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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. December 15, 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....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. November 26, 2012

      Olam / Muddy Waters – Blocked off

      What in the world of cocoa, coffee, cotton and cashews is Carson Block up to regarding Olam? One week after the short...

    26. November 25, 2012

      Olam gives critics short shrift

      For a chief executive who has seen his company’s credibility attacked by a prominent shortseller, and its shares...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2012

      The weekender, November 24

      The week in a nutshell on beyondbrics: our most read, five things we have learnt and the week in one chart. This week:...

    28. November 23, 2012

      Olam hits back at Block with libel suit

      Some say Carson Block, the short seller who made his name exposing Chinese corporate frauds, shifted his focus from the...

    29. November 21, 2012

      Complex business makes Olam vulnerable

      In Olam’s annual report, there are pictures of almond orchards in California, a coffee plantation in Laos and workers...

    30. November 21, 2012

      Olam launches Muddy Waters libel case

      Olam has launched a libel suit against Muddy Waters and its founder, Carson Block, sharply escalating its dispute with...

    31. November 20, 2012

      Olam/Muddy Waters – light on details

      Carson Block is upping his game. The founder of Muddy Waters Research has moved on from Chinese forestry groups listed...

    32. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2012

      Muddy Waters vs Olam: from New Zealand, with fudge

      Carson Block of Muddy Waters laid into Singapore-based commodities trading group Olam International at Monday’s Sohn...

    33. November 20, 2012

      Short seller with Olam in his sights

      It was a pitch perfect delivery to a dangerously influential audience: on Monday afternoon, in the bowels of the...

    34. November 19, 2012

      Olam launches defence against Muddy Waters

      Olam, one of Asia’s largest agribusiness groups, has launched an impassioned defence of its integrity after comments...

    35. June 21, 2012

      Evergrande accused of fraud and bribery

      Shares in Evergrande, one of China’s largest property developers, tumbled on Thursday after a US shortseller accused...

    36. April 10, 2012

      Selling Chinese companies short becomes complex

      Having made a killing in 2011 betting against Chinese companies listed in the US, shortsellers are no longer finding it...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 6, 2012

      Sino-Forest suffers another blow

      embed1 Things keep getting worse for Sino-Forest, the Toronto-listed Chinese forestry company that filed for bankruptcy...

    38. March 30, 2012

      Sino-Forest files for bankruptcy protection

      Sino-Forest, the Chinese forestry company plagued by accusations of overstating its assets, has filed for bankruptcy...

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