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Investment Trends Merger arbitrage a steady performer
Seeking calm in a volatile market, a Milwaukee investment consultant is steering some assets to managers who take advantage of the trading patterns for stocks of companies that are being acquired. The strategy, called merger arbitrage, involves buying ...
Investment climate and policy in SA is going in the wrong direction
“This type of event will make it more difficult for South Africa to attract foreign investment,” Carmen Alternkirch, a London-based sovereign analyst at Fitch said by phone Aug. 17. Northam Platinum Ltd. said this month it plans to sell 2 billion rand ...
TVI Pacific Announces JV Opportunities, Proposed Investment In Foyson ...
TVI Pacific Announces JV Opportunities, Proposed Investment In Foyson ...
Barclays Hires New Taiwan Investment Banking Head
By Isabella Steger. Barclays PLC continues to beef up its Taiwan investment-banking franchise with a new senior hire. According to a statement Monday, Barclays has hired IC Liu as managing director and head of investment-banking for Taiwan, overseeing ...
Just Months After The Microsoft Investment, Barnes & Noble Is Back In The ...
Just Months After The Microsoft Investment, Barnes & Noble Is Back In The ...
Italy expects Fiat investment plan clarification
... we expect clarification on their real intentions in the coming weeks," he said. Fiat has denied it intends to close any of its five car plants in Italy but the government has sought assurances from the company that it will maintain investment in ...
Stima Investment Gets Sh395 Million Boost From Shelter Afrique
Pan African housing and habitat development financier Shelter Afrique has extended a Sh395 million development loan to Stima Investment. The loan from Shelter Afrique will be used to support Stima Investments ongoing Syokimau gated community ...
Ohio cities, schools try new investment program
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 60 Ohio school districts, cities and local governments are taking part in a new state program that can triple the yield on their taxpayer investments. STAR Plus is a program that was launched in June. It adds the ...
Hatteras Funds Names Robert Murphy Chief Investment Officer Of The Hatteras ...
Hatteras Funds Names Robert Murphy Chief Investment Officer Of The Hatteras ...
Leading Investment Service Previews Earnings for Salesforce.com, Intuit, Dell ...
Leading Investment Service Previews Earnings for Salesforce.com, Intuit, Dell ...
HTC to book investment loss; shares fall in Taipei
Earlier Monday, HTC said it expects to book an investment loss of US$40 million on its stake in U.S.-based on-demand games company OnLive Inc., less than a month after it declared a US$4.8 million charge on its purchase of a 50.1% stake in headphone ...
China's Chongqing Plans 1.5 Trillion Yuan Investment: Xinhua
China's southwestern municipality of Chongqing plans to boost industrial investment to 1.5 trillion yuan ($235.9 billion) in the five years through 2015, the official Xinhua News Agency said today, citing the local government. The investment will help ...
4 Signs an Investment Might Be in a Bubble
An investment that is in a bubble seems like a good idea right up until the price crashes. But how do you tell an investment that is simply seeing some well-deserved growth from one that is in a bubble? There are four signs that can help you recognize ...
Russian GDP Beats Brazil's Even As Investment Slips
Economic Development Minister Andrei Belousov has previously said Russia's economic growth in January-June 2012 was facilitated by a fast rise in investment and rapid output expansion in manufacturing. But July's latest investment data shows investors ...
Spanish and Italian stocks are red hot
Spain and Italy have been a major source of concern for global investors, but you wouldn't know it from the stock markets in those countries. Monday was a down day for most European markets, but stocks have been rising across the continent since ...
Analysis: Mine tragedy highlights South Africa investment risks
Jittery investors are particularly bad news for a country that has struggled to consistently draw foreign direct investment, said Kevin Lings, chief economist at asset manager Stanlib. "We need to attract much more foreign direct investment that ...
HTC Magnet Systems Investment Is a BYOD Boost
HTC, the struggling Taiwan-based smartphone maker, has invested $35.4 million into Magnet Systems, a Silicon Valley company that builds platforms for next-generation enterprise applications, Reuters reported Aug. 20. Specifically, the investment gives ...
Einhorn wins on Aetna-Coventry deal
Einhorn outlined reasons for the impending downfall of Lehman Brothers, months before the investment bank imploded. Last October, Einhorn's presentation on the failings of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) single-handedly cut the company's stock ...
Peter Thiel Cashes Out More of His 2004 Facebook Investment
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SD Retirement System has modest investment return
The South Dakota Retirement System's assets dropped slightly in the past year after modest investment gains were offset by the cost of paying benefits to retirees, officials said Monday. State Investment Officer Matt Clark said his office earned $142 ...
Investment-Grade Companies Add to Debt Loads
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HTC Signals Focus on Business Market With Investment in Enterprise App ...
HTC Signals Focus on Business Market With Investment in Enterprise App ...
Investment needed to further success of U-system
Editorial: Investment needed to further success of U-system. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Editorial: Investment needed to further success of U-system. Posted: Tuesday, August ...
Govt investment target 'ambitious'
The government is aiming to reap Rp 390 trillion (US$41.1 billion) in investment next year, up by 37.57 percent from the Rp 283.5 trillion officially targeted this year, but business players and analysts are warning that the target will be hard to ...
Tianjin Sets $236 Billion Investment Target as China Slows
Tianjin, in northeast China, plans the investment over four years in 10 industries including petrochemicals and aerospace, according to a report today in the Communist Party's Tianjin Daily. Chongqing, in the southwest, will boost industrial investment ...
TEXT-Fitch affirms HFT Investment Management Co. Ltd at 'M2 +(chn)'
(The following statement was released by the rating agency). Aug 21 - Fitch Ratings has affirmed HFT Investment Management Co. Ltd.'s (HFTIM) National Scale Asset Manager Rating at 'M2 +(chn)'. The affirmation includes HFTIM's Hong Kong-based 100 ...
Care Investment Trust Inc. To Host Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference ...
Care Investment Trust Inc. To Host Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference ...
Samsung plans another $3 billion Austin investment [Austin American-Statesman]
Aug. 21--Samsung Electronics Co. confirmed Monday that it will spend between $3 billion and $4 billion over the next year in converting roughly half of its Austin chip manufacturing operation to a new, potentially more profitable product. The South ...
Oracle Investment Cuts Apple To Hold, Stock Backs Off Highs
Yet Oracle Investment Research's Laurence Isaac Balter thinks the stock could give up more ground. Today he downgraded the stock to Hold, with a $650 price target. (That's $461 less than Topeka Capital's $1111 price target for a trillion-dollar market ...
HTC announces $35 million investment in Magnet Systems
Despite the fact that HTC is currently going through some financial difficulties, it has made a $35.4 million investment in Magnet Systems. The investment in the US-based start-up is also apparently bringing a shift in strategy for HTC, as it will ...
Facebook: Great Social Platform... Bad Investment
The creation of Facebook as a social media platform changed our lives forever. There were great stories of decade old reunions with long-lost friends from high school. Then there was talk about the subscriber base for Facebook approaching one billion ...
Last Man Standing Means Europe Investment Banks Resist Shrinking
The game plan won't work again as rising capital requirements and declining business alter the investment-banking landscape, investors and analysts say. New rules will reduce return on equity by 6 percentage points from about 14 percent in the first ...
How to Avoid Investment Scams
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has shut down ZeekRewards.com, a penny auction website based in Lexington, on suspicion of selling unregistered securities, acting as a Ponzi scheme (where a promoter uses money from later investors to ...
KPMG Sees Chinese Investment in Aussie Agriculture
By Caroline Henshaw. Australia's agriculture sector could see a boom in Chinese investment in the coming years at a time when interest in its resources sector is facing a slowdown, according to KPMG. Doug Ferguson, head of KPMG Australia's China ...
Samsung's production chips cause an investment of $4 billion in Texas, USA
For its production chips used in laptops, smart phones, tablets and various other electronic gadgets, Samsung Electronics has made up its mind to make an investment of $4 billion in its Texas plant situated in USA. The proposed amount is to be invested ...
Australia Says New Mining Investment Challenging
Attracting new investment into Australia's mining sector is going to be challenging, Resources Minister Martin Ferguson warned Wednesday after BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) scaled back plans for a massive mine expansion and said it won't approve any new ...
Letter: Romney's past clearly shows his investment focus is not in US
Does his decisions to move investments to offshore accounts, “legally” evading income tax, far outweigh his investment decisions to invest in American companies? Why would an American, who has run for public office since the early 1990s, choose to ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF ...
Qatar buys 22 percent stake in China investment firm CITIC Capital
SHANGHAI/DUBAI (Reuters) - A unit of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has bought a 22 percent stake in CITIC Capital Holdings, linking one of the Middle East's most powerful investors with one of China's top investment funds. While the sum Qatar is paying ...
Timbercreek Mortgage Investment Corporation August 2012 Dividend
22, 2012 /CNW/ - Timbercreek Mortgage Investment Corporation (the "Fund") is pleased to announce that its board of directors (the "Board") has declared a monthly dividend of $0.063 per class A share ("Class A Shares") and $0.067 per class B share ...
An Investment In Silver Is A Golden Opportunity Right Now
Whether a third round of quantitative easing and European central bank bond buying actually happens is still in question, but both are becoming ever more likely as both high unemployment in the United States and the eurozone crisis persist. While it ...
Care Investment Trust Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results
Care Investment Trust Inc. (OTCQX: CVTR) ("Care" or the "Company"), a real estate investment company that invests in healthcare-related real estate, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012, and announced that it has ...
A new take on obesity's cause: Technology investment
The study, produced by the Milken Institute and released Wednesday, studied the rise of communications technology investment in 27 countries between 1988 and 2009, and found that with each 10% jump in such investments as a share of gross capital ...
U.K. Urged to Seek Investment to Boost Build-to-Let Housing
“My review shows that the rental housing sector offers potential investment opportunities,” Montague said in an e- mailed statement today. “Real momentum has been inhibited by constraints affecting the supply of stock, the treatment of rented housing ...
Split investment and commercial banking, Frost Bank chief says
Cullen/Frost Bankers CEO Dick Evans, in Fort Worth Wednesday for a client luncheon, said lawmakers should restore the strict division of investment banking and commercial banks, which Congress abandoned in 1999 and which many blame for the severity ...
SPIN METER: Campaign China-bashing ignores jobs created by Chinese ...
SPIN METER: Campaign China-bashing ignores jobs created by Chinese ...
Equities slump guts investment bank revenues-study
LONDON Aug 23 (Reuters) - Tumbling revenue from stock trading dragged down global investment banks' earnings below year-ago levels in the first six months of 2012, a report showed on Thursday, underlining how equities divisions are likely destined for ...
UK Urged to Seek Investment to Boost Build-to-Rent Housing
The U.K. should take steps to encourage large-scale investment in build-to-rent housing to meet soaring demand, a government-commissioned report said. Proposals published today by 3i Group Plc (III) Chairman Adrian Montague said local councils should ...
Russian 1st-Half Foreign Direct Investment Grows to $7.6 Billion
Total foreign investment, including loans and flows into securities markets, shrank 14.7 percent to $74.8 billion, the Federal Statistics Service in Moscow said today in an e-mailed statement. The world's biggest energy exporter is struggling to ...
The Morning Leverage: Latest Investment Gives Mainsail a Workout
Beina Xu reports that Mainsail Partners made a growth investment of less than $5 million in The Bar Method, a company that offers a barre-based workout that includes isometrics, dance conditioning, physical therapy and interval training. The Bar Method ...