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Northwest Venture Investment Steady in Second Quarter; Apptio Leads the Way
Venture capital investment in Pacific Northwest companies through the first half of 2013 was down compared to last year, but the second quarter itself marked a modest uptick. Investors plunged some $222.9 million into companies during the second ...
Minnesota public pension funds boosted by unexpectedly high investment returns
Minnesota's three statewide public pension systems reported Friday that an investment return of 14.2 percent for the fiscal year that just ended was much higher than expected. The gains will push the funds into a better financial position and are ...
Review clears SC investment agency
The agency that manages South Carolina's pension portfolio has not engaged in criminal conduct or deceptive practices but its dysfunctional relationship with the state treasurer must improve, according to an inspector general report obtained by The ...
Wasdin: Investment in Omaha's libraries pays off for citizens
Rather than a pay-per-use system, public libraries were founded as part of the collective good stemming from local tax dollars. Everyone pays into the system that provides shared services. It is an investment in our community, and as investors, we have ...
Brazil's Real Weakens as Investment Seen Slow to Return
"The environment is still very complicated right now. There's been a lot of [investment] outflow and people right now don't have any incentive to come back to Brazil," said Italo Abucater, head of currency trading at ICAP Brasil in Sao Paulo. Growth is ...
RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Rising yields may eventually hurt equities
Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, believes the market can run with a risk premium of 3-4 percent before equities become too expensive. "Real yields in equities at the moment are probably 2-2.5 percent ...
Casino projects in Russian port of Vladivostok draw investment from Macau
“It's a rather small investment for Lawrence, compared with other projects he has in Macau,” Jeremy Tan, a Hong Kong-based analyst at Kim Eng Securities Ltd., told Bloomberg. “It enables Lawrence and his companies to have a first-mover advantage ...
SAP to stick to China investment plan
German business-software maker SAP AG (SAP, SAP.XE) wants to stick to its planned investments in China, despite recent weakening growth in the country, Chief Financial Officer Werner Brandt told Euro am Sonntag magazine in an interview preview ...
Investment Trends Shorter fund durations reduce risk as rates rise, consultant ...
Investment Trends Shorter fund durations reduce risk as rates rise, consultant ...
Oden Would Be Wise Investment for Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have been making moves this offseason, but one other move they should make is signing Greg Oden. According to John Reid of The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Pelicans have not extended a contract to Oden. The reporter ...
Walker signs capital-investment bill
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday signed into law a bill that will provide $25 million to startup companies in Wisconsin, a move that won broad bipartisan legislative support and backing from the state's business community. Walker, who signed ...
Wash. man pleads guilty in Peru investment scheme
SEATTLE -- After living a luxurious style that included Bentleys, yachts and nightclubs, a Seattle man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to wire fraud and money laundering charges in what officials described as a "classic" Ponzi scheme, the U.S ...
Origin Says Australia Carbon Policy Changes May Delay Investment
Origin Energy Ltd. (ORG), Australia's largest electricity and gas retailer, said shifting government policies to reduce carbon emissions will discourage investment in power plants. “With continual change in carbon policy, it's very unclear as to what ...
Beyond the branches HSBC's $35 million investment reinforces bank's local ...
Beyond the branches HSBC's $35 million investment reinforces bank's local ...
Seattle man pleads guilty in Peru investment scheme
The U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle says 30-year-old Jose L. Nino de Guzman's scheme involved fake investment opportunities in Peru under his NDG Investment Group from 2006 until 2009. Prosecutors say De Guzman raised more than $30 million from ...
Indian investment moves marred by steel pullouts
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and top ministers agreed last week to relax foreign investment rules in a bid to woo investors and boost sluggish economic growth. "More FDI (foreign direct investment) reforms are on the anvil," Singh told an audience of ...
Virginia needs investment from overseas
This foreign in-bound investment has undoubtedly benefitted Richmond area families and the Virginia economy. The challenge is to encourage more of it in a changing (and challenging) economic climate. Over many years, Virginia has followed the ...
Biz Brain: Investment ideas for seniors to keep up with inflation - The Star-Ledger
Q. My husband, 94, and I, 79, are comfortably situated. We have a home, paid for, a small pension and health care, and some savings. We just sold a vacation home for $700,000. That money, except for $100,000 my husband has invested in tax-free bonds, ...
First Person: My IRA Investment Strategy Keeps My Money Grounded in Reality
I'm a realistic person. Sure, I'd love big returns with little risk on my investments, but that's not typically a realistic option. In most cases, I find -- at least with my personal investing -- that I can either find safe investing options with ...
KKR Financial Is The Alt-REIT, Alt-MLP, Alt-BDC Income Investment Choice
The REIT, BDC and MLP business structures offer significant tax advantages for income investors with the trade-off of restricted business opportunities. KKR Financial LLC (KFN) has not limited itself to one type of business structure and will make ...
AFRICA INVESTMENT-China brings goods and roads, now Africa wants jobs
"The romanticized relationship surrounding China's investment in Africa has passed," said Alex Vines, head of the Africa programme at the Chatham House research institute. "With the world's youngest and fastest-growing population, the main pressure on ...
RadioShack Taps Investment Bank to Get Financing
After discussions with other banks in recent weeks, RadioShack chose Peter J. Solomon in part because of the investment bank's retail expertise, past experience with the chain and because the bank isn't known for handling companies that are in dire ...
Return on Investment and Why It Matters for Higher Education
Oregon Tech has received quite a few accolades for early and mid-career salaries of our graduates and the Return on Investment (ROI) of our degrees. Largely as a result of the recent economic downturn, coupled with growing student debt, there also have ...
Capital Buzz: Kit Check innoculated with $10.4M investment
District-based Kit Check, which automates the replenishment of hospital medication kits, last week announced a $10.4 million investment by several venture capital firms, including Arlington-based Sands Capital Ventures. The company makes software and ...
Port of Chicago attracts $500 million investment
He said the lease to the Denver-based Broe Group will bring "critical investment that we could not make on our own" and hundreds of jobs to the Southeast Side port. The Broe Group, selected through a bidding process, will lease most of the port's ...
Tom Eblen: Motivating entrepreneurs is good investment strategy for Eastern Ky.
Miller, 67, has been thinking about these issues since 1971, when he left a Big Eight accounting firm to move to Eastern Kentucky and work for what is now Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp. From 1973 to 1981, Miller was president of Kentucky Highlands ...
Investment implications of China's reform agenda
One of the larger imbalances that reform will broadly tackle is China's overreliance on investment and exports for growth. Liberalization of interest rate markets helps to promote the desired new engine for growth — consumption — by shifting ...
Real estate investment trust yields robust rewards despite risk
Owning shares of REITs gives investors an opportunity to get investment exposure to real estate, including apartments, shopping centers and office buildings. But they've gained a reputation of being risky and confusing — especially after the industry ...
RPT-AFRICA INVESTMENT-China brings goods and roads, now Africa wants jobs
"The romanticized relationship surrounding China's investment in Africa has passed," said Alex Vines, head of the Africa programme at the Chatham House research institute. "With the world's youngest and fastest-growing population, the main pressure on ...
FT: Bruno Wu, Thomas Middelhoff To Pool Assets For Investment Venture, BT ...
FT: Bruno Wu, Thomas Middelhoff To Pool Assets For Investment Venture, BT ...
Silicon Valley venture capital investment drops 22 percent
In the second quarter of 2013, venture capitalists based in Silicon Valley invested $2.66 billion across 305 deals—a 22 percent decline from the same time a year ago and the least amount of investment since 2009, according to a new report from the ...
Birmingham venture capital fund founded by Tom LaSorda makes first ...
Birmingham venture capital fund founded by Tom LaSorda makes first ...
Google prepares for Glass manufacturing with investment in display company
"We are delighted to receive this investment and to form a strategic partnership with Google," Himax president and CEO Jordan Wu said of the deal announced today, expected to close in the third quarter of this year. We've asked Google to confirm the ...
The Backstory on Google's Investment in Google Glass Micro-Display Supplier ...
The Backstory on Google's Investment in Google Glass Micro-Display Supplier ...
How Washington Has Catalyzed Health Investment and Innovation in Silicon ...
How Washington Has Catalyzed Health Investment and Innovation in Silicon ...
China's Media Investment In Africa Shows Leadership And Raises Questions
But increased media investment from nation states is a newish development. More nations such as Brazil, Russia, Venezuela and others are also stepping up their media operations abroad. Why are these countries, particularly China, getting more into the ...
Deutsche hires UBS head of Thai investment banking-sources
SINGAPORE, July 23 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG has poached UBS AG's veteran head of investment banking in Thailand, Phumchai Kambhato, in a push to take advantage of Thai companies' growing appetite for overseas deals, sources with knowledge ...
Indonesia Investment Rises at Slower Pace on Growth Concerns
Total investment climbed 29.8 percent to 99.8 trillion rupiah ($9.8 billion) in the three months ended June 30 from a year earlier, the Investment Coordinating Board said in a statement in Jakarta today. In the first six months of 2013, investment rose ...
Edison Ventures Announces Investment in RealMatch
Edison Ventures announced a $6M investment in a $7M total growth equity financing round in RealMatch, a leading provider of online recruitment advertising. Existing investor Carmel Ventures joined Edison in the round. The New York and Tel-Aviv based ...
India Worried About Declining Foreign Investment
NEW DELHI — Two foreign companies have recently canceled plans to build massive steel plants in India. Their pullout has led to fresh concerns about the country's ability to attract foreign investment and reinforces India's reputation as a tough place ...
Investment Tax Basics For All Investors
The federal government taxes not only investment income - dividends, interest, rent on real estate, etc. - but also realized capital gains. The taxman is smart, too; investors cannot escape by investing indirectly through mutual funds, exchange-traded ...
Why MGIC Investment Shares Roared Higher
What: Shares of MGIC Investment (NYSE: MTG ) , a mortgage insurance company to lenders and government-sponsored entities, jumped as much as 15% after handily topping Wall Street's earnings estimates in the second-quarter. So what: For the quarter, ...
3 men from UK sentenced for investment fraud
TAMPA, Fla. -- A federal judge in Florida has sentenced three British men to federal prison for their roles in an international investment fraud and money laundering scheme. U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven sentenced the men on Tuesday. Officials ...
ACE profit surges on premiums, investment gains
ACE Ltd.'s (NYSE:ACE) second-quarter earnings soared as the global insurer benefited from an improvement in premiums earned, posted investment gains, and paid out a smaller portion of premiums to cover losses. For the year, the company raised its ...
UK Says Inward Investment Projects Up 11% in 2012-13
The number of projects benefiting from foreign investment into the U.K. increased by 11 percent in 2012-13 from a year earlier, according to statistics compiled by U.K. Trade & Industry. Officials at UKTI, the government's trade promotion body ...
India May Ease Policy on Investment in Supermarkets
The department has suggested making the minimum investment that foreign supermarkets must make in backend infrastructure such as cold storage and warehouses at $50 million. When the government announced the policy, it had said foreign companies ...
John Doerr On Zynga Investment: “We Own 60M Shares, So I Want That Stock ...
John Doerr On Zynga Investment: “We Own 60M Shares, So I Want That Stock ...
Australand Plans Warehouse Surge to 70% of Investment Properties
The company expects warehouses to make up about 70 percent of its investment properties within five years from half now, Managing Director Bob Johnston said. The real estate trust plans to develop most of the warehouses itself, rather than acquire ...
Serious Investment and Savvy Marketing Revive Soccer in Kansas City
“What I really remember is a lot of screaming kids,” said Laura Hendricks, a longtime fan whose family has attended the franchise's games since the league's first season. “There was no real investment. They were there because it was something to do ...
Seoul Says IKEA Declined Kaesong Investment
IKEA said in a statement it held meetings with the Unification Ministry in Seoul, which handles cross-border relations, but the ministry didn't propose any investment in Kaesong. Only South Korean companies have invested in Kaesong since it first ...