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Corning Inc. watches Apple's sapphire investment
Apple's $578 million investment in a factory in Arizona will allow GT Advanced Technologies to dramatically expand its production of sapphire. The computer maker already uses small amounts of sapphire in such applications as the lens cover for iPhone ...
Larry Summers, Secular Stagnation, and the Great Investment Drought
Instead, I've usually framed it as a problem of an investment drought. There simply aren't enough promising real-world investments available, which means that lots of money is either sitting on the sidelines or else getting diverted into financial ...
Which country offers best investment opportunities in emerging Europe?
This week, CNBC will be traveling to Hungary, Romania and Poland for special coverage of the investment climate in these economies. As investors, which of these countries offer the best opportunities? Let us know your views by taking part in the poll ...
Hong Kong Advisory Body Proposes Qianhai Yuan Investment Program
The extended program, or QDII3, must abolish and simplify approval procedures for individual investment products, and quotas should be allocated transparently, the council said. The People's Bank of China listed QDII2, which will allow individuals to ...
India Weighs Investment Cap in Pharmaceutical Sector
NEW DELHI—India is considering sharp new limits on investment in the country's pharmaceutical industry that would bar foreign companies from taking control of makers of "rare and critical" medicines, a senior government official said Monday. New draft ...
Volkswagen to Set to Tighten its Belt in New Investment Plan
With costs rising and a strong euro hurting export income, they expect VW to trim investment in capacity and projects not related to model development - though it may shield product-related spending from cuts as it tries to overtake Toyota and General ...
CANADA FX DEBT-C$ rises to one-week high on strong investment data
Foreign investment in Canadian securities strengthened, incuding acquisitions of stocks which rose to the highest level since September 2009. Non-residents picked up C$8.36 billion ($8.04 billion) worth of overall securities in September, the highest ...
Oil's Future Draws Blood and Gore in Investment Portfolios
Investors have grown numb with the idea that energy demand will continue to grow for the next four decades, said Craig Mackenzie, head of sustainability at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in Edinburgh. Some are beginning to call the consensus ...
Jefferson County's Rise to Investment Grade Doubted: Muni Credit
“It's definitely not an investment-grade credit in our mind,” said Lyle Fitterer, who helps manage $31 billion of munis at Wells Capital in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and may buy securities maturing within 10 years. “The water and sewer rates are ...
CalPERS Investment Change Unlikely to Raise Rates
An increase in CalPERS employer rates from switching to a less risky but lower-yielding investment portfolio seemed unlikely after a two-day board workshop last week. A final decision may not be made until February. In anonymous voting, the CalPERS ...
Investment group announces purchase of Michigan Athletic Club property - Michigan Business Review
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The property occupied by the Michigan Athletic Club has been purchased by a development firm that includes Dan DeVos, whose family owns area MVP Sports Clubs. CWD Real Estate Investment confirmed Monday, Nov. 18, the ...
Investment Banker McDaniel Says He's Candidate for NBA Union Job
Reuben R. McDaniel III, an investment banker and chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools board, is among those being considered to succeed Billy Hunter as executive director of the NBA players union. The 52-year-old McDaniel said yesterday he has been ...
Why Bitcoin Eludes Investment Banks for Now
On Monday the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security will attempt to clear up some of the murkiness concerning the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin. The timing of the hearing comes just as bitcoin continues to increase in value exponentially, having ...
China Stock-Index Futures Rise Before Foreign Investment Report
China may say foreign direct investment increased 6.1 percent in October, according to the median estimate of four economists surveyed by Bloomberg, compared with a 4.9 percent gain in September. The Ministry of Commerce is scheduled to release the ...
China foreign investment keeps steady growth in January - October
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign direct investment inflows rose 5.8 percent in the first 10 months of 2013 from a year ago, extending gains since March and underlining a reviving appetite from global investors as the world's second-largest economy ...
Ex-KIC investment chief shutting Blue Rice hedge fund
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Blue Rice Investment Management, founded in 2009 by the former chief investment officer for Korea Investment Corporation, Guan Ong, will return investors' capital by the end of the year, he told Reuters on Tuesday. "The world is ...
Temasek's Africa Investment A Sign Of The Future For Sovereign Wealth Funds
Last week Temasek, one of Singapore's two sovereign wealth funds, made a $1.3 billion investment in a liquified natural gas block in Tanzania. The deal illustrates a number of trends about the way that investments, particularly by state entities, are ...
Assessing a Kevin O'Leary Investment on 'Shark Tank'
Recently, when I sat down to watch the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” with my children, I was surprised to see a merchant cash advance lender, Total Merchant Resources, pitching the Sharks. Typically, the companies that present on the show offer a ...
Investment adviser gets 7 years, ordered to repay $6.9M
“This defendant may have started out as a legitimate investment adviser, but he got greedy and began stealing from those who trusted him with their investments,” U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement. The former investment adviser ...
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year
Of those angel investors who regretted an investment, almost half report that the problem was pie-in-the-sky financials -- entrepreneurs telling them that their company was going to be worth more than it was or that it would make more money than it ...
Hillary Clinton Honored For Making 'Best Humanitarian Investment'
On November 11 at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Malaria No More hosted an awards dinner to honor prominent figures for their work towards prevention and treatment of malaria. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received special ...
Normally chatty Icahn falls silent on Las Vegas investment
But after having crossed sabers with some of the world's biggest companies, Icahn fell silent several times during a recent interview at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit. Ichan declined to say what he might plan to do with a multi-million ...
Foreign Investment into China: Where's the Money Flowing?
Very soon, Chinese companies will be investing more money overseas than foreign companies bring to the mainland. In the first 10 months of the year, China nabbed $97 billion, up 5.8 percent. Meanwhile, outbound investment reached $69.5 billion, growing ...
Elves And Gnomes: Fairy Tale Investment Terms
Despite the huge success of supernatural books like Harry Potter, most of us have never actually encountered a fairy tale creature outside the pages of a novel. Surprisingly, some of the best known magical creatures in literature can also be found on ...
Invest, Divest: Renewable Investment To Hit $630 Billion A Year In 2030 ...
Invest, Divest: Renewable Investment To Hit $630 Billion A Year In 2030 ...
McKinsey Says Investment Banks Should Merge FICC, Stocks
The world's largest investment banks should enact changes including “ruthless prioritization” of clients and combining fixed-income and equity trading to avoid a sharp decline in profitability, according to McKinsey & Co. The companies should cut the ...
Forbes' Part In Closing Down A Rare Earth Investment Scam
Interesting news from London today in that the FCA has just closed down a boiler house operation that pushed a rare earth investment scam. And one of the things that's interesting about this particular close down of a boiler room is that we can track ...
In Our View: Investment in Science Pays
Americans love science. Well, at least we like science. Er, maybe we just like to talk about the importance of science. Science, after all, has led to technological advances that make our everyday lives more manageable (smart phones, for example) and ...
Russian Investment Falls More Than Forecast as Joblessness Rises
Russian investment fell more than economists estimated and unemployment rose to a six-month high as rising incomes helped shield consumer demand in October. Fixed-capital investment shrank for a third month, falling 1.9 percent from a year earlier ...
Spacebase DF-9 recoups $400k investment within two weeks
Double Fine's Dwarf Fortress-like title, Spacebase DF-9, recouped its initial investment amount of $400k within two weeks of entering open beta, Indie Fund announced on its official website, promising similar funding ventures in the future. "This is an ...
Shift in Energy Investment Climate May Strand Assets: Bamsey
“Responding vigorously to climate change can be a pathway to prosperity; it won't be so for all countries in all circumstances, but for some, if they choose investment strategies wisely, sustainable development can be an accelerator in lifting people ...
What "Investment" Means to Economists
Something that I find comes up time and again in public policy discussions is that you end up with a state of confusion because macroeconomists use words like "investment" and "savings" in ways that are a little bit at odds with normal English-language ...
Oklahoma, Texas tops in investment survey
The index represents perceptions about investment barriers such as high tax rates, costly regulatory obligations, uncertainty over environmental regulations and the interpretation and administration of regulations governing the upstream petroleum ...
Avoiding investment scams a matter of education
Lawson spoke at the monthly North Township senior citizens luncheon at Wicker Park Social Center. One of the Secretary of State's mandates is to regulate the securities industries and investigate financial and investment fraud through its Securities ...
China dependent on investment near-term: adviser
BEIJING--China may not be able to end its reliance on investment and exports for growth over the next three to five years despite plans for economic restructuring, an adviser to the central bank said Thursday. Speaking at a financial seminar, Song ...
CVC Mulls Partial Exit of Asia Health Century Investment
Private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners plans to partially exit its investment in Asia Health Century International when the company goes public in Hong Kong next month, people familiar with the matter said. The IPO is likely to be worth between $200 ...
INCITE Co-Investment fund opens new $9.7M round of capital
In this latest round, LaunchTN, which administers the INCITE fund, will decrease the match percentages it offers to accompany private investment. The changes should extend the program's duration and increase the number of companies benefiting, ...
Four Ways To Generate Investment Ideas
Generate Investment Ideas 1) I get them from articles I read. I print them out and put them in a stack, and then I wait. Generate Investment Ideas 2) I get them from my industry ranks and Value Line. I use Value Line's screener to screen for my favored ...
UTC $10 Million Investment Helps Launch Institute for Advanced Systems ...
UTC $10 Million Investment Helps Launch Institute for Advanced Systems ...
Global Investment Framework for Women's and Children's Health
19 November 2013 - “Advancing social and economic development by investing in women's and children's health: a new global investment framework” draws on the work of the Study Group for the Global Investment Framework for Women's Children's Health, ...
Indy-area leaders aim to grow exports, attract investment
“It is critical that Indy globally position itself to open new markets for our existing businesses as well as attract new jobs and investment,” Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said in a news release. “Being a member of the Global Cities Exchange will ...
Darden Investor Barington Capital Hires Investment Bank Houlihan Lokey To ...
Darden Investor Barington Capital Hires Investment Bank Houlihan Lokey To ...
China, EU Start Negotiations to Boost 'Low' Investment Flows
Speaking Thursday at a one-day summit in Beijing, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said China-EU investment flows "are far too low" given the integration between their economies. He said they can increase two-way investment by ...
Illinois beats investment return goals amid pension stalemate
(Bloomberg) — Illinois is beating pension investment goals despite a long-running stalemate over restructuring its retirement systems, according to the executive director of the Illinois State Board of Investment. William Atwood, whose board oversees ...
Lawmakers Want Feds to Have Socially Responsible Retirement Investment ...
Lawmakers Want Feds to Have Socially Responsible Retirement Investment ...
Spotify gets $250M payday led by Silicon Valley investment firm
... SXSW 2013. (Credit: James Martin/CNET). Spotify nailed down an investment of $250 million -- close to half its revenue all last year -- that values the streaming music service at more than $4 billion, according to a report Thursday by The Wall ...
Xenex lands $11 million investment
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio company that launched robotic technology used to disinfect hospital rooms has secured an additional $11.3 million in funding that will enable it to expand sales internationally. Xenex Disinfection Services' funding boost ...
Buffalo's future looks very green with state's investment in high-tech facilities
The massive investment, which accounts for nearly a quarter of the funds pledged through the Buffalo Billion initiative, is part of an all-in effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that, within the next 18 months, would build a pair of state-owned high-tech ...
Ford plant gets reassurance about its future with $150 million investment, 350 ...
Ford plant gets reassurance about its future with $150 million investment, 350 ...
German Growth Led by Domestic Demand as Investment Climbs
German economic growth was driven exclusively by domestic demand in the third quarter as investment and construction offset an export slowdown. Capital investment rose 1.6 percent in the three months through September from the prior quarter and ...