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  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Barclays Plc is entitled to about $6 billion of disputed assets as part of its hurried purchase of much of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's brokerage unit at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a federal appeals court ruled. Barclays won court approval to buy much of Lehman's brokerage business at a Sept. 19, 2008 hearing overseen by U.S.

  • Asia a hard sell for Russian firms seeking cash Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    *Flows of Russian wealth to Singapore rising. *Banks in Singapore are clamping down on who they let in. New sanctions imposed by Washington and Europe over the Ukraine crisis have prompted firms such as VTB- Russia's second-largest bank by assets- and Gazprombank to look east for new sources of funding.

  • July 30- Total global commodity assets under management rose to $325 billion in June 2014 from $317 billion in May 2014, Barclays Capital said on Wednesday. "We estimate that there was a small net inflow of around $300 million into commodity investments during June," the bank said.

  • COURT: PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF RUSSIA WAS "TO BANKRUPT YUKOS AND APPROPRIATE ITS VALUABLE ASSETS".

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Some of the biggest global investors have started to pull back from riskier fixed-income assets even as the Federal Reserve keeps on a green light for risk. Loomis Sayles, GAM, and Standish are among those who say U.S. investment grade and high yield corporate bond prices have gone too far, making returns less compelling.

  • *Iraq, Ukraine tensions support safe haven bonds. Conflict in Iraq and Ukraine supported the bloc's safest assets, but with borrowing costs for its weakest states still near record lows there was little evidence that investors' were closing riskier bets.

  • The answer will determine what is left for Genco shareholders after its lenders and other creditors are repaid. Financial advisers at Blackstone, which was retained by Genco to value the company, argued the shipper was worth between $1.36 billion and $1.44 billion based on the market value of its ships and other assets.

  • INSIGHT-Alstom loss is PR win for new Siemens chief Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    *Siemens CEO earns praise for shrewd moves in Alstom battle. On Friday, the French government announced it had chosen U.S. conglomerate General Electric over Siemens and its bidding partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the contest to acquire the energy assets of Alstom.

  • *Shell to focus on Gorgon, Prelude LNG in Australia. MELBOURNE, June 17- Royal Dutch Shell launched a long-anticipated sale of most of its stake in Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Tuesday, looking to reap about $5.7 billion as it moves to focus on developing its own gas assets in Australia.

  • Under Basel, banks can determine how much debt they can take on by using their own models and computer systems to calculate how risky their assets are, among other methods. In other words, the Basel rules give banks a chance to monkey with their risk models to boost profit.

  • MOSCOW, May 29- Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank by assets, reported an 18 percent slide in profits on Thursday and more than doubled its provisions for bad loans, hit by the Ukraine crisis, a falling rouble and an economy flirting with recession.

  • MOSCOW, May 29- Sberbank, Russia's biggest bank by assets, reported an 18 percent slide in profits on Thursday and more than doubled its provisions for bad loans, hit by the Ukraine crisis, a falling rouble and an economy flirting with recession.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Sidelined Fed a boon for emerging markets Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    May 21- U.S. interest rates are staying low for quite some time, a backdrop which should, all else equal, favor emerging markets. The taper has become reality, and yet, amid signs of economic weakness from Europe and the U.S., market interest rates have dropped and the bid for riskier assets has generally been relatively good.

  • LONDON, May 16- Emerging markets are among the biggest beneficiaries of a fresh rush for riskier assets by yield-hunting investors but almost indiscriminate demand today may be sowing the seeds for a bigger sell-off in future.

  • *Agrees to sell certain US assets for about $600 mln. *Sees 2015 capital spend $5.5- $6.0 bln, higher than 2014 forecast. May 16- Chesapeake Energy Corp, the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer, said it expects to raise more than $4 billion this year from asset sales and by spinning off its oilfield services division.

  • RPT-YOUR MONEY-How wealthy families blow their assets Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 6- The basis of modern financial management rests on the promise that you can pass along what's left to future generations. A new survey from Merrill Lynch of wealthy families who have more than $5 million in investable assets attempts to find the obstacles in the road to sustainable wealth.

  • YOUR MONEY-How wealthy families blow their assets Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 6- The basis of modern financial management rests on the promise that you can pass along what's left to future generations. A new survey from Merrill Lynch of wealthy families who have more than $5 million in investable assets attempts to find the obstacles in the road to sustainable wealth.

  • May 1- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc's quarterly profit more than doubled as operating expenses fell and investors poured more money into its funds. Legg Mason said total assets under management rose 3.3 percent to $701.8 billion as of March 31 from the preceding quarter. Legg Mason has witnessed net outflows in seven of the last ten quarters.

  • Russia-themed mutual funds bruised by sanctions fears Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, April 24- Russia- themed equity funds have sunk to the bottom of performance league tables as international tensions over Ukraine and fear of tougher Western sanctions hurt the value of Russian assets.

  • *AstraZeneca jumps 6.3 pct on M&A talk. The STOXX Europe 600 health care index rose 3.2 percent as AstraZeneca rallied on speculation about a bid approach from U.S. major Pfizer, while a deal to swap assets boosted GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis.