GLOBAL MARKETS: Buyback bonanza

Western energy majors are on course to buy back shares at near record levels this year as soaring oil and gas prices enable them to deliver bumper profits and ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Crypto cracks

Sharp price swings in cryptocurrencies are causing "destabilising" capital flows in emerging market

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GLOBAL MARKETS: Bill Gates goes green

A Bill Gates-backed private-public fund is preparing to invest in clean-tech projects worth as much as $15bn in the US, EU and UK

GLOBAL MARKETS: The big flop

Half of the companies that raised more than $1bn at IPOs this year are trading below their listing price

GLOBAL MARKETS: Shell shake-up

Royal Dutch Shell plans to ditch its dual share structure and move its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK, in moves the oil group says will ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Ask the twitterati

Elon Musk has asked Twitter users to decide if he should sell more than $20bn worth of his Tesla shares and pay tax

GLOBAL MARKETS: Turkey breaks ranks

Turkey's central bank governor has argued that recent rate cuts will help to stabilise the plummeting currency and soaring inflation by erasing the country's ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Bury the hatchet

The Kremlin's ambassador to the EU has called on Europe to mend ties with Moscow to avoid future gas shortages, but insisted that Russia had nothing to do with ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: China’s outsize risk

Up to a quarter of the revenues generated by the constituent companies of exchange-traded funds focused on US stocks are derived from sales to China


Power shortages across at least 10 Chinese provinces risk weighing on the country's GDP as factories have had to cut output

GLOBAL MARKETS: Divide and control

Beijing wants to break up Alipay, the 1-billion-plus-user super-app owned by Jack Ma’s Ant Group, and create a separate app for the company’s highly profitable ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Striking crypto gold

International bitcoin ’miners’ are reaping rewards from China’s effective ban on the energy-intensive practice

GLOBAL MARKETS: Still life in China Inc

Investors are piling into Chinese chip, software and biotech groups at a record pace while paring their bets on e-commerce, as they try to align with Beijing’s ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Builders gonna build

Industry bosses are predicting a worldwide construction ‘super-cycle’

GLOBAL MARKETS: Bury that hatchet

Chinese stocks rallied after the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Beijing’s market regulator, called for closer co-operation with the US