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Tunisia aims for foreign investment jump with new law
Yassine Brahim said Tunisia would issue a new investment law early next year to "help the pace of investment with incentives and by reducing administrative procedures and bureaucracy." The new law will contain financial incentives for investors ...
Financially Speaking: Investment strategy calls for a critical eye
To get what Robbins calls the “upside without the downside,” he proposes several investment vehicles, including structured notes, market-linked CDs and fixed-indexed annuities. Investors are likely to encounter these products in a variety of forms ...
Angola Prepares Bases for Investment Charter, Guide
The minister was speaking at the opening of the seminar on private investment designed for Angolan ambassadors and consuls abroad, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola, Luanda administration officials and Foreign Ministry ...
Consistently good service from Atlantic City Electric; N.J. Dems' investment ...
Consistently good service from Atlantic City Electric; N.J. Dems' investment ...
The Average American's Investment Returns -- and How You Can Do Better
When the market goes up and up, that's when investors pump the most money into stocks and funds. And when individual stocks have a huge winning streak, investors see all of their friends making money and buy shares at the highs. Sure, an investment in ...
Why The American Economy Is About To Boom Again: Private Domestic Investment ...
Why The American Economy Is About To Boom Again: Private Domestic Investment ...
NY's $750M investment in SolarCity jobs has risks
ALBANY — New York state has gone into business with a national solar energy company, committing $750 million to support California-based SolarCity in exchange for the promise of high-tech jobs in western New York and economic spinoff that reaches ...
Betting on death as an investment strategy
The insured person in this case died within three months of the Zissners making the investment, with two other people who shared a slice of the $50,000 policy face value. The Zissners purchased three more policies for $28,000 when their investment ...
The Pros and Cons of Buying Unit Investment Trusts
What are UITs and what are the pluses and minuses? Unit investment trusts, or UITs, are a kind of investment fund that's a cross between an actively managed fund and a set portfolio of investments. Investors buy units of a trust, or ownership interests ...
Hong Kong Exchange Fund Jan-Sept investment loss at HK$36.8 bln - HKMA
The Exchange Fund recorded an investment loss of HK$63.8 billion in the third quarter after second-quarter investment income was adjusted to HK$18.7 billion, the HKMA said. The HKMA is the key manager of the Exchange Fund, which is under the control ...
Commerzbank profit hurt by investment banking
FRANKFURT-- Commerzbank AG said Monday that third-quarter net profit fell 8% because of a sluggish performance at its investment bank and activities with small- to midsize corporate clients. Germany's second-largest lender by assets said net profit for ...
HSBC Profit Rises Sharply, Partly on Investment Bank Gains
The bank also recorded $28 million in costs in connection with regulatory requirements that the bank change its structure to shield retail banking operations from the effects of investment banking and other activities in the event of another financial ...
This is the next big property investment
Rent hikes are dogging tenants, but big money investors say the season of love for residential, multi-family rental properties is only getting started. "Property is in a sweet spot, slow (economic) growth is good for us," Barry Sternlicht, chairman and ...
UPDATE 2-Deutsche Bank poaches Goldman's Warren as head of EMEA investment ...
UPDATE 2-Deutsche Bank poaches Goldman's Warren as head of EMEA investment ...
An Aha Chart: A Mosaic of Investment Returns
This is an occasional feature in which an adviser shares a chart or other visual presentation that he or she finds valuable to help clients grasp an aspect of personal finance or investing. ENLARGE. The adviser: Amy Weldele, senior wealth manager at ...
Seeking Asian Dividend Challengers As Deep Value And Wide Moat Investment ...
Seeking Asian Dividend Challengers As Deep Value And Wide Moat Investment ...
N3 Announces Investment by RedBird Capital Partners
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--N3, a leader in B2B sales execution and demand generation for cloud and software providers, announced today that it has received a $35 million investment from RedBird Capital Partners LLC (“RedBird”). N3's co-founder and ...
George Soros's Firm Pulls $500 Million Investment With Bill Gross
The move is a blow to Mr. Gross, who has struggled to engineer a comeback after his abrupt departure last year from his longtime firm, Pacific Investment Management Co. His Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund has suffered from volatile performance and ...
Walton Foundation's new education investment strategy: Scary or what?
But foundation honchos aren't exactly satisfied with the results of their work and now they are using a new investment strategy to make a broader impact. For people who like the foundation's philosophy, that's good news. For those who think the ...
AppDynamics raises $83.4 million investment
AppDynamics, a provider of software that monitors the performance of applications, has raised $83.4 million in funding, according to an SEC filing. The filing shows that the investment is part of a round aiming to raise up to $150 million. The company ...
KKR to Back Pan-Asia Media Investment Platform Emerald Media
Their investment approach has been more flexible than traditional private-equity firms, which typically want to buy control of established businesses. Instead, they have looked to back entrepreneurs in situations where they can use their operating ...
Keith Alexander's IronNet nets $32.5 million investment
The investment was led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity joined by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firms. A spinoff of Trident Capital, based in Palo Alto, Calif., Trident Capital Cybersecurity recently ...
AIG Swings to Loss on Lower Investment Income, Volatile Markets
Operating income, a closely watched metric that excludes items like investment gains or losses, dropped to $691 million or 52 cents a share in the third quarter, as compared with $1.72 billion or $1.19 a share in the year-earlier period. That was below ...
Brits Debate £1000 Minimum Investment In Crowdfunding Ventures
On the rapidly expanding ground of the £1.4bn crowdfunding industry, there's a growing split between companies with a venture capital or private equity background who hold that a £1,000 minimum investment in crowdfunding ventures would protect ...
UBS Investment Bank Swings to Profit on Cuts, Fixed Income
UBS Group AG's investment bank swung to a profit in the third quarter as revenue from trading equities and fixed-income products climbed, while expenses fell by more than half. Pretax profit at the unit was 496 million Swiss francs ($503 million) in ...
Credit Suisse CEO Resisted Pressure to `Destroy' Investment Bank
Credit Suisse Group AG Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam said he “resisted calls to destroy the investment bank” as Switzerland's second-largest lender seeks to focus on wealth management. It's “important for us to be strong in the investment bank ...
Piggybacking The Gurus For Asian Deep Value And Wide Moat Investment Ideas
An increasing number of U.S. mutual funds are investing in Asia-listed stocks and I track these selected funds' positions by reviewing their shareholder reports. I provide a list of 11 potential deep value investment candidates and 13 potential wide ...
Bariatric Fusion to grow following Lorraine Capital investment
Lorraine's investment should allow Bariatric Fusion to double its headquarters staff from seven to 15 when it moves its administrative offices from Elma to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus early next year. Executives said the company, which ...
RBS's Most Senior U.S. Investment Banker McKillip Said to Leave
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc's most senior American investment banker, Bob McKillip, is set to leave the bank as it completes a wind-down of unwanted U.S. operations, said a person with knowledge of the matter. McKillip, RBS's head of Americas and ...
Starbucks Has 10-15% Upside In 2016, Remains Lifetime Investment
Starbucks' latest earnings show the company remains a very strong investment with lots of potential. While EPS missed, the real factors that are going to drive long-term growth remain intact and strong. We estimate the company should be at around $70 ...
Prieto gets Intel's investment for longer lasting 3-D battery
Intel's financial investment, which was not disclosed, was announced at the annual Intel Capital Global Summit in San Diego. The chipmaker doled out $22 million to 10 startups, including Boulder's KMLabs, which builds ultrafast laser systems for ...
After almost 35 years and 1400 investments, Intel's investment chief says farewell
SAN DIEGO, California — Back in the 1980s, when Arvind Sodhani first approached his boss, then-CEO Andy Grove, about using Intel's cash to invest in other tech companies, Grove's reaction was typical of his fiery personality. Grove eventually came ...
Cuba seeks $8.2 billion in foreign investment for 326 projects
Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca unveiled the ready-made investment opportunities, officially called the portfolio, at the 33rd annual Havana International Fair (FIHAV). Forty of the 246 projects advertised on last year's wish list are in ...
Rajan Sees Rupee as Investment Currency, Says Dollar Debt Curbed
Rajan has taken a series of steps to address risks since taking office a little more than two years ago, including boosting foreign-exchange reserves to record levels and opening the government bond market to greater foreign investment. In February, he ...
Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility recommends non-disclosure of ...
Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility recommends non-disclosure of ...
Why Staging Your Home For Sale Is A No-Brainer Investment
It's overwhelming to clear and sell a home that's been occupied for many years—the piles of papers, trunks full of tchotchkes, mountains of miscellany. Nobody knows this more than Glendale, Calif.-based Betsy Wilbur, who professionally “stages” homes ...
Starz Leads Investment Round in Indie Film Streaming Service Fandor
While Fandor isn't the answer to Starz's larger worries given its small size, Starz Chief Revenue Officer Michael Thornton said it's a “strategic investment” to get more insights about business models in the streaming marketplace. Starz has already ...
Make the budget deal an investment in our future
An investment at this crucial time, when basic brain architecture is being formed, can potentially change the course of life for generations. Congress must seize the opportunity to invest in programs designed to give babies and their families the best ...
Intel's new investment chief sees big opportunities in strategic investing
He'll replace Arvind Sodhani, a legendary executive at Intel who first proposed the tech investment strategy in the 1980s and ran Intel Capital as a standalone group since 2005. Sodhani's group, which has more than 200 staff and 65 investment ...
UPDATE 3-Canada's Enbridge mulling $5 bln investment in US Gulf Coast
(Recasts with company saying considering investment). By Catherine Ngai and Nia Williams. NEW YORK/CALGARY Nov 4 (Reuters) - Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc is considering spending about $5 billion on oil storage assets in the U.S. Gulf ...
Area startup nabs $10 million in new investment
An Over-the-Rhine-based startup just raised a $10 million series B round led by Intel Capital. The money was the largest amount raised by te company's biggest to date. Lisnr, a software platform that drives engagement between content creators (brands, ...
18 months for Tampa man in Facebook investment scheme
According to his plea agreement, Movalia “made material misrepresentations and omissions through OM Investment Management to investors in order to mislead investors about the nature and value of their investment in the OM Global Fund and to conceal ...
MetLife Profit Slumps 43% on Weaker Investment Result, Taxes
MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, said third-quarter profit fell 43 percent as investment results deteriorated and the company incurred tax costs tied to a U.K. subsidiary. Net income dropped to $1.2 billion from $2.09 billion a year earlier ...
Melt Shop owner looks to expand following investment
John Rigos and Andy Stern started Aurify Brands in 2010, after the New York City Five Guys franchisees decided to run their own concepts and take them national. Five years later, the business partners are starting to fulfill that mission, and have a ...
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (“MITT” or the “Company”) (NYSE:MITT) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is an actively managed REIT that ...
Munich Re Q3 Profit Declines 29% on Investment Earnings
“The capital market turbulences have left their mark on the investment result, with below-average realized gains on disposals, write-downs of equities, and losses from derivative hedging instruments,” Joerg Schneider, the company's chief financial ...
Brennan Investment Group Adds to Houston Portfolio
CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brennan Investment Group, LLC, a private real estate investment firm that acquires, develops and operates industrial properties on a national basis, has acquired a six-building industrial portfolio totaling 132,997 ...
REFILE-China's gold investment at risk as Beijing frees yuan
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Appetite for gold in China, which accounts for one fifth of global investment demand, could fall in the long term as the country moves to free the yuan, enabling savers to gain direct access to foreign stocks or bonds. In its ...
CenterPoint posts earnings loss from midstream investment
CenterPoint Energy Inc. reported a net loss of $391 million for the third quarter because of a big financial hole suffered caused by its investment in its struggling master-limited partnership, Enable Midstream Partners. Minus the $537 million loss ...
You could lose 1/3 of your retirement money to this
But picking lower-cost funds (whether in your retirement account or regular investment account) can yield substantial savings, said Yoav Zurel, CEO of FeeX, a service that calculates the fees in retirement plans. He cited one large tech employer for ...