* But investors warn against banking too much on positive
LONDON As negotiations become fraught before Britain's exit from the European Union in March, tensions of a different kind are surfacing on the currency markets -- derivatives activity is rising sharply as investors bet on a weaker sterling.
LONDON/COPENHAGEN, Sept 18 Short positions on
Danske Bank shares hit an 11-month high on Monday,
rising 46 percent from Friday, data from industry tracker FIS'
Astec Analytics showed.
LONDON Ryanair faced growing criticism from unions and investors on Friday about how it has handled an industrial relations revolt ahead of its annual shareholder meeting next week when its veteran chairman's position will be challenged.
LONDON British investor Martin Taylor, who closed his $1.5 billion (1.15 billion pounds) hedge fund Nevsky Capital and retired at 46, plans to get back in the market with a fresh perspective and a new firm.
LONDON Gambling software company Playtech should sell off its financial services businesses and focus on gaming, shareholder SpringOwl Asset Management's founder Jason Ader said.
LONDON A leading shareholder in London-listed technology company Telit Communications has called a general shareholder meeting to try and remove CEO Yosi Fait and another director from the board, after the award of a bumper share option payout.
* Seeks removal of directors CEO Yosi Fait and Simon Duffy
LONDON British asset manager Schroders expressed interest in buying CarVal Investors in May but the hedge fund that is owned by U.S. agri group Cargill said it was not for sale, a CarVal executive said.
LONDON A private equity fund run by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has bought a minority stake in multi-strategy hedge fund firm LMR Partners, one source familiar with the matter said on Monday.