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Nigeria president in China with investment on agenda
Jonathan was accompanied by 19 of his top government officials on the trip, as he attempts to tie up a series of deals on Chinese investment in major Nigerian infrastructure projects. "(China) has a very robust economy and that is why when I was coming ...
Sequoia Leads $8.5 Million Investment in Same-Day Grocery Delivery Startup ...
Sequoia Leads $8.5 Million Investment in Same-Day Grocery Delivery Startup ...
The Secret Behind Google, Microsoft and Facebook's Latest Innovation Investment
So what's the secret behind Google, Microsoft and Facebook's latest innovation investment? Semantic technology. The term semantic refers to of or relating to meaning in language. Semantic search technology allows people to grab information by concept ...
SEC Votes to Ease 80-Year-Old Ban on Private-Investment Ads
Hedge funds and other companies seeking private investments will be allowed to advertise publicly for funding under a rule approved today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rule, which passed by a 4-1 vote, is the first one mandated by ...
Crédit Agricole Bids Adieu to Pricey Lunch
Bruised by years of crisis, Europe's fifth-largest listed lender by assets has said it is reducing costs and slimming down its investment bank as it seeks to go back to its roots: retail banking in France. After retreating from 21 of the 53 countries ...
Shazam Uses Billionaire's Investment To Become More Social , Expand Into TV
How will Shazam spend Slim's investment? Riley says it will “push hard into TV and product engineering” and partner with more ad agencies. “We're growing fast in terms of user growth and tag volumes and those things require more infrastructure.” Shazam ...
Pension board mulls idea of more local investment
Scott Whelan of Wurts Associates, an investment consulting firm that advises KCERA, cautioned the board Wednesday to take a very careful look at the idea. He didn't say the idea is bad. But KCERA trustees' primary responsibility is to protect the ...
Lenovo's Wong Says Brand Investment to Maintain PC Lead Over HP
Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), the world's largest maker of personal computers, said investment in its brand will boost profit margins and help maintain its global lead over Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) and Dell Inc. (DELL). Innovation and new products underpin ...
Galvin subpoenas banks for details
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin sent subpoenas Wednesday to 15 banks and investment brokerage firms to investigate business practices related to sales of higher-risk alternative investments to older customers. Among others, Galvin sent ...
Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by US, China
Clean-energy investment rose 22 percent in the second quarter from the prior three months as increased spending in the U.S., China and South Africa countered a slump in Europe. The $53.1 billion invested in the industry was still less than the $63.1 ...
Drogba Leads $3.8 Million Investment in Ivorian Hospitals
Drogba Leads $3.8 Million Investment in Ivorian Hospitals. By Olivier Monnier - 2013-07-11T10:10:41Z. A foundation founded by Didier Drogba, the Ivory Coast soccer player, will invest 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million) building hospitals in the west ...
CORRECTED-Bahrain's GFH hopes more active investment stance to secure ...
CORRECTED-Bahrain's GFH hopes more active investment stance to secure ...
Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan Eases the Way for Chinese Investment in ...
Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan Eases the Way for Chinese Investment in ...
Don't Rely on Business Investment to Spur Recovery
"A modest post-crisis recovery appears to be stalling before it has really begun," S&P said in its annual survey, which looked at the 2,000 global companies which spend the most on capex (non-financial investment on physical assets like buildings and ...
China: Substantive negotiations with US on a bilateral investment treaty can ...
China: Substantive negotiations with US on a bilateral investment treaty can ...
US, China to relaunch talks on investment treaty
"The commitment made today stands to be a significant breakthrough and marks the first time China has agreed to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Treaty, to include all sectors and stages of investment, with another country," U.S. Treasury Secretary ...
Valiant Leads Investment Round in Brazilian Pharmacy Benefits Firm
The value of the Valiant and Aberdare investment is an estimated 169 million reais ($74.6 million). EPharma's chief executive, Luiz Carlos Silveira Monteiro, said the purchase price was about 13 times ePharma's expected 2013 earnings before interest ...
US, China Move Forward on Bilateral Investment Treaty
U.S. and Chinese officials have agreed to restart negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty - a move hailed by Washington as a "significant breakthrough" that could expand Chinese market access for American investors. Chinese Commerce Minister Gao ...
Lawmakers Move to Rebuild Wall Between Commercial and Investment Banking
The law would implement what the group is calling "the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act," in reference to the 1933 law that separated commercial and investment banking activities. The law was repealed in 1999, and some critics have blamed the subsequent ...
US, China agree to restart investment treaty talks
"China announced its intention to negotiate a high standard bilateral investment treaty with us that will include all stages of investment and all sectors - a significant breakthrough, and the first time China has agreed to do so with another country ...
Stocks are up, and greed is back
CNNMoney's Fear and Greed Index has swung from fear to greed in just a week. With stocks back in record territory, investors are getting greedy again. CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index shot back into Greed mode Thursday for the first time since late May, ...
Snowden job? China may award US 'access all areas' in investment talks
As the US lectures China over its 'mishandling' of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, Beijing has agreed to resume talks on an investment treaty with the US that could open up new business opportunities. For the US business community, the otherwise ...
JPMorgan Chase Profit Lifted Past Estimates As Mortgage, Investment Banking ...
JPMorgan Chase Profit Lifted Past Estimates As Mortgage, Investment Banking ...
The Brighter Side of Decades of Disappointing Investment Returns
We're all pretty well aware of the negative consequences of low investment returns, although perhaps not of the specifics. Dimson, Marsh, and Staunton calculate that a 25-year-old entering a defined-contribution retirement savings plan — such as a 401 ...
French Investment Group Could Pay $91M For European Film Portal AlloCiné ...
French Investment Group Could Pay $91M For European Film Portal AlloCiné ...
Greece eyes investment jackpot
The two projects are worth $2.3bn in direct investment and 2,300 construction jobs over three years, a fact Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has been quick to emphasise. "This is a very important vote of confidence in Greece," he said after the Trans ...
US, China to Pursue Investment Treaty
The deal could open up more than 100 Chinese industries to investment by U.S. businesses, such as automakers, banks, and chemical and energy companies, that face restrictions on investment in that country's fast growing economy. Chinese companies ...
UBS is taking a big step back from investment banking
UBS has become synonymous with wealth management, recently beating out Bank of America for the title of world's largest private bank. Meanwhile, the company's investment banking business has taken a hit. It has been scarred both by losses during the ...
UBS should stop trying to be a major investment bank and just become a boutique
UBS should stop trying to be a major investment bank and just become a boutique. By Gina Chon — May 1, 2013. UBS surprised the market yesterday with its better-than-expected profit for the first quarter. The Swiss bank has been restructuring ...
JPMorgan second-quarter profit surges as investment banking helps offset ...
JPMorgan second-quarter profit surges as investment banking helps offset ...
India ready for investment treaty talks with US: commerce chief
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India is ready to begin talks with the United States on a bilateral investment treaty as part of its effort to reinvigorate ties with a valued trade partner, the country's commerce and industry minister said on Friday. "We have ...
Opening of aquatics center marks Richardson's investment in older ...
Opening of aquatics center marks Richardson's investment in older ...
Richardson leaders say aquatics center's opening marks city's investment in ...
Richardson leaders say aquatics center's opening marks city's investment in ...
India ready for investment treaty talks with US
NEW DELHI (AFP) – India is ready for talks with the United States on a bilateral investment treaty to reinvigorate commercial ties between the world's two biggest democracies, a report said on Saturday. The announcement comes days after neighbouring ...
Northern Ohio's economy is ripe for agriculture investment: Brad Whitehead
Northern Ohio's economy is ripe for agriculture investment: Brad Whitehead. Print · Plain Dealer guest columnist By Plain Dealer guest columnist The Plain Dealer on July 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM. View/Post Comments. Cows, pastoral farmland and growing ...
Wis. 14th in nation for investment
Wisconsin is currently ranked 14th in the nation for investment according to the Private Equity Growth Capital Council. Experts say that's good news for the state. "As a state, for Wisconsin to have that number 14 ranking, it says two things. One is ...
Investment may pick up this fiscal, shows CII survey
New Delhi, July 14 — Investment in India is likely to pick up in the current financial year, raising hope for revival in the economic growth as a significant number of companies plan capacity expansion, a survey has revealed. According to a CEOs ...
Africa: Russian Investment Needs Credit Support
Over the past few years Russian companies have shown an increasing interest towards investment and preparedness to compete with other foreign players in Africa, but they have also complained bitterly of lack of state financial support and investment ...
A BDC Investment Philosophy And 4 Portfolios
A few months ago I laid out my general business development company ("BDC") investment philosophy and I would like to expand on those ideas for investors with different needs and create a framework for four ideal BDC portfolios. My "Latest BDC ...
Astros make first long-term investment by rewarding Jose Altuve's professionalism
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Astros don't have stars. They seldom win. And due to the initial scorched-earth nature of their multiyear organizational rebuild, it's going to require patience, dedication and gradual development for a franchise that made ...
What is ROI, or Return on Investment?
ROI stands for “return on investment.” Often you see “return on investment” defined for an investment in a company or a business, say as a stockholder or angel investor. For instance, if you've invested in a startup — someone else's or perhaps your ...
Report Identifies Investment Progress Strategies
NEW report indicates that for Tanzania to improve its investment climate, five factors that make doing business difficult need to be addressed urgently. The report is compiled from an annual survey, analyzing business leaders' perceptions of whether ...
How Joyce Banda's Malawi Is Attracting Foreign Investment
Mrs. Banda rather is asking investors to consider the struggling Malawi as an investment destination. She caused uproar at home and moderate celebration abroad when she oversaw the Reserve Bank of Malawi's devaluation of the kwacha from K168 to ...
As China's growth slips to 7.5% in Q2, investment continues to power the economy
And despite Beijing's attempts to rebalance the economy, investment in infrastructure and property development investment is still clearly powering the economy. For instance, investment in real estate development rose 20.3% in the first half of 2013 ...
IS COMIC-CON WORTH IT? ARE BIG BUT RARE CONVENTIONS LIKE COMIC ...
IS COMIC-CON WORTH IT? ARE BIG BUT RARE CONVENTIONS LIKE COMIC ...
German Firms Puzzling Investment Choice
Investment in gross fixed capital formation in the first quarter (the latest data available) was down 1.5% from the fourth quarter of 2012 and a whopping 6% from the fourth quarter of 2011, driven by a 9% slump in investment in machinery and equipment ...
Investment Clubs Seek to Invest in Land
Parliament has been asked to amend the law that bars investment clubs from investing in certain areas such as land, to increase investments in the country. The call was made by the national coordinator of the competitiveness and investment climate ...
A wise investment: Pay off those student loans
This online feature may include questions adapted from my weekly live chat. It's also an opportunity for me to answer questions I couldn't get to during the discussion. I may also respond to questions you send by e-mail to ([email protected]), ...
Investment Inflows Excite Local Banker
EXIM Bank Tanzania Limited has re-affirmed its commitment to support economic development in Tanzania as the country braces for more investment opportunities. Speaking during the launch of the first issue of the Eximite Magazine, a quarterly ...
Investment banking lifts Citigroup's profit and revenue; financial-crisis era ...
Investment banking lifts Citigroup's profit and revenue; financial-crisis era ...