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Investment

Investment is putting money into something with the hope of profit. More specifically, investment is the commitment of money or capital to the purchase of financial instruments or other assets so as to gain profitable returns in the form of interest, income (dividends), or appreciation (capital gains) of the value of the instrument. It is related to saving or deferring consumption. Investment is involved in many areas of the economy, such as business management and finance no matter for households, firms, or governments. An investment involves the choice by an individual or an organization, such as a pension fund, after some analysis or thought, to place or lend money in a vehicle, instrument or asset, such as property, commodity, stock, bond, financial derivatives (e.g. futures or options), or the foreign asset denominated in foreign currency, that has certain level of risk and provides the possibility of generating returns over a period of time.

Headlines Around the Web

Oil ministry opposes IOC selloff

Jan 09 - The Times of India

‘IOC, EIL disinvestment in January’

Jan 08 - The Times of India

States join rush to clear projects

Jan 07 - The Times of India

Old Mutual appoints two women to board

Jan 07 - Financial Times

Optimism among CFOs hits three-year high

Jan 06 - Financial Times

Articles About Investment

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured) during their joint statements after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi December 11, 2014. Modi told Putin on Thursday that Russia will
Putin Blames Russian Central Bank For Rouble Decline, Admits Lack Of Plan To Fix Economy

By IBTimes AU

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Russians that the country's economy would eventually recover, he admitted on Thursday in a news conference that he has no solution yet for the worsening crisis following the drastic decline of the rouble. (5:17 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, VOLKSWAGEN, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, STORM, UKRAINE

New Zealand Dollar
New Zealand's Economy Soaring High As Kiwi Moves Close to Parity With Australian Dollar

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's economy is growing faster than expected with the Kiwi moving closer to parity with the Australian currency. (1:49 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, GDP, AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA-JAPAN
Tariff Cuts Underway With Japan-Australia Economic Partnership

By IBTimes AU

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership paves the way for significant tariff cuts (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA

Sami Dia, an evacuee from Lebanon, displays his passport as Canadian passport holders fleeing the conflict in Lebanon arrive at the port of Mersin in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city July 21, 2006
Canada Updates Millionaire Visa Scheme, Needs 50 Wealthy Immigrants

By IBTimes AU

Canada is looking for 50 wealthy immigrants to test its new Immigrant Investor Venture Capital pilot program. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, LAWYER

Singer Shakira arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 18, 2014.   REUTERS/L.E. Baskow
Shakira Pushes For Everyone’s Commitment Towards Early Childhood Education As She Joins President Obama In ‘Invest In Us’ Campaign

By IBTimes AU

Shakira lent her voice to support President Barack Obama's campaign towards early childhood education. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, WHITE HOUSE

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province June 22, 2013. Picture taken June 22, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily
BC Thumbs Up Controversial Hydroelectric Dam, First Nations Vow To Go To Court

By IBTimes AU

British Columbia has approved the construction of a C$8.78 billion ($7.55 billion) hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

Afghanistan
Revealed: Pentagon’s ‘Imprudent Spending’ On Afghans Gem Industry

By IBTimes AU

Pentagon had sent Afghan jewellers to expensive travels abroad. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, INDIA, AGING

An oil field is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. Brent crude hit a new four-year low on Wednesday before recovering to just under $85 a barrel, as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply.
Oil Prices May Be Dragging Global Stock Markets Down

By IBTimes AU

Very high oil prices may be bad for the global economy, but too low prices of the commodity may also negatively impact markets. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: FTSE, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, OPEC

An aircraft flies overhead as a person rummages for recyclables at a garbage dumpsite in Paranaque city, metro Manila June 8, 2014. The United Nations declared "Small Islands and Climate Change" the theme of 2014 World Environment Day, with the
New Zealand's Regional Routes May Get A New Air Line Service: Former Player Plans To Get Into The Sector With A New Airline

By IBTimes AU

The exit of Air New Zealand from some of the rural routes will be a market opportunity for new players. (Dec 17)

Jordan Kessler, (R ) son of trader Glenn Kessler, (L) uses his father's mobile phone and badge on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 28, 2014. Traders traditionally bring their children to work for the half day of trading on the Friday afte
Hoax Alert: High School Senior Mohammed Islam Didn’t Earn $72M From Stock Market

By IBTimes AU

It's the end of the year, a busy season for doomsayers and hoaxers. This explains why everyone is talking either about World War 3 to be initiated by Russia or writing hoax articles. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, NEW YORK