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Playing a Shift in the Investment Landscape
While U.S. stock prices have rallied nicely in the past year, those gains don't hold a candle to the movement in natural gas. Since last June, the price of natural gas actually doubled, reaching $4.40 per thousand cubic feet in April before tapering ...
Jamaica Eyes Expatriates as Source of...
Jamaica Eyes Expatriates as Source of...
Japan Inc. Sits on Italy-Sized Cash Pile as Abe Urges Investment
Japan's companies stockpile of cash reached a record in the first quarter as they poured investment abroad, underscoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's challenge to boost the nation's investment and wages. Private companies' cash and deposits rose 5.8 ...
Why Apple Sucks as an Investment, but Amazon Doesn't
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yes. That's a provocative headline. Designed to make you click. Pretty amazing, isn't it, that we do that in this business. We actually want to catch your attention at the front door, so you'll walk in, spend some time, use the ...
An Investment Strategy in the Human Interest
Governments and international aid donors sometimes like to call the work they do to improve people's lives “investing.” Uganda's problem is an example. In a figurative sense, treating those cattle is an investment — a very good one. A small amount of ...
Pension board lowers investment target
The 14-member Board of Trustees of the State Retirement and Pension System also lowered its projection of inflation from 3% a year to 2.8%, and phased in both steps over the next four years. The rate of return on investment is a key target that helps ...
All markets and investing news all the time
While betting on falling stocks can be risky, going against short-sellers can be smart. This article was published in the July issue of Money magazine. You may think it's crazy to buy shares of companies that have a lot of people betting against them ...
FedEx offers glum outlook on economic growth
FedEx might offer the clearest look at the disconnect between the soaring stock market and the listless global economy. The world's largest freight carrier posted a 45% drop in its fourth quarter profits and offered its investors a cautious outlook for ...
What Is The Most Popular ' Passion Investment ' ? It's Not Art
As I've said before, I think the term passion investment is pretty nonsensical in the first place. Passionate collectors and investors often have entirely different motivations for buying or holding on to anything, so it makes no sense to herd them all ...
Mark Appel becomes biggest amateur investment in Astros history
“This is the most significant investment the Astros have made in their history in an amateur player,” Luhnow said. “We hope we're investing in him a lot in the future. We're prepared to. We believe it's going to be a long-term relationship. This is the ...
New details emerge in dead investment manager's financial dealings
More than a month after S. Mark Powell's apparent suicide, the list of people who claim the Austin investment manager borrowed money that he never paid back continues to grow, and the list is as long as it is distinguished. Powell, who headed the ...
Oil ETFs Are Not for Investment
While speculating on commodities is simple, in that the price rises when there's more demand than supply, the problem is that you're competing against large industry insiders who have deep inside information. The largest insiders of all can move prices ...
Abramovich's Investment Vehicle Scores Clean Energy Deal
An affiliate of Mr. Abramovich's investment vehicle Ervington Investments Ltd., YakutMinerals, has signed an initial agreement with Australia's Linc Energy Ltd. to evaluate jointly the development of gas-to-liquids opportunities in Russia's northeast ...
4 Investment Ideas That Are Gluten-Free
If you visit your local grocery or health-food store, chances are you'll see a section devoid of gluten products. If you don't know what I'm talking about now, you will soon. The $2.6 billion gluten-free food market in the United States is expected to ...
Investor Alert: Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Investigation into ...
Investor Alert: Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Investigation into ...
China, Japan Drive Africa Renewable Investment
Chinese power companies and Japanese trading houses are emerging as major financiers of African renewable energy projects, which saw investment quadruple to $9.3 billion last year, Baker & McKenzie LLP said. “Asian investors are increasingly targeting ...
Cutting Carbon Can Be a Company's Best Investment
Climate change activists and advocates for greener buildings and commerce haven't had much luck pushing carbon-capping measures on Capitol Hill, so they are turning to the private sector. And the script is no longer “save the world”; it's “save your ...
West Des Moines data center project calls for nearly $700 million investment
City leaders initially said the first phase of the investment would be $40 million, followed by at least a second phase of at $100 million, and possibly more phases. The state said today that the company is expected to consider additional phases after ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Increases Distribution to $0.58 Per ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Increases Distribution to $0.58 Per ...
Usmanov Says Arsenal Is Good Investment, Not Selling His Shares
“Why do I need to change my status, which gives me major benefits, from the investment side and my enjoyment of the club,” he said in interview today with Bloomberg in Saint Petersburg. “I enjoy the games.” Stan Kroenke, an American who also owns the ...
Over-regulation hampers investment in Main Street
In late May I traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify before the House Financial Services Committee on the consequences of over-regulation imposed on firms that provide private equity capital to small businesses. My message to Congress was that the ...
What Is Investment?
I would argue there are three definitions of investment, which vary depending on the discipline being discussed. There is a general definition of investment followed by more specific ones if you are looking at investment from the perspectives of ...
Looking at frugality as an investment
I'm not saying that investment is a worthless thing to think about. What I'm saying is that for most American families in their current situation, a focus on frugality is going to earn them much greater returns than investments will, and that statement ...
UPDATE 1-Russia's RDIF in $2 bln investment fund with Abu Dhabi
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 20 (Reuters) - Russia's state-backed private equity fund, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, and Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Co are setting up a $2 billion fund to invest in projects in Russia, the parties said on ...
French Economy to Shrink in 2013 as Investment, Spending Slump
French gross domestic product will probably drop this year after stalling in 2012 as households trim spending and companies slash investment, national statistics office Insee predicted. Europe's second-largest economy is set to shrink 0.1 percent in ...
153 new jobs and $11.1 million investment announced at auto supplier TRMI in ...
153 new jobs and $11.1 million investment announced at auto supplier TRMI in ...
Follow Toyota's investment plan; focus on children strengthens Ky.
Toyota certainly understands supply chains. A first-rate vehicle will never come off an assembly line that's fed with substandard components. No surprise, then, that Toyota appreciates the importance of working with families expecting children or who ...
Fairfax Financial Bets on Greece After Irish Investment Pays Off
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., which has seen its 2011 investment in Ireland's biggest bank jump about 50 percent, is now focusing on Greece, betting that the worst has passed for the recession-battered nation. “In terms of the economy, the last four ...
Broken Investment Strategy? Here's How to Fix It
If you want to reach your financial goals, you need an investment strategy you can rely on to get you through tough times while making the most of the long-term growth opportunities in the financial markets. Too often, though, people get stuck with an ...
Crowdfunding Could Democratize Startup Investment by Selling Shares to Donors
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Crowdfunding websites have grown rapidly as a way to raise money for creative ventures, everything from movies to scientific research to clever inventions. People with an idea for a project invite supporters to pool their money ...
Shell to Lead $3.9 Billion Investment in New Nigeria Projects
Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Friday it is heading up a $3.9 billion investment in new oil and gas projects in Nigeria that will bolster the country's energy production and export capability, while reducing oil theft from pipelines that has caused serious ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Golden ratings era ending for emerging markets
Between 2007 and 2012 emerging economies earned almost 200 rating upgrades from the three main agencies, nearly half of them promotions to the top 'investment grade' category. Given the weight investors still assign to credit ratings, that was a huge ...
Microsoft behind nearly $700 million data center investment in West Des Moines
Microsoft's investment — $677.6 million, state documents showed Thursday — comes on the heels of Facebook's announcement two months ago that it would invest $300 million in an Altoona data center. The investment is expected to grow to $1 billion over ...
Russia's Putin unveils investment plan but mood gloomy
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin unveiled a $13 billion investment plan on Friday to build roads and railways across Russia and show he is not steering the country into political and economic stagnation. But in a speech ...
China Says Alibaba Investment Service May Face Penalties
BEIJING—China on Friday said a new Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. investment service didn't comply with regulations, illustrating the challenge the e-commerce giant and other Chinese technology firms face as they expand into new businesses. The decision ...
UPDATE 4-Russia's Putin announces investment plan, mood gloomy
Putin outlines infrastructure investment plan. * Russia's Rosneft to double oil flows to China. * Investors gloomy over Russia's economy. By Timothy Heritage and Douglas Busvine. ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ...
Florida Man Gets 11 Years in NY Investment Fraud
Florida Man Gets 11 Years in NY Investment Fraud. By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press. NEW YORK June 21, 2013 (AP). Share. 0. A mutual fund executive who promised investors early shares of Facebook and Groupon only to blow their money on ...
Destiny Is a 'Sizeable Investment' for Activision
“The potential is huge,” Hirshberg told IGN. “It's a sizeable investment. It's probably one of the biggest investments in a new IP that's ever been made in this industry. We wouldn't be making that investment if we didn't believe in the potential ...
Prime Focus Gets $53 Million Equity Investment
Visual effects and 3D conversion company Prime Focus World has secured some $53 million in additional equity investment and is not for sale, its CEO said Friday. Indiatimes.com had reported that India-based Prime Focus Ltd. had appointed Macquarie ...
Good investment
People like those who run Goldman Sachs and J.B. Pritzker don't make investments without due diligence. These banking and investment experts have seen the mounting evidence of the academic, social and economic benefits of early-childhood education ...
Obama to seek return for investment in Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's upcoming weeklong trip to Africa will mark his most significant personal investment in the developing region since taking office. The White House is hoping the return on that investment will be an increased ...
Destiny investment “probably one of the biggest on new IP”
Activision has made a “sizable investment” in Destiny, according to the firm's publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, who called it “probably one of the biggest investments in a new IP that's ever been made in this industry.” Speaking with IGN, Hirshberg the ...
StreetWise: Gilead a strong firm, a strong investment
In the midst of such volatility, what constitutes a good investment idea? Look at a company such as Gilead Sciences (GILD), a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes human therapeutics for the treatment of life-threatening ...
S. Sudan launches modern business and investment city
The FDI investment inflow, the minister added, will not happen if there are no clear investment policies at national or state levels. “..nevertheless, provisions of these kind of infrastructure and availability of others such as tax incentive, non ...
Paul Fain: Find a quiet place to make investment choices
The investment periodicals change cover headlines each issue with fill-in-the-blank, must-have investment tips: “The Best (blank) to Buy Now!” The people at big Wall Street firms would not have jobs if they discontinued their daily barrage of “advice ...
S. Sudan Launches Modern Business and Investment City
While speaking at the ground breaking ceremony held in Jokukwe boma, the country's commerce, industry and investment minister said the creation of the SEZ indicates the desire and determination of South Sudan's Central Equatoria state to encourage and ...
LaSorda set to fire up VC fund's first investment
Tom LaSorda, the former Chrysler Group LLC CEO, said he expects to have the paperwork signed this week on the first investment by his new venture capital fund, Birmingham-based IncWell LP. "We've got the money queued up and ready to wire," LaSorda ...
Large investment firm scoops up houses to be rentals
The company, which did not return several telephone calls last week, is among several large investment firms — backed by billions from Wall Street — buying houses nationwide and turning them into long-term rentals. While that strategy isn't new, the ...
Mobile health groups say the FDA's final guidance will 'unlock investment'
As reported by VentureBeat, Silicon Valley's health entrepreneurs say this indecision is stifling innovation, and venture investment is slowing almost to a halt. Indeed, mobile health advocates are getting impatient, and are joining forces to urge ...
Australians Nervous Over China Investment
Despite Australia's ever-closer economic and financial ties with China, foreign investment remains a sensitive topic—particularly when it comes to ownership of agriculture assets. Last year's approval for a Chinese-led consortium to buy a large cotton ...