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The Big Investment Game
Those two questions seem to be the overriding theme of the day, and whichever query that you think can be answered the easiest will probably determine where you should put your money over the next several months. First and foremost, let's understand ...
SmartState Program Produces Seven-Fold Return on State Investment, Creates ...
SmartState Program Produces Seven-Fold Return on State Investment, Creates ...
Ten Things We Learned From The New Obamacare Investment Tax Regulations
Yesterday, the IRS released long-awaited guidance on the additional “Obamacare” tax on net investment income slated to take effect on January 1, 2013. This guidance came in the form of proposed regulations under Section 1411 that, oddly enough, are not ...
Make investment, Zardari urges top Chinese officials
President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday invited the China Investment Corporation (CIC) to avail enormous opportunities in Pakistan in areas of energy, infrastructure development, mining, communication and agriculture. Stressing the need for quick ...
Investment Trends Housing market rebound makes Home Depot a good choice
Fearing a real estate bubble, Glendale money manager Michael Sadoff says he abandoned housing-related stocks in 2005. Seven years later, Sadoff says housing appears to have bottomed and he's back buying shares of companies tied to the housing ...
Hong Kong car park investment craze raises bubble fear
HONG KONG — Investors looking for new places to park their cash in Hong Kong are driving up prices for parking spaces, sparking fears of a bubble in the Asian financial center. Prices for parking spots in Hong Kong are nearing historic highs, the side ...
Paying Down Debt: Often the Best Investment
If you have a loan and you have money available to add to your investments, you also have the option of using the money to make an extra payment on the loan. Is the extra payment a good idea? Evaluate it as an investment opportunity: you are using ...
China sympathetic towards Pakistan's economic woes: country-specific ...
China sympathetic towards Pakistan's economic woes: country-specific ...
CIC urged to create energy investment fund
It has been suggested to the China Investment Corporation (CIC) to create energy investment fund. The idea was mooted by the Secretary of the Coal and Energy Development Department, Ajaz Ali Khan, while briefing a high powered delegation of the CIC at ...
India Increases Foreign Investment Limit for Bonds
NEW DELHI — India's federal government has decided to increase the limit on foreign investment allowed in government as well as corporate bonds in an effort to attract foreign capital and deepen the country's debt markets. The foreign investment limit ...
Nyrstar eyes Port Pirie investment by 2013
PERTH (miningweekly.com) - Belgium-based zinc miner Nyrstar was expected to make a final decision on its A$350-million transformational investment at its Port Pirie smelter, in South Australia, by the end of 2013. The miner reported on Monday that it ...
REFILE-INVESTMENT FOCUS-'Known unknowns' seem less menacing
(Corrects attribution in paragraph 21 to Axa Investment Managers from Axa Investment partners). By Mike Dolan. LONDON Nov 30 (Reuters) - The big "known unknowns", to borrow from former U.S. defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, are now so familiar to ...
Do We Need An Investment Treaty with China?
After 18 years of talks, Canada and China recently completed negotiations on an investment treaty. There has been a spirited debate in Canada over whether the treaty was a good idea. The controversy foreshadows a similar discussion in the United States ...
Why the UK Won'tSee Business Investment Bonanza
The British Chancellor George Osborne said on Sunday that it would be "catastrophic" to reverse his austerity policy of sharp public spending cuts and tax increases in the U.K.,but Adam Posen, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy ...
Tim Tebow: How Jets Can Maximize Investment in Controversial Quarterback
With a 4-7 record and a coach and quarterback on the hot seat, they have nothing to lose from trying to use their most unique player in different ways. Here are a few ways that the Jets can maximize their investment in Tebow and possibly salvage a ...
Aston Martin Put On Downgrade Watch By Investment Ratings Agency
Aston Martin, whose controlling shareholder Investment Dar is reportedly looking to offload its stake in the British sports car manufacturer, has been put on downgrade watch by Moody's Investors Service. The investment ratings agency says the automaker ...
Vale Cuts Investment to $16.3 Billion as Iron Falls on China
Vale SA (VALE), the world's largest iron-ore producer, plans to invest the least in three years in 2013 as lower prices and slowing demand erode profit. Vale will invest $16.3 billion next year, down from a revised $17.5 billion this year, the Rio de ...
Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Initial Cash Dividend of ...
Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Initial Cash Dividend of ...
Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for ...
Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for ...
No big ticket investment projects in Karnataka yet
"Only 14 projects, with a combined investment of Rs.4,351 crore have been implemented during the last six months and 31 projects worth Rs.10,000 crore investments are under construction, while 200 projects are at various stages of implementation ...
Largest Manufacturing Investment in La. History Announced
WESTLAKE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Sasol Ltd. CEO David Constable announced the company plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake that is expected to create 1,253 ...
CRA Qualified Investment Fund Announces $100 Million Initiative To Invest In ...
CRA Qualified Investment Fund Announces $100 Million Initiative To Invest In ...
An Investment for Those Who Do Not Want to Be in the Market
How to participate in an investment that, by some measures, has produced zero net return over 12 years. Plus, some important historical notes. PRINT · Post Comments. All the News and Insights You Need Right in Your Inbox | Sign Up for Our Free ...
Battle over Indonesia resources to deter investment
JAKARTA Dec 4 (Reuters) - A battle over the control of Indonesia's resources is intensifying ahead of 2014 elections, creating legal uncertainty that threatens to drive off investment and hurt long-term output in one of the world's top sources of coal ...
Is Law School a Good Investment?
Lawrence E. Mitchell trots out salary means and medians to justify an investment in law school. But let's cross-examine him on the risk. Isn't it true that the expense and debt of law school exceeds $150,000 at many schools? Isn't it true that ...
Alpha Investment Might Buy Morgan Stanley Shanghai Property for CNY3.3 Billion
Alpha Investment Partners, a Singapore-based property fund, is planning to buy a Shanghai mall-and-office project from a Morgan Stanley-managed (MS) real-estate fund for 3.3 billion Chinese yuan ($529.5 million), a person with knowledge of the matter ...
Current Public Pension Investment Policy Is Dangerously Risky
Pensions & Investments has a nice chart showing the evolution of public pension investment portfolios. Back in the early 1980s, public employee funds were made up of around 38% stocks, 50% bonds, 7% cash, and 5% "alternative investments," which ...
Sharp gets $120M investment from Qualcomm
Sharp said it would accept Qualcomm's financial offer in equity investment to pursue this joint development. The capital will be used for the development of the MEMS display as well as necessary capital investments to accelerate commercialization of ...
Time Warner Cable can be investment worth watching
According to Morningstar Inc., an investment research company, Time Warner Cable estimates that the small- and medium-sized businesses in its territory spend $20 billion annually on telecom services, and that its share is less than 10 percent. Finally ...
Google Ventures leads $10M investment in firm that measures mobile ads
On Tuesday, the company got a big boost with the announcement of a new $10 million investment led by Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of the search giant. The funding appears to reflect the widespread desire for an solution to the mobile ad ...
UK to announce $8 billion capital investment for growth
A spokesman said Osborne would announce savings at government ministries of 1 percent in 2013-14 and 2 percent in 2014-15, and that the new investment would be delivered within his fiscal plan, aimed at slashing a record budget deficit. "We are ...
Dallas investor with Knox Street plans forms investment venture
Dallas investor with Knox Street plans forms investment venture. comments ( ). By Steve Brown · [email protected] · 7:04 am on December 4, 2012 | Permalink. Sarofim's Knox Street development will replace old buildings with a mixed-use project ...
Obamacare Investment Income Tax: Wealthy To Pay 3.8 Percent Surcharge On ...
Obamacare Investment Income Tax: Wealthy To Pay 3.8 Percent Surcharge On ...
Thames Water Tidal Tunnel Investment Cost Hits 70 Million Pounds
Thames Water said it's working with stakeholders “to ensure the project is delivered in a way that gives value for customers' money” and that the investment bank UBS AG (UBSN) has been selected to help develop a cost-effective financial structure for ...
JPMorgan realigns executives in corporate and investment banking
The memo, from the two co-CEOs of JPMorgan's recently combined Corporate & Investment Bank, said they would integrate coverage of banking clients under two men: Jeff Urwin, who will continue as global head of investment banking, and Don McCree, the ...
Bank of Montreal Profit Rises 41% on Investment Banking
Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth- largest lender, said fourth-quarter profit rose 41 percent, topping analysts' estimates, on gains from investment banking and trading. Net income for the quarter ended Oct. 31 was C$1.08 billion ($1.09 billion), or C ...
Sharp to Get Much-Needed Investment From Qualcomm
The company has discussed possible injections of up to ¥20 billion each from Intel Corp. and Dell Inc. in addition to the Qualcomm investment, people familiar with the situation said recently. Sharp has forecast a second straight year of record losses ...
Small investment bank StormHarbour adds 40 staff in 2012
LONDON Dec 4 (Reuters) - Stormharbour said several new senior executives had joined the small investment bank to take its number of new hires to 40 this year, at a time when most of its big rivals are cutting back. The company, set up in 2009 following ...
TEXT-S&P affirms Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 'AAA' rating
Overview -- We are affirming our 'AAA' long-term issuer credit and 'A-1+' short-term rating on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). -- We are also affirming our 'A-1+' global scale and 'A-1(High)' Canada scale commercial paper on ...
How to Declare a Loss on a Bad Land Investment
Dear Barry, Generally, a loss incurred on a transaction entered into for profit is tax-deductible. I'm not sure what exactly you bought, but the Internal Revenue Service would ask you to show your investment intention. The property is residential, so ...
The Investment Opportunities in Real Estate
I spent four years there working for the chief investment officer Brett Harris. I established five goals and told -- that I thought it would take about five years to get those five -- on the last gold being find my replacement. And the January of this ...
BofA Presents: 10 Big Investment Ideas For 2013
Bank of America's Research & Investment Committee lead by Kate Moore has put out its 10 big investment ideas for 2013. The ideas come from across a range of analysts at the firm. We summarize: 1. Corporates over sovereigns: Buy corporate debt, not ...
Hon Hai's Gou says talks on investment in Sharp still on: paper
Sharp's talks with Hon Hai to renegotiate its investment have stalled in the past few months as the Japanese company's losses have mounted. A Hon Hai executive, when contacted by Reuters on Wednesday, said that the talks are still on and the price Hon ...
Small UK firms want government to boost retail investment: survey
The survey of 207 UK SME chief executives and finance directors, carried out by British investment bank and brokerage Numis and the London Stock Exchange in November, found 81 percent believed the government should do more to encourage retail ...
Investment scam brings 13 1/2 years in prison
I learned all about them on Tuesday during my chat with Michael Waltrip, whose NASCAR team will partner with the local SPARC racetrack being built. Here's the story: (link) YNPvke. OK, here's how a snow race works: When it snows, a bunch of ...
ArcelorMittal unblocks job-saving investment at Liege
The Belgian investment, which should help save 2,000 jobs at ArcelorMittal's plant in Liege, eastern Belgium, had been suspended after the steelmaker failed to come to an agreement with unions over details of job losses. However, the company has now ...
CSuisse moves Russia investment banking to London
MOSCOW Dec 5 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse is shuttering its investment banking operation in Moscow as part of its drive to cut its global costs, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Swiss bank will move its debt and equity capital ...
PIMCO's Investment Co-Chief Bill Gross Sees 'Seven Years Of Lean' For US ...
PIMCO's Investment Co-Chief Bill Gross Sees 'Seven Years Of Lean' For US ...
Global Investment Signs Accord to Restructure $1.7 Billion Debt
The company's core business will comprise about $3.5 billion of assets under management, investment banking and brokerage businesses, Global said in a statement distributed via the Regulatory News Service today. The majority of non-core investment ...
Futures rise on Chinese investment plan
U.S. equity futures rose in early Wednesday trading as China opened up financial markets to further investment from insurers and increased urbanization plans. The moves serve as ways to support the banking sector in the country because insurers can now ...