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Saloni Sardana

Saloni is a web writer for MoneyWeek focusing on personal finance and global financial markets. Her work has appeared in FTAdviser (part of the Financial Times),  Business Insider and City A.M, among other publications. She holds a masters in international journalism from City, University of London.

Follow her on Twitter at @sardana_saloni

Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin sells off even as it becomes legal tender
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin sells off even as it becomes legal tender

In a week when El Salvador made bitcoin legal tender, cryptocurrency values fell hard – with one exception. Saloni Sardana looks at the stories that c…
10 Sep 2021
EasyJet rejects takeover bid and announces £1.2bn rights issue
UK stockmarkets

EasyJet rejects takeover bid and announces £1.2bn rights issue

Shares in budget airline easyJet tumbled today after it said it had rejected a rival’s takeover bid and would be raising cash from shareholders and ta…
9 Sep 2021
Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks
Japan stockmarkets

Why now is a great time to buy Japanese stocks

Japan’s stockmarket is riding high after its PM announced he was to step down. But there are still plenty of bargains. Saloni Sardana looks at the rea…
9 Sep 2021
What is Solana and why has the cryptocurrency rocketed this year?
Bitcoin & crypto

What is Solana and why has the cryptocurrency rocketed this year?

Cryptocurrency Solana hit an all-time high this week after rising by around 350% in the last month alone. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on and …
8 Sep 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Saloni Sardana explains why, and looks at what it might mean f…
7 Sep 2021
State pensioners probably aren’t going to get an 8% pay rise next year
State pensions

State pensioners probably aren’t going to get an 8% pay rise next year

The “triple-lock” could in theory mean an 8% rise in state pensions this year. But that’s not going to happen. Saloni Sardana explains what the triple…
6 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency round-up: PayPal taps into UK crypto market and FCA blacklists Binance
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: PayPal taps into UK crypto market and FCA blacklists Binance

In a mixed week for crypto, PayPal taps into the UK market and the FCA blacklists Binance. Saloni Sardana looks at the week in crypto.
27 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction

Markets were holding their breath for most of the week ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium but in the end they cheered Chair Jay Powell's inacti…
27 Aug 2021
What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money
Bitcoin & crypto

What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money

PayPal on Monday announced it is tapping into the UK market by allowing its UK users to buy, hold, and sell virtual currencies. Saloni Sardana assesse…
24 Aug 2021
UK inflation falls to 2%. A temporary dip or a longer-term trend?
Inflation

UK inflation falls to 2%. A temporary dip or a longer-term trend?

Prices across the UK rose by 2% in the year to July. Saloni Sardana looks at what's behind the rise, and asks if it's just s short term dip.
18 Aug 2021
What’s behind BHP’s move from London to Sydney?
UK stockmarkets

What’s behind BHP’s move from London to Sydney?

BHP, the world’s largest mining company, is moving its primary stockmarket listing from London to Sydney. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s going on and …
18 Aug 2021
Regulatory crackdowns drive investors to China’s chipmakers
Chinese economy

Regulatory crackdowns drive investors to China’s chipmakers

Investors are ditching fintech and the big Chinese tech stocks and flocking to semiconductor companies instead. Saloni Sardana analyses why that is.
17 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: yields soften after US inflation data rises less than expected
Economy

The charts that matter: yields soften after US inflation data rises less than expected

The US dollar strengthened this week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
13 Aug 2021
What does China’s Covid Delta outbreak mean for the economy? 
Chinese economy

What does China’s Covid Delta outbreak mean for the economy? 

China is experiencing an outbreak of Delta cases which is considered worse than the initial outbreak in Wuhan last year. Saloni Sardana analyses wheth…
9 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: the dollar strengthens and Delta worries mount
Economy

The charts that matter: the dollar strengthens and Delta worries mount

The dollar strengthened this week as Delta fears resurfaced. Here's how it affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
7 Aug 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Ethereum’s network update kicks in
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Ethereum’s network update kicks in

The price of ether surged this week after the much anticipated “London” update, while the US financial regulator stuck the boot into the sector. Salon…
6 Aug 2021
What Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal means for cryptocurrency investors
Bitcoin & crypto

What Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal means for cryptocurrency investors

The US’s $1trn bipartisan infrastructure agreement contains provisions for raising taxes on cryptocurrency investments. Saloni Sardana looks into the …
4 Aug 2021
Tencent shares dive as China targets video games industry
Tech stocks

Tencent shares dive as China targets video games industry

In its latest crackdown on Big Tech, the Chinese government is taking on the video games industry. That’s caused internet giant Tencent’s share price …
3 Aug 2021
The charts that matter: bitcoin rises and a mixed week for tech
Economy

The charts that matter: bitcoin rises and a mixed week for tech

Tech stocks suffered a volatile week. Here’s how it affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
30 Jul 2021
Robinhood is going public – should you invest?
US stockmarkets

Robinhood is going public – should you invest?

Online stockbroking app Robinhood is going public on the US stock exchange. Saloni Sardana looks at whether it's worth a punt.
29 Jul 2021
Big tech smashes expectations with bumper profits
Tech stocks

Big tech smashes expectations with bumper profits

Big tech companies have reported profits far in excess of expectations, with Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft generating a combined $56.8bn. Saloni Sarda…
28 Jul 2021
What’s behind China’s stockmarket meltdown?
China stockmarkets

What’s behind China’s stockmarket meltdown?

Chinese stocks fell hard for a third consecutive session on Tuesday. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
27 Jul 2021
Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies jumped in price on Monday after a report suggested Amazon will begin accepting bitcoin payments.
26 Jul 2021
Chinese tech firms are moving from listing in New York to Hong Kong. Are they worth buying?
China stockmarkets

Chinese tech firms are moving from listing in New York to Hong Kong. Are they worth buying?

Chinese firms listing on the stockmarket are moving away from the US to Hong Kong after China’s government clamped down. Saloni Sardana looks at what’…
26 Jul 2021
Coal is far from dead. What should investors do about it?
Coal

Coal is far from dead. What should investors do about it?

Coal – the world’s dirtiest fuel – has been a pariah asset for a long time. But there's still plenty of demand for it. Saloni Sardana asks whether it'…
26 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: US and EU impose tougher regulations
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: US and EU impose tougher regulations

Cryptocurrencies have had a volatile week with news of regulatory crackdowns across different continents dominating the news. Saloni Sardana looks at …
23 Jul 2021
What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?
Global Economy

What are central banks planning to do – stay loose or raise interest rates?

Central banks are split on the future of monetary policy and the global recovery. Saloni Sardana looks at the stance of six of the world’s biggest cen…
22 Jul 2021
Bitcoin bounces – but only after dipping below key level of $30,000. What’s next?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin bounces – but only after dipping below key level of $30,000. What’s next?

Bitcoin rose by 6% this morning after dropping below $30,000. Is this the start of a rally, or something more short-lived?
21 Jul 2021
Oil cartel Opec agrees deal to boost oil production – what does it mean for you?
Oil

Oil cartel Opec agrees deal to boost oil production – what does it mean for you?

The world’s major oil producers have agreed to significantly increase production as the price of oil soars. Saloni Sardana looks at the deal.
19 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Twitter founder’s “DeFi” platform
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Twitter founder’s “DeFi” platform

In crypto this week: regulators are getting worried; Jack Dorsey’s bitcoin DeFi platform; and dogecoin’s co-founder lambasts cryptocurrencies.  Salon…
16 Jul 2021
UK employment figures and wages up as recovery gains speed
UK Economy

UK employment figures and wages up as recovery gains speed

The number of British workers in employment is over half a million more than it was this time last year, with weekly earnings rising by around 7% year…
15 Jul 2021
UK inflation hits three-year high as economy opens up
Inflation

UK inflation hits three-year high as economy opens up

UK inflation hit 2.5% in June – the highest since August 2018. Saloni Sardana looks at what's behind the rise and what it means for interest rates.
14 Jul 2021
US inflation spiked in June. Can this really still be transitory?
US Economy

US inflation spiked in June. Can this really still be transitory?

US inflation spiked unexpectedly in June, raising the prospect that this isn't just a transitory post-pandemic phenomenon. Saloni Sardana looks behind…
13 Jul 2021
Is Covid’s Delta variant putting pressure on Europe’s economic recovery?
Economy

Is Covid’s Delta variant putting pressure on Europe’s economic recovery?

Just as Europe was beginning to open up after months of Covid restrictions, the Delta variant is bringing a third wave of infections. Saloni Sardana l…
13 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: $100bn wiped off crypto market value in one day
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: $100bn wiped off crypto market value in one day

It’s been an eventful week for cryptocurrencies, with roughly $100bn wiped off the market on Thursday. Saloni Sardana explains what happened, and roun…
9 Jul 2021
British fintech Wise has hit the market. Should you invest?
UK stockmarkets

British fintech Wise has hit the market. Should you invest?

Fintech company Wise – formerly known as Transferwise – listed on the stockmarket this week. Saloni Sardana looks at whether you should invest.
9 Jul 2021