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Can-do Najaf offers hope for Iraq investment boom
By Serena Chaudhry and Aseel Kami | NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - With its sweeping highway, solar-powered street lights and plethora of hotels, the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf is a beacon for investment in Iraq, outshining other areas where projects have ...
4 investment angles you must know
But when ordinary investors look at using what could be described as the “same-old strategies,” increasingly they are finding that these times are different — at least in how key investment concepts apply. Investors are clamoring to get a piece of ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Reports $1.82 Earnings Per Share ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Reports $1.82 Earnings Per Share ...
Rebuilding Together Oakland & Bell Investment Advisors Support National ...
Rebuilding Together Oakland & Bell Investment Advisors Support National ...
'College: 'Best Investment' or Big Risk?
By JACK HOUGH College is the best investment you can make, President Obama told students last month at the University of Colorado. As a metaphor for the benefits of education, that statement is fine. But taken as a claim about the financial returns of ...
Qatar's QInvest to hold majority of joint investment bank with Egypt's EFG Hermes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Middle East banks EFG Hermes and QInvest say they have reached a deal to combine some of their operations to create a joint investment bank meant to service the Arab world and beyond. The deal announced late Friday will ...
Diamond Hill Investment Group Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines
By Seth Jayson, The Motley Fool Diamond Hill Investment Group (NAS: DHIL) reported earnings on May 4. Here are the numbers you need to know. For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Diamond Hill Investment Group beat expectations on revenues and earnings ...
Can Clinton's India Visit Help Pave the Way for More Foreign Investment?
But in recent months, Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal, led by its mercurial chief minister, has become a key battlefield on which the fight over foreign investment in India is playing out, and a high-profile visit may go a long way in ...
EU Rehn: Europe Needs Investment Pact To Boost Growth
By Laurence Norman DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--The European Union needs a "European investment pact" which can boost growth across the region by increasing public investment and finding ways to unlock further private funding of investment ...
Warren Buffett: Talk to my secretary about investment advice
After years of pointing out that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary, the investment legend has become a lightning rod for Democrats pushing for higher taxes on the rich. President Barack Obama invited Mr Buffett's secretary, Debbie Bosanek, ...
Investment insider: Don't sell in May if you want to reap your dividends
In general, we should review our investment portfolios regularly, and weed out shares that no longer meets our investing theses. Consequently, we should be ready to sell shares regardless of the time of year. That said, there does appear to be some ...
Australia plans investment in citrus sector: Tim George
Lahore—Australian High Commissioner Tim George has said Australian was planning major investment into the citrus sector in the Pakistan, including construction of a juice extraction plant. Senior Trade Commissioner for Australia in South Asia Peter ...
BRIEF: IRRRB OKs investment in dental firm in Gilbert
The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board on Friday approved a $2 million capital investment in the expansion of the DeCare Dental facility in Gilbert, a move company officials say will create 120 new full-time jobs. DeCare, one of the nation's ...
GM, a failed investment
By anyone's definition that investment would have been a terrible failure. Yet, that is how the federal government's investment in General Motors looks. The federal government has put in well over $100 billion into shoring up General Motors, ...
Scam Watch: Memorial Day, foreclosure rescue, investment scheme
Investment scheme – A man who stole more than $30 million from investors by falsely claiming that his private company was about to be acquired by Microsoft Corp. has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison. Mouli "Samuel" Cohen was convicted in ...
UAE emerges as second largest investment destination for S Korea
“The UAE is Korea's second largest investment destination in the Middle East. Korea's direct investment to the UAE stood at USD 1.24 billion as of 2011”, Jaewan told Emirates News Agency(WAM) in an interview. Q 1: What have you been discussing with the ...
Canadian investment giant Brookfield says European companies offer better value
At the time, Brookfield Infrastructure Securities bought into Macquarie Infrastructure Group and sold out when the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board last year paid $3.4bn for MIG, then called Intol. "Intol held a substantial stake in -- though not ...
After big investment into arts, Rahway finally poised to see it pay off - The Star-Ledger
By Peggy McGlone/The Star-Ledger The gritty former manufacturing town has placed a hefty bet on the arts, and that gamble may be about to pay off. After a 10-year effort that includes upgrades to the historic Union County Performing Arts Center and the ...
Notice to Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Investors: Law Firm of David R ...
Notice to Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Investors: Law Firm of David R ...
Looking for investment opportunities
After a trip last month to the new Libya, the US-Libya Business Association says the country would make a good investment for many American companies. The trade organization, along with some 20 member companies from the US, spent eight days there, ...
Investment banks increase hiring
By Brian Groom, Business and Employment Editor A ray of hope has emerged in the depressed City jobs market as investment banks, buoyed by better results, have stepped up hiring in some parts of their operations. New job vacancies in the London ...
Investment Potential in Africa highlights need for sound public policy
It made the largest single investment in Ethiopia by a British entity with its acquisition of Meta Brewery and, in Nigeria under Guinness Nigeria Plc, made a USD 359 Million investment in 2011. In the last 5 years alone, Diageo has invested over USD ...
College: 'Best Investment' or Big Risk?
By JACK HOUGH College is the best investment you can make, President Obama told students last month at the University of Colorado. As a metaphor for the benefits of education, that statement is fine. But taken as a claim about the financial returns of ...
AT&T making big investment in home monitoring
By Sinead Carew | NEW YORK May 7 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is making a big investment in a nationwide wireless home monitoring service that could potentially add $1 billion to its annual revenue as part of the No. 2 US mobile operator's ongoing effort to ...
Investment Property Experts Expands Operations to Support Residential Real ...
Investment Property Experts Expands Operations to Support Residential Real ...
Gerdau Announces $50 Million Investment at St. Paul, Minn., Mill
The investment will increase Special Bar Quality (SBQ) capacity by 100000 short tons and increase the mill's total capacity to 550000 short tons. "Our capital investment plan for the St. Paul mill is a result of our confidence in the North American ...
Premier Investment Properties Discloses Proposed Plan of Exploration and ...
Premier Investment Properties Discloses Proposed Plan of Exploration and ...
Complexity of Investment Products Overwhelming Investors
Investment products are "overly complex," according to 40% of investors, and 34% feel "overwhelmed" by the investment choices available to them, according to the MFS(R) Investing Sentiment Survey. At the same time, 62% would like to be more ...
India to Defer Tax Avoidance Rule Seen Hurting Investment
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- India plans to defer a proposed tax- avoidance measure for a year after the clamp down stoked concern that foreign investment will decline, hurting growth in Asia's third-largest economy. The applicability of the so-called General ...
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC Named Money Management Institute's Advisory ...
RiverFront Investment Group, LLC Named Money Management Institute's Advisory ...
Avison Young hires prominent investment sales team to join New York City office
Earl Webb, President, US Operations, for Avison Young, Canada's largest independently-owned commercial real estate services company, announced today the hiring of a leading investment sales team to join the company's rapidly growing New York City ...
Altegris' Strategic Investment Conference Draws Leaders From Across The ...
Altegris' Strategic Investment Conference Draws Leaders From Across The ...
Russia's Putin orders investment, labour shake-up
Calls for faster privatisation * Wants cabinet to boost investment * Wants to impose acquisition limits for state cos By Gleb Bryanski MOSCOW, May 7 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's government to boost investment and shake up state-run ...
Two Harbors Investment Corp. To Sponsor 36th Annual Grandma's Marathon
NEW YORK, May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) (ASE:TWO.WS) announced today that it will be a major sponsor of the 36th Annual Grandma's Marathon. Grandma's Marathon represents a "World Class Event with Small Town ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces First Quarter 2012 Operating Results
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) today reported operating results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Financial Results For first quarter 2012, Federal Realty generated funds from ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. to Present at JMP Securities ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. to Present at JMP Securities ...
PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES APRIL 30, 2012 ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT
New York, NY, May 7, 2012: Pzena Investment Management, Inc. (NYSE: PZN) today reported its preliminary assets under management as of April 30, 2012. AUM for month-end April 2012, month-end March 2012, and month-end April 2011 are listed below: Pzena ...
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Increases Its Investment in Dartmouth ...
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Increases Its Investment in Dartmouth ...
UK Manufacturers Expect Exports, Investment To Rise - Survey
Manufacturers' group EEF said 70% of firms surveyed said they expect a rise in exports this year and plan to step up investment to capitalize on new opportunities. Companies intend to invest in new machinery and equipment to expand production capacity ...
Investment bank bounce seen lifting HSBC profit
HK) was set to report quarterly profit of almost $6 billion on Tuesday as Europe's biggest bank benefits from a rebound in investment banking income and falling bad debts, although it is struggling to cut costs. Chief executive Stuart Gulliver is not ...
Kuwait's Global Investment 2011 net loss narrows
(Adds detail, background) DUBAI May 8 (Reuters) - Kuwait's Global Investment House , which is undergoing its second debt restructuring in three years, said 2011 net loss narrowed compared with the previous year, helped by lower writedowns of its ...
HSBC Boosted by Investment Bank, Emerging Markets
By MAX COLCHESTER LONDON—HSBC Holdings PLC said Tuesday that its investment banking division and emerging-market operations helped boost underlying profit in the first quarter, but the bank's costs remained stubbornly high as wages continued to ...
Wendy's Swings To 1Q Profit On Investment Gain; Higher Costs Weigh
(WEN) swung to a first-quarter profit, thanks in part to an investment gain, as the fast-food chain's revenue grew slower than expected and higher costs hurt margins. "We produced our fourth consecutive quarter of positive same-store sales, ...
Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board Approves Holloman's Terra Nova ...
Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board Approves Holloman's Terra Nova ...
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Reports First Quarter Earnings
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is an actively managed REIT that opportunistically invests in a diversified risk-adjusted portfolio of Agency RMBS, Non-Agency RMBS, ABS and CMBS. For the first quarter, the Company had net income of $11.0 million, ...
Thomson Reuters Launches First Solution for Broker-Controlled Alternative ...
Thomson Reuters Launches First Solution for Broker-Controlled Alternative ...
Psychic Friends Network Receives $500k Investment
"This investment is yet another clear vote of confidence from the investment community in the future profitability of the legendary Psychic Friends Network." - PFNI CEO Marc Lasky LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Psychic Friends ...
Fitch Returns Fidelity National Rating To Investment Grade
Fitch Ratings has returned Fidelity National Financial Inc.'s (FNF) ratings to investment grade, citing the underwriter's improved capital position. The ratings company upgraded Fidelity National's issuer default rating a notch to triple-B-minus from ...
Nomura Targets 100 Top Executives in Investment Banking
Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604), Japan's largest brokerage, plans to almost triple the number of senior executives in its Americas investment-banking division as competitors retrench. The unit expects to have about 100 managing and executive directors ...
Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies Brings Precision Portfolio Strategies ...
Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies Brings Precision Portfolio Strategies ...