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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

People look at a Jetstar aircraft from a viewing gallery at Singapore's Changi Airport February 10, 2009. The low cost airlines world conference will be held in Singapore on Wednesday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
Airlinew News: Jetstar Japan Receives Much Needed A$114M Funding Boost From Qantas, Japan Airlines

By IBTimes AU

Qantas and joint venture partner Japan Airlines will be injecting A$114 million ($97 million) into Jetstar Japan. (11:28 pm)


A French farmer drives his combine as he harvests wheat in a field in Oisy-le-Verger, near Douai, northern France, July 18, 2014. Western Europe is heading towards a hefty wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that a large share of it will fai
New Zealand's Business Opportunities In Various Sectors Highlighted: SBN Report Identifies 65 Business Segments

By IBTimes AU

The report has showed SBN's grasp on the real strengths of New Zealand's resources and economy. (11:05 pm)

A view of skyrise buildings in Manila's Makati financial district May 3, 2013. Standard
While Asian Property Markets Are Cooling, 92% Of Philippine Real Estate Agents & Brokers Are Positive About Next 12 Months

By IBTimes AU

Cooling measures put in place by some Asian government such as Hong Kong and Singapore had displaced demand for real estate in the region. Because of the significant impact of the measures on transaction volumes, market experts foresee some of those ... (8:30 pm)


Men watch the stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in central Sydney April 21, 2009. Australian stocks fell 2.6 percent on Tuesday, led down by banks and miners, on fresh concerns about the earnings outlook for domestic companies and a
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon November 27, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares finished slightly higher on Thursday, adding to yesterday's 1.1 per cent surge. The ASX 200 Index closed a touch above the 5400pt level. This makes it three days of gains this week and takes the improvements over the past four days to 1.8 per cent. (Nov 27)


Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the markets open in New York November 7, 2014.
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 27, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market is improving for the second day and is trading around its best level in more than a week. The ASX 200 is up 0.1 per cent and remains slightly above the key 5400pt level. This follows a 1.1 per cent surge posted on Wednesday. (Nov 27)


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‘Person Of Interest' Season 4 Recap: Episode 9 'The Devil You Know' Aired On Nov. 25, 2014, Dominic And The Brotherhood Went After Elias [WATCH VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

The “POI” team dealt with Dominic, The Brotherhood, Elias, Samaritan and Martine Rousseau. (Nov 26)

A man is reflected as he walks past the Australian Securities Exchange building in central Sydney April 8, 2011. Singapore Exchange Ltd has terminated its $8 billion bid for Australia's ASX Ltd after the Australian government formally rejected the offer o
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday November 26, 2014

By Comsec

The market volatility that has been a recent staple for local shares continued on Wednesday. The ASX 200 opened with a gain of 4 points before rallying to an improvement of 56 points at the morning highs. Thereafter the index consolidated within sight of the best levels of the day. (Nov 26)


Pacquiao vs. Algieri weigh-in in Macau
Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Betting Odds: American Knockout Of Filipino Pays $10,000 From A $100 Bet

By IBTimes AU

A complete list of the sports betting odds available for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Macau (Nov 22)

CF-18 Hornet fighter jets depart from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, October 21, 2014, in this Royal Canadian Air Force handout photo provided on October 22, 2014. The jets are part of the Canadian Armed Forces? contribution to coalition assistance to securit
Western Victory Vs ISIS Still Years Away; Canada Conducts 2nd Airstrike

By IBTimes AU

It is still too early to claim victory over the ISIS, a retired U.S. general said. (Nov 20)


Visitors enjoy beer during their visit to the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich September 28, 2014. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital for the Oktoberfest, which runs until October 5. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Germany, Not U.S., Is The World’s Favorite Country; UK, Canada, Australia Maintain Top 10 Spots

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. has lost the prime spot of being the world's favourite country to Germany, no thanks to Russia and Egypt which heavily tested its commitment to global peace and security. (Nov 19)