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  • DUBAI, May 15- Stock markets in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar will see relatively large one-off inflows of money at the end of May as funds tracking the MSCI indexes adjust their positions in line with updated benchmarks.

  • LONDON, May 15- Big European investors seem to be dismissing warnings from top financial authorities that record low borrowing costs for fragile euro zone countries are unrealistic, as they bet those markets will continue to rise.

  • France will now need 0.5 percent growth each quarter to meet a government forecast of 1 percent growth for 2014, Natixis Asset Management chief economist Philippe Waechter estimated, saying that would be hard to achieve. If we don't achieve it France will not meet its targets for 2014 and 2015. ".

  • *France sells bonds on Thursday. France will now need 0.5 percent growth each quarter to meet a government forecast of 1 percent growth for 2014, Natixis Asset Management chief economist Philippe Waechter estimated, saying that would be difficult to achieve. If we don't achieve it France will not meet its targets for 2014 and 2015. ".

  • LAS VEGAS, May 14- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper sounded a cautious message on Wednesday, telling a ballroom packed with other managers and investors that he was "nervous" about the stock market but that this was not the time to sell.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV, the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • UPDATE 1-Hedge fund mogul Tepper warns: Don't be too long Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, May 14- Billionaire investor David Tepper, who runs hedge fund Appaloosa Management, sounded a cautious note on stock markets on Wednesday and told an audience: "I'm nervous." "I'm not saying go short, just don't be too friggin' long," Tepper, who has one of the best investing records in the industry, said at the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 14- Billionaire investor David Tepper, who runs hedge fund Appaloosa Management, sounded a cautious note on stock markets on Wednesday and told an audience "I'm nervous."

  • HEDGE FUND MANAGER DAVID TEPPER SOUNDS CAUTIOUS NOTE ON MARKETS SAYING "I'M NOT SAYING GO SHORT JUST DON'T BE TOO FRIGGIN' LONG" AT SALT CONFERENCE.

  • AT&T turns to Lazard for advice on DirecTV deal -sources Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 14- AT&T Inc is working with investment bank Lazard Ltd as it negotiates a potential takeover of DirecTV, the country's top satellite TV operator, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • May 14- Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will need to be more diversified to win the attention of one of the youngest, yet conservative, fund managers at Aberdeen Asset Management. Facebook is trading at 37.9 times its forward earnings and LinkedIn Corp at 71.1 times.

  • UPDATE 3-Allianz calls on Pimco to reverse investor flight Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 14- German insurer Allianz has called on its California- based asset manager Pimco to prove itself after investors withdrew a further 22 billion euros in the first quarter, denting group earnings.

  • Morgan Stanley hires senior Barclays executive - NYT Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    May 13- Morgan Stanley has hired a senior Barclays Plc executive, the New York Times reported, citing an internal memo from the U.S. bank. Whitman, who served as the head of mergers for financial institutions at Barclays, joins the recent drain of bankers from the British company as it moves to scale down its investment banking operation.

  • Investors seek over $40 bln from Madoff victim fund Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 13- The overseer of a U.S. fund to compensate victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme on Tuesday said he has received roughly 51,700 claims seeking to recoup more than $40 billion, both totals far higher than expected.

  • LONDON, May 13- The London Stock Exchange Group is in talks with the parent company of Russell Investments about a possible acquisition of the asset management and stock index firm.

  • May 12- The brokerage unit of Stifel Financial Corp must pay a total of $2.7 million to a former head trader who said the firm defamed him and wrongfully withheld his bonus payment, a securities arbitration panel has ruled.

  • LONDON, May 11- The boom years of financial market trading, when banks made unprecedented profits from bonds, currencies and commodities, may be over for good as financial firms realise there will be no cyclical upswing on their dealing desks.

  • BEIJING, May 10- China should reorganize its wealth management industry as it is unduly raising funding costs and encouraging savers to behave like gamblers by chasing after lucrative short-term returns, a deputy governor of China's central bank said on Saturday.

  • May 9- Few if any of the big U.S. pension or college endowment funds appear ready to follow in Stanford University's footsteps and pull their money out of shares of coal miners or other fossil fuel producers.

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- Swiss asset management firm, Swisspartners Group, agreed to pay $4.4 million to the United States to settle a probe over whether it helped U.S. taxpayers evade their federal income taxes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday.