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Paul B. Farrell
Heading over to Lincoln Center soon to listen to David Einhorn and other hedge-fund titans give their best investment ideas. 10:49 am; by Saumya; Edit; Add a Comment. One of the presentations I'm really looking forward to is the one by bond guru ...
MGM's investment is becoming a concern
City Council President James Ferrera told 22News that he wants MGM to include a minimum investment number for what the developer would spend. Ferrera said there's been some confusion on whether MGM plans to spend less than $800 million, or as ...
Hedge funds bet against Chipotle
Still, Einhorn made a case for why the company is worth more in pieces, or as a converted Real Estate Investment Trust. Posted in: burrito, Chipotle, Chipotle Mexican Grill, david einhorn, hedge funds, Jana Partners, Jeffrey Gundlach, Jim Chanos, taco ...
Sharp Jumps Most in 4 Months After Report on Samsung Investment
Samsung, Asia's biggest electronics maker, may make an additional investment of “several tens of billions of yen,” making it Sharp's biggest shareholder, the Yomiuri reported, without saying where it got the information. Sharp, which last year ...
Rich Chinese look abroad to secure wealth
The search for overseas returns comes as China seeks to retool the investment-driven economy that lifted tens of millions out of poverty and gave rise to a class of ultra-wealthy citizens. The path forward, most analysts agree, requires China to move ...
U.K. Green Investment Bank Funds $987 Million in 5 Months
The U.K. Green Investment Bank said it's committed a total of 635 million pounds ($987 million) to 11 renewable energy and carbon-reduction projects. The value of the deals including private-sector funding is 2.3 billion pounds, meaning every pound has ...
4 Golden Investment Opportunities With Big Yield
Investment opportunities that offer a respectable yield have been increasingly rare of late, particularly with U.S. Treasuries offering less than 2%. While most of the investment opportunities within the gold market are focused on the price of gold ...
Qatar Says Four Companies Consider IPOs Amid Investment Push (1)
Hussein al-Abdulla, a board member of the Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, declined to identify the companies when speaking to reporters in Doha yesterday. The Qatari stock exchange, which includes 42 listings, is around a third the ...
Riding the Real Estate Investment Trust Roller Coaster
1CO2200A0507 This week, Malkin Holdings cleared a major hurdle in its quest to list its portfolio, which includes the Empire State Building, as a $1 billion real estate investment trust. Should the Malkins list in the near future, they'll be doing so ...
American investment banks dominate global finance once more. That's not ...
American investment banks dominate global finance once more. That's not ...
Brazil Miner Vale Keeps Steel Investment at Arm's Length - CEO
Brazilian mining company Vale SA (VALE, VALE5.BR), unhappy with its declining share in the local iron-ore market, will work to rebuild this core area of its business while keeping steel investments at arm's length, Chief Executive Murilo Ferreira said ...
Market bears still waiting for pullback
But Daniel Alpert, managing director with investment bank Westwood Capital, thinks we are getting closer to the top. Alpert, another good follow on Twitter (@DanielAlpert), says investors may soon feel like cartoon character Wile E. Coyote. They may ...
Goldman cuts investment fund pledges in half since Dodd-Frank-filings
NEW YORK – Goldman Sachs Group Inc has slashed its capital pledges to investment funds by nearly half since the Volcker rule was signed into law in 2010, as it prepares its principal investment business for restrictions on investing its own money, ...
Nigeria Oil Bill Could Deter $109 Billion if Investment - Industry Body
The bill, currently under discussion in Nigeria's parliament, would make Nigeria one of the harshest investment climates in the world for the oil industry, said Mark Ward, head of Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (XOM) Nigerian unit in a presentation given Tuesday ...
TAKE-A-LOOK-Ira Sohn Investment Conference in New York
May 8 (Reuters) - The Ira Sohn Investment Conference, an annual charitable event where big-name hedge fund managers come to share their "best ideas" with other wealthy investors, saw money managers taking sharp jabs at the U.S. Federal Reserve's ...
Britain hungry for foreign investment to boost economy
LONDON, May 9 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed his country's strong hunger for foreign investment to boost economic growth at the Global Investment Conference held in London on Thursday. Cameron joined his cabinet ...
Israel Pushes for China Investment as Xi Focuses on Peace
Chinese investment in Israel includes the 2011 sale of 60 percent of fertilizer maker Makhteshim-Agan Industries Ltd. to China National Chemical Corp. for $2.2 billion and the acquisition of Alma Lasers Ltd. by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co ...
Tesco Seeks Information on India Investment Rules
NEW DELHI--Tesco PLC has sought some information from the Indian government on its policy on foreign investment in the retail sector, Chief Executive Philip Clarke said Friday, as the British retailer is looking to draw up its plans for the South Asian ...
Slovakia May Win Investment Projects Worth 300 Million Euros
Slovakia may this year win foreign-investment projects worth as much as 300 million euros ($390 million), the government agency for promotion of foreign investment said. The agency known as Sario has “in the pipeline” five projects that may create ...
BSkyB Makes Additional $1.9 Million Investment in Roku
U.K.-based satellite TV company BSkyB has made a further $1.9 million equity investment in Roku, a leading platform which delivers over-the-top (OTT) services via its low-cost streaming devices. This follows an investment of $10 million made by BSkyB ...
5 Dividend Stocks From The Ira Sohn Investment Conference
Ira W. Sohn Investment Research Conference, an annual charitable event, was first organized in 1996, to commemorate Ira W. Sohn, a Wall Street trader who lost his life to cancer. What makes the investment conference widely popular is its roster of top ...
BT Boosted by Broadband Investment
Evidence of a return on its investment came Friday as the company added 211,000 retail fiber broadband customers in the fourth-quarter ended March 31, up 5.5% from 200,000 in the three months to Dec. 31. BT's total fiber customer base stands at 1.3 ...
Priceline (and Shatner) can't lose: Stock up 4%
The man. The myth. The legend. Priceline continues to produce solid earnings ... and fun commercials with William Shatner. Raise your hand if you thought that Priceline (PCLN) shares would be falling Friday. I did. The online travel stock has been red ...
Morgan Stanley Hires Collins for Investment-Banking Operations
Morgan Stanley re-hired John Collins, a mergers-and-acquisitions banker who left the firm three years ago to join Moelis & Co., for a newly created role as global operations officer for the investment-banking division. Collins, 45, will start the job ...
CIBC Adds Goldman Sachs's Freeborn for Energy Investment Banking
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the country's fifth-biggest lender, hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Michael Freeborn as head of energy investment banking. Freeborn will oversee that business from Calgary, the Toronto-based firm said today in an ...
MBIA Raised to Investment Grade by S&P After Settling Lawsuits
MBIA Inc. (MBI) was raised to investment grade by Standard & Poor's for the first time in four years after the holding company for bond insurers settled with the last of 18 banks that had challenged its 2009 restructuring. Its senior unsecured debt ...
IBM: A Great Return On Investment
An investor looks at valuation ratios to gain an estimate of valuation to ascertain the attractiveness of a potential or existing investment. The valuation numbers that I came across for IBM were encouraging. Keep in mind, however, that this is just ...
The One Safe Investment and Why You Never Hear About It
Economist Zvi Bodie, perhaps the country's foremost expert on pension finance, insists that every American at least consider an investment that financial advisors almost never mention. Photo by Peter Gridley/Getty Images. A note from Paul Solman: Zvi ...
S&P Lifts Gap Into Investment Grade
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has boosted its credit rating on Gap Inc. (GPS) by one notch into investment-grade territory, saying it expects the retailer to be able to sustain recent trends in same-store sales growth and margin expansion. The ...
China to simplify foreign exchange rules on foreign direct investment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's foreign exchange regulator will this month simplify the rules governing foreign direct investment (FDI), the latest step towards deregulation and market reform under China's new leadership. The State Administration of ...
3 Investment Strategy Lessons From Vertex's Success
What's the source of your investment strategy? Many look to great investors like Warren Buffett for guidance on how to invest. Some take what we at the Fool call a "motley approach" and try a little bit of everything. Others really don't have an ...
Investment banking titan sues Citigroup for failing to prevent Wallington ... - Hunterdon County Democrat
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The Takeover: Stable China Looks To Volatile Middle East For Investment ...
The Takeover: Stable China Looks To Volatile Middle East For Investment ...
S&P lifts Gap into investment grade
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has boosted its credit rating on Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) by one notch into investment-grade territory, saying it expects the retailer to be able to sustain recent trends in same-store sales growth and margin expansion ...
This Family Member Is the Key to Big Investment Gains
The key to consistent long-term investment gains might seem elusive, but it's probably lurking under your roof right now. No, I'm not talking about charging your kids every time they raid the refrigerator or making your in-laws pay rent when they come ...
Twitter valued at $9.8 billion by GSV Capital's investment, and that's ...
Twitter valued at $9.8 billion by GSV Capital's investment, and that's ...
Is Atlantic Power A Safe Investment?
Atlantic Power (AT) is a power generation and infrastructure company with assets in the United States and Canada. While not so long ago AT had a market capitalization of well over a billion dollars and appeared to be a fairly solid investment, it soon ...
Reader's view: State's best investment is in early learning
Reader's view: State's best investment is in early learning. I have been an early childhood education professional for 35 years, devoting my entire adult life to advocating for high-quality early learning experiences for all children regardless of ...
Time To Change Investment Strategy On Wall Street
Stay Away from momentum stocks. Momentum investing is a strategy based on hype about an investment theme, a new product or a new industry that captures and captivates the investor mind-- at times when money is cheap. In the late 1990s, the theme was ...
How Google's Investment Into P2P Lending Will Impact The Financial Markets
"Google's investment into Lending Club is further evidence of the current sea change that has begun in financial services. It signals a decisive moment for the validity of P2P lending, the disruption of traditional banking as well as the convergence of ...
Qatar postpones planned float of $12 billion investment firm
DUBAI (Reuters) - A planned floatation of Doha Global Investment Co, a $12 billion Qatari investment firm backed by assets from the Gulf state's sovereign wealth fund, has been postponed pending necessary approvals, a senior bourse official said on ...
Marianne Udow-Phillips: Oregon Medicaid study shows value of investment in ...
Marianne Udow-Phillips: Oregon Medicaid study shows value of investment in ...
Carr Properties nears deal for $300 million Israeli investment, plans to go public
Carr Properties, the latest iteration of a family empire begun 51 years ago by magnate Oliver T. Carr Jr., is in the final stages of landing a $300 million investment from Alony Hetz Properties and Investments, one of Israel's largest real estate ...
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson credits self-investment for current win-streak
Roy Nelson was a guest on Friday's (May 10, 2013) edition of "Inside MMA" on AXS TV and told hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten that his recent win-streak is a product of self-investment.  Share on Facebook ·  Tweet post · 29 Comments · Ultimate ...
Editorial: Seattle Community Colleges — a wise investment in students
THE growing expense of college requires higher-education institutions to keep a strong commitment to student aid. The three institutions that are the Seattle Community Colleges are making a strong investment with a laudable scholarship program. Seattle ...
Investment program benefit workshop set for June 5
NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT GRANTS: The West Virginia Development Office will host a workshop to explain how West Virginia nonprofit organizations and their donors can benefit from the Neighborhood Investment Program. The workshop will be ...
Morgan Stanley's deputy head of investment banking exits -WSJ
Morgan Stanley's deputy head of investment banking, Ji-Yeun Lee, has left the firm in recent weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company. Lee was a key lieutenant to Paul Taubman, who previously co-headed the ...
China Jan-Apr Investment in Property Development CNY1.92 Trillion, up 21.1%
Investment in the first quarter was up 20.2% at CNY1.3 trillion. Residential and commercial property sales totaled CNY1.98 trillion in the four months ended April, up 59.8%. The sales totaled CNY1.4 trillion in the January-March period, up 61.3%. Floor ...
China's April Industrial Output Rises 9.3%
Fixed-asset investment excluding rural households in the first four months of the year increased 20.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said today in Beijing, compared with 20.9 percent in the first quarter. Production grew 9.3 percent in ...
China April property investment quickens, sales slow
BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in real estate investment in China quickened in the first four months as developers saw improved liquidity conditions, though property sales slowed slightly due to continuing government curbs. Real estate investment, which ...