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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

Suits RECAP Season 4 Episode 6: Mike’s Downfall, Rachel’s Kiss, Harvey Picks Mike in Litt the Hell Up [SPOILERS]

By IBTimes AU

Mike Ross made a deal with a devil, Charles Frostman, and has now ended up in the list of unemployed people. He almost won the takeover battle and then lost the war and his job. And, he is likely to lose Rachel, as well, in the next episode. (6:02 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SEC, LAWYER

MasterChef U.S. Season 5 Recap: Episode 9 The Fourth Mystery Box Challenge Using Alaskan King Salmon, Elise Gets Eliminated! [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"MasterChef U.S." Season 5, episode 9 aired on Monday, July 21, 2014. It featured the fourth Mystery Box Challenge wherein the Top 13 contestants had to make delicious dishes using Alaskan king salmon. (2:55 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, AUSTRALIA, ADVERTISING, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, LOS ANGELES

Alibaba
Alibaba Okays Yahoo Request to Sell 140 Million Shares Via IPO, 68 Million to Be Sold to Shareholders

By IBTimes AU

Yahoo!, which owns a 24% stake in Alibaba, said that the Chinese e-commerce giant that is launching an initial public offering (IPO) sometime in August has agreed to the tech firm's request to reduce the maximum number of shares it sells in the ... (11:30 am)

MORE TOPICS: ADVERTISING, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard as monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and members of a Malaysian air crash investigation team inspect the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of
Embattled Malaysia Airlines Could Run Out of Cash 2015; Diverts Plane Over Another War Zone After MH17 Crash

By IBTimes AU

A restructuring plan meant to be announced in 2015 to save the embattled Malaysia Airlines could be already revealed this August. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER, UNITED AIRLINES, UKRAINE, LONDON

New Zealand Dollar Notes
New Zealand's Largest Snack Food Company Bought for NZ$700 Million

By IBTimes AU

The largest snack food company in New Zealand is sold to the Philippines' Universal Robina Corporation (URC) for NZ$700 million or US$609 million. Griffins, owned by Pacific Equity Partners which is a private equity fund manager in Australia, will be paid NZ$100 immediately. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CHINA, HSBC, THAILAND

Malaysian Airlines Jet
Malaysian Airlines Ukraine Tragedy Hits Asian Stock Markets

By IBTimes AU

Only Shanghai gained 0.17 per cent or 3.48 points to 2,059.07 over the weekend at the close of bourses in the Asian market, while most of the major stock exchange in the region logged losses after the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a missile and crashed on Thursday. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, WELLS FARGO, RETAIL, UKRAINE, NEW JERSEY, MANAGEMENT

Qantas
Parliament Passes Changes to Qantas Sale Act, Flag Carrier Will Remain Majority Australian Owned

By IBTimes AU

The two houses of Australia's Parliament have passed on Friday legislation that would ease foreign ownership restrictions on flag carrier Qantas. However, the airline would still remain 51 per cent or majority owned by Australia. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, QANTAS, LONDON

People stand near part of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777
Last Nail on MH: Analyst Says Malaysian Airlines Has Weak Chances of Getting Out of Financial Rut as Tragedy Strikes 2nd Time in 4 Months

By IBTimes AU

Even before Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared mysteriously on March 8, 2014, the embattled air carrier was already struggling financially. The incident worsened the airline's financial standing as passengers, scared by what happened, can... (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, FTSE, DISASTERS

iPhone 6
3 Killer Features for iPhone 6 Release Date: 1810mAh Ultra-Thin Battery, 13MP Camera & Sapphire Display

By IBTimes AU

Apple will surely stuff the iPhone 6 on its release date, tentatively set on September 19 2014, with the expected killer handset features and three of them got fresh backings on the road to reality. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, MANUFACTURING, SONY

Pedestrians walk past a David Jones department store in central Melbourne in this September 24, 2009 file photo. South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trum
Court Approves $2.2B Sale of David Jones to South Africa’s Woolworths

By IBTimes AU

The Sydney Federal Court approved on Thursday the $2.2 billion sale of Australian department store David Jones to Woolworths Holdings of South Africa. The go signal came after shareholders of the second-largest department store in the country approved the sale on Monday. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RETAIL, SOUTH AFRICA, WOOLWORTHS