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Investment wind-down means fewer jobs
ANZ Banking Group has recently updated its profile of major Australian investment projects. This analysis shows that there is still a massive pipeline of current and potential major projects (more than $600 billion of actual and potential investment ...
Is Your Art An Investment?
Some would argue that making an investment and buying art are two mutually exclusive activities, because the first process is objective, liquid, transparent and mathematical, while the second is subjective, illiquid, opaque and speculative. The ...
Investment Banking Jobs Fall by 5.6%
The number of investment banking jobs at the world's largest banks has fallen by around 5.6% over the past 12 months, according to Financial News analysis, as financial institutions look to stave off the impact of increased costs and declining fee ...
Go-ahead for Disney as India courts foreign investment
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - India approved a $180 million foreign direct investment plan by U.S. media group Walt Disney , part of a new push to clear a backlog of investment proposals as the finance ministry seeks to inject new life into the slowing ...
Investment bank jobs down 5.6% over year
The number of investment banking jobs at the world's largest banks has fallen by around 5.6% over the past 12 months, according to Financial News analysis, as financial institutions look to stave off the impact of increased costs and declining fee ...
Opinion: Oil near $100. Thanks a lot, Fed!
Oil near $100. Thanks a lot, Fed! By Paul R. La Monica August 23, 2012: 12:36 PM ET. Crude oil is near $100 a barrel again, and a combination of more easing from the Fed and Iran supply fears could drive prices even higher. The opinions expressed in ...
China investment in US rises despite tough talk
Investment from China is set to hit record levels in 2012, with two separate billion-dollar deals in shale oil and gas, a struggling chain of movie theaters and other major ventures in the works. Its cash-rich companies have expanded their presence ...
TEXT-Fitch rates Deutsche Investment Management Americas
(The following statement was released by the rating agency). Aug 23 - Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAAmmf' rating to the Daily Assets Fund Institutional, a money market fund managed by Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc. (DIMA). The rating ...
TEXT-S&P cuts Washington Real Investment Trust ratings
Overview -- Washington Real Estate Investment Trust faces soft demand for office space in its core market, which we believe, along with near-term refinancing of draws on revolvers and cash dilution from portfolio repositioning, will pressure fixed ...
Investment in community continues despite industry challenges
South Africa's current platinum-group metals (PGMs) crisis is not reason enough to stop investing in and supporting the communities of its surrounding operations, states platinum miner Lonmin. “Even though the platinum industry is not doing well, we ...
Brazil Foreign Investment at Highest Since December 2010
Brazil's foreign direct investment in July reached the highest level since December 2010 and may exceed the central bank's $50 billion projections this year as investors bet economic growth will accelerate. Foreign direct investment in July rose to $8 ...
Funding Daily: Investment is like a box of Twinkies
Funding news could be put in pairs today! There were two companies trying to be the cool kids, two companies that deliver products to your door, two obvious alcohol references, and two vegetable photos. Read on for your eight golden cakes of funding ...
Australia's RBA head: Mining investment to peak
SYDNEY--Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said Friday mining investment will peak over the next year or two but that should be offset by a subsequent pick up in exports. "The peak of the resource investment boom as a share of GDP--the ...
Infrastructure Investment in India Falls Off a Cliff
One of the biggest holes the Indian economy must fill has grown deeper. Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of India released its annual report (pdf) revealing a huge drop in private investment. For infrastructure, the past year's decline was even more ...
Business investment drops
Business investment fell in the second quarter of the year, with a rise in manufacturing investment unable to offset a steeper drop in non-manufacturing businesses, official data on Friday show. The Office for National Statistics, releasing a clutch of ...
Kuwaiti investment firms to bite debt bullet
LONDON, Aug 24 (IFR) - Distressed Kuwaiti investment firms might increasingly resort to debt-for-equity swaps and principal reductions to cut their debt load as they continue to struggle with high levels of leverage and depressed real estate and stock ...
India allows direct investment from Pak
In a notification issued on Wednesday, the central bank said "a person who is a citizen of Pakistan or an entity incorporated in Pakistan may, with the prior approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board of the Government of India, purchase shares ...
Investment firm to design software for UNL brain center
Nebraska Global Investment Co. will develop software and hardware, such as cameras, that university researchers will use to measure athletic performance at the proposed Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior that will be housed in the East Stadium ...
Durable Goods Orders Rise In July, But Business Investment Slumps Again
(By Capital Spectator) New orders for durable goods rose by a healthy 4.2% last month, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but the increase is marred by the ongoing drop in a widely monitored subset of these orders: business investment, defined as new ...
Shares of software outfits slump
Autodesk (ADSK) and Salesforce.com (CRM) both reported results after the closing bell Thursday that were viewed as disappointments. But Salesforce quickly recovered Friday morning while Autodesk continued to tumble. Shares fell more than 15% ...
Fitch lifts GM rating to verge of investment grade
By MarketWatch. Fitch Ratings raised General Motors Co.'s (NYSE:GM) rating to the verge of investment grade, citing the auto maker's continued ability to generate positive free cash flow along with a strong liquidity position and reduced pension ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Best Buy, Amazon, Ulta Salon, Whole ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Best Buy, Amazon, Ulta Salon, Whole ...
Brookfield Refutes Ackman Claims on GGP Investment
Brookfield Asset Management is no longer part of General Growth Properties' dividend reinvestment program, and can't own more than 45% of the mall owner as part of an investment agreement, undercutting one of William Ackman's main contentions in his ...
Investment slump hits hopes of imminent UK recovery
But the ONS also estimated yesterday that business investment fell over the three months by 3.2 per cent as firms cut back on spending to boost their output capacity. And much of the demand that was generated in the quarter came from companies building ...
Bilateral Investment Treaty: six-member US team to arrive on August 27
A six-member team from United States is scheduled to arrive on a two-day visit (August 27-28) to discuss unresolved issues to conclude the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Pakistan. Secretary of Board of Investment (BoI) Anjum Bashir said if talk ...
Bilateral Investment Treaty: Six-member US team to arrive on 27th
ISLAMABAD: A six-member team from United States is scheduled to arrive on a two-day visit (August 27-28) to discuss unresolved issues to conclude the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Pakistan. Secretary of Board of Investment (BoI) Anjum Bashir ...
Investment plans for the Venezuelan mining sector
The northern zone of southeastern Bolivar state, where the basic steel, iron and mining industries are located, will be subject to a series of projects funded by state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, along with the Venezuelan Corporation of ...
Question mark over Mamata's democracy, investment promises (West Bengal ...
Question mark over Mamata's democracy, investment promises (West Bengal ...
China's fixed-assets investment booms over decade
Reviewing the development of the country's fixed-assets investment since the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2002, the report said that annual investment in 2011 hit 31.1 trillion yuan ($4.91 trillion), seven times more than ...
Call for Increased Russian Investment
ZAMBIA has asked Russia to increase its investment presence in Zambia in line with the strong bilateral relations existing between the two countries. And Zambia has further urged Russia to help through its expertise in sweeping landmines on the borders ...
A logical investment approach: Rebalance
You wouldn't resist having your tires aligned properly every now or then. So what's the problem with portfolio rebalancing? The benefits of rebalancing, or adjusting your investment mix, are fairly well-appreciated in financial circles. The concept is ...
Gonzalez investment begins paying immediate dividends for Dodgers
Gonzalez investment begins paying immediate dividends for Dodgers. By Scott Miller | Senior Baseball Columnist. 01:27 AM ET August 26, 2012. Adrian Gonzalez is back at home in Southern California. (Getty Images). LOS ANGELES -- The e-mail popped ...
River Walk investment is essential
River Walk investment is essential. There's never been any dispute about the importance of Blue Water River Walk.- 9:26 pm. Jim Soto: Port Huron Statement author merits big crowd. Fifty years ago, Students for a Democratic Society came to Port Huron to ...
Investment plunged nearly 50% in FY12: RBI report
"Envisaged total fixed investment by large firms in new projects, which were sanctioned financial assistance during FY12, dropped by a whopping 46 per cent to about Rs 2.1 trillion (Rs 2.1 lakh crore) from Rs 3.9 trillion a year ago," according to the ...
Web Wealth: Vetting your investment advisor
The Financial Industry Regulator Authority, at finra.org, has a free Web service for researching brokers, investment advisers and their firms. FINRA is a self-policing regulator for about 630,000 registered securities representatives. The detailed ...
UK investment bankers prefer Singapore
Almost a third of UK-based investment bankers would rather work in Singapore, according to a survey that predicts that the centre of gravity in the financial sector will shift towards Asia in the next decade. The southeast-Asian city state has become ...
Mining investment to peak in 2014: report
People would probably overreact with pessimism at the thought of the boom ending, but mining investment would underpin activity for a few years yet, said economic forecasters BIS Shrapnel. The magnitude of downturn in mining would determine the impact ...
Investment banks raise starting salaries to attract graduates put off by scandals
Mr Terry said the evidence suggested that investment banks, which take on around 2,500 graduates a year in the UK, are suffering as a result of all financial scandals. “Graduate pay at investment banks has gone up but this hasn't happened elsewhere in ...
Nomura to cut equities, investment banking in strategic reset
Announcement on cost cuts expected in early September. * Sources say cuts will target equities and investment banking. * Biggest cuts seen in Europe, but Asia and U.S. also impacted. * Nomura will shift resources to fixed income, other promising areas ...
Hasty demand of Indian investment in Stock trade
AFTER the Indian government decision to allow private Pakistani investment in the country, some prominent Pakistani businessmen have come out with a demand for allowing Indian investment to boost trade volume at bourses in Pakistan. In support of their ...
UK Investment Bankers Prefer to Work in Singapore
Investment bankers in the U.K. favor working in Singapore over New York and London, where they face lower wage growth and higher taxes, according to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. Thirty-one percent of respondents chose Singapore as their most ...
TEXT-S&P: Australia's Office Investment Fund Rtd 'BBB+'; Otlk Stable
(The following was released by the rating agency). Overview. -- Investa Office Fund (IOF) is an office asset fund based in Australia. -- We are assigning IOF an issuer credit rating of 'BBB+'. The outlook is stable. -- The rating reflects what we see ...
Real Estate: New York investment group buys 900 DFW units
Five Tarrant area town-home developments have been bought by a New York-based real estate investment group. Altogether, the deal included seven properties totaling more than 940,000 square feet and 900 units in Dallas-Fort Worth. In Tarrant County, the ...
Australia NAB chief: Mine-investment boom not over
SYDNEY--The chief executive of Australia's largest business lender gave a vote of confidence to the local economy Monday, arguing he didn't expect the country's resources-investment boom to end any time soon. Cameron Clyne, who heads National ...
Netanyahu withdraws investment change request
The committee for granting permits at the State Comptroller's Office has approved a request by the prime minister to change his investment portfolio in Israel and overseas, in addition to changes made at the start of his term in 2009. The permission ...
Investment in Infrastructure Is Plunging
While market-watchers focused their attention on the Reserve Bank of India's pledge to keep its eyes on inflation to guide its monetary policy on Friday, many missed another grim piece of news: the central bank's data on investment in the ...
Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited Announcement Regarding ...
Hunter Hall Investment Management Limited Announcement Regarding ...
Best Buyer's founder allowed to form investment group to pursue his plan to ...
Best Buyer's founder allowed to form investment group to pursue his plan to ...
The obvious investment winners
Mick Weinstein is the head of editorial at Covestor Ltd., a registered investment adviser that enables clients to replicate the trades of experienced portfolio managers. Previously, Mick was the editor-in-chief at Seeking Alpha and a columnist on Yahoo ...
Investment Advice from Mars
Attention, Earthlings! My name is Curiosity. I am a land rover that NASA recently sent to Mars to explore this planet. I will be picking up rocks, drilling holes in the ground and analyzing lots of stuff. I'm also moonlighting as an investment adviser ...