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Algeria's Q1 oil, gas output down 6 pct, investment up
Algeria has struggled in recent years to attract foreign investment to its energy sector, where it needs help to bolster output at maturing fields. Last year, Algeria awarded only four of 31 oil and gas blocks on offer to foreign consortiums. That ...
U.S. Companies Look to the U.K. for Investment Opportunites
According to a report by the UK Trade and Investment department, the United States is the largest investor in the United Kingdom for the third year in a row. The government report showed that the U.S. remains the largest source of foreign direct ...
MOVES- BMO Global, Helios Investment, Guy Carpenter
(Adds Renaissance Capital, Credit Suisse, Kempen Capital, Hermes Investment, U.S. Bancorp, Grant Thornton). July 1 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, ...
Apollo Investment (AINV) Stock Coverage Initiated at Cantor Fitzgerald
The gross profit margin for APOLLO INVESTMENT CORP is currently very high, coming in at 71.72%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -11.48% is ...
Is the Yankees' half-billion dollar investment paying off?
NEW YORK -- Between the end of the 2013 season and the beginning of spring training 2014, the New York Yankees committed nearly a half-billion dollars to four players, with one goal in mind: to return to October baseball after missing the postseason ...
Xiaomi Taps DST Investment Partner Shou Zi Chew to Be CFO
Fast-growing Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said Wednesday it has hired Shou Zi Chew as chief financial officer. Chew had been a partner at DST, Yuri Milner's Russian investment firm, and an investor in Xiaomi. At DST, Chew was involved in the firm's ...
Cuba Investment Anyone? Not So Fast
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- President Obama handed some good news to U.S. tech companies looking to build a business in Cuba: The U.S. is re-opening its embassy in Havana after 54 years. "This is not merely symbolic," Obama said Wednesday. "With this ...
Top Rank Lawsuit Alleges Promoter And Investment Firm Conspired To ...
Top Rank Lawsuit Alleges Promoter And Investment Firm Conspired To ...
The DIY Home Improvement Projects with a Great Return on Investment
When investing in a home improvement project, many people hope to get at least most of that money back when it's time to sell the house. If you're able to DIY the top projects with the highest return on investment, you'll boost that ROI big time ...
GASB Proposes Guidance on Investment Pools
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board has issued two exposure drafts proposing accounting and financial reporting guidance for state and local governments related to external investment pools and how certain component units should be ...
June investment tops $1 billion in the 16-county Chattanooga region last month
More than $1 billion in new business investment plans were announced within the 16-county Chattanooga region last month. Thrive 2055, a citizen-led, public-private endeavor to plan the region's growth over the next four decades, tallied $1.05 billion ...
Sara Investment Buys Fair Park Bus. Center
MILWAUKEE—Sara Investment Real Estate, LLC, an investment and brokerage company in Madison, WI, has just closed on the purchase of the Fair Park Business Center, an office building directly across from State Fair Park in West Allis, a suburb of ...
D.C. community investment fund hopes to double loan pool in next couple years
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund Inc.'s loan fund could double — from $3 million to $6 million on its balance sheet — in the next two or three years, a potential boost to the pool of capital available to small businesses in the region ...
Opinion: 5 unexpected investment predictions for the second half of 2015
There may be plenty of volatility in the days ahead, but I still will be making my regular investment in the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF VXUS, +0.24% as I do every month. Europe has survived worse than this, and it will survive this too ...
Rwanda targets $1.2 bln foreign investment in 2015
KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda aims to increase foreign direct investment in 2015 to $1.2 billion, a fourfold jump from two years ago, helped by a new investment code that offers tax breaks and other incentives, a senior official said on Thursday. World ...
Phil Jackson -- Porzingis Is a Good Investment
NY Knicks honcho Phil Jackson seems to be VERY AMUSED by all the criticism surrounding Kristaps Porzingis -- but says when push comes to shove, the Latvian is a good investment. Jackson was having dinner with coach Derek Fisher at Ago in West ...
US Factory Orders Drop 1 Percent in May; Demand in Key Investment Category ...
US Factory Orders Drop 1 Percent in May; Demand in Key Investment Category ...
Skill Versus Luck And Investment Performance
This article presents a simple procedure for assessing the relative impact of luck and skill in determining investment performance. The procedure is then applied to the large cap value managers. The results are consistent with earlier work that ...
Sweetgreen receives $35M investment
Sweetgreen has received a $35 million funding round from T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. and Revolution Growth, the fast-casual operator said Wednesday. The investment marks the third fundraising round for the quickly growing, 29-unit Washington, ...
Is Silver a Good Investment Today?
Silver has not performed nearly as well as its high-flying days of 2009-2011, when it quadrupled in price. But that doesn't mean the metal doesn't have value to your portfolio. Let's delve into some relevant aspects of the silver market to determine ...
Weyerhaeusers Investment Value Weakens on Dicey Future
However, notwithstanding these long-term growth prospects, Weyerhaeuser's exposure to certain headwinds has weakened its investment value in the near term. International operations expose the company to risks related to unfavorable foreign currency ...
Japanese executives want more investment, tourists from Ohio
Ohio has long been considered a prime destination for Japanese business investment since Honda Motor Co. established a manufacturing presence outside Columbus in the 1980s. But the reverse - interest from Ohio companies in Japan - is not developing ...
Venture Investment In Healthcare Declines Through Q2 After Record 2014
After a record-breaking year of growth in 2014, venture capital investors in healthcare seem to have settled into a groove. They invested roughly $2.8 billion in healthcare technologies through the second quarter of 2015, down from $3.3 billion over ...
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2015 ...
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2015 ...
Holden has 'no doubts' Miss USA worth the investment for Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden said he has "no doubts" about the investment the city made in putting together its incentive package to bring Miss USA back to the city for 2015, despite NBC and Univision yanking it from their networks in recent ...
Financial Advisors: 3 Winning Teams
It gives them access to a wider range of services -- investment management, certainly, but also estate and tax planning, lending, and “value-added services,” from advice about expensive purchases to teaching children about wealth stewardship. It also ...
Letter: Investment caution
This is a letter of advice to seniors who attend those free-meal senior investment seminars. My wife and I attended one earlier in the year. The speaker seemed knowledgeable, personable and charming! He stated during the speech he was also “a man of ...
1MDB Rejects Reports of Funds Funneled Into Najib's Accounts
About $700 million of funds may have moved through government agencies, banks and companies linked to state investment company 1MDB before apparently appearing in Najib's accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing documents from a ...
Steven Cohen Investment Firm Eyes London Return
The investment firm of hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen is considering opening an office in London, 18 months after closing its U.K. unit in the wake of admitting insider trading charges. Mr. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors admitted to insider ...
Investment-Grade Bond Yields Rose on Hope of Deal with Greece
Consumer sentiment improved in June, leading to a rise in investment-grade bond yields. A more optimistic consumer is expected to spend more on cars, houses, and household items, along with other things. An uptick in consumer spending bodes well for ...
Yields on Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Hit a 2015 High
If you wish to invest in corporate investment-grade bonds, exchange-traded funds including the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD) are one way to do so. This ETF invests in the investment-grade corporate bonds of companies ...
Dalian Wanda Leads Investment in Ticketing Site LY.com
BEIJING—Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. is leading a 6 billion yuan investment in LY.com, one of China's largest ticketing websites, a move aimed at building traffic at the amusement parks Wanda is building ...
Motorola boosts R&D investment in Brazil
Brazil will pave the way in the development of mobile technology at Motorola as a result of a multimillion-dollar project to boost research and development (R&D) capabilities. The company has hired 200 new employees for its R&D function over the last ...
Veeco Instruments Investment Value Up on Bright Prospects
Zacks Investment Research upgraded Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO - Snapshot Report) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) on Jul 2, 2015. Going by the Zacks model, companies sporting a Zacks Rank #1 have strong chances of performing better than the ...
Ashley Madison is close to abandoning its London IPO
"With the kind of income we generated over the last eight years and if we remain as profitable as we are now over the next eight years, it may be in our current shareholders' interest to for us to use an investment vehicle to give them set dividends ...
Malaysia's prime minister accused of swiping $700 million from government ...
Malaysia's prime minister accused of swiping $700 million from government ...
John Whitman, Investment Banker and Husband of Governor, Dies at 71
John R. Whitman, an investment banker and the husband of former Gov. Christie Whitman of New Jersey, died on Thursday in Morristown, N.J. He was 71. The cause was a catastrophic brain injury he suffered in a fall on June 19, said Heather Grizzle, ...
UnOccupy the Prisons: Challenging Wells Fargo's Investment in Private Prisons ...
UnOccupy the Prisons: Challenging Wells Fargo's Investment in Private Prisons ...
Century 21 qualifies for Fine Homes and Commercial Investment Network Office
Century 21, St. Augustine Properties has once again qualified as a Century 21 Fine Homes and Estates office by meeting the stringent sales production standards in 2014-15. “The Commercial Investment Network Designation was not as difficult to qualify ...
Shanda Games Ltd Bullish Signal Liyou Investment Management (Shanghai) Co ...
Shanda Games Ltd Bullish Signal Liyou Investment Management (Shanghai) Co ...
5 trends in digital health dealflow in H1, amidst an unusual investment landscape
Unusual investment climate In an interview with Brian Murphy, general partner with NewSpring Capital, he observed what sets the current investment climate apart from other times is that valuations are up so it is a good time for exits, but the debt ...
Ball State investment policy bends to fossil fuel concerns
That change isn't as sweeping as a student group called “Go Fossil Free Ball State” had wanted in calling for the foundation to freeze any new investment in companies that burn coal and other fossil fuels that release pollution that contributes to ...
Investment banker Patrick Thornton tells how he survived North Carolina shark ...
Investment banker Patrick Thornton tells how he survived North Carolina shark ...
Economist believes stocks are not overvalued
"We're nowhere near exuberantly overvalued," said Zempel, principal at Zempel Strategic in Fox Point, and former chief economist and chief investment strategist at Robert W. Baird & Co. "We're not there and the wrong way to look at this is to say 'We ...
Sharks Cuban and Corcoran see bright future in local investment
Rachel Kuhr, who heads product design and innovation for Cuban's investment company, works directly with Hicks. He has the vision. She helps him bring them to reality. Kuhr was instrumental in developing a tool to help even the most artistically ...
Richards: When should you sell an investment?
Either choice may require that you sell some or all of your investment holdings. Or you may want to take profits in a particular investment, or harvest tax losses in order to offset capital gains in another investments. Or you may simply be considering ...
Obituary: Debbie Sit, investment manager, philanthropist
Sit had many business and philanthropic accomplishments over her career, including being named in the “40 Under 40” list of the top 40 business achievers in 1995 by the Twin Cities Business Journal, for her work at Sit Investment Associates. Sit died ...
Ball State changes investment policy
That change isn't as sweeping as a student group called "Go Fossil Free Ball State" had wanted in calling for the foundation to freeze any new investment in companies that burn coal and other fossil fuels that release pollution that contributes to ...
Investment group buys 1.5-acre lot near Park East site
An investment group led by developer Jon Hammes has purchased a large vacant downtown lot near a Park East site where Hammes proposed to build offices. The 1.5-acre parcel, 210 E. Knapp St., was sold by BMO Harris Bank to HFJV LLC for $1 million, ...
RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Any "new drachma" would sink like a stone at first
(Repeats, without changes, story first published on Friday). By Patrick Graham. LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - If a 'No' in Sunday's referendum eventually takes Greece out of Europe's single currency, any "new drachma" or temporary payment unit could be ...