Archive for the 'Finance' Category

Nasdaq plans $40 million payout for Facebook losses ( video)

Posted on June 7 2012 by CNN / IM

Nasdaq said Wednesday that it plans to spend $40 million to compensate trading firms for losses caused by glitches that delayed Facebook’s debut. Firms would be eligible to receive $13.7 million of that in cash, with the remainder coming from reduced trading fees over the next six months, according to a Nasdaq statement. Post-Facebook IPO […]

Asian stocks fall as slowdown fears grow

Posted on June 5 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Asian markets tumble sharply amid disappointing US jobs data and weak economic conditions in Europe. Most world markets have fallen in the wake of last week’s disappointing US jobs data and weak economic conditions in Europe and Asia. Major Asian stocks tumbled on Monday as investors shunned the stocks fearing that a global recession was […]

Kekayaan Miliarder Dunia Terpapras 24,4 Miliar Dollar AS

Posted on June 3 2012 by Kps/ IM

Kekayaan milik miliarder dunia sepanjang pekan lalu tergerus hingga 24,4 miliar dollar AS. Berdasarkan data Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Sheldon Adelson menderita kerugian terbesar senilai 2,2 miliar dollar AS. Penyebabnya, harga saham Las Vegas Sands Corp miliknya anjlok 10,3 persen selama pekan lalu. Selain itu, Jumat (1/6/2012), pendapatan kasino perjudian Makau hanya naik 7,3 persen di […]

Facebook closes lower once again

Posted on June 1 2012 by Jkt Post

After a brief reprieve in morning trading, Facebook’s stock once again closed lower on Wednesday, nearly $10 below its initial public offering price. Shares of Facebook Inc. dropped 65 cents, or 2.3 percent, to close at $28.19. It’s the third consecutive trading day the stock has dropped from the previous close. It got some relief […]

Wealth Strategies: HSBC likes debt of Indonesia, Uruguay (video)

Posted on May 23 2012 by Reuters / IM

HSBC’s Christian Deseglise says emerging market fundamentals are improving even as the developed world’s economy struggles and likes the debt in regions like Indonesia, Uruguay and the Philippines.     This post was submitted by Reuters / IM.

New York penthouse sells for a record $90 million ( video)

Posted on May 21 2012 by Les Christie / CNN

An unnamed buyer paid more than $90 million for a Midtown Manhattan penthouse, the highest price ever paid for a New York apartment, according to the building’s developer. The seller, the Extell Development Co., had been asking $98.5 million for the 10,923 square-foot condominium. Gary Barnett, Extell’s president, wouldn’t confirm the exact price the condominium […]

Ini 40 Negara Pemilik Emas Terbesar Dunia

Posted on May 21 2012 by Erlangga Djumena /Kps

Emas masih menjadi salah satu aset terbaik sebagai cadangan devisa suatu negara. Perannya sangat besar karena memiliki tren harga naik secara jangka panjang. Memang, tahun ini performa emas sulit ditebak. Dari yang tiba-tiba melesat ke atas, bisa juga tiba-tiba dibanting ke bawah. Akan tetapi, hal itu tak mempengaruhi negara untuk mengubah portofolio cadangan dalam bentuk […]

Facebook trading sets record IPO volume

Posted on May 19 2012 by CNN / IM

Facebook’s stock market debut finally came and went — but for all the breathless hype, shares ended right near their offering price. On Thursday night, Facebook (FB) set its final IPO price at $38 a share. When the stock began trading at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, the first trade came in at $42.05 per share – a […]

Los Angeles among most financially distressed areas in U.S.

Posted on May 17 2012 by LA Times

Angelenos are in some of the worst financial distress in the U.S., with the region’s households facing below average credit, housing and employment figures. A nationwide index measuring the financial health of the average U.S. household is currently at 69.9, a hair under the stable 70 level, according to a report from nonprofit credit counseling agency CredAbility. […]

Home prices lowest since 2002 (video)

Posted on April 25 2012 by CNN / IM

Home prices hit new post-bubble lows in February, according to a report out Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 cities recorded a decline of 3.5% from 12 months earlier. Home prices have not been this low since November 2002. Nine [housing markets] hit post-bubble lows,” said David Blitzer, spokesman for S&P. Those nine markets include […]

10 Perusahaan RI di Daftar 2000 Raksasa Dunia

Posted on April 22 2012 by Arinto Tri Wibowo, Nur Farida Ahniar, Iwan Kurniawan, Syahid Lati / V V

Enam di antaranya adalah Badan Usaha Milik Negara (BUMN) dan sisanya perusahaan swasta. Tahun ini, majalah ekonomi terkemuka dunia, Forbes, kembali merilis daftar 2.000 perusahaan raksasa dunia. Total pendapatan 2.000 korporasi dunia itu mencapai US$36 triliun, tumbuh 12 persen dibandingkan tahun lalu. Laba yang diperoleh mencapai US$2,64 triliun atau naik 11 persen. Total aset 2.000 perusahaan tersebut […]

Mengapa China Borong Surat Utang AS

Posted on April 19 2012 by Renne R.A Kawilarang / V V

China kini menguasai 26 persen kepemilikan asing atas obligasi AS. China menambah kepemilikan surat utang AS dalam dua bulan berturut-turut sejak awal tahun ini. Bagi AS, naiknya minat China atas surat utangnya itu sangat penting demi membantu pembiayaan anggaran negara, yang tahun ini kembali bakal defisit lebih dari US$1 triliun. Menurut stasiun berita BBC, mengutip data […]

Asia Tumbuh Tinggi, di Mana Posisi RI

Posted on April 12 2012 by Arinto Tri Wibowo, Iwan Kurniawan, Syahid Latif, Nina Rahayu / V V

Pada 2050, Indonesia bakal menduduki posisi keempat di dunia. Pemulihan ekonomi Eropa masih tak menentu. Situasi itu bisa berdampak bagi pertumbuhan ekonomi global. Tak terkecuali Asia, termasuk Indonesia. Namun, laporan Bank Pembangunan Asia (ADB) bertajuk Asian Development Outlook 2012 menunjukkan rata-rata pertumbuhan ekonomi di kawasan Asia masih akan meningkat. Bahkan, kembali melesat pada 2013. Pemicunya, dukungan konsumsi […]

Dollar falls after jobs data disappoint

Posted on April 9 2012 by Reuters

The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Friday after lower-than-expected U.S. jobs figures bolstered views the Federal Reserve could yet ease policy further to boost the economy, though thin holiday trading exacerbated currency moves. The dollar reversed early gains against the euro after data showed U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 120,000 […]

Bintang Indiana Jones Untung Besar Jualan Properti

Posted on April 8 2012 by PR / IM

KALIFORNIA, .- Berperan sebagai pemburu harta karun dalam film “Indiana Jones”, Harrison Ford (69) juga menerima harta karun berlimpah saat menjual satu bangunan properti miliknya di Brentwood, Kalifornia, AS. Bangunan yang dia beli seharga 1 juta dolar AS (Rp 9,2 miliar) pada tahun 1983, kini terjual seharga 8,295 juta dolar AS atau Rp 75,4 miliar […]

The KaChing! Dynasty ( video)

Posted on April 7 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

China will soon be home to half the world’s billionaires, so can the superrich help the superpower stay in the box seat? The Chinese economy is booming at a blistering pace. It is driven largely by the Fudai: the superrich who call the superpower home. Many are just in their forties. From building 30-storey towers […]

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