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Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street’s record →  August 22, 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) – An index of Asian shares neared a six-and-half-year peak on Friday and was poised for a weekly gain, after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street. Still, investors were cautious ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day at the annual gathering […]

US ‘Ready To Take Action Against IS In Syria’ →  August 23, 2014

The US has said it will not be restricted by the Iraq-Syria border as it considers further action against Islamic State militants. White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes the US stood ready to take action to protect American citizens as the group was more dangerous now than it was six months ago. The […]

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid, Spanish Super Cup: live →  August 22, 2014

Carlo Ancelotti’s Real have never ever lost a competitive two-legged match. Will Diego Simeone and co. change that? I dunno, otherwise I’d tell you and go to the pub. Instead, let’s find out. Kick-off is at 9.30pm. I’m off to get some food. Article source: http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/568303/s/3dc2ce83/sc/13/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Csport0Cfootball0Ccompetitions0Cla0Eliga0C110A511570CAtletico0EMadrid0Evs0EReal0EMadrid0ESpanish0ESuper0ECup0Elive0Bhtml/story01.htm

Citigroup facing restrictions on sales of hedge fund investments: WSJ →  August 22, 2014

John Howe and Old Hill Partners Accused of Harrassment, Intimidation and … →  August 22, 2014

Blackstone Said to Be in Talks to Back New Distressed Fund →  August 22, 2014

Blackstone Group LP is in talks to back a Hong Kong-based distressed fund started by Jason Brown, a former global head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS:US)’s Special Situations Group, said two people with knowledge of the matter. Brown’s Arkkan Capital Management Ltd. will focus on Asian opportunities with the flexibility to invest globally, said […]

London hedge fund executives see pay packets halve as bonuses plummet →  August 22, 2014

Hedge fund executives in London saw bonuses plummet last year, resulting in their pay packets being less than half of what they were 12 months ago. The average bonus paid to a partner or a managing director of a London-based hedge fund stood at £1,236,000 in 2012/13 but this has fallen to £459,000 in 2013/14. […]

Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street’s record →  August 22, 2014

TOKYO (Reuters) – An index of Asian shares neared a six-and-half-year peak on Friday and was poised for a weekly gain, after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street. Still, investors were cautious ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day at the annual gathering […]

Giant Crack Appears In Earth In Mexico →  August 22, 2014

Video footage has emerged of a kilometre-long crack thought to have been triggered by an underground stream in northwest Mexico. The eight-metre (26ft) deep trench opened up last week and severed Highway 26 between Hermosillo and the coast. Captured by Hermosillo Desde El Cielo, the footage was shot by a drone flying along the length […]

AEL Limassol 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Europa League: match report →  August 21, 2014

Pochettino, making his managerial debut on the continental stage, was also frustrated by his own players, with the returning Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho making mistakes in the build-up to Adrian Sardinero’s 14th-minute opener. Off the pace and out of sorts, it did not look like Spurs would have enough to force an equaliser – yet […]

Argentina Presents Plan To Bypass US Court Ruling On Debt Issue →  August 21, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-EFE) — Argentina has a planl to pay bondholders under Argentine law and sidestep a U.S. court ruling that prohibits Buenos Aires from servicing that debt until it settles with a small group of holdout hedge funds. The plan was disclosed by President Cristina Fernandez’s administration on Wednesday. The proposal opens […]