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  • June 30- Assets of the 100 biggest U.S. public employee pension systems rose a scant 0.09 percent to $3.25 trillion in the first quarter of 2016 from the prior quarter as earnings from investments slowed, U.S. The funds gained $14.4 billion on investments in the first three months of 2016, but that represented a 77 percent drop from the revised $62.3 billion...

  • BEIJING, June 30- The outstanding amount of China's dollar-denominated Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme rose to $81.18 billion as of June 29, from $81.098 billion at the end of May, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday.

  • Britain's government has scrapped plans to sell stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group this year in the wake of the Brexit vote, sources told Reuters.

  • LONDON, June 27- Britain's government has scrapped plans to sell stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group this year in the wake of the Brexit vote, sources said, a decision set to leave a multi-billion pound hole in its finances. However, the market upheaval and economic uncertainty triggered by Britons' vote last Thursday to leave the European...

  • June 22- Investors questioned a plan by Silicon Valley heavyweight Elon Musk for his electric car company Tesla Motors to buy his rooftop solar company SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion, sending Tesla's shares down more than 10 percent on concerns the two would not fit together and a deal would distract Tesla from making cars. However, there were signs that some of...

  • TORONTO, June 21- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages the assets of the country's national pension fund, said on Tuesday it does not expect a proposed expansion to the plan to have a significant impact on its overall investment strategy. It had C $279 billion in assets under management at the end of March and has forecast that will grow to C $300...

  • BOSTON, June 20- Harvard University will rely more on outside money managers to oversee the Ivy League school's $37.6 billion endowment as it scales back on making direct stock picks, it said on Monday. Michael Ryan, head of public markets and absolute return strategies at Harvard Management Co, is leaving and more jobs in the internal equity team will be...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 16- The funding status of U.S. public worker pension plans remained nearly unchanged in 2015, according to a new study. State and local pension plan funding rose from 73 percent in 2014 to 74 percent in 2015, based on actuarial valuations, according to a study released on Thursday by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • *UK referendum on EU membership set for June 23. *Britain faces looming energy supply crunch. LONDON, June 16- A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap.

  • NEW YORK, June 14- U.S. index provider MSCI Inc on Tuesday declined to add domestic Chinese stocks to one of its key benchmarks, concluding that Beijing had more work to do in liberalizing capital markets and delivering a blow to Chinese policymakers hoping to broaden the appeal of their currency. Inclusion could eventually prompt asset managers, pension funds...

  • MSCI H-shares delay

    Sebastien Lieblich, MSCI's MD and global head of index management research, says only one of four issues preventing the inclusion of A-shares in its EM index has been resolved.

  • NEW YORK, June 14- Platinum Partners, the hedge fund firm linked to a New York City corruption scandal, is returning a majority of its assets to clients, according to a person familiar with the situation. New York- based Platinum told investors on a conference call on Tuesday that recent negative media attention and requests for the return of capital had forced it...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 13- The California Public Employees' Retirement System recently bought a stake in a private Indiana toll road with a troubled history, one sign of how popular infrastructure investments have become among U.S. pension funds. Infrastructure- such as roads, bridges, rail, airports, water storage, utilities, and pipelines- has long been favored by...

  • June 13- New York state's employees' retirement fund earned a return on investment of just 0.19 percent in fiscal 2016, it said on Monday, its worst showing since the U.S. recession ended in 2009 and a worrying indicator for other funds. The fund's value also dropped for the first time in seven years to $178.1 billion as it paid out $10.9 billion in benefits during...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 13- The California Public Employees' Retirement System recently bought a stake in a private Indiana toll road with a troubled history, one sign of how popular infrastructure investments have become among U.S. pension funds. The Indiana Toll Road had been acquired out of bankruptcy in 2015 for about 50 percent more than its original 2006 price...

  • TORONTO, June 8- Canada will try to supplement planned government investment in infrastructure with funding from private investors and wants to make the projects attractive to pension funds, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday. There is a lot of opportunity for global capital, "Trudeau said at The Economist's Canada Summit conference in Toronto.

  • TORONTO, June 8- Canada will try to supplement planned government investment in infrastructure with funding from private investors, and wants to make the projects attractive to pension funds, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a conference in Toronto on Wednesday. Trudeau's Liberals won an election in October on the back of a promise to run three...