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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

The sun rises behind the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch, May 18, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
Tech Bubble Rising? Greenlight's David Ernhorn Sees Second Bubble in 15 Years Amid Facebook, Twitter Slump

By IBTimes AU

Greenlight Capital's David Ernhorn has declared in his fund's quarterly investor letter that he sees another tech bubble coming possibly in 15 years. In a CNBC report, Mr Ernhorn wrote that "there is a clear consensus" of the coming of a second tech bubble. (6:59 pm)

MORE TOPICS: LEHMAN BROTHERS, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

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WhatsApp User-base Breaches Record 500 Million Mark; Indians Form the Biggest Chunk

By IBTimes IN

Popular messenger service, WhatsApp recently acquired by Facebook has breached the 500 million user base mark on Tuesday (22 April). (5:15 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, INDIA, MEXICO, MICROSOFT, BLACKBERRY

Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss
Gold Hovers Near 2-1/2 Month Lows on Firm Equities, Fund Outflows

By Reuters

Gold was steady but near its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday, with stronger equities denting the metal's safe-haven appeal and outflows from bullion funds showing weak investor appetite. (2:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, EXISTING HOME SALES, MANUFACTURING, ELECTIONS

China IPO Promised Land Turns to Desert as Regulator Review Stokes Confusion
China IPO Promised Land Turns to Desert as Regulator Review Stokes Confusion

By Reuters

Dozens of Chinese companies have abandoned plans to list in the mainland this year, as confusion reigns among executives, bankers and investors over an opaque regulatory review that's clouding what was touted as a banner year for new stock debuts. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, RETAIL, SECURITIES LAW

Reliance Q4 Sales Rise, Refining Margin Narrows
Reliance Q4 Sales Rise, Refining Margin Narrows

By Reuters

Energy company Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) posted nearly flat fourth-quarter profits, in line with estimates, as a slimmer margin in its oil refining business offset higher revenue. (Apr 19)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, TELECOMS, INDIA, BP PLC

Milky Way to Be Explored w/ Au’s $13 Million Instrument

By IBTimes AU

Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane launched a $13 million instrument to aid Au in its exploration of the Milky Way (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

‘Suits’ Season 4 Spoilers: Who is Mike’s Donna in New Season?

By IBTimes AU

When" Suits" returns for Season 4, Mike Ross will be working as an investment banker in Jonathan Sidwell's firm. He will be working in a new office, with new colleagues. And, Mike will have his own executive secretary. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD

Australia's ASX outshines Asian indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/16/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket closed above 5400pts, partly boosted by a slightly better than expected Chinese economic growth. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) jumped 0.6 per cent to 5412.6. On Monday the local market sank to three-week lows. Volume has been subdued due to public holidays. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, COPPER

Infosys says Staff Exodus a worry after Q4 Profits Beat Estimates

By Reuters

Staff left India's second largest IT services exporterInfosys Ltd (INFY.NS) at an unprecedented pace in the last quarter, worrying its management and raising investors' concerns about its ability to win lucrative contracts even as it posted a higher-than-expected net profit for the period. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, INFOSYS, WIPRO, OUTSOURCING, LONDON

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Parker Song/Pool
Will Australia Bow Down? China Wants Labour Importation Part of Free Trade Agreement

By IBTimes AU

Australia's definitely eager to clinch a free trade agreement with China, the world's second-largest economy. But will it bow down to the demands of the other Asian and bigger country? China wants the free trade agreement to include provisi... (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT