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Weak investment and trade drive Q2 contraction in German economy
BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Weak investment spending and slow trade led the German economy to contract for the first time in over a year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday. Germany's Federal Statistics Office confirmed an earlier flash ...
Weak investment, trade drive second quarter contraction in German economy
Newly manufactured Ford Fiesta cars are seen on the deck of the car transport ship ''Tossa'' as it travels along the Rhine, from a Ford plant in the German city of Cologne to the Dutch seaport of Vlissingen, close to Nimwegen in the Netherlands ...
Nairobi Among Top Investment Hubs in Africa
NAIROBI is among top 10 cities in Sub Saharan Africa that promises the best investment returns for businesses by year 2040, according to consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. In a report titled 'Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you ...
Glennmont Partners raises €500 million for clean energy investment
The fund attracted investment from Europe, Asia, US and the Middle East according to Glennmont, which is a spin-off from BNP Paribas Investment Partners. “We were previously a specialist team working within other institutions, but having established ...
Japan to Double Investment in India Within 5 Years
TOKYO—Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set an ambitious goal of doubling Japanese investment and the number of Japanese companies in India within five years, as part of an effort by the two countries to strengthen economic and security ties. In a ...
Procurify Hooks Investment From Gluster Founder For Cloud Procurement Platform
As organizations get more comfortable using cloud services, there is a corresponding increase in the number of services that not only take an existing process and deliver it via the cloud, but that also take advantage of the fact that business ...
Future Fund Appoints CIO, Looks to Grow Investment Team
Australia's $101 billion Future Fund has promoted Raphael Arndt to CIO and is seeking to grow its investment team with two appointments. Arndt has worked at the Future Fund—which manages assets for the Australian public sector pension—since 2008 as ...
Tax relief sets stage for investment boom in UK theatre
Theatre producers are predicting a wave of investment in British shows, similar to the film and TV boom that brought Game of Thrones to the UK, as new government subsidies come into force. Investors who have previously shied away from risky ventures ...
Mizuho to Encourage Analysts to Become Investment Bankers
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411) plans to encourage equity research analysts to become investment bankers as Japan's third-largest banking group competes for business arranging share sales and advising on mergers. Mizuho Securities Co. will offer its ...
3 Reasons Intel Is A More Compelling Investment Than Taiwan Semiconductor
Recently I decided to add additional semiconductor exposure to my investment portfolio. I narrowed the choices down to Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM). They are the two largest semiconductor companies that trade on the U.S. ...
Eric Cantor to Join Wall Street Investment Bank
Despite rumblings that he may run for governor of Virginia in 2017 or return to politics at some point, Mr. Cantor said he is focused on his new career learning the investment banking business and providing clients with quality counsel. "I've got a lot ...
Indonesia wants more foreign investors in manufacturing - investment chief
A series of rules introduced this year that are aimed at giving the government more revenues from Indonesia's key resource sector have deterred foreign direct investment, as has political uncertainty as Indonesians voted for a new president, who is due ...
Cantor joins investment bank
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) joined the global investment bank Moelis & Company as vice chairman and managing director, the company announced Tuesday. Cantor, who resigned from Congress during the August recess after losing ...
Eric Cantor Just Got A Job On Wall Street, And He's Getting A $1.4 Million ...
Eric Cantor Just Got A Job On Wall Street, And He's Getting A $1.4 Million ...
Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors. Cantor, 51, and firm ...
Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news ...
Local printer making big investment in hometown business
“We're making the investment so we will be around the next 50 years.” The company will be able to get customers the finished product in one-fifth of the time. Something that takes 40 minutes to print will only take 10 minutes with the new press. “North ...
Private Investment Could Pull Those Facing Foreclosure Back From The Brink
That's because New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) came up with a solution to help distressed homeowners by using private investment to provide mortgage principal reduction, homeowner counseling and vacant property rehabilitation. What kept ...
Eric Cantor Lands $3.4 Million Investment Banking Job
Eric Cantor plans to join investment bank Moelis & Co. as vice chairman and managing director, where he will earn a salary of $3.4 million, the company announced in an SEC filing this morning. Cantor will also join the bank's board. The former House ...
Beverly Hills investment firm buys Chandler building for $12.7M
Cohen's companies have operations in Southern California and New Jersey generally focus their investment strategies in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas. His offices are down the street from Beverly Hills High School. Mike Sunnucks writes about politics ...
Meet the Pioneer Woman Who Abandoned Her Investment Banking Career for a ...
Meet the Pioneer Woman Who Abandoned Her Investment Banking Career for a ...
Jefferies Profit Rises Sevenfold on Investment Banking
Jefferies Group LLC, the Wall Street firm owned by Leucadia National Corp. (LUK), said fiscal third-quarter profit rose almost sevenfold on gains in investment banking. Earnings for the three months ended Aug. 31 climbed to $82 million from $12 million ...
Russia Investment Fund Hides US Advisers' Names
A $10 billion investment fund backed by the Russian government that has avoided being targeted by U.S. economic sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine redesigned its website Tuesday and made it more difficult to find names of prominent U.S. and ...
India's Modi Seeks to Attract More Japanese Investment
TOKYO—India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to improve India's image as a place to do business Tuesday, saying that his government was ready to reduce red tape and improve infrastructure to attract more foreign investment. As the new Indian ...
Investment Banks Face 10-Year Wait for Pre-Crisis Fee Levels
Investment banking revenues aren't likely to reach 2007 levels for another decade, according to a wide-ranging report on the future of the industry, which asserts that the bulk of the recent revenue decline is structural. The report, published by ...
Riskalyze offers product for investment firms to rate regulatory risk
As the investment advisory industry prepares for increased regulatory audits next year, Auburn-based Riskalyze Inc. is offering it an automated product to find portfolio problems before regulators do. The product is called Compliance Cloud, and it ...
Eric Cantor And The Rise Of Smaller Investment Banks
Ken Moelis is having a good year. He is the CEO of a small independent investment bank that focuses on advising corporate transactions and there is a mergers and acquisitions boom going on. Earlier this year, Moelis took his firm, Moelis & Co., public ...
US Factory Orders Surge Record 10.5 Percent in July but Business Investment ...
US Factory Orders Surge Record 10.5 Percent in July but Business Investment ...
Strategies For Mitigating The Net Investment Income Tax: Reducing NII And UNII
Several prior posts have covered the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) as it applies to individuals, trusts and estates. This series of posts will summarize several strategies that can be utilized by individuals, trusts and estates to mitigate and ...
Huge Scale of Criminal Investment in Europe Revealed
Britain now plays unwitting host to investment by Russian, Georgian and Chinese gangs in banking, restaurants, real estate, retail and sports and betting. The mafia, however, remains the criminal investment lord of the British Isles, with the Calabrian ...
Investment Technology Group to Launch Dark Pool for Bond Trading
The New York-based brokerage and technology firm said Wednesday that it is planning to launch a trading venue known as a dark pool, a private platform in which buyers and sellers remain anonymous. While most bond trading takes place over the ...
Springfield officials, advocates praise $15 million investment in downtown ... - The Republican
Springfield officials, advocates praise $15 million investment in downtown ...
Congressional hopeful Domenic Recchia calls for more investment in Staten ... - Staten Island Advance
Congressional hopeful Domenic Recchia calls for more investment in Staten ...
Immigration Lawyer Charged With Investment Fraud
"These immigration lawyers exploited a desire by foreign investors to participate in a program that would not only generate them a positive investment return, but also provide them a path to legal residence in the United States," Michele Wein Layne ...
Jared Leto Dishes On His Favorite Tech Investment
TechCrunch caught up with actor and singer Jared Leto today backstage at BoxWorks, the annual confab focused on Box's enterprise file storage service. Leto had just taken part in the event's keynote, which stretched north of two hours. Why would Leto ...
Vice Lands 2nd Investment, to Fuel Expansion
The media group, which is based in Brooklyn and is known for its trendy vibe and commando-style news reports, has closed a $250 million investment from Technology Crossover Ventures, the Silicon Valley venture capital company that has invested in ...
Vice Media Confirms Another $250M Investment, From New Investor TCV
Late last month Vice Media confirmed it was selling a $250 million state to TV group A&E Networks, valuing the company at $2.5 billion. It's now added a second $250 million investment, this time from Silicon Valley VC firm Technology Crossover Ventures ...
Canada's Hootsuite Secures $35 Million Investment from Fidelity-Led Group
The Wall Street Journal previously reported the Vancouver-based technology company was close to arranging financing from the Boston-based mutual-fund giant and other investors, but the total investment amount wasn't reported. The financing from the ...
The 10 Best Investment Banks To Work For
Released yesterday, the Vault Banking 50, an annual ranking of the 50 best investment banks to work for, finds Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group defending their lead while boutique firms continue to gain favor. The list is generated by career ...
Jersey City president of Wall Street investment firm fined, broker license ... - The Jersey Journal
Jersey City president of Wall Street investment firm fined, broker license ...
Hinsdale's investment snapshot: Which month is the worst for stock investing?
We've started a new investment feature designed to give you some background on current market trends. Our eighth piece looks at why certain months tend to do worse for investors than others. The answer may surprise you. Most investors remember that ...
Education Is Worth the Investment
While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater. Despite public questions about a degree's worth, the pay gap between college graduates and those without a degree reached a high in 2013, even with the ...
Money Matters: Think tax-efficiency in all your investment choices
Current tax rules state that the first $1,000 of a child's investment income generally is tax-exempt, the next $1,000 of unearned income generally is taxed at the child's tax rate, and unearned income over the $2,000 generally is taxed at the parent's ...
Fed Data Show College Isn't A Good Investment For All
CCAP has long held the belief that while college is a great investment for some, there are many for which it is not. In a 2013 study by Richard Vedder, Jonathan Robe and myself, we explored the disconnect between the pool of recent college graduates ...
Toyota to expand safety research with $35M investment at Ann Arbor-area facility
Toyota announced a $35 million investment Thursday to expand its automotive safety research at its Ann Arbor area facility. The investment will allow Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC), established at the Toyota Technical Center in ...
Investment in Latin America Falls 10% in First Half
Photo. The Technological Park of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Latin America is continuing to develop a technology start-up scene.Credit Genilson Araujo/European Pressphoto Agency. RIO DE JANEIRO — Private equity and venture ...
Polish Finance Minister Calls for €500 Billion Investment Fund
Given that national governments have cut back on public investment due to the EU's tough budget rules and private investors are too concerned abut the EU economy to put money into long-term projects, the funds will have to come from the European level, ...
Euro-Area Economy Stagnates on Slump in Investment
Euro-area investment fell in the second quarter for the first time in more than a year, reflecting the gloomy outlook presented by Mario Draghi yesterday as he unveiled new European Central Bank stimulus. The economy stagnated in the three months ...
What Your Investment Portfolio Is Likely Lacking
In their paper, Ravina, her Columbia colleague Geert Bekaert, and Kenton Hoyem and Wei-Yin Hu of the investment advisory firm Financial Engines studied 401(k) investment patterns of more than 3 million people between 2006 and 2011, breaking them into ...
Convicted former investment broker accused of violating protection order
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man serving 25 years for bilking investors out of thousands earlier this year was back in court Friday claiming he didn't violate a no contact order. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand said Alan Lucas, 44, convicted ...