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Fracking Developed With Decades Of Government Investment
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It sounds like a free-market success story: a natural gas boom created by drilling company innovation, delivering a vast new source of cheap energy without the government subsidies that solar and wind power demand. "The free market ...
Philippine mining at policy crossroads as investment sputters
Philippines has huge gold, copper and nickel deposits. * But differences between local, national mining laws have muddied outlook. * Uncertainty over new mining tax also hurting sector. * Doubts over the future of the $5.9-bln Tampakan mine. By Erik ...
Investment guide to 'triple win' from locally controlled forestry
The advice on investment in locally-controlled forestry appears in a forthcoming guide by the Growing Forest Partnership (GFP) initiative, and will be presented on Monday September 24th at COFO21, the Conference of the Committee on Forestry at the Food ...
Investment in climate security good for planet and Irish jobs
In the late 1930s the Great Depression in Europe was ended by a surge in investment – in armaments. Not a cure we need to use now! But perhaps there is another form of security-related investment that would make sense for Europe today – investment in ...
Investment banks could cut 75000 staff by 2017
Up to 15 percent of the 500,000 jobs in investment banking could disappear in the next five years as the euro zone crisis and stiffer regulation hammers revenue, profitability and risk-taking, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants said on September 19. A ...
UPDATE 2-Aberdeen investment funds suffer summer slowdown
Assets hit 184.3 bln stg at end-August. * Net outflows 100 million in July and August. * Clients exit lower margin, buy higher margin. By Tommy Wilkes. LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Aberdeen Asset Management reported net ouflows in the two months to the ...
China investment quota granted to foreigners exceeds $30 billion
China launched the QFII program in 2003 to allow foreign investors access to the country's tightly controlled capital markets. Gerard DeBenedetto, chief executive officer of AZ Investment Management, said that many foreign investors remained keen to ...
The Best Investment Advice Ever: Saying "No"
Large parts of the financial industry spend lots of time, effort, and money to develop plans and programs all under the guise of offering investment advice. Much of the investment “witchcraft” comes with a slew of hidden fees and expenses. That fact ...
Dave & Buster's, Javelin Mortgage Investment set IPO price ranges
Dave & Buster's plans to sell 7.7 mln shares at $12-$14 each. * To list on Nasdaq under symbol "PLAY". * REIT Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp also sets price range. * Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp sees IPO priced at $20 per share. Sept 24 (Reuters) ...
Myanmar Foreign Investment Law Delayed for Changes
The implementation of a new foreign investment law passed in Myanmar earlier this month has been delayed because the country's president is sending it back to parliament for fine-tuning, an official said Monday. President Thein Sein is asking ...
UPDATE 1-RBS to cut further 300 jobs at investment bank
LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland has increased its target for job cuts at its investment banking business to 3,800 by the end of 2013, 300 more than previously anticipated, according to slides released by the bank ahead of an investor ...
Clinton Says US Investment Abroad Fends Off Extremism
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said strategic investment in developing countries from Haiti to the Arab Spring nations is key to minimizing extremism and furthering U.S. interests. “We are backing reformers who build accountable institutions ...
Fiat to sit tight on European investment plan
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian carmaker Fiat (FIA.MI) has put its European investment plans on hold until it sees signs of a market recovery and therefore will not be giving the widely expected update on the plans next month, two sources close to the ...
Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move
Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by investment firm Clearlake Capital Group in an assets deal ...
MOVES- Nomura, Psigma Investment Management, Armajaro
The investment bank said it appointed Stuart Oakley as global head of Asian non-deliverable forwards and head of FX cash trading, Asia ex-Japan. He will be based in Singapore. Oakley joins Nomura from RBS where he was head of Asia emerging markets ...
JPMorgan Makes Undisclosed Investment in Online Shop Zando
(NYSE:JPM) has made an investment in local online shop Zando, which sells local and international clothing brands online. Peter Allerstorfer and Manuel Koser, who are the co-founders of Zando, won't disclose the exact amount of investment but the ...
Total plans 1.2 bln euro investment in Antwerp refinery
If Total goes ahead with the investment it could bring Europe's largest refiner extra cash of $500 million a year, Patrick Pouyanne, head of the refining and petrochemical branch, told Reuters. The move, similar to one being carried out at its French ...
Children: A Good Investment
“We don't want children just to survive, we want them to thrive,” said Gupta in introducing the panel, which was titled “The Early Years: An Irresistible Investment Opportunity.” Chronic malnutrition within the first three years of a child's ...
Investment needed on the farm
"It is a very good thing for the north-west of Tasmania to have investment. If the Chinese want to put it in, that is something I would strongly support," said Mr Eslake, who attended primary school in Smithton, a remote town near the state's north ...
Obama slams Romney's Cnooc investment
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign criticized opponent Mitt Romney on Monday for an investment in Chinese energy major Cnooc Ltd. (HK:883)(US:CEO), saying the investing position contrasted with the Republican ...
Sony set for $642 million investment in Olympus: sources
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp (6758.T) will likely approve a plan this week to invest 50 billion yen ($642 million) in cash-strapped Olympus Corp (7733.T), becoming its biggest shareholder with around a 10 percent stake, three sources familiar with the ...
EU non-food biofuels target needs new investment -Shell unit
EU shift away from food-based biofuels will need big investment. * EU will need millions of tonnes of non-food biofuels to meet targets. * Investment incentives currently not enough. HAMBURG, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Large new investment incentives will be ...
Qatar's Latest Investment Stirs the French
Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister, in Cairo Khaled Elfiqi/European Pressphoto AgencySheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister, in Cairo this month. LONDON — A decision by the French government to ...
Sydney Investment Summit Focuses on China
“China is a natural partner to look at investment," said Brown. "It has got U.S. $3.5 trillion of foreign exchange reserves, so (there is) a huge amount of potential for it to become an outward investor (country that invests overseas). At the moment ...
Thomson Reuters Launches Innovative Mobile Solution for Investment Bankers
Streamlines deal making workflow process, adds virtual dimension of efficiency and productivity. NEW YORK, September 25, 2012 - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced ...
Indeed Investment Nets New York Times $100 Million Profit
Yesterday the Times closed its deal to sell About.com to IAC for $300 million. Today the paper announced that it would net $100 million on a seven-year-old investment in Indeed.com. Indeed, a Connecticut -based job site, is selling to Japan's Recruit ...
Total plans 1.2 billion euro investment in Antwerp refinery
LONDON (Reuters) - Total plans to invest over 1 billion euros at its Belgian refining and petrochemical complex - Europe's second-largest - to boost its diesel-making capacity and create cost-cutting synergies, a senior executive said on Monday. If ...
WeddingWire Gets $25 Million Investment From Spectrum Equity
Private-equity firm Spectrum Equity invested $25 million into website operator WeddingWire, the third significant investment in the fast-growing website in the past year. Spectrum, which focuses on Internet and information-technology investments, will ...
The Effect of Capital Gains Tax on Investment
Even researchers like Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez (see "A Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation") who dissent from the standard no taxation of investment income position think capital income should be taxed more lightly than labor income. Empirically ...
Adoption Subsidies: A Great Investment for Kids Who Need Families
More than 104,000 children in the United States are waiting in foster care to be adopted by permanent, loving parents. These girls and boys, who are on average 8 years old, typically remain in temporary situations for over three years before being ...
Investment broker charged with bribing Robert Peto, former carpenter's union ...
Investment broker charged with bribing Robert Peto, former carpenter's union ...
TEXT-S&P investment-grade composite spread widens
Sept 25 - Standard & Poor's investment-grade composite spread widened by 3 basis points (bps) to 196 bps yesterday, and the speculative-grade composite spread widened by 2 bps to 595 bps. By rating, the 'AA', 'A', 'BBB', and 'BB' spreads expanded by 3 ...
Credit union regulator sues investment bank over securities sales to failed ...
Credit union regulator sues investment bank over securities sales to failed ...
The Qatar Investment Authority's review of FIFA 13
To celebrate the release of EA Sports' wildly popular FIFA 13 video game, we asked the Qatar Investment Authority, owners of PSG, to play it and give us their thoughts. This is their review... First of all, we were gravely disappointed to learn that ...
North Korea gets lukewarm reception to investment plea
BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea got a lukewarm reception to a plea on Wednesday for investment in two special economic zones set up with China, with businesses expressing worries about the impoverished state's stability and lack of basic infrastructure ...
TEXT-Fitch Rosneft likely to stay investment grade following potential TNK-BP deal
Sept 26 - Fitch Ratings says that OJSC OC Rosneft's ('BBB'/Stable) credit metrics provide sufficient headroom to raise up to USD15bn of additional debt for the potential acquisition of a 50% stake in TNK-BP International Ltd ('BBB-'/Stable) while ...
Angel Investment Groups Increase Early Stage Pre-Money Valuations, Cut ...
Angel Investment Groups Increase Early Stage Pre-Money Valuations, Cut ...
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Named Top 25 Dividend Stock With 5.98 ...
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Named Top 25 Dividend Stock With 5.98 ...
Investment Firm Helps Clean Energy Startups Navigate 'Valley of Death'
Sometimes money alone isn't enough to help a startup succeed. That's why one of the executives behind General Electric's ecoimagination division -- a model for corporate investment in clean energy technology -- is founding a new investment firm that ...
Islamic investment bank in Egypt wants to buy brokerage
CAIRO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Cairo-based Ridge Islamic Capital is seeking to buy a local brokerage as part of its expansion plan, so that it can offer a full range of sharia-compliant financial services in the country, a company official told Reuters ...
Benghazi attack a short-term setback for Libya investment revival
Related; Benghazi attack a short-term setback for Libya investment revival · Women walk past an unfinished foreign investment project to build a stadium and a sport city from the time of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi · Foreign ...
More private investment needed in Indian science: PM
New Delhi, Sep 26 — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for greater private investment in science and technology to raise India's share of research and development (R&D) output in the world and economic growth. "As a nation, we have ...
iPhlop? Apple down 6% from all-time high
Apple's iPhone 5 has well-documented glitches with the new map application. Investors have a navigation issue to contend with as well: They haven't been able to find a $700 stock price lately. Shares of Apple (AAPL) fell more than 1% Wednesday ...
Zions Bancorp repays $700 million TARP investment
Zions Bancorp repays $700 million TARP investment. 0 Comments. Tweet. Share. Digg; Yahoo! Buzz; MySpace; del.icio.us; Reddit. LinkedIn; Fark; StumbleUpon; Newsvine. new. Portfolio Relevance. LEARN MORE. Want to see how this story relates to your ...
Ending Tax Preferences For Investment Would Be A Huge Change
For a typical person, an owner-occupied house and various tax preferred retirement accounts constitute the overwhelming majority of household assets. What's more, residential investment is something like a third of overall private investment in the ...
Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County Adds Member
The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Ventura County announced the addition of a new member to the board. Victor Anselmo, Jr. was officially appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on September 11. Two current board members were ...
Harvard endowment dips slightly, to $30.7 billion, as European losses offset ...
Harvard endowment dips slightly, to $30.7 billion, as European losses offset ...
Hedge Fund Pivot Joins BTG to Defy Bacon's Investment Desert
Carl George's $1.7 billion hedge fund at Pivot Capital Management Ltd. rose 17 percent in 2011 after he predicted a surprise interest rate cut in Brazil. He gained another 6 percent in the first eight months of this year after betting Australian policy ...
China regulator OKs insurance investment managers
The move follows a decision by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission in July to let China's insurers outsource some of their investment operations for stocks, bonds and mutual funds in a bid to reduce costs and improve investment returns ...
Iran's Foreign Investment Rose 83% in First Half, Times Reports
“Iran plans to attract $10 billion in foreign investment in the current year,” the Tehran-based newspaper cited Alishiri as saying. He said the country needs $400 billion in direct foreign investment to reach its target of 8 percent economic growth by ...