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  • Macquarie Raises Offer for Techem to $2 Billion Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 7:41 AM ET

    Australian bank Macquarie has raised its cash offer for German metering company Techem to 1.43 billion euros ($2 billion), 5.4 percent more than its previous bid.

  • KKR, Goldman Cancel Harman Buy for Lesser Investment Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 7:16 AM ET

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Goldman Sachs will cancel their $8 billion takeover for Harman International Industries, but will invest $400 million in convertible notes that the audio systems maker will use for a stock buyback, the companies said Monday.

  • A Feminine Affair Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:08 AM ET

    What do Nokia, Conocophillips and MacDonalds have in common? If you said they were leaders in their respective fields, you’d be right of course. But that is only half the story. All three are also considered by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), as ethical and socially responsible companies, worthy of investing in.

  • No Firesale of Cheyne Finance SIV Assets Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 5:33 AM ET

    Receivers Deloitte said an insolvency ruling made on Wednesday means there is no need for an immediate sale of assets in the structured investment vehicle (SIV) Cheyne Finance.

  • Pickens: $100-a-Barrel Oil on the Way Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 7:52 PM ET

    There's no end in sight for the rise in crude oil prices, according to BP Capital CEO Boone Pickens.

  • UK Hedge Funds Draw Up Code of Conduct Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    Britain's hedge funds plan to draw up the first voluntary code of conduct of the industry to increase transparency and improve risk controls, hoping to fending off calls for increased regulation, a senior hedge fund official told CNBC Europe.

  • Hedge-Fund Executives Push for Voluntary Code Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 8:13 AM ET

    A group of leading hedge fund executives on Wednesday published recommendations for voluntary standards on governance and disclosure to address criticisms regarding the opaqueness of the fast-growing industry.

  • Two More Shareholders Back Sallie on Offer: Report Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 6:55 AM ET

    Two Sallie Mae shareholders have indicated they stand behind the company in its effort to block a cut in the takeover price agreed to in April, the New York Post reported on its Web site on Friday.

  • An Appetizing Affair Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 7:04 AM ET

    Here's some food for thought -- has your marketing bill been on the rise of late? Is that loaf of bread or packet of pasta really that much more expensive and why so?  Most important of all, do you know that you can make money from the rising cost of food?  This week's A Fund Affair takes a look at a fund that invests in what you eat. 

  • Goldman in Talks to Buy C-BASS Loan Servicing Unit Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 6:57 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs Group, which recently said it saw opportunities in the beaten-down mortgage industry, is in talks to buy the subprime servicing business of Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization, people familiar with the situation said.

  • Credit Crunch May Spur Hedge Fund M&A Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 12:23 PM ET

    Smaller hedge fund firms hard hit by the current tighter credit conditions may be bought by larger, more traditional fund houses or may simply fold, law firm Eversheds told Reuters.

  • Australia's Basis Capital Fund Proposes Split: FT Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 10:57 PM ET

    Australian hedge fund Basis Capital has proposed splitting its surviving fund in two to save the business, which has been hit by its exposure to risky credit derivatives, the Financial Times newspaper reported.

  • Hedge Funds to Talk to Northern Rock: Report Sunday, 30 Sep 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    The British Treasury has given two U.S. hedge funds permission to start takeover talks with stricken British mortgage lender Northern Rock, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.

  • Will October Spook the Market? Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    October's normally the month to fear on Wall Street, but it'll be hard to top the scary volatility of the summer. A hefty economic calendar, the start of corporate earnings season, news from the mired housing market, and the continuing unwinding of the credit crunch will keep market volatility high this coming month.

  • Buffett May Consider Bear Stearns Stake Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett may be considering buying a minority stake in the nation's fifth-largest investment bank, according to a newspaper report.

  • Bear Stearns Jumps on Report of Buffett Talks Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    Bear Stearns shares soared on Wednesday on a report that several investors, including Warren Buffett, may buy part of the Wall Street investment bank.

  • SEC Charges Hedge Fund Manager with Fraud Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    The SEC said Alexander James Trabulse sent statements to investors in his Fahey Fund that inflated the fund's returns by as much as 200 percent.

  • Average Oil Price Seen Hitting Record Next Year Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 2:12 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Tight oil supplies, red-hot global demand and a weakening dollar will boost average oil prices to a record level next year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

  • Three Hedge Funds Plan Northern Rock Raid: Report Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | 11:43 PM ET
    Customers line up to enter a Northern Rock branch in Bromley, in south-east London, 14 September 2007.

    Three leading hedge funds are planning a break-up of beleaguered British bank Northern Rock, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.

  • Stocks, Housing And A 'Halo' Dominate Week Ahead Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    Like an orchestra tuning up, financial markets are trying to find the right pitch after the Fed's big rate move. The market moves have been dramatic, and for the time being, it's likely they'll continue that way.

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