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The Shift From East To West: Chinese Investment In North America
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Starbucks: How social, mobile deliver return on investment
Starbucks outlined a few nuances to its digital strategy, which revolves around social networking, mobile payments and loyalty programs, and the returns on investment. In a nutshell, Starbucks biggest returns from its digital strategy boils down to ...
RPT-UPDATE 3-C.Suisse moves Russia investment banking dept to London
MOSCOW, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse is to move its Moscow investment banking advisory operation to London as part of a cost-cutting drive, a source familiar with the matter said, as a dearth of deals pushes foreign bankers away from the Russian ...
BlackRock Liquidates Public-Private Investment Partnership at a 23.5% Internal ...
BlackRock Liquidates Public-Private Investment Partnership at a 23.5% Internal ...
UPDATE 3-Brazil leader seeks industry investment boost via loans
President sees need for increased investment. * Ports overhaul program to be announced on Thursday. By Anthony Boadle. BRASILIA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff announced on Wednesday the extension of a government lending program to ...
Chinese Investment: Stop Complaining
The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times had front-page stories yesterday on the Securities and Exchange Commission suing the China subsidiaries of major accounting firms for not cooperating with investigations into possible fraud at Chinese ...
Investor buys Arlington's Six Flags Mall
Noble Crest Property Group said Wednesday that it has sold portions of the Six Flags Mall on State Highway 360 in Arlington to private investor G. L. “Buck” Harris. The regional shopping center was built in 1970 and is largely vacant. Arlington-based ...
Investment banker in NC, then NYC passed along inside info on 4 mergers that ...
Investment banker in NC, then NYC passed along inside info on 4 mergers that ...
KKR Sees Southeast Asia Investment Opportunity on Wealth Growth
“We will see an increase in investment opportunities and an increase in activities in the Southeast Asia region,” Lu said in a telephone interview on Dec. 3. “As markets slowly improve and stabilize, we will start to see more opportunities that we can ...
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. Announces Special Dividend
5, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DHIL) today announced that its board of directors has approved an $8.00 per share special cash dividend to shareholders of record on December 17, 2012 payable December 21, ...
Gladstone Investment Corporation Invests $16.5 million in Frontier Packaging, Inc.
Gladstone Investment, together with certain members of Frontier's executive management team, provided the capital to purchase the business from its previous owners. Frontier, founded in 1985, is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a supplier of a ...
Hunger Seen by FAO Linked to Decades of Falling Farm Investment
South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world's regions where hunger and extreme poverty are most widespread, have faced stagnant or falling farm spending in the past three decades, the United Nations said. Ridding the regions of hunger will require a ...
Voices: Daniel Wildermuth, On Institutional Investment Models
For many years our firm has focused on helping individual investors invest more like institutions and endowment funds. We do this largely by making alternative investments available to our clients. They include, direct real estate, business development ...
India Retailers Rise on Foreign Investment Vote
Shoppers Stop Ltd. (SHOP) rose to the highest in more than a year, leading gains among retailers after India's lower house of parliament voted to endorse a government decision to allow foreign investment in supermarkets. Shoppers Stop climbed 1 percent ...
Why the forecast South East Asia investment boom may just be a bankers' sales ...
Why the forecast South East Asia investment boom may just be a bankers' sales ...
TD Bank, CIBC Top Estimates as Investment Banking Fuels Profits
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce posted profits that beat analysts' estimates, helped by gains from their investment-banking units. Toronto-Dominion, the country's second-largest lender, said net income for the period ...
TD to acquire Epoch Investment Partners
6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - TD (TD) (TSX and NYSE: TD) and Epoch Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: EPHC) including its subsidiary Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Epoch will be ...
Euro-Zone Economy Hurt by Falling Business Investment
Businesses cut investment drew down on stocks to meet demand in the three months to September, pushing the euro-zone economy into its second straight quarter of contraction. Figures published by the European Union's statistics agency Thursday showed ...
Brazil launches $26 bln port investment program
BRASILIA Dec 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's government launched a 54.2 billion real ($26 billion) port investment program on Thursday to expand and improve the country's port infrastructure and tackle rising logistics costs and delays in moving goods in and ...
Wells Fargo Investment Banker Allegedly At Center of "Massive" $11 Million ...
Wells Fargo Investment Banker Allegedly At Center of "Massive" $11 Million ...
Demise of Small Investment Advisers Exaggerated
Here's more push-back on the notion small registered investment advisers are doomed, this time from Financial Planning. It seems RIAs with less than $100 million in assets under management don't have to end up as unsaleable husks manned by ...
Dewhurst: More higher ed investment needed
David Dewhurst said Thursday that the state needs to produce more job-ready graduates and qualified workers, something that could require more investment in higher education. Dewhurst, in an appearance at Texas Christian University, stressed that he ...
JPMorgan Investment Bank Bonus Pool Said to Drop as Much as 2%
(JPM)'s bonus pool for the corporate and investment bank may shrink as much as 2 percent this year as the firm completes performance reviews, three executives with direct knowledge of the process said. The amount in the pool won't be set until after ...
Tata Raps India for Driving Off Investment
Ratan Tata, the outgoing head of the Tata group, India's most global business, has warned that government inaction is driving investment away from the country and forcing groups like his own to seek growth abroad. In an exclusive interview with the ...
Known Investment Banker Arrested for Meth
(Memphis) A man and his alleged drug dealer were arrested Monday, after detectives traced a package to one of their homes. During a routine scan of packages arriving at a Shelby County shipping facility, one of the sheriff's drug-detecting dogs smelled ...
14 firms from Pa. pitch local investment
More than 200 analysts and investment managers heard 14 Pennsylvania companies pitch their shares Thursday at an all-day conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The conference was organized by Terry McWilliams, president of a ...
China regulator frets over confidence crisis after investment product fails
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese banking regulators are concerned that the failure of an investment product sold through a Hua Xia Bank Co Ltd branch could shatter depositor confidence, three sources told Reuters after a heated, closed-door meeting late on ...
Scottish renewables investment to smash past $1.6bn, says body
Annual investment in Scottish renewable energy projects is on course to outstrip £1bn ($1.6bn) for the first time, according to new analysis by industry body Scottish Renewables. Related Stories. Scotland's 100% renewables target is 'achievable ...
ITG Investment Research Releases Energy Industry and Private Equity Survey
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- ITG (NYSE: ITG), a leading independent execution broker and research provider, today announced the release of a survey of leading energy industry executives and private equity investors. The survey was ...
Silver gains favor as an investment asset
The precious-metals consultancy forecast that implied net investment would jump 82 million ounces to 234 million in 2012 from 2011, even as demand for silver in industrial applications is expected to fall nearly 28 million ounces. Read more on the ...
Investment-Grade Bonds May Cool After ETF Hauls in $7 Billion
The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (NYSEArca: LQD) is second on the list of top-selling ETFs in 2012 with inflows of more than $7 billion as investors look beyond low-yielding Treasuries for any kind of steady income. LQD has posted a ...
Obamacare Investment Income: A Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Judging by the reaction on the ol' internet machine, the new regulations governing the Obamacare investment income tax have caused quite a bit of consternation within the tax community. Part of the problem is the length: when you include the preamble ...
Italian Investment Group to Buy Aston Martin Stake
MILAN—Italian private equity group InvestIndustrial has agreed to buy a stake in Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. from its indebted Kuwaiti parent, finance house Investment Dar, in a deal that will bring desperately needed cash to develop new cars for the ...
JPMorgan Investment Bank Bonus Pool Said to Decline Up to 2%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)'s bonus pool for the corporate and investment bank may shrink as much as 2 percent this year as the firm finishes performance reviews, three executives with direct knowledge of the process said. The amount in the pool won't ...
A Nice Price for Investment Manager Epoch
Mergers and acquisitions are weak across the board lately, but asset-management deals still crop up here and there. A notable one this week is T-D Bank's (TD) buyout of the parent to investment manager Epoch Investment Partners (EPHC), for $668 million ...
Kyrgyzstan unveils $7 bln investment plan to revive economy
Central Asian country appeals for foreign investment, aid. * Russia, China and international lenders to examine plan. * President: divided country has spurned growth opportunities. By Olga Dzyubenko. BISHKEK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Central Asian state ...
Retirees Looking For Investment Income Should Try AT&T And Chevron, Among ...
Retirees Looking For Investment Income Should Try AT&T And Chevron, Among ...
On the Occasion of 'Madoff Day,' Think About How to Avoid Fraud
So what else can investors do to protect themselves, not only from unscrupulous advisers but also from rushing into an investment that is clearly too good to be true? Marc H. Simon, a lawyer who lost two years of bonuses, his job and months of ...
Advice for Avoiding Bad Investment Decisions
But perhaps the simplest piece of advice, from someone who has studied organizational behavior, is to ask yourself whether the investment is a bad idea. The time taken to answer the question may be enough to keep you from rushing into making a poor ...
Deutsche Bank Reduces Investment Bank, Research Teams in Brazil
Deutsche Bank AG (DBK), Germany's largest lender, reduced employees in its Brazilian investment bank and research units as part of a global effort to save 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) by 2015. Deutsche Bank is cutting its workforce in Latin America ...
Italian investment may mean AMG power for Aston Martin: Autoweek TV
The Italian investment firm that sold Ducati to Audi earlier this year for $1.1 billion has bought a chunk of Aston Martin. The company, Investindustrial, will pay $240 million to Kuwait's Investment Dar for a 37-percent stake in Aston. Insiders say ...
Canada Toughens Investment Rules After Nexen, Progress Approval
7 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will toughen investment rules for foreign state- owned companies after approving bids by Cnooc Ltd. and Petroliam Nasional Bhd. Canada will no longer allow state-owned companies to ...
Indonesia Boosts Infrastructure Investment
JAKARTA—Despite Indonesia's reputation for gridlocked roads, ports and politics, some of the country's biggest infrastructure czars say the long-awaited investment in the country's overburdened networks is at last taking off. The government and ...
Fisker Hires Investment Bank to Help Raise Funds
Fisker Automotive Inc., the cash-strapped maker of a battery-powered sports car, recruited investment bank Evercore Partners Inc. to find potential partners or investors, the company's chief executive said on Friday. The Anaheim, Calif.-based car ...
TEXT-Canada statement on investment by foreign state enterprises
TORONTO Dec 7 (Reuters) - Following is the full text of a statement on Friday by Industry Canada regarding investment by foreign state-owned enterprises in Canadian companies: LINK: here. Our Government has a long-standing reputation for welcoming ...
Apple's Initial Investment in US Mac Production Estimated to Create 200 Jobs
The investment “sounds like a 200-job operation with about a million-unit output,” said Dan Luria, a labor economist at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in Plymouth, Michigan, who studies factory operations. Apple will probably rely on tax ...
AQR's Cliff Asness On The Fiscal Cliff, Investment Fees And The Avengers
When Cliff Asness, whose AQR Capital Management has about $67 billion under management, visited the Forbes offices for an interview Friday afternoon we discussed the fiscal cliff , his outlook for the market and what investors should get for the fees ...
Redding man sentenced for investment fraud
According to the plea agreement, Rosenau was employed with Rosenau Investments Inc. (RII), a real estate investment company founded and run for years by his parents. RII was a hard-money lender, specializing in short-term loans for real estate ...
Welcome to the Party? FINRA Invites Investment Advisers to Utilize its ...
Welcome to the Party? FINRA Invites Investment Advisers to Utilize its ...
Dashboard cameras worth investment in public safety: Zack Reed
police-shooting.jpg On Nov. 30, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and other law enforcement officials exam the scene of a police chase and shooting that killed two people outside Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland the day before ...