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Canada To Raise Foreign Investment Review Threshold To C$1 Bln
The Canadian government plans to raise the minimum threshold under its foreign investment review process to C$1 billion (US$974 million) over a four-year period, and to change the basis of the threshold from asset value to enterprise value, ...
Brazil's Batista may sell more of investment group EBX
SAO PAULO May 25 (Reuters) - Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, who controls investment holding company EBX, said on Friday he may raise another $500 million from the sale of a stake in his sprawling industrial group that spans shipbuilding to ...
SEC Charges New York Fund Manager, Two Firms For Fraudulent Investment Scheme
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a New York-based fund manager and his two firms for running a fraudulent investment scheme that raised approximately $11 million from investors. The SEC alleges that since at least November, ...
BMW To Increase Investment, Production in China
BMW is investigating making cars in Brazil, a car market similar in size to that of Germany, with talks under way with the government that could determine the scale of the auto maker's investment. Boosting production outside of Europe is crucial for ...
Scholar Urges Increased Investment in Health Research in South Africa
A South African medical scholar has called for heavy government investment in medical research to improve the country's healthcare delivery to all citizens. Bongani Mayosi, professor of medicine at the University of Cape Town and the chief physician at ...
Colombia beckons as investment opportunity - Citi
Top officials from the country's government and major state-owned and private companies were in New York and London promoting investment in Colombia's markets that have been deemed expensive or difficult to get into. Even with an investment-grade ...
Senate panel limits Pentagon investment in alternative energy sources
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's investment in green energy requires too much green paper for some in Congress. A sharply divided Senate Armed Services Committee voted this week to prohibit the military from spending money on alternative fuels if the cost ...
Pala Announces Completion of Investment in Asian Mineral Resources Limited
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- In furtherance to its press releases of March 1, 2012 and April 4, 2012, Pala Investments Holdings Limited ("Pala") announced today that it has completed its investment in Asian Mineral ...
Clorox to Update Investment Community on Centennial Strategy to Drive Long ...
Clorox to Update Investment Community on Centennial Strategy to Drive Long ...
NRI investment norms in real estate eased
Among the various investment options available for non-resident Indians (NRIs), real estate plays a dominant role due to its rate of appreciation and the periodical returns on the investment. Whether it is a residential or commercial property ...
Investment Site Announces Solution for Facebook IPO Debacle
Investment site, RealEstateInvestingWealth.com, has announced a new resource on their website dedicated to helping investors impacted by the Facebook IPO debacle to get higher returns through real estate. The highly publicized volatility in equities ...
China Encourages Private Investment in Banking Sector
China will encourage greater private investment in banks as it seeks to fuel growth in an economy that's losing steam and to aid small businesses that are short of funds. Qualified companies can buy into lenders through private stock placements or new ...
Cleantech investment slows but many backers remain hopeful
"In 2007, anything that was green, or claimed to be green, got investment. Now everyone is looking for the next Facebook." Khosla Ventures has a significant cleantech portfolio that includes Soladigm, a Milpitas company that makes "smart windows" for ...
Money managers retool, close core investment strategies
Managers most at risk are those concentrated in just a few investment areas, especially locally oriented ones. That means managers in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States that focus primarily on the local market, said Kevin P. Quirk, ...
Caribbean Investment Forum Now Days Away
The forumcomes as Chinese investment in the Caribbean continues to boom in this free trade emerging market economy that is politically stable and boosts a highly literate work force and an established tourism market,and which the International Monetary ...
High spectrum prices disincentive to investment in India: GSMA
"If the prices remain the same, they present a major disincentive to future investment in India and will threaten the country's leadership in mobile technology," the GSMA said in a statement. It further said that "the GSMA is greatly concerned that the ...
Lower investment may hit growth
RESOURCE prices peaked last August and the surge of investment may also peak sooner, with a sharper fall, than many expect. This week's capital investment report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics is likely to show a further increase in planned ...
Spain's Bankia treats $29B state aid as investment
MADRID—The president of troubled Spanish lender Bankia says the (EURO)23.5 billion ($29.5 billion) in state aid it will receive in the country's biggest-ever bank bailout will be treated as an investment to make profit for the Spanish government and ...
Persian Gulf investment banks struggling to adapt as deals dry up
In an environment of dwindling trading volume on domestic markets and a disappointing pace of deals, some of the region's most prominent investment banks are undergoing drastic changes. It is a stark contrast to the mood in the last decade, ...
UK Can Make Infrastructure A Private-Investment Draw-CBI
"If we want sustainable growth in this country, infrastructure investment is the way forward," CBI director-general John Cridland told reporters at a press conference Friday. Agencies assign ratings to debt used to fund infrastructure projects but the ...
Investment banks get their house in order
Nowhere more so than at investment banks, which in the first few months of 2012 collectively took out the scrubbing brush, got down on their hands and knees, and spruced up their numbers. The main reason for this overdue housework was the combination ...
China's energy investment push only for the brave
China, the world's largest energy user, signaled last week it wanted to draw more private investment into its energy sector as part of a plan to fast-track infrastructure investment to shore up economic growth. It is drafting detailed guidelines to ...
Vector Capital, a Leading Global Technology Investment Firm, Offers to Support ...
Vector Capital, a Leading Global Technology Investment Firm, Offers to Support ...
Singapore wants new rules for retail investment products
SINGAPORE May 28 (Reuters) - Singapore's financial regulator is proposing to bring in new rules for some popular retail investment products to help safeguard investors if a broker gets into difficulties. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) wants ...
Pacific Rubiales expands investment in Guyana offshore oil play
(TOR:CA:PRE) (bvc:PREC) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to purchase 85714285 units of CGX Energy Inc. (CVE:CA:OYL) ("CGX") at a price of C$0.35 per unit for an aggregate investment of C$30 million. At the same time, the Company has entered ...
Indian PM in Burma to Boost Trade, Investment
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Burma in an effort to strengthen trade and investment links between the two Asian neighbors. Mr. Singh met with Burmese President Thein Sein in the administrative capital, Naypyitaw, after a formal welcoming ...
CORRECT: Vinci Partners Proposes BRL800M Investment In Brazil's PDG Realty
("Vince Partners Proposes BRL800M Investment In Brazil's PDG Realty," published at 1329 GMT, misstated the name of the company in the headline. The correct version follows:) SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Vinci Partners Investimentos Ltda., the Brazilian ...
Harper's Limit on Foreign Investment Reviews a Huge Economic Step Backwards
By Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) TORONTO, May 28, 2012 -- /CNW/ - The Harper government's decision to further limit reviews of foreign investment and takeovers over the next four years is totally counterproductive to Canada's economic development, ...
Olma Investment Group Fails to Put Forward an Alternative Offer - Instead ...
Olma Investment Group Fails to Put Forward an Alternative Offer - Instead ...
China may allow more private investment in state-owned companies
By David Pierson BEIJING -- Faced with declining profits and a slowing economy, China said it was drafting plans to boost private investment into industries long dominated by the state. Investors would be allowed to target government-controlled sectors ...
Investment in Smart Transportation Systems Will Continue to Grow Despite ...
Investment in Smart Transportation Systems Will Continue to Grow Despite ...
Goldman Investment Shines Light on Solar Power
The last time Goldman made a green investment promise, a $1 billion commitment in 2005, it eventually turned into $24 billion by 2011. In other words this is not a charity. It's not greenwashing. It's a simple acknowledgment that Goldman sees big ...
Investment in Private Markets Improves on a Pure Mix of Stocks and Bonds
It asserts the key features of this approach are its adaptability to the rapidly-changing economic environment, the prioritising of investment strategies and the focus on the primary reasons for making an illiquid investment: return enhancement, ...
InterCore Energy Makes Equity Investment In Epec Biofuels Holdings
MAHWAH, NJ, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- InterCore Energy, Inc. (previously Heartland Bridge Capital, Inc.), (OBB:HLBCD) announced that it has made an equity investment in Epec Biofuels Holdings, Inc. InterCore Energy, rebranded from ...
Egypt's OCI Almost Doubles Investment On Gavilon Stake Sale
CI), or OCI, said Tuesday it will use the proceeds from the sale of its 16.8% stake in Gavilon Group to bankroll the expansion of its fertiliser business in North America, after the Egyptian company almost doubled its investment in the third-biggest US ...
My 5 Best Investment Ideas
There are dozens of bargains out there at the moment, and personally, I am bubbling with investment ideas. If only I had the spare cash to buy into them! For anyone who is just thinking about starting out as an investor, this is the ideal time to build ...
China Boosts Investment
BEIJING—China has significantly accelerated approvals for new investment projects by companies and local governments, part of a campaign to support growth in the world's second-largest economy. Associated Press The investment projects range from new ...
Peru mining protests seen hurting investment mood
By Robert Kozak LIMA -(MarketWatch)- Violent protests in Peru, aimed at mining operations of Anglo-Swiss company Xstrata , are giving another harsh blow against the investment climate. Protest leader Herbert Huaman on Tuesday called on President Humala ...
Colombia aims to be investment oasis in volatile world
By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta | BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia aims to become an investment "oasis" as leftist Latin American nations expropriate foreign assets, China's economy slows and investors seek alternatives to crisis-wracked Europe, ...
LPL Investment Holdings Inc. Announces Additional $75 Million Share Repurchase ...
LPL Investment Holdings Inc. Announces Additional $75 Million Share Repurchase ...
Kuwait's Global Investment first quarter net loss narrows
DUBAI (Reuters) - Global Investment House (GLOB.KW), the Kuwaiti investment firm currently undergoing its second debt restructuring in three years, saw its first-quarter loss narrow compared to the opening three months of last year, ...
Index Ventures Leads $4 Million Investment in Mindshapes
LONDON & NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Interactive learning company Mindshapes announced today that it has secured a $4 million investment from Index Ventures, Richmond Park Partners and existing investors. Mindshapes was founded in 2010 by ...
Ladenburg Thalmann Names Senior Investment Banker David Strupp to Bolster ...
Ladenburg Thalmann Names Senior Investment Banker David Strupp to Bolster ...
'Huge' private-sector investment needed in UK energy: IEA review
"Huge" private sector investment will be needed in energy over the coming decades in order for the UK to meet its decarbonization targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned in its 2012 review of the country's energy policies, ...
iHigh Scores $11.7M Investment from Cox Media Group
This investment will fuel the company's product development and corporate expansion as demand for iHigh's digital television platform and online network continues to grow throughout US markets. In making this investment, Cox Media Group acquired a ...
Equities.com, Inc. to Present at the National Investment Banking Association's ...
Equities.com, Inc. to Present at the National Investment Banking Association's ...
China Foreign Investment to Be $500 Billion by 2015, Xinhua Says
China's outbound foreign investment may rise to $500 billion at the end of 2015 from more than $320 billion, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing Chen Runyun, a Ministry of Commerce official. Chinese companies will accelerate plans for overseas ...
Steel Castle Launches Investment Vehicle With Impressive First Acquisition
FULLERTON, CA and PEARLAND, TX, May 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Steel Castle Capital LLC, a boutique real estate investment management firm based in Orange County, Calif., and Philadelphia, Penn., has recently acquired its first property on a ...
Oregon Apartment Brokerage, HFO Investment Real Estate, Wins National Mobile ...
Oregon Apartment Brokerage, HFO Investment Real Estate, Wins National Mobile ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. to Present at KBW Mortgage Finance ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. to Present at KBW Mortgage Finance ...