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WeChat Parent Tencent Makes Search Investment
Tencent Holdings Ltd. invested $448 million for a minority share in Chinese search engine Sogou, the latest example of how China's largest Internet companies are spending sizable amounts to expand their product arsenals. The deal marks the end of ...
New York investment trust buys two South Florida hotels
A New York real estate investment trust has purchased two South Florida Hampton Inn locations from Baywood Hotels for $31 million total. Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust, which is sponsored by the Lightstone Group, bought the 127-room ...
Steve Cuozzo
Aby Rosen's RFR Realty has secured a $20 million construction loan from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF) for 90 Fifth Ave. at 14th Street, paving the way for an extensive capital-improvement program. RFR originally had hoped to ...
Sumner council votes to sell golf course to investment firm
Steve Kramer, a representative with Principal's Bellevue-based partner KG Investment Management, said the company pinpointed the land for its prime location near the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Specifics on the type of industrial development are still ...
Mongolia to Take Areva Uranium Stake to Help Revive Investment
Mongolia will take a stake in a domestic uranium venture led by France's Areva SA (AREVA) and support its development, signaling the nation's willingness to revive foreign investment, said Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag. “Through this we see that ...
COLUMN-Five investment lessons from the Lehman Brothers blow-up
The fund dropped nearly 32 percent that year, nearly matching the 37-percent loss of the S&P 500 stock index. The fund remained a poor investment over the past five years as global commodity demand is relatively sluggish and China and India slowed down ...
Five investment lessons from the Lehman Brothers blow-up
The fund dropped nearly 32 percent that year, nearly matching the 37-percent loss of the S&P 500 stock index. The fund remained a poor investment over the past five years as global commodity demand is relatively sluggish and China and India slowed down ...
Faced With Fierce Competition, Rhapsody Takes “Significant” Investment From ...
Faced With Fierce Competition, Rhapsody Takes “Significant” Investment From ...
IBM hopes to Power cloud, analytics with $1 billion Linux investment
IBM will invest US$1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments. The investment, expected to be ...
Tiger Global Ups Investment in Creator of WordPress
Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic, doesn't feel any pressure to take his Web publishing company public. With friends like Tiger Global Management, why would he? Tiger, the tech-hungry New York-based investment firm, has paid $60 million for a ...
NextGen Investment Advisory Firms--Go Tech Or Go Home!
When a friend and colleague of mine suggested I attend an event called "Finovate--A showcase of pre-selected financial services technology firms" I was immediately skeptical. FinTech? An oxymoron to most inside the financial services industry, and ...
China's Outbound Direct Investment: Risks and Remedies
China's outbound investment is expected to increase by leaps and bounds in the next decade. Chinese companies are poised to become a major economic force in the global economy. Outbound direct investment by Chinese companies presents ...
Investment firm with ties to RI pension fund and Deepwater fined by SEC
A global investment firm with connections to Rhode Island is among a group of 23 companies that have been fined by the Securities and Exchange Commission for short-selling violations ahead of public stock offerings. D.E. Shaw & Co. agreed to repay ...
Plan Sponsor's Investment Choices Can Affect Your 401(k) Returns
There is a lot of information written to "educate" 401(k) participants about how to make intelligent choices from the investment options available in their plans. Rarely discussed is the fact that your returns may be negatively affected by your plan ...
Vale Spices Up Its Investment Appeal With A Dash Of Copper
It's hard to think of Vale Vale, the biggest Brazilian resource company, as anything more than the world's major supplier of iron ore, though that's a view which overlooks what could become the fastest-growing profit earner for the company, copper ...
Despite a recent chill, Myanmar's democracy needs Chinese investment
Reformers had hoped that the transition from a military regime to democracy would bring in new foreign investment to help Myanmar wean itself from support from its massive neighbor to the north, which was its main patron during decades of international ...
AFRICA INVESTMENT-Kenya aims to host Africa's first yuan clearing house
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:38am EDT. * Clearing house to cut need for dollar settlements. * Dealers still prefer dollar to tightly managed yuan. * Indicates Chinese challenge in United States, Europe. By Duncan Miriri. NAIROBI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Kenya wants ...
TA Associates announces majority investment in software security firm Arxan
TA Associates, a private equity firm with offices in Boston, said Wednesday that it has completed a majority investment in Arxan Technologies Inc., a Maryland-based provider of software security to Fortune 500 clients in such industries as financial ...
The Investment Zen Of Sam Zell: Inside The Grave Dancer's $4 Billion Business ...
The Investment Zen Of Sam Zell: Inside The Grave Dancer's $4 Billion Business ...
Poloz Says Canada Nearing Investment 'Tipping Point'
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said growing confidence has brought the country near a “tipping point” for companies to boost investment, which will help moderate inflation pressures even as growth accelerates. An expected strengthening in ...
Total May Sell More Assets to Finance Investment Push
PARIS—French oil giant Total SA is considering selling more assets to finance an aggressive investment push to meet its goal of significantly increasing hydrocarbon output despite troubles in several production areas. Willing to plow more money into ...
The Simplest Income Inequality Policy: Raising Taxes on Investment Income
Is this the best income inequality policy? Probably not. Raising taxes on investment income would not, with the wave of a wand, eliminate income inequality. It would not bring back unions. It would not bring back manufacturing jobs. It would neither ...
India Considering Allowing Foreign Investment in Railway Sector
NEW DELHI—India is considering a plan to allow foreign investment in the railway sector as it seeks long-term capital to help revive the fortunes of Indian Railways, the cash-strapped state-run public transporter. Foreign investment is currently ...
Retirement board rejects local investment proposal
Kern County's employee pension system board voted against earmarking $60 million for investment in local business and industries Wednesday. Staff of the Kern County Employees' Retirement Association said creating a preference for local investment ...
Partnership and Investment on Health IT Week
Nurse Jennifer Witting stands beside newly installed telemedicine equipment at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium, MI in June 2012. The Aspirus Health Foundation, Inc. received two Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants through the ...
The 1 Thing Critical to Every Investment Decision
In this segment from The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss a few themes they heard and liked at this year's Value Investing Congress in New York. David questions ...
International Paper unveils multimillion dollar investment at Georgia mill ... - The Huntsville Times
International Paper unveils multimillion dollar investment at Georgia mill ...
JP Morgan keeps top spot in investment bank league table -poll
Investment bank revenues were $13.1 billion in the first half of 2013, putting it ahead of Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC.N) and Citi (C.N), which all shared second place in analytics firm Coalition's ...
Trustees hear year-end report on endowment, appoint investment council ...
Trustees hear year-end report on endowment, appoint investment council ...
DA: Family's investment scam was of Ponzi proportions
A West Roxbury family's alleged investment racket, which prosecutors say robbed 42 people of a combined $10 million, “is among the largest investment scams we've seen since Charles Ponzi's scheme right here in Boston almost 100 years ago,” Suffolk ...
Patrick dismisses criticism of past investment by abortion foes
Lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick dismissed as “ridiculous” a published report Thursday about his owning stock in a company that makes the Plan B emergency contraception pill. “I have a money manager. I don't buy my stocks,” Patrick said of his ...
Eastern Consolidated Hires Matthew Sparks Amid Investment Sales Team Growth
Eastern Consolidated announced today that it has hired Matthew Sparks as senior director, a move that continues the firm's growth of its commercial investment sales team. Mr. Sparks, 41, has worked in investment sales for 15 years. Most recently, he ...
Buffett lauds Bernanke but laments lack of investment bargains
Some of its money went to Bank of America in August 2011, when Buffett announced a surprise $5 billion investment in the second-largest U.S. bank, which has been plagued by bad mortgages and legal liabilities mainly tied to the former Countrywide ...
Hamburg stamping plant expected to benefit from Ford's $682 million investment ...
Hamburg stamping plant expected to benefit from Ford's $682 million investment ...
Former Troy Man Sentenced In Investment Scheme
PHOENIX (AP) – Federal authorities say an Arizona resident has been sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay $2 million in taxes and restitution for defrauding investors in a commercial loans scheme. Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the ...
John Lilienthal, prominent investment manager, dies
John G. Lilienthal, a fourth-generation San Franciscan who managed investments for some of the region's wealthiest families, died Sunday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 84. Mr. Lilienthal, who had a 42-year career in financial management, ...
In Burma, Foreign Investment Surges, Office Rent Sizzles
RANGOON — Burma has approved more foreign direct investment in the past five months than all of last year, but companies setting up operations in the hot frontier market face a growing problem: Southeast Asia's highest office rental rates. Burma has ...
AmeriCorps Alums: The Return on Your Investment
Since the founding of AmeriCorps 20 years ago, 800,000 Americans have contributed 1 billion hours of service at 15,000 community-based organizations. And, after 20 years of testing, we know the AmeriCorps experiment worked. Our communities are ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Fed opens bond floodgates with 3-month grace period
By Sujata Rao. LONDON, Sept 20 | Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:33am EDT. LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Global borrowers are hitting the bond roadshow trail, aiming to raise hundreds of billions of dollars in cheap financing after the U.S. Fed's surprise decision ...
Compensation Ratios May Trouble Investment Banks
“Lower revenue can certainly make it difficult for investment banks with less expense flexibility to prevent their compensation ratios from increasing, and this was evident in the second quarter when volatile fixed-income markets led to trading losses ...
Responsible investment has a vital role in securing peace post-conflict
Yet investment will not flow where conflict lingers. This grim Catch-22 has resurfaced lately with the unfolding catastrophe in Syria. Day by day, the death toll, physical destruction, and refugee displacements mount. The disaster is creating countless ...
Graphene Investment Advice Needed, Just Not the Stock Market Variety
With research developments coming daily—if not hourly—in graphene, it really was just a matter of time before investment gurus were going to start giving stock tips. This is not altogether bad. It keeps everything focused on the purpose of pursuing ...
Private equity investment values Roselle tech firm at $200M
A New York private equity firm has made an investment in Roselle-based Network Merchants that values the e-commerce payment software company at nearly $200 million. Financial terms of the deal with Bregal Sagemount were not disclosed. But a source ...
Where to Find Cheap Investment Advice
With so many investment services geared toward the wealthy, it can be tough for average investors to find decent investment advice. So we asked The Experts: How can people with limited assets and income get good investment advice? This discussion ...
Trustees hear year-end report on endowment, appoint investment council ...
Trustees hear year-end report on endowment, appoint investment council ...
Real Estate Investment For The Masses: Crowdfunding Or Real Estate ...
Real Estate Investment For The Masses: Crowdfunding Or Real Estate ...
UPDATE 1-Moody's nudges Ireland closer to investment grade
DUBLIN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Moody's moved a step closer to returning Ireland to investment grade on Friday by upgrading its sovereign rating to stable from negative, but warned the government against easing off on austerity. Moody's is the last of the ...
Newcastle Investment Declares Q3 Dividends
In line with several of its high-profile REIT peers, Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT ) is reducing its common stock payout. The company has declared dividends for its Q3, chiefly a common stock distribution of $0.10 per share to be dispensed on October ...
Ga. changes investment rules for water projects
ATLANTA -- Georgia's government may seek to tap into the water that is captured when it invests in local reservoirs or wells, potentially giving officials more leverage when dealing with regional needs like drought or negotiating a multi-state water ...
On International Day, UN calls for investment in peace education
21 September 2013 – Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, senior United Nations officials today said marking the International Day of Peace with calls for greater investment in quality education and to ...