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Forthcoming Budget should boost engineering investment The Engineer

This week’s Budget is an opportunity to promote the growth of high-value innovative engineering writes Dr Hayaatun Sillem On 22 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver a Budget that has the potential to significantly promote engineering investment. With economic growth sluggish at best and the headwinds expected to increase as the country drifts closer towards exiting the EU, the package of measures to be unveiled in the House of Commons may have a significant bearing on the outlook…

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Nov 21, 2017 – IFM Investors Pty Ltd Buys DowDuPont Inc, Align Technology Inc, Andeavor, Sells E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Baker Hughes Inc, Reynolds American Inc

Investment company IFM Investors Pty Ltd buys DowDuPont Inc, Align Technology Inc, Andeavor, Baker Hughes, a GE Co, Wynn Resorts, ONEOK Inc, Micro Focus International PLC, L3 Technologies Inc, Steel Dynamics Inc, Cintas Corp, sells E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Baker Hughes Inc, Reynolds American Inc, Whole Foods Market Inc, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, IFM Investors Pty Ltd. As of 2017-09-30, IFM Investors Pty…

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Imperial Capital Advises Nuun & Company on its Growth Equity Investment from TSG Consumer Partners – Global Investing Today

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperial Capital, LLC announced today that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Nuun & Company on its growth equity financing from TSG Consumer Partners, LLC. TSG’s investment will fund and support Nuun’s ongoing growth with an expansive plan to broaden its marketing reach, drive strategic channel expansion, and pursue new product innovation. Nuun was founded by a group of endurance athletes who vowed to reinvent hydration. They created the first pure…

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SEC charges N.Y. town, ex-official, with defrauding municipal investors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings, the agency said in a statement. FILE PHOTO: The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington, DC, U.S. on June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York filed a superseding…

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Bollywood heartthrob Alia Bhatt turns investor, buys stake in fashion startup StyleCracker

The B town diva has bought a minority stake in fashion tech startup StyleCracker. It’s not  a secret that that Bollywood celebrities run their own businesses and keep an eye out on investing opportunities in worthwhile startups. Actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan also own huge businesses apart from their acting careers. The latest actress to turn an investor is Bollywood heartthrob Alia Bhatt. The B town diva has bought a minority stake in fashion tech…

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Omkar Realtors to invest Rs 1,700 crore on Mumbai housing project

Omkar Realtors today said it will invest about Rs 1,700 crore over the next five years to build a new housing project, comprising 1,200 flats, at Andheri in Mumbai. The prices of the flats will range from Rs 87 lakh to Rs 1.6 crore, while the carpet will vary from 355 to 710 square feet. The Mumbai based developer has started seeking expression of interest (EoI) from prospective buyers. “We are coming up with a six acre project comprising over…

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Investment a family value for Italy’s Secondo Mona

Secondo Mona’s directors believe the €40 million ($48 million) that the family-run aerospace manufacturer has invested in technology in the past decade has paid off. An array of new equipment and the addition of specialist competencies have helped the engineering firm double revenues over that period and shift up a tier in the supply chain. “We are now almost 100% a systems provider rather than a component manufacturer,” says chief executive Sergio Bogni. “In fuel systems, we are now a…

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Saudi reforms could lure more investors, says S&P – Politics & Economics,Saudi Arabia,Middle East

S&P Global Ratings on Monday affirmed Saudi Arabia’s credit ratings, saying the kingdom’s sweeping reforms could make it attractive to investors in the medium term despite underlying risks. The agency maintained its “A-/A-2” ratings on Saudi Arabia and said its outlook was stable, citing expectations the government would take steps to consolidate public finances in the next two years. “Recent shifts in Saudi Arabia’s political power structures and societal norms, alongside various regional stresses, could increase the risk of policy…

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What CIOs can learn from investors when assessing fintech startups

With thousands of fintech startups being established globally, there are plenty of opportunities for investors – and also for IT leaders in financial services looking for innovation. What can IT buyers learn from the way investors assess the startups they choose to fund? By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and…

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Surge Private Equity Completes Investment in Manhattan’s Busy Bee

On 11/16/17 Dallas based Surge Private Equity, LLC (“Surge”) (www.SurgePE.com) completed its investment in Manhattan based Busy Bee Cleaning Corp, (“Busy Bee”) (www.bbcleaningservice.com), a commercial janitorial services provider and sister companies Commercial Cleaning Services (www.cleaningservicenewyorkcity.com) and Janitorial Cleaning Services (www.commercialofficecleaning.com). The investment closed with debt financing provided by Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (NASDAQ: HCAP). Busy Bee is a commercial janitorial services company boasting over: 1,000 customers, 200 employees, and a decade of high quality service to local and national businesses.…

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Vanguard Launches Investment-Grade Corporate Bond ETF of ETF – November 20, 2017

Vanguard has launched a new fixed-income fund focused on providing exposure to the investment-grade corporate bond space. It has a unique structure, as it invests in other ETFs. Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF (VTC – Free Report) tracks the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate Bond Index. Fund Characteristics The fund seeks to provide exposure to U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade corporate bonds with an intermediate aggregate duration. It has AUM of $19 million and seeks to provide cheap exposure to the highly rated…

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Investment advisor who swindled clients gets 10 years

Photo: Mark Wilson, Staff If an investment opportunity seems to offer far more than would be available elsewhere, your fraud-detection spidey-sense should make you ask: Why does that company need to pay so much to use my money?  If an investment opportunity seems to offer far more than would be available elsewhere, your fraud-detection spidey-sense should make you ask: Why does that company need to pay so much to use my money?  Photo: Mark Wilson, Staff Investment advisor…

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Investing: Getting advice from a broker

Brokers are professionals who work for broker-dealers — firms in the business of buying and selling securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investment products) for customers. We’re talking Charles Schwab, Fidelity, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Raymond James Financial and the like. Some banks also have broker-dealer businesses, such as Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase. Depending on the firm, brokers are also called registered representatives, financial consultants, stockbrokers, investment consultants or financial advisers. What they offer. Brokers make trades…

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Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.5 billion in January-October

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.5 billion in January-October Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Monday 20 November 2017] The Taiwan’s government approved 2,719 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.523 billion in January-October 2017, decreasing 4.19% and 46.33%, respectively, on year, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). In the same period, MOEA approved 396 outward direct investment projects (except in China) by Taiwan-based investors with a total value of…

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The VR Fund: Entertainment VR investments jump 79% in second half

Hollywood is embracing augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality (a blend of both) in a big way. The Venture Reality Fund, a venture capital fund that tracks investments in the sector, reported tonight that number of investments in the entertainment sector in the second half of 2017 is up 79 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The VR Fund’s latest report highlights more than 450 companies developing infrastructure, tools, platforms, and applications for the VR/AR ecosystem.…

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