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  • Threat of debt writedowns hovers over Ukraine Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    LONDON/ KIEV, Jan 14- The collapse in Ukraine's hard currency reserves to just enough to cover five weeks of imports is threatening big government debt writedowns, rather than mere maturity extensions, being needed to put the country on its feet. A year of revolution and war has crippled Ukraine's economy, pushing the hryvnia currency to record lows.

  • MADRID, Jan 12- George Soros bought into a fundraising by Santander last week, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest bet by the U.S. billionaire on Spanish banks and companies trying to ride an economic recovery. Soros Fund Management took part in Santander's 7.5- billion-euro share sale, completed over several hours last Thursday, with a...

  • Happy birthday, Jeff Bezos: Here's another $1.5M Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns 51 Monday. We look at how fast he accumulated his wealth on a per-day basis, comparing that to other billionaires.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- European equities rebounded on Monday, led by airlines and auto stocks after positive updates by Continental and Lufthansa. Brent crude dropped below $49 a barrel on Monday, around its lowest since April 2009, hit by a global supply glut. "The tremendous oil price collapse is not adequately reflected in the airlines' share prices in my view," said...

  • *Ukraine facing $15 billion funding gap, economists say. RIGA/ BERLIN, Jan 8- The European Union proposed on Thursday offering an additional 1.8 billion euros to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy as Kiev assured Germany it had credible plans to modernise. "Europe stands united behind Ukraine," Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a news conference in...

  • Jan 8- New York's financial regulator sent a subpoena to the Medley Opportunity Fund II last week as he investigates the hedge fund's ties to payday lending, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of Department of Financial Services, is seeking records from the fund on its investments in payday lenders,...

  • Jan 8- New York's financial regulator sent a subpoena to the Medley Opportunity Fund II last week as he investigates the hedge fund's ties to payday lending, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of Department of Financial Services, is seeking records from the fund on its investments in payday lenders,...

  • Tower company Extenet Systems explores sale-sources Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:42 PM ET

    Privately-held Extenet, whose investors include George Soros' Quantum Strategic Partners and tower company SBA Communications, is working with investment bank TAP Advisors to help find a buyer, said these people, who asked not to be named because the matter is not public. Larger competitor Crown Castle is one of the companies interested in the asset, as well as...

  • Key architect of Soros' Herbalife bet is gone Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    George Soros in Jakarta, Indonesia, December, 30, 2014.

    The chief architect of Soros Fund Management's bullish bet on Herbalife has quietly departed.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, which Pimco co-founder Bill Gross started managing in October, attracted an estimated $770 million in November, bringing assets to more than $1.2 billion, according to Morningstar data released on Monday. Last month, Soros Fund Management LLC, which famed investor George Soros chairs, invested $500...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- "The market is not a weighing machine, on which the value of each issue is recorded by an exact and impersonal mechanism," Benjamin Graham and David Dodd wrote in their landmark work on "Security Analysis" in 1934.. Graham and Dodd became the founding fathers of fundamental analysis and had a huge influence on generations of fundamentally focused...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- "The market is not a weighing machine, on which the value of each issue is recorded by an exact and impersonal mechanism," Benjamin Graham and David Dodd wrote in their landmark work on "Security Analysis" in 1934.. Graham and Dodd became the founding fathers of fundamental analysis and had a huge influence on generations of fundamentally focused...

  • MADRID, Nov 27- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is set to become the largest investor in Spanish builder FCC after agreeing to buy top shareholder Esther Koplowitz's part of a $1.3 billion capital increase. But the investment of around 700 million euros in FCC, one of the Spain's top employers, is his highest profile move in the country. In a statement to Spain's...

  • Spain's FCC says no deal with Soros Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:37 AM ET
    George Soros

    Spain's FCC said talks with Soros Fund had finished without closing a deal on any investment.

  • Bill Gross to manage $500 million for George Soros Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Bill Gross and George Soros

    Humbled bond manager Bill Gross just got a vote of confidence from one of the most successful investors of all time.

  • Soros invests $500 million with Bill Gross   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    Soros invests $500 million with Bill Gross

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports George Soros's Soros Fund Management is investing $500 million in an account managed by Bill Gross at Janus Capital.

  • Look who's investing in Alibaba now Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    A trader at the NYSE during the Alibaba Group IPO opening.

    Some of America's biggest and most influential hedge funds are investing heavily in Chinese tech giant Alibaba.

  • The secretive money man who helped the GOP win Saturday, 8 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Robert Mercer in a rare photo at the 2014 World Science Festival Gala, New York City.

    One of the most important Republican donors in America today is a hedge fund manager who keeps a low profile.

  • Wall Street backs GOP horses—with loads of cash Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Wall Street is spending more on the midterms than ever before—particularly in support of the GOP—but it's not from whom you might think.

  • Here's why Brazilian stocks are soaring today Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Presidential candidate Aecio Neves (C) of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and his wife Leticia Weber arrive to vote in general elections in Belo Horizonte, Oct. 5, 2014.

    Arminio Fraga, the man who could become finance minister of Brazil, knows what he wants to do to help that country's economy.