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    1. May 25, 2015

      Spanish stocks sink on Rajoy setback

      Monday 17.00 BST. Madrid stocks were in retreat as Spain’s ruling party suffered its biggest local election setback in 24...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Tobam: ‘I promise to deliver zero alpha’

      Yves Choueifaty is a man on a mission. His yearbook photo, from the high school he attended in Beirut, was captioned: “If...

    1. May 22, 2015

      HK watchdog on defensive after $36bn Hanergy and Goldin losses

      Hong Kong’s watchdog has defended its policing of the markets after a week that saw three companies lose a combined $36bn in...

    2. May 15, 2015

      S&P 500 inches to record closing high

      Friday 21:00 BST. Renewed concerns that the US economy was lacking momentum helped prompt gains for Treasury bond prices and...

    3. May 11, 2015

      S&P warns on DuPont’s creditworthiness

      DuPont’s creditworthiness could be hurt if Nelson Peltz, an activist investor, succeeds in gaining board representation at...

    4. May 1, 2015

      Small-cap funds in surprise performance dip

      More than half of actively-managed UK equity funds underperformed during 2014, new research shows, as investors continue to...

    5. April 29, 2015

      Stock valuations are no help in timing trades

      How can we value the stock market, and how can we time our entrances to it and exits from it? And are these questions...

    6. April 27, 2015

      Conduct and litigation charges a ‘way of life’ for British banks

      The spectre of past scandals will continue to haunt British banks, according to Standard & Poor’s, which predicts conduct...

    7. April 23, 2015

      Amazon tops forecasts with 15% sales rise

      Amazon has disclosed that its fast-growing technology subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, is also one of its most profitable...

    8. April 22, 2015

      Investor returns are all about the timing

      Timing the market is difficult. Our emotions make it even harder to get right. As a result, most of us — particularly retail...

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      April 22, 2015

      Saving Trader Sarao

      Picture the scene in the London borough of Hounslow on Tuesday lunchtime, as police moved in to arrest one Navinder Singh...

    10. April 15, 2015

      Challenging times await US junk bonds after banner run

      When financial market parties end, the worst hangover usually resides with buyers of junk bonds. The party lights may still...

    11. April 9, 2015

      Noble Group: trading glances

      Stare hard at something long enough: lines begin to blur and shapes change. Analysts have looked intently at the accounts of...

    12. April 8, 2015

      UK banks stem domestic loan losses

      UK banks’ losses from domestic loans plummeted last year to “exceptionally low” levels, in a trend that is expected to...

    13. March 31, 2015

      Healthcare and techs to seal quarter gains

      It was a choppy ride but US equities ended the first quarter of the year slightly higher as strong gains from the healthcare...

    14. March 25, 2015

      Hungary: forint affairs

      “Trust Fidesz” proclaimed Hungary’s ruling centre-right party in the elections last October. After four years of expensive,...

    15. February 28, 2015

      WoodMac considers £1.6bn takeover bids

      Wood Mackenzie, one of the world’s leading energy consultancies, has received competing takeover offers that value the...

    16. February 3, 2015

      Probe into Moody’s deepens after S&P agrees $1.4bn settlement

      US authorities are stepping up their investigation into whether Moody’s inflated ratings on mortgage derivatives to win...

    17. January 28, 2015

      Standard & Poor’s close to $1.4bn settlement with DoJ

      Standard & Poor’s is close to paying $1.4bn to settle claims it inflated ratings on mortgage derivatives in order to win...

    18. January 21, 2015

      S&P in $77m mortgage securities settlement with the SEC

      Standard & Poor’s, the largest credit rating agency, was misrepresenting the rigour and conservatism of its ratings on...

    19. January 21, 2015

      S&P faces rating suspension in SEC deal

      Standard & Poor’s will be suspended for a year from rating certain commercial mortgage bonds in an $80m settlement with the...

    20. December 16, 2014

      Repsol / Talisman: growing up

      In politics, radicals end up looking reactionary; the reverse is also true. Repsol — after its ugly exit from Argentina this...

    21. December 9, 2014

      Customers face risk of higher charges at ringfenced banks

      New rules designed to protect UK bank customers from investment banking failures run the risk of pushing up charges and...

    22. November 23, 2014

      S&P 500 on verge of topping 2013’s streak of record closes

      The US equity market bull run is on the cusp of eclipsing last year’s streak of record closes, as investors bank on falling...

    23. November 13, 2014

      Twitter given junk bond rating by S&P

      Twitter has received a junk rating for its bonds from Standard & Poor’s, just one day after management tried to woo...

    24. October 11, 2014

      Finnish PM calls for ‘strict discipline’ after downgrade

      Finland’s prime minister has called for “strict discipline” in Finnish society after rating agency Standard & Poor’s cut its...

    25. September 15, 2014

      ‘Ratings shopping’ makes a comeback in the US

      A practice derided for exacerbating the credit boom has returned with a bang as financial firms that sell securitised bonds...

    26. September 14, 2014

      Cash is not king when it comes to acquisitions

      Although mergers and acquisitions have surged in 2014, European companies are rarely spending their cash on deals, a...

    27. September 5, 2014

      Chinese property developers borrow at record pace

      Global investors are lending money to Chinese property developers in record amounts this year, in spite of a deteriorating...

    28. August 29, 2014

      Process of  lending to small businesses must be simplified

      European businesses are still struggling to get credit and their woes are hitting growth. Despite an alphabet soup of...

    29. August 26, 2014

      S&P to offer European ‘ratings lite’ product

      Standard & Poor’s is offering medium-sized European companies a “ratings lite” product that would have less onerous...

    30. August 18, 2014

      Global exchanges line up for KRX stake

      US exchange operator CME Group, Deutsche Börse of Germany and Standard & Poor’s have expressed interest in buying a stake in...

    31. July 23, 2014

      S&P faces securities fraud charges over mortgage ratings

      Standard & Poor’s may face securities fraud charges for ratings given to six commercial mortgage-backed securities issued in...

    32. July 13, 2014

      S&P warns on hidden risks in corporate loan market

      Ultra-low interest rates and a tidal wave of liquidity unleashed by central banks are masking dangers in the market for...

    33. July 9, 2014

      Peer-to-peer lender wins landmark rating

      A sliced-and-diced package of peer-to-peer loans has secured a credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, the first time a major...

    34. July 9, 2014

      ExIm Bank: Boeing and selling

      Principles and politics aside, now may be the opportune moment to kill the US Export-Import Bank. The ExIm Bank assists...

    35. June 30, 2014

      Global capital expenditure by companies still stalling

      An expected pick-up in global capital investment by cash-rich companies has failed to materialise so far this year. Although...

    36. June 16, 2014

      China overtakes US in company debt issued

      China has more outstanding non-financial corporate debt than any other country, says Standard & Poor’s, having overtaken the...

    37. June 11, 2014

      Doubts raised over rating agency reform

      On a Friday night in New York City, the block around the Westin hotel near Times Square heaves with activity. Throngs of...

    38. June 6, 2014

      S&P loses Australia appeal over misleading investors

      Standard & Poor’s has lost its appeal against a landmark court ruling in Australia, which found the credit rating agency...

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