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What is Activist Investing?

What is Activist Investing?

Carl Icahn, unhappy with the $13.65 buyout target proposed by Michael Dell and his partnering private…

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M&A 2011 Activity: An Overview

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2011 did not live up to the optimistic expectations that were set at the start of the year. Overall, total M&A volume in 2011 remained fairly flat with $2.27 trillion compared to 2010’s $2.19 trillion. A major…

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Apple and Google: This Century’s Coke and Pepsi

[media-credit name="Tarpon WordPress" align="alignright" width="300"][/media-credit]Apple TV, rumoured to be released later this year, spearheads the next generation of home entertainment
Got a question? Google it! Find an addicting song or funny video? Put it on your iPod.  There is no question that Apple…

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Risks and Rewards of Investing in a Progressive Russia

This past month there have been massive protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin, with demonstrators furious over alleged election fraud. Aside from these recent events, Putin has never experienced major opposition towards his rein, which is partially explained by the fact that Russia’s economy grew significantly since he took…

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Embrace the Year of the Bear

[media-credit name="greekshares.com" align="alignright" width="300"][/media-credit]Unstable markets around the globe point to a turbulent recovery in 2012
It seems the sovereign debt situation does not come with an evident solution. Most Eurozone economies have suffered a marked slowdown in growth due to the acceleration…

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Political Pressures Shut India’s Doors to Wal-Mart

In the second half of November, the Indian government announced an agreement to make several market reforms aiming to expand foreign direct investment (FDI) in the subcontinent’s nearly $400 billion retail sector. The changes would have allowed single-brand foreign firms such as Nike or Adidas to assume a…

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