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IDB eyes investment in Kazakh, Central Asia energy, farming
ASTANA (Reuters) - The Islamic Development Bank is looking to resource-rich Kazakhstan and Central Asia as a fertile ground for investment, with the launch of a $50 million renewable energy fund on Monday and plans to finance agricultural projects, ...
5BARz International Inc. engages Investment Banking Firm, NMS Capital ...
5BARz International Inc. engages Investment Banking Firm, NMS Capital ...
Canaccord Financial Inc. Appoints Philip Evershed Global Head of Investment ...
Canaccord Financial Inc. Appoints Philip Evershed Global Head of Investment ...
The Top Oil and Gas Investment Bankers
Our colleagues at efinancialnews.com have compiled a list of the City's leading oil and gas investment bankers–complete with photo gallery. We thought you may like to take a look. Here's an extract from the main article: FN kicks off its 7-strong ...
ACL Semiconductors Engages Maxim Group as Financial Advisor and ...
ACL Semiconductors Engages Maxim Group as Financial Advisor and ...
Your Money: Protect yourself from investment scams
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation, specializing in investment fraud, has valuable information to help sort through investment decision making. FINRA has provided three key strategies you can use if you aren't ...
An Investment Thesis Realized: Savored & Groupon Get Married
Every time we, or I suspect most any venture investor, makes a new investment we develop something called an investment thesis. This thesis is basically the rationale for the investment. The exercise of articulating an investment thesis, as simple as ...
Investment decisions
The Government should examine the various investment options available to the PSUs with an emphasis on meeting the needs of the many sectors requiring financial help — both for expansion and running their companies in a viable way without monetary ...
US Less Attractive for Investment, Volkswagen's Browning Says
The U.S. needs to address rising debt and reduce political discord if it wants further investment from foreign companies such as Volkswagen AG (VOW), the top U.S. executive for Europe's biggest carmaker said. “This country needs to get its house in ...
Investment Banks Hurt by Hong Kong IPO Drought
The irony is that the fallout of poorly performing stocks has helped boost other areas of investment banking in Asia, including mergers and acquisitions and debt sales, which are at record levels. But none of that is big enough to offset the decline in ...
Obama ad says Bain investment exploited 'sweatshop conditions' in China
President Obama's campaign released a new commercial Monday challenging Mitt Romney on the issue of Chinese outsourcing, renewing attacks on the Republican nominee's tenure at Bain Capital while extending a spat between the candidates over their ...
Myanmar gets its first investment bank
Less than two months later he moved his wife and four children to crumbling, tree-lined Yangon and opened Myanmar's first-ever investment bank with $1 million of his own money. This places him in sparse company. While many chatter about the economic ...
Infrastructure investment funds stay buoyant-study
Funds raise $14bn through interim closes. * Some $2.7bn in Q3 via final closes. By Raji Menon. LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Infrastructure funds continued to attract new money in the last three months, with institutional investors making fresh allocations ...
Infrastructure investment funds stay buoyant: study
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Expert report suggests Europe's banks ring-fence investment banking from ...
Expert report suggests Europe's banks ring-fence investment banking from ...
'Investment is a key priority for Russian economic growth'
Focusing on investment rather than on borrowing or boosting oil revenues would be key in securing economic growth during the global crisis, according to Russia's President and the country's top economist. “In case of significant environmental changes ...
Investment Banking Fees Not Pretty
The fees for all investment banking activities, including capital markets and M&A, have totaled $51.9 billion through three quarters, down 14% from last year and the worst start to a year since 2009, Thomson Reuters said today. Of course, the plight of ...
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Declares Common and Preferred ...
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Declares Common and Preferred ...
Thiel Fund Leads Investment in Brazilian Start-Up
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures Management has made its first foray in Brazil, leading an investment in an e-commerce start-up that is trying to shake up the traditional furniture market here and take on an established retailer ...
Today's Biggest Investment Risk: Charles Ellis of Greenwich Associates Lays it Out
In the 40 years since he founded Greenwich Associates, Charles Ellis has earned a reputation as one of the wisest sages in the investment world. The firm's consulting business is limited to big-time institutional clients, but Ellis wisdom has always ...
Opinion: Market wants QE4. Fed should say no
But while the Fed has done what it can, there is not much more that it can do," said Kate Warne, chief investment strategist with Edward Jones in St. Louis. "The Fed is not the one that's constraining economic growth. Anyone looking for QE4 is ...
India needs foreign investment in industry: Nitin Gadkari
New Delhi: Even as the BJP is fiercely opposed to FDI in multi-brand retail, party president Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday called for foreign funds in other areas and said the atmosphere should be made conducive to industrial investment. Speaking at a ...
Investment choices after pension auto-enrolment
Even after workers are automatically enrolled into their employer's workplace pension, they must not assume that their retirement planning is all taken care of. Millions of employees in the private sector are being enrolled into a workplace pension ...
The Best, Boring Investment Advice You'll Ever Receive
It's no wonder over 90 percent of individual investors pursue an investing strategy that has historically underperformed a globally diversified portfolio of low management fee stock and bond index funds. You are inundated with misinformation generated ...
PGE Restarts Biggest Investment to Build $3 Billion Power Plant
PGE SA (PGE), Poland's largest utility, will go ahead with its 9.4 billion-zloty ($3 billion) project to build a power plant in Opole after a court lifted the ban on its biggest investment yesterday. The state-controlled utility in February signed a ...
India needs foreign investment in industry: BJP
New Delhi, Oct 2 — Even as the BJP is fiercely opposed to FDI in multi-brand retail, party president Nitin Gadkari Tuesday called for foreign funds in other areas and said the atmosphere should be made conducive to industrial investment. Speaking at a ...
Investment in infrastructure key to economic growth
Chennai, Oct 2 — Development of infrastructure in India is a key factor for economic growth and for attracting investments while the country demographic profile is better than China, said a senior official of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here Tuesday ...
Marex Hires Former UBS Investment Banker John Wall as CEO
Marex Spectron Group, a closely held commodities broker, hired John Wall, a former global head of investment banking at UBS AG (UBSN), as chief executive officer to expand its American and Asia Pacific operations. Wall, 51, will replace Roger Nagioff ...
Where to find investment income with yields so low
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — In an era of painfully low interest rates, financial pros are advising income-hungry investors to include diverse assets such as dividend-paying stocks, emerging-markets stocks, real-estate investment trusts and high ...
Gladstone Investment Corporation Prices Common Stock Offering
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) (the "Company") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell 4,000,000 shares of its Common Stock at a public offering price of $7.50 per ...
Mexico Considers Lifting Caps on Foreign Investment
Outgoing President Felipe Calderon's administration is assembling a proposal to lift caps on foreign investment in some Mexican businesses, Deputy Economy Minister Jose Antonio Torre said. “In the coming weeks we'll announce the type of initiatives we ...
Get Ready For More China Overseas Investment
All signs point to the fact that Chinese companies are gearing up to make more overseas direct investments (ODI) in the coming years. Moreover, there are indications that they are likely to find more welcoming arms than they have in the past — at ...
Starting a business? Utah investment group mentors while funding
A new venture capital firm launched today in Utah is aiming to help small businesses and start-ups by providing consulting services and angel investments as large as $2 million. REES Capital, a “mentor capital” firm, will offer leadership training ...
Media Advisory - Investment Funds Institute of Canada 2012 Leadership ...
Media Advisory - Investment Funds Institute of Canada 2012 Leadership ...
Inside Andreessen Horowitz's $15 Million Investment In Rap Genius
In the late 1990s, the big news in the business of hip-hop was clothing, thanks to Diddy's Sean John and Jay-Z's Rocawear. In the late 2000s, headphones took over, boosted by Beats By Dr. Dre, a company now worth somewhere around $600 million. But the ...
US Quaker investment fund sells shares in 3 companies over concerns about ...
US Quaker investment fund sells shares in 3 companies over concerns about ...
Noble Investment Group Acquires the Embassy Suites Cleveland/Beachwood
ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Investment Group ("Noble"), a leading private lodging and hospitality organization, announced the acquisition of the Embassy Suites Cleveland/Beachwood. Noble will invest $8.6 million in property ...
Files Charged Against Former Employees of Bernie Madoff Investment ...
Files Charged Against Former Employees of Bernie Madoff Investment ...
California Investment Adviser Faces Fraud Charges, SEC Suit
A San Francisco-based investment adviser faces federal criminal charges and a civil lawsuit by securities regulators for allegedly stealing more than $500,000 from an investor. Hausmann-Alain Banet, chief executive officer of San Francisco-based Lion ...
Quantum computing firm D-Wave gets $30 mln investment
Canadian company D-Wave lands $30 million investment. * Firm says technology has applications for drug development, security. * Debate continues over what defines quantum computing. By Sarah McBride. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - D-Wave ...
World Bank Rejects Oxfam Call to Freeze Land Investment
The World Bank rejected a call by aid group Oxfam International to freeze the lender's investment in land-intensive agricultural projects, saying such a move would not help prevent abusive practices in the purchase of acreage. Oxfam, in a report ...
INTL FCStone Inc. Renames Investment Banking Operations and Expands ...
INTL FCStone Inc. Renames Investment Banking Operations and Expands ...
Barclays to restructure investment bank arm: memo
LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays announced a shake up at its investment banking business on Thursday aimed at streamlining the business in the face of a more challenging outlook for the industry. Rich Ricci, head of corporate and investment banking, told ...
/C O R R E C T I O N -- Noble Investment Group/
ATLANTA, Oct. 3, 2012 -- In the news release, Noble Investment Group Acquires the Embassy Suites Cleveland/Beachwood, issued 03-Oct-2012 by Noble Investment Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, third ...
Canada needs sustained business investment -Bank of Canada
WINNIPEG, Manitoba Oct 4 (Reuters) - Canadian business must boost investment in machinery and equipment to help workers become as productive as their U.S. counterparts, a top Bank of Canada official said on Thursday. Tiff Macklem, senior deputy ...
Nigeria Targets More Than $20 Billion Investment Within 3 Years
Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer biggest oil producer, wants to attract more than $20 billion in foreign direct investment within three years, Trade and Investment Minister Olusegun Aganga said. The West African nation increased the amount of ...
Spruce Announces Minority Investment By Estancia
Spruce will primarily reinvest the proceeds of the investment into the firm for purposes of further deepening its investment and client services teams and continuing to expand its technology platform and operational infrastructure. Spruce is also ...
CIT to Cut Bond Sales With Investment Grade in Sight
CIT Group Inc. (CIT), the biggest junk-bond issuer this year, will limit debt sales and focus on increasing deposits as the commercial lender tries to gain investment-grade status, according to Treasurer Glenn Votek. The century-old company, which is ...
Indian Cabinet OKs new foreign investment in insurance, pensions as part of ...
Indian Cabinet OKs new foreign investment in insurance, pensions as part of ...
Investors still shunning HP
Investors continued to punish Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Thursday, a day after the company issued a grim outlook for 2013. Hewlett-Packard extended the previous day's decline, after getting hammered on Wednesday. The stock has had a rough year, sinking ...