If youre like me, youve played variations of the What if...? game. What would you do if you won the lottery? (Give some money to family, pay off the mortgage and invest the rest, thanks for asking.)What job would you do if money was no object?;where in the world would you most like to live? or what car would you buy?.

Among a certain set -those of us who are a little more boring, perhaps - a more useful question is regularly asked: Which company would you most like to own?

There are some wonderful companies. But with very few (if any) exceptions, you dont want to pay just any price. So for most of us, theres a list of companies wed love to own, if we were given the (reasonablypriced) chance.

And hence, the watchlist is born. It is, as the name somewhat unimaginatively implies, a list of companies you dont own, but youre keeping an eye on. It might not seem exciting, I grant you, but stick with me.



The SEC contends Quiros misused some $200 million in investor money and improperly diverted about $50 million for his personal use. The money came from foreign investors in the federal EB-5 visa program, which allows permanent US residency for those who finance projects that create a certain number of jobs.

The SEC is seeking an injunction barring Quiros from operating companies related to the Jay Peak projects, which would be taken over by a court-appointed receiver. The SEC also has frozen most of Quiros assets.

Gordon told US District Judge Darrin P. Gayles that the SEC has no case because Quiros did not make any misrepresentations on offering documents for investors and that investors were told money paid to one of his entities could essentially be used for any purpose Quiros wanted.

lsquo;lsquo;Why wouldnt he? Its his money, Gordon said. lsquo;lsquo;There was disclosure. Any investor who didnt believe this agreement did not have to invest money.

Gayles, who set a second day of testimony for Tuesday, said there may have been important points that were not said to investors in the documents about how their money could be used. Gayles has not said when he will rule.

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India has invited Egyptian businesses to invest in the country saying the two sides enjoying very strong political and cultural ties should now work out ways to enhance two-way investments and trade.

India and Egypt have been very strong and old partners in politics and culture. Today it is the world of economics and so I believe that it is very necessary for us to work more closely in the economic field to increase investments in both ways, said Indias Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya on the sidelines of an economic seminar entitled Make in India organised here yesterday as part of the two-week cultural festival India by the Nile.

The seminar construes the flagship programme Make in India which aims to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub of innovative, low cost, eco friendly and zero defect products and to develop synergies with Egyptian industry.

Today we receive the largest amount of investments anywhere in the world and thats because of the systems that had been created, he added.

India launched the Make in India programme in 2014, which quickly became a rallying cry for Indias innumerable stakeholders and partners.

It was a powerful, galvanising call to action the entrepreneurs and business leaders, and an invitation to potential partners and investors around the world.

Most importantly, it represents a complete change of the Indian Governments mindset - a shift from issuing authority to business partner, in keeping with the tenet of Red Tapism to Red Carpet.

For business the most important thing is that people must make profit. But I define profit in a broader sets. So, profit is making money and making relationships. I believe that India and Egypt as two very ancient civilizations are ideally placed to make this broader concept of profit realizable because when you invest money you must get your return of course but you have much more to do when it is between two great countries like India and Egypt, Bhattacharyya said.

Our investments in Egypt have been from that perspective, which is why our investments are all long term investments, Bhattacharyya added.

We are trying to bring about structure reforms in the manner in which licensing is done and in many cases there is no need for license. We have a very large pool of skilled people, engineers and doctors, people skilled in management who can operates the investments that are coming, he added.

India-Egypt trade and investment made a significant headway in the last few years, despite the weakening of the global economy and declining trade. The bilateral trade grew 60 per cent over the last five years touching almost USD 5 billion.

India is Egypts third largest destination of exports.

Over 50 Indian companies are investing in Egypt with USD 3 billion and providing employment to 35,000 Egyptians.



NASHUA - Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess has sponsored a resolution aimed at reinvesting the citys estimated $500,000 windfall from the Clocktower Place Apartments into riverfront improvements, with an eye toward attracting more waterfront development and drawing residents to new amenities.

It seems to me it makes sense to devote this unexpected revenue to riverwalk enhancements so we can encourage more riverfront development, the mayor told aldermen Tuesday when he presented his bill to create a special fund to invest the $500,000.

The proposed resolution, R-16-029, would establish an expendable trust fund to finance improvements to the citys riverwalk.

The unexpected cash comes following a promise by Clocktower Housing Associates Partnership to give the city at least $500,000 in exchange for the city allowing the owner of the Millyard apartment complex to restructure its debt. The city obtained two federal housing loans on behalf of the developers, which were used to help subsidize the conversion of the former mill into housing roughly three decades ago. The $500,000 will become available to the city once the refinancing deal closes on June 30.

Im proposing we use this $500,000 of unexpected revenue ... for the purposes of further enhancing the riverwalk or waterfront, Donchess explained.

If we re-invest money that we derive from these projects into the very valuable asset that we have - that is, the Nashua River - I think in the long run we could stimulate more revenues, he added.

The mayor offered examples of the types of projects the money could help stimulate.

We are looking at the Millyard and areas around it to try to bring (in) residential development. But there are other areas east of Main Street where residential development could occur, Donchess said.

He said that could include large but unused industrial buildings on Spruce and East Pearl streets.

If we could enhance the Riverwalk that goes from the end of Spruce Street downriver to the library and potentially around the old former Telegraph building, we could create a very attractive amenity not only for developers, but also for people who live there, Donchess said.

Aldermen referred the bill to committee for review.

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