GLOBAL MARKETS: The big switch

The $1.9-trillion US stimulus programme has added fuel to a powerful upheaval in global stocks, boosting shares in companies that were shunned during the ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Va-va-va voom

Italy’s billionaire Agnelli family has continued its expansion into the luxury sector with the acquisition of a stake in French luxury shoemaker Christian ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Back on form

After years of underperformance, companies with a smaller market capitalisation are rising faster than bigger blue-chip names

GLOBAL MARKETS: Hot commodity

Tin prices have soared to a seven-year high after a manufacturing-driven buying frenzy that has drained physical stocks of the commodity

GLOBAL MARKETS: Mercedes-Benz’s electric dreams

Mercedes-Benz will earn as much from electric cars as it does from its luxury combustion engine models by the end of this decade, its CEO says

GLOBAL MARKETS: Borrower beware

The riskiest companies in the world are enjoying the benefits of the global hunt for higher returns, sending the yield on the dollar-denominated debt of some ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Emerging markets back in favour

Investors have piled billions of dollars into emerging-market assets at the start of 2021 after a banner end to last year

GLOBAL MARKETS: The China phoenix

China’s GDP expanded 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020, a faster rate than before the pandemic and easily outpacing the expected performance of other big ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: In the crypt no more

A planned new US treasury rule aimed at stamping out illicit cryptocurrency transactions has drawn strong opposition from the industr

GLOBAL MARKETS: China rising

Despite a pandemic that began in China, 2020 has transformed into the year it all came together for the country’s capital markets

GLOBAL MARKETS: Ballad of a rich man

Universal Music has acquired Bob Dylan’s entire publishing catalogue in a nine-figure deal, the latest marker of the soaring valuation of music rights in the ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Bewildering bitcoin

Bitcoin is set for a crucial few weeks to show whether its record-breaking rally this year marks a rerun of the cryptocurrency bubble that burst in 2017 or the ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: M&A resurgence

Positive news of a coronavirus vaccine and the conclusion of the US election have emboldened global dealmakers to revisit proposed mergers & acquisitions

GLOBAL MARKETS: Shot in the arm for markets

Global markets roared higher this week after Pfizer and BioNTech revealed a breakthrough in the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine

GLOBAL MARKETS: Lower interest rates for longer

Australia’s central bank has trimmed interest rates to near zero and ramped up its bond-buying plans in an attempt to help its eonomy recover