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Oregon startups are embracing investment 'crowdfunding.' Will investors follow?
Stuart Phillips poses with part of an order for 10,000 pint containers custom printed with the logo of his ice cream company, Red Wagon Creamery. The Eugene company was among the first to take advantage of the state's recently enacted investment ...
Evidence from Oregon backs Obama's fiduciary standard for investment advisers
They focus on one aspect of the President's concern - advisers who have a conflict of interest because they're paid by the investment products they recommend. That ends up harming investors, the studies show - one detailing the experiences of employees ...
Lost In Translation: Navigating The Changing Environment For Investment ...
Lost In Translation: Navigating The Changing Environment For Investment ...
MediaTek seeds new investment arm with $300M war chest
The company, which announced the investment arm Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, said it hopes to use the new group to create an ecosystem of startups around MediaTek's products and services and help build up the next generation ...
Red flags in Cuba slow investment
Red flags in Cuba slow investment · Read StoryAlan Gomez, and Rick JervisUSA TODAY. On Jan. 4, 2015, Rafael Antonio Broche Moreno in Havana. 3 of the worst ways to spend your tax refund 1d; Markets brace for March Madness 4h; Warren Buffett: ...
BIT Poised to Become Publicly Traded Bitcoin Fund
Barry Silbert's Bitcoin Investment Trust is poised to become the first publicly traded bitcoin fund, with approval and assignment of a ticker symbol by the financial industry's main self-regulatory body paving the way for trading on an electronic ...
Morgan Stanley Names Simon Smith Head of Europe Investment Bank
(Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley promoted Simon Smith to head of investment banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in a shake-up of its leadership in the region. Smith, who joined the firm in 1998 and has been running U.K. and Ireland investment ...
Barclays CEO Set to Target Investment Bank in Profit Push
CEO Of Barclays Plc Antony Jenkins has pledged to focus on the most profitable businesses while seeking ways to dismantle the fixed income-dominated investment bank created by his predecessor, Robert Diamond. Photographer: Simon Dawson/ ...
Bitcoin Investment Trust Gets FINRA Green Light to Trade
"Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) shares have been assigned a temporary ticker symbol by FINRA in connection with approval of the Form 15c-211 filed by the BIT's market maker. The permanent ticker symbol will be GBTC and is expected to be effective ...
Goldman Said to Cut Singapore Investment Bank Jobs by About 30%
(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is reducing the size of its investment-banking team in Singapore by about 30 percent compared with the start of the year, people with knowledge of the matter said. Ruben Bhagobati, Goldman Sachs's head of ...
Real Estate Notes: A Smart Investment Alternative
Given that the nation's housing market is still in recovery mode from the Great Recession, investors looking for different investment vehicles are turning to real estate paper – particularly buying non-performing notes. Investors usually buy buy them ...
The New Republic's investment arm buys up a piece of analytics startup Parse.ly
The New Republic's investment arm has made its first move in buying a piece of web analytics firm Parse.ly. The deal is a part of the magazine's larger effort to develop its digital tools by finding existing startups that mirror the publication's goals ...
RPT-Deutsche Bank bets big on US for investment bank growth
Its target is to gain a presence in investment banking which is nearly as dominant. As Germany's largest bank prepares to announce a new strategy, possibly before the end of this month, it is packing its ranks with Wall Street veterans and preparing to ...
UPDATE 1-Egypt says foreign investment to double, promises more incentives
DUBAI, March 2 (Reuters) - Egypt expects the amount of foreign investment it attracts to double to $8 billion this fiscal year and is preparing a string of reforms to raise that further in coming years, its investment minister said on Monday. Ashraf ...
Writing off your investment costs
What are investment expenses? Outlays for things like fees for professional investment advice, accounting and legal fees related to investment activities, subscriptions to online investment publications, the portion of Internet access charges incurred ...
Money Talk (Q&A): Rental property investment, Roth IRA contributions
Now it's mostly fixed up, and property values have soared. We would like to borrow against the equity to buy a beach house we could use and also rent out. This would be a long-term investment. We already own one rental property that is turning a small ...
Consumer Protection Week: Avoid investment scams
Investors should be suspicious if anyone guarantees that an investment will perform in a certain way. Any investment that consistently goes up month after month, or provides remarkably steady returns regardless of market conditions, should raise ...
Has investment guru Bill Gross gone to the dogs?
Anyone familiar with Gross' personal brand of zany and meandering — though often entertaining — investment writing would not be surprised to see the legendary money manager quickly pivot from dog-talk to a discussion of global financial markets ...
JobsOhio touts $6.1B investment in Ohio last year
The state's private development arm released its annual report Monday, which touted major job creation efforts in 2014 that led to 276 companies committing to $6.1 billion in investment in the Buckeye State. Those, in turn, led to 21,377 new jobs and ...
Disgorge The Cash: The Disconnect Between Corporate Borrowing And ...
Disgorge The Cash: The Disconnect Between Corporate Borrowing And ...
10 investment newsletters to read besides Buffett's
The Wall Street Journal itself began as an investment letter in 1883, when Charles Dow and Edward Jones inaugurated “The Customer's Afternoon Letter.” Dow and Jones changed their service's name to Wall Street Journal in 1889. (Dow Jones also is the ...
US, China making progress on investment treaty
Progress is being made on a U.S.-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) that would expand trade between the world's two largest economies, a top State Department official said Monday. Catherine Novelli, under secretary of State for Economic Growth, ...
Goldman Sachs Cuts Singapore Investment Banking Team by a Third
SINGAPORE— Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has cut its Singapore investment-banking team by about a third since the start of the year, leading to the departure of 10 to 12 bankers, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. Among the bankers who have ...
MetaBrand Capital Eyeing New Investment Opportunities at Expo West
metabrand-logo MetaBrand Capital will be on the hunt for investment opportunities when it hits the Anaheim Convention Center later this week for Natural Products Expo West. The “conscious capital” private equity firm announced its intentions for 2015 ...
Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Company Complied With Taiwan Regulations
(Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma, whose company was told to leave Taiwan within six months over alleged investment violations, said the e-commerce giant followed local laws when it entered the market. “Taiwan is very important ...
Barclays will cut investment bank again if performance doesn't improve
L) chief Antony Jenkins has threatened more cuts to its underperforming investment bank after a 750 million pounds ($1.2 billion) charge by the British bank provided fresh evidence of the costs of past misdemeanors by its traders. Barclays last year ...
This should be your first investment
Today's young adults face huge financial obstacles, with huge amounts of student loan debt, difficulties in getting good jobs, and overall lack of confidence about their future. The last thing most young people are prepared to do is to start thinking ...
Investment firm opens new Irving office; with plans to buy real estate
Newport, California-based alternative investment firm Isles Ranch Partners LLC has opened a new office in Irving in hope of landing new residential investment opportunities in Texas and throughout the nation. The investment firm has hired Aimee Martin ...
Germany to Bolster Investment in Cities and Towns
BERLIN — Germany announced on Tuesday that it would commit an additional 5 billion euros to helping the country's needy municipalities, sweetening a €10 billion, or $11.2 billion, investment plan announced last fall. The announcement comes amid calls ...
Infrastructure as Alternative Investment
Listed investments have been tracking oil prices lately, even businesses that have nothing to do with oil prices. Have a look at US alternative energy stocks, shares in companies that compete with coal and gas, not oil. That is because the listed ...
Slow Start for Asia Investment-Banking Revenue
Investment-banking revenue in the Asia-Pacific region has gotten off to its slowest start in six years, set back by a drought in initial public offerings and a slump in mergers and loans. In all areas of investment banking except bond sales, revenue ...
RBS cutting up to 14000 investment banking jobs by 2019
The Financial Times reported Tuesday that RBS RBS , which has been scaling down its investment banking business, plans to layoff up to 14,000 people in that unit by 2019. The majority of the job cuts will come in the U.S. and Asia, according to FT. The ...
Discipline, logic, value produce investment success
Each year the Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium brings together more than 40 universities to learn from industry professionals and participate in different competitions. Recently, my Texas Lutheran University students participated in the TIPS ...
Australia Clamps Down on Illegal Foreign Housing Investment
The government said the acquisition was illegal because Golden Fast Foods, which is owned by Evergrande through a series of shelf companies in Australia, Hong Kong and the British Virgin islands, did not inform the Foreign Investment Review Board it ...
The myth of China's overseas energy investment
These perceptions seem to derive from the phenomenon that China's overseas direct investment (ODI) is mostly focused on energy and conducted by state-owned enterprises (SOEs).There is a general lack of knowledge on how Chinese SOEs do business ...
UPDATE 3-Egypt's cabinet approves long-awaited investment law
Govt keen to pass law ahead of investment conference. * Legislation aims to address investor concerns (Adds change to law). By Stephen Kalin and Yara Bayoumy. CAIRO, March 4 (Reuters) - Egypt's cabinet approved a long-awaited draft law on investment ...
Egypt's cabinet approves long-awaited investment law
The government is seeking to address foreign business concerns before an investment conference in Sharm el-Sheikh set for mid-March, when Egypt hopes to secure domestic and foreign investment of up to $12 billion. Announcing the new law, Prime ...
Three Easy Ways To Crush Investment Fees
With investment fees still in the news, highlighted by the Obama Administration's new study, you need to pay attention to how much financial advisers are charging you. In many cases, it's too much. You have a choice in how you compensate advisers, ...
UK retreat from investment banking gathers pace
Britain's retreat from investment banking is set to accelerate as Royal Bank of Scotland aims to slash as many as 14,000 jobs in the sector and Barclays' chief executive says he has limited patience with the business. The moves underline how two of the ...
Ecuador, seeking investment, buffs up mining sector image
While a handful of foreign miners have ventured into Ecuador in the past decade, investment has been minimal. The country's reputation took a hit in 2013, when large Canadian-based producer Kinross Gold pulled out of the largest gold project, Fruta del ...
Colorado Impact Fund makes first investment
"Bhakti Chai is a wonderful example of the entrepreneurial culture we have here in Colorado, and we congratulate the company for being chosen for CIF's first investment," said Gov. John Hickenlooper. "The Colorado Impact Fund was started last year by a ...
Jamaica to host investment forum
"We fully expect that JIF 2015 will not only progress with specific investment projects, but also attract new opportunities that will facilitate wealth creation, increased employment and growth in our economy," Industry Minister Anthony Hylton said ...
The Base Investment Case -- India vs. China
The State of Kashmir, India, is located in the northern portion of the country, with the Himalaya mountain range the dominant geological feature of this beautiful land. Pakistan actually controls the northwest portion of Kashmir and India controls the ...
Some of Twitter's Top Execs Create a New Investment Group, '#Angels'
Some of Twitter's top executives are looking to use their tech expertise outside of the nest. A half-dozen current and former Twitter executives have banded together to form #Angels, an investment group looking to bet on interesting tech startups. The ...
State Investment Board will keep buying Israeli bonds
Mark Dayton on Wednesday reaffirmed a practice of including Israeli government-issued bonds in the state's investment portfolio, despite long-standing objections from social justice activists. The Minnesota State Board of Investment is responsible for ...
Brett Icahn Stands To Make $183 Million At Dad's Investment Company
Now, Brett Icahn and his partner, David Schechter, are both heading towards huge paydays from Icahn's investment companies that will be among the biggest on Wall Street. Brett Icahn had $183 million due to him from Icahn Enterprises and Icahn Capital ...
Where To Get The Best Return On Investment For Your College Tuition
It's a proven fact that college tuition costs have risen faster than inflation for the last 20 years. The average tuition at a private university tops $31,231 per year, and the average tuition at a public university typically runs $9,139 per year ...
Bill de Blasio Announces $150 Million Investment in Hunts Point Market
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that his administration will invest $150 million over the next 12 years to revitalize the Hunts Point food distribution center in the South Bronx. Mr. de Blasio, who has made combating income inequality in the outer ...
Discipline, logic, value produce investment success
Each year the Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium brings together more than 40 universities to learn from industry professionals and participate in different competitions. Recently, my Texas Lutheran University students participated in the TIPS ...
PayScale's Top 25 Return On Investment Colleges For 2015
By this time next month, college applicants will know where they've been admitted. The lucky ones will be choosing between more than one school, with a May 1 deadline to put down a deposit. There are many things to consider, from academic requirements ...