Specialist funds caught in Russia crisis

Investors had pinned hopes on a long natural resources boom

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An employee arranges U.S. 100 dollar notes for a photograph at the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. The dollar dropped to a record low against the Swiss franc and fell for a second day versus the yen after Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. added to concern the fiscal health of the world's biggest economy is slipping. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
What could go wrong with economic forecasts? Frankly, anything, says James Mackintosh

China interest rates rise despite PBoC

Expectations of more easing propel stock market

Consortium plans European stock venue

Plato Partnership aims to raise transparency and lower trading costs

EU toughens up research fee rules

Move to tackle conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency

Fed signals tightening by mid-2015

New ‘patient’ judgment replaces forecast of low rates for ‘considerable time’

High drama looms for high-yield bonds

Next move in market could test central banks’ grip

Man Group buys Silvermine for $23.5m

Deal is the latest US acquisition by the hedge fund manager

Ex-Julie Dean fund shrinks by two-thirds

Schroders says worst of redemptions now over

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Single fund proposed for town hall pensions

Schemes ‘need to merge or risk running out of cash’

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