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HSBC to launch first ETF in Europe

Reuters – HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest bank, is to unveil plans to enter into the European exchange traded fund (ETF) market with its first launch, the Financial Times said on Monday. ”We believe our future is linked to indexation […]

US enters Europe’s fund debate

The Australian – The move wades the US into a fierce battle between the UK and other parts of Europe over how tough regulation should be. Some nations, led by Germany and France, are calling for wholesale regulation of financial […]

Is the sun setting on London’s financial reign?

Globe and Mail – Paris, so far, has emerged as the most serious challenger. But Mr. Sarkozy may be his own worst enemy on this file. The reason: He and his German allies are wholesale supporters of the European Union […]

UK FSA Extends Reporting for Short-Selling Financial Stocks

Bloomberg – Hedge funds and other investors who short-sell shares in Britain’s financial companies must continue to disclose their trades, the U.K.’s financial regulator said. A reporting requirement put in place by the Financial Services Authority in January will continue […]

Diamond Hedgers Report Increase in Fund Assets

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Recently launched Codiam Fund, which invests in pre-cut colored diamonds, has reported an increase of 9% in the fund’s net asset value over the first three months of trading. "We launched the fund in difficult […]

Death agony of Thatcher era

Asia Times Online – During the end of the 1970s into the 1980s, British Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the City of London financial interests who backed her introduced wholesale measures of privatization, state budget cuts, moves against labor […]

Government may inject billions into Northern Rock

Reuters – The government is considering injecting as much as 10 billion pounds into Northern Rock to use the nationalised bank to ramp up mortgage lending, the Daily Telegraph reported. The Treasury has yet to make a final decision on […]

Journal of a Plague Year: Faith in Markets Cracks Under Losses

Bloomberg – It has been a year of record misery: the largest bankruptcy, bank failure and Ponzi scheme in U.S. history; $720 billion in writedowns and losses by financial institutions; $30.1 trillion in market valuation wiped out. The biggest loss […]

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