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Risk-averse UK investors slash equity holdings in August

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LONDON - British investment managers slashed their equity holdings in August and bumped up their bets on bonds as heightened global tensions prompted a move away from risky assets, a poll showed.

Major banks' first-half commodity revenue climbs 21 pct

LONDON - Commodities revenue at the top 10 investment banks climbed by about a fifth in the first half of the year as a cold winter boosted business in U.S. power and gas and some investors returned to the sector, a consultancy said.

28 Aug 2014

The incredible shrinking Bund yield - going, going ... gone?

LONDON - Benchmark 10-year German government borrowing costs have never been lower, and while the prospect of them dwindling to zero and even below is highly unlikely, it is no longer inconceivable.

26 Aug 2014

Funds could face market curbs after lobbying backfires

LONDON - Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by global regulators than planned after their intense lobbying against a first proposal backfired, industry sources and G20 officials said.

21 Aug 2014

Stock traders seek edge in pre-market twilight zone

LONDON - On most weekday mornings over the past year, Paris-based financial trader David Sibi has turned on a computer program designed to try and beat the U.S. stock market before it even opens.

20 Aug 2014

ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone economy but hesitant to move forward with new stimulus until measures it loaded in June have ignited.

19 Aug 2014

Paulson holds onto gold ETF, Soros adds gold miners in quarter

NEW YORK - Hedge fund Paulson & Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, in the second quarter, while Soros Fund Management LLC sharply boosted his investment in gold mining stocks.

15 Aug 2014

Investors raise hedge fund bets in August

LONDON - Investor interest in hedge funds rose in August as they added more cash than they redeemed, even as performance dipped during July, data showed on Tuesday.

13 Aug 2014

Hedge funds eye a profit from European bank research retreat

LONDON - As Europe's big investment banks and brokerages scale back their research efforts, particularly towards small and mid-sized companies, some hedge funds and other specialist players spy an opportunity.

04 Aug 2014

Man Group inflows slow, profit margins narrow

LONDON - Hedge fund manager Man Group Plc reported a sharp fall in net inflows in the second quarter on Friday and its chief executive said he was cautious on the outlook for the rest of the year, attracting a mixed reaction from analysts.

04 Aug 2014

TPG strikes biggest Sri Lanka buyout deal with $113 mln Union Bank buy

COLOMBO/HONG KONG - TPG Capital Management LP has agreed to buy a majority stake in Sri Lanka's Union Bank of Colombo PLC (UBC) for $113 million in the country's biggest buyout deal.

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Factory activity expands at slower clip in August

BANGALORE - Factory growth eased in August from July's 17-month record pace as new orders came in at a slower clip, a business survey showed on Monday.

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