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Top hedge funds flocked to Allergan amid bid backed by Ackman
By Reuters
08/15/2014 3:40:26 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters)—Billionaire investor William Ackman, who often says he is flattered when others follow him into a stock he likes, was joined by several prominent hedge funds that made new bets on takeover target Allergan Inc. during the second quarter.
Paulson sticks with gold bets again in second quarter
By Reuters
08/14/2014 5:30:32 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters)—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 sharply boosted his investment in gold mining stocks.
Europe

Opportunities emerge on credit sell-off
By Reuters
08/15/2014 5:13:31 PM ET

LONDON (IFR)—The recent sell-off in European credit markets has provided a swathe of arbitrage opportunities for investors looking to use the correction as an entry point, but some analysts are advising against jumping back into cash bonds just yet. While credit spreads widened across the board, the sell-off was particularly pronounced in the high-yield space as the iTraxx Crossover index pushed out to 299bp on August 8 - its widest level since mid-March.
Small holding could trigger big acceleration on Argentina bonds
By Reuters
08/14/2014 5:24:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (IFR)—Owning just $25 million of bonds may be all it takes to accelerate payments on $30 billion of Argentina's restructured debt, if holders of a particularly small series of New York-law Pars decide to pull the trigger. Among all the bonds eligible to be accelerated, one Par in particular – the U.
Asia/Australia

Small holding could trigger big acceleration on Argentina bonds
By Reuters
08/14/2014 5:24:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (IFR)—Owning just $25 million of bonds may be all it takes to accelerate payments on $30 billion of Argentina's restructured debt, if holders of a particularly small series of New York-law Pars decide to pull the trigger. Among all the bonds eligible to be accelerated, one Par in particular – the U.
Acceleration threatens to make Argentina holdout crisis messier
By Reuters
08/13/2014 11:40:52 AM ET

NEW YORK (IFR)—Holdout investors' legal battle with the Argentine sovereign could get a lot messier should holders of newly defaulted debt decide to declare principal and interest immediately due. The move, known as acceleration, could push Argentina into a new restructuring on up to $30 billion in debt and significantly complicate efforts to put its decade-long debt woes to rest.
International

Small holding could trigger big acceleration on Argentina bonds
By Reuters
08/14/2014 5:24:19 PM ET

NEW YORK (IFR)—Owning just $25 million of bonds may be all it takes to accelerate payments on $30 billion of Argentina's restructured debt, if holders of a particularly small series of New York-law Pars decide to pull the trigger. Among all the bonds eligible to be accelerated, one Par in particular – the U.
Acceleration threatens to make Argentina holdout crisis messier
By Reuters
08/13/2014 11:40:52 AM ET

NEW YORK (IFR)—Holdout investors' legal battle with the Argentine sovereign could get a lot messier should holders of newly defaulted debt decide to declare principal and interest immediately due. The move, known as acceleration, could push Argentina into a new restructuring on up to $30 billion in debt and significantly complicate efforts to put its decade-long debt woes to rest.






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