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Investment Opportunities in Health-Care Sector
The fiscal cliff deal brings some major changes to the health care sector and we've got a money manager says new regulations 'cause we know it's all out there provide new investment opportunity. Jeff Jonas is portfolio manager at Gamco Investors -- of ...
Investment analyst: Fixing deficits, adjusting entitlements keys to economic gains
The chief investment officer of BMO Private Bank doesn't foresee any more precipitous fiscal cliffs in the next few years, but he also can't detect any major growth opportunities during the period. Chicago-based Jack Ablin, speaking to the members of ...
Public Square Garage sold to Conn. investment group
The real estate arm of a Connecticut-based parking operator has paid $11.3 million for downtown's Public Square Garage and its first-floor office space. LAZ Parking Realty Investors has since leased the 1,069-space garage at 350 Deaderick St. and 36 ...
Norfolk Southern facilitates $2.1 billion in industrial investment in 2012
New plants and expansions announced in 2012 represented an investment of $2.1 billion by Norfolk Southern customers and are expected to create more than 6,100 jobs in the railroad's territory, in future years potentially generating more than 141,000 ...
Investment predictions for 2013: equities lead the way
While many people will be using the start of a new year to make career or lifestyle changes, canny investors will be using it as an opportunity to analyse their investment portfolio. Here is our round-up of what the professionals are forecasting for ...
Dividends: Still The Best All-Season Investment Strategy
During the last six years, stocks have been, shall we say, unpredictable: surging bull market in 2007, bear market retreat in 2008-2009, then a powerful bull market over the last three years. As we celebrate the surprisingly good performance of stocks ...
S. Korea's LG Group announces record investment plan for 2013
SEOUL Jan 6 (Reuters) - LG Group, South Korea's fourth biggest business conglomerate, plans to raise its investment to a record 20 trillion won ($18.8 billion) this year, it said on Sunday, in a bid to take on rivals like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ...
KFH allows clients to open investment deposits through ATM
Chief Operations Officer at Kuwait Finance House (KFH) Anwar Al-Ghaith announced that KFH offers a new service to its clients that allows them to open investment deposits through ATM machines found all over Kuwait. This step reflects KFH's efforts to ...
EDITORIAL: Governments forget the investment imperative
We have long supported Poseidon Resource's bid to produce ultrapure drinking water from seawater in Carlsbad. After all, this is an arid region, and much of our water supply is controlled by agencies that have made it clear they would cut our rations ...
Foreign investment in Iran's oil sector stands at $20bn: Minister
The minister added that necessary funds for investment in the shared oil fields were provided from available resources, buyback deals with foreign countries, and private sector firms. “So far, USD20 billion has been invested by foreign countries in ...
Deutsche Bank To Cut Investment Banker Bonuses by Average 15%-20% - Report
The bank's investment bankers can expect an average 15% to 20% decline in variable remuneration, the magazine reports, citing people close to the bank. Retail banking staff will also get a lower variable pay, although the decline won't be as steep ...
SafeCode Drug Technologies Receives Investment From Biomedix Ltd.
JERUSALEM, Jan. 6, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- SafeCode Drug Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: SAFC), a developer of a voice recognition drug administration safety application announced today that Israeli's Biomedix Ltd., (TASE: BMDX), a leading Medical ...
Investment banks: Gatekeepers no more as crowdfunding changes the game
Investment Bankers have traditionally been the gatekeepers of access to the capital markets. It is time for crowdfunding to play a greater role. The caliber of underwriting firm is often an indication of the quality of the issuing company. The ...
Is Quality Systems a Quality Investment?
The world's top value investors love it when their best stocks ideas are selling at bargain-basement prices. For those investors, companies offering fire-sale prices become no-brainer buys. So regular investors like you and me would do well to emulate ...
The Most Important Investment Chart of the Past Decade
The Most Important Investment Chart of the Past Decade. By Morgan Housel | More Articles January 6, 2013 | Comments (0). The biggest investment story of the past decade is that stocks went nowhere. The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC ) is lower today than ...
Investment Trends Exchange-traded funds offer simplicity, money manager says
For most investors, the best strategy is to keep things simple, money manager Tim Bultman says. Thousands of choices, from individual stocks to specialized commodity funds, master limited partnerships and other more exotic fare, vie for investors ...
Private sector investment and farm laws
PUNJAB minister for agriculture said recently while presiding over a meeting in Lahore that his government intends to amend certain laws relating to the agriculture sector. The laws he mentioned related to pesticides, fertiliser and seeds. The ...
Cash Still King at UK Firms, Dashing Investment Hopes - Survey
Finance chiefs at big U.K. firms plan to further bolster their balance sheets in 2013 because of continuing uncertainty about Britain's economic prospects, according to a survey published Monday, damping hopes for an investment boost to drive economic ...
Dar Registers Increased Investment
GRANTS, foreign direct investment and external borrowing contributed to a 402 million US dollars (about 643.2bn/-) surplus in the country's balance of payment for the year ended November 2012. The corresponding period in 2011 recorded a deficit of 281 ...
LG to Boost Tech Investment
SEOUL—South Korean conglomerate LG Group plans to boost investment in its electronics business by nearly a third this year in an ambitious attempt to gain an edge against crosstown rival Samsung Group and struggling consumer electronics firms in ...
RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Central banks still hold all the cards
The broadest measures of both developed and emerging stock markets as well as both investment-grade and 'junk' bonds all returned 10-20 percent last year. And even the so-called safe havens of U.S. and German government bonds and gold got swept up ...
Infusionsoft gets $54M venture investment from Goldman Sachs
Infusionsoft, the Chandler-based small-business marketing software company, has received a $54 million venture capital investment from a group led by Goldman Sachs. The move comes after revenue growth and a brisk hiring pace by Infusionsoft last year ...
My 2013 Investment Game Plan
Today, I offer my 2013 investment game plan for your review and comment. Following the same format and sequence as the past two years, I intend to submit a mid-year and year-end review on this plan to S.A. editors for publication; outlining results and ...
International investment in agriculture increasing
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that agriculture production will have to expand 70 percent by 2050 to meet global demand, requiring an annual net investment in developing countries of more than $83 billion. In ...
Tech investment cycle for 2013 and beyond
Log In. By John Shinal. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — It used to be a lot easier to judge exactly where we were in a tech investment cycle, until Apple Inc. and other tablet and smartphone makers disrupted a 30-year pattern. Before the rise of the ...
Why Family Travel Makes A Great Investment
People always say that education is the best investment you can make in your kids. I agree. However, people forget that your children can learn from experiences outside from school. Family travel allows kids to explore new cultures, spend quality time ...
Bitpay Banks $510K In Angel Investment To Become PayPal for Bitcoin, Already ...
Bitpay Banks $510K In Angel Investment To Become PayPal for Bitcoin, Already ...
Frontier Capital exits Lanyon investment
Dallas-based Lanyon, a provider of software-as-a-service content and spend-management platforms for clients in the hospitality industry, was acquired by Vista Equity Partners. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction closed Dec. 27. It was the second ...
Top cities for foreign investment
However, for the first time since the association began the survey, four U.S. cities are ranked among the top for attracting foreign investment: New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston. London was the other city in the top five. The ...
Why Nationstar Mortgage & Walter Investment Management Shares Soared
What: Shares of mortgage service companies Nationstar Mortgage (NYSE: NSM ) and Walter Investment Management (NYSEMKT: WAC ) soared as much as 19% and 10% following a mortgage-backed securities settlement being reached for $10.3 billion ...
Sharp denies talks with Intel about investment
LAS VEGAS -- Sharp is considering new ways to shore up its crumbling finances but is not talking with Intel (INTC) at the moment about any investment from the Santa Clara chipmaker, a senior executive from the Japanese company said on Monday. Industry ...
TEDCO adds investment funds, makes other changes
The state's technology development arm said Monday that it has changed key investment programs, will be managing new funds and has launched a program to help companies seeking patents. The Maryland Technology Development Corp., known as ...
8 investment themes for 2013 from HSBC
8 investment themes for 2013 from HSBC. January 7, 2013, 6:16 PM. Analysts at HSBC are predicting another volatile year, but argue that financial markets should post gains on less headline risk and aggressive monetary easing. HSBC has identified eight ...
IGT says Ader Investment seeks to nominate former CEO to board
Jan 7 (Reuters) - International Game Technology said Ader Investment Management LP is seeking to nominate four directors, including the slot-machine maker's former chief executive Charles Mathewson, to its board. Ader Investment, founded by Jason Ader ...
Cleantech investment fell off a cliff in 2012
Global clean-technology venture investment plunged to $6.46 billion in 2012, down 33 percent from the $9.61 billion invested a year ago, according to San Francisco-based research and consulting firm Cleantech Group. Why such a big drop-off? The low ...
Xi3 announces Valve investment for Piston gaming PC
Xi3 announces Valve investment for Piston gaming PC. After an investment from Valve Software, modular PC maker Xi3 looks to have a long-rumored Steam Box under development. Rich Brown. by Rich Brown January 7, 2013 10:11 PM PST Follow @ ...
Thai Billionaire's Investment In Chinese Insurer Ping An In Doubt
A $9.4 billion disposal by HSBC of a minority stake in Chinese insurer Ping An may be in trouble. The deal announced last month involved CP Group, a Thai agribusiness giant run by Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont. CP Group is a longtime ...
Compass Investment Partners Fund Acquires CoAdvantage Corporation
Compass Investment Partners Fund, L.P. (“CIP Capital”) has completed the acquisition of CoAdvantage Corporation (“CoAdvantage” or the “Company”). CoAdvantage is a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that offers small and mid-sized ...
Taiwan Aims for NT$150 Billion of Returning Investment in 2013
The island has so far approved eight applications for returning investment, including from Largan Precision Co. and Catcher Technology Co., worth a total of NT$110 billion over three years and adding 15,000 jobs, according to the ministry. The ...
Mongolia Group Says Draft Law Hurts Foreign Investment
Mongolia's largest business group representing foreign and domestic companies sent a letter to President Tsakhia Elbegdorj's office criticizing a proposed mining law that it says would “greatly discourage” investment. The Business Council of Mongolia ...
Tuesday's Small Cap Biopharma Investment And Catalyst Trade List
At Stockmatusow.com, my team of traders and investors scan the biotech sector daily, looking for stocks we believe provide excellent trading and investment opportunities. We factor in potential price moving catalyst events along with chart technicals ...
Curtain Rising on Theater Investment
CCIIF has finalized investment in news portal Xinhuanet.com, China Publishing and Media Co., and several other media companies. Last May, CCIIF signed a preliminary agreement to invest an undisclosed amount in Mahua FunAge Production Co., one of ...
Houlihan Lokey Latest to Buy an Investment Bank for Bankers
The investment bankers that play matchmaker for financial firms are creating their own M&A wave, with or without their clients. In the latest deal involving an M&A adviser, Houlihan Lokey is buying Milestone Advisors LLC, a deal that will more than ...
Former Mayor Robert Folsom's investment firm paid $120000 to settle fight over ...
Former Mayor Robert Folsom's investment firm paid $120000 to settle fight over ...
KKR to Increase Investment in China Water-Treatment Provider UEL
KKR's share purchase agreement with United Envirotech is the second water-related investment by the private equity firm since Dec. 20, when KKR and United Water, a subsidiary of France's Suez Environnement Co. (SEV), formed a partnership to operate a ...
Skate's Depressing 2012 Art Investment Report
Skate's has published the first part of its 2012 Annual Art Investment Report, which crunches the numbers from its Top 5000 ranking of the most valuable 5000 art works ever sold at auction. The total capitalization of art works in its ranking went up 9 ...
Film Finance Veterans Blum, Hoffman Join Investment Bank
Movie finance veterans, including Peter Hoffman, who helped Colony Capital raise funds to buy Miramax, and former Merrill Lynch executive Michael Blum, formed a new investment bank with Solar Entertainment Group. Solar Entertainment HLB will be ...
Vietnam Firm Gets Infusion From KKR
Despite the slowdown, Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment said last week that it is targeting total foreign direct investment pledges of $13 billion to $14 billion this year, compared with $13.01 billion last year. KKR's $200 million ...
New tax increases unlikely to encourage investment
Perhaps appropriately, the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (the “Act”) started off passing the Senate in the dark wee hours of January 1, 2013, and was ultimately signed by the President by autopen from Hawaii on January 2, 2013. This “fiscal ...
OMV Supports Final Investment Decision Of Aasta Hansteen Gas Field
-OMV will also participate in the investment of a new 36 inch, 480 kilometer gas pipeline and an upgrade of the Nyhamna gas processing plant. Write to the Vienna Bureau at [email protected] Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod= ...