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Israel applies to join China-backed AIIB investment bank
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a letter of application for Israel to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. More than 40 countries, including ...
Tata: Jaguar Land Rover Stepping Up Investment To Boost Sales
Most of Tata Motors' value comes from its luxury vehicle division Jaguar Land Rover, according to our estimates. The British marquee brand sold 462,678 units last year, almost a fourth of the number of vehicles sold by BMW, the global leader in luxury ...
UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of investment, says 'full ramifications ...
UBS declares Apple a 'special' kind of investment, says 'full ramifications ...
JPMorgan Names Horner Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer
Horner, who joined JPMorgan in 2002, was previously head of investor services at the corporate and investment bank, New York-based JPMorgan said in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal reported Horner's move earlier ...
Beijing's Negative Stance on Investment
This is good for the U.S. and investors. Sadly, the same is not true of China's market. Trade and investment restrictions and barriers seriously curtail market access for U.S. goods and services to China. China attracts a great deal of investment but ...
Leaked TPP Investment Chapter Reveals Serious Threat to User Safeguards
The TPP Investment chapter encompasses intellectual property in its definition of foreign investment, including all "other tangible or intangible, movable or immovable property." In this way, it is similar to ISDS provisions in other trade agreements ...
German investment firm pays $440 million for downtown tower
Union Investment acquired the 36-story building on behalf of one of its funds, Unilmmo: Europa, according to an announcement Wednesday. The 836,000-square-foot building is fully leased with an average lease term of more than seven years, the buyer said ...
Europe's Low Interest in Investment
A popular theory regarding Europe's anemic business investment is that the Continent needs to develop more sophisticated credit markets that small firms can tap to fund investment. But perhaps the real reason companies aren't investing is that they don ...
Faculty Senate supports creation of investment committee
Faculty Senate supported a proposal Wednesday to create an advisory committee on socially responsible investing — an issue that has spurred campus-wide debate over the last few months. Northwestern students have been calling for the creation of an ...
The Chinese Billionaire Zhang Lei Spins Research Into Investment Gold
HONG KONG — With an $18 billion war chest, he is one of China's richest investors. Yet on a recent trip to San Francisco, Zhang Lei and his entourage crammed into a three-bedroom house in the Mission District, rented through Airbnb. He also ordered ...
Investment group buys more land in SoBro for $7.5M
A real estate investment group paid $7.5 million for 1.25 acres south of Broadway, adding to its property holdings in that fast-growing area. Ranger II LLC bought the home of Nashville Carpet Center at 515 Fourth Ave. S. and an adjacent parking lot ...
Why NM State Investment Council allocated $1.1 billion for 'smart beta'
Other funds that NMSIC oversees include the Water Trust Permanent Fund, the Tobacco Settlement Permanent Fund, and the Severance Tax Permanent Fund; the latter allows for the investment of unused severance taxes from oil, gas and other natural ...
Indexed Annuities -- Are They a Good Investment?
In a nutshell, an indexed annuity -- which is sometimes called a fixed-indexed annuity, or an equity-index annuity, or a variation on one of those -- is an investment you can make to help yourself save money for retirement. You shell out a significant ...
Investment banking fees fall 8 percent in weakest first quarter since 2012
(Reuters) - Global investment banking fees fell 8 percent to $20 billion in the first quarter, the poorest start to the year since 2012, hurt by weak deal activity in Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan. Fees for deals done fell 28 percent in Japan, 14 ...
Over 300 investment requests received for Mariel development zone, Cuba says
Cuba has received more than 300 investment requests for the Mariel Special Development Zone, or ZEDM, the first project of its kind on the island, state media reported. "The requests received are in the process of having their respective documentation ...
Sprint Denies Investment In Jay Z's Tidal As Aspiro Delists From Nasdaq ...
Sprint Denies Investment In Jay Z's Tidal As Aspiro Delists From Nasdaq ...
Poland seeks to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Deputy Finance Minister Artur Radziwill said on Thursday. "Poland sent to the secretary of the newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank the so-called ...
Teachers union presses CalSTRS to unload gun investment
A group of California schoolteachers Thursday stepped up the pressure on CalSTRS to unload its investment in the company that made the rifle used to massacre 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school. The California Federation of Teachers staged a ...
Global investment in renewable energy skyrockets
After two years of declines, total global energy investment in renewables shot up again in 2014 — driven in part by rising demand for solar power in Asia, as well as new wind turbine construction in the North Sea. China alone invested 37% more in ...
Stampede to Join China's Development Bank Stuns Even Its Founder
But after the deadline, China announced that it had attracted 46 founding members for its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Among the surprises: While China had expected to be joined by its neighbors, the final tally of countries looking to ...
Review: 'The Forecaster' Traces the Downfall of an Investment Manager
“The Forecaster” has the distinct hermetic feel of a documentary that employs an echo chamber of people too close to the material. Pregnant with suspense yet maddeningly vague, the film intercuts the tale of the investment manager Martin A. Armstrong's ...
Investment firm Greystone buys one-story TriBeCa property for $17M
"We're excited about the area," Mr. Simpson said, adding that 108 Chambers St. is a long-term investment that will be worth even more as the neighborhood continues to grow. "We love the new World Trade Center and the Four Seasons and everything else ...
Gibraltar steel plant to get new life with $53 million investment
Photo by Courtesy of CoStar The former McLouth Steel plant in Gibraltar, to be redeveloped by Cleveland-based Ferragon Corp., has stood idle for several years. The former McLouth Steel Corp. plant in Gibraltar is set to reopen after the Wayne County ...
DraftKings reportedly getting $250 million investment from Disney
Boston-based fantasy sports startup DraftKings Inc. has secured a $250 million investment from the Walt Disney Co., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The investment values the four-year-old company at about $900 million, according to ...
Final Four music festival on a roll as corporate investment takes center stage
March Madness Music Festival is the largest free music festival in the country, touts corporate sponsor Coca-Cola. But free admission doesn't mean the musicians aren't being paid. Coca-Cola, AT&T and Capital One are the primary sponsors for three days ...
Bucs have nothing to show for a huge investment in the secondary
No NFL team has invested so much in its secondary, with so little results, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Friday's trade of safety Dashon Goldson became the third time the Bucs have cut bait on a secondary player who had been an enormous investment for ...
Promising Investment Opportunities Gushing From California's Epic Water Crisis
In every crisis there is opportunity. Being the eighth-largest economy in the world, California's epic water crisis is a promising opportunity to invest in companies engaged in water recycling, reuse, efficiency, metering, drip irrigation, consulting ...
Junk Bonds Are The Investment Opportunity Of A Lifetime, Just Not Yet
An outstanding investment opportunity in high-yield bonds is growing closer. Let's take a look at what you can do to identify the opportunity and act on it. High-yield junk bonds can be an attractive asset class but, as the name implies, investing in ...
Corporate makeovers investors shouldn't overlook
In such an environment, the stock market is no sure bet, said Ignatius L. Smetek, president and chief investment officer at Arcataur Capital Management LLC in Milwaukee. "It's probably not overvalued, but definitely not as cheap as two to three years ...
Sharp Said to Seek Japan Fund Investment for LCD Spinoff
The Osaka-based maker of Aquos TVs will seek investment from Innovation Network Corp. of Japan in a separate subsidiary that will take over its business in smaller LCD panels used in smartphones and tablet computers. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg ...
Sharp may spin off LCD unit, seek investment from government-backed fund ...
Sharp may spin off LCD unit, seek investment from government-backed fund ...
Vietnam's Investment Reforms Fall Flat (VNM)
During the past year, Vietnam has amended its law on public investment and issued a decree on Private Public Partnerships (PPP). While the law on public investment took effect on the 1st of January, the PPP decree will become effective on the 10th of ...
Hamilton's CORE Fund leads new investment in Main Street area
Hamilton has achieved many developments on the High Street corridor. Now the city and CORE Fund will begin to direct their focus on redeveloping the Main Street corridor. The CORE Fund has closed on properties including this building at 310 and 312 ...
Mongolia's Leader Takes to TV and Texting to Win Back Investment
Mongolian Prime Minister Saikhanbileg Chimed stands out from predecessors in his use of national television and texting to get his message across to the public: Without foreign investment, the economy is going nowhere. The 46-year-old -- who won office ...
'Absurd' to harp on East Asia's vulnerabilities
But the odds of financing problems actually happening are rather small: With sound economic policies, political stability and investment-friendly regulations, Jakarta can count on direct and portfolio capital inflows from a huge pool of region's excess ...
Monday Money Tip: Investment help online and on the cheap
At local investment giant Vanguard, the new robo-adviser is a hybrid. Clients of Vanguard Personal Advisor Services "have an online client experience but also an ongoing virtual relationship with an adviser," says spokeswoman Katie Henderson. That is ...
States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment
Some typical crowdfunding proposals posted online may look like this: Help my band record our next album or please contribute to my child's medical expenses. But here's one thing the average investor can't do through crowdfunding: buy stake in a ...
Bitcoin Marketplace Buttercoin Folds Despite $1.3 Million Investment
Data from CoinDesk's upcoming State of Bitcoin report indicates that Silicon Valley-based companies actually scored 87% of all VC investment in bitcoin for Q1 this year. Overall, the number of VC-backed bitcoin companies has increased 16% this quarter, ...
ZenPayroll Start-Up Raises $60 Million From Group Led by Google Investment Arm
The round, which valued ZenPayroll at $500 million excluding the new investment, is only the third that the start-up has raised since officially opening its doors in late 2012. And according to its chief executive, Joshua Reeves, the money will help ...
Creatvity And Investment Performance
In the course of working with portfolio managers at different financial institutions, I encounter something unusual and a bit disconcerting. The vast majority of managers and traders are diligent about performing their research. They track economic ...
Canadian Firms Paring Investment, Hiring Plans Amid Tepid Sales Outlook
OTTAWA—Canadian firms are paring investment and hiring plans amid a tepid outlook for sales as low oil prices weigh on the economy, the country's central bank said Monday. The Bank of Canada's business outlook survey, conducted between ...
How to stop worrying and love the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
China launched the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in October of 2014 and has met with nothing but opposition from the United States. Officially, the objection cited by the United States is a lack of clarity about AIIB's governance, as well ...
Florida investment firm pays more than $30 million for Downtown office tower
Mainstreet Capital Partners, a real estate investment company, purchased units in the 383,239 square-foot Class A building at 76 S. Laura St. from a number of entities, including the Parador Group, the largest owner of units in the building. The ...
Entergy Arkansas announces $62 million grid investment
"The Monticello project is a productive investment into the long-term future of our state's economy that will enable us to enhance customer reliability," said Hugh McDonald, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Arkansas, Inc. "Sustainable ...
Relativity Raises $250 Million From San Francisco Investment Firm
Relativity Media has secured a round of fresh financing from VII Peaks Capital ahead of its long-planned IPO, sources confirm. Ryan Kavanaugh's film and television studio is getting an injection of $250 million in funding from the San Francisco ...
Seattle marijuana investment firm Privateer closes $75M round to build global ...
Seattle marijuana investment firm Privateer closes $75M round to build global ...
Business investment has collapsed - and the IMF thinks it knows why
The slump in business investment remains one of the biggest disappointments of the post-Great Recession recovery. And now the IMF thinks it knows why. The situation is stark. As the IMF points out in its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report ...
Bernanke-Summers Debate II: Savings Glut, Investment Shortfall, Or Monty ...
Bernanke-Summers Debate II: Savings Glut, Investment Shortfall, Or Monty ...
First Reserve Signs $1 Billion Energy Investment Pact With Pemex
The projects include First Reserve's recent investment, along with BlackRock Inc., for a 45% stake in Pemex's Los Ramones II natural gas pipeline project. “Pemex and First Reserve plan to invest capital in energy infrastructure projects throughout ...
China Welcomes Iran, UAE To Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Founding ...
China Welcomes Iran, UAE To Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Founding ...