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Lebaran-themed investment scam busted
Only days after the police said they were investigating an online-based investment scam, religiously dubbed “Al Amanah” (Arabic for “trustworthy”) by its followers, another Ponzi scheme was busted on Friday for conning some 1300 clients out of Rp 600 ...
Scottish renewables investment tops £2.8bn
Scotland's status as one of the world's leading renewable energy markets was again underlined last week, after new figures revealed the sector has attracted more than £2.8bn of capital investment since the start of 2009. The figures from industry group ...
Govt wants more investment between NZ and China
The government has used a contemporary China conference to push foreign investment, urging more businesses to invest in trading partners such as the Asian giant. Finance minister Mr English told the seminar on China's ever-improving economic ...
Brazil's auto demand, incentives lure foreign investment
Rising demand and government incentives are prompting foreign carmakers to boost their investment in Brazil, which analysts say could become the third largest auto market in the world as early as 2015. Industry group ANFAVEA forecast that domestic ...
China grants four foreign investment licences in July-mid Aug
SHANGHAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - China's securities regulator granted investment licences to four overseas institutional investors during July-mid-August, allowing them to invest in mainland capital markets. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC ...
Goldman taps Westerman to run China investment banking -memo
By Lawrence White. Aug 13 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs has appointed Matthew Westerman to spearhead the bank's China investment banking efforts after Jin-Yong Cai left last week to work for the World Bank, according to a memo obtained on Monday by ...
The best tech investment I never made: Four CIOs' tales
Computerworld - A few years ago, when Bill Weeks was CIO at a leasing company, a big vendor pitched some software intended to manage leasing throughout Europe. Weeks was skeptical. "We noticed that half the stuff they were showing us was ...
Goldman Sachs Exits Fujita Investment in Japan
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is exiting another investment in Japan, marking the end to one of its longest investments in the country. On Friday, Japanese home builder Daiwa House Industry Co. said it would acquire contractor Fujita Corp. for Y50 billion ...
Sales Ambassadors: Small Investment, Big Payoff
When analyzing your organization's sales effectiveness, a key performance indicator (KPI) worth measuring and tracking is the warm call to cold call ratio (cold calls are made to potential customers who have never heard of your company or its products ...
Ukraine Fosters Investment Opportunities Through Industrial Parks
The allocation of land with necessary infrastructure will reduce the time between initial investment and the final product release on the market down to six or eight months, said Vladyslav Kaskiv, head of the State Agency for Investment and National ...
Non-mining investment plummets
BUSINESS investment in the non-mining economy has shrunk to its lowest share of gross domestic product for almost 40 years, as a result of the high dollar - and appears set to fall lower still. The Bureau of Statistics estimates that in the nine months ...
Investment firm offers to finance New Harmony bridge span
NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — A private investment firm's offer to help finance construction of a new Wabash River bridge linking historic New Harmony with White County, Ill., might be its best chance of replacing a deteriorating span that officials closed ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Charter Communications, Supervalu ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Charter Communications, Supervalu ...
Leading Investment Service Previews Earnings for Groupon, Deere, Limited ...
Leading Investment Service Previews Earnings for Groupon, Deere, Limited ...
Obama lauds NASA for Mars landing, pledges continued investment
Commits to continued investment in science, technology. * Says NASA laid groundwork for human mission to Red Planet. * Asks for heads-up on Martian sightings - microbes included. ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Aug 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack ...
Broadway's 'Once' recoups its investment
NEW YORK -- The Tony Award-winning musical "Once" has proved to be a song at the box office: It has recouped its $5.5 million investment in less than six months. Producers announced on Monday that the show has turned profitable after just 21 weeks, ...
REITs: Investment Options For A Low-Growth, Low-Interest Rate Environment
In the current macroeconomic environment characterized by a high degree of uncertainty, modest growth, and low interest rates, investors are finding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) attractive because of the trusts' relatively high dividend yields ...
Three Reasons Paul Ryan Makes the U.S. a Better Investment
Maybe U.S. financial markets have a chance after all. That's the message many of us take away from the news that Representative Paul Ryan will join Mitt Romney on the Republican presidential ticket. To see why the bulls should be snorting, start by ...
Investment broker with Albany ties indicted for fraud
In one instance he's accused of using a client's investment money to purchase a condo on Kingswood Court in Albany as well as a pickup truck. He's also accused of investing embezzled money in North Florida Cellular. Prosecutors list 45 fraudulent wire ...
Workforce Investment Board looks for new leaders
When Butler County's Job and Family Services department faced budget cuts last year of more than 30 percent, Kearns said he recommended the county no longer host the Workforce One Investment Board. “We did not receive any additional compensation ...
Yuan Forwards Weaken on Investment Flow Concerns, Export Outlook
Yuan forwards weakened before data that is forecast to show investment inflows into China fell for a second straight month in July as a global economic slowdown weighed on exports. Foreign direct investment may have fallen 2.5 percent from a year ...
Contact Plans Cash Distributions as Investment Phase Ends
Contact Energy Ltd. (CEN), New Zealand's largest publicly traded power company, will revert to cash dividends next year and may return funds to shareholders from 2014 as it ends a phase of new investment. “We're coming to the end of this period of ...
Van Lanschot: investment and cost reduction programme on track; profit ...
Van Lanschot: investment and cost reduction programme on track; profit ...
India inflation 6.9pct; Exports, investment down
MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's July inflation was 6.9 percent, government data showed Tuesday, lower than expected thanks to softening fuel prices but still too high for comfort for India's central bank. A CNBC-TV18 poll had forecast July inflation of 7 ...
China Signs Deal For Investment In North Korea
Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Chen Jian gave a statement today that called for more investment in two key economic zones, in Rason on North Korea's east coast, and Hwanggumphyong on the border with China, Russia Today reports. "We will support ...
Difference Capital Funding announces investment in Gotham Analytics
13, 2012 -- /CNW/ - Difference Capital Funding Inc. ("DCF") (TSXV: DCF) is pleased to announce its investment in Gotham Analytics LLC, a technology company specializing in the delivery of systems and solutions that leverages satellite communications ...
Australia's Swan Says Mining Investment Boom at 'Advanced Stage'
With major mining companies signaling growing caution about some of their investment plans due to falling commodity prices, Mr. Swan said it was normal that not all projects will be completed. "But what is often forgotten is just how much of the ...
Broadway's 'Once' offers quick return on investment
Following in the footsteps of the low-budget Irish film that inspired the musical, "Once" has delivered a return on its initial $5.5-million investment in just six months. The film version, which starred musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová, was ...
Madejski: Investment was essential
Madejski, 71, has been involved with Reading since 1990 and reckons the backing of Russian Zingarevich and Thames Sport Investment will help the club progress. "I think it is absolutely essential," he said. "We are still not running it in an ...
SEC penalizes Wells Fargo for not disclosing investment risks
Wells Fargo & Co. and a former vice president have agreed to pay more than $6.5 million to settle federal accusations that they peddled tricky mortgage-related investments without understanding the complexities of the financial products or disclosing ...
Relative to Investment Grade, High Yield Bonds are Still a Screaming Buy
Recently one of our favorite bloggers came out with a piece “The US High Yield Market Looks Overheated.” There are some compelling arguments and data in the piece to back up that view, which we will not take the other side of. What we will do however, ...
RBI caps bank investment in group business
MUMBAI: Banks will find it tough to put money in group businesses such as insurance and other financial service companies with the Reserve Bank of India prescribing a ceiling for investment by lenders in group businesses. RBI has said that banks can ...
Fox, Dune to extend prosperous pic partnership: Studio, investment fund ...
Fox, Dune to extend prosperous pic partnership: Studio, investment fund ...
Indian PM pledges to attract more foreign investment
Singh said that the government would "leave no stone unturned to encourage investment", and vowed to increase spending on much-needed infrastructure projects such as roads, railways and the electricity network. "To attract foreign capital, we will have ...
Cleveland Heart receives $30 million investment to help develop artificial heart
"While the private investment markets in health care still are struggling, at least these deals tied to Cleveland Clinic are gaining significant outside support," Coburn said, mentioning other investments made this year. "I think this underscores two ...
Berkshire Hathaway shuffles investment portfolio
The widely followed investment company also trimmed its stake in Visa (NYSE: V) while continuing to add to its holdings in Wells Fargo, (NYSE: WFC) where Berkshire is the biggest shareholder with 411 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and ...
MedCare Investment Funds Names Chief Information Officer
14, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- MedCare Investment Funds (MedCare) today announced its selection of John Doulis, M.B.B.S. as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for its family of investment funds and portfolio companies. Doulis assumed his role on August 6 ...
Argentina's Consultatio Halts Investment Fund, Cronista Says
Argentina's Consultatio (CTIO) Asset Management halted the presentation of an investment fund after regulators ordered all funds to use the official exchange rate to value foreign-currency assets, El Cronista reported. The presentation of the new fund ...
TEXT-S&P affirms Nordic Investment Bank AAA/A-1+ rtgs
(The following statement was released by the rating agency). Aug 15 -. Overview. -- In our view, Finland-based Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) enjoys the strong support of its eight member countries, and has high asset quality that has led to historically ...
Brazil's OGX to cut investment in 2013 to $1.2 billion
New oil output to bolster cash, pay for investment. * Company reports 2nd-quarter loss of $196.4 million. RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 15 (Reuters) - OGX Petroleo e Gas SA , Brazil's second-largest oil company by market value, said on Wednesday it plans to ...
US flexes its muscles on investment
THE battle between the US and China for economic supremacy in Australia has escalated after the US government's Export-Import Bank revealed it would make a record $5 billion in cheap loans to projects here this year, a move that highlights the $1 ...
NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces ...
NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces ...
Investment in housing during economic recoveries, at a glance
The Associated Press analyzed nine economic recoveries since the Great Depression that lasted at least three years. By most measures, the recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-2009 is the worst. Investment in housing — largely home construction ...
Ford Boosts Investment for Battery-Powered Cars
Ford Motor Co. (F), debuting five battery-powered models this year, is spending $135 million to design electric-drive parts and double battery testing capacity. Ford is moving more battery research in-house and has hired 60 engineers in the last year ...
Punk Band Crashes Russia's Investment Case
By ANDREW PEAPLE. The trial of Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been closely watched by human rights activists. But investors should take note too. The fate of the band's three female members, who on Friday face the verdict in their trial on ...
Uncle Sam's GM Investment Is Still Coming Up Short
If the government decides to bail on its investment after the election, the price will drop further as all of those shares hit the market. That possibility makes investors nervous. GM has other problems that worry investors, but what they all have in ...
Obstacles hurting Canada-China energy investment: official study
OTTAWA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Unclear investment rules are hampering trade between Canada and China, a study by officials from both countries said on Wednesday, just three weeks after CNOOC Ltd offered $15.1 billion for Canada's Nexen Inc . The bid from ...
Ex-Investment Adviser Allen Asks for Probation in Fraud Case
Scott Allen, a former Mercer LLC investment adviser, says he shouldn't be sent to prison for insider-trading because he's assisted the U.S. on several investigations since pleading guilty to the scheme in March. Allen, of Atlanta, admitted in federal ...
Healy: Foreign investment creates US jobs
As the Nov. 6 general election draws closer, two words dominate the debate: job creation. For too many Americans, unemployment is much more than a statistic released each month by the government; it is an unwelcome daily reality. Today, Central and ...
Brazil unveils plan to boost road, railway investment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Wednesday unveiled measures to lure up to $133 billion reais ($66 billion) in private investment for road and rail projects, part of a new state-led effort to improve the country's aging and overburdened ...