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New York's Giant Pension Fund Doubles Climate-Smart Investment
The $2 billion in additional investment DiNapoli announced will go into a low-emissions index fund that New York's Common Retirement Fund created in 2016. While the low-emissions index fund—which has had an annualized investment return of 16.5 percent ...
This stock might be your best bargain investment in China's growth
Thornburg Investment Management. Di Zhou, co-portfolio manager on the Thornburg International Value Fund. Zhou expects the “near-term margin reset” to be only a temporary setback for the stock because of the company's long-term growth potential and the ...
Australia tightens foreign investment rules on power, farms
The Australian government announced tighter controls on foreign investment in electricity grids and farmland on Thursday, two years after Chinese buyers were blocked from high-profile corporate takeovers in both sectors. New restrictions will apply to ...
Australia: Macro-Fiscal Flows And Investment Markets
Private credit creation is surprisingly strong in a country with such a high private debt burden. The government sector is reducing its net add to the private sector with neoliberal ideological zeal. Overall macro-fiscal flows are flat to weak and one ...
Macron Pledges Investment for Tunisia's Struggling Economy
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Assembly of the Representatives of the People during his visit to Tunis, Tunisia February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi Reuters. By Aidan Lewis and Marine Pennetier. TUNIS (Reuters) - France ...
New Media Investment Group announces investment
The investment is expected to help TapOnIt expand its operations across the country by being added as an available product offered to advertisers at New Media's over 600 publications across its 540 markets in 36 states. TapOnIt was launched in April ...
CDC Director's Investment in Tobacco, Drug Companies Baffles Ethics Experts
It was a financial investment in a tobacco company that helped lead to the downfall of Brenda Fitzgerald, who until Wednesday was the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many in the public health community, the notion that ...
Investment Products and Services Launches
The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Indxx Blockchain Index. The index, which is created and administered by Indxx, LLC, tracks the performance ...
Alexandria REIT: Your Safe Investment Choice
The REIT has a favorable leasing structure that helps it to grow its revenue consistently while keeping its maintenance cost low. The company also has increased its dividend consistently in the past. Alexandria has consistently outperformed is office ...
Tillerson warns countries against Chinese investment, Russia engagement
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday warned countries in the Western Hemisphere to beware of Chinese investment, saying it is reminiscent of European colonialism. He also derided Russia for selling weaponry to unfriendly ...
Is Bitcoin the Next Legendary Investment Bubble?
... out loans that they had no ability to repay, so-called liar's loans, and the banks turning a blind eye. Plus, as prices rose, homeowners could borrow against their houses and then spend that cash. But when housing prices plunged, these homeowners ...
Indonesia's haphazard rules keep foreign investors away -investment chief
Indonesia's economy has been growing at about 5 percent annually in recent years, but policymakers have been frustrated by an inability to speed up the pace, partly due to sluggish consumption and tepid investment. Last year, Indonesia recorded 8.5 ...
University of Michigan investment practices raise concerns
Some industry experts worry that investing in the university's top donors is a conflict of interest. Sandy Robertson received a bachelor's degree and master's in business administration from the university in the 1950s. He's served on the Investment ...
Litigation finance: revenue source, co-investment opportunity, value enhancer
Among trends predicted to affect private equity in 2018 is a potential drop in the number of active U.S. PE investors. Firms seeking to maintain deal activity amid less capital inflow from traditional sources have a ready tool in litigation finance ...
Eight Reasons You Shouldn't Manage Your Own Investment Properties
Successful executives in the real estate industry from Forbes Real Estate Council share firsthand tips & insights. Forbes Real Estate Council ,. Purchasing an investment property is an exciting business venture. If your building is in good shape and ...
Peru Bribery Probes Are Scaring Officials, Stalling Investment, Group Says
Under the public-private partnership program, companies -- many of them foreign -- build and operate infrastructure and recoup their investment over time. Only $1 billion of new public-private contracts were awarded last year, compared with an initial ...
Alibaba deepens India push with BigBasket investment
MUMBAI (Reuters) - China's Alibaba (BABA.N) became the biggest shareholder in India's leading online grocer BigBasket after a $300-million funding round, stepping up its rivalry with Amazon (AMZN.O) in the country. Employees arrange tomatoes before ...
Jeff Bezo's Amazon HQ2 is a 'money losing investment for taxpayers,' warns top Fed official
Amazon did not immediately to respond to a request for comment. Cities are usually willing to offer steep tax breaks and other generous subsidies to attract a development project on the scale of Amazon's second headquarters on the hope of a boost of ...
Pennsylvania's New Penalties on Investment Could Scare off Amazon, Others
Amazon shortlisted both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia as potential locations for its new headquarters, but a week before Christmas, the state Department of Revenue made both bids much less attractive, not just for Amazon HQ2, but for all businesses ...
What's the investment outlook for 2018?
By most measures, 2017 was a pretty good year for investors. But what can you expect in 2018? It's difficult to precisely predict the immediate future of the financial markets. However, many signs point to improved global economic growth and rising ...
This Storage REIT Is A Good Investment Choice
The REIT has consistently outperformed its industry peers and delivered excellent track records of AFFO and dividend growth. Extra Space Storage has a safe dividend with a dividend yield of about 3.7%. Investment Thesis. Extra Space Storage (EXR) owns ...
Maryland AG orders halt to Towson investment advisory in former Everest offices
The Maryland Attorney General's Office ordered Towson-based High Point Wealth Management to halt a business it runs from the former offices of a financial management company that faced penalties last year for fraudulently misrepresenting investment ...
Everyone Calls Bitcoin Investment Trust An ETF, But It's Not; Here's What It Is
"This is a speculative investment for a speculative commodity." "There are other approaches (to investing in Bitcoin), just not another exchange-traded approach, which is why GBTC has been successful," said Matt Hougan, chief executive of Inside ETFs ...
ShearShare wins $100K in Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge
ShearShare, a platform that connects salon and barbershop owners to independent stylists to fill unused suites and stations on-demand, recently won $100K in the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge presented by Capital Factory in partnership with ...
Investment pros staying calm after rate fears clobber stocks
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, specialist Meric Greenbaum works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market closed sharply lower, extending a weeklong slide, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points ...
Teen Bitcoin Millionaire Erik Finman Dishes Investment Tips ...
Teen Bitcoin Millionaire Erik Finman Dishes Investment Tips ...
Make investment in New Mexico children
With New Mexico's abbreviated Legislative session, allowing only 30 days in even-numbered years and 60-days in odd-numbered years, it often takes persistence over a number of sessions to achieve your goal. Those who give up after the first try will not ...
City's Pegasus investment pays off
“There's a better return on investment by investing in small companies, companies from 30 to 500 employees, than there is constantly trying to recruit the companies that move in with 5,000 or 10,000 employees,” Whitehead said. “(Cities) could spend a ...
Small New York Town Getting $165 Million Investment from Bitcoin Cloud Mining Company
Massena, the small border town next to Canada where the investment will take place, seems very excited to offer a closed-off site where traditional smokestack buildings and the Alcoa East Smelter once ran in exchange for a “futuristic company.” While ...
Beware Cannabis Companies Aggressively Soliciting Investment
After reading the prospectus, I was already skeptical about the investment merit of the Hightimes Holdings offering, as I wrote elsewhere (Investing in High Times: Puff or Pass?), but this aggressive solicitation proposal makes me even more cautious. I ...
Global Blockchain Investment Bank is Founded in USA
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Blockchain Investment Bank (GBIB) is officially founded and under operation in USA. As a boutique investment bank targeting the blockchain industry, GBIB is positioned as the "Goldman Sachs ...
Despite Downturn, Harley-Davidson Investment Case Is The Same
Harley-Davidson reported fourth-quarter 2017 increase in revenues of 10.7% as a result of 11.3% more motorcycle shipments during the quarter. Management is continuing to make investments in growing domestic ridership, international network/brand ...
Retirement: Dollar-Cost Averaging Or Lump Sum Investment?
When investing for retirement, is it better to invest a large sum of money at once or invest a fixed amount of money at specified times? Using historical data from the S&P 500, we can get insight in what to expect when applying these different ...
China's Okay Airways seeking investment from foreign airlines
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's Okay Airways is inviting foreign airlines to take a stake in the privately owned carrier as it prepares for a possible stock market listing in mainland China between 2020 and 2021, the company's president said on Monday ...
Millennial experiences affect investment strategies
That can change someone's investment attitude. “Their overall financial profiles are dramatically different,” Kramer said. “We saw that in the research and we see that in our own clients.” Wealthier millennials are more likely to own a house, have ...
Porsche to double investment in hybrid cars, EVs
Volkswagen AG's (VOW.XE) Porsche AG said Monday that it expects to double planned investments in hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022. The luxury car maker, which is owned by Volkswagen, said its board has decided to invest more than 6 billion ...
Alibaba leads $1.24 billion investment in film unit of China's Wanda
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda Group is selling a $1.24 billion stake in its listed film business to a pair of investors led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), as the conglomerate looks to bring in strategic partners and raise new funds ...
Aurora Cannabis and Liquor Stores NA Announce Investment to Develop Western Canadian Retail Cannabis Business
Aurora will make an initial $103.5 million investment in Liquor Stores by subscribing for 6.9 million common shares (the "Shares") at a price of $15.00 per Share (the "Initial Investment"). Upon completion of the Initial Investment, Aurora will own ...
Experts everywhere tell you to buy a home—here's why they're wrong
Even if it seems like the next logical step in your financial plan or in your life, think twice before making the commitment. Owning a home isn't always the sound investment it's made out to be, maintains Eric Roberge, a CFP and founder of Beyond Your ...
Norrep Investment Management Group Inc., (“NIMG”), parent company of Norrep Capital Management Ltd. (“NCM ...
Norrep Investment Management Group Inc., (“NIMG”), parent company of Norrep Capital Management Ltd. (“NCM ...
Does Real Estate Belong In Your Investment Portfolio?
In the ideal world, the perfect investment is one that has a high rate of return year after year coupled with a low risk of losing money. Here in the real world, perfect investments don't exist. Investments that generate the highest returns, like ...
Raleigh investment firm accused of misdeeds fires back at former employees
The lawsuit claims the Raleigh firm, Lookout Capital, “fleeced” its member investors through mismanagement and self-dealing. The legal dispute pits the sons of prominent figures in the community against each other in an enterprise that recruited the ...
Vanguard Offers Tax Planning Tips, From Investment Account Types to Charitable Giving
Death and taxes are two of life's certainties, and with the tax deadline just around the corner, investors are focused on maximizing their tax planning. After all, no one wants to pay the Federal government more than they owe – nor do they want to ...
Stone Investment Group Limited Announces Management Change
SIG is an independent Canadian-owned wealth management company, and the parent company to Stone Asset Management Limited (“SAM”). SAM is an active asset manager, providing investment management services via distinctive investment mandates, overseen ...
Here's an investment bucking the carnage in stocks and bonds
Created after the financial crisis to prosper on rising interest rates, go-anywhere bond funds instead have bumped along for years amid persistently low borrowing costs. But as rates have climbed in today's bearish market, these non-traditional funds ...
Porsche boosts its investment in electric cars
Porsche may be known for sports cars — and sporty SUVs, lately — but it wants to be known for performance-oriented electric cars in the near future. The German automaker announced Monday it would double its investment in plug-in hybrids and pure EVs ...
Using the 2018 farm bill to boost private investment in conservation
A new study co-written by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the R Street Institute highlights how the farm bill's reauthorization provides a unique opportunity to leverage private investment in conservation. The farm bill is the largest single ...
While the Dow plunged, some people had trouble checking their investment accounts
T. Rowe Price confirmed on Twitter that it had issues with its website that have since been fixed. TD Ameritrade says one of its mobile apps experienced a temporary slowdown. Robo-advisors grapple with technical issues. Liz Moyer. Published 1 Hour Ago ...
Regeneron Investment: Healthcare With Wealthcare
REGN underperformed the market during 2017, but is expected to recover due to a large portfolio of potential FDA approved drugs in 2018. The current stock price is the lowest it's been in more than three years, but better times are ahead. One of the ...
Ukraine's investment shortage puts rebound at risk
Mr Lempert's expansion plans are stuck for the same reasons Ukraine's economy grew only 2 per cent last year: domestic financing is hard to come by, and foreign investment is scarce. The growth rate represents a feeble bounceback after the 17 per cent ...