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  • Europe ends sharply lower as oil slides; Fed hike eyed Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Joint Economic Committee hearing in Washington, December 3, 2015.

    European equities closed sharply lower on Monday as oil and commodities continued to slide, while investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this week.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 5- UBS Asset Management announced on Thursday that it has created an entity in the Shanghai free trade zone to raise private funds in China to invest overseas via China's Qualified Domestic Limited Partner scheme. On the one hand China is trying to cautiously open its capital account to allow more outward portfolio investment flows, seen as key to...

  • China tells some fund managers to stop selling stocks Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 9:23 PM ET
    An investor in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, September 2, 2015.

    Many are now asking whether Chinese officials are willing to tolerate volatility in China's turbulent stock markets, the NYT reports.

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING Sept 7- China's foreign exchange reserves posted their biggest monthly fall on record in August, reflecting Beijing's attempts to halt a slide in the yuan and stabilise financial markets following its surprise move to devalue the currency last month. China's reserves, the world's largest, fell by $93.9 billion last month to $3.557 trillion,...

  • *CSI index closes down 3.4 pct, Shanghai down 2.5 pct. Looking to draw a line under wild gyrations in Chinese equity markets, which have fallen 40 percent since mid-June, China's securities regulator said it would take more steps to ensure stable markets, while government officials said the worst of the volatility was over. The CSI300 index of the biggest stocks in...

  • *Man Group chairwomen Li denies she was taken into custody. SHANGHAI Sept 7- China's policymakers and regulators tried to soothe the country's jittery markets on Monday, promising deeper financial market reforms and stressing the economy was showing signs of stabilizing, as stocks resumed trading after a four-day long weekend. Looking to draw a line under...

  • *China regulators investigating stock market volatility. SHANGHAI, Sept 1- Investigations by Chinese authorities into wild stock market swings are spreading fear among China- based investors, with some unsure if they are simply helping with inquiries or actually under suspicion, executives in the financial community said. China has unleashed a volley of...

  • China's efforts, not just to manipulate its stock market higher, but to squelch information and intimidate those it sees as threats to its purpose should also scare global investors. The announcement Sunday by China's Ministry of Public Security that 197 people had been punished for spreading rumors about stocks and other issues should scare investors.

  • Europe markets end 3% lower after weak China data Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    European stock markets ended sharply lower on Tuesday after new data from China exacerbated concerns about the outlook for the world's second biggest economy.

  • *China regulators investigating stock market volatility. SHANGHAI, Sept 1- Investigations by Chinese authorities into wild stock market swings are spreading fear among China- based investors, with some unsure if they are simply helping with inquiries or actually under suspicion, executives in the financial community said. China has unleashed a volley of...

  • LONDON/ BEIJING Sept 1- Shares in British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc fell more than 6 percent in early trade on Tuesday following a report that the head of its China unit had been taken into custody as part of a probe into the country's recent market volatility. Bloomberg reported on Monday that Man's China chairwoman, Li Yifei, was helping authorities...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 1- London nickel sagged on Tuesday, tracking losses in China after demand jitters pummeled Shanghai's volatile nickel contract towards last week's record lows, while copper was subdued ahead of a slew of global factory gauges out later in the session. *The most active January Shanghai Futures Exchange nickel contract slipped 0.8 percent to...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. fund managers want less involvement from officials in China in the country's volatile stock markets, even if it means their portfolios take hits in the short run. The head of hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China business has been taken into custody to help authorities in a probe into recent market volatility, Bloomberg reported on...

  • *Helping police probe doesn't infer wrongdoing- Bloomberg. BEIJING/ LONDON, Aug 31- The head of hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China business has been taken into custody to help authorities in a probe into recent market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, while separately a local financial reporter confessed on national TV to having spread false...

  • *Helping police probe doesn't infer wrongdoing- Bloomberg. *Man Group spokeswoman declines comment. BEIJING, Aug 31- Chinese authorities have taken Li Yifei, chairwoman of British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China unit, into custody to help with a police probe into market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- Chinese authorities have taken Li Yifei, chairwoman of British hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China unit, into custody to help with a police probe into market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Li's assistance with police inquiries does not mean she is facing charges or has done anything wrong,...

  • Aug 31- Chinese authorities have taken Li Yifei, the chairwoman of Man Group Plc's China unit, unto custody to help with a police probe into market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Li's assistance with police inquiries does not mean she is facing charges or has done anything wrong, Bloomberg said.

  • Europe closes sharply higher on Greece hope Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a debate on Greece at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 8, 2015.

    European equities closed sharply higher on Thursday, with the hope that Greece would submit concrete proposals to creditors later that day.

  • Europe stocks end mixed as Greece discussions continue Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    European markets ended mixed on Friday, with investors reacting to fresh economic data amid continued uncertainty over Greece.

  • Hedge fund robots are crushing their human rivals Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    David Winton Harding, founder and president of Winton Capital Management

    Computer algorithm-led hedge funds produced stellar returns last year, beating most gut-driven human money managers.