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China sends Europe coveted new exports: Jobs, investment
FILE - In this May 15, 2014, file photo, Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva, left, and China's President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. When two Chinese companies appeared among the bidders to buy ...
SoftBank leads $1B investment in US fintech startup SoFi
SoftBank said it had led a $1 billion investment in U.S. financial technology startup SoFi, calling it the largest single financing round in the fintech space to date. The deal is the latest in the sector, where relatively young companies offer ...
AMG Wealth Partners Completes Investment in myCIO Wealth Partners
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMG Wealth Partners, LP, a subsidiary of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), today announced the completion of its investment in myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC (“myCIO”). Based in Philadelphia ...
Intermap Technologies Corporation: Anatomy Of A Bad Investment
I'm always searching for investment ideas and I don't care where they come from; message boards, Twitter, newsfeeds, emails/private messages, you name it. Some are good, some not so good. I research them all. Sometimes one crosses my desk that looks ...
Oakland U Business Students Manage $2M Kresge Investment Fund
Students at Rochester-based Oakland University will get real-world experience managing a $2 million investment fund as part of a new course in investment portfolio management, the university and the Kresge Foundation announced Wednesday. The fund ...
Cybersecurity investment pays more than monetary dividends
The undisclosed investment will give Westpac an 11% stake in the Australian security company, with the option to increase its ownership to 16%. Westpac's direct investment in QLabs and its quantum encryption technologies marked a rare occurrence for ...
Silicon Valley's Hot New Investment: Oil and Gas
Technology investors aren't usually known for backing anything related to fossil fuels—they tend to favor solar energy and other environmentally responsible endeavors. But Peter Thiel, whose Founders Fund recently led a $7 million investment an oil ...
5 Most Costly Investment Mistakes
In the quest for investment wisdom, one of the best ways to accelerate the journey to financial success is to study the most common investment pitfalls. Here's a list of some of the most common and costly investment mistakes. Mistake # 1: Buying ...
National Bank of Canada Warns of Substantial Investment Loss
“Given the seriousness of the reported allegations and the actions which may be taken by German regulatory authorities to address risks as to the continued viability of Maple Bank GmbH, National Bank considers its investment at risk of substantial loss ...
How Investment Managers (And Maybe You) Would Benefit From Trump's Tax Plan
Carried interest is a technique managers of hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate partnerships, and other investment firms use to turn their compensation from ordinary income into capital gains. The benefit for them, of course, is that most ...
Business Students Manage $2M Kresge Investment Fund
Students at Rochester-based Oakland University will get real-world experience managing a $2 million investment fund as part of a new course in investment portfolio management, the university and the Kresge Foundation announced Wednesday. The fund ...
Gauge of US investment plans down more than initially thought
The government had previously reported that this gauge, which is a leading indicator of business investment, had fallen 0.2 percent during the month. Shipments of this category of goods also fell, declining a sharper-than-initially reported 0.4 percent ...
Paul Krugman | The Investment Accelerator and the Woes of the World
Jason Furman of the Council of Economic Advisers gave an illuminating talk on the sources of weak business investment, largely aimed at refuting the “Ma! He's looking at me funny!” school, which attributes US economic weakness to the way the Obama ...
Why Jason Furman Is Wrong About Business Investment: Cloud Computing
Jason Furman has an interesting and very nearly excellent analysis of what's been happening to business investment in recent years. The worry is that as this has been falling as a percentage of GDP then therefore future economic growth will be slower ...
Reese Witherspoon Scores $10 Million Investment For Lifestyle Brand Draper James
Fellow actress Reese Witherspoon, on the other hand, has cause to celebrate: the Hollywood A-lister just secured $10 million in funding for Draper James, the “Southern-inspired retail brand” she launched in May. This brings total investment in the ...
Upgrade Your Investment Approach And Put Some Fears To Rest
Despite the pleas of many consultants and wealth managers for investors to ignore tumult in the markets, the fact is that oftentimes such fears are warranted. Although long term investors should not impulsively react to small market moves, they should ...
KRS investment officer Peden: Greater fees reflect greater transparency
An executive with the Kentucky Retirement Systems is arguing that the recent brouhaha over its massive rise in investment fees is a testament not to its intent to hide such fees, but rather to its efforts to bring more of them to light. KRS chief ...
Ryan Kavanaugh's New Investment Group Bid For Relativity Still Faces Many Hurdles
An investor group backing Ryan Kavanaugh that includes supermarket magnate Ron Burkle, a subsidiary of the Elliott Associates hedge fund, and an obscure San Francisco Bay Area investment house are continuing to press their bid to purchase all but the ...
Despite growth of green cards for rich expats, little investment
Hoping to leverage its proximity to Wall Street, Connecticut has long worked to draw more foreign direct investment, and in 2012 the the Connecticut Senate passed a law to provide funding for direct investment in regional EB-5 centers here. It was ...
$78 million RSA investment tied to player in Hubbard case
David Bronner, the RSA chief executive officer, said that neither Hubbard nor any other elected official asked him to invest in Si02's work. "The only thing I can say is none of the business to do with Hubbard came from the investment we had," Bronner ...
When Is It Time To Sell An Investment?
If financial news purveyors sense that a lot of people have bought into a given investment theme, they order up more coverage of that investment. It's supply and demand. All people want to know, in the end, is if it's time to sell an investment or ...
Giving increases, but investment returns down for UGA Foundation
But that's in line with the markets were during the year, John Crawford, chairman of the foundation's investment committee, told foundation members at the group's fall meeting in Athens on Friday. The first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year was worse ...
10 Best Stock Buys Of The Decade From 10 Investment Pros
Warren Buffett is legend for owning stocks for years — even decades. The world's best stock market investor is famous for saying his favorite holding period for stocks is forever. If forever is too long for you, would 10 years be more doable? You can ...
Should you dump your investment adviser?
Dear Pete,. I've recently discovered that my investment portfolio, which is managed by my financial adviser, has consistently returned about 5% less than the market (S&P 500). Is that enough reason to leave him behind and either look for another one or ...
More investment in research needed to grow food production, report says
Budget troubles led to cutting investment in agricultural research, according to USDA. Public investment in agricultural research and development in 2012 was lower than in 1982, after adjusting for inflation, according to report. It bears noting that ...
Investment earnings plunge as state looks to savings to fund government
The $8 billion in investment earnings that Alaska made in 2014 was enough to fund the state's entire unrestricted general fund budget that year of $7 billion. The $2.6 billion in 2015 investment earnings would not even be enough to cover this year's ...
Avoid emotional investment decisions
In the investment world, the flip side of “fear” is “greed.” Just as some investors are propelled by fear of loss, others are motivated by quick, big gains. They may pursue “hot” investments, only to be disappointed when the sizzle quickly fizzles ...
How investment managers (and maybe you) would benefit from Trump's tax plan
Carried interest is a technique managers of hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate partnerships, and other investment firms use to turn their compensation from ordinary income into capital gains. The benefit for them, of course, is that most ...
LLamasoft grows into record VC investment
Its winding path led last week to what is thought to be the largest venture capital investment ever in a Michigan information technology company. From 2005 to 2010, Hicks was CEO of another Ann Arbor company, a biotech called DNA Software Inc. In 2004 ...
Why Wall Street Is So Desperate for Your Investment Dollars Right Now
After being 100% wrong about the market all year, Wall Street's big shot strategists are now telling investors to "get ready for a big fourth quarter rally." You never hear a discouraging word from these so-called experts. They all read off the same ...
Renewed support for arts, culture will ensure community investment, jobs: Paul ...
Renewed support for arts, culture will ensure community investment, jobs: Paul ...
Investor Group Composed of Anchorage Capital Group, Falcon Investment Advisors ...
Investor Group Composed of Anchorage Capital Group, Falcon Investment Advisors ...
Boone Co. may see record capital investment
FLORENCE – Boone County may be looking at record numbers in capital investment by the end of the year, according to Judge-executive Gary Moore. DHL Express announced a $180 million expansion of its facilities at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky ...
RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Time ticks on "Buy Europe" trade
But beneath the surface bullishness surrounding Europe - which has attracted investment inflows in 18 out of the past 20 weeks, according to BofA-Merrill Lynch - is an uneasy sense that time is running short for European companies to deliver the ...
IDI Gazeley Marks First Investment in the Netherlands With Warehouses Purchase
The increasing level of investment has steadily pushed returns lower. In Europe, the capitalization rate--a measure of yield--for industrial property in the third quarter was 6.6%, having fallen consistently each quarter from 8.1% in the second quarter ...
Tennessee reviews provisions to recoup investment from VW
(Bloomberg) -- Tennessee lawmakers will review the state's investment of hundreds of millions in incentives for Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga plant and provisions for recouping money if the company's emissions-cheating scandal threatens jobs. A Senate ...
Great American Capital Partners Receives Investment from Tennenbaum Capital ...
Great American Capital Partners Receives Investment from Tennenbaum Capital ...
Rolls Royce plans investment announcement in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rolls-Royce says it plans to announce a significant investment in the Indianapolis facilities where it builds aircraft engines. Rolls-Royce executives and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are scheduled to take part in the announcement Monday ...
Rocky markets in September compound weak Q3 for investment banks
LONDON Oct 5 A weak performance in September could leave investment banks' revenues in the third quarter down about 10 percent from a year ago, putting 2015 revenues on track to fall from a year ago and intensifying pressure on European firms to scale ...
Drugmakers Say Pacific Trade Pact to Stifle Investment in Cures
“BIO strongly believes that 12 years of data exclusivity is a prerequisite to attract the investment required to continue medical innovation and develop new biological cures and therapies,” Jim Greenwood, president and chief executive officer of the ...
Opinion: GE shareholders have no choice but to welcome Peltz's investment
Trian Chief Investment Officer and founding partner Ed Garden said the company “has significant long-term potential and that its implied target value per share, including dividends, could be $40 to $45 by the end of 2017 based on our view that GE can ...
Schroders and M&G to quit Investment Association
Schroders and M&G Investments, two of Britain's biggest fund management companies, are quitting the Investment Association amid criticism from some in the industry that the reform agenda of the trade body has been “too aggressive”. Their decision ...
Rolls-Royce announces $600 million Indianapolis investment
The investment is the aerospace and defense contractor's largest in the U.S. since its acquisition of the former Allison Engine Company in 1995. The investment announced Monday will go to modernize and upgrade Rolls-Royce's Indianapolis operations, ...
TSheets: Incoming $15 million investment to fuel growth
TSheets CEO Matt Rissell pictured at the company's Eagle headquarters in April, said the $15 million investment accepted by the company will speed growth. “We're opening offices in Australia and making investments into partnerships that would have ...
Goldman Touts Iran Investment Opportunity
However, don't expect an investment in Iran to be an overnight success. “Growth may take time,” the report said, echoing a common investment pitch phrase that is most often followed by a call for cash. Such an investments is “requiring attractive ...
Google Close to Investment in Messaging Startup Symphony
Google is in the late stage of discussions to make an investment in the secure messaging startup Symphony, sources familiar with the talks tell Re/code. Terms of the investment — including its size — could not be determined, and sources stressed that ...
Walter Investment CEO stepping down
Coming just one month after Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC) agreed to pay $29.63 million in fines to settle charges brought by the Department of Justice, the company announced Monday that Mark O'Brien, the company's chairman and chief ...
​Westpac to report higher technology investment expenses in FY16
The update comes after the bank completed an accounting review, which will see a few changes made and applied to the group's investment spending. These accounting changes include directly expensing more project costs compared to recent years; ...
$6.2 Trillion is Not Enough: The Growth of Sustainable Investment
Just in time for Matt Damon's new blockbuster, “The Martian,” this week NASA announced there's liquid water on Mars. But not a lot. In sustainable investment, US$6.2 trillion is a tsunami of money, but it's not enough. Today trillions of dollars are ...
OPEC chief: Oil prices will rebound as investment is slashed
Pump jacks in a California oilfield. OPEC's chief says he is open to discussions with the U.S.. By. BenoitFaucon. LONDON — Oil prices are set to rebound as steep cuts in global oil investments crimp supplies, OPEC's chief said Tuesday, and added that ...