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India to Ease Foreign Investment Rules in Bonds
While there has always been a rush for investment in government bonds and corporate bonds, the sub-limits and restrictions had resulted in a situation where very little was money was flowing into the long-term bonds of infrastructure companies, where ...
Regional investment system would smooth out MENA political turbulence: analyst
“To date, the GCC has pledged USD 45B in assistance to the rest of the MENA region through budget support, disbursements to regional central banks, debt purchasing and planned private sector investment. For example, GCC transfers to Egypt following the ...
Blockbuster's ailing UK stores sold to investment firm
LONDON (Reuters) - Blockbuster's chain of film and computer game rental shops in Britain has been sold to an investment firm, two months after the struggling retailer went into a form of bankruptcy protection, administrators said on Saturday. Deloitte ...
Investment Trends Playing it too safe may cost investors big returns ...
Investment Trends Playing it too safe may cost investors big returns ...
How Comcast's $4.4B Investment In The Olympics Will Pay Off Big-Time
Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said Thursday that Comcast doesn't expect to make a giant profit from the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but defended its heavy spending to acquire rights to additional Olympic telecasts. “I am so glad we stomached ...
India's Second Richest Man Says India Not Top Investment Priority
The Economic Times of India reported on Saturday that Mittal told journalists on the sidelines of an Indian Institute of Management conference that, “India is not in my top priority for investment. It is top priority as a country, but not a top ...
Verizon Communications: A Solid Long-Term Investment
Verizon Communications (VZ) is one of the two largest communications services providers in the country. The company has grown substantially due to the impressive performance of its wireless segment, Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is probably the ...
Solving The R&D Investment Dilemma With Project Funding: Mark Kessel
Mark Kessel, co-founder and partner at private equity firm Symphony Capital LLC, has developed an investment technique that funds promising biotech companies without exposure to all the losses built into a startup model. In this interview with The Life ...
Big Investment Pays Off for Gooding Dairy Family
It was a hefty investment — $244,000 — but the Ballards are seeing results. Other dairy farmers can do the same, Steve Ballard said, noting implementing new technology didn't come easy and the planning process took a while. “We were going to do ...
Foreign investment into Vietnam up 7 pct in first quarter
HANOI, March 24 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment inflows into Vietnam reached $2.7 billion in the first quarter of this year, up 7.1 percent from the same period in 2012, a government agency said. New investment pledges in the January-March period ...
Blockbuster UK sold to investment firm, half its stores to close
Blockbuster UK sold to investment firm, half its stores to close. By David Pierce on March 24, 2013 11:00 am @piercedavid 6Comments. Don't miss any stories Follow The Verge. Follow. blockbuster. A little more than two months after Blockbuster announced ...
Wine: An alternative investment that you can experience first hand
The Financial Times points out that the alternative investment trend has heightened as returns from equities, in particular, have stalled and concerns over the stability of the world financial systems have grown. “The traditional buyers of such assets ...
Ecosystem Investment Partners terminates agreement to purchase 435 acres of ...
Ecosystem Investment Partners terminates agreement to purchase 435 acres of ...
overseas investment-rise
According to the report by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the on-year growth rate of overseas direct investment by local firms averaged 17.2 percent between 2003 and 2012, with their local investments increasing at an annual average ...
Malaysian Investment Firm Catcha Sets Aside $150M For Asean Startups
Catcha Group, a Malaysia-based investment firm has announced it will invest up to $150 million in Asean-based online businesses over the next five years. The funds will come both from the top as well as through the Catcha Group's subsidiaries. The ...
Outsourced Chief Investment Offices Gain Traction with Institutional Investors
Everyone from former endowment CIOs to asset managers is hanging out a shingle as an outsourced chief investment office. As endowments, pension funds and other institutions take advantage of OCIO services, this growing market will consolidate, experts ...
Investment manager Schroders buys Cazenove Capital
British investment manager Schroders on Monday said it had agreed to buy smaller rival Cazenove Capital Holdings for £424 million ($647 million, 496 million euros). "This transaction creates a leading, independent Private Banking and Wealth Management ...
ArcelorMittal: Medium-Term Trade And Long-Term Investment
Shares of steel giant ArcelorMittal (MT) closed at $13.55 on Friday, March 22, 2013. The stock is now down 20% in the past 3 months. It's down a jaw-dropping 88% since its highs above $100/share in June 2008. This is due to a confluence of factors, not ...
Cairn India plans $2 bn investment, shares rise
"In the next couple of years we are looking at around $2 billion investment. In the next five years, we are looking to drill at least 500 wells a year," Cairn India board member P. Elango told reporters at the weekend. Cairn said it is aiming to use ...
Uganda Government: Investment in Oil Exploration Hits $1.7 Billion
KAMPALA, Uganda--Investment in oil exploration activities in Uganda's Lake Albertine Rift basin has reached at least $1.7 billion as oil companies continue efforts to determine the exact size of the East African nation's crude reserves, Uganda's energy ...
VTB Capital First Russian Investment Bank in Domestic Bond Offering
VTB Capital's New York office was opened in April 2012 and has become the main hub for the development of the company's investment business in the region. VTB Capital took top spots at the Dealogic FY 2012 league tables, leading in DCM rankings ...
Wisconsin investment board gives $8M in bonuses
MADISON — Wisconsin's pension fund managers were given more than $8 million in bonuses as a reward for strong investment returns, nearly double what they received last year, according to records released to The Associated Press. The bonuses come ...
Titan Pharmaceutical: An Enticing Investment Opportunity
On March 21, 2013, a FDA advisory committee voted to recommend approval of Titan Pharmaceuticals' (TTNP.OB) "Probuphine" for the treatment of opioid addiction. Probuphine is Titan's novel sub-dermal implant formulation designed using its ProNeura ...
The best investment strategy may be random
There is no shortage of investment strategists who declare that their approach is the best one. But a new study suggests that a random strategy might be just as good as any other. A study at Cornell University recently hypothesized that because ...
Brics Investment in Own Bloc Is Limited, Report Shows
DURBAN, South Africa—Investment among Brics countries remains marginal even as they increase their share of global investment flows, despite the buzz about burgeoning commercial ties between big emerging economies, a report by the United Nations ...
Boston Celtics owner launching investment platform
FORTUNE -- Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck is in talks to launch a venture capital platform focused on sports and sports media-related companies, Fortune has learned. Grousbeck's partners would include: Mark Wan, a managing director with ...
Is A PPC Campaign A Good Investment for SEO Firms?
Is A PPC Campaign A Good Investment for SEO Firms? Posted on March 25, 2013 by Nick Stamoulis | 1 comment. I was in the middle of balancing my SEO firm's online marketing budget for 2013 when I realized that, over the course of 7 years my company ...
Schumer promotes change to job training investment
PATTERSON — Business and education executives joined Sen. Charles Schumer Monday to support changing how job training programs are funded. The Workforce Investment Act would direct money to community college programs that teach skills needed ...
Insights into Islamic Investment Management from a CFA Charterholder in Pakistan
To gather insights into Islamic investment management from experienced CFA charterholders from different countries, we will be conducting a series of interviews. In the first interview of this series, we discuss Islamic investment management with ...
URGENT ¥¥¥ Sharp says investment from Taiwan's Hon Hai off the table
Sharp said Tuesday that a capital injection from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision was off the table, as the deadline passed for a deal seen as crucial for the troubled Japanese electronics giant. Last year, Sharp announced an investment agreement then valued ...
NJ study shows preschool is a smart investment: Editorial - The Star-Ledger
So in the eyes of critics, it's a pointless investment. But not so fast. Before we throw up our hands and renounce preschool as an extravagant sham, consider the counterarguments. Let's begin with Head Start. Yes, test-score gains are fleeting, experts ...
Sharp says no investment deal with Taiwan's Hon Hai
The deadline for a crucial capital injection in Sharp from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision lapsed Tuesday without any deal, with the struggling Japanese electronics giant citing regulatory hurdles. Last year, Sharp announced an investment agreement then ...
Jan Kantor: How to maximize your investment in workplace technology
NAPLES — The definition of getting the most from your workplace technology is paying as little as possible for your technology and then getting the maximum return on your investment. There are a lot of ways that you can get the most from your ...
Most foreign investment in BRICs isn't foreign at all—it's tycoons using tax ...
Most foreign investment in BRICs isn't foreign at all—it's tycoons using tax ...
Business investment orders drop in February
WASHINGTON U.S. orders for long-lasting goods that signal business investment plans fell in February by the largest amount in seven months, although the decline followed a strong month in January and may prove to be a temporary setback. The Commerce ...
2 California men convicted in $142m investment scam
A Riverside County man and his mother have been convicted for their role in a $142 million investment scam that cost some people their homes and life's savings. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Hendrix Montecastro was convicted Monday of hundreds ...
JMP Group Adds Jeffrey Porphy to Investment Banking Division
JMP Group, a San Francisco-based investment bank and asset management firm, has appointed Jeffrey Porphy as a managing director. Porphy, who will focus on M&A and serve as head of financial sponsors coverage, comes to JMP from Cowen & Co., ...
Wyoming state investment chief charged with insider trading
FORTUNE -- John Johnson, the chief investment officer for the $6.5 billion Wyoming Retirement System, today was charged by the Securities & Exchange Commission with participating in a $29 million insider trading scheme. Two other men also were ...
Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust Becomes Oversold
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust (Toronto: PMZ-UN) entered into oversold territory, hitting an RSI reading of 26.6, after changing hands as low as $26.65 per share. By comparison, the current RSI reading of ...
An Investor Adjusts His Ambitions
For many observers of the arcane world of commercial real estate investment, Scott Lawlor became a tarnished emblem for the aggressive investors who poured other people's money into major office buildings at the height of the market, driving values ...
US Draws Greater Foreign Investment
America's "international investment position" in 2012--how much the value of foreign investments in the U.S. exceeded U.S. investments abroad--jumped to $4.7 trillion in the middle of last year before falling to $4.4 trillion by year's end, up from $4 ...
The Politics of Neglected Public Investment
The flood of money that has engulfed our political system means that special interests prevail at the expense of the country as a whole. This is nowhere so graphically illustrated as it is with regard to the neglect of public sector investment in both ...
LaSalle Investment Said to Plan Sale of Japanese Warehouses
Nippon Prologis REIT Inc. (3283), a real estate investment trust set up by the world's largest owner of industrial buildings, raised 100.3 billion yen through an initial public offering. The shares, which started to trade on Feb. 14, have risen 48 ...
Wells Fargo Investment Unit Paid Board Member's Son $1.4 Million
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), the most valuable U.S. bank, paid a board member's son about $1.4 million last year for his work in a unit responsible for investing deposits. Scott P. Quigley, 44, received the compensation as a manager in the principal ...
Philippines Wins First Investment Grade as Aquino Spurs Growth
“Funds are already pouring into the Philippines and an investment grade is a further endorsement,” Eugene Leow, a Singapore-based economist at DBS Group Holdings Ltd., said before the report. “It allows a wider pool of investors to buy Philippine ...
Mongolia investment slump pushes govt to move on new rules
Mongolia foreign direct investment down 17 pct in 2012. * Government moves to ease uncertainty on strategic investment. * Minerals law debate deferred to after election. * Cautious optimism around Oyu Tolgoi dispute. By Sonali Paul. MELBOURNE, March ...
Sharp Said to Consider Seeking Investment From Buyout Funds
A deadline for an investment from Foxconn Technology Group expired yesterday without a deal. “Sharp is looking at various measures to raise funds,” spokeswoman Miyuki Nakayama said by phone today, declining to elaborate. Sharp is also trying to ...
France Sells Safran Shares to Fuel Investment Elsewhere
The French government said Tuesday it is selling part of the stake it owns in defense equipment maker Safran SA (SAF.FR) in order to invest elsewhere to help repair areas of the ailing economy. The state is selling 13 million shares in Safran ...
Philippines Gets Investment-Grade Credit Rating
HONG KONG — The Philippines was once the sick man of Asia: badly managed, corrupt and poor. Years of efforts by the government of President Benigno S. Aquino III paid off Wednesday, when the country received, for the first time, an investment-grade ...
China Life Profit Slumps on Investment Losses of Stock Holdings
China Life Insurance Co. (2628), the nation's biggest insurer, said profit slumped for a second consecutive year amid mounting investment losses. Net income fell 40 percent to 11.06 billion yuan ($1.8 billion), or 0.39 yuan a share, from 18.3 billion ...