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DESPITE a dramatic drop in individual investor participation at companies using the new E-proxy process for their annual meetings, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is studying “rulemaking refinements” that could make it easier for more firms to use the model. Introduced little over one year ago, the E-proxy process allows company investor relations departments to send a bland notice to investors telling them how to order company reports to be mailed to them, or where they can find clunky online versions on the web. However, retail investors have understandably failed to respond to the new model, ...
North Korea's economy remains one of the world's last centrally planned systems. The role of market allocation is sharply limited - mainly in the rural sector where peasants sell produce from small private plots. There are almost no small businesses. Although there have been scattered and limited attempts at decentralization , as of mid-1993, Pyongyang 's basic adherence to a rigid centrally planned economy continues, as does its reliance on fundamentally non- pecuniary incentives. The collapse of communist governments around the world in 1991, particularly North Korea's principal source of support, the ...
2010-06-12 Business news headlines around the world « Singapore ...
ALTHOUGH the four-day PC Show 2010 kicked off at Suntec on Thursday with deals galore, the gadget world has been dominated this past week by Apple’s announcement of its new iPhone 4, even though you won’t see it at the show, nor be able to buy one there. Yangzijiang buys 20% of venture fund for 60m yuan YANGZIJIANG Shipbuilding is pumping 60 million yuan (S$12.3 million) into a Chinese venture capital investment fund for a 20 per cent stake. Baker Tech calls EGM for approval of PPL sale BAKER Technology has called an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to seek shareholders’ approval for the sale of PPL Holdings ... market research, surveys and trends
Two things I learned from "Scarface" | KN@PPSTER
"The only consolation he drew from the present chaos was that his theory managed to explain it." -- Thomas Pynchon Heckuva movie. Lesson Number One: Don't underestimate the other guy's greed! Lesson Number Two: Don't get high on your own supply. Steve Kubby learned Lesson Number One the hard way . Cannabis Science apparently still hasn't learned Lesson Number Two. Before I go any further, disclaimer time: I did some contract writing work for Cannex Therapeutics before it entered into its ill-advised -- and now canceled nunc pro tunc (remember that term, it's important) -- deal with Cannabis ... market research, surveys and trends


Startup Failure Rates — The REAL Numbers | Small Business Trends
I’m writing today’s blog in the hopes of getting accurate information on new business failure rates out into cyberspace in a way that the search engines will find it quickly. There is a huge amount of misinformation on the Web about new business failure rates that gets cited and reproduced all over the place and that’s a problem for a host of reasons. Below is Figure 6.2 (p.99) from my book Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By . The data come from a special tabulation by the Bureau of the Census produced for the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Hedge Fund
This educational webinar is limited to 1,000 participants and during our last webinar we had 1,300 professionals register to participate. Since this is a free resource the webinar spots are open on a first come first serve basis. Update : As of Monday evening we have 444 of the 1,000 spots filled for this webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to cover the top 10 most common hedge fund questions we get here at the Hedge Fund Group and then take questions from participants on the webinar on anything regarding hedge funds. This is meant to be an educational call which will cover everything from hedge fund terms, hedge fund ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Game that Goes On and On: A Swiss Bank, a President, and the Permanent ...
Last August, the presidential press corps followed Barack Obama and his family to Martha's Vineyard for their brief vacation. The coverage focused on summery fare—a visit to an ice cream parlor, the books the president had brought along. Nearly everyone mentioned his few rounds of golf, including his swing, and the enthusiasm of onlookers. What caught my eye, though, was the makeup of his foursome. The president was joined by an old friend from Chicago; a young aide; and Robert Wolf, Chairman and CEO, UBS Group Americas. In a decidedly incurious piece, aNew York Times reporter made light of Wolf's presence: ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The day I got a message from my lying partner to say. . . 'I'm naked and restless'
British woman Sarah Cook, a 52-year-old married mother of two, struck up an online romance with a man she thought to be an American soldier in Iraq. In fact, he was a con artist from Ghana who defrauded her of £271,000. > Lifestyle > Independent Woman > Love & Sex By Celine Naughton Tuesday Jun 8 2010 British woman Sarah Cook, a 52-year-old married mother of two, struck up an online romance with a man she thought to be an American soldier in Iraq. In fact, he was a con artist from Ghana who defrauded her of £271,000. The case came to light in March this year when police investigators uncovered one of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Factors that Encourage Investing in High Cost Funds
are exploiting retail shareholders' ignorance of these abusive practices. ... Busse's (2004) research on index mutual funds. They find that investor ... false . These investors violate the rationality paradigm and, at a minimum, .... investing in a small 12b-1 fund in hopes of helping the fund grow to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Top 10 Investment Traps In Washington
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has identified the following ten investment traps as the most likely to trap Washington investors. Before making any investment, DFI recommends that you check to make sure that both the investment and the salesperson is registered and licensed in Washington by calling 360-902-8700 or 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334) . View Press Release Announcing Top 10 Traps Despite the heightened awareness of Ponzi (or pyramid) schemes following Bernard Madoff’s multi-billion dollar fraud and 150-year prison sentence, these scams continue to trap investors. The ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Protecting Investors through Hedge Fund Advisor Registration: Long ...
creates a moral hazard that would give would-be investors a false sense of security ... to be rooted more in rhetoric than in reality. I hope that you will join ..... evidence of significant numbers of retail investors in hedge funds. ...
Google Answers: Trends in Financial Services Industry
I am interested in learning what are the critical business issues within the Financial Services Industry over the next couple of years. I am defining this industry to include Banking, Insurance, Securities, Financial Management....generally any type of Financial Service. The answer to this question should include a list of URLs (websites, articles, etc.) where I can read more in order to understand current critical business issues are during the 2004-5 period. Hi! Thanks for the question. I will list here the links to articles that deals with the issues facing the different sectors of the financial services industry. I ...
Independent Business Ownership (IBO) through networking with ...
I was approached by a neighbor who told me about IBO through the Quixtar and BWW networks. Please provide real life experiences and information about this group. Could this be real or a real waste of time? Thanks in advance of your responses. DO NOT DO IT! I got suckered into that. I swear they brain wash you. Every time i talked to them they'd give me this drink xcess, had something like 3000 X the amount of b12 that red bull did. Anyways i go into the meetings thinking how stupid of an idea the whole IBO thing was then i'd get hopped up on that drink and suddenly everything sounded great. All the products are ...