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  • LONDON, Sept 21- Hedge funds continued to pare short positions in U.S. crude oil last week even as the previous short-covering rally ran out of steam. Hedge funds and other money managers reduced their gross short position in the main NYMEX U.S. crude futures and options contract by 14.5 million barrels in the week ended Sept. 15. Hedge funds have reduced their gross...

  • BEIJING, Sept 21- China will expand Britain's Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor quota based on market demand, the two countries said in a statement distributed at a briefing in Beijing on Monday. Britain said it welcomed the simplification of the RQFII and Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme, according to a joint UK- China...

  • Rick Rieder, chief investment officer of global fixed income at BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager with $4.7 trillion in assets under management, told Reuters: "I had thought that investment-grade credit had very limited value for the past few years, but some of these spread levels are very attractive right now." The Fed's wary global view due to...

  • Fed's growth warning hits European, U.S. stocks. NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters)- Stocks on major markets slipped on Friday and bond prices rose, pushing yields sharply lower, after the U.S. "Investors are wrestling with how concerned they should be regarding global growth," said Jeremy Zirin, chief equity strategist at UBS Wealth Management in New York.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- A hedge fund that has for years used courts to secure better debt repayment terms from Argentina has accumulated Ukraine sovereign bonds and formed a group seeking improvements to a recent debt workout, a source with knowledge of the matter said. A restructuring deal agreed in August allows Ukraine to cut principal repayments on its bonds by 20...

  • CORRECTED- ANDY HALL'S OIL-FOCUSED COMMODITIES FUND HAS $2.8 BLN IN TOTAL ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT AT END-AUG, UNCHANGED FROM JULY.

  • ANDY HALL'S OIL-FOCUSED COMMODITIES FUND HAS $1.7 BLN IN ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT AT END-AUG, VS $2.8 BLN AT END-JULY-LETTER.

  • HEDGE FUND AURELIUS HAS ACCUMULATED UKRAINE DEBT, SEEKS BETTER RESTRUCTURING TERMS FOR SEPT/ OCT 2015 BONDS- SOURCE.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- A hedge fund that has for years used courts to secure better debt repayment terms from Argentina has accumulated Ukraine sovereign bonds and formed a group seeking improvements to a recent debt workout, a source with knowledge of the matter said. A restructuring deal agreed in August allows Ukraine to cut principal repayments on its bonds by 20...

  • *Fed holds rates at near-zero. Sept 18- U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Friday after the Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates exacerbated worries about the health of the global economy. "Investors are wrestling with how concerned they should be regarding global growth," said Jeremy Zirin, chief equity strategist at UBS Wealth Management.

  • *Fed holds rates at near-zero. Sept 18- Wall Street was set to open lower on Friday after the Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates exacerbated worries about the health of the global economy. "Investors are wrestling with how concerned they should be regarding global growth," said Jeremy Zirin, chief equity strategist at UBS Wealth Management.

  • BEIJING, Sept 18- China will increase France's Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor quota "when appropriate," the two countries said in a document distributed at a briefing in Beijing on Friday. France said it welcomed the recent completion of a new quota process and "looks forward" to the prompt finalization of pending processes, according to the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Jeffrey Gundlach, the widely followed investor who oversees DoubleLine Capital, said on Thursday the biggest surprise from the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to keep rates unchanged was policymakers' focus on recent global economic and financial developments. Gundlach, whose Los Angeles- based DoubleLine Capital had $76 billion in assets...

  • BOSTON, Sept 17- There will be no champagne corks popping in the $2.7 trillion U.S. money-market fund industry. An interest rate increase would have boosted money fund yields while allowing money fund providers such as Fidelity Investments, JPMorgan Chase& Co Inc, BlackRock Inc and Federated Investors Inc to boost fees. Prime institutional funds had $986...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- A hedge fund manager in Moscow claims he never possessed or traded on inside information from an alleged scheme to hack into networks that distribute corporate news releases, according to a court filing late Wednesday. Amaryan runs Moscow and London- based investment management firms Copperstone Alpha Fund, Copperstone Capital and Ocean...

  • *Cablevision jumps after Altice deal. Sept 17- Wall Street was little changed in early trading on Thursday, with investors reluctant to trade aggressively ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision later in the day. The Fed will announce the outcome of its policy meeting and release its latest economic projections at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a news...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 17- Just as China shows that its domestic stock market can be something of a one-way street-- investors can put money in, but not take money out- the biggest mutual fund company, Vanguard Group, is moving ahead with plans to expose more mom-and-pop investors to the country's heavily restricted exchanges. With the Shanghai stock exchange down by...

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan Post Holdings Co and its two financial units have begun dispatching 10 teams on an overseas road show to drum up interest among institutional investors for their $11.6 billion initial public offering, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Japan Post Holdings will eventually send four teams, including one headed by President Taizo...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 17- China's banking regulators must "leave no stone unturned" rooting out illegal activity, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday, intensifying a campaign against graft launched by President Xi Jinping. "In the past half year Huarong, Great Wall, Dongfang, Xinda, four other asset management companies, and China...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Wednesday that U.S. U.S. two-year note yields hit 0.82 percent on Wednesday, the highest since April 2011. Gundlach, whose Los Angeles- based DoubleLine Capital had $76 billion in assets under management as of June 30, also said the junk bond market should be watched closely after the...