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Indian investment veteran appointed endowment chief at Harvard
Narvekar said he is honoured to join the investment organisation and "help support the mission of Harvard University. HMC has an unparalleled investment platform among endowments and I look forward to working with the HMC Board and team and using ...
Long Marriages are an Investment in Future Generations
Long Marriages are an Investment in Future Generations. 10/01/2016 01:01 pm ET. Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. Infant-Parent and Child Psychoanalyst; Author, 'Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child's Behavior'. So much is written about ...
Didi Chuxing's Latest Investment Is All About Two-Wheeled Transportation
Just when you thought Didi Chuxing had already expanded into every major transportation segment in China, the company goes and makes a sizable investment into a bike-sharing start-up. The company said earlier this week that it's funding the bike ...
Schafer: For Target, buyback is an investment in the company
Schafer: For Target, buyback is an investment in the company. one lesson out of the Minneapolis-based company's recent history is that spending a lot of money isn't the same thing as investing it. October 1, 2016 — 5:02pm. itemprop. Lynne Sladky ...
Waste Management: A Boring, But Rewarding Investment?
Its shareholders mostly consisted of investors looking for long-term income investment with limited downside. A look at the stock price movement since 2003 shows that the price touched $40 occasionally in the first ten years but it was never able to ...
What Africa's Fragile States Need: Investment, Infrastructure and ...
What Africa's Fragile States Need: Investment, Infrastructure and ...
Love Starbucks? It May Be A Great Time To Jolt Your Investment Returns
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is one of the top coffee brands and a trader favorite. Historical prices suggest that SBUX may now be offering a dream investment opportunity. It is currently trading near its 52-week low, spending most of the last year trading ...
Saudi Prince's Investment Company Sells Toronto Four Seasons Hotel for $171.3 Million
Kingdom Holding, the investment company owned by Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, has sold the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto for 225 million Canadian dollars ($171.3 million) to a family-owned business, it said Sunday. The buying entities are tied to ...
Business briefs: Stockman Asset Management acquires Missoula investment firm
"We are delighted our bank clients have convenient access to the full array of financial planning services offered through Stockman Asset Management," said Stockman Bank Missoula Market President Bob Burns. "SAM investment advisers deliver in-depth ...
'Known unknown' concerns future of food safety investment
'Known unknown' concerns future of food safety investment. By Dan Flynn | October 3, 2016. Whether you like him or hate him, former U.S. Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld is recognized to this day for explaining reality to war-waiting reporters by ...
Canadian fund Caisse partners with Edelweiss for India stressed assets inv...
Canadian fund Caisse partners with Edelweiss for India stressed assets inv...
Vietnam Investment Plunges in Cambodia, Sparking Concerns
Foreign direct investment (FDI) from Vietnam into Cambodia fell to almost zero in the first half of this year, a revelation that stunned many in business, government and civil society. No comparable figures were given by the Council for the Development ...
BRIEF-British sales of mutual funds bounce back in August - Investment Ass...
BRIEF-British sales of mutual funds bounce back in August - Investment Ass...
BRIEF-National Investment Trust reports FY pre-tax profit of 33.4 mln rupe...
BRIEF-National Investment Trust reports FY pre-tax profit of 33.4 mln rupe...
UK Chancellor Plans Investment as Brexit Creates Business Uncertainty
U.K. Treasury chief Philip Hammond on Monday pledged to boost investment in infrastructure as he warned the British economy could face some turbulence as the country charts its exit from the European Union. Mr. Hammond, speaking at the ruling ...
Microsoft increases European cloud investment to $3 billion, unveils cloud policy recommendations
DUBLIN, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the significant investment Microsoft Corp. is making in cloud computing in Europe, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith on Monday shared new details about how this momentum is taking ...
US Terror Victims Law Unlikely to Cause Swift Saudi Investment Exit
Legislation that will allow the families and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia has raised concerns that the kingdom will cut back its exposure to the U.S., but a sudden change in its investment strategy toward the world's ...
AGNC Investment Corp. Announces Name Change
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AGNC Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) ("AGNC" or the "Company") announced today that it has changed its name from "American Capital Agency Corp." to "AGNC Investment Corp." effective September 30 ...
Microsoft ups cloud computing investment in Europe to $3 billion
In the past year alone, Microsoft has invested $1 billion into beefing up its cloud capacity in the European market—which has more than doubled—bringing its total investment to date to $3 billion. Microsoft will be opening multiple data centers in ...
Apple's Danish data center the 'largest foreign investment in country's history'
The Danish foreign minister Kristian Jensen told CPH Post that the DKK6.3B ($950M) project would represent the largest foreign capital investment in the country's history. Tim Cook said back in 2015 that the Irish and Danish projects combined would ...
Illinois to Suspend Investment Activity with Wells Fargo
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs called Wells Fargo's actions “downright shameful” and said that the state is suspending investments in Wells Fargo debt securities for one year and suspending the use of the bank as a broker/dealer for ...
Sham Account Scandal Costs Wells Fargo $30 Billion Of Investment Activity With The State Of Illinois
The Senate got to scold Wells Fargo; so did the House. But in the wake of the scandal that revealed the bank created millions of unauthorized accounts for its customers, more public officials are looking to get their licks in, too. The latest of these ...
Investment Firms Henderson and Janus to Combine
Henderson, a London-based investment firm, plans to combine with U.S. rival Janus Capital and create a new company that would manage more than $320 billion in assets. The combined company will be called Janus Henderson Global Investors and its ...
GAO to examine panel on foreign investment in US strategic firms
15 by 16 members of Congress, who voiced concern that legislation governing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has not been updated enough to ensure the panel can do its job effectively. "Now is an opportune time for GAO ...
Apple's Fouloum data center is the largest foreign capital investment Denmark has ever seen
"This is a clearly a benefit of Apple's billion-kroner investment in the data centre in Foulum," said Denmark's foreign minster, Kristin Jensen about the deal with the university. "The partnership is a good example of how our targeted efforts to ...
Medina County treasurer says investment interest earnings up 19 percent over last year
It meets once each quarter. "In these volatile economic times, it is difficult to increase returns on investment portfolios. But we were able to do just that," Burke said. Year-to-date interest earnings through August 2016 were $589,606, compared to ...
Iran, OPEC's Big Winner, Signs Landmark Oil Investment Contract
Iran, fresh from an OPEC meeting where it won significant concessions from regional rival Saudi Arabia, will start the process of rejuvenating its sanctions-ravaged energy industry on Tuesday when the state oil company signs a new-model oil investment ...
IBM pours $200 million investment into its Watson IoT business
IBM pours $200 million investment into its Watson IoT business. The IBM investment will be used in part to develop hands-on industry labs at Watson's IoT headquarters in Munich, Germany. By Teena Maddox | October 3, 2016, 3:01 PM PST. RSS. Comments ...
Deutsche Bank has made some new investment banking hires
Deutsche Bank has made some new hires in its tech investment-banking and financial institutions groups. The firm has hired Brian Pitz as cohead of internet investment banking coverage, according to an internal memo from global tech, media, and ...
The Investment Consultant Paradox
The former reflects the usual 'special sauce' sales pitches of investment managers showing why their style or research is 'market beating.' The latter is a result of the commoditization of investment through indexation, allowing vast quantities of ...
Africa Hotel Investment Forum Opens in Kigali
The three-day Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is a leading hotel investment forum in Africa, bringing together top international hotel investors in Africa and local operators, government officials and industry experts to discuss all aspects of ...
Investment banking fees drop a fifth in Americas year-to-date
LONDON, Oct 4 Investment banking fees in the Americas, the most lucrative region in the world, fell by nearly a fifth in the first nine months of 2016 from a year earlier, outpacing a global decline, Thomson Reuters data shows. Global fees for services ...
Study shows that bike lanes are a great public health investment ...
Study shows that bike lanes are a great public health investment ...
New York Beats London in Property Investment Ranking
New York has nabbed London's title as the city attracting most cross-border real estate investment, and there could be more challenges in store for the U.K. capital's status as a global property hub. Brexit is “one of the most potentially significant ...
In the Hamptons, a Home That's an Investment in Peace and Quiet
Writer Yvonne Dunleavy paid $140,000 for this Sagaponack, N.Y. house in 1977. She wanted to buy 'something physical' as opposed to the 'unhelpful arcane investments' that her financial advisors were making on her behalf. 'That was a lucky decision,' ...
Bill Gross' latest investment idea
Gold may be one of bond guru Bill Gross' favorite investments lately, but he also likes LinkedIn and Microsoft on their upcoming combination. The tech giant announced in June it was buying the social media company for $26.2 billion. Gross expects the ...
Bigger Checks From Mainstream VCs Drive Record AR/VR Investment
Q3 2016 saw the ninth straight quarter of investment trending upwards as the money flowing into AR/VR is now being driven by major Sand Hill Road VCs and corporate investors. With check sizes averaging $9.3 million (or $16.4 million excluding seed ...
South Asia Consolidates Top Growth Spot, Needs to Ignite Private Investment to Stay on Track
"A reality check reveals that private investment – a key future growth driver across South Asia – is yet to be ignited to sustain and further increase economic growth, said Annette Dixon, World Bank South Asia Region's Vice President. “Countries will ...
Hollywood & China: US Gov't Agency Agrees To Review Foreign Investment Panel
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to a request by 16 bipartisan members of Congress to review the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is supervised by the Treasury Department and reviews national ...
IBM Bolsters Watson IoT Headquarters With $200M Investment
That vision is behind Big Blue's new $200 million investment in the global headquarters for its Watson internet of things (IoT) business in Munich. With the investment, IBM will drive new IoT capabilities with Blockchain, security, cloud and other ...