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IIROC needs enforcement tools to hold investment advisers to account
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) regulates investment dealers and their registrants across Canada in the public interest. To do our job well and protect the public, we need to have the tools necessary to vigorously and ...
European Investment Bank to lend $512 million for Lucknow metro
... also the world's largest international public bank, in India since its engagement in the country began more than 20 years ago and the most significant investment in sustainable public transport outside Europe, Luxembourgbased European Investment ...
Fintech dominates African startup investment
The African Tech Startups Funding Report found that fintech firms accounted for $55 million (29.6%) of the total capital invested in new African companies. The report states a number of reasons why Africa is ripe for further fintech investment ...
Bank of Canada Finds Business Plans More Investment and Jobs
Executives planning to increase investment in the next 12 months outnumbered those planning a decline by a 39 percent to 30 percent margin, the Bank of Canada reported Friday, with the remainder planning no change. The 9-percentage point balance of ...
Slack Investment and Valuation Gains Come Despite Private Company Jitters
Slack Technologies Inc. is bucking a trend of faltering Silicon Valley startups. As startups go, Slack has ridden a meteoric rise by attracting legions of people who message one another at work. The company, whose app is used in large part by ...
The Only Investment You Need!
Solutions to minimize permanent losses are to understand the investment extremely well. By understanding the investment, you will make sure you understand the pros and cons of said investment. Also, it's important to value the investment fairly ...
China misses deadline for 'negative list' investment offer to US
The lack of a new "negative list" proposal could make it more difficult to complete the bilateral investment treaty negotiations with Beijing before President Barack Obama leaves office in January. "We did not receive a revised negative list from China ...
Saudi Arabia to create huge investment fund
Gettyimages 505783138 A picture taken on January 17, 2016 in the Saudi capital Riyadh shows a giant poster on a building bearing a portrait of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C), Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed Bin Nayef (L) and Deputy ...
One way to check out your investment adviser before you invest
The March 24 cautionary tale about former NBA player Scottie Pippen's run-in with a bad financial adviser [“Use the right game plan to pick financial adviser,” Economy & Business, March 24] confused stockbrokers with registered investment advisers ...
Learn how to buy an investment property, become a landlord
GREENWICH — Sometimes called All Fools' Day, today's festivities, if you can call them that, are usually centered on playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. No danger of any hoax-spreading here — remember, this is Real Talk. Last week's nine ...
Health savings accounts a worthwhile investment
Some savers may not have the minimum balance needed to invest, or may need money now to pay for care; some may not like the investment options their HSA offers. But it's frustrating that many people aren't using the accounts to their full potential ...
Another Voice: Legislation would end sweetheart tax deal for investment fund managers
Over the past few years, an elite group of investment fund managers have quietly reaped huge profits while paying lower tax rates than almost everyone else in the country. Their lobbyists pressured members of Congress and spread around campaign ...
Equity investment 'protects, promotes' competition, says airlines CEO
An equity investment model has paved the way for a new force in the aviation industry that “protects and promotes competition,” Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan said. In his speech during the City Business Luncheon in Melbourne, Hogan ...
Investment Firm Pegs Bitcoin Value at $655
Needham & Co. LLC, a New York City-based investment firm, has begun covering the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT), giving it a “buy” rating and a $62.00 price target (PT). Needham estimates the present per-bitcoin value at $655. BIT is sponsored by ...
A London Investment Firm Is Launching the World's First Space Fund
In late May, a London-based investment firm Seraphim Capital plans to launch the very first venture capital fund solely focused on space. The Seraphim Space Fund aims to raise up to $118 million. One of the big opportunities, says Mark Boggett ...
Deepening Saudi-US business partnership through investment
We have observed that investment follows trade. When conditions exist for trade to flourish, with low barriers and efficient processes, investments follow. When companies successfully sell into a market, they want to stay close to their customers and ...
Should investment mix be changed over time?
Different types of investments – growth stocks, income-producing stocks, international stocks, bonds, government securities, real estate investment trusts, and so on – have unique characteristics, so they rarely rise or fall at the same time. Thus ...
Hillary Clinton to propose $10 billion manufacturing investment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday will propose a $10 billion investment in partnerships to encourage the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector as part of a national push to discourage outsourcing in ...
Stephen Dank sued for unpaid debts over failed 'Ponzi scheme' investment
The controversial sports scientist has been caught up with thousands of shareholders in the collapse of forestry managed investment scheme Great Southern, with unpaid debts that threaten to compound the legal woes of the Essendon injecting program ...
Overstock's $16 Million investment in Bitcoin company funds financial disruption across the Caribbean
At a press conference in Barbados on Friday, alongside the Minister of Finance, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne announced closing a US$4 Million Series A investment in Barbadian bitcoin exchange Bitt. The funds constitute the first installment of a ...
Model 3 A Super Hit, What About Tesla As An Investment Going Forward?
Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images. Tesla Inc. shares have been on an absolute tear since the company announced results for the December quarter and post the carnage in our markets in January and February. Shares bottomed in ...
Massachusetts challenges robots' role as investment advisers
BloombergNEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Massachusetts' chief securities regulator is pushing back against automated investment services, saying it's not clear that they can act in the best interest of clients. So-called robo-advisers may be inherently unable ...
Nicola Sturgeon faces questions over £10bn Scotland-China investment deal
Nicola Sturgeon was yesterday facing questions over a £10 billion agreement with two Chinese firms that could lead to major investment in Scottish infrastructure. The Chinese press reported details of the memorandum of understanding with Chinese ...
Deutsche Bank loses top 3 slot in investment rankings
Deutsche Bank has lost its position as a top three global investment bank — an accolade it has held since before the financial crisis — after the weak euro and the bank's restructuring relegated Germany's biggest bank into fifth place in a benchmark ...
Investment Ministry working on promotion strategy to attract investments
The Ministry of Investment is working on putting forth a professional strategy to attract local and foreign investments, Minister of Investment Dalia Khorshid said during a Sunday press conference. The strategy is based on better promotion, advertising ...
Mercia swims against tide with northern investment push
The other is lessening Britain's reliance on London by spreading investment across the country. Half the UK businesses quoted on Aim, which is supposed to help those fledglings fly, are incorporated in the capital. London also accounted for £2.13bn of ...
Investment strategy: The new property barons
Now Blackstone dwarfs every other firm. Goldman Sachs' Whitehall Street property investment arm disappeared after losing most of its investors' money in the crash, while Morgan Stanley's real estate fund, MSREF, has shrunk dramatically after suffering ...
South Africa's investment climate even riskier now
As the country's woes continue, a new investment framework may make things even more difficult for investors in South Africa. Considered a darling among investors in Sub-Saharan Africa not long ago, the fortunes of South Africa's economy have faded in ...
Modi highlights investment opportunities
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited oil-rich Saudi Arabia's top business tycoons to invest in India's key sectors like defence, insurance, railway and oil as he projected his country as an attractive investment destination even in the face ...
How Long Should I Give An Investment Plan?
Even the most brilliantly crafted investment plan has to be given time to work. The markets are inherently volatile but also inherently profitable. And when you start investing in the markets, you are very likely to see many highs and lows as the ...
UK finance chiefs delay hiring and investment as Brexit tops risk list
When CFOs were asked how they thought EU membership had benefited the UK economy and UK businesses, 89% said it had helped UK export performance and 86% said it had attracted foreign direct investment. Chiming with business groups' complaints ...
Cork-based start-up Zeto secures investment of €1.7m
Cork-based technology start-up Zeto has secured an investment of €1.7 million, in a funding round led by Kernel Capital. The investment was made through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital venture fund, with commitments from Business Venture Partners ...
What makes a good investment?
Everyone is looking for a good investment. What makes an investment a perfect fit can vary from person to person. For some, it is safety with no chance of losing principal. For others, it is a fabulous return. And then there are those that want a ...
Oregon investment success turns into complex problem
The council's investment portfolio had grown so rapidly and become so complex that operational and risk management problems put its long-term investment track record in jeopardy. Now, it is boosting its compliance and risk management systems to better ...
The Differences Between Wealth Managers And Investment Advisors
Many investment advisors are motivated to adopt the wealth management model in order to better serve their clients. Additionally, the wealth management model is much more economically rewarding. However, to move from being an investment advisor to a ...
EU referendum: Airbus warns Out vote may hit investment
One of the world's largest aerospace firms has written to its 15,000 UK employees warning about the risks of voting to leave the European Union. In a letter to staff, Airbus Group said it makes "good economic sense" for the UK to stay in the EU due to ...
Tidal energy firm's £500m investment in Scottish projects
Equitix founding director Nick Parker said: "We are delighted to be entering into this partnership agreement with Atlantis, the clear market leader in the tidal energy industry which secures access to a pipeline of primary investment opportunities and ...
Xiaomi makes its first investment in India
Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has made its first investment in India, leading a $25 million round of investment into digital entertainment company Hungama. This is Xiaomi's first investment in a startup outside its home country China and indicates ...
Private sector investment to show improvement: FM Arun Jaitley
And increased rural demand is going to fill in the holes as far as the economy is concerned and hopefully in reviving private sector investment in the economy." Talking about the global slowdown, he said, direction of decision making does not get ...
Groupon Gets $250 Million Investment
Mr. Angelakis, as chairman and chief executive of the investment group, will join Groupon's board. As part of the new relationship, Comcast will seek out ways it can team up with Groupon. “The potential in combining Groupon's local expertise with ...
Re-visit on liberalised investment regime offered to China?
NEW DELHI: The security establishment is considering a review of the liberalised investment regime being offered to Chinese investors after Beijing snubbed India by blocking its latest bid to have JeM chief Masood Azhar designated terrorist by the ...
Commissions and fees are fact of life in investment world
While the fees and commissions charged by most traditional brokers and investment advisers may seem like an insignificant amount to pay for financial advice, those tiny 2 percent charges can add up over time — swallowing a sizable chunk of what ...
Wind Farm Investment Scam
In the midst of growing local, national, and international concerns for the environment, wind energy is one of several types of renewable energy technologies being touted as environmentally friendly. Wind energy is known as a clean, sustainable fuel ...
£10bn investment agreement between China and Scotland made public after claims it was 'kept quiet'
An investment agreement with a Chinese consortium which could be worth £10bn to the Scottish economy has finally been published weeks after it was signed by Nicola Sturgeon, after opposition parties claimed it was being “kept quiet”. The memorandum of ...
Hunterdon County woman gets 7 years for investment fraud
TRENTON - A Lambertville woman, formerly a Morris County investment adviser, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for fabricating and mailing more than 100 financial account statements that inflated 14 of her clients' accounts by a combined ...
Tesla Is A Great Company, But Is It A Good Investment?
Pioneer electric carmaker Tesla Motors TSLA +4.01% is a great company, as evidenced by consumer enthusiasm for its products. Its Model S has received rave reviews, while its Model 3 has close to 280,000 pre-orders. But is it a good investment? The ...
Factory orders, investment gauge fall
Meanwhile, a key category that tracks business investment plans dropped after rising the month before. Factory orders fell 1.7 percent in February after a 1.2 percent rise in January, the Commerce Department reported Monday. There was weakness in a ...
Investment services firm with a new angle on anonymity and security
The new investment firm AnonInvest has officially been launched, and its unique integration of revolutionary technology will offer a fundamentally different mode of investment. AnonInvest utilises trusted and long-established investment strategies ...
Ford Announces Investment In South Africa To Produce Ford Everest - Quick Facts
announced an investment of $170 million to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, to produce the all-new Ford Everest, along with the new Ford Ranger that was launched at the end of 2015. The investment will create ...
BRIEF-Ku6 Media says Shanda Investment will acquire Co for US$0.0108 per ordinary share
Entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with shanda investment holdings limited and ku6 acquisition company limited. * Shanda investment will acquire co for cash consideration equal to us$0.0108 per ordinary share or us$1.08 per american ...