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UK will be outward-facing post-Brexit, continue to attract investment: Ham...
UK will be outward-facing post-Brexit, continue to attract investment: Ham...
Olympians call for 'everyday cycling' investment in UK
Some of Britain's top cyclists have written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for the government to create "a legacy of everyday cycling". The group of Olympians - including gold medallists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott - said encouraging more people ...
Europe needs $800 billion investment in digital infrastructure: Commission...
Europe needs $800 billion investment in digital infrastructure: Commission...
Brown shoes and loud ties 'hinder investment banking hopefuls'
Bright youngsters are being turned away from investment banks because of their lack of "polish", a report has said. Candidates who wear brown shoes, "loud" ties or ill-fitting suits can fall foul of "opaque" codes of conduct, the Social Mobility ...
DraftKings gets fresh infusion of cash with $150m investment round
Fantasy sports operator DraftKings Inc. said Thursday it has raised $150 million in venture investment, giving the company a fresh infusion of cash as it recovers from taxing legal battles and prepares for another critical NFL season. DraftKings said ...
Wilmette investment adviser sentenced to more than 6 years for fraud
A Wilmette investment adviser was sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding his clients of nearly $2 million. Alan Gold, 61, pleaded guilty in January to five counts of wire fraud for obtaining money from more than a dozen investors by falsely ...
Japan trade minister denies Rosneft investment report
Seko, the newly appointed minister for economic cooperation with Russia who will accompany Abe on the trip to Vladivostok, denied METI was considering an investment in Rosneft through JOGMEC. He confirmed that cabinet is considering a bill to reinforce ...
Top 10 Investment Ideas In A Low Return World
My investment style in a nutshell: Long only, high concentration investor with around 6-7 names in my personal portfolio, which I've been managing since 2012. I usually add only 1-2 new stocks each year, while either building or trimming down on my ...
Yum's China unit gets $460 mln investment from Alibaba arm, Primavera - so...
Yum's China unit gets $460 mln investment from Alibaba arm, Primavera - so...
Investment in Central Asia Brings Terror Risks for China
“China is number one among the partners of Uzbekistan in terms of investment,” Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan Sun Lizi told the Xinhua news agency in May 2015. China is one of the major investors in Kyrgyzstan, too. Recent data show that China has ...
Yum China to receive $460M from investment groups
Primavera Capital Group and Ant Financial Group have agreed to invest $460 million in Yum China once Yum! Brands Inc.'s spin off of the unit is completed on Oct. 31, the company said on Friday. Yum China will start trading Nov. 1 on the New York Stock ...
Stick to Your Investment Philosophy
But no matter what markets do in the coming months, keep reminding yourself that feelings of fear shouldn't drive your investment decisions. Remember Brexit? It wasn't that long ago that all-out panic sent markets slightly lower. The week ended June 24 ...
Velvet Taco receives L Catterton investment
Velvet Taco has received a “significant strategic growth investment” from private-equity firm L Catterton, the companies said Friday. Dallas-based Front Burner ...
Ricoh boosts investment in Brazil
Imaging and electronics giant Ricoh has boosted the capital of its Brazilian subsidiary and plans for further growth as a result of the positive performance in the country. The Brazilian operation has received an investment of $110 million from its ...
Permanent fund board pitched on tax credit investment
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker's administration is pitching the board overseeing Alaska's oil wealth nest egg on a potential investment in the state's oil and gas tax credit program. No decisions were made during Friday's Alaska Permanent Fund ...
New coalition launches to scale private conservation investment at IUCN World Conservation Congress
In an effort to address an estimated US $200-300 billion annual funding gap in conservation, civil society organizations, private and public sector financial institutions and academia joined forces today to launch the Coalition for Private Investment ...
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program – direct investment vs. regional center investment
There are two options for an EB-5 investment: 1) direct investment or 2) regional center investment. While both methods provide access to permanent residence, the EB-5 investor should be familiar with the differences between the two options before ...
Nigeria: Solution to Economic Recession Is Investment in Renewable Energy - Expert
A development economist, Dr Chidi Onuoha, says the solution for Nigeria to come out of the current economic recession is investment in renewable energy. Onuoha, National President, Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria (SEPAN), made ...
Why State Farm is pulling the plug on investment sales
The Bloomington-based insurance giant confirms that it has directed 12,000 of its agents around the country who are licensed to sell securities to no longer provide their clients with mutual funds, variable annuities and other investment products ...
China says achieved progress in investment rules talks with U.S ...
China says achieved progress in investment rules talks with U.S ...
China says achieved progress in investment rules talks with US
Reaching an agreement over the so-called 'negative list' of businesses in China that are out of bounds to foreign investors is crucial in sealing a treaty between Beijing and Washington that would lift investment flows between the world's two largest ...
China's Xi Says Hopes for Fair Australia Investment Policy
“China has more freedom to invest in Australia, indeed all foreigners have more freedom to invest in Australia, than in almost any other country. We have a very open foreign investment policy,” Turnbull said. “So we mostly say yes, we almost invariably ...
Russia, Turkey to form joint investment fund: Russian minister
"We are concluding work on the formation of a Russian-Turkish investment fund," Ulyukaev said. "At the end of August, Turkey made the necessary legislative changes to create a corresponding partner to our direct investment fund - the Turkish sovereign ...
G-20 Leaders to Endorse Cross-Border Investment Guidelines
HANGZHOU, China—Leaders of the Group of 20 nations meeting this weekend plan to endorse a set of principles designed to guide governments in devising cross-border investment policies, similar to how global agreements govern trade. Officials described ...
Japan warns Brexit may drive banks, pharma investment to EU
In a 15-page report published on the eve of a summit of the Group of 20 big economies in China, a Japanese government task force formed to respond to "Brexit" also warned of a possible outflow of drug research and development investment from Britain, ...
Ex-Bank of Michigan exec sets sights on fledgling Vision Investment
Mike Sarafa, until recently the president of the Bank of Michigan, has been recruited to help run a new family investment office in Bloomfield Hills. The office, Vision Investment Partners LLC, launched in August with a fund of more than $15 million ...
Realty Income - Earn More Than 9% Annually From This Low-Risk Investment
Realty Income (NYSE: O) is a real estate investment trust headquartered in San Diego, California, even though it is chartered in Maryland. The company owns thousands of real estate properties across 49 states worth almost $20 billion. Just over two ...
Canada open to tweaking rules to spur China investment: government MP
TORONTO Canada's Liberal government is open to the idea of fostering better trade ties with China by easing foreign investment restrictions, a senior legislator said on a national political talk show on Sunday. "It's something we would consider amongst ...
Barclays Said Close to Naming Throsby to Run Investment Bank
Barclays Plc is close to naming JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Tim Throsby to run the corporate and international division, including overseeing the investment bank, which will fill the final vacancy on Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley's top management team, ...
Syria Near-Miss; Barclays' Investment-Banking Coup: Sunday Wrap
Here are highlights of Sunday's top breaking stories from around the world: Talks between Russia and the U.S. at the G-20 summit in China that looked like they were going to produce a cease-fire agreement in Syria -- to the point podiums were set up ...
UK factories cut investment plans after Brexit vote: EEF
The Bank of England, which has said it expects to cut interest rates again this year, is likely to view the weaker investment plans by manufacturers as consistent with its expectation that Britain's uncertain future trading ties with the EU will ...
Here's How Much China's Outbound Investment Is Projected to Jump In H2
China's rapidly increasing non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) will jump at least 20% in the second half of 2016 from a year earlier, a top government think tank said in a research report published by a newspaper on Monday. Buoyed by an ...
LG makes an 'aggressive' investment in robots
LG has certainly dabbled in robotics, but it's now ready to commit to autonomy for the long haul. The Korean tech giant says it's "aggressively investing" in robots, with its appliances group leading the way. There's no timetable just yet. However, the ...
China central bank outlines rules on investment quotas under RQFII
RQFII investors seeking investment quotas will be given quotas no greater than a certain proportion of the asset's size, if they qualify for the scheme, the People's Bank of China said in a notice on its website. If the desired investment quota ...
Israeli investment house Halman-Aldubi to go public in Tel Aviv
Halman-Aldubi last Thursday won a tender to manage a 30 billion shekel ($8 billion) pension fund for state-owned utility Israel Electric Corp, making it the sixth-largest investment house in Israel. Soho Real Estate has a market capitalisation of 38.4 ...
Barclays nabs JPMorgan's Throsby to head investment bank
Throsby, 50, will also run Barclays' investment banking business within that division, filling the gap left by the departure of Tom King who retired from the bank in March. Subject to regulatory approvals, Throsby is expected to take up his new role in ...
G20: Merkel says urgent for investment to flow into Africa
Speaking at a news conference at the close of the G20 summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, Merkel said that there was 10 times as much direct investment in the European Union as in Africa. "What is urgently needed is that there is more ...
Trudeau Says Chinese Didn't Raise Canada Investment Restrictions
Many Chinese companies, particularly the country's state-owned enterprises, face more severe investment restrictions than Canada's more traditional trading partners like the U.S., amid worries over governance issues and state influence. Trudeau's bid ...
Barclays Hires JPMorgan Executive to Head Investment Bank
Mr. Staley, who joined the bank in December, has accelerated the sales of businesses that Barclays no longer considers core operations and is focusing its strategy on two divisions: the British consumer bank and a slimmed-down corporate and investment ...
Orange Sky Slashes Investment Plans, Drops Investors
Pan-Asian cinema exhibition group Orange Sky Golden Harvest has cut plans for expansion in mainland China and scaled back its plans to bring in $59.7 million (RMB400 million) from outside investors. The move signals a changed investment climate ...
Japanese Companies Could Pull Investment Out of UK Over Brexit
Japanese businesses might pull investment out of the U.K if their “requests are not met” during 'Brexit' negotiations, warned the country's ambassador in Britain during an interview with the BBC on Monday. Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka warning comes after a ...
Investment In Italy: Banks, Capital And Firms' Structures
Now, let's add to that literature something new. A recent paper from the Banca d'Italia, titled "Investment and investment financing in Italy: some evidence at the macro level" by Claire Giordano, Marco Marinucci and Andrea Silvestrini (Banca d'Italia ...
Luxury in Myanmar: 'A Long-Term Investment'
Myanmar's economy, stunted for decades after a 1962 military coup, has grown swiftly since 2012, when landmark elections ushered in dramatic political reforms and a wave of foreign investment. Profits from the domestic timber, minerals, and oil and gas ...
The Trouble With Investors And Investment Advisors
Many investors and many investment advisors seem to share one very bad trait in common: They don't always have the investor's best interests at heart. That would have to be this author's biggest takeaway after six months of curating the Financial ...
Agriculture investment yields growth and nutrition gains for Africa
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African countries that took early action in the past decade to invest in agriculture have reaped the rewards, enjoying higher economic growth and a bigger drop in malnutrition, a major farming development ...
Coalition survey of the death of investment banking in 4 charts ...
Coalition survey of the death of investment banking in 4 charts ...
Lego Profit Slips as Toy Maker Ramps Up Investment
Lego A/S, closing in recently on Mattel Inc. MAT 1.60 % as the world's biggest toy maker, hit an unexpected stumbling block Tuesday, reporting flat sales in the U.S. that cut first-half profits. The family-controlled Danish toy-brick maker blamed ...
Eurozone Investment Spending Stalls in Second Quarter - WSJ
The eurozone economy grew more slowly in the first half of the year than previously estimated, while investment spending flatlined in the three months to June, ...
Euro-Region Growth Bolstered by Exports as Investment Stalls ...
Euro-Region Growth Bolstered by Exports as Investment Stalls ...
AP Exclusive: $90M investment for 2 new met coal mines
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Ramaco, LLC, CEO Randall Atkins poses with a core sample from the planned site of a new coal mine near Sheridan in northern Wyo. Coal developers working against the trend of mine closures and bankruptcies say ...