Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Beijing slams the brakes on Ma’s ‘record’ Ant Group market debut

THE HONG Kong stock exchange has announced that the market debut by Jack Ma’s tech giant Ant Group has been suspended. The Ant Group listings...
Jack Ma

Jack Ma’s Ant Group goes for the world’s biggest IPO

ANT GROUP, Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s mobile payment and tech firm, hopes to raise more than $34bn in the world’s biggest IPO. That would break...
Bitcoin broken in half

It ain’t half easy to see why the value of Bitcoin is rising

By Hal Williams THE CRYPTOCURRENCY world isn’t known for doing things by halves — unless we’re talking about Bitcoin. The most buoyant and respected of the...
Bitcoin halving

‘The halving’ approaches, and all eyes are on the value of Bitcoin

A UK BITCOIN exchange says more people are entering the Bitcoin market in the run-up to the halving in May. A halving (sometimes called a...
Navinder Sarao in court

Rogue trader’s abortive career ends with home detention order

A BRITISH stock market trader who caused a trillion-dollar crash on Wall Street in 2010 has been sentenced by an American court to a...
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Bezos’ billion-dollar bid to boost India’s SME business

AMAZON founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a £770m bid to bring India’s SMEs online. Bezos said his firm will invest the sum —...
Grain elevator

Energy exchange group acquires Nasdaq future and options business

ENERGY exchange EEX Group has announced an agreement with US-based Nasdaq Futures (NFX) to buy its futures and options exchange business. The German-based European Energy...
stock market charts software

Traders want fewer working hours at UK and European exchanges

By Hal Williams EVERY computer programme, algorithm and robot introduced to the workplace theoretically enhances efficiency and cuts the workload — but the real cut...
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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
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Argentina slaps controls on forex in bid to salvage peso

ARGENTINA has imposed capital controls to halt a slump in foreign currency reserves and save the peso. The central bank has set a five-day limit...