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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Solving the puzzle of uneven globalisation

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... condition. One person who has thought interestingly about these issues is Stephen Jen, a hedge fund manager at SLJ Macro Partners. Jen argues, picking up on points made by economist Paul Samuelson ... relationship between labour and capital. That helps to explain increasing wealth and income gaps and also wage growth suppression in the developed economies. A supporting idea is that globalisation ...

  2. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Fund exemplifies London's reliance on banking and dodgy foreign cash

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... James Saft Property investment fund exposes Britain to risks of dodgy foreign cash amid financial push A leveraged bet on London banking and oligarchs As a symbol of Britain's ill-advised romance with banking and dubious foreign money, a new prime London property investment fund is hard to beat. The investment vehicle from asset manager London Central Portfolio, which ...

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    IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... should also be applied in mobilising the trillions of dollars in public assets held by central banks and sovereign wealth funds, largely as safe liquid assets, to promote growth. ... ministers and central bank governors will gather in Washington this week for the twice-yearly meetings of the International Monetary Fund. Although there will not be the sense of alarm ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... of its sovereign debt, since it was incurred for nefarious purposes that benefit the powerful. What about the fact that the cost of any hoped-for future borrowing soars after a default? ... is not actually sure who owns the French sovereign debt, and he believes no one else is either, because of agnotology- "the deliberate organisation of ignorance". But he alone seems the target ...

  5. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Did Temasek overpay for its stake in AS Watson?

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:13am by Peter Guy

    ... to quickly close a HK$44 billion private deal with Singapore's Temasek for 25 per cent of AS Watson may be convenient for him, but the future could reveal that the sovereign wealth fund overpaid ... were widely traded in a grey market by private funds and investors (which included Li's Horizon Ventures) for years before the deal. This private trading represented the real flotation ...

  6. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Shinzo Abe's reforms too slow when measured in China years

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by BLOOM

    ... the US$1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund to buy the Nikkei. "Having government-controlled pension funds purchase more stocks- in a market that is no higher than it was almost 30 ...

  7. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Digital age launches attack on the wisdom of cabbies

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... management, several large Hong Kong-based firms managed global funds for clients, investing all around the world by phone and fax. Today most funds are managed in the region where they are invested, so fund managers gain experience only in their own local area. The digital age has allowed massive companies to manage a global entity better than ever before so the financial industry ...

  8. Business - Money - COMMENT

    An extraordinary quarter-century in China's stock market

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:48am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... their careers. Their few days of fame were watched by us fund managers with as much interest as we watch Ukraine today. We knew it was important geopolitically, but as China had no stock exchange, it was not of immediate professional interest. The incident was not going to affect our pension fund portfolios much, apart from a short-term wobble in Hong Kong. It is difficult to comprehend, but 25 years ago, ...

  9. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Will Alibaba IPO dash investors' hopes again?

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Peter Guy

    ... or Legendary Pictures, which is seeking closer Chinese ties. Institutional investors must decide if Alibaba is suitable as a core investment or a hedge fund play. The need for effective corporate governance imposes clear standards for each investment in a mutual fund. However, hedge funds can exploit event risk arbitrage opportunities in areas of uncertain or conflicted transparency. Pricing ...

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    China builds rebalancing on weakness in real estate

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by James Saft

    ... transfer of wealth from the state sector to the household sector, it will be impossible for growth rates of anything above 3 to 4 per cent- and perhaps even less- to occur without an unsustainable ... heavily on investment, and with an increasing proportion of that investment funded by debt. So far, so Minsky. While it is true that the quality of investment has fallen, theoretically reducing ...




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