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Cryptocurrency roundup: Elon Musk, El Salvador and hedge funds – a busy week for bitcoin
Bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Elon Musk, El Salvador and hedge funds – a busy week for bitcoin

Elon Musk U-turns again, World Bank scuppers El Salvador’s crypto ambitions, and hedge funds’ plans to pile in to cryptocurrencies. Here's what happen…
18 Jun 2021
Investors are ignoring the danger of inflation
US second-hand car dealership
Stockmarkets

Investors are ignoring the danger of inflation

US inflation is at its highest in almost 13 years, and UK CPI is rising at its fastest since August 2008. But stockmarkets have shrugged the figures o…
18 Jun 2021
Ramaphosa give investors new hope in South Africa
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa
Emerging markets

Ramaphosa give investors new hope in South Africa

Financial markets in South Africa have cheered up on hopes that president Cyril Ramaphosa will be able to clean up the endemic corruption and economic…
18 Jun 2021
The bitcoin bust looks to be over – for now
Bitcoin sign on a shop in El Salvador
Bitcoin & crypto

The bitcoin bust looks to be over – for now

Bitcoin's mini-bear-market may have bottomed out.
18 Jun 2021
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18 Jun 2021
Didi Chuxing – “China’s Uber” – arrives for New York stockmarket listed
US stockmarkets

Didi Chuxing – “China’s Uber” – arrives for New York stockmarket listed

Chinese minicab company Didi Chuxing has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US.
17 Jun 2021
Why hedge funds are stocking up on cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Why hedge funds are stocking up on cryptocurrencies

Hedge funds are planning to increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies, says a recent report. Saloni Sardana looks at why.
16 Jun 2021
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Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate

Bitcoin jumped to an almost two-week high overnight after yet another tweet from Elon Musk. Saloni Sardana looks at what the “crypto-king” has said no…
14 Jun 2021
What tougher rules for banks holding cryptocurrencies could mean for investors
Bitcoin & crypto

What tougher rules for banks holding cryptocurrencies could mean for investors

Banks holding cryptocurrencies may have to set aside much higher levels of capital to reflect the growing risks of holding them. Saloni Sardana looks …
11 Jun 2021
Anglo American’s coal spin-off Thungela Resources fails to catch fire
Stockmarkets

Anglo American’s coal spin-off Thungela Resources fails to catch fire

Investors have turned their noses up at Thungela Resources, the London-and-Johannesburg-listed South African coal business spun out of Anglo American
11 Jun 2021
The bulls return to emerging markets
Emerging markets

The bulls return to emerging markets

Last month, the MSCI Emerging Markets index outperformed developed markets for the first time since January.
11 Jun 2021
Beware of investing in commercial property
Property

Beware of investing in commercial property

With many companies are planning to adopt a “hybrid” working model once the pandemic is over, the market for office property is facing a reckoning.
11 Jun 2021
A twist in the tale at struggling cinema chain AMC
US stockmarkets

A twist in the tale at struggling cinema chain AMC

American cinema chain AMC may have secured a new lease of life now that it has become the new GameStop. Matthew Partridge reports.
10 Jun 2021
The oil-price rally may run out of puff
Oil

The oil-price rally may run out of puff

The Brent crude oil price hit its highest level since May 2019, fuelled by optimism about economic reopening. But the rally might not last.
9 Jun 2021
Can China's stockmarkets keep surging?
China stockmarkets

Can China's stockmarkets keep surging?

China's benchmark CSI 300 stockmarket index enjoyed its biggest weekly gain in three months recently. Can that continue?
7 Jun 2021
Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?
Bitcoin & crypto

Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?

Dogecoin has risen again but not solely because of Elon Musk. The joke cryptocurrency was added to Coinbase Pro. Saloni Sardana explains what's going …
2 Jun 2021
The bitcoin market is refusing to mature
Bitcoin & crypto

The bitcoin market is refusing to mature

Bitcoin's market capitalisation has risen almost 100 times since 2016, but it remains just as volatile as it was five years ago. That's something that…
28 May 2021
Look beyond Japan’s Olympic omnishambles
Japan stockmarkets

Look beyond Japan’s Olympic omnishambles

Japan's insistence on going through with the Olympics in the midst of the global pandemic has been described as a "suicide mission". But the long-term…
28 May 2021
Look for bargains in European stockmarkets
European stockmarkets

Look for bargains in European stockmarkets

With the continent looking towards a robust recovery and markets at much lower valuations than the US, there are plenty of bargains to be found in Eur…
28 May 2021
The stockmarket's Spac frenzy is cooling
Stockmarkets

The stockmarket's Spac frenzy is cooling

The special purpose acquisition company (Spac) boom is cooling.
28 May 2021
Curtain up at Cineworld as lockdown ends, but threats remain
UK stockmarkets

Curtain up at Cineworld as lockdown ends, but threats remain

Cineworld’s shares rose as people returned to cinemas in their droves. But streaming companies such as Netflix and Amazon aren’t standing still. Matth…
28 May 2021
Credit Suisse’s bankers’ exodus endures
Stockmarkets

Credit Suisse’s bankers’ exodus endures

Senior bankers continue to leave Credit Suisse, after the bank cut the amount of money set aside for employee bonuses.
27 May 2021