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Hedge funds target France as short-selling bans lifted

A cluster of big name hedge funds have started betting against French companies, moving in after the lifting of a short-selling ban imposed earlier this year to calm financial markets, an analysis of regulatory filings showed.

Column: Hedge funds build large bullish position in WTI

Hedge funds and other money managers continued to accumulate bullish positions in crude oil and its products last week but almost all buying remains concentrated in WTI, with little evidence of optimism in other futures contracts.

Did hedge funds score on masks and sanitizer? Not so much

What would seem like a sure win for elite investors - early bets on companies racing to make face masks, hand sanitizer and other coronavirus-related protective products - turned out to be a relatively unpopular strategy and one with surprisingly mixed results.

Column: Hedge fund oil bulls switch to buying Brent

Hedge funds continued to buy petroleum last week, extending a six-week buying cycle on expectations that the oil industry has now moved through the worst point in the crisis brought on by the volume war and pandemic.

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Indian economy slows in March quarter, with worst to come

India's economy grew at 3.1% in the January-March quarter, its slowest pace in at least eight years, and the situation is expected to worsen rapidly, putting pressure on the government and central bank for additional stimulus and a rate cut.