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The latest billionaire investment: Ink and ego
Builders say they just can't build or convert fast enough to meet demand, and real estate agents say that buyers, aside from seeking prestige addresses, see luxury condos as a relatively safe investment. Finally, there's that gold underwear. Made with ...
Pension Reform Could Disrupt Investment Funds
Private insurance companies also have long investment horizons and would be as well suited, in theory, to serve as limited partners. But insurance companies have not historically participated as actively in venture capital and private equity, and it ...
Latest investment scam: Stealing money by telephone
The thieves pose as brokers of a big-name investment firm, then coax victims to reveal financial data so they can steal their identities and loot their bank accounts. The twist is that the scammers steal money the old-fashioned way: by calling ...
Ray Investment Is Selling $727 Million Stake in France's Rexel
Ray Investment SARL, the largest investor in Rexel SA (RXL), is selling a stake worth about 546 million euros ($727 million) in the electrical-equipment distributor. Ray Investment is offering 28.8 million shares at 18.20 euros to the market price ...
Locke shows benefits from 2012 investment
PITTSBURGH -- By the first week of September of last season, the Pirates' postseason hopes had unraveled into a double-digit deficit in the National League Central. However, with a record of 74-74 as late as Sept 19, the Bucs still had a shot at that ...
Kenneth Petersen: Investment rules for today
Do they still meet your investment criteria? Is there anything different about the investment that is of concern to you? Is that bond fund still appropriate in today's economy and interest rate environment, or should you switch to some other type of ...
Ensemble investment group for start-ups arrives in Chicago
A new startup investment group called Ensemble has launched in Chicago, offering discounts on services such as digital marketing and business consulting in exchange for equity stakes in high-growth companies. Ensemble has five inaugural members: Red ...
AICPA Foresees Problems with Net Investment Income Tax
The American Institute of CPAs has sent a comment letter to the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department highlighting potential problems for international tax entities from the IRS's proposed regulations related to the net investment income ...
Congress ignores ticking time bomb of investment fraud
Currently, the SEC has resources only to examine approximately 8 percent of the roughly 11,000 federally registered investment advisers (IAs) nationwide. The average SEC-registered investment adviser is looked at by regulators only once every 10 to 13 ...
DOE funds more hydrogen fuel cell research with $4.5m investment
The fuel cell investment comes soon after the US House decided to keep alive the $25 billion DOE loan program to accelerate advanced-powertrain technology development. The federal government is being more watchful now about DOE investments, but ...
Prudential Financial Swings to 2nd-Quarter Loss on Investment Losses
Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) swung to a second-quarter loss as the insurer logged heavy investment losses, though its core operating income improved in its retirement division and other businesses. Prudential, like other insurers, makes a ...
Citi promotes Borch as new COO for investment bank in Asia -memo
HONG KONG Aug 8 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc has named Michael Borch as its new chief operating officer for its corporate and investment bank in Asia-Pacific, replacing Chris Laskowski in the role, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters on ...
Why social investment must be more accessible
The sector is fond of talking about the billions that could be invested in the social investment market, but so far it has done little to make that happen. Even the newly launched Social Stock Exchange doesn't allow you to actually invest in any of the ...
Nephew of Crazy Eddie founder gets prison in his own investment scam - The Star-Ledger
Wednesday, Sam Antar was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison in connection with his own investment scheme that went sour. The money involved was dwarfed by the Crazy Eddie saga, which bilked investors out of more than $145 million in the late ...
Nelson Peltz's rough quarter; new investment
Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz had a tough second quarter with his Trian Partners funds vastly underperforming the S&P 500, according to an investor letter obtained by CNBC. Trian said that most of its long portfolio "kept pace" with the broader ...
Investment opportunities in the smartphone space
Contrary to some chatter that smartphone demand is waning, the market grew 50 percent year over year in the second quarter, and it has a lot more room to grow, according to Alex Gauna, analyst at Piper Jaffray. While iPhone and Samsung phones may be ...
ING US Investment Management Appoints Bas NieuweWeme as Managing ...
ING US Investment Management Appoints Bas NieuweWeme as Managing ...
AFRICA INVESTMENT-From FDI to AIA: Africans investing in Africa
Between 2003 and 2011, intra-African investment into new FDI projects in Africa grew at a 23 percent annual compound rate, according to Ernst & Young. Since 2007, that rate has increased to 32.5 percent, more than double the growth in investment from ...
The 'Septaper' is coming: Deal!
"The market doesn't yet recognize the potential for the economy and all the progress that has been made thus far," said Kristina Hooper, head of investment and client strategies for Allianz Global Investors. And while last Friday's jobs report was a ...
Goldman Sachs Finds 'Window For Profitable Investment In Coal Mining Is ...
Goldman Sachs Finds 'Window For Profitable Investment In Coal Mining Is ...
Concert App WillCall Gets a $1.2 Million Investment
WillCall, a smartphone app that recommends concerts for the hipster crowd, has received a $1.2 million investment from some of the biggest players in the music industry, including Sean Parker, the Spotify board member and former Facebook president, and ...
The World of Alternative Investment
Fortunately, there is a world alternative investment to consider beyond equities, suitable for a broad range of capital levels and risk appetites. Forward-looking university endowment funds like those of Harvard and Yale paved the way, and in recent ...
Diminishing Returns on Human Investment
Even as the current administration talks up the lowering unemployment rate, economists and the general population is catching on to the "truth" of declining unemployment: the jobs that are being created are low wage, low skill jobs leaving the newly ...
China January-July Investment in Property Development CNY4.43 Trillion, +20.5 ...
China January-July Investment in Property Development CNY4.43 Trillion, +20.5 ...
RPT-AFRICA INVESTMENT-From FDI to AIA: Africans investing in Africa
Since 2007, that rate has increased to 32.5 percent, more than double the growth in investment from non-African emerging markets and almost four times faster than FDI from developed markets. As Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told this ...
US Investment Banks Seize Market Share as Europeans Struggle
Wall Street banks have gained market share in investment banking and trading from European lenders that are still grappling with a stagnant economy and pressure from regulators to bolster capital. Total revenue posted by the securities units of the top ...
Anemic Business Investment Indicts U.S. Policies
Nonresidential fixed investment fell off a cliff in 2009, and has yet to recover even in nominal terms. As a share of GDP and relative to the trend in investment growth prior to the 2008 recession, the picture is more troubling still. If tomorrow's ...
China to tighten requirements for foreign investment in banking
China attracted a wave of foreign investment in its banks from 2004 to 2008 when the country conducted a sweeping reform of its banking system, as it tried to convert its state-owned banks into commercial entities. Foreign firms helped Chinese banks ...
5 Investment Pillars of a Retirement Portfolio
Of course, Cramer isn't necessarily advocating his investment mix for retirement purposes, but I believe investment advice and action is always a part of retirement planning, so let's go ahead and give this a whirl. Growth Stocks. Cramer advocates ...
Bankers Conclude Facebook Is A Good Investment Because They're Obsessed ...
Bankers Conclude Facebook Is A Good Investment Because They're Obsessed ...
Fox Makes Big Investment In Programming & Marketing; …
And, our marketing investment will grow more than 25%.” That represents the strongest programming budget increase at the network in many years. And comes on the heels of a big splash in May when Fox ordered 11 new scripted series (5 comedies, ...
The 25 Colleges With The Worst Return On Investment
Back in May I wrote a piece about the 25 colleges that offer the best 30-year return on investment (ROI) according to salary listing website Payscale.com. I noted how Payscale's ROI list contrasted with Forbes' annual list of best colleges. Forbes uses ...
The Investment Crisis Midwifing the Ongoing Recession
Investment in what experts call “real inputs”—structures and machines that enable and boost future output and productivity—is one way an economy grows over time. No wonder, then, that an economic crisis occurred just decades after the share of ...
Scott's blind trust includes investment in Playboy-affiliated social ...
Scott's blind trust includes investment in Playboy-affiliated social ...
10 Basic Investment Rules That Have Kept Investors Out Of Trouble
The financial world has finally achieved a "utopian" state where there is no longer investment risk in any asset class - because if it stumbles the central banks of the world will be there to catch them. However, a quick look at history tells us that ...
New Jersey Investment Director Walsh Jumps to Gaw Capital
Timothy Walsh, director of New Jersey's investment division for the past three years, is resigning to oversee North American operations for Hong Kong-based real estate investor Gaw Capital Partners. Walsh, 50, said he'll be the Chicago-based president ...
A Lousy Investment that May Be a Good Source of Income
It sure sounds nice, and yet the only way to turn a reverse mortgage into a great investment is to live a good, long life and stay in your home. The odds are stacked against you, as you must outlive your actuarial lifespan by a good five years or so to ...
BB&T adds education investment bankers in CLT
He has more than 30 years of experience in investment and commercial banking. He has provided tax-exempt and taxable bond financing and financial advisory services to more than 100 organizations nationally and has completed more than $1 billion in ...
Investment in Your Pie adds 'fuel to the rocket ship' of rapidly growing ...
Investment in Your Pie adds 'fuel to the rocket ship' of rapidly growing ...
Herhold: Cory Booker's dubious investment in social media
In the venture capital world, the adage has it that if there is no conflict, there is no interest. As a statement of how Silicon Valley works, it comes close to the mark. A contradictory tug of interest can help unlock a flash of creative investment ...
Investment Trends Keys to keep ahead of inflation
The Consumer Price Index, which measures prices paid by consumers for food, energy, housing and other goods, increased 1.8% through June, said Michael J. Steppe, founder and chief investment officer of Brookfield Investment Partners LLC. Steppe says ...
Survey: Cash is king for long-term investment goals
Cash was king for long-term investment goals, according to a survey by Bankrate.com – despite the fact that the average money market mutual fund yields 0.01 percent, and the average five-year bank CD yields 0.78 percent. More than a quarter – 26 ...
KAHLER: Passive investment beats trying to time the market
"Buy low and sell high." That was my simple approach when I was a smart young investment adviser. I poured over a company's balance sheet, earnings statements and forecasted returns, then I bought those companies that were bargains and waited for my ...
Why I gave up a cushy career as an investment banker to launch a startup
When applying for the job, my go-to question for interviewers was, “What's a day in the life of an investment banking analyst?” I received many high-level responses, frequently laced with words such as “team, collaborative, client interaction.” In ...
Liquidity Crisis - Zim Needs Foreign Direct Investment
RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Gideon Gono said the country requires foreign direct investment (FDI) to solve the liquidity crisis and should not be seen as attacking the owners of capital. "The other way we can solve the liquidity crunch ...
New Blues owner calls new spending a 'smart investment'
We also think that is a smart investment because that is what's going to make the franchise stable and sustainable as a business.” Attendance has been a bit of a problem in recent years for the Blues thanks to issues with their ownership holding things ...
Veteran linebacker well worth investment for Titans
Titans middle linebacker Moise Fokou, left, and offensive lineman Rob Turner collide during a · Veteran linebacker well worth investment for Titans. The Tennessee Titans were without a good insurance policy last season when middle linebacker Colin ...
Tokyo Unveils Massive Investment Plan for Dar es Salaam
Minister Motegi informed President Kikwete that he had been sent by the Prime Minister Abe to visit Tanzania for implementation of agreements concluded and officially announced that Japan has nominated Tanzania the centre for investment to serve the ...
New Mexico film investment falls short
SANTA FE >> For all their glitz and glamour, movies were a lackluster investment for New Mexico, a state executive said Friday. Only two of 24 movies that the state invested in turned a profit for New Mexico, and it was a small one, said Steven Moise ...
Future of high-speed passenger rail could ride on private investment
The United States trails many developed countries in the use of private investment to expand high-speed passenger rail. That could change with the development of a privately financed high- speed line between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. Texas Central ...