George Soros


  • ANALYSIS-Euro strength here to stay, unless ECB steps in Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    *Money printing in U.S., Japan piles pressure on euro. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 16- Many of the factors driving the euro exchange rate to levels that have set off alarm. bells at the European Central Bank are unlikely to go away on.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 11- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing Herbalife Ltd, the nutrition and weight loss company that hedge fund manager William Ackman has called a pyramid scheme, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

  • The former Morgan Stanley economist is among the more moderate of the bearish voices that have called the' China crash' since the late 1990 s. Yet China has consistently defied the odds, projecting itself as a single-party-led export powerhouse with absolute hold over its financial system and a government with deep pockets.

  • Europe leads the way as global market listings leap Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    LONDON, March 31- Global initial public offerings almost doubled in value in the first quarter of 2014, Thomson Reuters data showed on Monday, with Europe leading the way thanks to a nascent economic recovery that lifted investors' confidence and stock markets. "There have been some fantastic deals," said Martin Thorneycroft, head of syndicate at Morgan Stanley.

  • LONDON, March 12- Billionaire financier George Soros said on Wednesday it would not be practical for an independent Scotland to keep the British pound, and warned a separate currency would be "potentially dangerous" as weak currencies can be attacked.

  • "Europe is about three years behind the United States. The recovery both in the macroeconomy and stock prices is lagging, that's why U.S. investors are coming in now, "said Joseph Oughourlian, CEO of London- based hedge fund Amber Capital.

  • *Commerzbank selling 4 bln euro portfolio of property loans. FRANKFURT/ MADRID, March 4- Banks such as Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan are teaming up with international funds to bid for a multi-billion-euro portfolio of Spanish property loans as the country's real estate market thaws, sources close to the process said.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Soros Fund Management, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched investors, trimmed its stakes in J.C. Penney and Herbalife late last year, marking a notable shift in course only months after buying into the companies.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Soros Fund Management, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched investors, exited J.C. Penney and trimmed its stake in Herbalife late last year, marking a notable shift in course only months after buying into the companies.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, in the fourth quarter, even as others exited when bullion prices posted their biggest annual loss in 32 years.

  • *Ackman raises questions about Herbalife distributors. Feb 3- Herbalife Ltd estimated fourth-quarter profit and sales above market forecasts on Monday, but investor William Ackman quickly struck back with claims about a former top Herbalife distributor, raising new questions about the company's sales practices.

  • Feb 3- Herbalife Ltd estimated fourth-quarter profit and sales above market forecasts, dealing a setback to investor William Ackman who has accused the nutrition and weight loss company of being a pyramid scheme and taken a big short position on the stock.

  • Feb 3- Nutrition and weight loss company Herbalife Ltd estimated fourth-quarter profit and sales above analysts' expectations, sending its up 4 percent in premarket trading.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • Voice for the world     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- After years of hiding under their desks, short sellers are re-emerging- slowly. Investors who make a living betting that stock prices will fall are happy to forget 2013: The S&P 500 gained nearly 30 percent while Credit Suisse's index of hedge funds with a dedicated short bias lost 25 percent.

  • Although Spanish builders including Sacyr and FCC have made progress on cleaning up their balance sheets and looking for business abroad, the domestic market property market they depend on is still in free fall.

  • *Spain needs foreign investment to secure jobs growth. Peru- based Grupo Santo Domingo pledged 100 million euros as part of a wider capital injection in Spanish property firm Colonial. "It's a logical phenomenon," said Enrique Quemada, head of Madrid- based M&A adviser ONEtoONE Capital Partners.

  • BOSTON, Dec 20- Hedge fund billionaire William Ackman is facing mounting pressure as his high-stakes bet against nutrition and weight loss company Herbalife enters its second year, but for now, his investors look ready to stick with him.

  • BSG Resources is battling for the right to develop half of the Simandou deposit in Guinea, one of the world's largest untapped iron ore resources. The government of Guinea, which is running a review of mining contracts allocated by previous administrations, says BSGR bribed officials to win a 2008 licence to develop the promising deposit.

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