Foreign Investments. Legal news and articles for August 31 - 31, 2011

Solar Flare-outIrvine festival promoters sold unregistered investmentHow legally sound are your investments in China?US Investors Expand Foreign Security HoldingsIndia battles to be investor friendly with series of legislative billsPomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders of Ener1, Inc. of Upcoming Deadline - HEVENR Russia Invest SA announces 2011 half-year resultsView expressed to U.S. diplomats in line with party's policies: PinarayiYuan internationalization takes off in Hong KongCompania de Minas Buenaventura: Taking Advantage Of Gold's Global PresenceSEC examining mutual funds' use of derivativesThe Buy-Side Drags Its Feet On Regulatory-Driven InvestmentsSEC Seeks Comment on Mutual Funds' Derivatives UseTriangle Capital Corporation Closes Over-Allotment Option in Connection With ...Life Insurance Settlement Association Reaffirms Support of Efforts by State ...

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Nigeria: Corruption's Nation's Main Problem, Says US Ambassador
AllAfrica.comAugust 18, 2011

"We know that Nigeria has the potential to attract billions of dollars of Foreign Direct Investment, as long as there is a solid commitment to the rule of law and the sanctity of commercial contracts," he said. The envoy noted with regret that Nigeria ...more »

SA adopts 'economic diplomacy' as FDI tumbles
Business DayAugust 18, 2011

"SA realises competition for meaningful FDI is going to get more intense rather than easier as FDI no longer simply gravitates to SA," says Trade Law Centre economist for southern Africa Eckart Naumann . Multinational companies are increasingly ...more »

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Solar Flare-out
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

Such investments were all the better, Mr. Obama said at a visit to the plant last spring, because "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra." You know, "green jobs." Lots of venture capital companies bought into the ...more »

Irvine festival promoters sold unregistered investment
OCRegisterAugust 31, 2011

The organizers of a Labor Day weekend music festival in Irvine may have run afoul of state law with an unusual financing scheme: signing up investors using boiler-room style phone calls. Billed as a “new music experience in Orange ...more »

How legally sound are your investments in China?
FinanceAsiaAugust 31, 2011

In China, the VIE structure can provide a framework to gain access to industries in which direct foreign investment is restricted or prohibited, and it has been used in other industries as well. Not directly. The structure has been in use for some time ...more »

US Investors Expand Foreign Security Holdings
NASDAQAugust 31, 2011

-US investors added to their holdings of foreign securities last year, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. -The largest amount of holdings by country continued to be led by the United Kingdom, followed by Canada and Japan. ...more »

India battles to be investor friendly with series of legislative bills
The NationalAugust 31, 2011

Investments will be subject to a ceiling of $25bn. Mutual funds The government approved foreign investments in equity and debt schemes in the mutual funds sector, which will be subject to a ceiling of $10bn. Insurance The government is expected to ...more »

Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders of Ener1, Inc. of Upcoming Deadline - HEV
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

In 2009 and 2010, Ener1 made separate investments in electric-vehicle manufacturer Think Global, AS and its majority owner Think Holdings, AS. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period defendants made false and/or misleading statements ...more »

ENR Russia Invest SA announces 2011 half-year results
Reuters (press release)August 31, 2011

This should provide ENR with some flexibility when considering new potential investments. Mr. Urs Maurer-Lambrou has also joined the board of directors. He is a Swiss based attorney at law, specializing in corporate and securities law and has extensive ...more »

View expressed to U.S. diplomats in line with party's policies: Pinarayi
The HinduAugust 31, 2011

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said that views conveyed by party leaders including him to the United States diplomats on foreign investments a few years ago complied with the party's programmes and policies. ...more »

Yuan internationalization takes off in Hong Kong
Reuters Blogs (blog)August 31, 2011

Rocked by ongoing inflationary pressure, credit concerns and volatile equities markets, businesses are banking on yuan-denominated bond issuances to boost their capital base. Last month, Australia's Agincourt Capital Management LLC issued A$500 million ...more »

Compania de Minas Buenaventura: Taking Advantage Of Gold's Global Presence
Seeking AlphaAugust 31, 2011

Buenaventura will continue to grow through new investments in projects regardless of this tax law. Buenaventura has several attractive equity investments such as the 43.65% stake in the Yanacocha site shared with Newmont. Announced in July 2011, ...more »

SEC examining mutual funds' use of derivatives
ReutersAugust 31, 2011

The fear is that funds can use derivatives to potentially exceed borrowing rules and risk limits, while technically complying with the letter of the law. The SEC's interest in derivatives use by investment companies predates the 2007-2009 financial ...more »

The Buy-Side Drags Its Feet On Regulatory-Driven Investments
Advanced TradingAugust 31, 2011

As of July 1, 2011, only 38 of the projected 400 Dodd-Frank rules had been written, according to law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. A progress report produced by the firm showed that as the one-year anniversary of the law approached, 104 rulemaking ...more »

SEC Seeks Comment on Mutual Funds' Derivatives Use
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

Derivatives are financial contracts whose value is tied to some other financial instrument or asset, and they didn't exist when the law governing mutual funds and other investment companies took effect in 1940. Therefore, requirements the law imposes ...more »

Triangle Capital Corporation Closes Over-Allotment Option in Connection With ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Triangle is required to comply with a series of regulatory requirements under the 1940 Act as well as applicable NYSE, federal and state laws and regulations. Triangle has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company under the Internal ...more »

Life Insurance Settlement Association Reaffirms Support of Efforts by State ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

LISA is a long-time proponent of laws that allow policyholders the opportunity to receive the highest value possible for their life policies, and to protect consumers and investors in life settlements from scams by perpetrators of fraud. ...more »

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