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Iceland: The country that became a hedge fund

CNNMoney.com – On a gloomy morning in early August, more than a month before Wall Street and the world’s financial system seized up, a senior aide to Iceland’s Prime Minister paid a visit to the Russian embassy in Reykjav√≠k to […]

Asia plunges futher into financial chaos

Telegraph.co.uk – A move by US and European central banks, as well as by central banks in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea, to slash borrowing costs has failed to reassure investors. "It’s impossible to predict the bottom, […]

Financial Services Authority threatens heavy fines for short-sellers

The City’s regulator has threatened to impose unlimited fines on investors that breach its new rules on betting against UK bank shares amid a flurry of late disclosures by hedge funds. The warning came yesterday as Gordon Brown promised new […]

PM turns attention to world poverty

Independant – Gordon Brown will hail a new £1.5 billion drive to eradicate deaths from malaria in the developing world by 2015 at an emergency United Nations summit on world poverty and disease. The initiative, to develop a vaccine and […]

Papers turn on hedge fund managers

BBC UK News – "They hunt as a pack and can bring down financial systems" says the Daily Mirror, describing the hedge fund managers widely blamed for bringing down HBOS. The decision to halt short selling of bank shares – […]

Putin Denies Knowing of Banned Hedge Fund Manager Bill Browder

Bloomberg – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he’s “never heard of” Bill Browder, founder of the hedge-fund firm Hermitage Capital Management Inc. who has been barred from Russia since November 2005. “I never heard of that name before,” Putin said […]