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Cryptocurrency roundup: China’s crackdown intensifies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: China’s crackdown intensifies

Most major cryptocurrencies suffered falls this week as China cracked down even harder, while the Evergrande crisis rattled global markets, including …
24 Sep 2021
Russia's rigged election won’t rattle investors
Emerging markets

Russia's rigged election won’t rattle investors

Russian stocks are soaring, despite last week’s blatantly rigged election.
24 Sep 2021
Iron-ore price fall hits mining stocks
Commodities

Iron-ore price fall hits mining stocks

The iron-ore price hit a record high of over $235 a tonne in May. But it has since fallen to below $100, sparking a sell-off in mining stocks.
24 Sep 2021
Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong

The Chinese government is cracking down on Macau's gambling sector and Hong Kong's property companies.
24 Sep 2021
Evergrande: Chinese property giant spooks global markets
China stockmarkets

Evergrande: Chinese property giant spooks global markets

Global markets fell this week as investors worried about the fate of Evergrande, China’s most indebted property developer, which is teetering on the b…
24 Sep 2021
Are Spacs just for suckers?
Investment strategy

Are Spacs just for suckers?

This year has seen a big boom in activity by special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs) in the US and the Spac craze is spreading to other markets…
21 Sep 2021
How high energy prices are driving up food prices too
Soft commodities

How high energy prices are driving up food prices too

High energy prices aren’t just affecting our heating bills, they’re making food more expensive, too. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
21 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: litecoin blunder, cardano update and bitcoin mining in Laos
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: litecoin blunder, cardano update and bitcoin mining in Laos

Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s biggest stories in the world of cryptocurrencies.
17 Sep 2021
Uranium price is melting up
Commodities

Uranium price is melting up

The price of uranium has hit an eight-year high after being in the doldrums for much of the past decade
17 Sep 2021
Are stockmarkets heading for a fall?
Stockmarkets

Are stockmarkets heading for a fall?

America’s S&P 500 stockmarket index has gained 30% over the past year. Valuations may be high, but that doesn't necessarily mean investors should sell…
17 Sep 2021
Evergrande: China’s epic property bubble hisses air
Chinese economy

Evergrande: China’s epic property bubble hisses air

Evergrande, once the world’s most valuable real-estate group, is now the world's most indebted as China's epic property bubble starts to deflate.
17 Sep 2021
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
China’s new small-cap stockmarket
China stockmarkets

China’s new small-cap stockmarket

China has announced plans to establish a new stock exchange in Beijing that will be aimed at small and medium-sized firms.
10 Sep 2021
Japanese stockmarket enjoys a “Suga rush” as PM steps down
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stockmarket enjoys a “Suga rush” as PM steps down

The Japanese stockmarket has hit a 30-year high following the resignation of prime minister Yoshihide Suga.
10 Sep 2021
Change is coming to the German stockmarket as the Dax index expands
European stockmarkets

Change is coming to the German stockmarket as the Dax index expands

Germany's benchmark Dax stock index is to expand to 40 companies from the current 30 amid a broader shakeup of the German stockmarket.
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
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
Gold regains some of its shine
Gold

Gold regains some of its shine

The gold price perked up this week, hitting a four-week high.
3 Sep 2021
Covid's Delta variant dents Vietnam’s economic growth
Emerging markets

Covid's Delta variant dents Vietnam’s economic growth

Southeast Asia is suffering from its worst wave of Covid infections since the pandemic began. And with just 3% of its population vaccinated, Vietnam's…
3 Sep 2021
Global debt pile reaches war-time levels
Global Economy

Global debt pile reaches war-time levels

Global governments' fiscal support measures has left us with “war-time era” debt levels. A reckoning is inevitable.
3 Sep 2021
So much for the taper tantrum
Government bonds

So much for the taper tantrum

Rather than throwing a tantrum at the prospect of a cut in US monetary stimulus, as confirmed by US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, investors …
3 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