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Refugees, shoppers rev up German growth motor

Berlin - A massive influx of refugees, and accompanying billions in public spending, have provided Germany with a long-awaited answer to partners' calls for it to do more to jumpstart the eurozone economy.

Intel pledges $50m investment in quantum computing research

Intel has announced that it is making a long-term investment into the development of quantum computing systems. It will contribute $50 million over the next 10 years to help shape the future of computing for when semi-conductors are obsolete.

Forex markets looking at Greece, investors look to U.S.

The news from Greece of a shutdown put fear into investors and the euro dipped as a result against the dollar. Analysts are looking toward reliable US data, while China's situation worsens.

PandaDoc closes $5 million Series A to enhance sales automation

PandaDoc, a document automation solution for sales reps, recently closed a $5 million Series A round of funding. With funding it looks to expand its team of 35.

Op-Ed: How will the Help to Buy ISA work?

London - In the latest budget George Osborne announced a new Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers. How will the Help to Buy ISA work? And will it actually help?

Auto parts maker Nemak adding jobs, increasing production

Windsor - Auto parts maker Nemak, with the assistance of an Ontario government grant, committed this week to investing $15 million into its Windsor plant.

Op-Ed: Why we must care that half of public school students are poor

The Southern Education Foundation reports that 51 percent of all public school students are now on the federal free and reduced-price lunch programs, the highest percentage in at least 50 years. Why this matters:

Juncker unveils giant plan to 'kickstart' Europe economy

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker revealed a huge 315-billion euro investment plan Wednesday to "kickstart" the stalling economy, although critics lamented the lack of any new money.

Work permits no longer required for Turks and Caicos investors

At a Cabinet meeting on October 22nd, the Turks and Caicos Government agreed that new overseas investors would no longer require a work permit.

Coining an investment strategy helps companies grow their brand

In financial circles, asset managers and investment agencies ascribe to a particular tried-and-true investment strategy. Whether it be buy-and-hold, contrarian, top-down or bottom-up, most agencies gravitate towards one philosophy and become tied to it.

Rockefellers pledge huge divestment from fossil fuels

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which made billions of dollars from oil investments, is to divest in fossil fuels and switch its investment program to clean energy.

PrimeTrade launches new online investment service provider

A new online trading platform made its debut last month, joining the ranks of many others to service both new and seasoned investors.

The town of Swett, South Dakota is on sale for $400,000

One man has exclusive rights to the town of Swett and is now selling it off to anyone who can match his asking price. Businessman Lance Benson is putting these holdings up to focus on his core business and you have a chance to buy them.

Latin American firms leap from Spain to rest of Europe

Madrid - Spanish firms seeking to escape a sluggish eurozone are heading in ever greater numbers to reap the financial benefits of doing business in the faster-paced economies of Latin America.

U.S. Government auctions off $18 million in bitcoins

Silk Road was a major website exchanging drugs for bitcoins until it was shut down. Their massive stock of bitcoins was confiscated as well and is now being auctioned off.

Solar road idea sets online support record

A project to create roads that generate solar power, among other things, received the highest number of supporters that Indiegogo has seen.

Singapore-based companies sell at record pace to investors

Singapore-based companies are seeing a huge surge in purchases of public businesses as take-private transactions have hit a record $7.94 billion in the four months to April 2014.

US financial services giant unveils $6.25 bn takeover

New York - US financial services provider TIAA-CREF, a leader in pensions, said Monday it has agreed to buy investment management company Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion including debt.

US judge okays $1.8 bn SAC insider-trading settlement

New York - A federal judge Thursday approved an agreement between US criminal prosecutors and SAC Capital to settle charges of insider trading in exchange for $1.8 billion in penalties.

Alibaba invests $280 million in messaging app Tango

Tango, the mobile messaging app-maker, announced Wednesday it has raised $280 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Atlanta firm invests in 14 Tampa-based Arby’s stores

Tampa - The economy seems to be looking good in Tampa, FL, at least in the eyes of some investors. An Atlanta-based investment firm, Mosaic Investments Inc., recently purchased 14 company operated Arby’s stores in the greater Tampa area.

MAD support for bonds even as fingers point at Russia

As Russia appeared to dump U.S.

Big investors stay with Fannie, Freddie despite lawmakers' plans

A Senate proposal for winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac slammed their shares over the last two days, but big investors in the government-owned mortgage agencies aren't running away yet.

SAC Capital takes new name after insider scandal

New York - SAC Capital founder Steven A.

Norway oil fund admits F1 investment was 'mistake'

Oslo - Norway's $840-billion oil fund, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, admitted Tuesday that investing in graft-tainted Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Group was a mistake.In May, the fund paid $1.6 billion (1.15 billion euros) for a 21,3 percent s...

Boosting Ethiopia's economic growth with building boom

Addis Ababa - Above Addis Ababa's concrete skyline, cranes tower high amid blasts from nearby drills and diggers.

Cash-strapped Morocco courts U.S. investment

Rabat - Morocco's finance minister on Monday urged US businesses to boost investment in the country and take advantage of "unprecedented" regional growth, as the cash-strapped government battles to fix its ailing finances.Rabat is a key regional ally of Washin...

World sovereign funds forum switches HQ to London

London - The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) announced on Wednesday that it is switching its headquarters from Washington to London."The decision further reinforces IFSWF's position as a significant global institution," said the group, whi...

Second best year for Norway's sovereign wealth fund

Oslo - Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, reported last year the second best performance of its history, the country's central bank said Friday, virtually making every Norwegian a millionaire.The so-called oil fund is fed by the state's...

GDF ditches monopoly past, invests in growth markets

GDF Suez <GSZ.PA>, with its traditional European business under pressure, plans to focus investment on power production in fast-growing emerging economies and on Europe's shift...
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