The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) To Grant An Activity Period Exemption To Infrastructure Investment Companys, Similar To The Exemption Currently Granted To REIT Funds

TASEs published a proposal to grant an activity period exemption to companies engaged in infrastructure investment. At present, the activity period exemption that is required under Alternative B in TASE’s listing alternatives is granted to a company that is a real estate investment trust (REIT) fund. TASE believes that a company whose sphere of business is infrastructure investment should be granted an activity period exemption, similar to the exemption granted to REIT funds. The grant of said exemption should be…

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Government likens cryptocurrencies like bitcoins to Ponzi scheme,

NEW DELHI: India’s finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like “Ponzi schemes.” Cryptocurrencies are not legal tender and have no regulatory permission or protection in the country, the finance ministry said in a statement, but stopped short of announcing an outright ban or imposing any curbs. Investors and other participants dealing with such digital currencies are doing so “entirely at their risk and should best…

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Shane Solly: What 2018 has to offer for investors

After a strong year for returns from New Zealand and Australian equity markets, investors are correct to ask what does 2018 offer? Are the “goldilocks” conditions of solid economic growth, low inflation and easy monetary policy settings likely to continue to support company profitability and equity market returns? While the near-term outlook for local equity returns remains positive, two scenarios may challenge the “not too hot, not too cold” conditions which have supported equity market returns. Challenge 1: Profit growth…

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Factors equity investors need to take stock of in the New Year

Following the strong run for equities in 2017, which saw the benchmark indices gaining about 28%, market participants are geared up for the New Year which promises to be an eventful one. ET takes a look at domestic and global triggers for the Indian market in the coming year. While earnings and political developments will be key factors to watch out for on the domestic front; globally, actions of central banks will be monitored closely by the market participants. Here…

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Will UK Oil & Gas Investments plc be the hottest stock of 2018 too?

UK Oil & Gas Investments (LSE: UKOG) is the UK stock of the year. This onshore shale explorer (market cap £149m), is the second most traded company of all, according to The Share Centre, trailing only Lloyds Banking Group (market cap £44.48bn). Spikey stock Lloyds is 300 times bigger but UK Oil & Gas Investments has caught the imagination of investors. The AIM-listed shale minnow is up 157% year-to-date, its share price rising from 1.6p to today’s 4.12p (peaking at 11p), while…

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Vanguard Newspaper Nigeria – There is hope for property investment in West Africa — Experts | Nigerian Bulletin

By Rotimi Agbana The real estate sector in Nigeria is about to take a huge leap in 2018. This new revelation stems from the real estate conference West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) recently held in Lagos at Eko hotel and Suits Expo Centre. Stakeholders at the summit made it clear that the future is bright in Nigeria as there are still a lot to be tapped in the real estate sector. Despite the problems of funding and investment in…

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Riverside Co. invests in Belgian pharmaceutical group

Private equity firm The Riverside Co. said it has invested in Alter Pharma, a Belgian pharmaceutical group, and plans to accelerate the company’s growth. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Alter Pharma distributes European Union-sourced pharmaceutical products to wholesalers pharmacies and hospitals. It also develops and reformulates generic pharmaceuticals using third-party manfacturers, and sells them internationally through partnerships. “Alter Pharma is a very innovative company, led by an excellent management team skilled at spotting opportunities and developing products to…

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Uttar Pradesh invites investments in aerospace, defence sector

The government is also looking at encouraging private sector participation to develop new airports.(Image: IE) The Uttar Pradesh government today invited companies to invest in the aerospace and defence sectors, which are key to its industrial development.  “We seek investments in aerospace and defence as one of the key thrust areas for industrial development in the state. Our civil aviation policy also provides more emphasis on developing aero space sector,” Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said here. Speaking at…

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This three (3) year old and immaculately presented dual key residence is the perfect solution for two generations of family that want to live together but still have their own privacy. You can share the mortgage, which would be super affordable for two families, and one generation can live in the 3 bedroom, two bathroom side and the second generation can live in the two bedroom, two bathroom side of the residence. It is effectively two homes joined together but…

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Investors pour cash into US shale

Financiers keep pouring cash into the shale oil sector, providing producers with a path to keep US output rising through the middle of the next decade. The United States is on track to deliver up to 80 per cent of the world’s oil production gains through 2025, the International Energy Agency estimates, increases fuelled in part by easy access to capital. Rising US production is undermining OPEC’s attempts to curb global supply and boost prices, forcing the oil cartel to…

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Why Foolish investors are already planning for the next bear market

At a time when stock markets across the globe are making new record highs, planning for a bear market may seem like a rather strange thing to do. After all, the outlook for the global economy is relatively positive and this could lead to higher earnings growth as well as increased valuations. However, a bear market is never far away from a bull market. As such, while aiming to generate high returns is a worthwhile pursuit, planning for a more…

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Cowen From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor – Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN)

Big Blue (I call Azure “big” because he has big ideas, not because of his stature) gave me this tip and I even placed a low-ball bid on the remaining note offered by Cowen, Inc (COWN). Yet something I have learned about this company puzzles me and I decided to write this article about it to get your valued opinions (okay, I’m playing to my audience). For those of you unfamiliar with my preferred investment philosophy, “The Basics: Underlying Investments…

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Domestic, Foreign Firms Eye Investment Opportunities

At least six telecommunication companies, including some foreign firms, have expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s fiber optic sector, officials of Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) said on Tuesday. ATRA is now jointly assessing the recommendations sent by these companies to finalize the ones that meet the criteria, the officials added. Investment in the telecom sector will help Afghanistan meet the demand for internet and telecom services and it will also improve Afghanistan’s reputation in the fiber optic transit sphere.…

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Japan Display in talks over $1.8 billion-plus investment from China firms: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Cash-strapped Japan Display Inc (6740.T) is discussing an investment of more than 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) from three Chinese panel makers including BOE Technology Group Co (000725.SZ), Kyodo News reported. Japan Display is aiming to agree a deal by the end of March, Kyodo said, without citing its source. The other two firms are Tianma Microelectronics Co (000050.SZ) and Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co (CSOT), Kyodo said. Japan Display and rival Sharp Corp (6753.T) once…

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Businesses like investment tax breaks, but will they spend?

(Reuters) – Jerry Zeitler says a sweeping Republican tax overhaul will encourage him to take a bigger bite next year out of his $3 million wish list of new equipment for the metal-stamping operation he runs outside Cleveland. Not that much bigger, however. Die-Matic Corp, which mostly serves the auto industry and has sales of more than $30 million, may spend $600,000, the president of the family-run company said, up from about $450,000 this year. A tax break is nice,…

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