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Adidas shares jump on report of hedge fund activism
By Reuters
09/17/2014 4:42:36 PM ET

MUNICH (Reuters) - The share price of sportswear maker Adidas jumped on Wednesday [Sept. 17] on a report that a group of hedge funds is seeking to buy a stake to pressure management to make sweeping changes, although one of the funds dismissed this.
N.Y. says Barclays' move to toss fraud case should be denied
By Reuters
09/17/2014 2:58:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—The New York attorney general on Tuesday [Sept. 16] rebutted Barclays Plc's motion to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging fraud in how it ran a private trading platform, calling the arguments in the petition "misguided" and "disingenuous.
European banking job numbers drop a further 21,000 in first half
By Reuters
09/16/2014 3:39:42 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The banking sector's long and painful restructuring accounted for a further 1.2 percent fall in staff numbers at Europe's biggest lenders in the first half of the year, data compiled by Reuters shows, with little prospect of an upturn any time soon.
Growing foreign fund influence a risk for emerging markets: BIS
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:29:59 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behavior that can exacerbate asset price fluctuations, a BIS report said on Sunday [Sept. 14].
Investigators turn bankers into informants in forex probe: report
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:24:36 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—U.S. investigators have turned several bank employees into informants to gather evidence against some of their colleagues in the probe of possible manipulation of currency markets, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Good corporate governance leads to higher stock gains: study
By Reuters
09/15/2014 12:18:09 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Good corporate governance and a focus on environmental and social issues by companies lead to higher share price performance, according to a new study released on Monday [Sept. 15].
Ackman's Pershing Square plans $2 billion Amsterdam fund listing
By Reuters
09/15/2014 11:12:00 AM ET

AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters)—Pershing Square Holdings, a fund managed by activist investor William Ackman, hopes to raise $2 billion from a listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the company said in a statement on Monday [Sept. 15].
Investors boost hedge fund holdings in August: data
By Reuters
09/12/2014 12:02:23 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund investors added more cash than they redeemed from the asset class in September, following performance gains during August, new data showed on Thursday [Sept. 11].
Argentina's Congress passes debt restructuring law with eye on next payment
By Reuters
09/11/2014 12:59:42 PM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated throughout. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina's Congress on Thursday [Sept. 11] passed a new bill designed to enable the government to resume debt payments to bondholders in defiance of a U.
U.S. judge holds off on Citi subpoena in Argentine bond case
By Reuters
09/10/2014 5:26:07 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. judge said on Wednesday [Sept. 10] he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup Inc. to comply with a subpoena seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.
Argentina says U.N. vote vindicates its debt fight against 'vultures'
By Reuters
09/10/2014 2:17:18 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—The Argentine government said Wednesday [Sept. 10] that its refusal to repay a group of U.S. hedge funds that stand to profit on the country's defaulted debt was vindicated by the United Nations' support for a multilateral plan handling bond restructurings.
UK lawmakers 'fed up' with 'obstructive' financial watchdog
By Reuters
09/09/2014 2:20:39 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—British lawmakers accused the country's financial watchdog on Tuesday [Sept. 9] of failing to volunteer details about how it operates and takes key decisions affecting millions of investors.
Retail hedge funds to raise $49 billion in next 12 months: survey
By Reuters
09/08/2014 11:53:57 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters)—Investors are expected to pump $49 billion into funds that mimic hedge fund strategies over the next year, to make so-called "liquid alternatives" the fastest growing part of the asset management industry, according to a new survey. That would mark a 44 percent jump in the amount of money brought in by these funds in the last year, according to the survey of almost 300 hedge fund managers and investors overseeing $6.
Argentina says 'many creditors' want to swap into local law debt
By Reuters
09/05/2014 4:56:45 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Many investors are interested in swapping global Argentine bonds for paper governed by local law, the government said on Friday [Sept. 5], a day after the Senate approved the proposed debt exchange as a way to circumvent U.
Argentine Senate approves debt swap plan in defiance of U.S. courts
By Reuters
09/04/2014 11:45:24 AM ET

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated throughout. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina's Senate on Thursday [Sept. 4] passed a bill aimed at circumventing U.
Ex-SocGen trader Kerviel given a 'get out of jail' pass
By Reuters
09/04/2014 11:19:34 AM ET

PARIS (Reuters)—The French trader Jérôme Kerviel, who was sentenced in May to three years in jail over trading that lost his bank billions of euros, won a court battle that will allow him to leave prison on Monday [Sept. 8] as long as he respects home curfew rules, his lawyer said.
Argentina proposes France as bond payment jurisdiction
By Reuters
09/03/2014 3:23:39 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina's Senate on Wednesday [Sept. 3] began debating a bill designed to sidestep U.S. court rulings that led to the South American country's July debt default, including an amendment to add France as a jurisdiction for making bond payments.
Argentina to appeal U.S. judge's order calling bond payment illegal
By Reuters
09/02/2014 12:07:23 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Argentina said on Friday [Aug. 29] it would appeal a U.S. judge's decision declaring a $539 million payment the country deposited with Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
U.S. judge sets hearing in Argentina bond case over Citi subpoena
By Reuters
09/02/2014 11:55:52 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—A U.S. judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings on Friday [Aug.
Argentina says must settle with all holdout investors together
By Reuters
08/27/2014 3:10:10 PM ET

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters)—Argentina's government on Wednesday [Aug. 27] ruled out further piecemeal debt negotiations with a small group of U.S. hedge funds and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders who rejected past restructuring agreements as a single group.






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