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

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GLOBAL MARKETS: No light in Germany

German business sentiment deteriorated more than expected in August

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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 ...

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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 ...

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GLOBAL MARKETS: Currency mayhem

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

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GLOBAL MARKETS: Sterling pounded

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

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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

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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

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GLOBAL MARKETS: Cryptocrackdown

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

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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

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