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Seeking an edge, short-sellers turn to behavioural analysis

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SINGAPORE - When Muddy Waters unveiled a short position on Noble Group last week, it didn't just scrutinise the commodity trader's accounts. It also hired a behavioural analysis firm run by former CIA staff to analyse how Noble's executives talked on a recent earnings call.

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Emerging shares seen lagging developed countries for 5th straight year

LONDON - The roaring stock market rallies of the United States, Japan and Europe show no sign of reaching most emerging markets, where lacklustre economic growth and company profits point to a fifth straight year of lagging performance.

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History shows UK markets shrug off elections

LONDON - Three weeks ahead of an election that seems likely to produce no clear winner and trigger a bout of political uncertainty, the temptation for foreign investors to cut and run from British assets should be intense.

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United States loses sparkle as Europe shows signs of hope

FRANKFURT - Investors will cast a wary eye on the latest gauges of the United States' economic health this week, while troubled Europe shows early signs of turning the corner.

Post-election standoff may still wrong-foot sterling investors

LONDON - For British businesses concerned that May's election could trigger big swings in sterling, the cost of protection has surged in the past month - and any protracted talks on forming a coalition government could push it higher still.

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Stick with banks and cyclical stocks in run-up to UK election - OMGI's Buxton

LONDON - Investors should hold on to banks and cyclical stocks and use any panic selling around the May 7 UK election to buy up more shares, said one of Britain's best-known fund managers.

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Iron ore in fresh crisis as forward prices crumble

SINGAPORE - Iron ore is veering to a new crisis as prices for future delivery of the commodity slide 30 percent in the space of a month, and its outlook is now more bearish than oil and more dire than ever for miners struggling to just stay in business.

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Looking past commodities slump, Sweden moves a town for a mine

KIRUNA, Sweden - Undaunted by falling commodity prices, a Swedish company will start dismantling and moving the historic Arctic town of Kiruna this month to make way for the expansion of Europe's biggest iron ore mine.

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Shell's BG purchase could be catalyst needed for U.S. shale deals

HOUSTON - Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector.

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Divisions, public pressure push Greek PM into tightrope act

ATHENS - First it was for sale, then the deal was scrapped, then the sell-off was back on and now it is to be a joint venture, or maybe not.

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