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First Metro Investment Posts P1.9 Billion Income for 1H 2012
Manila, Aug 01, 2012 (ACN Newswire via COMTEX) -- First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group, realized a consolidated net income of P1.9 billion at the end of the first half of 2012. This is 76.0% higher than ...
Second Dent investment fund to disappear
(MoneyWatch) The AdvisorShares family of active exchange-traded funds recently announced it would be closing its DENT Tactical ETF (DENT). This ETF is based on the demographic research from bestselling author Harry Dent. According to the fund ...
Gladstone Investment Corporation Invests $21.3 Million in Drew Foam Companies
"Gladstone Investment is excited about partnering with the talented and experienced management team at Drew Foam, led by CEO Bill Givens. We look forward to the continued growth of the business and building on the success of the management team ...
Independent Registered Investment Advisory Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Selects ...
Independent Registered Investment Advisory Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Selects ...
India formally allows foreign investment from Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday overturned its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan in a move designed to build goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement between the two neighbours. “The government of India has reviewed the policy… and ...
The Investment Industry Association of Canada Responds to Completion of ...
The Investment Industry Association of Canada Responds to Completion of ...
Shrinking investment bank saps SocGen profit
PA) quarterly profit tumbled, hit by one-off writedowns on the value of U.S. and Russian units and losses at its investment bank, which it is shrinking in response to the euro zone crisis. France's No. 2 listed bank joins European rivals that have ...
Eni Sees Higher 2012 Dividend on Investment Program
ROME--Eni SpA (E) said Wednesday it expects the 2012 dividend to rise 4.2% on confidence that its biggest-ever investment program will allow it to meet strong growth targets, despite disappointing second-quarter earnings. The dividend for 2012 earnings ...
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
NEW YORK, Aug 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) (nyse mkt:TWO.WS), a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, residential real ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces Second Quarter 2012 Operating ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces Second Quarter 2012 Operating ...
Crexus Investment Corp. Reports Results for the 2nd Quarter 2012
The Company, a Maryland corporation that has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), is externally managed by Fixed Income Discount Advisory Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. The Company ...
India formally allows investment from Pak
New Delhi—India on Wednesday overturned its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan in a move designed to build goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement between the two neighbours. “The government of India has reviewed the policy… and ...
Investment Professionals, Inc. ranks among San Antonio's fastest-growing ...
Investment Professionals, Inc. ranks among San Antonio's fastest-growing ...
Draghi Pledge May Boost Investment in Europe Stocks
As “most of the bad news” already may be built into market prices, Pioneer Investment Management Inc., which oversees about $185 billion in assets, “cautiously moved to a risk-on” position in European equities about a month ago, while remaining ...
India lifts ban on investment from Pakistan
The announcement from the commerce ministry came late Wednesday. The ministry said that all investment proposals from Pakistan must be cleared by the government and will exclude the defense, space and atomic energy sectors. The gesture is the latest ...
BNP Paribas takes investment banking knock in Q2
PARIS (AP) — A downturn in BNP Paribas' corporate and investment banking division contributed to a 13.2 percent fall in the French bank's second-quarter net profits to €1.8 billion ($2.2 billion). France's largest bank said Thursday that revenue ...
MGIC Investment breaches maximum risk levels
(Reuters) - MGIC Investment Corp's (MTG.N) risk-to-capital ratio breached the level considered safe by regulators and the mortgage insurer posted its eighth straight quarterly loss. At June 30, the preliminary risk-to-capital ratio of its combined ...
Mars Rover Curiosity Mission: 'A Personal Investment,' Says NASA Engineer ...
Mars Rover Curiosity Mission: 'A Personal Investment,' Says NASA Engineer ...
Foreign investment in Tunisia recovers to pre-revolt levels
Tunis Aug 2 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tunisia has recovered to levels seen before the start of the revolt that toppled President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in January, 2011 and sparked a wave of uprisings across the Arab world ...
Abbott to toughen up foreign investment rules
At present, any proposed investment by a foreign state-owned company or sovereign wealth fund is assessed against the national interest by the review board, regardless of the value of the bid. But bids by private investors are scrutinised by the review ...
Analysis: Glazers may make a killing on Man Utd investment
(Reuters) - Manchester United Ltd's owners stand to make about three times their investment in the British soccer club if it successfully goes public. The club, one of the most popular in the world, has kicked off the marketing for its U.S. initial ...
Greece Outlines Plans to Spur Investment, Kick-start Economy
ATHENS--Greece Thursday outlined a new reform plan to help spur investment and kick-start the economy, emphasizing that no time can be wasted in implementing essential structural reforms to safeguard the recession-stricken country's future in the euro ...
New UAE investment fund rules to hit free zone firms
DUBAI Aug 2 (Reuters) - New United Arab Emirates investment fund rules could hurt the country's ambitions to become a more important financial centre, analysts said, adding that regional rival Qatar could reap the benefits. The new rules from the ...
Malaga investment 'not refused'
Reports have linked several key players including Santi Cazorla - believed to have been given permission to travel to London, where he has been linked with a move to Arsenal - with transfers away from the Andalusian outfit amid allegations of unpaid ...
GOP probe cites missed red flags in government's investment in failed solar ...
GOP probe cites missed red flags in government's investment in failed solar ...
The Test Case Behind Goldman's Investment in Jail Inmates
The Rikers project is the first social impact bond in the U.S., but the idea has origins in the U.K. In 2010 a British do-good investment bank called Social Finance issued the first social impact bond. The bank lined up 17 investors—mostly foundations ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings ...
SEC Investment Management Deputy Director to Retire by September
Robert E. Plaze, the deputy director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Investment Management Division, will retire at the end of the month, the agency announced today. Plaze recently oversaw rulemaking for money-market mutual funds and ...
MGIC Investment Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call ...
MGIC Investment Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call ...
Terry Gou's Investment in Sharp Exceeded by First-Quarter Losses
Taiwan billionaire Terry Gou and his companies agreed to invest 133 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in Sharp Corp. (6753) in March. The Japanese company's first-quarter losses already exceeded that. Sharp forecast an annual loss of 250 billion yen yesterday ...
Jersey City-based investment firm says glitch will cost it $440 million
NEW YORK — It's turning out to be one costly glitch — for Knight Capital and for investor confidence. A technical problem that briefly threw dozens of stocks into chaos Wednesday will cost Jersey City-based Knight Capital Group $440 million, the ...
Spain, Italy back in bond market firing line
Spain and Italy came under renewed pressure in the bond market Friday after the European Central Bank said it would not buy government bonds unless specific conditions are met. One week after he said the ECB would do "whatever it takes" to support the ...
Foreign investment serves our economic interests
TRADE Minister Craig Emerson and former Howard government minister Peter Reith have raised valid concerns about a Coalition proposal to subject foreign land purchases worth more than $15 million to the Foreign Investment Review Board, which would ...
GM May Write Down Investment in Peugeot, Filing Says
The carrying amount of GM's investment in Peugeot exceeded its fair value at June 30, the Detroit-based automaker said today in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “We assessed whether the decline in value represented an ...
Europeans shun risky investment for safe life insurance
Allianz Q2 profit 2.37 bln euros vs 2.2 bln consensus. * Axa H1 net income 2.6 bln euros vs 2.1 bln consensus. * Allianz up 6 pct, Axa up 5 pct, outperforming market. (Adds analyst comment, detail on Allianz quake claims, updates shares). By Myles ...
TEX-S&P investment-grade composite spread widens
Aug 3 - Standard & Poor's investment-grade composite spread widened by 9 basis points (bps) to 212 bps yesterday, and the speculative-grade composite spread widened by 2 bps to 670 bps. By rating, the 'AA' spread widened by 9 bps to 140 bps, the 'A' ...
Sticking to Investment Recipe is Easy as Pie
If you are doing all or part of this in a Roth or traditional individual retirement account, then an automatic investment plan, or AIP, can accomplish the same goals. The sticking point is if there are minimum initial purchases for a mutual fund ...
Apartment Investment & Management Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results ...
Apartment Investment & Management Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results ...
Petrobras investment rose 22 pct in 1st half 2012-ministry
The plan, the world's largest corporate investment program, aims to more than double output to 5.7 million barrels of oil and natural gas equivalent a day (boepd), from about 2.6 million boepd today. Despite making some of the largest investments in ...
NASA makes a substantial investment in private spaceflight
NASA made its largest investment yet in commercial space Friday, announcing $1.1 billion in contracts with three companies to deliver astronauts into space. The investments could accelerate the launch of the first human into orbit by a private company ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Reports $1.15 Earnings Per Share ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Reports $1.15 Earnings Per Share ...
Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation Files Preliminary Prospectus for ...
Trez Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation Files Preliminary Prospectus for ...
Global Diversified Investment Grade Income Trust - Special Measures for the ...
Global Diversified Investment Grade Income Trust - Special Measures for the ...
NFL Concerned About The Browns Incoming Owner's Investment In Steelers
The NFL has circulated a memo to its 32 teams about the pending sale of the Cleveland Browns in which commissioner Roger Goodell expresses concern over the buyer currently being an investor in the PittsburghSteelers, according to a team official who ...
Call special session to lure investment
Shannon Einhorn, a technical application scientist at Cellular Dynamics International in Madison, works on cells in March as part of ongoing research at the lab. Cellular Dynamics has attracted tens of millions of dollars in venture capital in recent ...
Investment Banking & Securities Dealing in the US Industry Market Research ...
Investment Banking & Securities Dealing in the US Industry Market Research ...
Foxconn Determined to Invest in Sharp, Chairman Gou Says
Foxconn's Sharp Investment Plan Undeterred by Share Plunge. By Tim Culpan - 2012-08-05T13:54:41Z. Foxconn Technology Group is determined to buy a stake in Sharp (6753) Corp. even after the Japanese company widened its loss forecast, causing its ...
India may tweak SME definition for IKEA investment
The Indian government may change the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME) to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said on Saturday. "Definition of SME may require a change," ...
TSMC joins ASML's Customer Co-Investment Program for innovation
The objective of the Co-Investment Program, which was announced on July 9, 2012, is to accelerate ASML's development of EUV technology beyond this current generation and ASML's development of future 450 mm silicon wafer technology, both due in the ...
Investment funds need monitoring
The latest set of regulations on fund transfers issued by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) last month is a welcome move — although long overdue — as the country has already been attracting large investments, some of which have been ...