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Dr Matthew Partridge

Matthew graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then did an MSc, followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics.

He has previously written for a wide range of publications, including the Guardian and the Economist, and also helped to run a newsletter on terrorism. He has spent time at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and the consultancy Lombard Street Research.

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US stockmarkets

Apple’s coronavirus warning rattles markets

Apple has warned that disruption in China caused by the coronavirus will hit first-quarter revenues.
20 Feb 2020
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Reforms at HSBC are not radical enough

Banking giant HSBC plans to go back to its roots to boost shareholders’ returns. But investors are not impressed.
20 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: John G. Bennett Jr’s Ponzi scheme

John G. Bennett Jr's classic Ponzi scheme cost his investors $135m and ended him ten years in jail.
18 Feb 2020
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Credit Suisse boss tossed overboard

Credit Suisse Group has sacked its CEO, Tidjane Thiam, after his position became untenable.
13 Feb 2020
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UAE hospital group NMC is in poor financial health

Already under fire from short-sellers, the group now admits it may have misled investors about its ownership structure. Matthew Partridge reports
13 Feb 2020
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Spread betting

Boeing's share price plummets: here's how to play it

Boeing shares have fallen by a third this year. But there could be worse to come. Matthew Partridge explains how traders should play it
10 Feb 2020
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Google looks for new growth business as results disappoint

The share price of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, fell by 4% this week after sales growth was lower than the market had expected.
7 Feb 2020
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BP boss raises the oil giant's dividend ahead of his departure

Bob Dudley, the departing CEO of oil giant BP, has given shareholders a parting gift by raising the dividend. But they would be happier if oil prices …
7 Feb 2020
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Features

Great frauds in history: Peter Clowes’s bondwashing scheme

Peter Clowes's "bondwashing" scam cost investors £190m, and led to a ten-year prison sentence.
5 Feb 2020
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Great frauds in history: Robert Vesco’s dubious schemes

Robert Vesco looted IOS, a Swiss fund of funds, and the funds it ran by having them invest in a web of banks and shell companies that he himself owned…
5 Feb 2020
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Just Eat’s merger with Takeaway.com delayed

The £6.2bn merger between food delivery giants Just Eat and Takeaway.com has hit a hitch.
30 Jan 2020
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Is Bayer a bargain stock despite the litigation surrounding Roundup?

The German chemicals group Bayer’s lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller could throttle its profits. But is the gloom overdone? Matthew Partridge repor…
30 Jan 2020
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Trading

Trading: catch this coach company

Bus and coach operator National Express has expanded into promising markets abroad – and it looks cheap
28 Jan 2020
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Great frauds in history: BCCI – Agha Hasan Abedi’s dodgy bank

To all appearances, BCCI – set up by Agha Hasan Abedi – was a legitimate bank. But it was a haven of crooks and criminals, and went bankrupt owing inv…
27 Jan 2020
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Fever-Tree's share price falls to a three-year low as the gin boom cools

Shares in drinks and mixers group Fever-Tree have fallen to a three-year low.
23 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Blood on the high street as retailers suffer their worst year ever

Last year was the worst on record for the sector, and Christmas trading brought little cheer. Matthew Partridge reports.
23 Jan 2020
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How to play the galloping growth of the gaming sector

Digital games have become so popular that the market is now bigger than both the television-streaming and film industries. Yet years of expansion stil…
23 Jan 2020
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Great frauds in history: Sergey Mavrodi’s Ponzi scheme

Sergey Mavrodi turned his computer import business into a financial investment scheme and plundered hundreds of millions of dollars.
23 Jan 2020
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Stockmarkets

Boeing’s bleak future

Aircraft maker Boeing’s nosedive has accelerated this week owing to emails highlighting its toxic corporate culture. Matthew Partridge reports.
16 Jan 2020
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How to profit as tobacco stocks go up in smoke

Philip Morris International is the most vulnerable stock in the embattled tobacco sector. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to play it.
14 Jan 2020
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Great frauds in history: Reed Slatkin’s Investment Club

Reed Slatkin studied with Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard and became an ordained minister in the cult 1975. He used his position to set up an unl…
13 Jan 2020
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Will the Fiat-Chrysler/PSA mega-merger work?

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot’s owner PSA are tying the knot to tackle the structural upheaval in the car industry. Matthew Partridge reports.
26 Dec 2019
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Great frauds in history: John Rigas and Adelphia

John Rigas and his family embezzled at least $1bn from their company, Adelphia, wiping out shareholders.
20 Dec 2019
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Cineworld heads to Canada with purchase of Cineplex

Cineworld's purchase of its Canadian rival Cineplex will allow it to tap the $770m annual revenues from the Canadian box office.
19 Dec 2019
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Stocks and shares

IFF’s DuPont takeover could prove a tasty dish

Food flavourings giant IFF has just spent $26.2bn on DuPont’s nutrition and biosciences business in its bid to become the giant of the flavourings and…
19 Dec 2019
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How my 2019 spreadbetting tips fared

Matthew Partridge reviews performance of his 2019 spreadbetting tips. This year’s winners include Bellway, JD Sports and Taylor Wimpey.
17 Dec 2019
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Great frauds in history: Joel Steinger and the Mutual Benefits Corporation

Joel Steinger and the Mutual Benefits Corporation specialised in selling viaticals, shares in the life-insurance policies of the terminally ill.
16 Dec 2019
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Saudi Arabia's Aramco IPO falls short of expectations

Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant, has finally made it to market. But the regime struggled mightily to get it there. 
12 Dec 2019
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Yet more trouble at Tullow Oil

Tullow Oil shares have plunged to a 16-year low after the company slashed its annual production forecast.
12 Dec 2019
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Great frauds in history: Takafumi Horie and Livedoor

Takafumi Horie used Enron-style dummy partnerships to inflate the revenue and operating profits of his company Livedoor.
11 Dec 2019
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Betting on politics: some safe Labour bets

Matthew Partridge outlines a few flutters on what should be safe Labour seats in the general election.
10 Dec 2019
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Yet another clanger at Ted Baker as it overstates its inventory by £25m

Ted Baker, the struggling fashion retailer, saw its share price fall to a ten-year low this week after it admitted that it had overstated the value of…
5 Dec 2019
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DS Smith will deliver: here's how to play the share price

Packaging group DS Smith is profiting from the online retail boom. Matthew Partridge explains how traders can play the share price.
3 Dec 2019
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Betting on politics: don't put your money on the SNP

Scottish voters are strongly opposed to another independence referendum, says Matthew Partridge. That opens up a few tasty punts against he SNP.
29 Nov 2019
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Can LVMH make Tiffany shine?

LVMH has clinched a deal to buy the jewellery group Tiffany & Co for $16.6bn, marking the largest takeover on record in the luxury sector. But is the …
28 Nov 2019
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Uber’s London roadblock will be good for the competition

Ride-hailing app Uber has been denied a new licence to operate in London. This is excellent news for rivals. Matthew Partridge reports
28 Nov 2019
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