Investment

Toys R Us … not dead yet

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer. After joining the parade of retailers that never recovered from the recession and radical changes in the way Americans … Continue reading Toys R Us … not dead yet

SPRING LAKE, N.C. | Florence sweeps away motel and family’s hard work, savings

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris. The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner’s family — even his father’s wheelchair. And it wiped out … Continue reading SPRING LAKE, N.C. | Florence sweeps away motel and family’s hard work, savings

BEIJING | China’s Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged $60 billion in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts to link the continent’s economic prospects to its own. Speaking to a gathering of African leaders in Beijing, Xi said the figure includes $15 billion in … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa

American IRA Urges Investors to ‘Be Quick’ With a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

ASHEVILLE, N.C./ AUGUST 31, 2018 (STL.News) “Be quick.” That was one of the major pieces of advice from legendary baseball Ted Williams, who told younger players that the keys to his astounding success were simply to watch the ball and to be quick. Now, Jim Hitt of American IRA is applying that same urgency in … Continue reading American IRA Urges Investors to ‘Be Quick’ With a Self-Directed Real Estate IRA

JOHANNESBURG | UK PM Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour in Cape Town

JOHANNESBURG — British Prime Minister Theresa May has started a three-nation visit to Africa in Cape Town, where she is to meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. In an effort to strengthen Britain’s economic relations with Africa, ahead of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union in March 2019, May will be visiting three of … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | UK PM Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour in Cape Town

TOKYO | Softbank earnings rise on investment fund gains

TOKYO  — Japanese technology company Softbank says its profits grew to 313.7 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in the latest quarter as it saw gains in its main investment fund. The results reported Monday represent a more than 50-fold increase in profits for the April to June quarter compared to the same period last year. Sales … Continue reading TOKYO | Softbank earnings rise on investment fund gains

Pre-Market Research Reports on REIT Stocks — Retail Opportunity Investments, Retail Properties of America, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, and Simon Property

NEW YORK/ July 19, 2018 (STL.News) — If you want a free Stock Review on ROIC, RPAI, RPT, and SPG sign up now at https://stocktraderreport.com/registration/. On Wednesday, key US indices were mixed as the NASDAQ Composite finished the trading session down 0.01%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.32% higher; and the S&P 500 was … Continue reading Pre-Market Research Reports on REIT Stocks — Retail Opportunity Investments, Retail Properties of America, Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, and Simon Property

Yardi Matrix: U.S. Multifamily Market Completes a Solid First Half

SANTA BARBARA, California/ July 17, 2018 (STL.News) — U.S. multifamily rents ended with a bang heading into the July Fourth holiday, with the average rent rising by $12 in June to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127 markets by Yardi® Matrix. (Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/676064/Yardi_Logo.jpg ) Rents grew by 2.1% in the … Continue reading Yardi Matrix: U.S. Multifamily Market Completes a Solid First Half