GLOBAL MARKETS: Markets crunch time

Optimism that vaccines are on the way to end the coronavirus pandemic has been a major factor in this year’s US stock resurgence

GLOBAL MARKETS: Let the chips fall

Nvidia has agreed to buy SoftBank Group’s chip division, Arm Ltd, for $40bn, taking control of some of the most widely used electronics technology in the ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Behold the whale

Shareholders in SoftBank wiped nearly $9bn off its market value this week after revelations that the Japanese conglomerate was the mystery "whale" that had ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Ticking time bomb

Uncertainty continues to dog the sale of TikTok, the social media app owned by Chinese media company ByteDance, which has become a pawn in a geopolitical ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Leaping lumberjacks

Lumber prices have soared 104% this year — almost four times gold’s percentage increase — to $828 per thousand board feet

GLOBAL MARKETS: Lost decade, again?

Japan was hit by its biggest economic slump on record in the second quarter — growth sank 27.8% — as the pandemic emptied shopping malls and crushed demand ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Hot but unbothered

The US is a clear outlier in terms of public scepticism of the threat of climate change, according to a survey

GLOBAL MARKETS: No light in Germany

German business sentiment deteriorated more than expected in August

GLOBAL MARKETS: I’m goin’ to Jackson

Central bankers will gather at their annual Jackson Hole as warning signals from financial markets add to rising pressure to come up with ways to support the ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Big oil, big deal

Saudi Aramco will take a 20% stake in Reliance Industries’ refining and petrochemicals business, marking the energy giant’s latest expansion into the Asian ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Currency mayhem

US currency accusation has driven an even bigger wedge between the world’s largest economies

GLOBAL MARKETS: Sterling pounded

Sterling’s slide to $1.24 on Tuesday was its weakest level against the dollar since April 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS: Branson’s Galactic pitch

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic plans to go public via a New York cash shell led by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya

GLOBAL MARKETS: Legoland a go-go

Merlin Entertainments is to be acquired in a £6bn deal by the Danish billionaire family that controls toymaker Lego, Blackstone and a Canadian pension fund

GLOBAL MARKETS: Cryptocrackdown

Cryptocurrency exchanges will be subjected to rules to prevent digital coins such as bitcoin being used for money laundering

GLOBAL MARKETS: Shoppers play ball

US retail sales increased in May and sales for April were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending