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08/20/2018 04:31 PM
With record in view, ageing U.S. bull market may still be frisky
Why settle for nine-and-a-half years when you can do an even 10 or better? That’s the thinking of a lot of investors measuring whether a historically long run in U.S. stocks still has legs.


08/20/2018 02:51 PM
Bull market beliefs - Stock experts differ on market cycles
As Wall Street prepares on Wednesday to celebrate the current U.S. bull stock market becoming the longest in history, some investors are keeping corks in their champagne bottles.


08/20/2018 09:47 AM
Greece set to exit bailout, still faces daunting challenges
Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on Aug. 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures.


08/20/2018 09:47 AM
For Greece's austerity-hit elderly, bailout 'will never end'
With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer's market in his working-class Athens neighbourhood for anything he can afford.


08/20/2018 09:47 AM
As Greek bailout draws to close, central Athens square still bears scars
Christos Papageorgiou has seen the kiosk he owns trashed, slept inside it with a fire extinguisher beside him and developed asthma from the teargas that rained down on Athens's Syntagma Square during fierce protests against austerity.


08/14/2018 02:11 PM
Hardcore hedge fund bulls say Iran sanctions may see oil at $150
Clouds are gathering over the outlook for the oil market, as trade tensions and rising crude supply threaten to swamp demand growth, but some of the world's most prominent energy investors are convinced the price will return to record highs.


08/06/2018 05:01 PM
New commodity funds seek to lure wary investors after giants falter
New commodity funds springing up to bet on inflation are battling for buy-in from investors still wary of past underperformance and a raft of big-name closures in the sector.


08/01/2018 10:22 AM
Hedge fund Man Group shares bounce after assets rise in first half
Shares in British hedge fund firm Man Group rose more than 5 percent on Wednesday after it generated higher returns from fees and saw assets under management climb by 4.2 percent in the first half.


08/01/2018 09:32 AM
FCA issues warning on 'alternative' CFDs
Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Wednesday it would keep a closer eye on firms selling high-risk and speculative investments to retail clients following recent actions by its European peer to supervise sales of contracts for difference (CFDs).


08/01/2018 07:41 AM
Banks say UK finance exports underscore need for good Brexit deal
Britain's exports of financial services to the European Union hit a record high last year, highlighting the need for the City to preserve access to the bloc after Brexit, industry officials said on Tuesday.


07/31/2018 12:28 PM
European funds raise U.S. stocks, cut EMs on trade war fears
European fund managers raised their U.S. equity holdings to the highest level in at least five years in July, but they slashed their emerging-market stocks exposure, worried about the impact of a full-blown trade war.


07/31/2018 12:27 PM
Funds lift U.S. stocks to highest allocation in more than three years
Global investors increased their U.S. equity holdings to the highest in more than three years in July, but trade conflict between the United States and China encouraged them to trim their exposure to emerging-markets stocks.


07/30/2018 01:23 PM
Commentary: Hedge funds extend record short positions across U.S. bond curve
Struggling for returns this year, hedge funds are throwing caution to the wind, building up record bets on higher U.S. Treasury yields across the curve and increasingly large bets on a stronger dollar.


07/27/2018 11:59 AM
Sell long-in-the-tooth FAANGs, build up BRICs, say analysts
Investors poured $600 million (458.10 million pounds) in to U.S. technology stocks in the week leading up to poor results from Facebook , according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) analysts, urging clients to sell the sector on signs inflows have reached bubble territory.


07/26/2018 10:16 AM
John Menzies bows to investor pressure with sale of media unit, shares rise
John Menzies Plc is selling its newspaper distribution business to private equity firm Endless LLP, buckling to long-time pressure from top investors, as it focuses on its aviation business.


07/26/2018 10:14 AM
Schroders first-half asset inflows lag some forecasts, shares fall
Tepid inflows of client cash took the shine off forecast-beating first-half pretax profit for Schroders , sending shares in the British asset and wealth manager lower on Thursday.


07/26/2018 09:47 AM
What bubble? China's record-breaking venture capitalists charge ahead
China's venture capital scene has been on fire this year and a record-breaking run to unicorn status by a Chinese coffee startup suggests it is not cooling yet.


07/25/2018 09:41 AM
Net inflows lift assets of British wealth managers Rathbones, Brewin
British wealth managers Rathbone Brothers and Brewin Dolphin reported rises in their respective total assets on Wednesday, driven by net inflows of new client money.


07/25/2018 09:40 AM
Italy bond rout showed the perils of relying on risk models - study
Italy's recent bond market rout illustrates how popular risk- management models traders use can underestimate the impact of volatility in markets, according to research by a Bank of England official.


07/24/2018 12:12 PM
Hammerson to exit retail parks as shareholder pressure builds
British shopping centre operator Hammerson aims to exit its out-of-town retail parks business as part an overhaul to calm shareholder unrest following its failed takeover of rival Intu Properties .

 

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