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Reinsurance revolution alters landscape

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Dangers of the dollar-bull consensus

Bets on further falls for euro and yen near record levels

Spot spin-offs to profit from activists

Credit Suisse screen identifies particular opportunities in Europe

Ukraine’s solvency under renewed threat

Government borrowing costs hit record high

‘Vulture’ hedge funds eye unprotected debt

Attempt to keep forcing payouts from indebted governments

Backing for ‘active share’ disclosure

Metric shows how fund differs from its benchmark

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Carlyle invests in South Africa

Buyout house takes stake in Johannesburg tyre and parts retailer

The bull case for European equities

QE could leave stocks with further to rally than euro has to fall

Traders’ credit market concerns grow

ICMA study reports widespread expectations of a correction

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