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Investors eye top startups as IPO market awakens

Reuters – Investors, encouraged by a growing number of acquisitions and public floats in the past few months, are keeping a close eye on a coterie of promising startups in Silicon Valley. An informal poll of venture capitalists and others […]

Investors eye top startups as IPO market awakens

Reuters – Investors, encouraged by a growing number of acquisitions and public floats in the past few months, are keeping a close eye on a coterie of promising startups in Silicon Valley. An informal poll of venture capitalists and others […]

Gold Falls Hard vs. Dollar as Stocks & Commodities Sink, Faces “Definite Downside Risks”

BullionVault – The Gold Price fell sharply against a strong US Dollar on Monday morning, falling through what one Asian dealer called "technical and psychological support at $942" to record the lowest Gold Fix so far this month at $937.50 […]

Gold ETFs: Hedge funds propel SPDR Gold Trust

Commodity Online – Gold prices had an excellent run last week, led by the extensive fall in the US dollar and strong rally in the equity markets. The rise in crude oil prices also resulted in lifting bullion. The US […]

SFO to investigate banks over mis-selling of complex products

Citywire.co.uk – The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to probe UK banks for evidence that complex financial products were mis-sold to consumers before the recession hit. SFO director Richard Alderman plans to investigate the sale of complicated financial instruments like […]

Bernanke on TV defends aggressive actions

Taping a "Bernanke on the Record" special that will air on PBS this week, the top U.S. monetary policy-maker defended the aggressive, even unorthodox actions taken by the Fed during the long recession and deep financial crisis. "I was not […]

Gold Gains as Economy Outlook Boosts Demand for Inflation Hedge

Bloomberg – Gold climbed in Asian trading as equity gains and an improving economic outlook boosted demand for the metal as a hedge against accelerating prices. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index of equities gained for a sixth day after an […]

ANALYSIS – Wall Street girds to pay more for commods talent

Reuters India – Wall Street, where hundreds of commodity traders lost jobs last year as the recession set in, is on a new hiring phase where banks and hedge funds want to pay top dollar but only to a few, […]

London’s Hedge Fund Alley Tenants Face a Doubling in Tax Rates

Bloomberg – Hedge funds and other tenants in London’s Mayfair and St. James’s district, the world’s second- most expensive business location, face a doubling in property taxes in the next five years, real estate brokers said. Tenants in central London […]

Traditional art fetching good prices in recession

Reuters – Traditional works of fine art are fetching good prices despite the recession as buyers seek security and quality, industry insiders said this week at the Art Basel show. Film star Brad Pitt grabbed the headlines by splashing out […]

Stock futures flat ahead of retail, jobless data

Reuters – Wall Street was set to open flat on Thursday, with investors eyeing retail sales and weekly jobless data for fresh insight into the state of the recession-hit economy. * Investors will watch a 30-year treasury note auction for […]

Hedge funds worried Obama moves could backfire

Reuters UK – U.S. government efforts to revive a sluggish economy have cheered markets since March, but some of the most successful investors around worry these moves may only make the bad times linger. Several hedge fund managers at an […]

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