Wednesday's Headlines: Blackrock to Launch Trading Platform

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BlackRock is starting a trading platform, and hiring programmers and other staff for the launch. [Reuters]

Hedge fund Sloane Robinson is starting the new year with a new UCITS III-compliant hedge fund launch. [Finalternatives]

Indian M&A in 2011 may surpass this year's record $71 billion of deals, led by oil and gas, metals and mining companies, according to M&A bankers.


Lavish holiday parties point to a healthy recovery in 2011 according to a new poll. [Daily Finance]