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BoF Exclusive | Carmen Busquets Enters Fashion 'Re-Commerce' Space with ...
BoF Exclusive | Carmen Busquets Enters Fashion 'Re-Commerce' Space with ...
Lithuania's Sadzius Says Joining Euro to Help Investment
Lithuanian Finance Minister Rimantas Sadzius said joining the euro will help his country's economy by boosting its ability to attract international financing. “We would have a huge improvement of the investment climate in Lithuania almost overnight ...
Mortgages are investment du jour for hedge funds
This year, what people seemed to be talking about more than anything else on the investment panels and in the hallways was the mortgage market. On a panel on investing in home loans, investors seemed to agree that the shrinking of mortgage giants ...
Denver-based Magellan Petroleum receives $23.5 million investment
Magellan said the investment will give the investor, New York-based One Stone Holdings II LP, 19.2 million shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. "This transaction is a critical milestone in the path to delivering value to our shareholders ...
Theragenics gets buyout offer from investment firm; shares jump
(Reuters) - Medical device maker Theragenics Corp (TGX.N) said it had received a takeover offer of $69.9 million to $71.4 million from Juniper Investment Co, representing a premium of 51-54 percent to its closing stock price on Friday. The company's ...
China's not letting up on its investment binge, as Chinese shoppers slow down
Meanwhile, investment in property and infrastructure continues to jump, even as the economy slows. Fixed-asset investment, which measures investment in things like property and infrastructure, rose 20.6% in April. That undershot analyst estimates of 21 ...
Solar PV Investment Attractiveness Of Sunbelt Countries (Graph)
The solar investment attractiveness of a country is based on many factors. Some important ones are the overall investment attractiveness of a country, solar policies in the country, and the natural solar power potential of a country. Putting these ...
SolarCity surges to new high
Investors can't seem to get enough of companies that harness the sun's power. Shares of SolarCity (SCTY) soared to an all-time high of $31.89 on Monday. The company has only been public for five months and shares have nearly quadrupled from their $8 ...
Tom Rick, investment officer for Milwaukee pension, dies at 51
For the past 12 years, Rick served as chief investment officer of the pension fund, with assets now at $4.6 billion, said his colleague and friend Jerry Allen, executive director of the city's Employees' Retirement System. The pension fund saw a 14.2 ...
Currency exchange TransferWise nabs $6M in first European investment by ...
Currency exchange TransferWise nabs $6M in first European investment by ...
Idaho senator's campaign cash went to investment in Las Vegas-based firm ...
Idaho senator's campaign cash went to investment in Las Vegas-based firm ...
LG plans $107M investment in environmental safety
It also wants to expand the number of chemical experts in its ranks and improve its fire protection system as part of its investment, it added. The decision to improve its environmental safety program came after another South Korean company had a toxic ...
Can a China investment firm legally sell short?
BEIJING (Caixin Online) — Is it legal in China to short a company's shares and then publicly question its financials with prepared research reports? This is the question a domestic investment company formally asked China Securities Regulatory ...
UPDATE 1-NZ's Synlait Milk plans IPO, taps dairy investment demand
Offer highlights global demand for dairy investment. By Naomi Tajitsu. WELLINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Chinese controlled-New Zealand dairy company Synlait Milk Ltd is planning a public share offer to fund an expansion in China's booming infant formula ...
Severn Trent Receives Approach From Borealis, Kuwait Investment
Severn Trent Plc (SVT), the U.K.'s second-largest publicly traded water company, received an approach from a group comprising Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc., the Kuwait Investment Office and Universities Superannuation Scheme. The approach ...
Elizabeth Warren, a Great Investment
Elizabeth Warren does great email. One payoff of my pittance of a contribution to her grass-roots funded campaign—I regret not contributing more—is that I am regularly alerted by the new Massachusetts senator to the favoritism of our Congress toward ...
Aston Martin Holder Investment Dar Offers Assets to Creditors
The settlement-in-kind offer is optional and open to all creditors, Investment Dar said in an e-mailed statement today. Creditors not inclined to take the offer will retain their claims under the restructuring plan approved by a Kuwaiti court, the ...
CEDO announces public investment team meeting schedule - VTDigger
Burlington, VT – Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) Director Peter Owens today announced the meeting schedule of the Waterfront Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP) Public Investment Team and encouraged community input into the ...
UN sees 2013 foreign direct investment in Latam between -3 percent and +7 ...
UN sees 2013 foreign direct investment in Latam between -3 percent and +7 ...
Governor's Budget Calls for Heavy Investment in Schools
Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget Tuesday, a budget that heavily invests in California's public schools. Brown also noted that there are uncertain times ahead, but called his budget prudent. Schools received $2.9 billion more than ...
SodaStream pops on strong outlook
"Our goal is to be a billion dollar company by 2016," said CEO Daniel Birnbaum, at SodaStream's very first analyst meeting. That would nearly double the $550 million the company expects to rake in this year. The optimistic CEO suggested that he thinks ...
Google Ventures, IDG chip into Bitcoins with investment
The San Francisco startup led by CEO Chris Larsen didn't disclose the size of the new investment, but it adds to money raised last month from Andreessen Horowitz, FF Angel, Lightspeed Venture Parnters, Vast Ventures and the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund ...
Editorial: Protect region's airport investment
Likewise, it's unwise for the state to encourage efforts that diminish decades of investment in Capital Region International Airport. The state established and ran this airport before turning it over to a regional authority. Area residents have taxed ...
Mass. colleges rate well on pay of grads
Massachusetts colleges and universities offer a good return on investment, according to a new report from PayScale Inc., a Seattle data firm. Seven Massachusetts colleges ranked in the top 50 nationally, and Babson College in Wellesley finished at ...
Australia's Future Fund Investment Wizardry
Founded just seven years ago, Australia's Future Fund has quickly become one of the world's most innovative sovereign wealth funds. Led by CIO David Neal and a team of more than 40 investment experts, the Future Fund's total-portfolio approach to ...
HIG Europe Makes First Nordic Investment
H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has announced its first Nordic investment with the acquisition of Freedom Finance Nordic, a prime consumer loan broker operating in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Terms of the ...
Bayside Capital Makes Investment in Consolis
Bayside Capital has completed an investment in Consolis, a European manufacturer of prefabricated concrete products. The investment, executed in partnership with private-equity sponsor LBO France, forms part of a comprehensive debt restructuring aimed ...
Manatt Launches Digital Media Investment Fund
Manatt, whose partners have invested in Pinterest and Etsy, declined to disclose how much money is in the investment fund, which is financed by the firm's partners. Csathy said Manatt plans to invest in 10 to 15 startups a year, with individual ...
Massachusetts schools offer a good return on investment, study says
Massachusetts colleges and universities offer a good return on investment, according to a new report from PayScale Inc., a Seattle-based data firm. Seven Massachusetts colleges ranked in the top 50 nationally, and Babson College in Wellesley finished ...
Wine Investment Group Makes Big Moves in Pacific Northwest
The investment allows DeLille's team to track down additional sources of grapes. They have recently experienced supply issues and needed a partner to expand production. “The demand for our wine, and the potential for growing our brand is outstripping ...
This Surprising Bond Investment Has Some Smart Benefits
Retirement investors need to focus on growth in their investment portfolios, but it's important to have some less volatile investments. Yet with bonds having offered poor interest rates lately, it's been hard for retirement investors to find the ...
JPMorgan Asset Plans UK's First Convertible Investment Trust
JPMorgan Asset Management, the money management unit of the biggest U.S. bank by assets, said it's starting the U.K.'s first investment trust dedicated to global convertible bonds. The JPMorgan Global Convertibles Income Fund will be set up as a ...
Turks see art as good investment but also path to prestige
But they also include an expanding class of young professionals looking for investment opportunities and a touch of prestige. The boom in Turkey's modern art market has coincided with a decade of steady economic growth. Since a financial meltdown ...
Investing in This Investment Provider Has Reaped Big Dividends
Although it has sought to help investors reap strong returns through the funds it offers, the company's stock has also been a strong investment in its own right. Let's take a closer look at Franklin Resources to see whether it can sustain its long ...
Andreessen Horowitz's first investment Apptio closes $45M fifth round
“Apptio has everything we like to see in investments — a big market with a significant problem,” Ben Horowitz said to VentureBeat about the 2009 investment. “The way companies get information about modern IT is extremely broken, and they've built a ...
Netflix stock goes bananas
"There's always money in the Banana Stand!" George Bluth tells his son, Michael, in the first season of "Arrested Development." Of course, Michael and his son, George Michael, burned the Banana Stand to the ground, along with $250,000 in illicit cash ...
Zynga receives boost from hedge fund investment
BOSTON -- Jana Partners, one of the leading activist hedge fund firms run by Barry Rosenstein, has taken a liking to two of the most beaten-up technology stocks, giving a boost to the share prices of both companies Wednesday. Groupon climbed 5.5 ...
How important is starting investment early? - Lifehacker
Great discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along with other great discussions and reader questions you may have missed. Check out these discussions and ...
Ireland's ESRI Raises Economic Growth Forecasts on Investment
“With Ireland continuing to attract foreign direct investment, it seems likely that growth in construction investment will recommence in 2013,” the ESRI said. “If the anticipated international upturn does not occur, then the outlook for the Irish ...
The greatest investment opportunity of the decade - WorldNetDaily
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Foreign Investment in China Misses Estimates Amid Growth Concern
Investment rose 0.4 percent from a year earlier to $8.4 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement today in Beijing. That was less than the 5.7 percent gain in March and the 6.2 percent median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey of eight ...
Soros Cuts AIG Stake as Jana Exits Insurer Investment Amid Rally
George Soros's family office and Jana Partners LLC were among investment funds that reduced stakes in American International Group Inc. (AIG) amid a rally after the insurer repaid its U.S. rescue. Soros Fund Management LLC cut its AIG stake by two ...
Australia Resource Investment Peak Overplayed -Wood Mackenzie
Investment in Australia's resources sector should remain strong over the next three years, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie, which Thursday said fears of a sharp slide in spending after a 2013 peak aren't likely to be realized. While some major ...
Ismail vows to punish Sudan's investment ministry staff accepting bribes
May 15, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan's minister of Investment Mustafa Osman Ismail accused unspecified parties within his ministry of deceiving investors by promising to facilitate their work and offering investment zones. JPEG - 19.8 kb; Sudan investment ...
LEG Immobilien Buys 2200 German Apartments From BGP Investment
LEG Immobilien AG (LEG), Germany's largest residential landlord by market value, bought about 2,200 apartments in North Rhine-Westphalia from a group of investors led by BGP Investment. The transaction will increase LEG's homes to more than 93,000, ...
UPDATE 2-UK's 3i seeks investment partners in recovery plan
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - British buy-out firm 3i has agreed to work closely with major investment partners to buy into companies together, sidestepping the need to raise new funding in the short term. 3i, which owns fashion retailer Hobbs and Tommee ...
Greek PM in China seeking investment, trade deals
BEIJING (AP) — Greece's prime minister is in China seeking investment and trade deals to help revive his country's recession-battered economy. Antonis Samaras met Thursday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, after which the two witnessed the signing of ...
Funding nutrition: a moral imperative, an effective investment
PARIS, 15 May 2013 – An international conference to fight child malnutrition called by UNICEF ended today in Paris with a call to hasten world progress on child nutrition and the funding for it. “The Paris conference produced a very strong consensus on ...
China Cuts Investment Red Tape as Li Shows Stimulus Reluctance
Some Chinese investment projects, including for airports, paper pulp and gas fields, will no longer need pre-approval from the nation's economic planning agency, the government said. In all, 117 “approval items” can go ahead without authorization or be ...
U.S. looks like Japan: Investors rejoice
America is almost halfway into a post-recession Lost Decade. But despite comparisons to Japan, investors couldn't be happier. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of ...