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Investors dump higher oil bets as prices fall

LONDON - Hedge funds and other large speculators cut their bets on higher Brent crude oil and gasoil sharply in the week to July 22, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. said on Monday, following a big fall in prices.

Ex-Citi FX trading head Prasad readies macro hedge fund - sources

LONDON - Former global head of foreign exchange at Citigroup, Anil Prasad, is preparing to launch his own hedge fund in the first quarter of 2015, three sources familiar with the matter said.

29 Jul 2014

Ireland to give green light for hedge funds to lend

DUBLIN - Ireland, one of the biggest hubs for funds in Europe, will allow hedge funds based in the country to lend to companies under new rules drawn up by the central bank, the bank said.

28 Jul 2014

Argentine default in balance as government refuses to capitulate

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's unflinching poker face in the battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default for a second time in 12 years at the end of this month.

23 Jul 2014

U.S. panel says Barclays, Deutsche Bank helped funds avoid taxes

WASHINGTON - The head of a powerful U.S. Senate panel has accused Deutsche Bank and Barclays of helping hedge funds avoid taxes, calling for tougher action from the authorities.

22 Jul 2014

Old-school traders of physical oil teach hedge funds a lesson

LONDON - A near 10 percent drop in international oil prices since last month has taught a painful lesson to many hedge funds and other speculators in energy futures: you can ignore physical markets for only so long.

21 Jul 2014

Foreign hedge funds could lose as Europe tightens rules

LONDON - Europe's move to tighten regulation of the hedge fund industry could give home-grown funds an edge over foreign rivals, many of which are still trying to absorb the new rules on attracting investor cash.

21 Jul 2014

Hedge funds slash higher Brent oil bets 25 percent in price rout

LONDON - Hedge funds and other large speculators slashed their bets on higher Brent crude oil prices by almost 25 percent in the week to July 15, ICE said on Monday, as prices collapsed to their lowest in three months.

21 Jul 2014

Investors exit hedge funds at fastest pace in six months

LONDON - Investors pulled out money from hedge funds in June at the fastest pace in six months, part of their twice a year adjustments to portfolios, data showed on Friday.

14 Jul 2014

Rajaratnam acquittal shows indirect insider trading case challenge

NEW YORK - The acquittal on Tuesday of the younger brother of convicted hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam suggests prosecutors will have a tougher time pursuing people accused of trading on inside information they received indirectly.

11 Jul 2014

Murdoch says he cannot buy Tribune or LA Times

LOS ANGELES - Twenty-First Century Fox cannot buy publisher Tribune Co or its Los Angeles Times newspaper, Fox Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch wrote on Twitter on Friday, citing U.S. laws on media ownership.


Ranbaxy posts loss on provision for U.S. settlement

MUMBAI - Generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd posted a net loss for the quarter to end-June after making a provision related to "ongoing settlement discussions" with U.S. government authorities.

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