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2013 Investment Property Sales Well Below 2012 Levels
The first quarter of 2013 saw investment sales activity slow down, leaving many in the industry unhappy and frustrated. However, we were all feeling great in 2011—and that year's pace is what 2013 resembles so far. As we anticipated at the end of 2012 ...
Durable goods fall dramatically as investment plans slow down
Still, economists expect business investment contributed to economic growth in the January-March quarter. The economy likely grew at a healthy 3.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter, up from only a 0.4 percent rate in the fourth quarter. The ...
All-In-One E-Commerce Solution FastSpring Takes Its First Outside Investment ...
All-In-One E-Commerce Solution FastSpring Takes Its First Outside Investment ...
UPDATE 3-Barclays investment banking shines as overhaul costs hurt
Investment bank income up 11 percent. * Restructuring costs leave Q1 profit down a quarter on year. * CEO says Barclays on track to meet cost cutting target. * Bank says good start to the year continued into Q2. * Shares down 1 pct after rise to 6-week ...
Barclays investment banking shines as overhaul costs hurt
The investment bank arm made a profit of 1.3 billion pounds by keeping revenues steady and cutting costs. Its income rose 1 percent to 3.5 billion pounds, higher than the 3.3 billion expected by analysts. Growth in equities and advisory offset a fall ...
PRECIOUS-Gold rises but outlook clouded by lower investment
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BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its ...
BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its ...
Evercore Swings to 1st-Quarter Profit; Investment Banking Revenue Rises
Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR) swung to a first-quarter profit as its investment-banking revenue climbed 55% from a year ago and company executives expressed a more optimistic view of the merger-and-acquisition market than its rivals. The boutique's ...
First Solar surges to new high
First Solar led a rally after a report showed demand rising in a key market. Solar stocks are back in vogue. Shares of First Solar (FSLR) soared nearly 11% to a new 52-week high early Wednesday, and other solar stock were quick to follow. Shares of ...
Aflac Net Up 14%, Helped by Investment Gains
Aflac Inc.'s (AFL) first-quarter earnings rose 14% as the insurer benefited from investment gains, though core earnings and revenue declined, hurt by currency impacts. For the second quarter, the company projected operating earnings of $1.41 to $1.56 a ...
Trade, Investment Seen Dominating Argentina, Brazil Presidential Summit
The leaders of Brazil and Argentina are scheduled to meet in Buenos Aires on Thursday in a summit at which disputes related to trade and investment will likely dominate the agenda. Brazil's emergence as a world power in recent decades has increasingly ...
Malloy's Energy Chief Criticized For Conference Call With Investment Firm ...
Malloy's Energy Chief Criticized For Conference Call With Investment Firm ...
Barclays Swings to a Profit
Chief Executive Antony Jenkins said on Wednesday that the investment-banking unit has "good momentum" and share sales and trading activity were strong in both the U.S. and Asia, where Barclays is shrinking its equities business. Barclays for the first ...
Barclays and Credit Suisse Post Strong Earnings in Investment Banks
Barclays' investment bank benefited from renewed deal activity and a bullish stock market performance in the United States, where it now generates around 50 percent of its revenue. For example, the bank is advising Dish Network on its proposed $25.5 ...
German firms eye investment in crisis-battered euro states
Once that discussion ended, investment returned." German firms are buying up strong competitors, clients or suppliers at a time when those companies are struggling to stay afloat through years of recession in their home markets and as shaky banks ...
Citigroup Names Christopher Laskowski Hong Kong Head of Corporate ...
Citigroup Names Christopher Laskowski Hong Kong Head of Corporate ...
Olam to Cut Debt, Slow Investment Pace
Olam will reduce its proposed investment over the next three years by between 1 billion to 1.2 billion Singapore dollars, the company said in a statement after a "strategy review" exercise announced last month. It will also scale down operations in ...
Russia's investment appeal 2nd lowest- report
The appeal of investing in Russian markets is waning, ranking second-lowest among the top 2013 investment markets, according to a panel of 730 world-wide investors questioned in an Economist Intelligence Unit survey. In the top investment markets, only ...
China Life's First-Quarter Profit Rises on Investment Returns
China Life wrote off investment losses last year and positioned itself to book profits from any rebounds in the Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP), according to Guotai Junan Securities Co. The index entered a bull market on January 29 after surging 20 ...
Limit Your Investment In Gold and Silver To Less Than 3% of your Portfolio
I receive a number of media requests each day and it is interesting to watch the trends. One of the current trends are questions about physical gold or silver as part of an investment strategy. Gold has a low expected return (about inflation) and a ...
3 Simple Investment Strategies That Deliver Long-Term Riches
In trying to make their money work harder for them, investors often fall for questionable investment strategies that promise to help you get rich quick but usually deliver huge losses. But the smartest ways to reach your money goals don't require you ...
Angel investment in start-ups continues climbing
The average investment amount climbed to $85,435 for 2012, a 20.9 percent jump compared with $70,690 in 2011. Many more female investors were active in 2012, according to the report, with the number of women involved in the sector growing by 12.2 ...
Cleveland names 'investment schools' slated for turnaround
The district is labeling the 13 schools, all of which are rated in Academic Emergency by the state and 10 of which failed to pass even one of the measures the state uses to grade schools, as "investment schools." (See document below.) The district ...
UBS Builds Its Investment Prowess
To get there, Juerg Zeltner, who heads UBS wealth management outside the Americas, says the bank needs to establish a reputation for investment expertise that it didn't need in the past, when the promise of Swiss privacy and discretion was enough to ...
Google "Debt" Trends Strategy Yields 326% Investment Return
Tobias Preis, Helen Susannah Moat and H. Eugene Stanley built an investment strategy around this proposition. Their hypothetical portfolio — constructed based on trends in Google searches for “debt” – earned a 326% return between 2004 and 2011 ...
Japan's Investment Banks Once Ugly Sisters Turn Into Cinderellas
Investment banks are among the first and biggest beneficiaries of Japan's new economic-stimulus policies, known as Abenomics. Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came into office in December with a plan to end more than a decade of deflation, banks' ...
Hon Hai to go slow with Indonesia investment
Another unnamed source also said any retail or manufacturing investment plans will have to depend on the conditions offered by the government. One precondition is a memorandum of understanding with the local government needs to be signed, detailing ...
JCP, well played
Soros's investment in the troubled department-store chain caught many off guard as, sources said, the tycoon took back millions of dollars that he had invested in Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management fund within the past year. Reached yesterday ...
Nomura Profit Triples to 7-Year High on Investment Banking (2)
Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604)'s quarterly profit more than tripled to the highest in seven years, beating analysts' estimates as investment banking fees and brokerage commissions surged. Net income rose to 82.4 billion yen ($835 million) for the three ...
Japan Investment Banks Once Ugly Sisters Become Cinderellas (3)
Investment banks are already enjoying rising brokerage-fee income as the Abe-driven stock market rally increases trading. Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604), Japan's biggest securities firm, today reported the highest quarterly profit in seven years, beating ...
Ping an Insurance 1Q Net Profit Rises 22% on Higher Premium, Investment ...
Ping an Insurance 1Q Net Profit Rises 22% on Higher Premium, Investment ...
Investment Firm Founder Charged with Trying to Defraud NBA Union
NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - The founder and managing director of Prim Capital Corporation has been charged with attempting to defraud the National Basketball Association players' union out of $3 million with a bogus contract, federal prosecutors in ...
13.3% Dividend Payer Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Is Playing Prepayments ...
13.3% Dividend Payer Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Is Playing Prepayments ...
The Global Guru: Three 'Can't Lose' Investment Bubbles that Just Popped
Although Schopenhauer wasn't thinking about investing per se, you can still say the same about “can't lose” investment themes of the day. Advocates of the hot investment themes have an almost religious zeal and commitment to their cause. Dare to ...
Ping An Profit Rises as Investment Returns, Banking Income Climb
China Life reported on April 25 a 79 percent jump in profit for the first quarter as investment returns increased and impairments dropped 89 percent. Smaller China Pacific Insurance Group Co. on April 24 reported a 241 percent jump in net income for ...
Amazon Led LivingSocial's Last Round With A $56M Investment; Daily Deals ...
Amazon Led LivingSocial's Last Round With A $56M Investment; Daily Deals ...
Overview Of The New 3.8% Investment Income Tax, Part 1
Beginning January 1, 2013, Obamacare – through the enactment of Section 1411 — will impose upon certain high earners a brand spankin' new 3.8% tax on their “net investment income.” This additional tax has been the source of much confusion and ...
Investment accounts for kids
The basic issue with investment accounts for children is that, generally, individuals under the age of majority, which, depending on the state, is either age 18 or age 21, are not permitted to directly own certain types of financial accounts. But there ...
Trouble With Your Investment Portfolio? Google It!
In the stock market, there are countless strategies for making a buck. Some investors like to focus on the fundamentals of the companies they invest in — poring over financial statements to figure out which firms are over- or under-valued. Others ...
Schaeuble Says Germany to Help Spain With Joint Investment Plan
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he plans to set up a joint program with Spain to spur investment in Spanish companies, helping Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government to overcome recession and record unemployment. Schaeuble ...
Company's $5.5 million investment in Belmont Mill gets $900000 tax break
Belmont Engineering Plastics plans to make a $5.5 million investment in the property, and add up to 62 jobs over three years. The company, created earlier this year, currently has 50 employees. The incentive through the Michigan Business Development ...
Five Bearish Investment Options to Browse
Fortunately, those who think stocks are ready to fall in price have some good investment options for riding out bad markets and prospering in good markets. They can turn to high-quality defensive stocks or corporate bonds to build a relatively safe ...
Are You Ready for the New Investment Tax?
It's time to grapple with the new 3.8% tax on investment income. The ordeal of 2012 taxes is barely over. But it isn't too early to understand and cushion the blow of the investment-income levy, which Congress passed in 2010 to help fund the health ...
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. Reports Results For First Quarter 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: DHIL) today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company plans to file its Form 10-Q on Friday, May 3, 2013 ...
Warren Buffett checks in on his Coke investment - USA Today
No matter how wealthy and successful you become, it is always a good idea to review the basics of the business world. Case in point: One of the world's most well-known investors decided to give a brief lesson to the chief executive officer of an ...
What's Your Investment Strategy? - The Motley Fool
Value investing: This investment strategy involves seeking out stocks that offer a meaningful margin of safety, by being undervalued -- ideally, trying to buy a dollar for 50 cents. Value investors will typically study the fundamentals of a company ...
David Moon: Investment company research reports are mere puffery
On April 16, investment bank Jefferies lowered its price target on Apple stock to $420 per share. The shares were trading at $419 at the time. Seven months earlier, when the stock was trading at $673, Jefferies forecast the shares at $900. Nothing had ...
Payoff for investment in preschool is huge
Research is clear ... make an investment now or pay to fix education gaps later, in a much bigger way. Statistics show that $1 invested in pre-K education yields $5 in future benefits of that education.” Our local United Way has been leading the charge ...
Packers trying to protect investment
GREEN BAY — Seemingly determined to protect its biggest investment, the Green Bay Packers gave quarterback Aaron Rodgers some help Saturday. The Packers, who signed Rodgers to a five-year contract extension on Friday, used their first two picks on ...
Abbott Is A Solid Long-Term Investment
At the start of the year, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) completed its separation with the research based pharmaceutical business into a separate publicly traded company, called AbbVie Inc. (ABBV). The spinoff clearly separated the business into two bodies ...