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Bill Gross surprised investors yesterday by announcing that he was leaving PIMCO, the firm he co-founded in 1971, to manage the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond fund. 496 more words

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1st Portfolio In The News

Sarah Max of Barron’s took on the merits of Morningstar’s star rating system this past weekend in her “Fund of Information” column.

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SAP to acquire Cleartrip backer Concur Technologies for $8.3B

German enterprise software major SAP has entered into an agreement to acquire Nasdaq-listed Concur Technologies Inc., a travel and expense management solutions firm co-founded by its Indian origin chief Steve Singh, for approximately $8.3 billion. 153 more words

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Persistent Systems acquires 4% stake in Altizon

Pune-based software product and technology company Persistent Systems Ltd said it has acquired a 4% stake in Pune-based start-up, Altizon Systems Pvt. Ltd, which is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). 91 more words

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$1bn for shoes!

Nope, it’s not rosy girlish issue about fashion IPO, it’s about possible opportunities for the company and high yield for investors like me.

Jimmy Choo may begin its initial public offering in London as soon as this month amid rising demand for designer footwear, planning to sell about 25% stake, the company has hired Bank of America to manage the sale and is seeking a valuation of about $1bn. 309 more words

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Implications of The Fed's“Status Quo” Interest-Rate Policy

Yesterday, after concluding its two-day meeting, the FOMC formally announced its current interest-rate policy. The current policy is known as ZIRP (zero interest-rate policy), and is essentially the same interest-rate policy the Fed has maintained since the depths of the Great Recession. 492 more words

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Wipro to invest in robotics, artificial intelligence

Wipro, the Bangalore-based information technology major, is trying to boost internal innovation. The country’s third largest IT services company has identified focus areas for initiatives in this regard and has also allocated budgets for these. 170 more words

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