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UK lags behind US in growth

LONDON: Standard Life Investments Ltd., Edinburgh’s biggest money manager, is putting its money on faster inflation in the U.S. than the U.K., where it sees price pressures remaining subdued. “Our favorite overweight would be the U.S. in terms of the inflation markets,” Adam Skerry, a money manager at Standard Life Investments in the Scottish capital, said in a telephone interview. ... Read More »

New investment projects in France rise by 18% to 608 in 2014

PARIS: The number of new investment projects in France rose by 18% to 608 in 2014, showing growth higher than both the UK (growth of 11% to 887 projects) and Germany (up 8% to 763) and putting it in third place for foreign investment. France is also the top European country in terms of investments related to industrial projects, and ... Read More »

France foreign investment rises 18% in 2014

PARIS: France saw a substantial rise in foreign investment last year but the increase did not create many jobs, according to consultants EY. In other eocnomic news, finance ministry experts say there could be higher-than-predicted growth in 2015. The 18 per cent rise in investment in 608 new or existing projects put France well above the 10 per cent average ... Read More »

NUM’s investment assets over R4b in first 4months of 2015

CAPE TOWN: The National Union of Mineworker’s (NUM’s) investment company has grown its net assets to more than R4bn first 4months of 2015 indicating how well it has thrived in spite of a slowdown in the economy over the past few years. The NUM provided the seed capital for the formation of the Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) 20 years ago, ... Read More »

Over 43% Finns less willing to take investment risks

HELSINKI: According to a survey commissioned by Danske bank  that the Swedish investors are more willing to take than Finnish based on the current low interest rate situation,. As much as 57 per cent of Swedish respondents were ready to take huge risks in hope for greater returns compared to 43 per cent of Finns and 38 per cent of ... Read More »

King Salman seeks businessmen help for more investment in kingdom

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman urged Saudi business officials and businessmen to conduct a thorough study to ensure providing more support and encouragement to investment and investors in the Kingdom. The King encouraged businessmen to invest in the Kingdom where the climate is conducive for business and where everyone gets a fair opportunity. The King was ... Read More »

Hungary’s investment volume falls 4.5% in Q1 of 2015

BUDAPEST: Investment volume in Hungary saw a year-on-year decrease of 4.5% in the first quarter this year following a y.o.y. growth of 1.9% in the fourth quarter last year, with investments adding up to HUF 816.5 bln at current prices, data published by Hungary’s Central Statistics Office today reveal. KSH data suggest that investment output decreased in the majority of ... Read More »

Foreign direct investment in Latin America falls 16% in 2014

NEW YORK: Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell 16 percent in 2014, reversing a decade-long growth trend as the region’s economies slowed, a UN panel said Wednesday. Foreign investment in the region fell to $158.8 billion last year from a record $190 billion in 2013, said the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. It ... Read More »

Govt’s plan to hold EU referendum can hit UK investment

LONDON: The government’s plan to hold an EU referendum will dent foreign investment in the UK and threatens its position as Europe’s top destination for overseas investors, according to a new report. Consultants EY say their latest research into inward investment showed the UK retained its leading position in Europe last year but that many investors are putting plans in ... Read More »

Govt’s plan to hold EU referendum can hit UK investment

LONDON: The government’s plan to hold an EU referendum will dent foreign investment in the UK and threatens its position as Europe’s top destination for overseas investors, according to a new report. Consultants EY say their latest research into inward investment showed the UK retained its leading position in Europe last year but that many investors are putting plans in ... Read More »

EBRD targets for investment expansion plan in Jordan during 2015

AMMAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to increase its investments in Jordan by channelling hundreds of millions of euros in the coming years, the bank’s chief said. EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti said a request will be presented to the board of directors of the bank to approve around one billion euros in new investments for ... Read More »

Turkish companies made FDI worth of $6.8 billion in 2014

ANKARA: Turkish companies made foreign direct investments (FDI) worth a total of $6.8 billion in 2014, an increase of 89 percent from the previous year, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on May 18. The UNCTAD stated that companies in Turkey have consistently increased their level of outward foreign direct investment ... Read More »

Over €81.7m investment for foreign expansion of Paczkomaty

WARSAW: Polish state-controlled insurer PZU and American financial holding Franklin Templeton will invest €81.7 million (roughly PLN 330 million) in easyPack, a subsidiary of Integer responsible for foreign expansion of parcel locker terminals (Paczkomaty), a press release said. An agreement was signed on Tuesday. The cash and non-cash contribution of Integer will total €54.7 million.  What is more, InPost Canada ... Read More »

Over €81.7m investment for foreign expansion of Paczkomaty

WARSAW: Polish state-controlled insurer PZU and American financial holding Franklin Templeton will invest €81.7 million (roughly PLN 330 million) in easyPack, a subsidiary of Integer responsible for foreign expansion of parcel locker terminals (Paczkomaty), a press release said. An agreement was signed on Tuesday. The cash and non-cash contribution of Integer will total €54.7 million.  What is more, InPost Canada ... Read More »

Australia investment appeal falls, drops to 10th position

CANBERRA: Australia has dropped to tenth position in an annual survey ranking countries as potential targets for direct foreign investment. The AT Kearney FDI Confidence Index showed the US and China maintained the top two positions in 2015, while Australia fell from eighth last year and a ranking of sixth in 2013. In the past few years the country has ... Read More »

Investment in gold increasing due to high price range between $1,100 and $1,200 per ounce

SEOUL: Kim, a businessman in Seoul, has been buying gold at the gold trading market operated by the Korea Exchange (KRX) since last year. He has bought around 200 kilograms of gold so far, investing almost 10 billion won.As the wealthy are turning their eyes to gold as an attractive investment, trading has surged notably at the market. Average daily ... Read More »

Dutch investment in Azerbaijan’s non-oil sector reaches $800 million

AMSTERDAM: The Dutch investment in Azerbaijan’s non-oil sector reached an estimated $800 million, said Shahin Mustafayev, the Azerbaijani economy and industry minister. He made the remark at the Netherlands-Azerbaijan Business Forum held in Maastricht. The forum attracted about 50 Azerbaijani entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture, food industry, construction, finance, energy and consulting. Addressing the forum, Mustafayev said the relations ... Read More »

UK real estate attracting investment up to $47 billion

LONDON: Money is flooding into global real estate with new capital targeting the commercial sector reaching a record $429bn (£287bn) in 2015, according to a DTZ report. The Americas are fuelling the boom, with a 12 per cent increase in capital flowing into the western hemisphere totalling $166bn of which $145bn is earmarked for the US. Asia Pacific has also ... Read More »

UK real estate attracting investment up to $47 billion

LONDON: Money is flooding into global real estate with new capital targeting the commercial sector reaching a record $429bn (£287bn) in 2015, according to a DTZ report. The Americas are fuelling the boom, with a 12 per cent increase in capital flowing into the western hemisphere totalling $166bn of which $145bn is earmarked for the US. Asia Pacific has also ... Read More »

Brazil-bound Turkish investments hover around $35 million

ANKARA: While the volume of investments made by Brazilian companies in Turkey has risen to top $700 million, Brazil-bound Turkish investments hover around $35 million, Antonio Luis Espinola Salgado, the Brazilian ambassador to Turkey, has said, stressing that both countries should exert more effort to improve mutual business ties. Speaking at a local “Business Opportunities Meeting” held in southeastern province ... Read More »