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GM Chief Hopes to Return to Investment Grade Within Year
(GM) Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson said he hopes the automaker regains an investment-grade credit rating within the next year. “There are things that will happen over the next year or so that will drive that decision,” Akerson said in an ...
Several Investment Funds Shed Chesapeake Shares In 1Q
HOUSTON – Several large hedge funds and investment advisory firms sold large positions in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) during the first quarter. The sales by some of the largest movers and shakers on Wall Street is a sign that the company was losing ...
Ira Sohn Investment Conference Market Movers for Thursday
The annual Ira Sohn Investment Conference was held in New York on Wednesday. At the event, which supports the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer, many of the world's most successful hedge fund managers and other noteworthy investors pitch stock ...
CPP Investment Board Posts 6.6% Return Amid Market Turbulence
By Caroline Van Hasselt Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES TORONTO (Dow Jones)--CPP Investment Board, the world's seventh-largest pension fund by assets, posted a 6.6% return in fiscal 2012 against the backdrop of global market volatility, as real estate, ...
US eases investment ban on Burma
The Obama administration will ease restrictions on US investment in Burma, its latest and furthest-reaching step yet to encourage the long-isolated country's reforms during the past year. The policy change — announced Thursday afternoon after a ...
Cloudwords Adds Seasoned Investment Executive to Board of Directors; Raises ...
Cloudwords Adds Seasoned Investment Executive to Board of Directors; Raises ...
The Hartford Promotes Johnson To Chief Investment Officer And Gervasi To Lead ...
The Hartford Promotes Johnson To Chief Investment Officer And Gervasi To Lead ...
Investment firm will cover penalties, interest in dispute
By Jerry Kronenberg A Maryland investment firm plans to make good on more than $1 million of annuities that one of its brokers allegedly talked an 82-year-old Massachusetts woman with Alzheimer's disease into buying. Secretary of the Commonwealth ...
US suspends sanctions on investment in Myanmar
US greenlights investment by energy, mining, banking firms * State Department's Derek Mitchell nominated as ambassador * Washington urges high standard of corporate responsibility * Rights groups say US move overlooks brutal wars on minorities By ...
Eurocastle Investment Limited 2012 AGM Results
EUROCASTLE INVESTMENT LIMITED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: International Administration Group (Guernsey) Limited Company Administrator Attn: Mark Woodall Tel: +44 1481 723450 Eurocastle 2012 AGM Results Guernsey. 18 May 2012 - Eurocastle Investment ...
Investment firm ordered to pay elderly widow $1m
A Maryland-based investment firm has been ordered to pay more than $1 million after an employee allegedly took advantage of an elderly widow likely suffering from dementia. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin also levied a $90000 fine ...
Even with a hedge investment, there's a risk of loss
By James McCusker, Herald Columnist That quotation is usually attributed to the late US Sen. Everett Dirksen even though researchers have not found a record of his ever having said it. Whether he ever said it or not, the quote sounds authentic, ...
Neurology Devices Market Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to ...
Neurology Devices Market Investment Opportunities, Analysis and Forecasts to ...
Obama proposes private investment to fight poverty in Africa
The plan represents an acknowledgement that direct government assistance to African nations isn't as important as the greater good that comes from international trade and investment. In 2010, more than $55 billion was invested directly by private ...
Tech IPOs and Common Investment Mistakes
There are always some employees who know how to properly diversify, but most aren't investment professionals. They typically invest in what they know, and what they know is technology. So even if the payout is predominately cash, as in Facebook's case, ...
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Amends and Extends Credit Facility
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) (NYSE:WRE) has amended one of its two unsecured credit facilities, to extend the maturity from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2016, with a one-year extension option ...
Bono's Investment Firm May Make $1.5 Billion in Facebook IPO
By Rolling Stone Bono's investment group, Elevation Partners, stands to make more than $1.5 billion in the initial public offering of Facebook stock, Nasdaq reports. Elevation Partners bought 2.3 percent of the social network company for $90 million in ...
BMO Harris Investment Management Inc. Adjusts Fees
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- BMO Harris Investment Management Inc. (BHIMI), the investment management arm of BMO Harris Private Banking, is making changes to the fees and expenses that are charged to the BMO Harris Private ...
Stretching the Field: Eagles put major investment in McCoy
The bar has been set at alpine heights for LeSean McCoy. Not that he didn't already do that with his All-Pro performance in 2011. With the wad of cash the Philadelphia Eagles doled out to their prized running back, the pressure is now on McCoy to live ...
Aberdeen International Reports Value of Investment Portfolio and Cash of $0.71 ...
Aberdeen International Reports Value of Investment Portfolio and Cash of $0.71 ...
Bono's investment firm rocks Facebook IPO to the tune of $1.5 billion
Bono, U2's lead singer and rocker-in-chief, has a reason to break out in song today: his investment in Facebook could make him one of the richest musicians on the planet, potentially eclipsing Paul McCartney, depending on how the social network's ...
Luring investment in Florida aim of Gov. Rick Scott's trip to Spain next week
Instead of a pack of Florida corporate execs looking to sell their wares to foreign markets, this week's trip is designed to spur Spanish investment in Florida. "Our goal is to show Spanish companies why Florida is a good place to do business, ...
Is 'You' a Good Investment?
By JASON ZWEIG That was the question that went largely unasked in the run-up to Facebook's initial public offering. In seesaw trading amid record first-day volume for a US stock, the shares opened up 11%, then ended the day just 23 cents above their ...
Fidelity Growth Partners Europe Leads a GBP 10m Investment in Online ...
Fidelity Growth Partners Europe Leads a GBP 10m Investment in Online ...
Investment focus: State Bank of India — Buy
Fresh investments with a three-year horizon can be considered in the stock of State Bank of India. The bank's March quarter financial results allayed concerns of rising bad loans. Not only did it manage to curtail the rising trend in non-performing ...
Discord at Key JPMorgan Unit Is Faulted in Loss
As early as 2010, the senior banker who has been blamed for the debacle, Ina Drew, began to lose her grip on the bank's chief investment office, according to current and former traders. She had guided the bank through some of the most rugged moments of ...
EBRD approves €1b investment for North Africa, Middle East
London: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) yesterday approved investment of €1 billion (Dh4.7 billion) for expansion into North Africa and the Middle East under its first British president. After years concentrating mainly on ...
Chelsea makes good on Abramovich's $1.59 billion investment by winning ...
Chelsea makes good on Abramovich's $1.59 billion investment by winning ...
Bottom Lines: Private investment in New Jersey a little low for size, report ...
Bottom Lines: Private investment in New Jersey a little low for size, report ...
Employee investment really pays
What happens when experts within a similar specialty get together to swap best practices? A flurry of great ideas! Here, human resources leaders from Poudre Valley Health System, Otterbox, Poudre School District, SuperVac, Value Plastics, US Reports, ...
Your Finances: Buffett's investment style works for 'little guys' too
By Laura Medigovich Bargain shopping in investment terms means value investing. Look for companies that have intrinsic value with stock prices that are undervalued. Then wait for the market to realize that the company was undervalued, and the stock's ...
DIFC Investment Has Not Sold SmartStream Yet, Reuters Reports
DIFC Investments LLC hasn't completed the sale of its SmartStream Technologies Ltd. software unit although the process in under way, Reuters reported, citing the Investment Corp. of Dubai's chief executive officer. Several companies are evaluating ...
Sprinkler systems costly, but worth investment
Deciding whether or not to install a sprinkler system in your yard is a big decision, but most landscapers and homeowners will tell you it's a smart investment. There are many advantages, explained Estel Tanner of Tanner Tracking Landscaping of Central ...
Chinese Seeking 'Beauty' in Russian Investment
"We have made initial agreements with local authorities from these towns, so we have made the first step toward investment," he said, speaking through a translator. During their guided tour of the Russian regions, the investors visited Makhachkala, ...
Investment style: Each city has its own preference
A common perception is that investment in the capital markets, particularly equities, is largely an urban phenomenon, essentially a metro show. This seems to be true of mutual fund investments as well, if one goes by the data of geographic distribution ...
Massive investment for Dawei | Bangkok Post: news
KANCHANABURI : The cabinet yesterday approved 203 projects worth over 30 billion baht to support the development of a deep-sea port and an industrial estate in Dawei city of Myanmar. The government also approved short-term measures to curb the cost of ...
Investment needed in networking education
As a result, they are missing out on opportunities for professional and personal development that would span a lifetime and not fully leveraging their investment of thousands of dollars on tuition, room and board and the opportunity cost of leaving the ...
Base Pay for 9 of 10 U.K. Investment Bankers Frozen, Study Says
Fixed pay for nine out of ten investment-banking jobs in the UK has been frozen over the past year as financial job opportunities continue to shrink, according to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. Approximately 92 percent of investment banking jobs ...
China firms plan big Chongqing investment: report
... at a time critical time for Chongqing's development, is especially precious," Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan was quoted as saying. The move shows Beijing's support for Chongqing's growth, which so far has been driven by industry and investment, ...
HK Exchange Fund 1Q Investment Gains Double; Outlook Poor
By CHESTER YUNG HONG KONG–The fund that manages Hong Kong's foreign-exchange reserves and backs its currency nearly doubled its investment gains in the first quarter from the preceding period, though the Hong Kong Monetary Authority warned Monday the ...
China opens vast rail system to private investment
By Lucy Hornby BEIJING May 21 (Reuters) - China's railway industry will open to private investment on an unprecedented scale, according to a document issued this weekend by the Ministry of Railways, which is struggling with mounting debts and a ...
Investment Bank Dinan & Company Launches ConfidentCrowd Exclusive Crowdfunding ...
Investment Bank Dinan & Company Launches ConfidentCrowd Exclusive Crowdfunding ...
Barclays to Sell Entire $6.1 Billion BlackRock Investment
Barclays Plc (BARC), the UK's second- largest bank by assets, will sell its entire $6.1 billion stake in BlackRock Inc. (BLK) before the latest round of Basel rules stops it from counting the holding as capital. BlackRock, the fund manager started by ...
EastBridge Investment Group Announces Shareholder Conference Call on Thursday ...
EastBridge Investment Group Announces Shareholder Conference Call on Thursday ...
Talking ETFs with the Investment Company Institute
It had been years since I last attended the general membership meeting of the Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund trade organization. In 2004, funds and fund companies were just emerging from the market-timing scandals that sullied several ...
SBA Recognizes Top Lenders, Investment Companies and Resource Partners at ...
SBA Recognizes Top Lenders, Investment Companies and Resource Partners at ...
Goodwin Procter Expands Private Investment Funds Practice with Addition of ...
Goodwin Procter Expands Private Investment Funds Practice with Addition of ...
Nine Reasons Your Investment Pitch Will Fail
Here are nine ways your investment pitch will fail and how to avoid the mistakes others are making. 1. Pitching the wrong investors. There are lots of investors. There are relatively few that are right for your startup. Many investors are looking for ...
BV Investment Partners Announces Investment In Health Information Designs
BOSTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BV Investment Partners ("BV"), a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the information, business services and communications sectors, today announced that it has made an investment in ...
Gladstone Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Fourth ...
Gladstone Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Fourth ...