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China meets annual railway investment targets
BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- China met its annual targets on increasing railway investment in 2017 as the authorities continued to promote railway construction. China spent 801 billion yuan (about 123 billion U.S. dollars) on railway projects and put 3 ...
IRS holds investment transaction is sale of refined coal tax credits
In the present case, the IRS determined that the facts of the transaction demonstrated a plan to sell refined coal tax credits and other tax benefits, rather than a plan for X and Investor 2 to become producers of refined coal through an investment in ...
China targets 2018 rail investment of $113 billion, lowest since 2013
China targets 2018 rail investment of $113 billion, lowest since 2013. Reuters Staff. 1 Min Read. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's national railway operator said on Tuesday that the country plans to invest 732 billion yuan ($113 billion) in rail fixed ...
Indonesia targets 2018 investment growth at 10-14 percent: investment chief
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian investment board chief Thomas Lembong said on Tuesday that 2018 direct investment growth is targeted to grow at around 10-14 percent. Traffic is seen at the Kuningan business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 21 ...
Why It's So Hard To Hit Investment 'Home Runs'
Readers may recall I had launched an experiment just over 18 months ago, focused on building wealth as a start-up employee. There has been an interesting update to this experiment now. I previously wrote about what a lottery it is to build start-up ...
Bertram Capital Announces Investment in Mardix Group
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertram Capital ("Bertram") today announced its investment in Mardix (Holdings) Limited ("Mardix" or the "Company"), an innovator and leading provider of switchgear and critical power equipment and ...
Is Buying or Renting a Better Investment Strategy?
"Housing traditionally is not viewed as a great investment. It takes maintenance, it depreciates, it goes out of style. All of those are problems. If you think investing in housing is such a great idea, why not invest in cars? Buy a car, mothball it ...
Beam Capital Management Launches First Blockchain Focused Investment Strategy in a Separately Managed Account
Established in 2003, Beam Capital Management LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor located in New York City and registered with the State of New York. For more information about Beam Capital Management, please visit https://www.beamcap.com. There are ...
More investment needed in national parks, not entrance fee increases
A recent poll by Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) on the proposed national park fee increases demonstrates that massive entrance fee increases are deeply unpopular and would price many families out of our national parks. Pricing even one family out of ...
This High Quality 6.5% Yielding REIT Is A Good Investment Choice In 2018
UN) owns a portfolio of high-quality office, retail, industrial, and residential properties in North America. It is the second largest REIT in Canada behind RioCan REIT (OTCPK:RIOCF) (TSX:REI.UN). The REIT has done an excellent job maintaining its ...
The world's hottest investment product is showing signs of slowing down
The shifts outlined above mirror something similar in the ETF investment strategy known as "smart beta," which takes the passive approach of mirroring an index and combines it with the more analytical practice of stock picking. Only 36 new smart-beta ...
Why Big Banks Like JPMorgan Will Be a Strong Investment in 2018
Big banks are still a strong investment ripe for further growth, Barclays analysts said in a note Jan. 2. Barclays is raising its 2018 earnings estimates and price targets for its entire coverage in the large cap banking sector, plus introducing 2019 ...
Manchester rabbi arrested in investment fraud case
BIRMINGHAM, England (JTA) — A British rabbi who heads an investment firm's office in Manchester was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud. Benji Silverstone, head of investment company HBFS Wealth Management's Manchester office, has ...
A Generalist's Guide To Shipping Investment - Stock Pick, Part III
We will demonstrate what we have learnt from the first two parts in contrasting examples of Seanergy Maritime and Star Bulk Carriers. Seanergy Maritime has a tremendous potential. On the other hand, Star Bulk Carriers is more fairly priced thus a safer ...
Determining Whether Or Not An Investment In GAMCO Global Gold ...
Determining Whether Or Not An Investment In GAMCO Global Gold ...
Bitcoin Surges 14% on Thiel Investment and Ripple Is Now the Second-Largest Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin Surges 14% on Thiel Investment and Ripple Is Now the Second-Largest Cryptocurrency. A newly-revealed investor is sending bitcoin higher, and two other cryptocurrencies have skyrocketed over the past week. Matthew Frankel. (TMFMathGuy). Jan 2 ...
New York investment bank to handle sale of Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers said Tuesday that the team's planned sale will be handled by a group of bankers and lawyers from New York and Charlotte. On financial matters, the sale will be led by Steve Greenberg of the New York investment bank Allen & Company ...
Volkswagen: A Value Investment
Volkswagen has been able to move past its emission scandal, as operations have not suffered. The company looks great from an asset reproduction and earnings power value perspective. Volkswagen will continue to be a leader in the automotive industry ...
Enough is enough – investment in water infrastructure as a national priority cannot wait
For much of last year, and during 2016's election season, speeches were delivered, and promises were made about improving the state of our nation's infrastructure. However, when Congress had an opportunity to address infrastructure investment alongside ...
Inflation, Business Cycle And Sector Rotation - Domino Effect And Investment Opportunity
Commodities as historically the most reliable and steady inflation indicator are signalling a long-term Inflation Cycle. Based on the inflation assumptions, business cycle and sector rotation theory is signalling that we are in stage 5 of the business ...
Your Daily Pharma Scoop: Achaogen Is A Compelling Investment, Protalix Gains On Preliminary Results, BioTime ...
Your Daily Pharma Scoop: Achaogen Is A Compelling Investment, Protalix Gains On Preliminary Results, BioTime ...
What's the Verdict on Urban vs. Suburban CRE Investment?
Regardless of whether millennials are choosing suburban over urban markets, investors should focus on balancing their assets for the long term. The market is continually changing and it's not always smart to strike while the iron is hot. If investors ...
Bitcoin is the “new world currency” Peter Thiel wanted PayPal to be
Bitcoin prices rose on a Wall Street Journal report (paywall) that Peter Thiel's investment fund recently made a major wager on the cryptoasset, adding to the list of bigwigs whose support for the market has inflamed the mania. But the PayPal co ...
Britain's open to foreign investment, trade minister Fox tells China
"Of course, we would look, as other countries would do, at our security issues in terms of investment. But the UK has traditionally been an open country, welcoming of foreign direct investment. And we'll continue to do that," Fox said. He did not ...
Trintech, Growing Fast, Gets New Round Of Private Equity Investment
Trintech, a company that makes software for financial professionals, has itself become a hot financial investment. On Wednesday, Trintech announced that Boston private equity firm Summit Partners had purchased a majority stake in Trintech from private ...
Top Investment Picks For 2018
As the new year rolls out, its time to share the annual investment pick contest that I run. This is the 3rd year in the running. This is merely meant to be a fun experiment to run and collect top investment picks for 2018 from a community of investors ...
Rubikloud scores $37 million investment to bring intelligence to retail industry
The retail industry is one that's rife for disruption by technology. Under intense pressure from giants like Amazon and Walmart, retailers are often stuck using legacy systems and are ill-equipped to compete using the latest tools. Rubikloud announced ...
Former Och Ziff hedge fund executive indicted for fraud in Africa investment scheme, prosecutor says
Former Och Ziff hedge fund executive indicted for fraud in Africa investment scheme, prosecutor says. The indictment was unsealed Wednesday by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Michael Cohen, the former head of Och Ziff's European office, faces multiple ...
Warren Buffett just won a $1 million bet—and highlighted one of the best ways to grow wealth
Buffett's choice fund, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares, returned 7.1 percent compounded annually, while the basket of hedge funds his competitor chose returned an average of only 2.2 percent, the Wall Street Journal reports. Buffett and ...
AT&T sued over layoffs—after promising more investment because of tax cut
AT&T was sued last week by a workers' union that is trying to stop the telco from instituting what it calls a "massive layoff." Thousands of employees are reportedly being laid off by the company, which reported $39.7 billion in revenue and $6.4 ...
Why Investment Bankers Work for Free
Investment banking, I often like to say, operates as a sort of gift economy in which banks do lots of free favors for companies in the hopes of getting lucrative paying work from those companies later on. But this is a little different from the gift ...
Weitz Investment Management Q4'17 Commentary - Value Matters
2017 was another year of positive returns, and the miracle of compounding continues. We are proud of the long-term performance that we've achieved over the nearly 35 years since we started our Firm. Returns for all of our Funds over various intervals ...
Housing was the world's best investment over the last 150 years
Stocks will bring you highs, but periodically will seriously let you down. Treasury bonds will keep you safe, but they won't make you rich. Housing? That's the best of both worlds. In rich countries, over the very long term, housing investments get you ...
Panthers season-ticket holders could see their investment vanish after team is sold
Fast forward 25 years, over 150 sellouts at Bank of America Stadium, two Panthers Super Bowl appearances and one explosive report alleging workplace misconduct by Richardson: The 81-year old owner announced last month that his team will be sold at the ...
Ireland does not see big investment impact from US tax changes
I can tell you, sitting here today, that I expect the next couple of months to be strong in terms of investment.” While down a touch on last year's growth, employment by foreign direct investment firms rose by 5.3 percent in 2017 - over twice the ...
How One Company Made Its Analytics Investment Pay Off
In the age of rapid advances in data science and artificial intelligence, many organizations still struggle to incorporate advanced analytics capabilities into their business models. True incorporation requires bold decisions about reorganizing the ...
New principles to guide corporate investment towards climate goals
Professor Myles Allen, also Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative emphasised, "In a nutshell, investors need to know how companies plan to thrive both during and after the transition to net zero emissions. Everything ...
Is Bitcoin A Safe Investment? 3 Thoughts On Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin's supply is theoretically fixed. But aggregate supply of crypto currencies might be even more relevant than just Bitcoin's supply. Right now, behind the crypto currency demand is now a significant portion of amateurs and curious trading through ...
Is There Such a Thing As a Morally Sound Investment?
But in my view it depends on what you want your investment to accomplish. With President Trump denying climate change and attacking anyone and everyone different from himself, there's more urgency than ever among a certain group of progressively-minded ...
Review Of The Current Investment Landscape
As we close the books on 2017 and transition into a new year, we'd like to present a brief review of the investment landscape in which we currently operate. Our assessment can be summed up as follows: there has been a slight improvement in fundamental ...
Chimera Investment Corp.: Time To Buy The Drop?
Chimera Investment Corp.'s (CIM) shares have dropped towards $18 again lately, making a potential long position more appealing. I think today's reward-to-risk ratio and valuation level are way more attractive than the ones we have seen in April 2017 ...
Commodities: The Next Hot Investment?
Commodities may be the market to watch this year. After nearly a decade of underperforming financial assets—specifically stocks—it could well be time for the resurgence of hard assets. The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks more than 20 ...
Alternative Investment ETFs' Year-End Review
My New Year's resolution for 2018 is to check my calendar more closely. I slipped badly in 2017 when I failed to offer a year-end review of alternative investment ETFs until May. I blamed the delay on last year's political and financial mishegas. Not ...
Google Makes Investment in China e-Sports Firm Chushou
Google has headed the latest funding round of Chinese e-sports startup Chushou TV. Google does not currently operate its core businesses in China and the deal is only Google's second investment deal in the country. Founded in 2015, Chushou operates a ...
UK Breaks Tech Investment Records
The UK's Brexit uncertainties do not appear to have dimmed the appetite of investors in the country's technology firms. Last year broke all records for investment in the UK's technology sector according to research revealed today, with British ...
4 Best Investments To Make In 2018
As a final note, there's one more simple way to invest in the stock market with even less effort – boosting how much you contribute to your work-sponsored retirement account. Arizona financial planner Charles C. Scott says this may be your best option ...
Amazon pushes further into insurance with its latest investment
US-based retail giant Amazon is said to be investing circa $15.7 million in Indian insurtech Acko, which provides online-only insurance products. Under the deal, Amazon's Indian business will reportedly act as Acko's distributor, and co-develop new ...
How To Do Investment Research
But as I learned more about the investment research process, I also gained confidence that a smart and enterprising writer could publish informative work that would help investors make better decisions - or at least avoid some of the stock market's ...
The Secret Investment Tool For Successfully Scaling Your Business
YEC We cover startups, founders and entrepreneur lessons. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by. Alexander Yackery. Alexander Yackery is Co-Founder of Venture Solar, a NYC-based solar energy company and the largest ...
With Cannabis Investment, Constellation Bets on the Big Unknown
Constellation Brands Inc. isn't quite sure whether legal cannabis is friend or foe to the alcohol industry. Either way, it wants in. The maker of Robert Mondavi wine, Corona beer and Svedka vodka is still waiting for the chips to fall into place after ...