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EU says investment deal with China urgent to support Belt and Road vision
BEIJING The need for an EU-China investment agreement is urgent and would be the easiest way for Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet pledges of making China's economy open to the world, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on ...
Alibaba Makes Its First FinTech Investment In Hong Kong
Alibaba has expanded its investment portfolio in Hong Kong and has chosen Qupital to be its first FinTech investment in the city. Accessing cash when you need it the most is critical for the success of any business, especially startups and SMEs ...
Newen Group Launches $55 Million Investment Fund for U.K. ...
Newen Group Launches $55 Million Investment Fund for U.K. ...
comScore Data And Your Apple Investment
Last week comScore released a comprehensive white paper that dealt with a variety of topics including the growth in mobile, digital media, social and video platforms, e-commerce among others, all of which had important ramifications for investors in ...
FCC return to 'light touch' regulation would encourage capital investment
Yet in February 2015, the Federal Communication Commission adopted the Open Internet Order, claiming that it was possible Internet service providers (ISPs) “might” or “could” start choking off broadband capital investment to increase their profits. Now ...
Five Reasons Why Switching To SaaS Will Be The Best Investment You Make This Year
Business models are significantly evolving alongside technology, and when it comes to making the right choice for your business, you have to consider the long-term effects it will have on your ability to keep up with or surpass the competition. As a ...
After Huge Draft Investment, Is Mitchell Trubisky Ready to Start?
A team's eagerness to go after a particular player in the NFL draft often speaks volumes. When the Bears traded up from the third to the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft to take North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, general manager ...
A new report says that broadband investment actually rose after net neutrality regulation
In the two-year period following the new rules, overall broadband-related investment among those companies was up 5% from the two-year period immediately preceding them, Free Press found. And if you exclude Sprint and AT&T, both of which decreased ...
Applicants sought for vacancy on State Investment Council
PIERRE — The Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council is seeking applicants to serve on the State Investment Council, which is responsible for investing state revenues and pension funds and determining state investment policies. Individuals ...
Amazon stock vs. Seattle real estate: Which was the better investment over the past 20 years?
If you started with a typical 20 percent down payment, your initial investment in your home would have been around $41,000. As of April, data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service shows that Seattle's median house price has shot up to $722,250 ...
White House claims Apple's $1 billion US investment is sign of ...
White House claims Apple's $1 billion US investment is sign of ...
Corning Boosted by Apple Investment
We think the investment is a net positive for Corning (ticker: GLW) as it not only implies the potential to see incremental future business with an important customer, but also should lead to capital-expenditure and operating-expenditure efficiencies ...
Jeffrey Ubben is stepping down as ValueAct's investment chief
Jeffrey Ubben is handing over the reins — at least when it comes to investing — at his $16 billion hedge fund ValueAct. Ubben, 55, will continue to serve as CEO, but ValueAct's current president Mason Morfit will become chief investment officer in ...
Credit Suisse appoints co-heads of Americas investment banking, capital markets
Credit Suisse has promoted Andy Lipsky and David Wah to co-heads of investment banking and capital markets in the Americas, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters and confirmed by a spokesman from Credit Suisse. Both of the appointees ...
Tomorrow's investment rules, circular business, social media and CSR
Finds that closing the water infrastructure investment gap in the U.S. — currently $82 billion per year — would result in $220 billion in annual economic benefits and 1.3 million jobs annually. The report also finds that the economic implications of ...
Saudi sale of the century lures foreign investment banks, PE firms
DUBAI One of the world's largest privatization programs is drawing foreign investment banks and private equity (PE) firms to Saudi Arabia, despite the prospect of low fees and an uncertain regulatory environment. KKR is among the U.S.-based PE firms ...
Israel's Growth Slows Unexpectedly as Car Purchases Decline ...
Israel's Growth Slows Unexpectedly as Car Purchases Decline ...
The Best Cybersecurity Investment You Can Make Is Better Training
As the scale and complexity of the cyber threat landscape is revealed, so too is the general lack of cybersecurity readiness in organizations, even those that spend hundreds of millions of dollars on state-of-the-art technology. Investors who have ...
Tech to the fore in Vanguard's new UK online investment platform
Vanguard, one of the world's biggest passive asset managers which attracted $315 billion from investors last year, is launching a new direct to consumer (D2C) online platform in the U.K. that harnesses technology to offer lower fees to retail investors ...
Salt & Straw accepts substantial investment from New York ...
Salt & Straw accepts substantial investment from New York ...
Major US hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana
HAVANA The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list of sponsors read like the who's who of the U.S. hotel industry. The head of the organization, Arturo Garcia, told Reuters it was ...
The Only Question Investors Have Is About Trump
In my day job, I manage assets for high net-worth individuals and I make a point of getting out and visiting my clients as much as I can. Since the election in November, they have been asking me the same question, or some variation of: What does Trump ...
Title II hasn't hurt network investment, according to the ISPs themselves
The Federal Communications Commission's primary justification for eliminating Title II net neutrality rules is that broadband network investment has tanked since the rules were implemented two years ago. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has cited a few research ...
Ethics investigators looking into GOP rep's investment partners: report
Y.) role helping draw investors to an Australian biotech company, after multiple complaints that Collins may have violated the law. According to a report by The Buffalo News, The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is interviewing several of Collins's ...
Congressional ethics investigators interview Collins' investment ...
Congressional ethics investigators interview Collins' investment ...
Report: Congressional Ethics Office Probing Rep. Chris Collins ...
Report: Congressional Ethics Office Probing Rep. Chris Collins ...
Warren Buffett Declares New Phase Of His Investment Philosophy
Buffett is famous as a value investor, for paying cheap prices for stocks. This image comes from Buffett's initial investment philosophy built around the teachings of Ben Graham. Graham had become an investor during the Great Depression and he ...
Value In High-Yield Municipals - 9.3% Yields For Investment Grade Risk
High yield municipals are not the same as high yield taxable bonds, when you consider historical default rates. Municipal bonds are suffering a discount valuation because of the prospect of tax reform. Should they? Municipal fund flows have rebounded ...
Under Trump, US less attractive for renewable energy investment
A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in southwest Texas. ( Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle ). The Trump administration's plans to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and its waffling on the ...
Report: Alabama recruited 14700 jobs in 2016, $4.2 billion in investment
That's less than last year's tally of 19,000 jobs and $7 billion in investment, but as Commerce Department Secretary Greg Canfield noted, it's pretty solid for a presidential election year when may companies "hit the pause button" on investment and ...
Guaranteed Investment Contracts Called Out In Principal Lawsuit
At the heart of the complaint are guaranteed investment contracts (GICs), a type of group annuity contract sold to retirement plans. According to the complaint, Principal operates the Principal Fixed Income Guaranteed Option, also known as the ...
Senators unveil infrastructure investment bill
are spearheading the new legislative effort, which would leverage money from the private sector through a newly created investment bank to help upgrade U.S. roads, bridges and other public works. "We must think boldly and make real investments in our ...
Westerville man sentenced for million dollar investment fraud scheme
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Mark Preston French, a 42-year-old of Westerville, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve three months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $112,000 for defrauding an elderly client in a precious metals investment ...
Alibaba Makes Its First FinTech Investment In Hong Kong
Alibaba has expanded its investment portfolio in Hong Kong and has chosen Qupital to be its first FinTech investment in the city. Accessing cash when you need it the most is critical for the success of any business, especially startups and SMEs ...
China's foreign direct investment falls 4.3% - MarketWatch
BEIJING--China attracted 59.91 billion yuan ($8.70 billion) in foreign direct investment in April, down 4.3% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said in a ...
Trump Policies Unlikely to Impact European Investment Decisions in 2017
NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While over half of allocators said the debate around Trump's policy agenda will have little impact on their investment decisions, European allocators feel the increasing pressures of the European regulatory ...
China's foreign direct investment slips in Jan-April year-on-year
Foreign investment into China slowed in April, falling 4.3 percent from a year earlier to 59.91 billion yuan, compared to 6.7 percent growth in March. In the first three months of the year, foreign investment rose 1 percent. The Chinese government has ...
Foreign investment in Germany stagnates in 2016 despite economic growth
BERLIN Foreign investment in Germany stayed at the same level year-on-year in 2016, Germany's trade and investment agency said on Thursday, despite the economy growing at its fastest rate for five years. The value of projects was stable at 6.2 billion ...
Hoping To Help Doctors Dissect Data, Partners And GE Make Joint Investment In Artificial Intelligence
Researchers at the Brigham (pictured) and Mass General are already collaborating to create and promote the use of artificial intelligence in the health care industry. The 10-year venture announced by GE and Partners HealthCare aims to create apps that ...
The Modern Marketing Mantra for Brand Investment
By Dipanjan Chatterjee. In my role as an adviser to marketing leaders, I am often asked, “How do I figure out if it is better to invest in brand or to invest in something else?” My usual response to this question is a perplexed, “Is there anything else ...
Verizon Leads $15 Million Investment in Digital Media Firm Brit + Co
The investment round brings the female-focused media company's total funding to $45 million. Existing investors include DMGT, Intel Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, and angel investors such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and ...
After Saving GE Millions, Tamr Gets GE Ventures Investment
That work led to the investment by GE Ventures. Tamr previously raised at least $41.2 million from backers including Hewlett Packard Ventures, Thomson Reuters, MassMutual Ventures, NEA, and GV. Tamr's other customers include Toyota, Thomson Reuters ...
Saudi-U.S. Business Ties Shift as Kingdom Seeks Investment
Just a few years back, the business relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia was pretty simple: The Americans bought oil, and the Saudis spent much of what they earned on equipment to keep the crude flowing and on planes, tanks, and missiles to ...
Hudson River Housing receives investment for affordable living
A federal investment of $286,333 will aid Poughkeepsie-based Hudson River Housing with creating and maintaining affordable living for local residents. The investment was given in an effort to develop and preserve affordable local housing, while ...
Apollo Investment: Investment Losses Weigh on Earnings -- Again
Investors measure the earnings power of business-development companies (BDCs) like Apollo Investment in two ways. The first is net investment income, which is a BDC's interest, dividend, and fee income minus operating costs like management and ...
High Road Capital Adds Two to Investment Team
High Road Capital Partners said it has added one new partner and one new vice president to the midmarket firm's team. The New York-based firm said it has hired Nicholas W. Martino as an operating partner and Eojin Lee as a vice president. Mr. Martino ...
Spotlight: Chinese direct investment in US boomed in 2016
Stephen A. Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, speaks at an event for the joint release of a report on U.S.-China Direct Investment trends in Washington D.C. on May 17, 2017. (Xinhua/Gao Pan). WASHINGTON, May 17 ...
Social Capital has hired Marc Mezvinsky as the investment firm morphs its business
Social Capital, the Silicon Valley investment firm founded by Chamath Palihapitiya, has hired Marc Mezvinsky as its vice chairman. The hiring of the investment banker and hedge fund founder is part of a wider effort by Social Capital to morph itself ...
Lutheran Health Network CEO talks $500M investment, buyout reports
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Lutheran Health Network CEO Brian Bauer answered questions for the first time Thursday about plans for a half billion dollar investment and claims that a physicians' group wants to buy the health network. The investment was ...
Bill Ackman Details Missteps with Valeant Investment
Ackman, who sought to restore his once bright reputation as a hedge fund superstar, said that the Valeant investment represented a disproportionately large amount of time and resources and he decided to sell it and realize a large tax loss. The ...