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  • EU throws down gauntlet to U.S. over derivatives Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    *Transatlantic tug-of-war over derivatives continues. LONDON, June 27- The European Union said it will help build a seamless global market in financial derivatives by accepting rules used in five countries, adding the United States would get the green light too if it showed flexibility.

  • *Foreign central bank auction participation declines. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. Bids totaled $60.5 billion for a decent 2.88 bid-to-cover, versus 2.63 in April and an average of 2.65.

  • SHANGHAI, June 8- China's imports of major commodities fell in May from the previous month, official customs data showed on Sunday, as companies scaled back on orders after robust shipments in the previous months caused a supply overhang. High stocks and a poor import arbitrage also kept buyers away, "said Lian Zheng, a base metals analyst at Xinhu Futures.

  • Whether it be copper from Chile, oil from the Gulf or soybeans from Brazil, it all has to be shipped to consumers. Over the last decade more and more of that flow has been heading to China to feed the country's insatiable demand for the commodities it needs for industrialisation and urbanisation programmes.

  • *WH Group seeks up to $1.9 billion in revised IPO. HONG KONG, April 23- WH Group Ltd, the world's biggest pork company, has cut its Hong Kong IPO by two thirds as market volatility and rich valuations turned investors off the deal, a revised term sheet seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.

  • *Gold extends 3- day drop as investors stay on sidelines. LONDON, April 22- Gold extended losses for a fourth straight day on Tuesday as outflows from physical gold funds pointed to weak investment appetite, though a retreat in the dollar took some pressure off prices.

  • *Gold steadies after 3- day drop as dollar retreats. LONDON, April 22- Gold steadied near $1,290 an ounce on Tuesday after falling for three straight days, as a retreat in the dollar took some pressure off the metal, though continued outflows from physical gold funds curbed potential for gains.

  • *Copper, iron ore see double-digit month-on-month growth in March. SHANGHAI, April 10- China's imports of iron ore and copper soared in March from the previous month in anticipation of higher seasonal demand in the world's top metals consumer, though crude oil shipments dropped after three months of high inbound volumes.

  • LONDON, April 7- The oil market has rarely been so quiet. Benchmark Brent has traded in a narrow range of $5 either side of $110 per barrel since the summer of 2012.. Oil prices have rarely been so stable for so long since the 1973 oil shock ended the long period of calm in the 1950 s and 1960 s and ushered in the era of OPEC dominance.

  • LONDON, April 2- Investors are turning their back on commodities as returns from futures, options and other derivatives fail to live up to expectations.

  • TOKYO, March 17- U.S. crude oil rose further on Monday, gaining for a third session in a row, as rising geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia over a referendum in Crimea supported the benchmark contract in early trade.

  • LONDON, March 11- The recent history of copper and iron ore has been all about China. These price swoons have been triggered by the same fears about the China growth story. Both copper and iron ore markets are reacting to a bearish one-two combination of news out of China.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- More client-hungry hedge fund managers are looking to put their investment strategies to work in exchange-traded funds, a move that could exponentially expand their pool of investors but requires them to slash investment management fees.

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  • Hedge Funds Chase Greek Debt     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.

  • Are 'wacky' ETFs causing the volatility?     Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:51 PM ET

    Scott Burns of Morningstar weighs in on whether leveraged ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

  • Greek Tragedy Ending?     Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    A look at Greek banks and whether more mergers are on tap, with CNBC's Guy Johnson.

  • Ponzi Schemes Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    How much do you know about modern-day Ponzi schemes? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Upsets Hit Merger Arbitrage Investors Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:31 AM ET

    Merger arbitrage investors are braced for a second consecutive month of losses with a string of unexpected upsets leading to a difficult period for the hedge fund strategy, the FT reports.

  • Put-Call Parity Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.