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500 Startups Is Raising $100 Million For Its Third Early-Stage Investment Fund
It's not a bad motto, and it's one that Dave McClure's 500 Startups seems to be taking to heart. After all, it had just recently closed Fund I when an SEC filing dropped alerting us all that it was raising another $50 million for Fund II. And now that ...
RRJ places bet on China real estate with $50 mln CIFI investment
In its latest investment, RRJ, founded by ex-Hopu and Goldman Sachs dealmaker Richard Ong, will buy approximately 257 million new CIFI shares at HK$1.52 per share, a premium of around 4.1 percent to the Oct. 16 closing price. The new shares will ...
Is 'not so bad' a good investment?
For three decades, investors keen to build a better world have grudgingly held stocks in less-than-perfect industries. Owning shares, they've hoped, would afford them two good things: solid performance via diversification and an insider voice to ...
Shiller's Lesson: Housing Was Never a Great Investment
During a recent interview with Bloomberg TV, he said that spending on shelter is consumption, not investment. This is because the equity that homeowners exert such effort to build barely keeps pace with inflation over long periods of time. Shiller has ...
Why MGIC Investment Shares Surged
Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of mortgage insurer MGIC Investment (NYSE: MTG ) climbed ...
This Investment Company Was Growing Even Before the Economy Was Improving
Also, interest rates will eventually rise (they can't get much lower), which is a good indicator that increases in the Fed's interest rates aren't too far away. One sector that benefits tremendously from both of these things is the investment services ...
UPDATE 1-Telecom tycoon says Ottawa's policy imperils Wind, foreign investment
TORONTO Oct 16 (Reuters) - Lack of clarity around Ottawa's telecommunications policy has jeopardized foreign investment in Canada and cast doubt over the future of Wind, the largest new player in the Canadian wireless market, said Egyptian telecom ...
Telecom tycoon says Ottawa's policy imperils Wind, foreign investment
TORONTO (Reuters) - Lack of clarity around Ottawa's telecommunications policy has jeopardized foreign investment in Canada and cast doubt over the future of Wind, the largest new player in the Canadian wireless market, said Egyptian telecom magnate ...
Canada says open to foreign resource investment
"Our government will continue to ensure that our natural resource sectors remain open to foreign investment when it is market-oriented and in the long-term interests of Canadians," in the speech presented by Governor General David Johnston. "Now more ...
Cybersecurity companies attracting huge investment
SEATTLE – It's clear Wall Street has a love affair going with cybersecurity companies. CyberTruth asked Bob Ackerman, founder and managing director of Allegis Capital, to quantify the scale of investment going into cutting-edge technologies to stop ...
Zack Greinke is showing the Dodgers he was worth the financial investment
The Angels exhaled. They never got too serious about bringing Greinke back last off-season, concerned in part that he would not stay healthy enough over a long-term contract to justify an investment well over $100 million. Also; Dodgers put on power ...
BlackRock Cuts Hong Kong Investment, Sees Prices Drop
BlackRock Inc. (BLK) is reducing its investment in Hong Kong, betting the city's equity and property markets will trail other Asian countries as growth slows in the world's two biggest economies. Hong Kong stocks may underperform as the U.S. pares ...
Foreign investment in China up 6.2% in first nine months
AFP - Foreign investment in China rose 6.2 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013, the government said on Thursday. However, while the commerce ministry said Chinese investment overseas had increased sharply over the first nine months of ...
Global Clean Energy Investment Down In Q3'2013
New statistics released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance have shown that global investment in clean energy during the third quarter of 2013 was down 14% on this year's second quarter and 20% below 2012′s Q3. The information stems from Bloomberg ...
Pace of Chicago venture capital investment picks up in 3Q
Venture capital investment into Chicago-area companies made a comeback in the third quarter after an anemic first half, but 2013 is still shaping up to be a weak year for fundraising, according to new data from Dow Jones VentureSource. Local companies ...
Britain nuclear deal opens door to Chinese ownership
"Investment from Chinese companies in the UK electricity market is welcome, providing they can meet our stringent regulatory and safety requirements," Energy Secretary Ed Davey said in Thursday's statement. China has 17 nuclear reactors in operation, ...
Foreign investment in France thrives despite gripes — for now
In France these days, every new industrial investment is welcomed with open arms, so when the Japanese machine-tools manufacturer Amada announced in mid-September that it was putting an additional $50 million into its existing production facilities, ...
Buying NFL Player Arian Foster's 'Stock' More Gamble Than Investment ...
Buying NFL Player Arian Foster's 'Stock' More Gamble Than Investment ...
China's investment in UK: Osborne pushes the nuclear button
The announcement that Chinese companies can take a stake in British nuclear plants was hardly a surprise: George Osborne had already told reporters that the UK welcomed Chinese investment in all its infrastructure – citing the sovereign wealth fund CIC ...
Is going solar an investment?
Based on my hard-nosed analysis, solar is a fair-to-good investment for most homeowners who pay $175 or more each month on just the electricity portion of their bill from San Diego Gas & Electric Co. My definition of “good” is a return on my solar ...
Blumont says secured $200 million in new funds from US investment firm
SINGAPORE Oct 18 (Reuters) - Singapore-listed Blumont Group Ltd, which has lost more than $5 billion in market value this month, said it has secured $200 million in new funding from New York-based investment firm Platinum Partners. Blumont, one of ...
State VC investment falls, nationally levels rise
Bearing a resemblance to the dismal venture-investment numbers in the first quarter of this year, the past three months have brought more of the same for Washington state with $110.2 million invested in startups in the third quarter, a 17 percent drop ...
India probe into Wal-Mart investment moves to cbank - sources
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Oct 18 (Reuters) - An investigation by Indian authorities into whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc violated local investment rules in 2010 has been referred to the country's central bank, officials familiar with the matter said. Last year, the ...
India probe into Wal-Mart investment moves to central bank: sources
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An investigation by Indian authorities into whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc violated local investment rules in 2010 has been referred to the country's central bank, officials familiar with the matter said. Last year, the ...
Japan GPIF moves toward private-equity investment -sources
TOKYO Oct 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is making initial moves toward investing in private equity, sources say, a potentially big step in the world's biggest public pension fund's strategy of shifting some of its $1 ...
German SPD's Chief Presses Merkel for Third-Term Investment
Gabriel, in his first speech since he agreed to formal negotiations aimed at joining Merkel's bloc in coalition, said the government needed to raise investment to ensure the country's economic success. Fair wages, correcting Germany's energy shift and ...
KKR to Buy European Debt Investment Firm
Through the deal, K.K.R.'s credit investment business will grow to about $28 billion, and will add to its ability to invest in European bonds, loans and structured products. The firm is wagering that new banking rules, including the tougher Basel III ...
The Palestinians' 'investment ambassador'
“People like to call me the investment ambassador,” says Mr. Aweidah, who expects PEX to be admitted as a full member of World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) – an important signal to institutional investors and a badge of honor held by only 57 of the ...
Nolan Ryan To Exit His Investment In Texas Rangers A Loser
The Hall of Fame pitcher announced yesterday that he is stepping down as CEO of the MLB team and selling his investment in the team to its principal owners, Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. The group bought the team and the lease to Rangers Ballpark in ...
The investment manager ridiculed in "The Big Short" is now under fire from the ...
The investment manager ridiculed in "The Big Short" is now under fire from the ...
A Safer Investment Than Carnival
However, this doesn't mean that Royal Caribbean is a slam-dunk investment. It has been cutting costs aggressively, but the company has reduced its second half ticket revenue guidance by 90 basis points, and Credit Suisse expects its pricing to decrease ...
A Brand New Coffee Investment Opportunity
Coffee--the world just can't get enough of it. Consumption estimates run as high as 2.2 billion cups worldwide per day. At first we all want to act surprised by that number, but then we remember how many cups we personally contributed. Every year ...
Chafee says Raimondo investment strategy may earn RI 'dubious distinction'
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Chafee has issued a statement in response to the unveiling Thursday, by the largest state employees union, of a report highly critical of state Treasurer Gina Raimondo's investment strategy. In the statement, Chafee said ...
Investment Trends Asian markets could be prime for 'runaway growth'
"We should be tilting more in the direction of bigger growth, cheaper valuations and greater representation in the world economy," said Ed McIlveen, director of performance analytics and research at Francis Investment Counsel LLC. In Bangladesh ...
Chinese investment a growing trend in Wisconsin, nationally
Private Chinese investment "was critical in financing and closing this deal," said Dean Amhaus, chief executive of the Water Council, the Milwaukee-based trade group behind the broader civic effort to create the center. The customary funding mix for ...
STEM investment can help San Antonio
Current educational policies, progressive city leadership and infrastructure investment are positioning San Antonio to be competitive globally in the fields of bioscience, energy, advanced manufacturing and cyber security. Achieving these goals also ...
Losing investment strategy paid for by residents
By now you may have read about Bernalillo County's current financial crisis. On Oct. 8th, Slocum – the county's third party investment adviser – delivered the sobering message that the county had sustained a $23 million loss to its investment portfolio ...
NSA leaks: Years of spying on Mexico govt gave US investment benefits
US electronic surveillance in Mexico reportedly targeted top officials, including both current and previous presidents. Intelligence produced by the NSA helped Americans get an upper hand in diplomatic talks and find good investment opportunities. The ...
Insight: Mexico drives North American auto investment, challenges China
The investment shift has implications for auto jobs and labor unions north of the border, particularly in Canada, which will see a 20 percent decline in production, IHS projects. Output will soar 62 percent in Mexico. U.S. auto production will rise 12 ...
The Investment Climate In 6 Points [CurrencyShares Euro Trust, PowerShares ...
The Investment Climate In 6 Points [CurrencyShares Euro Trust, PowerShares ...
Zimbabwe Needs $5.3 Billion Investment for Platinum
Zimbabwe needs investment of as much as $5.3 billion and stable mining policies if it's to boost platinum output to a point where it can rival Russia as the world's second-biggest producer of the metal, an industry organization said. To increase ...
TARP, 5 Years On: Connecticut's Return On Investment
On the fifth anniversary of the program's launch, with all the federal government's investment in Connecticut companies paid back with dividends and its recipients on firm financial footing, analysts and other experts say that, whatever its faults and ...
Spanish trade ties with Florida offer business gold
And as Spain moves out of its recession, the investment and trade links between the two are likely to expand and strengthen, said those who promote business with Spain. “Our goal this year is to make the link between the 500th anniversary and business ...
Rebar Extends Weekly Drop as China Fixed Asset Investment Slows
China's fixed asset investment, the main driver for building-material demand, rose 20.2 percent in January through September, compared with a 20.3 percent rise the year through August, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Oct. 18. Industrial ...
SAP Reducing ByDesign Investment - A Cautionary Tale
Over seven years of development, 3 billion Euros of investment and a number of false starts and flip flops, ByDesign has only managed to gain slightly less than 800 customers and 23 million Euro in annual revenue – clearly a financial disaster. In ...
China voices frustration that its best investment choice remains US debt
With around $1.28 trillion in U.S. Treasury bonds already in its portfolio, China has little choice but to continue to buy U.S. debt, economist say. Government bonds from Japan and Europe are a less attractive investment, and finding other avenues to ...
Latina Leaders: investment banker helps other women become entrepreneurs
Currently she is managing partner of Hypatia Capital Group, an investment bank which builds relationships with the top female executives of the Fortune 1000. She's also an investor at Golden Seeds, an investment firm dedicated to the empowerment of ...
Microsoft Ventures' first funding: How enterprise mobility startup SkyGiraffe ...
Microsoft Ventures' first funding: How enterprise mobility startup SkyGiraffe ...
Mark Zuckerberg Makes First Known Investment in Startup
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making his first known investment in a startup, a firm called Panorama Education that uses data analysis to attempt to improve education. The Cambridge, Mass.-based Panorama announced Monday that it raised $4 million ...
Biofuel maker Kior to get $100 million investment from Khosla and Gates
Khosla said in an interview that he will increase his total investment in the company to $125 million and that Gates will invest $15 million. The new investments are a combination of purchases of new common stock and the conversion of existing debt to ...