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Medical device startups hit by decline of venture capital investment
Mel Pirchesky, president of Eagle Ventures Inc., a Shadyside investment firm, said there are many opportunities to invest in startup medical device companies in the Pittsburgh region, but he acknowledged that investing standards have tightened. “The ...
A Good Investment
A new generation of socially motivated investors — including angel investors, venture capital firms and even the Obama administration's Startup America — now offers impact investment funds, adding to the mounting microloan funds and specialized ...
Investment offices supporting Toys for Tots through Dec. 11
2013-12-01T00:05:00Z Investment offices supporting Toys for Tots through Dec. 11Times Staff nwitimes.com. 1 hour ago • Times Staff. Local Edward Jones financial advisers in Highland and Hammond are supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for ...
Social Finance investment fund connects alumni, students
SoFi investors earn 4.5 to 5 percent a year on the loan fund, Cagney says, but the minimum investment is $100,000. Investors also must be accredited, which means they make at least $200,000 a year ($300,000 for married couples) or have at least $1 ...
GCC Investment Banking: recovery noted, challenges remain, says Markaz
Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) recently published the executive summary of its report on GCC Investment Banking. In this report, Markaz analyses the status of GCC Investment Banking by examining four streams of revenue; i) Equity Capital markets (ECM ...
CoinJar Receives Australia's First Major Bitcoin Investment
Leading the investment is Niki Scevak of Blackbird Ventures. Other investors include entrepreneur Torsten Hoffman; RetailMeNot founders, Guy King and Bevan Clark; game developer Rob Murray; and serial technology investor Chris Hitchen. The combined ...
PRESENTING: Morgan Stanley's 10 Big Macro Investment Ideas For 2014
Morgan Stanley's Global Strategy team is out with its 2014 outlook titled: Fertile Soils, Rising Divergences. In it, Morgan Stanley says that they generally favor stocks over bonds, but that we're now in the second half of this big boom, and that ...
US to Boost Public-Private Investment for Growth
As she begins a trip to Ghana, Liberia and Senegal this week, Elizabeth Littlefield, president and chief executive officer of the United States government's development finance agency, the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), outlines ...
Japan's business investment in Q3 up 1.5 pct
Business investment by all non-financial sectors increased 1.5 percent from a year earlier to 8.94 trillion yen (about 87.20 billion U.S. dollars) in the third quarter of 2013, following a 0. 02 percent climb in the previous quarter. But on a quarter ...
Will tax 'relief' trigger investment?
Opinion is divided on the potential impact of the Nawaz Sharif government's 'conditional' tax incentives (or amnesty?) package on the country's worsening investment climate. The 'multi-pronged' tax incentives primarily offer the non-corporate and ...
PBOC Unveils Blueprint for Cross-Border Investment in Zone
BEIJING—China's central bank on Monday unveiled a blueprint for making it easier for individuals and enterprises in Shanghai's pilot free-trade zone to make cross-border investments. But the statement from the People's Bank of China didn't offer a ...
Emmi Ultrasonic Inc. Exclusive Interview for the Interlinked Investment News ...
Emmi Ultrasonic Inc. Exclusive Interview for the Interlinked Investment News ...
Delta Regional Authority To Announce Investment
Delta Regional Authority officials are to join with local officials in southeastern Arkansas to announce a $175,000 investment to provide for training of healthcare professionals in the region. The announcement is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday at the ...
Vale Cuts Investment to Lowest Since 2010 to Boost Profit
Vale SA (VALE5) reduced its investment budget for a third straight year as the world's largest iron-ore miner focuses on boosting returns at existing operations. The Rio de Janeiro-based company will invest $14.8 billion, according to its 2014 business ...
Final Net Investment Income Regulations: Self-Charged Interest, Net Operating ...
Final Net Investment Income Regulations: Self-Charged Interest, Net Operating ...
Gulf states, minus Qatar, rally Egypt investment to buoy army power
DUBAI/DOHA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - With one notable exception, wealthy Gulf Arab states are encouraging investment in Egypt to help shore up its army-backed government: the absentee is Qatar, rattled by the collapse of Islamist power in the biggest Arab ...
Who Are the Brightest Young Stars in European Investment Banking?
... star in the capital markets? After a prolonged period of redundancies, restructurings and retrenchment, as investment banks have begun to see a revival in the capital markets, who are the bright young things who'll be front and center during the ...
'Pippin' Revival Recoups Investment
Patina Miller (as the Leading Player) and Matthew James Thomas (in the title Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Patina Miller (as the Leading Player) and Matthew James Thomas (in the title role) in “Pippin.” “You're on the right track,” the Leading ...
Indonesia's Investment Challenge
In a speech last week, Mr. Warjiyo warned that Jakarta needs to work harder to attract foreign investment as the tidal wave of easing recedes. "The period of easy money is over," the Jakarta Post quoted him as saying. "This means that we need to have a ...
Myanmar looks abroad for investment in healthcare
It is a scene that Myanmar's reformist government hopes to change as it ratchets up spending on the sector and seeks foreign investment to revive one of Asia's sickest healthcare systems. Several leading regional healthcare companies are already ...
Mediobanca Names Barclays' Marsaglia Investment Banking Co-Head
Mediobanca SpA, Italy's biggest publicly traded investment bank, hired Barclays Plc's Stefano Marsaglia to be co-head of corporate and investment banking. Marsaglia, 58, will be based in London, according to an e-mailed statement from Lorenza Pigozzi, ...
UK would welcome Chinese investment in HS2, says David Cameron
David Cameron said: 'Just as we welcome Chinese investment into nuclear power, into other infrastructure so there will be very open competition to provide the infrastructure for our network. We will welcome Chinese investment into that.' Photograph ...
Banks to cut pay as profits rise
Global investment banks are set to cut pay for the third year in a row despite a rise in profits, highlighting efforts to put shareholder returns ahead of employee remuneration. Nine of the largest investment banks in the US and Europe are on track to ...
John Nichols: We need a massive investment in infrastructure — now
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board inspect a derailed Metro-North commuter train where it almost fell into the Harlem River on Dec. 1 in the Bronx borough of New York. The Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track ...
Brazil Economy Shrinks More Than Forecast on Investment Fall
Brazil's economy shrank in the third quarter more than analysts forecast as above-target inflation, deteriorating fiscal accounts and rising interest rates sapped confidence and crimped investment. Swap rates fell. Brazil's gross domestic product fell ...
Why Canada's Oil Sands Look Like a Shaky Investment
A Keystone approval would certainly spur more investment in Western Canada and boost oil-sands production, but since there's already so much pent-up demand to get oil out of Alberta, the 1,700-mile pipeline's capacity would likely get maxed out, and ...
The Secret to Warren Buffett's Investment in Coca-Cola and Heinz
Interested in finding the next great investment idea? It might not be as complicated as you think. Consider Warren Buffett, the folksy Midwesterner who also happens to be the most successful long-term investor in American history. His holding company ...
CalSTRS Announces Investment Consultants Selection
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) today announced it has selected Meketa Investment Group and Pension Consulting Alliance as its general consultants to the Investment ...
Bankrupt airline AMR proves to be great investment
"We're tickled to death," said Brett Kramer, managing partner of Pinnacle Investment Advisors, a Tulsa, Okla., firm that manages about $700 million worth of assets. Mr. Kramer bought about $50,000 worth of American's shares when they were trading over ...
Philippines needs investment, jobs
If a silver lining can be found in the disaster visited upon the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, it's that the economy was less vulnerable than the nation's storm defenses. Faced with the grim and expensive task of recovery, the government can at least ...
PhillyDeals: Radnor investment firm buys Northeast Ship Repair
Northeast Ship Repair, the Boston-based firm that has been stripping aged Navy guided-missile frigates at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard under an $8.5 million government contract, has been sold for about $18.5 million to a Radnor investment firm and ...
Private Investment in Civic-Minded Tech Startups Soars
“Though activity and investment in civic tech has grown over time, a lack of insights and common terminology for describing the full spectrum of efforts in the space has hindered collaboration around shared strategies for impact,” Jon Sotsky, the ...
YetiZen's CEO says game investment patterns may surprise you
The data filtered out seed investments and Kickstarter crowdfundings, since those don't often lead to bigger VC investments and they often reflect the personal investment strategies of industry angels. But the professional investors — venture ...
Bolt HR Secures Significant Investment from New York City Investment Fund
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bolt HR LLC, a venture backed provider of human resources support technology announced the close of a significant investment round from a New York City based boutique private equity fund. The round was filled by the ...
Iran Plans to Meet Foreign Oil Companies to Seek Investment
Iran Will Meet Oil Companies to Seek Investment, Minister Says. By Grant Smith, Golnar Motevalli & Anthony DiPaola - 2013-12-04T13:31:08Z. Iran plans to meet international oil companies as soon as March to try to entice investors to its energy industry ...
Net Investment Tax Clarity Comes From IRS
The IRS just issued final regulations (TD 9644) for the Affordable Care Act's “Net Investment Tax” (NIT), the 3.8% Medicare surtax on unearned income above the AGI thresholds of $250,000 married and $200,000 single. We are pretty satisfied with the ...
An Investment in the Outdoors and Innovation
"America's clean energy and high-tech revolution has gone West. Yes, the geography is conducive to new energy technologies -- a natural home to wind and solar. While it may surprise some, the geography also proves to be conducive to intellectual ...
Five Retirement Investment Mistakes To Avoid
Many investors see retirement as the goal line, the point after which you can coast along on your portfolio with little worry, no retirement investment mistakes ahead to make. After all, you've arrived, right? Yes, and you can lose that money, too. If ...
MOVES-Global Investment, Burford Capital, London Capital
The company, one of the largest investment firms in the Middle East, is set to hire Michael Helou, a former senior banker at Barclays Plc, as its investment banking head, four banking sources said, as the Kuwaiti firm seeks to revive growth after a ...
The Definitive Questions And Answers On The New Net Investment Income Tax ...
The Definitive Questions And Answers On The New Net Investment Income Tax ...
Investment in civic tech reached $431 M since 2011, new report shows
More than 100 so-called “civic” tech organizations — businesses and nonprofits focused on sharing data and resources between governments and citizens, and citizens with each other — received $431 million in investments between 2011 and 2013, ...
Cramer: Sector becoming impossible investment
Sometimes developments are so contradictory that even Jim Cramer throws his hands up in frustration. Take, for example, the latest developments involving Express. The specialty retailer forecast a weaker-than-expected holiday quarter due to muted ...
If you're still in school, keep your investment powder dry
I am an 18-year-old college freshman. I have been fortunate enough to receive a very large sum of money in scholarships at my university, so I have a surplus of a few thousand dollars a semester. I am allowed to spend the money however I wish. Rather ...
Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail ...
Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail ...
'Made in the U.S.A.' is a money-making investment idea
... strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., “is our favorite emerging market.” To explain the stunning economic tailwind behind U.S. industrial companies, and build a solid investment case for the sector, analysts and researchers point to three crucial ...
RBC CEO Nixon to Retire as Bank's Profit Tops Estimates
Royal Bank of Canada said Chief Executive Officer Gordon Nixon will retire next year as the nation's largest lender reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates on gains in investment banking and consumer lending. Nixon, 56, will ...
FT: Global Investment Banks Cutting Pay Despite Profit Increase
Nine of the biggest investment banks in the United States and Europe are on pace to cut employee compensation by a median of 5 percent this year, according to an FT analysis of their earnings reports for the first three quarters. Editor's Note: Add Up ...
California investor plans major investment in Wunderlich firm
In the statement, Wunderlich says the new money "will be used primarily to expand the firm's Private Client Wealth Management, Equity and Fixed Income Capital Markets and Investment Banking divisions." Wunderlich, founded in Memphis in 1996, also ...
Why Philip Morris Is Still a Great Investment
Philip Morris (NYSE: PM ) has been among the worst-performing tobacco companies this year, with shares up only 2% year to date. Just over the past week, the tobacco giant lost more than 7% of its market cap in light of a pessimistic earnings forecast ...
Investment management The rise of BlackRock
One firm unlikely to feature on their list is BlackRock, an investment manager whose name rings few bells outside financial circles. Yet it is the single biggest shareholder in all the companies listed above. It owns a stake in almost every listed ...