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African Resilience! Private Equity in Africa proves its mettle

by Hogan Lovells on

Despite numerous economic, political and regulatory challenges faced by investors, Private equity in South Africa appears to continue to deliver long term sustainable returns for its stakeholders and has outperformed major...more

Venture Capitalists and Immigration Proponents Likely Disappointed by USCIS Proposed Entrepreneurial Parolee Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: USCIS proposes a regulation to grant special “parole” entry to certain foreign entrepreneurs backed by venture capitalists and angel investors. The rule is long and complicated, while the benefit granted...more

Russia’s New Advanced Development Territories Law: Far East Focus

by Morgan Lewis on

An initiative to spur investment in this underdeveloped region. Amid the ongoing loud noise surrounding the situation in Ukraine (and in Syria) and the related sanctions and counter-sanctions, a new Russian development...more

US China Trade War — Stock Market Crash, Presidential Trade Politics, Trade Policy, Customs, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Chinese stock market crash and world- wide effect on stock markets around the World has created a crisis with day to day developments. The World Stock market crash stated on August 24, 2015 and went through to August...more

EB-5 Project Finance–Investor Visa Option - Creative Financing for U.S. Developers and Businesses

by Carlton Fields on

In recent years, developers seeking to raise capital have taken a keen interest in the EB-5 regional center investor visa program. Regional centers are entities designed to use immigrant investor capital to promote economic...more

Investing in Georgia: Economic Development Newsletter - June 2014

by King & Spalding on

Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find: - A recap of the recent primary elections in Georgia, and a peek at the upcoming run-offs Analysis...more

Michigan Becomes Second State Approved EB-5 Regional Center

The State of Michigan announced last week that it received approval by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to operate a government run EB-5 regional center. The regional center will be the second state-run...more

Quarterly Investment Update - 1st Quater 2014

by Perkins Coie on

Stock Market Commentary - The S&P 500's strong close on the final day of March accounted for nearly half of the first quarter return of 1.8%. Markets withstood a number of challenges, including a frigid winter, a...more

Argentina: New Investment Promotion Regime for the Production of Shale Oil and Gas

by King & Spalding on

Unconventional hydrocarbons are today's trending topic in the oil and gas business. The U.S. shale boom, which is boosting the country's economy, makes one wonder if the U.S. experience with unconventional hydrocarbons can be...more

Economic and Fiscal Impact of “Line Jumpers”

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

In This Presentation: - What’s a “Line Jumper”? - Today’s Example - Jobs - Capital Investment - Construction Impact - Fiscal Impacts from Construction - Employment Impacts...more

Corruption And Economic Development

by Michael Volkov on

Sometimes what we think is obvious is really not so obvious. Sometimes bold conclusions mask nuances or difficult issues. ...more

Increasing profits help Qatar prepare for large-scale projects

by K&L Gates LLP on

This report was first published in "Islamic Finance news Volume 10 Issue 19" dated 15.05.13 - Many banks in Qatar are now enjoying strong government support and steady loan growth in their home market. This comfort is...more

Investing In Georgia: Economic Development Newsletter - April 2013

by King & Spalding on

Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find: - A report from two key leaders of the Georgia General Assembly regarding the recently concluded...more

Oregon “New Markets Tax Credit” Program: Businesses in Low-Income Areas Should Act Quickly to Take Advantage of Current Financing...

by Lane Powell PC on

The Oregon Low Income Community Jobs Initiative, commonly known as the Oregon New Markets Tax Credit (“NMTC”) program, is a financing tool that can provide an additional $500,000 or more of net benefits to qualifying business...more

California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results Reveal Tension Between Developer Sentiment...

by Allen Matkins on

Industry sentiment for the office sector three years out, while still optimistic, shifted downward from six months ago. This, however, may reflect developers' concerns over the looming fiscal cliff, as the survey was taken in...more

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