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Didi Chuxing is reportedly considering a $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank Group
Didi Chuxing, the largest ride sharing app in China, is deliberating a proposed $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank Group, according to a report in Bloomberg. Bloomberg says that if completed, “the funding would be the single largest for a Chinese ...
Qatar announces $6.28bn investment in Britain
Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser al-Thani told the conference that the planned $6.26bn of investment would be across all parts of the country, including Scotland. British Trade Minister Liam Fox said the investment shows Qatar's faith ...
Gold investment seen rising for 4th year in 2017 -CPM
CPM forecast gold bullion investment at 17.6 million ounces in 2017, up from 17.4 million ounces in 2016 and the highest since 2012 when it was 29.2 million ounces. The independent commodities research company pegged global gold coin demand at 7.5 ...
Editorial: Missing Out On UTC Investment Stings
United Technologies Corp. can hardly be criticized for expanding into a city that has the talent it requires to do cutting-edge work. But it stings that its $300 million investment in a digital research and development center is going to Brooklyn, N.Y ...
Ten Best and Worst States for Taxpayer Return on Investment
But as WalletHub's latest ranking shows, a client's state of residence is also an investment, requiring some due diligence. Each state has its tradeoffs. Some may have much higher taxes, but residents may enjoy better quality government services. So ...
Rolls' Black Badge edition makes a good investment
They each have two carriage-style doors, too, which helps their investment value: Two-door cars generally do better at auction. During the past 10 years, all two-door collectible Rolls-Royces tracked by Hagerty Insurance Agency Inc. have increased 60 ...
FPL's fracking investment bill passes committee despite objections
A House committee overlooked opposition by residential and commercial utility customers Tuesday and approved a proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural gas ...
Ford is increasing its investment in Michigan
"We have to make decisions for decades," says Joe Hinrichs, "We have to make decisions for decades," says Joe Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president of the Americas. "So we don't get the luxury of making decisions that are four years in ...
Buffalo Wild Wings hires investment banker that activist shareholder wanted
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.'s announcement Tuesday that it retained an investment banker to begin selling 50 or more company-owned stores to franchisees upset the activist shareholder who pushed the restaurant chain to sell them. The company hired the ...
CtW Investment Calls for Governance Changes at Universal Health Services
An adviser to pension funds invested in hospital company Universal Health Services Inc. said it would oppose reelection of a UHS director unless the company promises to overhaul its governance. In a twelve-page letter to the UHS board, CtW Investment ...
Bronx real estate investment caused upswing in building construction, report says
Bronx Community Board 7, which covers neighborhoods such as Fordham and Bedford Park, had the most real estate investment last year, according to the report. Adaline Walker-Santiago, chair of Board 7, said she has seen more residents and building ...
Jared Kushner's family firm ends investment talks with China's Anbang
The company owned by the family of US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has ended talks with a Chinese firm over a major redevelopment project in New York City. A Kushner Companies spokesperson told the BBC that it and Anbang ...
Greatest Investment Mistakes: Following a Single Source
This week's installment of Greatest Investment Mistakes is about making decisions based on but one perspective. Indeed, that has been the most common error among the emails that I have received. (Keep those stories coming. Send your personal faux pas ...
How To Find Wide Investment Moats The 'Easy Way'
Companies with wide investment moats are likely to be around for a long time, not that they are invincible. But they are great companies for growing wealth over time. "But all the time, if you've got a wonderful castle, there are people out there who ...
Investment from China in Kushner Manhattan property is off
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Advisors Jared Kushner, left, and Steve Bannon, right, arrive at a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, ...
Michigan Dem says Trump taking credit for Ford investment as home cooked as a Hot-N-Ready
Michigan Democrats went full-on Michigander in its takedown of President Donald Trump's taking credit for Ford's $1.9 billion 2017 investments in the Great Lakes State. "Donald Trump taking credit for Ford's latest investment in Michigan is like a kid ...
Hollywood-China investment frenzy worth billions hits sudden rough patch
A five-year investment frenzy that saw billions of dollars flow between China and Los Angeles has hit a sudden rough patch, with the derailment of three major cross-border tie-ups over the last month. Two of those are seeing Chinese investors get cold ...
Chinese Firm Takes Stake in US Investment Bank Cowen
It is the latest example of surging amounts of Chinese investment targeting overseas companies, especially American ones. Chinese firms made 173 deals targeting American businesses in 2016, according to data compiled by the research firm Dealogic, for ...
Keith Brown 'sorry' over China investment memo
Scottish Economy Minister Keith Brown has apologised over a collapsed investment pact with two Chinese firms, saying he takes "full responsibility". The Lib Dems had sought to have Mr Brown formally censured at Holyrood over the deal, which the first ...
Tencent Investment In Tesla Helps Both With A China Car Problem
The $1.8 billion purchase of stock in Tesla (TSLA) by Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) helps both companies fill a hole in their business strategy in China, says an analysis by Edison Investment Research. Richard Windsor, Edison analyst, said Tencent's ...
Valeant Investment Was a 'Huge Mistake' (VRX)
In his letter to shareholders, Ackman wrote: “Clearly, our investment in Valeant was a huge mistake. The highly acquisitive nature of Valeant's business required flawless capital allocation and operational execution, and, therefore, a larger than ...
Eight Economists Offer Investment Advice for 2017
Despite rising interest rates and a slowdown in price growth on commercial real estate assets, there are still opportunities in the market for astute investors. We asked eight real estate economists and researchers their advice for today's commercial ...
Bid/Ask Gap Emerges in the Investment Sales Market, as Buyers Face Rising Rates
Commercial property investment for February totaled $20.9 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a New York City-based research firm—a 31 percent decline in volume year-over-year. It's the third consecutive month that deal volume has ...
Survival Strategy: A Learning Investment Team
Let's call this “Schuller's Law”: The less personal the variable to be optimized in an investment process, the lower the organizational resistance. For example, if a CIO trained during his university years in modern portfolio theory (MPT) applies the ...
An investment that pays off
Leaders of the Boys & Girls Club have long insisted that any investment in the club is a good one. They say the club's programs — from its computer center to basketball league — are good ways to keep young people off the streets. When Gov. Charlie ...
Report: Chinese Investment in US Aviation Raises Concerns, Undermining US National Security
The Chinese have increased their investment in the U.S. commercial aircraft sector in the last decade, raising concerns that this may undermine America's national security, according to a RAND Corporation report commissioned for the U.S.-China Economic ...
Vanguard's CEO on the Future of Investment Management
Vanguard, the world's largest mutual fund company with more than $4 trillion in assets under management, had a smashing 2016. It was the top destination for investors, raking in net inflows of more than $277 billion that crushed its competition ...
20 Firms For 2020: An Investment Strategy To Last The Decade
Few firms are creating value at a rapid pace, making some value creators intrinsically more valuable. Thus, my investment strategy is to own 20 high-quality firms with rapid intrinsic value growth priced at low valuations considering their rate of ...
Ackman Reflects on His Valeant Investment
Once known as the young Carl Icahn, activist Bill Ackman has lately been struggling with his investments. The fund manager at Pershing Square Capital Management most recently apologized for his investment in Valeant (VRX) late Wednesday, after taking a ...
Green Bay woman accused of theft with fake investment
(WBAY) – A Green Bay woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a local business owner after inviting him to participate in an investment opportunity. Karen Becker is charged with one count of theft but could face two additional counts of ...
Russia Inc. Finds Currency to Believe In to Rouse Investment
From President Vladimir Putin all the way down to makers of insulation and power generators, Russia believes it may have the antidote to years of slumping investment. While a stronger ruble raised the risk of robbing the economy of momentum and ...
The 10 Best Markets for Retail Investment
The labor market is expected to tighten, as the economy is expected to create 2 million new positions in 2017, down slightly from the 2.2 million new jobs filled in 2016, according to the “2017 U.S. Retail Investment Forecast,” from Marcus & Millichap, ...
Alaska has 'many attractive prospects' for investment, says CEO
One hundred and fifty years ago — on March 30, 1867 — Russia signed over Alaskan land to the U.S. for less than two cents an acre. Today, that same land has proven to be a gold mine. Boasting sectors like oil, gas, mining, seafood and tourism, Alaska ...
Innovation, excellence & investment
Innovative ways to ensure product deliveries are made on time, as well as ways to reduce cost and inventory are also taken into account for investment by the company, according to Beck. “The approval rate is very, very high,” Beck said, “High 90 ...
Monarch Teaching Technologies moving to Midtown, gets investment from JumpStart (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Monarch Teaching Technologies Inc. received a $250,000 investment from JumpStart that will enable the maker of special education teaching software to move its offices to the Midtown area of Cleveland. "Educators need content that ...
Didi Chuxing May Take a $6 Billion Investment Round From SoftBank
It purchased a stake in Brazil's largest ride-sharing company earlier this year, has invested in an Indian ridesharing company called Ola and has an investment in Lyft. You may also recall that Didi Chuxing bought Uber's business in China last year ...
Brit Billionaire Jim Mellon Says Biotech Is The Best Investment Now
We are in the midst of an unprecedented change. Life spans have nearly doubled since the beginning of the 20th century. In addition, recent advances in computer technology have had a huge impact on biological sciences, which means this trend will ...
Eight Executives & Economists Offer Investment Advice for 2017
“For multifamily, one investment theme is to look to the post-housing bust markets. They were slow to recover economically and demographically, but this also held back development. Now they are growing robustly, but have tame supply pipelines so the ...
Georgia Music Investment Act Passes State Legislature, Aims to Create 10000 New Jobs and Boost Economy
A seven-year campaign to establish a tax incentive for Georgia's music industry is coming closer to reality. The House of Representatives (157-11) and state Senate (46-7) voted last night (March 30) in favor of the Georgia Music Investment Act (House ...
Pursuing Outperformance With A Fundamentals-Centric Investment Model
With markets at or near all-time high valuations, plentiful downsides can bring about a correction, thus requiring of investors to be exceptionally thoughtful in their investment diligence and decision-making. Portfolios screened for recession ...
Venezuela court move may facilitate Russian investment, spook other oil majors
The ruling ripped up by Congress head Julio Borges on Thursday was designed to allow President Nicolas Maduro to create oil ventures without congressional approval, easing investment in the cash-strapped country's floundering oil industry. And it may ...
The Age Old Investment Question: Stocks Or Real Estate? - Part III, Returns From Leveraged, Multi-Property Capital ...
The Age Old Investment Question: Stocks Or Real Estate? - Part III, Returns From Leveraged, Multi-Property Capital ...
Puerto Rico seeks private investment to counteract austerity
Economist Gustavo Velez said Puerto Rico needs up to $8 billion in private sector investment a year to help pull the island out of its crisis as it seeks to restructure some $70 billion in public debt. It won't be an easy feat, economist Jose Joaquin ...
Investment Fund Fires Morgan Lewis for 'Enabling' Trump With Ethics Advice
Donald Trump, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. listen to Morgan Lewis attorney Sheri Dillon. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, you're fired, client H. Scott Wallace told the firm's leader this month in a scathing letter condemning its ...
Dallas investment firm acquires Eyetique
Riata Capital Group announced Friday that it had acquired Eyetique as well as two other eye care groups. With the acquisition of Eyetique, as well as St. Louis-based Crown Vision Center and International Eyecare Center of Quincy, Ill., Riata launched ...