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Pacifica part of an investment in area's booming rental market
Pacifica part of an investment in area's booming rental market. From the sixth floor of Tacoma's new Pacifica Apartments, residents can take in broad views of the Northwest's wilderness landmarks: the Cascades, the Olympics and Mount Rainier. JOHN ...
SPLM-N tells Germany to cancel Sudan investment conference
January 20, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) has called on Germany to cancel a conference to support foreign investment in Sudan, following its lose of oil revenue resulting from South Sudan's ...
Wise investment can help all students
This week, I attended Technology Tuesday at Clayton Middle School, sponsored by Parent Leaders for Education. The demonstration of 21st century technology as applied to an actual environment was impressive and convincing. Interactive white boards as ...
Wellness programs offer return on investment for employers
Worksite wellness means healthier employees, reductions in absenteeism and increased productivity and morale. Davies said the return on investment for employers is well-documented with one study showing employees with a higher body mass index lose ...
Oregon Investment Council, PSU seeking increased autonomy
The Oregon Investment Council and Portland State University are both the subject of bills that would make them public corporations. They would join a short list of independent public corporations. Oregon Health and Science University has had that ...
Walker announces investment in Hispanic loan fund
"This co-investment by WEDC in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce revolving loan fund will leverage other public and private matching funds to assist businesses grow in Wisconsin," Walker said in a statement. "This investment in the Hispanic Chamber of ...
Private Investment in Governorate of Kef Is Major Challenge in 2013 (minister)
Tunis — The major development challenge that needs to be met in the Governorate of Kef in 2013 is private investment, Minister of Regional Development and Planning Jameleddine Gharbi said in a statement to TAP. The private sector is the only guarantor ...
Hostess Bakery Union Hires Investment Bank Gordian in Asset Sale
The union and the pension fund representing Hostess Brands Inc. workers hired investment bank Gordian Group LLC in connection with the bankruptcy of the maker of Wonder bread and Twinkies. The New York-based banking firm was selected in part for its ...
Investment Trends Tupperware, Digital Realty in growth mode
A long list of worries has investors predicting slow economic growth in the next year. Higher taxes, uncertainty over the debt ceiling, the specter of automatic government spending cuts and high unemployment are just some of the factors that put ...
Villaraigosa seeks to end city investment in weapons makers
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said that he has asked the city's three pension funds to review all investments and work to end those in companies that manufacture assault weapons. Invoking the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 27 ...
Russia's Transneft to Present Investment Plans to EU Tomorrow
By Jake Rudnitsky - 2013-01-21T08:22:29Z. OAO Transneft, Russia's oil-pipeline operator, will send a delegation to the European Commission in Brussels tomorrow to make a presentation on the company's investment plans. Transneft will propose renewed ...
Hostess Union Hires Investment Bank
The pension fund for one of Hostess Brands' unions has hired an investment bank to represent workers and pensioners as the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread sells off its brands. In a statement posted Sunday on its website, the Bakery, Confectionery, ...
Hearings planned on 38 Studios investment
The Rhode Island House is planning hearings into the 38 Studios debacle as lawmakers consider a $2.5 million payment related to the state's failed investment in Curt Schilling's now-defunct video game company. House Oversight Committee Chairman ...
Crazy Investment Ideas for Tiny Markets
His engaging presentation essentially shot down the idea of the wisdom of the crowds, at least as a way of suggesting investment opportunities, by suggesting that the ideas worth investing in are often those that look the most insane. In a charmingly ...
RBS Considering Investment Bank Split - Source
John Hourican, the head of RBS' investment bank, is likely to leave the part-state-owned bank when it settles with regulators over allegations that it attempted to rig several rates, including the London Interbank Offered Rate, this person said. His ...
Algeria sees no impact on investment after attack
(Reuters) - An attack by Islamist fighters at Algeria's In Amenas gas complex will not prompt foreign energy firms to abandon investment in the country, Algerian Energy and Mines Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Monday. "I don't think foreign workers are ...
AccelorMittal: Problems In Europe And Regaining Investment Grade Status
As the world's economy continues to recover from the global financial crisis of 2008, the steel industry has been increasingly on my radar screen. 2013 is starting out to be a good year for some steelmakers, specifically those with U.S. or Chinese ...
Insight: US government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm
Fighting the flu may soon get easier. As early as next year, more modern and more effective vaccines will hit the market, thanks to investments by the U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies. And even bigger scientific advances are expected in the ...
Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift ...
Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift ...
Unions hire investment bank in Hostess liquidation
The union and the pension fund representing Hostess Brands Inc. workers hired investment bank Gordian Group in connection with the bankruptcy of the maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread. The New York-based banking firm was selected in part for its ...
Charter schools the right investment
As the pastor at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit -- and as a member of the Bridgeport Board of Education -- I found the Connecticut Post's recent editorial "Wrong way to spend education dollars," Jan. 14) to be misleading and insulting to those of us ...
Crowdfunding can change the investment status quo
This is a guest post by Bill Bricker, a Big Data sales specialist with IBM. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that his children would “one day live in a nation where they would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their ...
RBS Considering Splitting Its Investment Bank Into Two Divisions - Source
The split could happen if John Hourican, the head of RBS's investment bank, leaves the partly state-owned bank when it settles with the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority over allegations that it attempted to rig several rates, including the London ...
SAC Misses Out on Big Investment
SAC Capital Advisors late last year lost a potential investment from a Japanese bank that could have landed the hedge-fund giant hundreds of millions of dollars to manage, a setback for a firm under siege from government investigators and facing ...
Savings Bonds go virtual, but return on investment drops
MINNEAPOLIS - The savings bond has a storied past in the United States. Backed by the government, it's one of the most guaranteed investments. For those not in the know, this is how a savings bond used to work. A person could walk into any bank and ...
Foreign Direct Investment in Indonesia Hits New High
JAKARTA, Indonesia--Foreign direct investment in Indonesia reached a new quarterly high in the last three months of 2012 as a growing middle class attracted companies to the Southeast Asian economic powerhouse, further solidifying its position among ...
Stenham Strengthens Investment Team
Stenham Asset Management has made two new investment team hires. Akshay Krishnan, has joined the firm as senior research analyst, with responsibility for Global Macro strategies across the range of Stenham funds. Rishi Patel has joined as a senior ...
Germany Urges EU to Promote Institutional Investment in Energy
Germany Urges EU to Promote Institutional Investment in Energy. By Stefan Nicola - 2013-01-22T10:51:46Z. The European Union must make it easier for institutional investors such as insurers to finance energy infrastructure in the bloc, German Economy ...
Trump: Europe is terrific place for investment
He is the Chairman and President of The Trump Organization. In this article, Trump discusses solutions to the global financial crisis and Europe as an investment opportunity. (CNN) -- What has been made clear by current events and financial upheavals ...
Pension, Gas Investment Boost Perry's Income
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, made a little more than $300,000 in 2011, getting a pay boost over the previous year thanks to his new state pension benefit and the sale of an interest in North Texas gas wells, tax records show. The couple ...
UPDATE 1-UBS hires private banker as investment bank COO
"Andre's experience from investment banking, wealth management and corporate centre, as well as his international perspective, is a major asset as we seek to reposition ourselves," UBS said in a memorandum seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Zurich-based ...
WEF to Be Used to Promote Investment in SA, Africa
Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma will use the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, as a platform to call for the world's top economies and business to invest in South Africa's and Africa's infrastructural projects for the long term ...
Facebook Pages Are a Bad Investment for Small Businesses
In my last four posts I've shared some of the lessons that I've learned from helping set up lullubee.com, a new business that makes and markets kits for making crafts. After we launched the site and figured out how to take orders and ship products, the ...
Only 29% of investment bankers think new rules have boosted IPOs
WASHINGTON -- Only about three out of ten investment bankers think new federal rules intended to encourage startups have led to more initial public offerings, according to poll results released Tuesday. The findings from BDO, an accounting and ...
Paradis Says Canada Must Close Research Investment Gap
By Andrew Mayeda - 2013-01-22T16:52:50Z. Canadian Industry Minister Christian Paradis said the federal government must address the country's laggard status among developed economies in terms of private investment in research. Canada ranks below ...
Yusko Out as Investment Chief at Endowment Fund
Mark Yusko, the former endowment head at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been removed from his post at an investment fund he helped start months after the fund blocked investors from pulling their money, according to a person ...
Microsoft May Avoid Repatriation on Any Dell Investment
Microsoft Corp. may be able to deploy foreign cash to help finance a buyout of U.S. computer maker Dell Inc. without triggering repatriation taxes. According to tax and accounting specialist Robert Willens, Microsoft could exploit an exception in the ...
SBA Signs Its First Venture Capital Fund to New Investment Program
While many small businesses are waiting for the federal government to write rules for so-called equity crowdfunding, the Obama administration is moving forward with another effort to funnel investment capital to start-ups. Last week, the Small Business ...
BaFin President: Europe's Proposed Investment Bank Ring-Fencing Has Limits
Europe's proposed ring-fencing of banks' risky investment-banking operations from client-driven business is a "good approach" but has its limits, as the mere structural separation "won't be enough to fight systemic risks," the president of Germany's ...
Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Tuesday, shares of Apollo Investment Corporation (NASD: AINV) were yielding above the 9% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.80), with the stock changing ...
Ikea to Double Renewable Energy Investment to $4 Billion by 2015
Ikea Group, the world's biggest furniture retailer, will double its investment in renewable energy to $4 billion by 2020 as part of a drive to reduce costs as cash-strapped consumers become more price sensitive. The additional spending on projects such ...
Lazard Hires Ex-Head of Nomura Investment Bank Bhattal
Lazard has hired the investment banker who attempted to transform Nomura's Asia investment banking business into a global powerhouse. Jesse Bhattal, the former head of Lehman Brothers in Asia, is joining Lazard as a senior adviser, the New York bank ...
Taiwan to ask China for more investment quotas
The Chinese quotas for Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investment (RQFII) and QFII allow foreign investors to use offshore yuan to buy mainland securities. Chairman Guo Shuqing of the China Securities Regulatory Commission is set to visit ...
Lloyds Banking Group cuts 940 jobs, Barclays investment bank under review
LONDON — Part-nationalized Lloyds Banking Group says it is eliminating 940 jobs in a continuing reduction of its payroll. Lloyds announced Wednesday that it hopes to redeploy affected employees and not resort to redundancy, but a union representing ...
Microsoft May Strain PC Partnerships on Dell Investment
An investment would shore up a partner and help Microsoft gain influence in business computing as it loses ground with consumers gravitating toward competing tablets and smartphones. PC makers also may fret that the arrangement will give Dell an ...
Why an Investment Process is Critical
In the investment world the disclaimer “past performance is no guarantee of future performance” is often used, with good reason. If we apply this to the world of mutual funds any number of factors can come into play. I and many other advisers have ...
Investment firms plan to team up on Hostess bid
C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. said it plans to bid for the cakes business of bankrupt Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. with Apollo Global Management. “We continue to be very engaged in the bidding process,” said Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the ...
Singapore Airlines Steps Up Investment
Singapore Airlines Steps Up Investment. Article; Stock Quotes; Comments. more in Asia | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ». smaller; Larger. By GAURAV RAGHUVANSHI. SINGAPORE—Singapore Airlines Ltd. plans to raise its capital expenditure by 67% over ...
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China investment banks hunker down as regulator shuts IPO tap
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese investment banks are carrying out their biggest layoffs and bonus cuts since the financial crisis as they brace for further profit declines, hit by an ongoing drought in initial public offerings in China that ...