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Hong Kong's Richest Man Makes Investment in Bitcoin
The investment was made through Li's venture capital company, Horizons Ventures. Founded in 2011, BitPay said it handles transactions for 14,000 companies across 200 countries. Half of those are in the U.S., with one-quarter in Europe. There are about ...
Horsehead Seems to Be Pabrai's Most Active Investment... But Why?
On Dec.11, Mohnish Pabrai added Horsehead Holding Corp. ( ZINC ). It was the 13th time he added the stock during 2013, which makes me feel that Pabrai is making a bet that zinc is about to get a lot more valuable. So let's take a look at this company ...
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Retrospect/2013 - Private Investment Doubles
The private investment in Angola continued to flourish in 2013, with the National Agency of Private Investment (ANIP) having appraised and approved 177 investment contracts amounting to Akz 444,2 billion (Usd 4.4 billion) as a result of the macro ...
Editorial: Roads to new rail hub a good investment
The $400 million Union Pacific railroad yard near Santa Teresa that is speeding toward completion would not likely have happened if not for legislation passed under both Govs. Bill Richardson and Susana Martinez to provide a tax exemption for ...
Investment Insights: New Year's prognostications
As our regular readers are aware, this column is designed to provide insights to investors of all types based upon my take, as an investment professional, as to what is really going on in the economy and the markets. My efforts are directed at keeping ...
Phillips 66: Investment That Will Pay Off
With the growing worldwide demand of LPG, including propane and butane, Phillips 66 (PSX) is focusing on export opportunities for its midstream-segment production. The company is planning to strengthen its midstream segment after witnessing a strong ...
Audi announces $30.3B investment
Audi will spend about 70 percent of that investment, or roughly $21.27 billion, on developing new models and technology, according to Bloomberg. Audi's investment news comes just days after the German automaker announced that it delivered 1.5 million ...
Intel Bets on Video Everywhere With Investment in Taiwan's SanJet
moneybags Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world's biggest chipmaker, made a bet on ubiquitous video today with a stake in SanJet, a Taiwan-based company that makes small video cameras and DVRs that are designed to be worn, mounted on the ...
Alternative Investment Strategies for 2014
27 (Bloomberg) –- TIAA-CREF Global Investment Strategist Dan Morris discusses his alternative assets strategies for the new year with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's “Money Moves.” (Source: Bloomberg). Please enable JavaScript to view the ...
Jacksonville Man Pleads Guilty to Operating a Fraudulent Investment Scheme
JACKSONVILLE—Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Anderson Scott Hall, a/k/a Scott Hall (49, Jacksonville), today pleaded guilty to four felony counts of operating a sham investment scheme. Specifically, Hall pleaded guilty ...
Russian angel investment grew 4x in 2013
Russia's National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners, a Moscow-based investment consultancy and high-tech investor, and RVC, the state-owned fund of funds dedicated to innovation, have presented the results of their 2013 business ...
Strategic investment can decrease cost and foreign dependence for wind energy
Specifically, “The first priority investment is technical research and development and manufacturing capability for medium-voltage and permanent-magnet generators because these technologies appear to have the greatest likelihood for reducing mass, ...
New generation of products, management attractive to investors
Barriers to entry are not extremely high, but many of the existing companies have scale and have made a significant investment in infrastructure, Frohna said. Among 1492's portfolio holdings are two fleet-tracking companies that are leaders in the ...
Expert offer investment advice for coming year
U.S. stocks outperformed every major asset class in the world this year, but can they do it again in 2014? The odds are against it. As of Thursday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 32 percent for the year and the Russell 2000, a small-company ...
Why Ford Motor Company Remains a Great Investment After Its Recent Dip
The stock price of my personal favorite, Ford (NYSE: F ) , has performed very well for a few years, and I was starting to think that the company was becoming less appealing as an investment. However, with the share price recently pulling back by about ...
Why Real Estate is a Better Investment Than Stocks
A recent article from FortuneBuilders, a premier real estate investment education company, said, “Given that the U.S. market as a whole is just getting warmed up for a new boom, virtually every property sector is set to take off. Analysts are ...
2013 in local business: The good, the bad and the investment
Almost certainly the biggest investment announced in 2013 was the Village Promenade project, a $55 million apartment-and-commercial development wrapped around a $5 million city-owned parking garage. A few concerns expressed by neighbors aside, ...
Motley Fool: Consider adding black gold to investment portfolio
Does one of the largest companies in the world belong in your portfolio? Consider ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), with a recent market value topping $400 billion. ExxonMobil hasn't been happy to see oil prices stagnate and even head lower recently. And it has ...
Retirement Planner: Investment basics can take you far
My holiday "Advice for Kids" column typically offers grist for the mill designed to stimulate a family discussion around saving and managing money. This year, some regular readers over the years may find the usual advice like "stay out of Starbucks and ...
Leading innovation will take investment
“Given the link between investment in education and related measures of success in education, it is clear that North Carolina should continue its strong levels of investment in higher education and significantly increase its levels of investment in ...
Bitcoin: Black Market Bait or Shrewd Investment?
Like most investments, you can't hold it, touch it, or feel it. Bitcoin is a virtual investment that exists only in a digital domain. But you can't put a mutual fund on a shelf under glass, either. Bitcoin is the crypto-currency that has limited ...
'Matchmaker' Investment Agencies Help Open the Door to China
China's outbound investment has grown rapidly in recent years, although it still represents only a small proportion of the overall economy. Outbound direct investment rose 20 percent in the first three quarters of this year, the private equity fund A ...
Aspen Forum—The First Major Investment Conference of 2014 will be held ...
Aspen Forum—The First Major Investment Conference of 2014 will be held ...
Are forever stamps the next hot investment?
Though the agency is troubled right now, that's a pretty solid track record for an investment. They've got a good rate of return. Issued in 2007, the first forever stamp was worth 41 cents. If you had bought $1,000 worth, you could resell them next ...
Tom Stevenson
An investment destination that investors have resolutely fallen out of love with is emerging markets and, in particular, China. I'm less sure that the crowd has got it right here. In fact, my contrarian antennae start to twitch more strongly when there ...
Nesta urges AC Milan investment
Milan have managed just 17 points from their opening 19 games in Serie A this season and Nesta has urged Berlusconi to sanction significant investment to help the club out of its malaise. "It was predictable what would happen. There is a generational ...
Indian Panel Approves Vodafone, Tesco Investment Plans
India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board—a panel of senior bureaucrats who vet foreign direct investment proposals—approved U.K.-based Vodafone's plan to buy its joint venture partners' stakes in its Indian arm for 101.4 billion rupees ($1.63 ...
Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock ...
Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock ...
Crocs jumps on Blackstone investment, CEO leaving
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Crocs Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) jumped 13% on Monday after the plastic-clog maker said private-equity firm Blackstone is investing $200 million in the company through the purchase of newly issued preferred stock, giving ...
Why Amazon Crushes Apple as an Investment
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The hysteria over Twitter (TWTR) euphoria underscores the mindlessness of the media as well as the pointlessness of Wall Street "analysis" and their garbage-in, garbage-out quantitative models. Over the last week we have seen ...
Peru Expects Record 2014 Mining Investment
LIMA, Peru—As companies develop new projects expected to boost the country's mineral output, Peru is expected to see a record inflow of mining investments in 2014, President Ollanta Humala said. Mr. Humala said in a year-end television interview that ...
The Best Shoe Investment Is a Well-Kept Secret
The Best Shoe Investment Is a Well-Kept Secret. By Marshall Hargrave | More Articles December 30, 2013 | Comments (0). The shoe business is one that has been doing well, from shoemakers to shoe retailers. However, when digging deeper into the shoe ...
Investors, Beware Exotic Investment Opportunities
Such is the challenge of a variety of new investment options made possible by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act—better known as the JOBS Act of 2012. Many promise mouthwatering yields or the potential to get in on the ground floor of the next ...
$13 Million In Social Investment Bonds Might Pay 12.5%
More than $13 million raised by private and institutional investors will be used to fund a 5½-year program focused on comprehensive re-entry employment services in the world's largest Social Investment Bond (SIB) to date. The SIB will provide $13.5 ...
India clears Tesco's $110 mln supermarket investment
India's foreign investment regulator has approved a $110 million investment plan by Tesco, formally paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy. Tesco this month took the initial steps to becoming the first ...
Investment stars of 2013-will they look as good next year?
I always think that a leading indicator of stock market sentiment is the levels of cash held by investment managers. These have been rising over the past couple of months, but from historically low levels. Most have been pretty much fully invested, and ...
Fourteen Investment Risks for 2014
The central bet has to be more of the same: easy monetary policy, albeit lower for slightly less long; modest but steady global economic growth, led by the U.S.; further improvements in the euro zone; slightly higher rates of inflation and lower growth ...
How Will Policy in Developing Countries Affect Energy Investment?
Ophir Energy (LSE: OPHR ) is about to reap a gross fives times gain on its discovery investment in deep water Tanzanian natural gas. Ophir just sold 20% of its interests in a 15 trillion cubic feet (TCF) deepwater natural gas field to Singapore's ...
Tobacco Is a Sensible Long-Term Investment
With the exception of those who are morally opposed to it, investors ought to seriously consider adding Big Tobacco to their portfolios. Speaking at a recent conference hosted by Morgan Stanley, Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM ) CEO Andre ...
Best investment strategy for 2014 (Stewart Welch)
Here is my best guess for the economy, interest rates and stocks along with my recommendations for your best investment strategy for 2014: The economy. The economy has continued to improve over the past four years and I expect this trend will continue ...
Your 2014 Investment Watch List
Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald decoded an 80% gain for readers of his Money Map Report with an insurance company that pays out a super dividend. Our Defense and Technology Specialist Michael A. Robinson, delivered a 100% gain with a ...
Mississippi: 6265 jobs, $1 billion in investment in 2013
Led by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi's aggressive efforts to create jobs and attract new investment produced significant results, with 2013 more than doubling the jobs and investment generated in the state in the previous year. Projects supported by ...
Venezuela's Gold Crisis Is Spurring Chinese Investment
China has had long-standing interests in South America since the Cold War. As times have changed, so has the nature of its involvement turning from the spread of Communism, to foreign direct investment (FDI). Venezuela is a lucrative opportunity mainly ...
Forbes: GR housing a good investment
Forbes: GR housing a good investment. Realtors: Market particularly good for sellers. By Heather Walker. Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:22 PM EST; Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 9:06 PM EST. (1/2)Forbes magazine named the ...