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Most firms expect rapid returns on artificial intelligence investments

Optimism about the value of artificial intelligence-powered applications in the enterprise is high and plans to continue investment in the technology are widespread, according to a report from security technology company Cylance. The company surveyed 652 IT decision makers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France, and found that 64 percent expect return on investment (ROI) from AI) within two years. Organizations are already investing in AI, and this will only increase, the report sais. Nearly all of the IT…

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Should you invest in a parking lot? :: Kenya

Harambee Avenue car parking in Nairobi (PHOTO DAVID GICHURU STANDARD) NAIROBI, KENYA: Searching for parking spaces in the Central Business District of Nairobi can be a tiresome activity for any motorist. So much that many people choose to take matatus to the CBD and leave their vehicles at home or on the outskirts of the city centre. Sometimes it is not the high cost (Sh300 per day per vehicle) of parking spaces; but lack of them and safety of the parked cars. ALSO READ: Why accurate weather forecasts…

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Up Invest buys majority shares in Estonian Apollo cinemas :: The Baltic Course

Mauri Dorbek will take over as manager of Apollo Kino OU.   The acquisition of the cinema chain is an important step in strengthening the retail portfolio of Up Invest and creating synergy among the companies in the portfolio, Up Invest board member Kristjan Vilosius said in a press release.   Vilosius said that Apollo Kino has introduced novelties in Estonia, such as self-service box office, which they are planning to implement across the Baltics. Apollo Kino is about to…

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Foreign Investors Interest Rise for Business in Afghanistan: ACCI

(Last Updated On: November 01, 2017 6:24 pm) Afghanistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) says that foreign companies are very interested to invest in Afghanistan. “Recently, foreign companies are very keen to invest especially in the field of mines in Afghanistan. The government must make all its efforts to ensure the security to speed this process,” said ACCI media relations officer Seeyam Pasarlay. According to Pasarlay, a number of German, French, Russian, Indian, Kazakhstani and Iranian investors have contacted…

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BRIEF-‍land & Buildings Investment Management issues letter to Hudson’s Bay shareholders

Nov 1 (Reuters) – ‍Land & Buildings Investment Management Llc: * ‍Land & Buildings Investment Management Llc issued letter to shareholders of Hudson’s Bay Co * ‍Land & Buildings Investment Management Llc – Hudson’s Bay board should “seriously consider” reported Signa fully financed EUR 3.0 billion offer for its European business​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Global Goals, Local Basins: Why We Need a Methodology for Targeting Water Investments

Just over two years ago—on September 25, 2015—over 150 world leaders adopted the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger, lift populations up from poverty, fight climate change, protect the natural environment and tackle economic inequality by 2030. SDG 6, the global goal that calls for better management of and universal access to water resources, is crucial to protecting lives and livelihoods and ensuring sustainable economic growth. Despite some progress, there is a critical lack of investment in…

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BRIEF-Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust says RHB Trustees subscribed to 1-month commercial paper with value of 25 mln RGT

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust * RHB Trustees subscribed to 1-month commercial paper with nominal value of 25 million RGT issued by Sunway Berhad ‍​ * Subscription not expected to have any material effect on earnings of Sunreit for FY ending 30 June Source: (bit.ly/2htHvDO) Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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Godaddy Inc (GDDY): Investment Thesis on Why It Is a Buy

Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) is a $7-billion market cap technology company that is engaged in domain name registration, web hosting, cloud business apps, and other online IT services. It has nearly 17 million customers around the world and more than 72 million domain names under management. Sometimes we come across good investment write-ups on the internet that we’d like to bring to your attention. In this article, we will take a look at an investment thesis on Godaddy by a Reddit…

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Cooking the Books podcast: How to become an investor without losing your soul

Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB’s Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how to invest your money ethically. Hosted by Frances Cook. Kiwis have shown over and over again that they’re fans of ethical investing. Take the scandal over KiwiSaver funds accidentally investing into tobacco companies and businesses that produced cluster bombs. While some might have seen this as the price of a good return, most New Zealanders were outraged and demanded…

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BRIEF-AG Mortgage Investment Trust reports qtrly ‍core earnings per diluted common share of $0.51

Oct 31 (Reuters) – AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc : * AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc reports third quarter 2017 results and promotes TJ Durkin to Chief Investment Officer * AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc qtrly ‍core earnings, per diluted common share $0.51 * AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc – Reports ‍$19.35 book value per share at quarter end, increase of 3.1% from prior quarter​ * AG mortgage Investment Trust – ‍TJ Durkin promoted to Chief Investment Officer; David Roberts…

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BRIEF-Primecity Investment H1 revenue increases to 30 million euros

Oct 31 (Reuters) – PRIMECITY INVESTMENT PLC: * REVENUE IN H1 INCREASED TO €30 MILLION COMPARED TO €25 MILLION YEAR AGO * TOTAL ASSETS AMOUNTED TO OVER €1.1 BILLION AS OF JUNE 2017, COMPARED TO €1.0 BILLION YEAR-END 2016‍​ * H1 NET PROFIT EUR 131 MILLION VERSUS EUR 23 MILLION YEAR AGO‍​ * H1 OPERATING PROFIT EUR 160.0 MILLION VERSUS EUR 35.4 MILLION YEAR AGO‍​ Source text: bit.ly/2yhG9Xj Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source…

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How small investors can make money out of China

Australian-Chinese entrepreneur Michael Cho knows all about the opportunities and risks of running businesses and investing in China. Cho, who is in his early 50s, moved to Melbourne from China when he was 10, studied science and has been in Guangzhou for the past 15 years. Australians should focus on Asia, especially China, for exposure to emerging markets because places such as Brazil and Russia have resource-heavy economies like Australia. Photo: David Rowe His business interests are in biotech and medicine,…

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