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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

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 11, 2008.
Economic Growth In US And Sub-Saharan Africa Allay 2015 Recession Fears

By IBTimes AU

Growth prospects in the developed countries as well as some emerging markets look promising. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, GDP, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, NIGERIA

Singapore Merlion
Singapore and EU To Seal FTA Soon: President Visits UK To Attract More Investment

By IBTimes AU

Singapore as a business friendly city state offers huge potential for investments. (Oct 23)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, LONDON

A Visitor Holds A New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone At The Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 Event Ahead Of The IFA Electronics Show In Berlin
Galaxy Note 4: Best Big-Screen Phone, Says Samsung; Analysts Believe Note 4 Unlikely To Beat iPhone 6 Plus [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has recently been released in the U.S. However, it is a litmus test for the company to see if Note 4 can change its declining profits. (Oct 22)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, SILVER, ANDROID

A doctor checks a miner, rescued from a gold mine affected by a landslide
Medibank IPO Seeks To Raise $4.8B Capital, Biggest Share Launch In Asia For 2014

By IBTimes AU

Medibank Private, the largest health insurer in Australia, is targeting to raise $4.8 billion fresh capital with its initial public offering (IPO). (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: GOLDMAN SACHS, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, NEW YORK, TELSTRA

Singapore Merlion
5 Cities With The Highest Cost Of Living In 2014

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Before you start moving to these countries, you might want to stop and think again. (Oct 20)

MORE TOPICS: GDP, AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, JAPAN, LONDON

'Suits’ Season 4 Spoilers: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Troian Bellisario To Play Mike Ross' Old Flame

By IBTimes AU

The real life couple Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario are set to star opposite each other in an episode of "Suits" Season 4. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

A pair of Adelie penguins are pictured at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica
Australia Unveils Big Funding Plans For Antarctica Research

By IBTimes AU

It is a strategic step with big returns in the pipeline after potential partners like China have evinced the desire for cooperation. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a news conference
Australia To Offer Permanent Residency Visa For Super Rich Investors From July Next Year

By IBTimes AU

Australia has brilliantly packaged its investment incentives by linking huge investments with residency visas. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Most Appalling Brands Named And Shamed – Choice Shonky Awards 2014

By IBTimes AU

Choice is out with its Hall of Shame for 2014. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, MANUFACTURING, AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Speaks During The Launch Of A Student Mobility Program
Australia’s FTA With China May Be Signed In November: Agri, Coal Sectors To Gain

By IBTimes AU

Australian agriculture sector is hopeful of high returns from the proposed free trade deal with China. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, AUSTRALIA, G20, TONY ABBOTT