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July 14, 2010

JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford has promised his family-run business will invest in the future despite announcing poor final-year sales for 2009.

JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford has promised his family-run business will invest in the future despite announcing poor final-year sales for 2009.

Amid the deepest ever recession in the global construction equipment industry, the UK-based manufacturing firm saw sales drop by a third to £1.35 billion last year but was able to increase profit before tax marginally to £29 million.

June 18, 2010

John Maynard Keynes, that most famous of economists, has received a lot of renewed coverage since the financial crisis as most governments have followed his proposal that when suffering a downturn, they should borrow and spend money to boost economic activity.

John Maynard Keynes, that most famous of economists, has received a lot of renewed coverage since the financial crisis as most governments have followed his proposal that when suffering a downturn, they should borrow and spend money to boost economic activity.

May 17, 2010

Lee Kun Hee, the second-generation chairman of Samsung Electronics, became South Korea’s richest man in terms of stock ownership after the listing of Samsung Life Insurance Co last week.

Lee Kun Hee, the second-generation chairman of Samsung Electronics, became South Korea's richest man in terms of stock ownership after the listing of Samsung Life Insurance Co last week.

Based on the closing price after the IPO, stocks owned by Lee were valued at $10.71 billion making him the country's richest man, according the Chaebul.com, a specialist website that collates information on the country's family-owned conglomerates.
 

March 5, 2010

When investing in emerging markets, which countries are the most attractive and which ones are best avoided? And, which is the best strategy to adopt – a direct and or indirect approach?

When investing in emerging markets, which countries are the most attractive and which ones are best avoided? And, which is the best strategy to adopt – a direct and or indirect approach?

March 5, 2010

Investors are ploughing billions into farmland acquisitions convinced that food prices and land values are being driven upwards. Is farming as lucrative an investment as some commentators suggest?

Investors are ploughing billions into farmland acquisitions convinced that food prices and land values are being driven upwards. Is farming as lucrative an investment as some commentators suggest?

January 21, 2010

The William Pears Group, the property and investment company owned by the UK-based Pears family, are set to co-invest with private equity group Blackstone and investment firm Cambridge Place to launch a new UK bank.

The William Pears Group, the property and investment company owned by the UK-based Pears family, are set to co-invest with private equity group Blackstone and investment firm Cambridge Place to launch a new UK bank.

The family has invested £50 million into the venture according to media reports today, although no family members were available to comment when the firm was contacted by www.campdenFB.com.

November 19, 2009

Despite presenting a range of variables to rival the riskiest asset class, the thoroughbred horse breeding and racing industry is an international business backed by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families, writes Paul Golden

Despite presenting a range of variables to rival the riskiest asset class, the thoroughbred horse breeding and racing industry is an international, multi-billion pound business backed by some of the world's wealthiest individuals and families.

December 18, 2008

Campden FB noted the potential of wine as an investment this summer, but it remains a newsworthy topic and worthwhile investment says James Moore.

The credit crunch presents an opportunity not only to stock a cellar but to make what could potentially be a very healthy long-term profit at a time when the prospects for many other investments vary from awkward to awful.

The winemaking community tends to throw its hands up in horror at the thought of people using its product as a vehicle for making money rather than savouring alongside a good meal.

September 18, 2008

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has given up a stake in his family’s LCF Rothschild Group to the Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation in 2007.

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has given up a stake in his family’s LCF Rothschild Group to the Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation in 2007.
 
The two companies have signed a long-term strategic investment and business cooperation agreement covering private banking and asset management businesses in their respective domestic markets and other strategic geographies.
 

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