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International investment firm to buy 1000 South Florida homes
International investment firm Colony Capital plans to buy an estimated 1,000 South Florida homes to rehabilitate and rent, a relatively new business model for large investors that is attracting several companies to the Sunshine State. The privately ...
China's debt and investment slow down: James Saft
The growth of debt and of fixed investment into things like houses and factories in China has been spectacular but very unusual for an economy as big and as developed. Between 2002 and 2011 fixed investment grew by 13.5 percent a year, much higher ...
Condé Nast International Leads $20M Investment in farfetch
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Condé Nast International has led a $20m investment in farfetch – www.farfetch.com -, the world's leading e-commerce marketplace for independent fashion boutiques; it was announced today by Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman ...
Jaguar Land Rover Increasing Engine Plant Investment
NEW DELHI--JaguarLand Rover PLC, the luxury car unit of Tata Motors Ltd., will augment its investment in a U.K. engine manufacturing center by 145 million pounds ($219 million) by 2015 and double its headcount at the facility from the previously ...
CleanTech Investment: Angels and Demons
Angel investors play an important role in early-stage investment because they, along with government, operate within the “technological valley of death” that exists between R&D and proof of concept. Angels generally like to see a proof of concept ...
Pace of Transmission Investment Soars at Private Utilities
The Edison Electric Institute, which released the numbers for 2013 investment forecasts as part of its seventh annual Transmission Projects: At A Glance report, said the money represents a commitment by its members to reliability. The widespread and ...
BRIEF-MGIC Investment shares jump in premarket
Related Topics. Stocks » · Markets » · Financials ». NEW YORK, March 5 | Tue Mar 5, 2013 8:39am EST. NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - MGIC Investment Corp : * Jumps 11.5 percent to $4.66 in premarket. Stocks · Markets · Financials ...
Kansas Bioscience Authority awarding $375000 investment
The Kansas Bioscience Authority's executive committee has approved making a $375,000 investment in Novita Therapeutics, an Olathe company that develops medical devices. Staff Wichita Business Journal. The Kansas Bioscience Authority's executive ...
High-Energy Physics Is Still a Worthwhile Investment
Since the 1970s, the fraction of the U.S. gross domestic product dedicated to research in the physical sciences has been cut in half. Beyond bombs and indulgence of scientific curiosity, there are practical uses for particle physics in advancing health ...
Price Wars Heat Up Investment World
Price wars have been escalating across the investment world and that means consumers benefit from these competitive dynamics as prices decline. In the ETF marketplace, BlackRock recently slashed fees on many of its funds in response to market share ...
Goldman Brazil Investment-Bank Chairman Wainstein Said to Leave
He was appointed chairman of Brazil investment banking in April 2012, when Antonio Pereira and Fabio Bicudo were named co-chief operating officers. The bank ranked sixth in equity underwriting in Brazil last year, with $732 million in transactions ...
Oakwood Homes gets $100M investment from North Carolina firm
Charlotte, N.C.-based MREC, the residential real estate investment arm of Mountain Real Estate Group — describes the deal as a “strategic partnership.” MREC has 11 similar partnerships in 15 states. Denver-based Oakwood's holdings include 7,100 home ...
MGIC Investment Corp. to sell shares, $350 million in notes to boost capital
Seeking to bolster its capital after years of losses from the foreclosure crisis, mortgage insurer MGIC Investment Corp. said Tuesday it is selling 135 million common shares and $350 million in convertible notes. At Tuesday's closing price of $5.34 a ...
Former Fresno Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors of More ...
Former Fresno Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors of More ...
Bullish Oil Outlook Fuels Investment Splurge
Cheap debt and the ready availability of alternative funding from private equity, sovereign wealth funds and others have fed the industry's voracious appetite for investment in new projects, with capital spending on upstream projects to explore and ...
Investment Group & Financial Adviser Recommend Taking It Slow & Steady
DENVER (CBS4) – The recent good news from the stock market is also good news for anybody who owns stocks or has a 401k retirement plan. But 4 On Your Side Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll wanted to know if now is the time to lock in those gains by ...
Beats Electronics Gets Funding to Spin Out Daisy Music Service
Beats Electronics LLC, maker of the popular headphones, received a $60 million investment led by billionaire Len Blavatnik and will use the money to invest in its planned Daisy music streaming service. Beats, founded by music producer Jimmy Iovine and ...
AIG to Start Loan Investment Unit as Housing Rebounds
AIG has boosted investment in U.S. property markets less than five years after real-estate wagers forced the government to rescue the insurer, once the world's largest. The Fed had to step in after AIG sold derivatives to banks protecting them against ...
China Weighs Risks to $50 Billion Investment After Chavez
Chinese firms are assessing the risk that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death poses to investments worth at least $50 billion, after 14 years of closer ties between the two countries. China Development Bank Corp., which has lent Venezuela more ...
India Approves AirAsia's Airline Investment Plan
The proposal was approved at a meeting of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram told reporters. The FIPB is a panel of officials which vets foreign investment proposals. Mr. Mayaram is its chairman. AirAsia ...
BRIEF-MGIC Investment up in premarket; to offer shares, senior notes
Related Topics. Stocks » · Markets ». NEW YORK, March 6 | Wed Mar 6, 2013 7:47am EST. NEW YORK, March 6 (Reuters) - MGIC Investment Corp : * Up 5.8 percent to $5.65 in premarket; to offer shares, senior notes to boost capiatl reserves. Stocks ...
Factory orders that signal investment surge
Factory orders that signal investment surge. WASHINGTON U.S. orders for machinery and other factory goods that signal business investment surged in January, indicating confidence in the economy. The Commerce Department said Wednesday orders for ...
The Greatest Return of Investment Is Investing in the Mindsets of the Future ...
The Greatest Return of Investment Is Investing in the Mindsets of the Future ...
Bad timing? Investors yanked $1.1B from stocks
According to the latest data from the Investment Company Institute, investors pulled $1.13 billion from U.S. stock mutual funds during the week ended Feb. 27. That's the first time investors took money out of stocks this year, and it came just days ...
Goldman Sachs Names New Heads for Investment Banking in Brazil
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) confirmed Wednesday it has selected Fabio Bicudo and Antonio Pereira to become co-heads of its investment banking division in Brazil. The bankers, who were co-chief operating officers of the firm's investment banking ...
Dallas real estate investment fund Velocis raises more dollars for buys
Dallas-based real estate investor Velocis Fund said Wednesday that it has taken in an additional $40 million in capital commitments since December. The commercial real estate fund now has more than $197 million of assets under management. “We are well ...
Onex, CPP investment board explore sale of Denver's Gates Corp.
Gates is housed within Tomkins Ltd., which was acquired by Toronto-based private-equity firm Onex Corp. and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a 2010 leveraged buyout. The acquisition valued London-based Tomkins at roughly $5 billion, ...
Samsung's investment in Sharp could prick Apple
Samsung's investment in Sharp could prick Apple. While the Korean electronics giant says it's not going to intervene in Sharp's business management, it could end up with early insight into new tech and influence future products. And that could be a ...
Mitt Romney joins son's investment firm, Solamere
Mitt Romney has returned to the private sector, taking on a role at an investment firm run by his son Tagg. Winner of the New Hampshire primary Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hugs his son,Tagg. Tagg Romney with his parents after the New ...
Blavatnik's Investment In Beats' Music Service Signals Major Change
But it sames safe to assume that between Blavatnik's investment and Universal's existing stake, the majors are at least as heavily invested in Daisy as they are in Spotify, and probably more so. That could have interesting implications the next time ...
JEFFREY GUNDLACH'S RULE OF INVESTMENT RISK
"This is what I call Gundlach's Rule of Investment Risk. If you run things and you try to get them very smooth, without ever any downside, you're trying essentially to eliminate the frequency of problems. I believe the frequency of problems times the ...
China Banks, Insurers Given RQFII Access in Program Expansion
Chinese regulators expanded a program allowing institutions to raise yuan offshore for investment in the mainland, a step that moves the nation closer to a freely traded currency and may bolster confidence in the stock market. Financial institutions ...
Public entities singing the blues over low investment yields
It takes money to make money, the saying goes, but cities and counties flush with tax revenue continue to face a bleak investment outlook even as the stock market has soared. Bexar County's portfolio earned $419,381 in the last quarter of 2012, which ...
Viewpoints: Investment needed in new low-carbon fuel
The lack of support for clean renewable biofuels in the financial markets is exacerbated by doubt injected by the oil industry's efforts to cancel or dramatically roll back clean air standards, scaring off investment in commercializing these production ...
Goldman hires Morgan Stanley's Asia investment banking head
Richdale's appointment comes at a time when investment banks like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are struggling to recapture the fee levels they earned in Asia in the past, as the region's high level of economic growth is tempered by a dwindling flow ...
Mongolia to Ease Investment Limit Amid Rio Tinto Dispute
Mongolia will ease limits on foreign investment that requires parliamentary approval even as it restricts overseas ownership in industries such as mining amid a dispute with Rio Tinto Group. The threshold will be raised to 1 trillion tugrik ($715 ...
Why Egypt's Survival Depends on Western Investment
Finance Weber notes that over the last six months, $5 billion in foreign investment has left Egypt. In a letter to President Morsi, E.U. ambassadors to Egypt cited a "deteriorating business environment" and uncertainty in "legal, contractual and policy ...
Central Missouri University to launch student-managed investment fund
Directors of the University of Central Missouri Foundation in Warrensburg have approved funding of $500,000 for a new student-managed investment program through the school's Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies.The funds, which will ...
Goldman Poaches Morgan Stanley's Asia Pacific Head of Investment Banking
At Goldman, Mrs. Richdale, 45 years old, will be head of investment-banking services for Asia excluding Japan, where she will be responsible for building relationships with clients, including all of China, according to a memo circulated among Goldman ...
48: Transatlantic trade & investment partnership with EU
State of the Union pledge. "Tonight, I'm announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment partnership with the European Union." FULL COVERAGE: Tracking 66 State of the Union proposals. Background ...
Lawmakers question state's investment in bioscience
Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, the ranking members of the committee, questioned the large investment at a time when the state continues to lose jobs. "What concerns me is that over the last two years and what it looks like for the next year or so, or ...
UPDATE 2-Uruguay lands third major investment-grade rating
NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - Uruguay landed its third major investment-grade debt rating on Thursday as Fitch became the last of the largest rating agencies to give the South American nation its seal of approval. Fitch raised Uruguay to BBB-minus from ...
The Investment Case For Indonesia
It didn't try to make an investment case, but its report stands out as an example of why Indonesia is going more mainstream for emerging market investors. The consumer drives these markets. And, if BCG has it right, Indonesia's consumers will continue ...
Senate confirms ex-lawmaker on investment board
SANTA FE — Lawmakers have endorsed a former colleague to continue serving on a board overseeing New Mexico's endowment funds and other investments valued at nearly $17 billion. Las Cruces businessman Leonard Lee Rawson was unanimously ...
Year Of The Snake Investment Guide: Bigger TV Screens, Data Bulge Ahead
(Note: This is a guest post by Lee Meyer, the CEO of Global Technology Investor of New York.) Like a snake lying in wait, earnings growth for the tech sector in the Year of the Snake is going to strike where the market least expects it. The year 2012 ...
$100M investment in Prospect Global called off
Prospect Global Resources Inc. disclosed Thursday evening it won't be receiving a $100 million investment from New York-based Apollo Global Management LLC. The two companies announced in October that Apollo Global (NYSE: APO) would be investing ...
Seeking Opportunity: Creating A Plan Of Investment Action
Last Monday during a long interview on CNBC, billionaire and Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Warren Buffett, said that stocks are still historically cheap, but not as cheap as they were four years ago. This was his response to a question regarding the best ...
Why The Best Investment In Salesforce Is None At All
However, we believe that the best investment in Salesforce is no investment at all. Salesforce critics who argue that the stock must be shorted have, in a quest to prove their indignation with the company, lost sight of one of the (if not the) most ...
China Commerce Minister seeks clearer US investment guide
U.S. treasury officials have sought to include information on CFIUS in regular meetings with Chinese officials, in the hopes that China will adopt some CFIUS features for its new national security review, particularly setting deadlines to respond to ...
Italy's Cannata: Investment in Low-Yielding Government Bonds Not Sustainable
"Because now, after two years of investing massively in a very low yield, this cannot continue for a long time, because there is no way with this investment policy to satisfy the customer, to pay pensions from pension funds, for the insurance, and so ...