Equities

2019 Articles

US stock markets jump after China hints at stimulus
US stock markets jump after China hints at stimulus
US stock markets have opened significantly higher after China sewed hopes of more stimulus and a rally in government bonds [...]
August 16, 2019
FTSE 100 follows European stocks upwards after it reopens
FTSE 100 follows European stocks upwards after it reopens
The FTSE 100 copied European stock indices and rose sharply this morning when it finally opened after the worst outage [...]
August 16, 2019
Asian stock markets buoyant despite rising trade tension
Asian stock markets buoyant despite rising trade tension
The main Asian stock markets have climbed overnight despite the raging US-China trade war after Beijing hinted at stimulus for [...]
August 16, 2019
European stocks back in red on China trade threat to US
European stocks back in red on China trade threat to US
European stock markets have fallen firmly into the red after China’s finance ministry said the government has to retaliate against [...]
August 15, 2019
Asian stock markets regain ground despite warning lights for global economy
Asian stock markets regain ground despite warning lights for global economy
Asian stock markets have bounced somewhat following a tweet from US President Donald Trump floating a personal meeting with Chinese [...]
August 15, 2019
Beware picking an investment – or a football team – for its glory days
Beware picking an investment – or a football team – for its glory days
Football being what it is, Liverpool’s triumphant Champions League campaign – with that extraordinary semi-final comeback against Barcelona to the [...]
August 14, 2019
European equities fall back after German economy shrinks
European equities fall back after German economy shrinks
European stock markets have fallen into the red this morning after Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter. Read more: [...]
August 14, 2019
US pulls back from applying fresh tariffs to Chinese tech goods
US pulls back from applying fresh tariffs to Chinese tech goods
The Trump administration has pulled back from slapping tariffs on certain products from China such as laptops and mobile phones, [...]
August 13, 2019
Muddy Waters says Burford has ‘same illness’ that doomed Enron
Muddy Waters says Burford has ‘same illness’ that doomed Enron
Muddy Waters redoubled its assault on litigation funder Burford Capital today, accusing the company of having the “same illness” that [...]
August 13, 2019
Global stock markets spooked by Hong Kong and Argentina
Global stock markets spooked by Hong Kong and Argentina
Global investors are having a nervous morning as unrest in Hong Kong drags down Asian stocks and market turmoil shakes [...]
August 13, 2019
Asian stock markets fall as embattled Hong Kong leader urges calm
Asian stock markets fall as embattled Hong Kong leader urges calm
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said the protests that have rocked the city for over two months have caused [...]
August 13, 2019
Shortseller Gotham City piles pressure on under-fire Burford Capital with further criticism
Shortseller Gotham City piles pressure on under-fire Burford Capital with further criticism
Shortseller Gotham City Research has added to the pressure on litigation funder Burford Capital which it described today as “inappropriately [...]
August 11, 2019
US stock markets fall after Donald Trump's words on China
US stock markets fall after Donald Trump's words on China
US stock markets have fallen today after President Donald Trump said his administration was “not ready to make a deal” [...]
August 9, 2019
Listed litigation funders scramble to avoid Burford contagion
Listed litigation funders scramble to avoid Burford contagion
Listed litigation funders have distanced themselves from Burford Capital today, after a short seller attack yesterday sent Burford’s shares on [...]
August 8, 2019