Oil gains as hopes rise for production cut amid coronavirus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil rose on Tuesday amid hopes that the world’s biggest producers of crude will agree to curtail production as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the global economy, Continue Reading

Elliott hedge fund gains in March, up 2.2% for year: client update

FILE PHOTO: Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, speaks at WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake – D1BEUJAQKPAC/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – Paul Singer’s Elliott International Ltd hedge fund gained an estimated 0.1% in March and is now up 2.2% Continue Reading

Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A full airline industry recovery from the coronavirus looks prolonged at best, analysts said, as new data showed international seat capacity had fallen to 23% of last year’s levels and around half the world’s airplane fleet is in storage. FILE PHOTO: A British Airways plane taxis past Continue Reading

U.S. pension funds may pour $400 billion into stocks, lifting virus-hit markets: JP Morgan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. pension funds that delayed rebalancing their portfolios are likely to pump about $400 billion into stocks over the next two quarters, analysts at JP Morgan said, providing a potential boost to equity markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective Continue Reading

Major airlines urge U.S. Treasury to disburse assistance quickly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. airlines asked the U.S. Treasury to move quickly to release up to $58 billion in government grants and loans and recommended a formula to divide up the money. FILE PHOTO: Airplanes are seen parked through a rain soaked window at their gates during a winter Continue Reading

Hedge fund Fir Tree puts $410 million dislocation fund to work

FILE PHOTO: The floor of the New York Stock Exchange. New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – After years of waiting and watching from afar, hedge fund Fir Tree Partners is spending $410 million from its dislocation funds on stocks, pockets of the credit market Continue Reading