Other Voices: New dawn for Chinese equities as options trading starts... [more]Rollout of Options in China
By: SGX Market Updates
China financial reforms could best be summed up in the late leader Deng Xiaoping’s words, "crossing a river by feeling the stones".
On 9 February, Shanghai Stock Exchange launched China’s first financial options, the SSE50 ETF opti
Gibraltar stock exchange to give access to European... [more]Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Gibraltar's stock exchange - Gibraltar SX - is giving European investors access to funds that don't have a license to market in Europe. The access will primarily focus on Cayman domiciled funds with assets in Hong Kong and Singapore,
SWFs - Kuwait sovereign fund turning its focus from U.S. to EU investments... [more]From Thenational.ae: The Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), the London branch of Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund, is gradually cutting its exposure to the United States in favour of Europe, its chief executive said yesterday.
The KIO a unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), is boosting its
Commodities - Hedge funds resume bearish swing in agriculture bets... [more]From Agrimoney.com: Hedge funds, after a one-week break, resumed their bearish trend of positioning on agricultural commodities, with grains and sugar taking the brunt of the selling. Managed money, a proxy for speculators, cut by more than 30,000 contracts its net long position in futures and optio
Investing - Three top hedge fund bets for 2015,... [more]From CNBC.com: Hedge funds are on track to top $3 trillion dollars in assets this year, with nearly a third of those funds banking on an extra $100 million in brand new money over the next few quarters. The forecast is part of a new Deutsche Bank Alternative Investment Survey, due out Tuesday.
…And Finally - Car thief knocks himself out cold... [more]From Orange.co.uk: A would be car thief tried to throw a brick through a car window only for it to bounce back and knock him unconscious.
The incident, in Drogheda, Ireland, was caught on CCTV video which was later used by police to establish exactly what happened.
The owner of the Merce