|Bid||10.15 x 0|
|Ask||10.18 x 0|
|Day's range||10.10 - 10.19|
|52-week range||9.70 - 13.06|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 19 (Reuters) - Genel Energy (Other OTC: GEGYF - news) said it was confident the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq will continue meeting oil export payments despite tensions with the central government following the region's independence referendum last month. Genel, one of a handful of foreign oil producers in Iraqi Kurdistan, has seen its share price drop nearly a quarter since the Sept. 25 vote for Kurdish independence from Iraq, which the central government and western powers have opposed.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 16 (Reuters) - Hedge funds turned their most bullish on the euro in well over six years last week, betting it will rise in value and put a gloss on what has so far been a mediocre year for returns. The latest futures market positioning data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange show speculators increased their net long euro positions to 98,079 contracts in the week to Oct. 10, the most since May, 2011. Not only is it the most bullish euro positioning in six and a half years, hedge funds and other speculators have only been more euro-bullish 11 other weeks since the currency's launch in 1999.
LONDON, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 2 (Reuters) - Struggling to make money in a world of ultra-low volatility, hedge funds are taking bigger - and riskier - gambles in foreign exchange markets. Futures market positioning data from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows that speculators have amassed their biggest bets on a weaker dollar in nearly five years, and the biggest bet on a higher pound in almost two. Hedge funds are doubling down on their view that the dollar will weaken just as expectations of higher U.S. interest rates surge, triggering a mini-revival for the currency.
Central banks around the world need to watch for the risk that financial firms are caught out by higher interest rates and the scaling back of bond-buying programmes, a Bank of England policymaker said on Tuesday. "Macro (Shenzhen: 000533.SZ - news) and micro-prudential policies need to be alert to and anticipate financial stability risks that might arise as rates rise and central bank portfolios stabilize and then decline," Donald Kohn said in speech. Kohn, a member of the BoE (Shenzhen: 000725.SZ - news) 's Financial Policy Committee which sets financial regulation but not interest rates, was speaking at a conference in Basel, Switzerland.
LONDON/NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) - Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC.L - news) was liquidating its remaining U.S. crude options positions early on Monday, according to two market sources, causing volumes to spike as the British bank closes down its energy business. The investment bank was seen selling all or part of its oil book, causing a surge in volumes in the U.S. crude options market early in the trading session, the sources said. Barclays planned to close its energy business within its 'Macro (Shenzhen: 000533.SZ - news) ' trading division, it said in an internal memo late last year, to focus more on interest rates and foreign exchange businesses.
Many of last year's most successful oil market bulls have seen their winnings dissolve in the first half of this year, as the crude price has wallowed below $50 a barrel despite output cuts by some of the world's largest producers. Three of the top five worst-performing hedge funds in the first half of the year specialise in trading oil, directly or indirectly, according to a list compiled by HSBC.
Debt-fuelled investment in infrastructure and property has underpinned China's rapid growth, but there are concerns that years of freewheeling credit could lead to a financial crisis with global implications...
Hedge funds lost out on Tuesday after British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked markets by calling a snap election, but those led by humans outsmarted those led by machines, in a reversal of fortunes from the Brexit referendum. While computer-driven hedge funds garnered plaudits for their outperformance in the wake of Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union last year, this year's first major test resulted in big losses. Among the most high-profile losers was Connecticut-based investment firm AQR Capital Management's $13.3 billion computer-driven Managed Futures Strategy, which lost 1.1 percent on Tuesday, according to an investor who was told by the hedge fund, representing a loss of more than $130 million.
London-based Gemsstock is seeking to capitalise on strong demand for hedge funds focused on macroeconomic trends as it aims to raise $400 million in fresh capital, documents seen by Reuters showed. "Macro (Shenzhen: 000533.SZ - news) " was the most in-demand hedge fund strategy for investors in the first two months of 2017 and the final quarter of 2016. Gemsstock had closed to fresh investment in June 2016 after raising $800 million since between its launch in January 2014 and last summer, a source close to the firm said.