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Sprint confirms $20 billion SoftBank investment
Sprint confirms $20 billion SoftBank investment. By MARK DAVIS. The Kansas City Star. By MARK DAVIS The Kansas City Star. Updated: 2012-10-15T14:30:54Z. Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son, left, and Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Phillips 66, Trinity Industries and ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Phillips 66, Trinity Industries and ...
LaSalle Investment Management to Triple European Property Loans
LaSalle Investment Management Inc. started lending to European real estate companies three years ago and said its loans outstanding will triple by the end of 2013 as the firm takes advantage of the banking industry's retrenchment. The amount of ...
Profits slide 5.7 pct at Reliance Industries, as company cuts investment in ...
Profits slide 5.7 pct at Reliance Industries, as company cuts investment in ...
Billionaire Investor Ron Baron Hosted The Most Bullish 'Conference' We've Ever ...
Billionaire Investor Ron Baron Hosted The Most Bullish 'Conference' We've Ever ...
India-Russia Trade and Investment Forum meets
New Delhi, Oct 15 — The sixth meeting of the India-Russia Trade and Investment Forum was held here Monday with officials reaching a broad understanding on strategic sectors of both countries. The forum was co-chaired by India's Commerce Minister ...
Saratoga Investment Corp. Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2013 Financial ...
Saratoga Investment Corp. Announces Fiscal Second Quarter 2013 Financial ...
Why you need to join an investment club
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At a time of high-frequency robotic trading, market volatility and elephantine economic uncertainty, joining forces with your family and neighbors for an investment club might sound like a sucker's game. The truth is that most ...
Distressed debt investment opportunities in India
On the other hand, there is pressure on Private Equity firms who have raised an aggregate of tens of billions of dollars for distressed real estate funds to scout for investment opportunities to generate returns. According to market estimates, since ...
Softbank Investment in Sprint Could Shake Up the U.S. Wireless Industry
In the U.S., at least, a major investment into Sprint by a Japanese company is likely to be looked upon favorably for a couple of reasons. First, because Sprint is struggling to recover from its costly acquisition of Nextel the company is not able to ...
Braun: Veterans hurt by investment advisers helped by Seton Hall law students - The Star-Ledger
Carl Davis is 86, a World War II Navy vet from Deptford who fought off the shores of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Maryellen Lurie, 55, is from Rumson, the owner of a small business who was disabled by an accident and forced into retirement. Bill Sudyka is a ...
On second thoughts: RBA downplays resource investment pipeline
BRENDAN TREMBATH: According to an account of the latest Reserve Bank meeting, the bank sees resources investment peaking earlier, and at a lower level than previously forecast. Here's finance reporter David Taylor. DAVID TAYLOR: Australia's central ...
China grants seven foreign investment licences in September
SHANGHAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - China's securities regulator granted investment licences to seven overseas institutional investors in September, allowing them to buy Chinese stocks and bonds. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on ...
Optimism rises among investment professionals in Germany
FRANKFURT, Germany — Investor optimism in Germany rose in October, sending an upbeat signal about Europe's largest economy. A recent easing of financial market tensions from the eurozone debt crisis helped improve the outlook among financial ...
IK Investment Said to Hire Banks for Vemedia Pharma LBO Debt
IK Investment Partners, a European buyout firm, hired four banks to provide less than 100 million euros ($130 million) of loans for its buyout of Vemedia Pharma NV, (VEPVP) according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Belfius Bank NV, Deutsche ...
Goldman Sachs' investment gains lead to profit beat
However, return on equity - a measure of how the company wrings profit from its balance sheet - remained in a single-digit percentage range, and investment banking and trading results showed signs of weak client activity. The investment bank lifted its ...
Murphy Oil hires investment bank for 'ideas' on Canadian assets
"We have hired investment bankers to give us some ideas" on Montney and Syncrude, CEO and President Steven Cosse told analysts. He said "no" when asked by an analyst if those assets are officially for sale. Murphy owns a 5% stake in Syncrude Canada, ...
Canada strategists see investment angle as fleets age
Canadian equity strategists tout replacement cycle. * Consumers need new cars, companies need new equipment. * Uncertainty means growth could be gradual, over 3-4 years. By Andrea Hopkins. Oct 16 (Reuters) - Strategists at two of Canada's top ...
Mobile devices: Investment houses jump on the apps bandwagon
The speed with which investors and institutional investment managers have taken to portable computing devices has forced financial services firms to respond quickly or risk being left behind. Most retail banks already offer mobile banking services ...
Gold, Silver Rebound on Investment Demand as Dollar Drops
Gold futures rebounded from a four- week low as the dollar's decline boosted demand for the metal as an alternative investment. Silver also climbed. The greenback fell as much 0.5 percent against a basket of major currencies on speculation that Spain ...
Congo Mining Code Tax Increase to Harm Investment, Randgold Says
Democratic Republic of Congo's decision to increase taxes under its mining code will harm investment, Mark Bristow, chief executive of Randgold Resources Ltd. (RRS) said today in Kinshasa, the capital. The Central African country, which has about half ...
Family Business: Investment portfolio performance
Market indexes or a "blend" of indexes are used to represent a comparison on investment performance. Understand the benchmarks and which ones are best to measure against with your portfolio. Generally your adviser concentrates on understanding the ...
Spain Retains Investment Grade Credit Rating From Moody's
Spain kept its investment grade credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, which said the European Central Bank's willingness to buy the nation's debt reduces the risk of the country losing market access. Moody's assigned a negative outlook on its ...
French PM: Public Investment Bank to Have EUR40B Firepower
PARIS--France's new public investment bank, set up to help companies strapped for cash, will have a firepower of about 40 billion euros ($52 billion), Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday. With EUR20 billion in capital, the Banque Publique ...
Investment lessons from a mystery tech company
(MoneyWatch) This company was founded by two technology pioneers in Silicon Valley. With strong ties to Stanford University, they created a company from scratch whose innovative and disruptive technology would make the company a household name ...
Bank of America tops forecasts
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Bank of America reported third-quarter results Wednesday that beat expectations, driven by mortgage lending, trading and investment banking. Revenue from the refinancing and origination of home mortgages increased 12% from ...
Foreign investment in Pakistan plummets
direct investment (FDI) from July to September was just $87 million, compared with $263 million in the same period last year. Pakistan's financial year begins on July 1. The overall FDI inflow during the quarter was $287 million while the outflow was ...
Russian Investment Unexpectedly Fell First Time in 18 Months
Fixed-capital investment fell 1.3 percent in September compared with a year earlier, the Federal Statistics Service in Moscow said in an e-mailed statement today. Economists predicted an increase of 2.1 percent, according to the median of 15 forecasts ...
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust's Strong Dividend History Helps Get It To The ...
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust's Strong Dividend History Helps Get It To The ...
Gold Futures Rise on Investment Demand as Dollar Drops
The greenback fell to a four-week low against a basket of major currencies after Spain kept its investment grade credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, easing European fiscal concerns. Yesterday, gold climbed 0.5 percent as the dollar fell 0.4 ...
Case for Globalizing Investment Portfolios is as Strong as Ever According to ...
Case for Globalizing Investment Portfolios is as Strong as Ever According to ...
Global Handwashing Day: Need For Greater Political Commitment, Investment ...
Global Handwashing Day: Need For Greater Political Commitment, Investment ...
Red Bull Sponsoring Daredevil Felix Baumgartner May Usher In Marketing ...
Red Bull Sponsoring Daredevil Felix Baumgartner May Usher In Marketing ...
Inside Obama's (Tiny) Caymans Investment
To back up the candidate's assertion about the Cayman Islands, the Romney campaign pointed to a $17 million investment by the Illinois fund in a Caymans-registered partnership — the equivalent of 0.15% of the fund's total holdings. The Romney campaign ...
Romney vows to end investment taxes for middle class
In his faceoff with President Barack Obama, Mr. Romney reiterated his vow to lower taxes for those in the middle-income category in part by freeing them from investment levies. “Your rate comes down, and the burden also comes down on you for one more ...
Investment bank Piper Jaffray turns 3Q profit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investment bank Piper Jaffray Cos. said Wednesday that it turned a profit in the third quarter on stronger results from both its capital markets and asset management businesses. Piper Jaffray said revenue for its capital markets ...
UPDATE 2-China Sept home prices flat on month, investment slows
China Sept home prices -1.3 pct on year, flat on month. * Home prices rise in 31 of 70 cities in Sept vs 35 in Aug. * Jan-Sept property investment +15.4 pct vs +15.6 pct in Jan-Aug. * Sept property sales revenues +4.9 pct, down from +20.4 pct in Aug ...
Chinese firm says US rejection deters investment
By LOUISE WATT, Associated Press – 2 minutes ago. BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese company suing President Barack Obama for blocking its planned wind farm projects in Oregon accused the U.S. leader and his government of discrimination Thursday and ...
Foreign investment good for rural sector
Foreign investment will help boost the development of Australian agriculture during the Asian century, a parliamentary hearing has heard. Treasury Markets Group executive director Jim Murphy said the department continued to welcome agricultural sector ...
Citigroup: Don't expect a break-up
"I don't think a separation of the investment bank from the commercial bank is feasible today," said an investment banker and former senior executive at Citi who works on M&A activity on behalf of major banks, but declined to be identified. "It's ...
UBS Said to Widen Job Cuts to 400 at Europe Investment Bank
UBS AG (UBSN) is preparing another round of job cuts across its investment bank in Europe as Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti tries to overhaul the firm, two people with knowledge of the matter said. UBS is considering cuts in equities and fixed ...
3 Investment Ideas For The Perfect Portfolio
Volatility is a relatively new concept that is gaining increased popularity both as a measure and as an investment in itself. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index (VIX), is a popular statistic of the implied volatility of the S&P ...
BofA Merrill Lynch Report Identifies Investment Opportunities and Risks ...
BofA Merrill Lynch Report Identifies Investment Opportunities and Risks ...
Morgan Stanley Reduces Investment-Bank Pay to $5.2 Billion
Morgan Stanley (MS), the sixth-largest U.S. bank by assets, set aside $5.2 billion in the first nine months of 2012 to pay investment-bank employees, a 9 percent decline from a year earlier. The ratio of compensation to revenue in the unit fell to 44.9 ...
Investment units hamper sales in building
Q. I am the president of our condominium association with a great concern about the number of investment units in the building. I purchased my unit in October of 2007 and recently tried to refinance under the HARP 2.0 program. I found out that my ...
Virtus Investment Partners Completes Acquisition Of Rampart Investment ...
Virtus Investment Partners Completes Acquisition Of Rampart Investment ...
China Investment Drives Pickup in Challenge to Leaders
Faster investment approvals and increased railway spending show officials are using similar channels to support growth while being careful not to repeat the size of the stimulus response to the global financial crisis in 2008. Relying more on ...
Investment advisers register with state in wake of Dodd-Frank
More than 300 investment adviser firms have applied with state financial regulators to comply with a Securities Exchange Commission rule designed to increase oversight of financial institutions. The rule was promulgated as part of the federal Dodd ...
Oxford investment chief launches attack on private equity fees
Speaking at the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association's annual summit, Sandra Robertson, chief investment officer of Oxford's 1.5 billion pound ($2.42 billion) endowment launched a scathing attack on the industry that claims to deliver ...
India Puts Wal-Mart Deal With Retailer Under Scrutiny
The regulators are investigating an investment of nearly $100 million by Wal-Mart in an Indian company, Bharti Retail, which operates more than 200 supermarkets across India, at a time when India restricted foreign investments in retailing. The ...