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  • *Repsol surges on hopes of YPF compensation deal. PARIS, Nov 26- European stocks fell in brisk volumes on Tuesday, as corporate profit warnings and lower-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data spooked investors and kept benchmark indexes within ranges set earlier this month.

  • *Crude prices climb back above $111 a barrel. NEW YORK, Nov 26- World share markets edged lower and the dollar slipped on Tuesday as oil prices climbed amid doubts over the real impact of the Iran nuclear deal and renewed political tensions in the East China Sea.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings and ABN AMRO are among the suitors to place final bids for Societe Generale's Asia private bank, in a $400 million deal, as smaller players exit the region's competitive private banking business.

  • *SocGen's Asia private bank unit manages $13 bln. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse have submitted final round bids for Societe Generale's Asian private bank, which is being valued at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 26- Singapore's DBS Group Holdings, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse are among suitors that have submitted final round bids for Societe Generale's Asian private bank, which is being valued at around $400 million, people familiar with the matter said. A SocGen spokeswoman in Singapore declined to comment.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- A small hedge fund manager turned professional card player who came to fame for a mammoth gold trade two years ago, was fined and banned from some trading for attempting to manipulate oil markets in 2008, the U.S. futures market regulator said on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 26- Capital-starved Asian hedge funds may have got the lifeline they've been waiting years for- investors from China, some of whom are willing to risk very large sums of money. Investors include Zhang Lei, founder of Asia's biggest hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, members of China's wealthy elite and Chinese private equity firms.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- Debate over when the Federal Reserve could trim its bond purchases monopolized market talk this year, but as a new Fed chief takes charge, more participants believe the key theme to emphasize for 2014 is low rates for longer.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 25- China Cinda Asset Management Co Ltd lifted the lid on how Beijing turns bad loans from its banks into profits, issuing a prospectus on Monday for an initial public offering that has reeled in some of the world's biggest investors.

  • BANGKOK, Nov 25- Thailand may struggle to sell a 75 billion baht bond to fund its rice intervention scheme, fund managers said on Monday, risking further delays on payments to farmers.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 24- A group of 10 investors, including Norway's sovereign wealth fund and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, have together committed to buy about $1.1 billion into China Cinda Asset Management Corp as part of its Hong Kong IPO, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- Global financial watchdogs should have more policy tools and powers over firms such as hedge funds to counter the risk of a devastating run on investment banks, the U.S. Federal Reserve's top regulator said on Friday.

  • Nov 22- Herbalife Ltd shares rallied as much as 7 percent on Friday as investors rejected the latest salvo from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who insisted the company is nothing but a pyramid scheme, even though his short position based on that view has cost up to $500 million.

  • LONDON, Nov 22- Investors are going to have to work far harder in 2014 to replicate this year's bumper gains by turning over more trades or pushing out into riskier investments. I think 2014 is going to be tricky, to capture value you're just going to have to be tactical, "said Chris Goekjian, chief investment officer of hedge fund Cheyne Capital.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 22- The planned sale of Societe Generale's Asian private bank, for which final bids are due next week, underscores how high costs are pushing smaller players in the region to make hard decisions on whether to bulk up and or get out of the business.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Oaktree Capital Group LLC, the world's largest distressed debt investor, is among a group of firms buying shares of China Cinda Asset Management Corp as part of its up to $2.5 billion initial public offering, sources said on Friday.

  • Japan's Nikkei ekes out small gains, SoftBank stars Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 1:17 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei eked out minuscule gains on Friday, easing off from an earlier charge to a six-month peak as domestic investors took profits, though mobile operator SoftBank Corp outperformed on news of hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb taking a stake.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 22- Oaktree Capital Group LLC, the world's largest distressed debt investor, is among a group of companies buying shares of China Cinda Asset Management Corp as part of the Chinese company's up to $2.5 billion initial public offering, sources said on Friday.

  • Japan's Nikkei races to 6-month peak, SoftBank stars Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:18 PM ET

    *SoftBank jumps to 13- year high after Loeb reveals stake. TOKYO, Nov 22- Japan's Nikkei scaled a six-month peak on Friday, powered by gains in exporters after the yen slumped to a 4-1/ 2 month low versus the dollar, while SoftBank Corp jumped after hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb revealed a $1 billion- plus stake.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- A top lieutenant at Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors will leave the hedge fund in the new year as the once $15 billion firm converts to a family office, according to a memo sent to employees and seen by Reuters. Sol Kumin, the firm's chief operating officer, will leave SAC in January, the memo from Cohen said.

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