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    1. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Muddy Waters gets bearish on Bank of the Ozarks

      Carson Block, chief investment officer at hedge fund Muddy Waters, said on Wednesday that the fund has taken a bearish...

    2. March 21, 2016

      Casino’s debt rating downgraded to junk

      Casino Guichard-Perrachon has had its debt rating cut to junk status after rating agency Standard & Poor’s followed...

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    1. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Casino cut to junk by S&P

      Casino has had its credit rating cut to junk by Standard & Poor’s, the latest development in a run of bad news for the...

    2. March 8, 2016

      Muddy Waters takes fresh aim at French retailer Casino

      Short seller Muddy Waters has renewed its attack on Casino Guichard-Perrachon, questioning the health of the French...

    3. February 10, 2016

      Loss of another Luxottica chief is a concern for Italy Inc

      Has Luxottica broken a record? Italy’s posh sunglass purveyor has now lost three chief executives in a year and a half....

    4. February 8, 2016

      Casino: rallying cry

      Take that, monsieur le short seller! If one can characterise the stand-off between Muddy Waters, the bearish US...

    5. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Casino shares jumping as it sells stake in Thai hypermarkets

      Shares in Casino Guichard are at their highest level in two months after the French supermarket chain, which last year...

    6. February 2, 2016

      France: The short seller vs the supermarket

      Jean-Charles Naouri represents the quiet face of the French elite. A high-achieving student, he rose through the civil...

    7. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Casino shares dropping as investment grade at risk

      There has not been an awful lot of good news recently for Casino, the French supermarket chain. The group had a...

    8. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Casino beats expectations but still suffers in Brazil

      Casino, the French supermarket chain in the crosshairs of research firm and short seller Muddy Waters, continues to...

    9. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      France's Casino contests Muddy Waters' claims

      Casino has issued a lengthy rebuttal to claims made by the US short seller and research firm Muddy Waters, which last...

    10. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Casino shares still under pressure

      French retailer Casino Guichard is again among the biggest fallers on the Euro stoxx index on Friday, down more than 2...

    11. December 17, 2015

      Muddy Waters sends shares in Casino tumbling

      Shares in French retailer Casino fell by a fifth on Thursday after US short seller and research firm Muddy Waters said...

    12. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Muddy Waters sends Casino shares tumbling

      Shares in French retailer Casino fell over 11 percent on Thursday after US short seller and research firm Muddy Waters...

    13. March 16, 2015

      Short selling’s new sultans take the stage

      In comic books, the masked vigilante carries a double-edged sword as far as the authorities are concerned. The...

    14. February 17, 2015

      Short seller Muddy Waters bets long on Vincent Bolloré

      Muddy Waters, one of the world’s best-known short sellers, has taken its first public long position — saying that the...

    15. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2014

      Camp on camera - II

      Izy talks cryptocurrencies and a future cashless society…   Michael Pettis talks with David about how China will only...

    16. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2014

      Camp AV: your nearly-final warning

      Okay. So you already know that Camp Alphaville is on Wednesday, July 2. And you know we have Carson Block, George...

    17. MBA blog

      June 25, 2014

      Come along to an FT festival

      Are you struggling to study in the library? Do you want to meet economists, investment bankers, strategists and...

    18. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2014

      Camp Alphaville: China panel question bleg

      Camp Alphaville is just over a week away and I’m going to have two hours and a microphone with Michael Pettis, Carson...

    19. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Peace. Love. Higher Returns: Camp Alphaville is on in London on July 2nd featuring, in no particular order: beer,...

    20. FT Alphaville

      May 23, 2014

      Camp Alphaville

      We’re throwing a conference. Expect serious ideas about China, robot disruption, and how markets have gone nuts. Some...

    21. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      Camp Alphaville -- all the details

      We’re throwing a conference. Expect serious ideas about China, robot disruption, and how markets have gone nuts. Some...

    22. February 4, 2014

      Muddy Waters rode shorting wave on Blinkx shares

      Carson Block, the investor known for betting against shares in Chinese companies, revealed on Tuesday that he had...

    23. November 18, 2013

      Olam strategy yet to convince investors

      A year ago this month, Sunny Verghese, chief executive of Olam, faced the biggest crisis in the Asian agribusiness...

    24. October 28, 2013

      NQ: Counting the cash

      Remember that heart-stopping fear when you reach for your wallet and find that it is missing? Investor emotions when...

    25. October 25, 2013

      China web group hits back at Carson Block claims

      A Chinese internet security company that is the latest target of short seller Carson Block has fought back against what...

    26. April 25, 2013

      Olam slashes spending in strategic review

      Olam, the Asian commodities trading house, sought to draw a line under five months of uncertainty by scaling back its...

    27. April 5, 2013

      Olam drops suit against Carson Block

      Asian commodities group Olam has dropped its lawsuit against Carson Block, marking a further retreat from a bruising...

    28. December 17, 2012

      Target groups find ways to fight short sellers

      Targets of short sellers might think a lawsuit is the most obvious weapon to reach for when preparing a counterattack....

    29. December 14, 2012

      China investors grow angry at mud-slinging

      The production line is a whirring mass of rollers, wheels and pipes, monitored by men at computer panels. Forklifts zip...

    30. December 7, 2012

      Block shows off his righteous side

      It is barely two years since Carson Block set up Muddy Waters and made a splash by publicly damning Chinese companies...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 6, 2012

      It's a tough short life

      Muddy Waters’ Carson Block has made some big claims about the companies he and his colleagues have targeted and...

    32. December 5, 2012

      Olam faces questions despite fundraising

      Is Olam, the Singapore agribusiness, out of the woods? Two weeks into a bruising battle against US short seller Carson...

    33. November 28, 2012

      Olam hits back at Muddy Waters allegations

      Olam, the Asian commodity business under attack from short seller Muddy Waters Research, struck back with a robust...

    34. November 27, 2012

      Report catalogues concerns about Olam

      From his Singapore headquarters Sunny Verghese, the Indian chief executive of Olam, had been waiting anxiously for a...

    35. November 27, 2012

      Olam / Muddy Waters – answers please

      Muddy Waters took its name from a Chinese proverb about fishing in unclear waters. It doesn’t get much cloudier than a...

    36. November 27, 2012

      Muddy Waters issues critical Olam report

      Muddy Waters Research, the short selling firm, on Tuesday warned that Olam, the Asian commodity business, runs a high...

    37. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… ALPHAVILLE How Ozzy got his Canuck: Canada’s central bank governer Mark Carney may have played...

    38. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2012

      Muddy Waters (finally) publishes report on Olam

      Carson Block has faced some criticism in the past couple of days (such as from the FT’s Lex) for the week-long delay in...

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