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Red Sox owner John Henry shutting down investment firm
Founded in 1982, John W. Henry & Co. was responsible for much of its owner's fortune and it was a complicated investment strategy -- betting on commodities, futures and foreign exchange. The firm had been struggling since the financial crisis. And on ...
Credit Suisse Stands by Investment Bank, Chairman Says
"It is true that some people demand that we pull out of investment banking," Chairman Urs Rohner said, in an advance copy of an interview with Swiss daily Basler Zeitung, to be published Saturday. "These people fail to recognize that the capital market ...
Big GOP donors see small return on investment
Among the biggest losers on Tuesday was conservative strategist Karl Rove, and not just because his side lost. The Fox News analyst, who questioned his network's decision to call the election for President Obama on air after earlier incorrectly ...
Investment requires more than delay ploys
To appease a special interest, some Hernando commissioners are poised to empty the county's contingency budget just 45 days into the fiscal year. It's a bad idea aimed at propping up an even worse one — extending the county's moratorium on school ...
Rajoy: Spanish investment in Chile exceeds $15 bn
Accumulated Spanish investment in Chile exceeds $15 billion, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a message to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the South American country. The Spanish premier said Friday that an increasing number of small- and ...
Jackson: Black voters deserve a return on election 'investment'
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama's reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for ...
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust's CEO Hosts Investor Day 2012 ...
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust's CEO Hosts Investor Day 2012 ...
Guest column: Investment in veterans is a priority
Veterans Day originated as a testament to the contributions and sacrifices made by U.S. military forces in the first Great War of the 20th century. More than 90 years later, we must remain vigilant about thoughtfully allocating resources to honor the ...
Shuaa Expects to Narrow Loss as Dubai Investment Bank Cuts Costs
Shuaa Capital PSC, (SHUAA) the Dubai-based investment bank that posted five consecutive quarters of losses, expects to narrow loss this year as it cuts costs. The estimated loss will be between 40 million dirhams ($11 million) and 60 million dirhams ...
Return on investment
With the economic downturn, these are trying times for fundraising among nonprofits seeking corporate donations, but by shifting the solicitation message with a strong, focused emphasis on a positive return on investment, experts said, nonprofits can ...
Gas-to-liquids is a risky investment
In Shell's case, they are getting the natural gas inputs for free in Qatar, and they based their investment decision on an expectation of oil at $40/bbl. Certainly the economics for their project look good at current oil prices. In a case where natural ...
Australia Business Investment Phase Nearing Peak, Deloitte Says
Australia's business investment rose last quarter, spurred by projects in the state of Queensland, even as weaker commodity prices sparked a drop in sites under consideration, a Deloitte Access Economics report showed. The value of projects under ...
Looking For Low Beta Investment Opportunities
Beta is one measure of risk that is often discussed in constructing investment portfolios. It is often referred to as a measure of systematic risk of a given security. Investopedia defines beta as: A measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a ...
Karzai to push Indian PM on investment
Afghan President Hamid Karzai was due to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday in New Delhi and press for increased investment in his war-torn country. India has provided billions of dollars of aid to Afghanistan since the fall ...
Las Vegas to Host EB-5 Investment Capital Raising Seminar: Dialogue with ...
Las Vegas to Host EB-5 Investment Capital Raising Seminar: Dialogue with ...
Japan Curbing China Investment as Feud-Weary Firms Flee
By contrast, direct investment by Japanese in China last year surged 74 percent to $12.6 billion, from $7.3 billion in 2010 and $2.6 billion 10 years earlier, making Japan the biggest investor in China after Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to the Japan ...
Investment Dar Looking For Potential Purchasers
For Kuwait's Investment Dar, part of the group that purchased Aston Martin for 503 million pounds ($805 million) in 2007, the proceeds would assist the company in paying off debt. A new backer for Aston Martin may assist the maker of the 1.2-million ...
China to Boost Foreign Investment Quotas
SHANGHAI—China will further raise investment quotas under its Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors program, the primary channel for foreign capital to access the country's capital markets, when the current quotas are exhausted, China's top ...
RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Playing the US cliff like euro survival
By Mike Dolan. LONDON Nov 9 (Reuters) - Battle-weary investors heading into another intense and market-sensitive period of political brinkmanship in Washington may do well to consult their European campaign maps. While the two years of attrition in ...
Karzai in India to woo investment in Afghanistan
By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press – 1 minute ago. NEW DELHI (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged Indian companies on Monday to invest in his country, and India's leader said economic development in the war-torn nation would contribute ...
Leucadia buying investment banker Jefferies Group
NEW YORK (AP) — Leucadia National is buying the investment banking firm Jefferies Group for about $2.6 billion in stock. Leucadia is a diversified holding company that has interests in industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas-drilling services ...
Concur Announces Investment in Evature
12, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced that it has made a $2 million investment in Evature, the developer of the Expert Virtual Agent (EVA) which ...
Mongolia Investment Climate At The Moment: Uh-Oh
I recently attended the Mongolia Investment Summit in Hong Kong on October 30 & 31, 2012. The opening keynote speech by Christopher de Gruben of Make A Difference Investment Solutions was titled The Mongolian Tango. In it Mr. de Gruben suggested ...
TEXT-S&P summary: Stockbridge/SBE Investment Co. LLC
Summary analysis -- Stockbridge/SBE Investment Co. LLC ------------ 12-Nov-2012. =============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: B-/Negative/-- Country: United States. State/Province: ...
How Your Investment Choices Compare to Your Peers
Retirement investors generally choose more conservative investments as they age and their account balance increases. Conversely, the youngest investors and those will the smallest account balances generally select the riskiest investments, according to ...
UPDATE 1-Gulf Investment Corp picks banks for bond issue
DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Gulf Investment Corp, a financial institution owned by the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, has picked four banks to arrange investor meetings ahead of a potential bond sale. The company mandated BNP Paribas, ...
UPDATE 2-Annaly Capital to buy CreXus Investment for $840 mln
Nov 12 (Reuters) - Mortgage-backed REIT Annaly Capital Management Inc will spend about $840 million to buy the shares of CreXus Investment Corp that it does not already own. Annaly, the largest mortgage REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange, ...
With An Investment From Mark Cuban, Two Grannies Prove It's Never Too Late ...
With An Investment From Mark Cuban, Two Grannies Prove It's Never Too Late ...
Investment Clues Sailing the High Seas: Author
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Nimble Investment Strategies for Uncertain Times
Baby Boomers should consider infrastructure investments, high-yield bonds, emerging-market debt, preferred stock, preferred real-estate investment trusts and high-dividend-paying stocks, he added. A guaranteed annuity income stream is a good way to ...
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Elects Two New Trustees
Ms. McAllister has extensive experience in investment banking, primarily in the fixed income credit markets, having previously served as the Co-head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) in the Americas for Credit Suisse until May of 2011. In this ...
Leucadia acquires investment banker Jefferies Group in all-stock deal worth ...
Leucadia acquires investment banker Jefferies Group in all-stock deal worth ...
William G. 'Gerry' Coan, investment manager, urban planner
William G. “Gerry” Coan, 70, an investment manager who worked for more than 25 years at First Internet Securities Network in Bethesda, died Oct. 29 of pulmonary failure at Inova Alexandria Hospital. His death was confirmed by his wife, Kelley Coan ...
Leucadia Buying Investment Banker Jefferies Group
Leucadia National is buying the investment banking firm Jefferies Group for about $2.8 billion in stock in a deal executives said Monday would better position both companies for growth in the years ahead. The transaction will make Jefferies the largest ...
Australia Business Confidence Falls as Investment Plans Wane
Australian business confidence deteriorated last month on signs of a slowdown in capital spending as the global economy struggles to accelerate, a private survey showed. The confidence index slipped to minus 1 from zero in September, a National ...
China grants record $2.8 bln of foreign investment quotas in Oct
SHANGHAI Nov 13 (Reuters) - China granted a record $2.8 billion in quotas to overseas investors in October, stepping up efforts to open its capital markets amid slowing fund inflows. The country's foreign exchange regulator said it awarded a combined ...
Final Investment Decision Made on South Stream Pipeline in Slovenia - Interfax
Russia's state-run gas company, OAO Gazprom (GAZP.RS), reached a deal Tuesday on the South Stream pipeline with Slovenian gas distributor Plinovodi, Interfax reported. The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by Russian Prime Minister ...
Investment cycle revival 3-4 yrs away: Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse has said the impact of recent reforms will have no impact on the investment cycle at least in next 3-4 years as the past eight years have "sapped the energy out of the economy". Source: PTI ...
OPEC chief: US forecast may hurt investment plan
But speaking at an energy conference in London, Abdalla Salem el-Badri, secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, said, "If this message keeps coming, there will be no investment" from the group's members and "consumers ...
Africa Investment 'Must Be Shared'
Investment in Africa must not only be for the benefit of the rich, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said at the Institute of International Finance's inaugural Africa Financial Summit in Cape Town on Monday. Gordhan said lessons could be ...
FSA Fines Savoy Investment $654000 for Client Failings
The U.K. Financial Services Authority fined Savoy Investment Management Ltd. 412,000 pounds ($655,000) for failing to ensure the suitability of the investment portfolios of its wealth-management clients. Savoy failed to keep adequate records of clients ...
Increase in investment in China is funded increasingly by non-bank sources
This year so far, with the exception of short-term loans, Chinese banks' lending has not been particularly strong. In fact, as we and many others have already pointed out, lending to non-financial corporations have been dominated by loans of short-term ...
Piedmont Natural Gas Announces Investment in Constitution Pipeline Project
13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) today announced its equity investment in Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC, a natural gas pipeline project slated to transport natural gas supplies from the prolific Marcellus supply region ...
Poor but sexy, Berlin's Internet startup scene gets recognition with Google ...
Poor but sexy, Berlin's Internet startup scene gets recognition with Google ...
British investment industry braces for end to commission sales
LONDON (Reuters) - Financial advisers who for decades have prospered from selling investments to Britain's middle classes are braced for a looming ban on commission-based sales set to shake up the industry and drive some out of business. Industry ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Elects John A. Mazzarino to Board of Directors
13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fidus Investment Corporation (Nasdaq:FDUS) ("Fidus" or the "Company") today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed John A. Mazzarino to serve as an independent director, effective November 13 ...
Panel urges tighter screening of investment in US by Chinese state firms
WASHINGTON — A congressional advisory panel on Wednesday urged tighter screening of investment by Chinese state-owned companies in the U.S., saying they present unfair competition to American firms. That's the primary recommendation of an annual ...
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CIC, Dairy Giant Fonterra in Fund Investment Talks
BEIJING—China Investment Corp. is in talks with New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Co-Operative Group about potentially investing in a shareholder fund created by the cooperative, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Fonterra is ...
Investment lessons from James Bond, and the Stones
By Matthew Lynn. LONDON (MarketWatch) — We hear all the time that we live in a world of ever-accelerating change. Product cycles and attention spans are about as long as a tweet. Trading gets whittled down to micro and then nano-seconds. Nothing lasts ...