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Chipmaker Arm gets a helping hand from Nvidia
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Tech stocks

Chipmaker Arm gets a helping hand from Nvidia

Arm, the British chip designer, is to be sold to a US peer in a record deal for the industry. The consequences will be far-reaching.
21 Sep 2020
Will a stronger euro ruin Europe's rally?
European stockmarkets

Will a stronger euro ruin Europe's rally?

International investors have been buying into European stocks, driving the euro higher. But that surge now risks dampening the recovery that started i…
21 Sep 2020
Indian stocks are due a catch-up
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Emerging markets

Indian stocks are due a catch-up

With India's BSE Sensex index up by 50% since the March lows, local investors appear to have caught stockmarket fever. Foreigners are also joining in …
21 Sep 2020
China’s bulls stampede as recovery gathers strength
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China stockmarkets

China’s bulls stampede as recovery gathers strength

China's benchmark CSI 300 stockmarket index has gained 12% so far this year and is up by 32% since 23 March as the country's industrial and consumer r…
21 Sep 2020
How options traders are driving the stockmarkets
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Stockmarkets

How options traders are driving the stockmarkets

Ordinary investors in the US are increasingly turning to options. And that's making the markets very volatile.
21 Sep 2020
How Softbank went from a tech investor to a big hedge fund
Tech stocks

How Softbank went from a tech investor to a big hedge fund

Softbank, the Japanese technology investor, appears to be gambling rather than investing these days. Shareholders are rattled. Matthew Partridge repor…
11 Sep 2020
The stamp-duty stampede
Personal finance

The stamp-duty stampede

There has been a surge in people wanting to move house before the stamp duty holiday ends next year.
11 Sep 2020

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Indonesia: an intriguing market for investors
Emerging markets

Indonesia: an intriguing market for investors

Indonesia hasn't lived up to the potential shown when president Joao Widodo came to power in 2014. But patient investors may one day be rewarded.
11 Sep 2020
What Warren Buffett sees in Japan
Japan stockmarkets

What Warren Buffett sees in Japan

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway group has spent $6bn on stakes in five Japanese trading houses, despite other investors souring on the world’s thi…
11 Sep 2020
The oil price comes off the boil again
Oil

The oil price comes off the boil again

The oil-price rally has come unstuck, with Brent crude falling back by 12% so far this month to hit a two-month low. 
11 Sep 2020
The cost to small businesses of the return to the office
Small business

The cost to small businesses of the return to the office

The costs of employees returning to the office may be tough for some small businesses to swallow, and there is financial support for back-to-work cost…
11 Sep 2020
The tech-stock bubble starts to hiss air
Tech stocks

The tech-stock bubble starts to hiss air

America’s tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index soared by more than 70% from the March low to the end of August, but September has brought a rare reversal…
10 Sep 2020
The toxic mess at Credit Suisse
Stockmarkets

The toxic mess at Credit Suisse

Swiss regulators are escalating an investigation into a corporate espionage scandal at Credit Suisse.
10 Sep 2020
America’s “tech cash shell” boom
US stockmarkets

America’s “tech cash shell” boom

America's tech companies are eschewing going public through an IPO and opting to use “special purpose acquisition companies” (SPACs) – also known as c…
4 Sep 2020
Is Zoom's profit rise set to slow?
US stockmarkets

Is Zoom's profit rise set to slow?

Zoom, the videoconferencing company, has produced an extraordinary surge in profits and sales. Can it keep up the momentum? Matthew Partridge reports
4 Sep 2020
Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed
Property

Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed

The sudden shift to working from home has left some 75% of office buildings empty. But reports of the commercial property sector's death may be premat…
4 Sep 2020
Matchbox toys are on fire with collectors
Alternative investments

Matchbox toys are on fire with collectors

The children of the 1960s are fuelling a boom in collectable model cars, says Chris Carter.
4 Sep 2020
Jerome Powell’s pivotal moment in monetary policy history
US Economy

Jerome Powell’s pivotal moment in monetary policy history

The Federal Reserve – America's central bank – has said that its inflation target of 2% will now be a long-term average, rather than a rate to be hit …
3 Sep 2020
Rolls-Royce falls to huge loss
UK stockmarkets

Rolls-Royce falls to huge loss

Aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce recorded a £5.4bn half-year loss as the collapse in air travel wiped out demand for its engines.
3 Sep 2020
China adds shine to base metals
Industrial metals

China adds shine to base metals

Metals prices have rallied hard after China's government unveiling plans for new infrastructure building, including railways, power lines and electric…
28 Aug 2020
The race for a coronavirus vaccine heats up
Biotech stocks

The race for a coronavirus vaccine heats up

Biotech shares, led by AstraZeneca, are lifted in the race to come up with a coronavirus vaccine.
28 Aug 2020
Apple sits at the top of the tree after hitting $2trn market capitalisation
Tech stocks

Apple sits at the top of the tree after hitting $2trn market capitalisation

The technology giant has become the first US company to reach a market value of $2trn. But its life may get harder now.
27 Aug 2020