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Owner of Investment Firm Charged with Securities Fraud for Orchestrating $4.7 ...
Owner of Investment Firm Charged with Securities Fraud for Orchestrating $4.7 ...
PSE&G's $446M solar energy investment would utilize landfills, brownfields
The investment, which would occur over three years and be paid for by customers, is about half of what PSE&G had initially proposed. PSE&G, the state's largest utility, would spend $247 million on 42 megawatts of solar farms atop landfills and ...
3 Investment Ideas for Biotech Investors
Investment ideas don't grow on trees. But for biotech investors, they do grow in laboratories. Here are three investment ideas that biotech investors should consider. Bet on a billionaire. I'm usually inclined to bet on underlying technology rather ...
Samsung, Intel invest in speech analysis company to boost voice command apps
Samsung, Intel and Telefónica have joined the likes of Google and invested in a startup company that specializes in speech analysis, IDC News Service reported. The San Francisco-based Expect Labs created a technology that can analyze and understand ...
What to do when your investment adviser resigns
What to do when your investment adviser resigns. NewsWatch. April 30, 2013|MarketWatch. MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE. What should you do when your investment adviser retires or resigns? See full story. U.S. to pay down debt for first time in six years ...
Foreign Investment: A Stealthy Driver Of U.S. Real Estate
Real estate is recovering nationally and surging in many U.S. markets. The key drivers of this recovery have been strong measures of investment performance, low and decreasing supply, affordability, favorable interest rates on financing, and last, but ...
Bentley Solar Developer Plans $623 Million UK Investment
Lightsource works with London-based Octopus Investments Ltd. to raise money for its projects, mostly through Enterprise Investment Schemes that offer tax breaks for investors in higher-risk companies. The average investor contributes about 18,000 ...
MOVES-Pramerica, E*Trade, Heartwood Investment
The European arm of the real estate investment and management business of Prudential Financial Inc appointed Annemarie Manning as a Director in the Business Development team at its London office. Manning previously worked at Greenhill & Co as ...
Anadolu Group to Boost Investment in Georgia, Minister Says
Anadolu Group of Turkey is considering investing in Georgian hydropower on top of the $600 million it's already said it will spend, the republic's energy minister said. The government signed a memorandum of understanding on increased investment after ...
A Wealth of Clues to the Future of Barclays Investment Bank
Mr. Jenkins, a retail banker at heart, has an ambiguous relationship with Barclays investment bank – it is the source of many of his woes (not least the fallout from the Libor scandal) but also the source of most of his profits (the unit accounted for ...
The lucrative investment trend hedge funds don't want you to know about
Leading the recent lien-buying surge is Fortress Investment Group, the $53 billion alternative investments company now working with former executives who drove J.P. Morgan's prior rush into the business from 2008 through mid-2011. David Zussman, a ...
Finding Attractive Investment Yields In An Overlooked Area Of The Market
We always place safety of principal first and foremost and accept unsystematic risk only when we feel there's a corresponding probability of outsized investment returns. Today, I'd like to discuss a couple different areas that our firm has been ...
25 universities with the best return on investment
25 universities with the best return on investment. (MoneyWatch) If you want to attend the college providing graduates with the best return on their investment, take a look at Harvey Mudd College. Students who receive a bachelor's degree from Harvey ...
First Round Capital Expands $500K, Student-Run Investment Arm Dorm Room ...
First Round Capital Expands $500K, Student-Run Investment Arm Dorm Room ...
Ashton Kutcher Says His Investment Company 'Is Not Pimp My Startup'
Actor Ashton Kutcher says his investment firm, which has backed companies such as Spotify Ltd., Uber Technologies Inc., SoundCloud Ltd., and Airbnb Inc., is taking on new investors so that it can tap innovation in a range of areas, from sensor-equipped ...
Overview Of The New 3.8% Investment Income Tax, Part 3: Gains From The Sale ...
Overview Of The New 3.8% Investment Income Tax, Part 3: Gains From The Sale ...
UK Lords Say Climate Inertia Risks Trillion Euros Investment
European Union energy policy inertia is freezing the 1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion) of investment required to secure low-carbon power supplies in the region, a committee of the U.K.'s House of Lords said. A new policy should include a floor price for ...
Ashton Kutcher raising new tech-investment funds -- with a twist
Hollywood heartthrob Ashton Kutcher has done pretty well as a tech investor; his A-Grade Investments, co-founded with billionaire Ron Burkle and Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, has invested in the pick of the Web 2.0 litter, including Airbnb, Uber ...
Brazil's Odebrecht plans $20 billion spend, targets Peru as key investment
Odebrecht, which reported total revenues of $43 billion dollars last year, said that outside Brazil its largest investment destination will be fast-growing Peru, which "has many opportunities because there are lots of concessions and public-private ...
Credit Suisse Names Investment Banking Co-Heads in Europe
Europe, Middle East and Africa “is an important contributor of revenue and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and financing activity for our global franchise,” Gael de Boissard, chief executive officer for Europe and global head of investment ...
Exclusive: China investment guru Fang targets comeback with $2 billion Hopu II ...
Exclusive: China investment guru Fang targets comeback with $2 billion Hopu II ...
Philippines Beats Indonesia to S&P Investment Grade Rating
The Philippines overtook Indonesia to win an investment grade today from Standard & Poor's, as President Benigno Aquino outshines Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in improving government finances and spurring growth. The rating on the Philippines' ...
Philippine Peso, Bonds Rally on S&P Investment-Grade Rating
The Philippine peso posted its biggest gain in almost two weeks and government bond yields fell after the nation won an investment-grade rating from Standard & Poor's. The rating on the nation's long-term foreign currency- denominated debt was raised ...
UBS Shareholder Calls for Split with Investment Bank
Knight Vinke owns about 1% of UBS, according to a spokeswoman for the investment firm. In the past, even with small stake holdings, the group has proved influential with other investors, although in its letter it gave no indication whether other ...
Fortress Investment group swings to profit
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG) swung to a first-quarter profit as the private-equity and hedge-fund manager boosted its assets under management. Fortress, known for both its private-equity and credit investments, said it ended the period with ...
One State Is Leading In Investment Crowdfunding: Guess Which One
Add North Carolina to the growing list of states working on intrastate investment crowdfunding legislation, especially as the equity crowdfunding proposal of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) won't be brought up by the SEC for a three ...
Warren Buffett's Best Investment Ever
Financially, See's Candies has been a great investment -- it had returned over 2,000% by 2006. However, I believe See's Candies is Buffett's best investment ever because it changed his mind-set from only buying undervalued companies to realizing that ...
Here's A Novel Investment Idea: Resource Stocks As Yield Plays
The jury of investment analysts is out but there is growing interest in some of the world's biggest mining companies as emerging yield plays rather than fading growth stocks thanks to a decision by an Australian oil and gas producer to shower cash on ...
Investment Banking Bonanza: Best Year Since '02 - CNBC.com
Despite regulatory pressure and the general negative public stigma, big banks are getting still bigger, and big American banks are doing even better against their global competitors. The latest evidence of reasons not to feel sorry for large financial ...
Deutsche Bank Hires Three for US Investment-Grade Credit Team
Deutsche Bank is the fifth most-active underwriter of investment-grade debt in the U.S. this year, from seventh place last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The notes have returned 2 percent this year, according to Bank of America Merrill ...
Private equity group Carlyle hires energy investment team
LONDON (Reuters) - The Carlyle Group has hired a six person energy investment team, the private equity firm said on Thursday, as it looks to take advantage of predicted growth in global demand. Carlyle is beefing up its energy team after an 11-year ...
On poker: Even after a big investment, sometimes folding is the right move
But if it's unlikely for your opponent to be bluffing, you should probably fold despite the investment. On Day Two of the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic main event, I found myself at a tough table full of young professionals I see regularly on the ...
House Hunting on China's Vacation Frontiers
But as their focus shifts toward enjoyment from pure investment, their next stops are likely to be closer to home. One in eight Chinese families own more than one home, according to a recent report by Zhejiang University and Tsinghua University. But ...
Hong Kong Exchange Fund 1Q Investment Income HK$17.1 Billion
The fund that manages Hong Kong's foreign-exchange reserves and backs its currency saw first quarter investment income falling 44% from the previous quarter, weighed by weaker local stocks and foreign-exchange losses, the Hong Kong Monetary ...
Bharti Gets $1.26 Billion Investment From Qatar Foundation
Bharti Airtel Ltd. (BHARTI), India's largest mobile-phone operator, will sell a 5 percent stake to the Qatar Foundation Endowment for $1.26 billion after the carrier posted quarterly profit that missed estimates. Bharti will issue 199.9 million new ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Inflation angst evaporates in race for returns
British fund manager Legal & General Investment Management dug deeper into structural forces behind inflation in a presentation this week and reckoned a long-term stalling or even retreat of trade globalisation could also unleash higher western price ...
Business Investment Rebounds Even as Recovery Drags
The business segment consists of private fixed investment in everything from buildings to computers, but excludes residential construction. That is included in the consumer category, which also includes personal consumption expenditures. The government ...
GMP Capital Posts Quarterly Loss on Investment-Banking Slump
GMP said capital-markets revenue fell 29 percent to C$42.1 million from a year earlier, mostly because of lower investment- banking fees and trading commissions. Financings and takeover deals in the resource industry were hard hit in the quarter ...
Investment funds seen getting up to $3.6 billion in Kelda stake sale
The investment funds have mandated Macquarie to manage the deal. Yield-hungry investors have been showing strong interest in British water and sewerage firms as they seek stable cash flows and a favorable regulatory structure. Yorkshire Water's parent ...
US factory orders down 4 percent in March but business investment category ...
US factory orders down 4 percent in March but business investment category ...
Smooth as Velveeta. Kraft surges 6%
There's nothing cheesy about Kraft's earnings and stock performance. This caption is another story though. It was hard to find a major stock that was down on Friday. The Dow topped 15,000 and the S&P 500 surpassed 1,600 for the first time thanks to the ...
Caraustar Industries sold to investment firm
Caraustar Industries, an Austell-based provider of recycled paperboard products, is now majority owned by another investment firm. Wayzata Investment Partners completed its sale of Caraustar to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, the companies announced ...
Naomi Klein's Massive Investment Opportunity In Fossil Fuels
Naomi Klein is arguing that all the organisations in the green world, all of the environmentalists, should divest themselves from any stocks or bonds that have anything to do with fossil fuels. This rather gives us less picky people a large investment ...
5 industries that attract the most interest from investment bankers (Slideshow)
Health care deals are likely to attract the largest interest from investment bankers in the Southeast during the next five years, according to an IBISWorld Inc. report. The report named five industries with deal opportunities expected to attract the ...
Taxes Influence Investment Strategy, and Not Always for the Better
When asked about how tax rates would affect an investment, he said his advice was almost always the same. “If it doesn't make sense for your portfolio, then it doesn't make sense,” he said, even if there is tax savings. “If it does make sense ...
Seattle city pension investment mired in legal limbo
Only much later did Seattle pension officials learn that, for more than two years before their initial investment, various Stevanovich-controlled funds, including Epsilon II, had been pouring millions of dollars into paper companies set up by Tom ...
Cowboys notes: Romo's time investment a non-issue to Witten
Cowboys notes: Romo's time investment a non-issue to Witten. Posted Friday, May. 03, 2013 Updated 0 comments Print Reprints. Share. By Carlos Mendez Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Article; Photos (1); Comments. A. SAINTS COWBOYS 103. View photos ...
Hertz Investment Group buys $30.2M note on Riverview Tower
After a drawn-out struggle with cash-flow issues, one of Knoxville's tallest buildings has changed hands. Santa Monica-based Hertz Investment Group acquired Riverview Tower, a 24-story office tower at 900 S. Gay St. that is home to tenants including BB ...
Man sentenced for Phoenix-area investment scheme
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area man has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison and may have to pay more than $900,000 restitution in a real estate investment scheme. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 46-year-old Jere Loy Parkhurst pleaded ...
Wisconsin entrepreneurs back bill for early investment
Entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of Wisconsin's start-up economy told their stories at a news conference announcing bipartisan agreement on the bill, which would match $25 million in state dollars with private investment, and at a public hearing a ...