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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS-Wall St rallies on China stimulus ahead of tech earnings
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Eneva suspends debt-servicing payments for a month
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as railways, banks and energy stocks gain
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexico stocks fall over 3 pct; lowest intraday level since April
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Labour maintains one point lead over Conservatives - YouGov
- John Major warns of a Labour-SNP deal - The Times
- Migrants' bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort |
- Conservatives four points ahead of Labour in pre-election poll
- ECB's Draghi confident on return of growth
- Iran still respecting terms of interim nuclear deal - U.N. report
- Britain orders sale of Russian billionaire Fridman's North Sea fields
- New York Times wins Pulitzers for West Africa Ebola coverage |
- Air strike on missile base in Yemen capital kills 25, wounds hundreds |
- China's ICBC to provide $4.3 billion in financing for Pakistan power projects |