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  • HONG KONG, March 25- When little-known Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi Dache needed $15 million to grow its business two years ago, a local upstart investment bank stepped in to help it raise the funds from social networking giant Tencent Holdings Ltd.. Didi tapped Bao to put together the deal, sidestepping Wall Street heavyweights like Goldman Sachs and Morgan...

  • A fix for jobless vets? Make them entrepreneurs Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

    Post-9/11 veterans struggle as their unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent, versus 5.5 percent for the general population.

  • Higher capital standards important, but ...   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Higher capital standards important: Liesman

    Fmr Rep. Barney Frank joins CNBC's Steve Liesman to discuss stress tests, unemployment and capital.

  • TORONTO, March 12- Technology companies look set to supplant energy and mining firms as the driver of Canadian initial public offerings this year as global optimism about tech startups boosts valuations and spurs early investors to cash out. "In the next 12 to 24 months, you're going to finally see the most significant volume of Canadian tech IPOs you've seen in...

  • JUPITER, Florida, March 2- In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor, he described it as a "seminal moment," comparable to Walt Disney World's arrival in...

  • A consortium of banks, led by JPMorgan Chase& Co, had offered to finance the deal for Telesat's parent, New York- based Loral Space& Communications Inc, offering much more debt than regulators are comfortable with, the sources said. After discussions with regulators, however, JPMorgan revised its debt financing offer down, offering to lend an amount equal to closer...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest alternative asset manager, is raising its first energy-focused credit fund, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that private equity firms are seeing investment opportunities among distressed energy assets. GSO Capital Partners LP, Blackstone's credit investment arm, has...

  • ZURICH, Jan 14- Swiss mobile telecoms company Sunrise plans to raise around 1.35 billion Swiss francs in a stock market debut, potentially Switzerland's biggest flotation since 2006.. Switzerland's No.2 telecoms operator behind Swisscom said on Wednesday the move-- the latest planned capital raising in a lively start to 2015 for European equity markets--...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 16- Formation 8, the venture-capital firm known for backing virtual-reality company Oculus VR, said it was beefing up its Asian operations by adding a partner in Singapore, investor Joel Sng. By hiring Sng, Formation 8 hopes to stand out from the pack of U.S.-based venture capital firms by bringing more deals in Asia to Formation 8 portfolio...

  • Formation 8 raises $500 million for second venture fund Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    The fund, created by startup whiz kid Joe Lonsdale and colleagues Brian Koo and Jim Kim, specializes in technology companies with aspirations of doing business in Asia. Formation 8 uses connections in Asia to help companies in their portfolio, as it did with Oculus. Working with Formation 8 can help their U.S. portfolio companies gain the same entree to Asia they...

  • June business inventories up 0.4%   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    June business inventories up 0.4%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest economic data on business supplies.

  • Seeking capital expenditure   Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Seeking capital expenditure

    CNBC's Jeff Cox talks about capital expenditure and how this has been the missing link for the economy.

  • US business investment outlook looks robust: Pro   Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 6:10 PM ET
    U.S. business investment outlook looks robust: Pro

    Peter Redward, Principal, Redward Associates expects U.S. fiscal tightness to dissipate and says America is on the verge of a pick up in business investment.

  • The FDIC on Tuesday will propose a leverage rule requiring big banks to have common equity equal to at least 5 percent of their assets, sources tell CNBC.

  • Deutsche Bank Unveils Forecast-Beating Earnings Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank said it will beef up its balance sheet with a 2.8 billion euro capital increase and unveiled forecast-beating first-quarter earnings following a wave of aggressive cost cuts.

  • Banks Suffocated by Regulations: Expert   Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 6:34 AM ET
    Banks Suffocated by Regulations: Expert

    Bill Issac, Fifth Third Bancorp chairman, explains why he thinks banks should have "very high tangible equity" and a lot of "long-term and subordinated senior debt," that is "discipline" by the debt holders.

  • Japanese Techs Under Competitive Threat   Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 10:26 PM ET
    Japanese Techs Under Competitive Threat

    Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities says there will be more tech alliances between Japan & Korea and Japan & China.

  • Turkey Lures Asian Investors as It Looks East for Capital Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    When Turkish conglomerate Anadolu Holding put its 75-percent stake in Alternatifbank up for sale last year, a distant potential suitor from Asia took a close look at the business.

  • Franchising Trends for 2013 Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    Small business owner

    The number of franchise establishments grew in 2012, the first time since 2008, according to a report compiled by IHS Global Insight. But while more growth is forecast for 2013, cautious optimism is the dominant mood.

  • Hey Marketers, Quit Whining About Facebook Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
    Hey Marketers, Quit Whining About Facebook

    Jeff Dachis doesn’t want to hear your whining about Facebook — especially if you’re a corporate marketer who’s been using the social network to spew messages to anyone and everyone who has ever simply “liked” your brand.