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RUSSIAN assets, which are among the most volatile in the world, are bringing hedge fund managers the best returns in emerging markets.

CORPORATE America has its eye on a new target as executives look to tighten their belts amid a slump in profits - and this time shareholders will not like it.

TOKYO'S money market is thawing as banks realise that it is better to pay interest to lend than face the cost of keeping money at the Bank of Japan (BOJ)...

IN 1989, Japanese investors bought Rockefeller Center. Now, they are plowing into the market that finances the subways underneath.

TRADERS wanting to know what November's US presidential election will mean for the US dollar need look no further than the UK...

LESS than a year ago, Brazil's Michel Temer compared then-finance minister Joaquim Levy to Jesus Christ. Now, Mr Temer is acting president and his newly appointed finance minister is already...

THE last time corporate leverage weighed as heavily as it is now on US stock selection, equities were in the grips of a decline that wiped out US$1 trillion in market value.

YUAN forecasters are struggling to agree on how China's central bank would respond to a stronger dollar...

FROM the Dutch tulip craze of 1637 to America's dot-com bubble at the turn of the century, history is littered with speculative frenzies that ended badly for investors...

MONEY MATTERS

THE future - by definition - is uncertain. In the absence of crystal balls, the so-called "free lunch" of diversification has become one of the chief tenets of smart asset allocation policy...