -- Rick Rieder, chief investment officer for fundamental fixed income portfolios at BlackRock Inc., talks about the European sovereign debt crisis and investment strategy. He speaks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg ...
InSight EBC's Rick Rodgers Earns Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst ...
InSight EBC's Rick Rodgers Earns Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst ...
Apple's Hon Hai Investment Talk: Why Not?
Doug Young lives in Shanghai and writes about tech investment in China for Techonomy and at www.youngchinabiz.com. I'm going to do something today I don't usually do and comment on an interesting report that appeared on a Chinese website that has since ...
Shares of investment company TCP Capital sink nearly 4 percent on 1st day of ...
Shares of investment company TCP Capital sink nearly 4 percent on 1st day of ...
Family Investment Funds Go Hunting for Wall St. Expertise
Now, this obscure corner of the investment business is muscling onto Wall Street's turf. Family offices are plucking top-notch investment talent from hedge funds and private equity firms to work in-house, promising big paydays without the sales and ...