German property investor buys UK fund manager Rockspring

German property firm Patrizia has bought UK investor Rockspring in a deal that boosts Patrizia holdings across Europe to around €40bn (£35bn) and gives it an immediate London presence. Rockspring, which has invested in UK and European offices and retail properties since 1984, is understood to have been seeking a backer to ensure the future growth of the business amid concerns of economic and political changes in the UK. It will continue to trade as normal, but access to Patrizia’s client…

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BRIEF-Shanghai Shenqi Pharmaceutical Investment Management unit obtains high-tech enterprise recognition again

Dec 19 (Reuters) – Shanghai Shenqi Pharmaceutical Investment Management Co Ltd * Says Guizhou-based wholly owned pharmaceutical unit was recognized as high-tech enterprise again and could enjoy a tax preference of 15 percent, from 2017 to 2019 Source text in Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Unilever Ventures invests in Saas start-up Peel-Works

Peel-Works offers a software platform to consumer packaged goods companies to better understand how their products move in the supply chain till the end-buyer, and derive insights. New Delhi: Unilever Ventures, the investment arm of consumer packaged goods company Unilever Plc, has picked up an undisclosed stake in Peel-Works Pvt. Ltd, a Mumbai-based Saas (software-as-a-service) start-up, in its first investment in India. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. This follows a $10-million capital infusion by Unilever Ventures in…

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“Georgia has never had such a large amount of investments as this year.”

The FINANCIAL — On 11 December 2017, the Minister of Finance of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, stated: “If we take a look at the statistics for the first three quarters, Georgia has never had such a large amount of investments as this year.” FactCheck took interest in the accuracy of the statement. The National Statistics Office of Georgia publishes information in regard to foreign direct investments (FDI) made in Georgia on a quarterly basis. According to the Office’s information, the amount…

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Donald Trump, real estate investors get last-minute perk in tax bill

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters didn’t directly address questions about how the added provision would affect Trump or his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, whose family business also has extensive real estate holdings. Photo: Reuters New York/Washington:Lawmakers scrambling to lock up Republican support for the tax reform bill added a complicated provision late in the process — one that would provide a multimillion-dollar windfall to real estate investors such as President Donald Trump. The change, which would allow…

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Vanguard Newspaper Nigeria – Wary investors steer clear of FGN Savings Bond | Nigerian Bulletin

DMO, analysts differ on challenges as patronage crashes By Babajide Komolafe INVESTORS appetite for the newly introduced Federal Government of Nigeria, FGN, Savings Bond (FGN-SB or Savings Bond) has eroded by 88 percent as at November, 2017. But the Debt Management Office (DMO), the issuers of the bond, and market analysts are divided over the performance. Financial Vanguard analysis of the allotment results of the Bond from inception in March 2017 to November show persistent decline in the value of…

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IIFL plans to raise cash from offshore investors

After launching a $500-million domestic real estate debt fund to invest in affordable housing projects last month, IIFL group is looking to raise a similar amount from offshore investors. “We’ve already started making pitches to offshore investors. It will be a debt fund and will also invest in affordable housing projects,” said Balaji Raghavan, chief investment officer, real estate Investments, IIFL Asset Management Company.  The money would be raised from large pension funds, endowments and family offices, globally.  The fund…

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Sindh governor visits UK for promotion of investment

  Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has left for a week-long visit to the United Kingdom to motivate British investors for investment in various sectors in the province. A statement here on Sunday said his visit was part of road shows being organised to promote Pakistan and specially Karachi as an ideal investment place. These road shows were being conducted to highlight business-friendly policies of the federal government for foreign investment. The governor had already visited Doha, Dubai, New York, Houston…

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It’s time to invest more in universal child care

By Star Editorial Board Sun., Dec. 17, 2017 Toronto is already the most expensive city in Canada when it comes to child care, and the situation keeps getting worse. A new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives finds that median fees for preschoolers have jumped 21.4 per cent or $214 a month, in the past three years. That’s almost six times faster than inflation. Fees are now $1,212 a month, or $14,544 a year. And median monthly fees…

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Invest in workforce training center | Editorials

With the Lowcountry under the gun to train thousands of workers for jobs at Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Vans, Dorchester and Berkeley counties should follow Charleston County’s lead in contributing toward the $5.5 million purchase of the old American LaFrance building off Interstate 26 for use by Trident Tech’s ReadySC program. Charleston County recently set aside $750,000 toward the purchase of the 509,000-square-foot warehouse to be converted into a training site for automotive workers. The seed money, however, is contingent on…

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Sun Newspaper Nigeria – IGBO MUST INVEST AT HOME –SENATOR ODUAH | Nigerian Bulletin

By Fred Itua, Abuja ( Senator Stella Oduah is a former Minister of Aviation. Currently, he represents Anambra North in the 8th Senate and heads the committee on Cooperation and Integration. She was also a governorship aspirant in the just concluded Anambra State poll. She ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but withdrew few days to the primaries. In this interview with Sunday Sun, the lawmaker explained why Igbo must bring their investments to the South…

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Insight: The Scots investors in the Bitcoin boom

Some Scots investors in the cryptocurrency can barely believe their luck, writes Dani Garavelli Around 18 months ago, Norman, a pensioner from Inverness, was contacted about an investment opportunity: bitcoin. A financial dabbler, he had once been defrauded out of quite a large sum of money, so he was reticent about getting involved. But eventually he was persuaded to take the risk. He bought just over six bitcoins at just under £500 each, through a London-based broker, as well as…

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More local companies urged to invest in research, development

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says more local companies need to invest in research and development (R&D) in order to stimulate economic growth. He indicated that the work directed towards innovation, introduction and improvement of products and processes is often lacking in some entities. “We do not invest in R&D. We are about just purchasing and selling. We import and we sell, but this does not contribute to our own economic development,”…

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Iran Intelligence Minister vows to boost investment security

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi underlined that his ministry attaches great significance to efforts to boost investment security in the Islamic Republic. “Economic prosperity hinges on sustainable security and if security and health exist in the society, we will witness the promotion of economic growth,” Alawi said in a speech in the northern city of Sari on Saturday, Tasnim News Agency reported. He further stressed the need to combat economic corruption, adding that the Iranian society should enjoy economic security…

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