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  1. Business - Money - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    European fund managers urge tighter regulations in 'dark pools'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Group of investors urging authorities to better regulate private and anonymous trading Managers seek tighter controls on 'dark pools' European fund managers, ... The responses within the industry have been varied. US bank Wells Fargo recently chose to close its dark pool, citing a lack of demand. But fund managers are trying to find solutions, with some going so ...

  2. Business - Money - AVIATION

    Blackstone loan fund taps revival in luxury jet market

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Orlando, Florida Lenders return to business projected to reach US$280b over next decade Blackstone fund taps revived luxury jet market Blackstone, vying with financiers including Citigroup, is starting a new fund to provide loans for a luxury-jet market projected to reach US$280 billion over the next decade. The fund's creation adds Blackstone, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    A marathon a week to raise funds for charity

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:19pm by Kylie Knott

    ... this month- and all for a good cause. Funds raised will go to Room to Read- the global non-profit organisation that seeks to improve literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world- ... of the group ran five kilometres a day, every day, for the entire 31 days of the month. Those who did not reach the targets were fined, with the funds going to charity. For the May event, HK$30,000 ...

  4. Business

    Joint research initiatives with private sector support university fund raising

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:21pm

    ... JOHN CREMER Running a top university is a fiercely competitive business, with the pressure always on to improve programmes, support research and, in most cases, raise considerable funds ... of the University of California, Berkeley. “Noteworthy too is that public universities were previously at the forefront in taking advantage of federal funding for expansion and research, but we have now ...

  5. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Qatar sovereign fund buys 19.9pc of Sogo operator Lifestyle for HK$4.8b

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:50am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com The HK$4.78 billion sale will give the investment agency a 19.9 per cent stake in Lifestyle, part of a strategy of picking up luxury store names Qatari fund buys into Sogo store opaerator Qatar's sovereign wealth fund is buying a 19.9 per cent stake in Sogo department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings for HK$4.78 billion, its ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former premier, had told people close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that she planned ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Aim of 'non-cooperation campaign' is to block all except livelihood items Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests Pan-democrats have begun a "campaign of non-cooperation" over political reform with the aim of holding up all requests for public funding unless they are related to people's livelihood. ...

  8. Business - Money - DEBT

    Fund managers ready to snap up cheap corporate bonds

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Fund managers ready to feast on cheap bonds In a junk-bond market that has been anything but high-yield for almost two years, the world's biggest debt-fund ... in almost three years. "Credit is a buy here, specifically high-yield" bonds and loans, said Mark Kiesel, one of three managers who oversee Pimco's US$202 billion Total Return Fund ...

  9. News - World - Ebola virus

    UN’s anti-Ebola trust fund massively short of its US$1 billion goal

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:46pm by AP, AFP

    ... AP and AFP in New York and Washington Colombia the only donor so far who gave cash to secretary general Ban Ki-moon's flexible humanitarian fund The UN trust fund for Ebola has barely US$100,000 in cash – just 0.01 per cent of what the world body says it needs to fight the worst outbreak on record – reports said on Friday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the trust fund ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... the five years to 2012, her political funding body spent more than 10 million yen (HK$725,000) on things unconnected to politics, including cosmetics and accessories. It also spent 3.62 million yen ... for supporters. Political funding rules in Japan do not explicitly bar much aside from outright bribery. They are generally interpreted to allow for spending on running offices and promoting individuals. ...




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