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Tax-free investments are set for a shake-up | Money

Fear of a clampdown in the budget is causing money to flow into venture capital trusts and other schemes The VCT Mobeus invests in a range of businesses, such as Tushingham, a watersports distribution company Investors are pumping millions of pounds into venture capital trusts (VCTs) as they pre-empt a clampdown on tax-efficient funds that finance small or early-stage businesses. ...

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State Street Global Advisors Announces SPDR® ETF Share Splits

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced share splits on 10 SPDR ETFs. The splits lower the funds’ share prices and increase the number of outstanding shares. The aggregate market value of shares outstanding is not impacted. The share split will apply to shareholders of record as of market close ...

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Another Voice: Mental health investments pay off for everyone

By William T. Gettman Jr. While many of us may feel like mental health issues are something that affect other people, the truth is that most of us will be affected by a mental health disorder at some point in our lives. Recent research published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology suggests that approximately 80 percent of ...

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With $15.7B energy investments over 10 years, Turkey eyes more FDI with international projects

Over the last 10 years, the Turkish economy has marked a period of intense mobilization of every means to boost the flow of foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country. To that end, for instance, the government founded the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT), the official organization for promoting Turkey’s investment opportunities to the global business community ...

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‘Customer Engagement’ Is the Top Driver of Utility Investment in DERs. What Does That Mean?

Customer engagement. It’s the phrase du jour in the utility industry. But few agree on exactly what it means. That’s because it could mean many different things. And perhaps that’s not such a bad thing — as long as it results in a more efficient, dynamic, customer-centric system. That’s the hope, anyway. Or the hype. In this year’s GTM Squared ...

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Deutsche Asset Management’s US ETFs Renamed to Xtrackers in Line with Global Product Line

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) today announced the renaming of its US exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to Xtrackers to harmonize the fund names with the change previously announced for European and Asian ETFs and exchange-traded commodities (ETCs). Deutsche X-trackers will be replaced with “Xtrackers” to further align with Deutsche AM’s other index trackers. The US suite of ETFs, with ...

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Why Not Buy Chimera Investment’s 7.7% Yielding Preferred Stock? – Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM)

While I don’t think that Chimera Investment Corp.‘s (CIM) common shares are such a good deal for investors right now, the mortgage REIT’s relatively new Series B preferred stock looks like a good deal. An investment in the preferred stock layer comes with certain advantages and disadvantages that are worth discussing and Chimera Investment’s latest preferred stock issue has some ...

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Education Department wants support managing its IT investments

The Department of Education’s Office of the CIO plans next month to contract for support managing its IT investments. The agency listed a presolicitation on FedBizOpps recently, noting that it would release a request for proposals in early October seeking assistance in managing its IT investment management programs, including its capital planning and investment control, IT portfolio management, budget formulation and enterprise architecture programs. ...

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The 4 Top Business Investments Right Now

Our world has become the global village. Ideas are being produced rapidly around the world, and most of them have the potential to change life as we know it for future generations. Already, we’ve witnessed amazing ideas and technologies that have sahped the way we think, interact and build businesses. You can focus solely on growing your own empire, or you can plan ...

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