Foreign Investments. Legal news and articles for March 31 - 31, 2012

George Osborne wants to tap into a world awash with moneyMinnesota Battle Over Israeli BondsChange in laws could erode some of big boxes' unfair advantageRAKIA Promotes Stronger UAE-Swiss Trade Relations at OSEC ForumRAKIA Promotes Stronger UAE-Swiss Trade Relations at OSEC ForumKansas House blocks debate over gambling lawsJobs on a wing and a prayerM&As to fuel investmentsDocuments: Lupas enticed victims by claiming investments were tied to drilling ...Investments turn ideas into new jobsFraud squadWhat does it take for Tanzania to benefit from foreign investments?Retroactive state law lets GOP chairman's brother off hook for $2.4 millionRetroactive state law lets GOP chairman's brother off hook for $2.4 millionPro/con: Will investment in infrastructure boost economic recovery?

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Insight: "Rock star" scholars a risk for Islamic finance
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

By Anjuli Davies and Mirna Sleiman | LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Decades of parsing turgid legal documents have not dampened the enthusiasm of octogenarian Islamic scholar Sheikh Hussein Hamed Hassan. He gets agitated as he searches for a paper among ...more »

What asset managers should know about 'toxic' securities
Pensions & InvestmentsMarch 1, 2012

Many, we suspect, will not act to realize the potential value in them before the impending expiration of limitations periods — in particular, the important six-year window for fraud and misrepresentation claims under New York common law.more »

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George Osborne wants to tap into a world awash with money
The GuardianMarch 31, 2012

The chancellor's recent budget speech championed the sale of key public assets and relied heavily on foreign investment as a spur for growth. The health service is going to be slowly privatised and this week the government set a target date of autumn ...more »

Minnesota Battle Over Israeli Bonds
Consortium NewsMarch 31, 2012

A legal fight is underway in Minnesota over the state's investment in Israeli bonds that are used to support settlements and other Israeli actions in the West Bank deemed illegal under international law. Sylvia Schwarz, a plaintiff in the lawsuit, ...more »

Change in laws could erode some of big boxes' unfair advantage
Hi-Desert StarMarch 31, 2012

There is no evidence that big is better, yet plenty of evidence that the Morongo Basin would profit with a resurgence of small businesses. We need revised investment laws to allow small businesses to have as much opportunity as large corporations.more »

RAKIA Promotes Stronger UAE-Swiss Trade Relations at OSEC Forum
MarketWatch (press release)March 31, 2012

“Forums like these present ample opportunities for strengthening ties with Swiss businessmen as we relay the advantages of business ventures in Ras Al-Khaimah. The boundless ease of business formation, coupled with business friendly policies and a ...more »

RAKIA Promotes Stronger UAE-Swiss Trade Relations at OSEC Forum
SunHerald.comMarch 31, 2012

... Ras Al-Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA), the government entity responsible for attracting investments to its free and industrial zones through a complete range of solutions to local and foreign investors, recently co-sponsored the 'Forum for ...more »

Kansas House blocks debate over gambling laws
Kansas.comMarch 31, 2012

Doug Gatewood, a Columbus Democrat, have sought to make changes in the law lowering the minimum investment required for constructing a casino in Cherokee or Crawford counties. Republican House and Senate leaders, along with GOP Gov.more »

Jobs on a wing and a prayer
The Daily TelegraphMarch 31, 2012

Australia has pretty tough rules when it comes to the foreign ownership of our airlines - rules I support. They make good sense. At the moment there is the Qantas Sales Act, the Air Navigation Act and the Foreign Investment Review Board, ...more »

M&As to fuel investments
VietNamNet BridgeMarch 31, 2012

A research team for the annual M&A Vietnam Forum, to take place in June with Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) the organiser, puts Vietnam's foreign-related M&A activities and prospects in 2012 under the microscope. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions ...more »

Documents: Lupas enticed victims by claiming investments were tied to drilling ...
Scranton Times-TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Mr. Lupas, who faces federal mail fraud charges in connection with an alleged multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme, promised the three investors a 7 percent return on their investment of between $50000 and $75000 if oil and gas were found on land in Bear ...more »

Investments turn ideas into new jobs
The ColoradoanMarch 31, 2012

One solution is "crowdfunding," which allows small businesses to accept small investments from friends and neighbors who see promise in their new idea or product. As odd as it might seem, federal law has prevented small investors from backing a ...more »

Fraud squad
Winnipeg Free PressMarch 31, 2012

The director of private wealth management education at the institute and former forensic economist says no one tip is a "silver bullet" to ferret out a fraudulent investment. But investors who find a potential venture raises one or two red flags should ...more »

What does it take for Tanzania to benefit from foreign investments?
The Citizen DailyMarch 31, 2012

You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +255 754 653 740 Among the current issues of debate globally and in Tanzania is the benefits that host economies can benefit from foreign direct investments (FDIs). The literature is full of long litanies of FDI ...more »

Retroactive state law lets GOP chairman's brother off hook for $2.4 million
Detroit Free PressMarch 31, 2012

The law Snyder signed Thursday, which says a lender can recover only the real estate offered as collateral when a certain type of commercial loan goes into default, is unusual because it is retroactive, to the benefit of Schostak's brother.more »

Retroactive state law lets GOP chairman's brother off hook for $2.4 million
Detroit Free PressMarch 31, 2012

By Paul Egan LANSING -- Wells Fargo bank will file a court challenge to a new state law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder that overturned a $2.4-million judgment against the brother and business partner of Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak, ...more »

Pro/con: Will investment in infrastructure boost economic recovery?
Duluth News TribuneMarch 31, 2012

The unemployment rate when it became law in February 2009 was 8.1 percent. In February 2012, it was 8.3 percent. But there are things our government can do to help the economy turn itself around. -- The administration and Congress should recognize that ...more »

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