Positive earnings news and a round of M&A activity drove equity markets higher yesterday

The NASDAQ was also able to rally with the broader composite index up over 2%.  The buoyant mood carried over into Asia  where the Nikkei is up 210 points.  Aussie markets have finis »


Dow Jones Indexes and AIG launch commodity forward indexes

Dow Jones Indexes, and AIG Financial Products Corp. have launched three new commodity forwards versions of the Dow Jones - AIG Commodity Index. »


CACEIS is awarded AA-/stable/A-1+ rating from Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's has attributed AA- (long term), stable outlook, and A-1+ (short term) ratings to CACEIS SAS. »


Comment: Will Landers, Fund Manager MLIIF Latin American Fund: Mexico and Brazil elections: Implications for markets

Will Flanders at Merrill Lynch examines the implications for investors of the recent presidential election in Mexico and the forthcoming election in Brazil. »


The Hedgeweek Interview: Nick Mann, founder, Oberon Asset Management: Taking an ethical approach to capacity

Nick Mann discusses Oberon Asset Management's strategies in its area of key competence, the Japanese markets. »


ABX.HE provides investors with vintage exposure to home equity ABS

ABX.HE, an innovative synthetic ABS index of US home equity asset-backed securities, was rolled into its second series on 19 July 2006. »


Markets gave back some more of their recent gains on Friday

The lack of an early settlement to the Middle East crisis made investors more cautious once more.  Wall Street finished Fridays session down around 55 points whilst Nasdaq finished lower for the »


The Hedgeweek Interview: Robin Bowie, Dexion Capital: Standing apart in the fast growing world of listed closed ended alternative investment companies

Robin Bowie, founder of Dexion Capital, outlines the trend towards listed closed ended investment companies and highlights Dexion's unique position in this expanding sector.< »


Siller takes on Baring EMEA Absolute Return Fund

Matthias Siller is joining Barings from Raiffeisen Capital Management, an Austrian investment management company with highly rated EMEA products. »


Eurex to launch Spanish and Swedish equity options in November

Eurex will expand its product portfolio to include Spanish and Swedish equity options from November 2006. »


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