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String of investment bubbles mark one of the worst decades for stocks (USA Today)
A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the years from 2000 to 2009. And it looks like the next decade will be no different.
Basra investment commission considers housing units project (MENAFN)
Basra investment commission considers housing units project
String of Investment Bubbles Marked 2000-09 (The Memphis Daily News)
NEW YORK (AP) - A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the years from 2000....
Laundry room slated for Family Investment Center (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
HIBBING — The initial steps have been taken in what is planned to create two handicapped accessible, two-bedroom apartments as well as a full service laundromat at the former Family Investment Center (FIC) building.
Trio investment managers under scrutiny (The Age)
Investment managers appointed to oversee $400 million in Trio Capital funds had previously worked at Pacific Continental Securities, a stockbroker censured in the US.
Fresh Start: Avoid These Investment Mistakes (TheStreet.com)
Now is the time to claw back investment losses from last year. The key is taking on a little risk.
Missouri’s Advanced ICU Care lands $2M investment for telemedicine services (MedCity News)
St. Louis, Missouri -- Advanced ICU Care Inc. has received a $2 million equity investment for its intensive-care telemedicine services, according to a regulatory filing. The company contracts with community hospitals to provide remote staffing coverage to intensive-care units from its St. Louis headquarters. Advanced ICU Care provides care via what's known as telemedicine--cameras, patient data ...
Orissa clears 19 projects with an investment of Rs 30,000 cr (The Economic Times)
The Orissa government on Thursday approved the proposal of some 19 projects, including 10 new projects, with a total investment worth of Rs 30,000 crore.
City’s attraction of investment centre declines (Daily Liberal)
Dubbo as an investment magnet may have lost some of its pulling power in 2009 with the estimated value of development applications approved by the council falling.
Canada GM investment saves 9k jobs (UPI)
DET, Mich., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Canada's investment in U.S. automaker General Motors has saved more than 9,000 jobs in Ontario, provincial officials said.
String of investment bubbles marked 2000-09 (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
NEW YORK — A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the years from 2000 to 2009. And it looks like the next decade will be ...
Growth In Foreign Investment In Iran (Bernama)
TEHRAN, Jan 2 (Bernama) -- The director of the Organisation for Investment and Technical Assistance of Iran affiliated to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance stated that foreign investment in Iran grew by six percent last year despite the global economic downturn, Iran's Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
Iraq- Basra investment commission considers housing units project (MENAFN)
Iraq- Basra investment commission considers housing units project
Deputy Economy Min: Iran to break foreign investment record this year (Zawya)
02 January 2010 Shiraz: Deputy Economy Minister evaluating as positive efforts aimed at attracting foreign capitals for investment in Iran, said here Friday officials are trying to break record of foreign investments in Iran this year.
String of investment bubbles marked 2000-09 (South Bend Tribune)
NEW YORK -- A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the years from 2000 to 2009. And it looks like the next decade will be no different.
Laundry room slated for Family Investment Center (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
HIBBING — The initial steps have been taken in what is planned to create two handicapped accessible, two-bedroom apartments as well as a full service laundromat at the former Family Investment Center (FIC) building.
Overwhelming response for Jaffna Investment Forum (Sunday Observer)
There has been an overwhelming response for the first major post-war Investment Forum which will be held on January 6 and 7 at the Jaffna Public Library with the event being oversubscribed by over 40 percent.
Seeds already sown for next crop of investment bubbles (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the years from 2000 to 2009. And it looks like the next decade will be no different.
Australian bank consults investment groups over bid for Northern Rock (MalaysiaNews.net)
Northern Rock by holding a "beauty parade" of investment banks to advise it on an auction of the nationalised lender in the new year.NAB, which already owns Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks in the UK, i...
Laundry room slated for Family Investment Center (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
HIBBING — The initial steps have been taken in what is planned to create two handicapped accessible, two-bedroom apartments as well as a full service laundromat at the former Family Investment Center (FIC) building.
Fire board to review investment policy (Marin Independent Journal)
The Novato Fire District board will consider a new operating agreement with the Marin Emergency Radio Authority and adoption of an annual statement of investment policy when it meets Wednesday.
BoI approves framework for 2010 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) (Manila Bulletin)
The Board of Investments (BoI) has approved the framework for the 2010 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP), which seeks to grant incentives to targeted investments that would take advantage of the expected global and domestic economic rebound.
Aabar says has no investment in Arabtec (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
DUBAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Abu-Dhabi based Aabar Investments said it has not made an investment in Arabtec , after the Dubai-based construction firm last week said it was not in talks about any possible deal.[ID:nLDE5BT0G0 ]
Commercialbank gets Qatar Investment Authority funds (MENAFN)
Commercialbank gets Qatar Investment Authority funds
6% Increase In Foreign Investment (Zawya)
The director of the Organization for Investment and Technical Assistance, affiliated to the Ministry of Economy said foreign investment in Iran grew by 6 percent last year despite the global economic meltdown.
Investment program increases by 22 percent during 2010 (Zawya)
03 January 2010 The financial allocations of investment programs within the 2010 state budget amounted to over YR 826 billion, compared with YR 673 billion, an increase of YR 153 billion, roughly 22%.
Taiwan mulls allowing more Chinese investment (Business Times (Malaysia))
TAIPEI: Taiwan will review regulations on Chinese investment and may open up more industries next month in yet another move to forge closer economic ties, an official said yesterday.
SME Ordnance plans RM36m investment for M4 carbine development (Business Times (Malaysia))
SME Ordnance Sdn Bhd, the country's only licensed manufacturer of ammunition, plans to invest RM36.4 million between 2010 and 2011 in development of the M4 carbine rifles. Of the amount, RM26.4 million will be for the purchase of machinery and RM10 million for the buildings. "The M4 programme investment is mainly to buy new and specialised machinery for production of the M4," the company's ...
Questions remain on public investment projects (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Doubts remain over whether the government can ensure productive investment under the Bt1.43 trillion Thai Khemkhaeng stimulus scheme.
Investment-Grade And Speculative-Grade Composite Spreads Remain Unchanged (Thaipr.net)
Standard & Poor's investment-grade and speculative-grade composite spreads remained unchanged yesterday at 191 basis points (bps) and 611 bps, respectively. By rating, the 'AA', 'A', and 'BBB' spreads
Investment-Grade Composite Spread Tightens 5 Basis Points (Thaipr.net)
Standard & Poor's investment-grade composite spread tightened 5 basis points (bps) yesterday to 191 bps, while its speculative-grade counterpart expanded one basis point to 611 bps. By rating, the 'AA
Jadwa Investment acquires equity stake in Gulf Union Foods Company (AME Info)
L-R: Dr Sulieman Saleh Al rashoudi, Mr Saad Ibrahim Al Mushawah, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Al Gassim, Mr Ahmed Agil Al Khateeb. "The acquisition builds on our direct investment portfolio which contains Saudi Aramco's Lubricating Oil Refining Company and capitalizes on our execution expertise.
Whitman to step down as Third Avenue investment chief: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Veteran investor Martin Whitman will relinquish his role as Third Avenue Management LLC's co-chief investment officer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Saudi Jadwa Investment acquires equity stake in GUFC (MENAFN)
Saudi Jadwa Investment acquires equity stake in GUFC
Jadwa Investment buys stake in Gulf Union Foods Company (AME Info)
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New investment tack OKd (Manila Standard Today)
The Board of Investments has completed a draft framework for the new Investment Priorities Plan that focuses on the expected global economic recovery this year.
Investment boom to boost India Inc's prowess (rediff.com)
The continuation of the new investments boom and the greater success in completion of projects imply that the investment boom is on, and this augurs well for growth in 2010 and beyond.
Investment Roundtable: Risks lurk, but recovery still on track (USA Today)
Even though the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is on track for its first-ever loss for a decade, it is ending the year on an upbeat note, having rebounded more than 60% after the worst stock downturn since the Great Depression.
Third Avenue’s Investment Chief Said to Step Down (New York Times)
Veteran value investor Martin J. Whitman will relinquish his role as Third Avenue Management's co-chief investment officer, The Wall Street Journal reported.
TD Ameritrade Helps Investment Advisers (KOLN Lincoln)
TD Ameritrade says its institutional roadmap program has helped independent investment advisers grow their businesses.
Investment Funds (Investors Offshore)
Investment funds are of course the bedrock of most pensions assets, and are popular investment targets in their own right; but those investors who are able or who choose to explore the offshore dimension of fund investment, whether from 'onshore' or from 'offshore', have many extra options.
Bahraini investment firm recruits top personnel to capitalize on opportunities in GCC market (Mena Report)
Finance and investment firms throughout the Gulf region are making strategic appointments to take advantage of the regional financial market’s resilience against the global economic downturn.
S. African Shares Attract Record Overseas Investment (Update3) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- South African stocks attracted record foreign investment last year as higher metal prices boosted the earnings outlook for mining companies.
Early Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies are up at 10 a.m.: Goldman Sachs rose $2.92 or 1.7 percent, to $171.76. Morgan Stanley rose $1.28 or 4.3 percent, to $30.88.
National Investment fund ‘won’t reach target’ (Startups)
The government may fail to reach its £1bn target for the National Investment Corporation (NIC) fund for small businesses, according to reports. The £1bn target was supposed to have come largely from UK retail and investment banks.
SpheriTech Lands Angel Investment (GenomeWeb News)
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK-based contract research and synthetic DNA firm SpheriTech said today that it has received an investment of an undisclosed sum from an anonymous angel investor.
Boeing shares rise after investment firms upgrade the stock on expected pickup in orders (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
DALLAS - Shares of Boeing Co. rose Monday after two investment firms upgraded stock in the aircraft maker, citing factors including an expected increase in orders.
Final Glance: Investment Banks companies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of some top investment banks companies were up at the close of trading: Goldman Sachs rose $4.24 or 2.5 percent, to $173.08. Morgan Stanley rose $1.31 or 4.4 percent, to $30.91.
Whitman Gives Up Investment Post at Third Avenue (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Martin J. Whitman stepped down as co- chief investment officer of Third Avenue Management LLC as he scales back his role at the New York-based fund company he founded 24 years ago.